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Church Centre

 

The church is committed to offering our facilities to the community.

We have a small collection of meeting rooms and office space available in Central Oxford for occasional use or regular bookings at affordable rates. We offer discounted rates to voluntary groups, charities and religious groups. Many of our rooms are accessible to all, with a lift to floors in some parts of the building.

Our top floor office space (Hinton Hall) has recently been vacated and is available immediately for short term or longer term let – ideal for organisations urgently seeking additional space to comply with social distancing requirements.  We have a Covid-19 risk assessment and related procedures already in place for the premises. 

Please contact the Church Office for more information, to arrange a viewing of the rooms, to check availability or to make a booking.

You can view our current room bookings policy HERE.  All room bookings are subject to adhering to our current room booking rules. Room booking terms and conditions and booking form is available HERE.

We will make every effort to try and accommodate your wishes and make your event a success. If you require a flip chart, projector screen etc please speak to our Church Office.

Free wifi is available in most of the rooms.

Current room booking rates are available HERE

 

 Hinton Hall

A large open plan office situated on the top floor of our premises, accessible via lift and stairs. Also includes a seperate smaller office/meeting room. Door entry system linked to entrance on Bonn Square installed to allow control of visitors, and keyless fob system for regular building users. Includes small drinks making area, server equipment.  Toilets and showers located on floor below, also accessible via lift or stairs.

Room size – Main room = 9-9.8m x 7.5m = 70sqm; Side office/meeting room = 5.5m x 3.2m = 17sqm

Our top floor office space (Hinton Hall) has recently been vacated and is available immediately for short term or longer term let – ideal for organisations urgently seeking additional space to comply with Covid-19 social distancing requirements.  We have a Covid-19 risk assessment and related procedures already in place for the premises. Please contact the church office for further details and arrange to view the office space to see how we might meet your requirements
 

Chapel

The chapel has been used in the past for a wide variety of events, from meetings and concerts to plays and art exhibitions.

The chapel has a seating capacity of 150 people on the ground floor. There is an upstairs gallery, but it has a low balcony which may be unsuitable for certain events. Please speak to our church administrator if you are considering using the balcony for your event.

The church has a PA system (with induction loop to aid those with hearing aids), and organ/grand piano available for suitably experienced musicians. These are available for a small extra charge when hiring the chapel.

Toilets – mens, ladies & disabled toilets on the ground floor.
Available for hourly, half-day or full day bookings.
 

Mint House

A room with great charm and character, previously used as a coffee house. Recently refurbished, and home to the Mint House Restorative Justice Project.
First floor – accessed by stairs only (no disabled access).
Approximate occupancy: 25 people.
Toilets one floor down.
Tea/coffee making facilities.
Available for hourly, half-day or full day bookings.
 
 

Mezzanine

The home of our youth room, overlooking Bonn Square.
A more informal space, ideal for small meetings, with 2 sofas, wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD player, and small seating area
Approximate occupancy: 8 people.
 
 

Kitchen

New for 2021 - we now have a fully refurbished commercial kitchen, which can be booked in conjunction with some of our other faciliities.
Pictures to follow soon!
 

Tidmarsh Hall

A flexible space with seating for up to 80 people in formal rows, 60 at tables.
Ideal for formal or informal meetings, exhibitions, exercise classes, workshops or as a refreshment area in conjunction with other spaces. Has also been used as a rehearsal/backstage area when using the chapel for plays.
Situated on the first floor, accessible by stairs and a lift.
Space: 40 x 26ft / 12m x 8m
Toilets: one floor up or down accessible by stairs/lift.
Small kitchen area suitable for serving refreshments.
Available for hourly/ half-day or full-day bookings.
 

Bonn Square Forecourt

The church owns the ‘flat’ part of Bonn Square, directly in front of the church, and has a management agreement in place with Oxford City Council to manage the whole of Bonn Square together. Groups wishing to hold an event on Bonn Square should contact the Events Office of Oxford City Council (https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20035/events/553/apply_to_put_on_an_event_on_our_land ) for information and advice.

The busy and vibrant square is located in the heart of Oxford, located opposite the main entrance to the new Westgate Centre, which opened in Autumn 2017 (https://westgateoxford.co.uk/).

Sometimes the church gives direct permission to groups to use the flat part of Bonn Square, but this is only given where we have sympathy and support for the event, and feel it overlaps with our own mission. Please contact our church office if you wish an event to be considered (please allow plenty of time as such events need to be approved by the church leadership team).

Weddings


New Road is a beautiful space for weddings. We can provide our own Registrar (at extra cost). Please contact our church office for further details.


Funerals


Please be assured that the church will do its best to assist you at your time of loss. Please contact our church office to discuss your needs. A small charge will apply for the hire of the church.
 

 

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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