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Zenas Heritage Tours are the chosen walking tour partner for the celebrations of Wycliffe's 700th anniversary in Oxford this year!

Oxford's Christian



Upcoming Tours:

Oxford's Christian Heritage walking tour 

Saturday 1 March 2025

10:00 - 13:00

£10 per person

Meet at the Martyrs' Memorial

To book please email:


About Oxford's Christian Heritage Tours:

The city of Dreaming Spires hardly needs an introduction.  Oxford is a city of big ideas, inspiring movements which have shaped Christianity in this country and around the world.

Who will it suit?  

Most groups are mixed in age and background, and will include some who are unsure about the Bible, and the tour will be pitched accordingly.  You have to be physically able to walk between sites. 

What will you see?

On the basic tour, you will see the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Square, the Martyrs Memorial, St Mary the Virgin church, and the Oxford colleges from the outside. We will see sites associated with:

  1. John Wycliffe

  2. William Tyndale

  3. The Oxford Martyrs

  4. John Owen

  5. John Wesley and George Whitefield

  6. John Henry Newman

  7. CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien

Sites included on the more expensive tour are one or more of the Divinity School, climbing one of the dreaming spires, and the interior of an Oxford college


These walking tours typically last 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, the longer tour being recommended with a coffee break in the middle to 'digest the first course'.  Usually available on Saturdays.  Other days may be possible on request.



Private tour groups - see homepage

Public tours - £10 per person


On request:

Please ask if you are interested in bespoke tours e.g. John Wesley's Oxford, or JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, or if you want recommendations for a full day or weekend's activities to include punting, a visit to Blenheim Palace or a tour of the Bible in the Ashmolean.


"Excellent - and I mean really excellent. Some return students said it was the best walking tour they had been on. I would agree. Friendly, engaging, informative, unique. "     


Tutor, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, 2023

"Engaging, pitched at an accessible yet rigorous level... I honestly wouldn't change anything... There's a craft to the way you present to a diverse audience like that. It's faithful, genuinely evangelical and full of grace and truth."                                                                       

Oxford University PhD researcher, 2020

"Thank you for such a wonderful tour today! We really enjoyed it and learned a lot. It was a special treat to see the Tyndale window" 

Reformation tours, Illinois - 2019

Get a taste for the tours and James' Oxford Christian Heritage work in these webinars from his 2020 series"Digging Deeper in Lockdown"


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