Exterior view June 2010 on the eve of the Parish Supper.
“It had long been recognised that St Peter’s needed a parish hall but the financial outlay had made this a dream. For Fr Tolkien the question wasn’t whether we could have a hall, but rather, how much did we want one? If we were willing to do some serious fund-raising he was happy to provide the shortfall.
“The archives don’t show what proportion of the cost was raised by parishioners but, due to Father Tolkien’s amazing generosity, within what seemed a very short time plans were agreed and our hall was a reality.
“This excellent meeting place, the ‘Tolkien Room’ is in constant use and its value to the parish cannot be over-estimated.”
Sara Ruane 2004 - in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the parish.
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Small well-equipped hall and kitchen with the best view in Eynsham and a large car park. The large patio windows open to give a pleasant open air space when the weather is good. Ideal for small children's parties.
a foundation stone on the wall records that it was laid by Reverend John Tolkien, Parish Priest & Benefactor, 23rd September 1994
impressions of the 13th century abbey and village hang on the walls, beneath fragments of the original abbey stones.
Doors to right and left lead to the kitchen and toilets. Inside, the tables are laid for Parish Supper.
The entire south wall is double-glazed, with a number of doors opening into the extensive garden. A very happy Easter Sunday was enhanced by the news that the Tolkien Trust has given St Peter’s £5000 towards the cost of the new patio windows.