Celebrate Recovery

There is hope for change...

What is Celebrate Recovery?

Hurt, anger, worry, addiction, unforgiveness, guilt, shame, relationship issues; these are just some of the burdens that people carry. Many are finding an answer at Celebrate Recovery.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centred, 12-step recovery programme that is helping to transform lives. It is based on 8 biblical principles which are taught over the course of a year. You can join the programme at any point.

Through structured weekly meetings, Celebrate Recovery offers the opportunity of a new start and ongoing support for those seeking freedom from the hurts, hang-ups and habits that have been spoiling their lives.

Confidentiality and a non-judgemental welcome is assured.

New group starting Mon 16th October: 7:30pm in The Cabin (entry through St Ebbe's Rectory, 1-2 Roger Bacon Lane). 

Contact celebraterecovery@stebbes.org for more information.


Some testimonies from other churches

“I was in despair following an abortion. I’d planned my suicide. CR has saved my life” Izzy

“Following childhood abuse I ‘coped’ through sexual promiscuity, binge drinking and drug abuse. CR has helped me to look to God for healing and the power to change” Elaine

“There has been a real change in the way I deal with other people and my marriage is now stronger – there is a future” Brian

“CR has been my lifeline! I no longer feel isolated. I feel listened to and cared for” Chris

“I am able to address my issues of anger, rage and anxiety because CR is a totally supportive and safe environment” Andrea

“At CR I can be completely myself with no need to strive to meet others’ expectations” Richard

“I was stuck in binge eating. Celebrate Recovery helped me give up control to God and stop relying on my own weak willpower” Jane


What should I expect at Celebrate Recovery meetings?

At the beginning of each session we all meet together for "Large Group Time". We sing a couple of songs to help us focus our thoughts on the Lord Jesus and then there is either a talk or a testimony from someone who has benefitted from the programme.

Later we break into Small Groups which are always gender specific. These groups are led by people who know and have worked through the programme themselves. There are strict guidelines in place to ensure safety and confidentiality. We share our thoughts and feelings about the week’s talk/testimony before moving on to talk about our own recovery journey. Groups do not provide counselling or therapy. The evening ends with a social time which is an opportunity to get to know others.


When and where does Celebrate Recovery meet?

We meet weekly on Monday evenings at St Ebbe’s (Oct-July). Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30 start. We finish at 9.30pm.


Do I have to sign up or pay for Celebrate Recovery?

No - you can just turn up on any Monday evening although it would help if you could let us know you were coming. You can do this by emailing Celebrate Recovery. There is no charge for meetings.


If you would like more information, please contact:

Lizzie Ling

St Ebbe’s Church
01865 240438
Email Lizzie


Copyright ©2017 St Ebbe's Church, Oxford. Registered Charity no. 1127816