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Church during COVID-19 


Please see our home page for latest updates on meeting during Covid-19.
As Covid rates in Oxford have reduced we are now meeting in person again, but please check back regularly (and sign up to our email mailing list via our 'contact us' page) for any updates.
We feel it is important that our services meet everyone's needs especially if they feel unable to meet in person at this present time
Therefore we have been operating 'hybrid services' live on Zoom and in person. 

When we meet in person, things may look slightly different to normal as we continue to help keep our community safe.
We have a full Covid-19 risk assessment operating under Baptist Union and goverment guidance for churches. This includes:
  • We encourage people to wear masks unless medically exempt, or leading worship
  • Hand sanitizer at entrances
  • Sign in system for track and trace purposes
  • Chairs laid out differently to help with social distancing
  • Congregational singing is not currently part of the service, although we are starting to do live music in our services
  • Children's groups not currently meeting in person but we hope to re-establish as soon as possible
  • Coffee served outside on Bonn Square after the service
These measures will be kept under regular review.

 
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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