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Churches Together in Central Oxford CT logo

City Centre Churches are part of CTCO; representatives of each church meet together three times a year to plan events and responses to issues.

Central Churches Quartet

This church has a special relationship with three other churches in the centre:  Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, St Columba’s United Reformed Church, St Michael at the North Gate Church.  These churches regularly share services and plan joint events as well as meeting to talk about our shared response to Justice and Peace issues.

Baptist Union of Great Britain BUGBLogo Colour

The church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Click on the links to read more about the Union, and to read the latest publications

Baptist Union Website

Baptist Times News Round-Up November 2021

Faith and Society Team Update November 2021

Support Services Team Update November 2021

Baptists Together Magazine Autumn 2021

Baptists Together Magazine Summer 2021

Baptists Together Annual Report 2020

This link will take you to news on the Baptists Together Online Shop for books and resource materials
Baptists Together Online Shop

Southern Counties Baptist Association SCBA

The Baptist Union is divided into thirteen regions.  This church is part of the Southern Counties Baptist Association. SCBA is a family of about 150 Baptist Churches spread throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Berkshire

http://www.scba.org.uk/

BMS World Mission BMS-Logo-1

BMS World Mission is a Baptist missionary organisation undertaking holistic work across the world, which the church supports with money and prayer.

www.bmsworldmission.org

Oxford Winter Night Shelter (OWNS) owns-logo

OWNS is a registered charity run by a number of churches in central Oxford to provide shelter for rough sleepers, both men and women, during the winter period in central Oxford,  The OWNS day centre, The Living Room is now open on a referral basis, and it is hoped that COVID regulations will allow a night shelter to operate January to March 2022

https://www.ownsoxford.org.uk/

Regent’s Park College: RPC

Regent’s Park College is a Baptist College in the centre of Oxford, and is one of the 44 Colleges and Halls of the University of Oxford:     https://www.rpc.ox.ac.uk/ 
In November they announced the appointment of a new principal, Jennifer Crook, who is currently the Director of Operations at the House of Commons. More information can be found here: https://www.rpc.ox.ac.uk/next-principal-of-regents-park-college-announced/?fbclid=IwAR2WedZr6jOMRmvP0n5X5dol9YGTUyg_URGGf

The Mint House:   mint house logo

The church is an active partner in the Mint House, Oxford’s centre for restorative practice :     https://www.minthouseoxford.co.uk/


Baptist World Alliance (BWA): BWA-Logo 260x80

Networking the Baptist Family to Impact the World for Christ     https://www.bwanet.org/

Baptist Peace Fellowship

The BPF aims to provide a fellowship for Baptists who find that the use of military force cannot be reconciled with the teaching of Jesus Christ and His acceptance of the Cross.
http://www.baptist-peace.org.uk/

Christian Aid CA

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
http://www.christianaid.org.uk/

The Gatehouse

An Oxford-based charity providing food, shelter and company to Oxford’s homeless and poorly housed population.
http://www.oxfordgatehouse.org/

Teach a Child – Africa teach a child

‘Teach a Child – Africa’ enables orphaned and other vulnerable children from areas with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS to attend secondary school.
http://www.tac-africa.org/

The church also hosts numerous community groups throughout the week.

 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

This church welcomes you!

 

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Who are we?

  • All ages, different backgrounds
  • A mix; visitors, new church members, some with lifetime experience
  • An informal church, accepting people as they are


Coming to a 10.30am Sunday service

  • For directions please see the directions page
  • Aim to turn up around 10.25 a.m. (but sometimes we’re late too!)
  • You’ll be met at the door by a friendly face
  • We are a friendly bunch, if you’re unsure of something, please ask!
  • Please be who you are, not someone you aren’t!
  • Please note that things are a bit different at the moment due to Covid restrictions but you are still assured a warm welcome! Check the latest arrangements on our 'Church during Covid 19' page

What to expect


Our aim: whether you’re looking at Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years,
we want you to be encouraged and inspired by a morning with us.
We hope we will all draw closer to God as a result.
 

Here’s a quick summary:

  • We start at 10.30am with a few notices of coming events, followed by silent reflection
  • The service lasts until about 11.30am
  • Our worship blends Bible reading and prayer with traditional hymns and modern songs
  • Everyone can participate in the worship
  • The average size of our congregation on a Sunday morning is around 50 people
  • At 11am young people go to their own groups, there are also crèche facilities. The church implements a strong Safeguarding policy
  • We have a talk from the bible that is relevant and meaningful to our lives
  • We share the Lord’s Supper together as part of the service (first and third Sundays); we explain this as we take part
  • After our service tea and coffee are served; some services are followed by a lunch
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What we believe


We are a Christian church and believe all can have relationship with God.
We believe this can happen because of Jesus, who invites us to follow him.
 

Is it just Sundays?


Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives that show it. We’re not perfect and we do make mistakes, but we want to make a positive difference in everything we do.
 

For those with disabilities


We aim to be an all-inclusive church and to meet the needs of all who use our building.
Our premises are accessible for those with disabilities. We have a loop for the hearing impaired.
For disabled parking or for other specific needs please contact the church office