Charlbury Baptist Church

Dyers Hill, Charlbury, OX7 3QD


For more information please contact:
Church Secretary, Kay Colyer - Telephone: 01608 810107
Missioner: Rev. Jean Andrews - 07980 534874
Telephone Church direct (01608) 810964 (ansafone)

Charlbury Baptist Church now has a Facebook page where you can find out more about how we worship God inside and outside of the church building.


(All services commence at 10.30 am, unless stated otherwise)

Children of any age are always welcome at our services.
Please note that Junior Church also starts at 10.30am.

For the next couple of months, the Rev. Jean Andrews is leading us through a series about home and how Jesus explores the subject through the parable commonly known as The Prodigal Son
(Luke 15: 11-32).

Sunday, 2nd September
The Church Family explores the parable for themselves.

Sunday, 9th September
The Homing Instinct
Readings: Genesis 2: 20b-3:7 and Matthew 3: 13-17

Sunday, 16th September (Communion Service)
Working from Home
Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-10 and Matthew 4: 18-22

Sunday, 23rd September
With our brothers and sisters at the Methodist Church, Fishers Lane.

Sunday, 30th September
Home Truths
Readings: 2 Samuel 12: 1-14 and John 8: 31-47

For further information, please contact Jean Andrews 07980 534874.

Our Garden

The big news is that the large fir tree that was causing the wall to become unsafe at the front has been removed (not that I have seen it yet - report to come). This will allow more light and possibly more rain and wind into the woodland garden. We will see how the current plants take to their new environment before moving anything or replanting.

The garden did suffer a little from the lack of rain but, generally, it's been looking OK. We have started to take cuttings from the geraniums and fuschias in readiness for next year. The roses have taken a hit from sawfly and only the ones in pots seem to be thriving so it looks like we will have to dig out the remaining roses and put them in pots including the climber, Schoolgirl. We are also in the process of planting spring bulbs and trimming the Holly.

If we are around in the garden, join us for a cup of tea.

The garden around the church has been registered with the Quiet Garden Movement.
It is available for use by the local community for quiet reflection throughout the year but we would ask that you respect the privacy of our neighbours.

To find out more about Quiet Gardens, visit the Quiet Garden website at
If you would like Rev. Jean Andrews to lead you through a Quiet Hour, which is the equivalent of Christian Mindfulness, Morning or Day then please contact her using the contact details above. However, the garden is not really in use for this at the moment.


Prayer Meeting
Wednesdays at 8.15pm - please phone church secretary to confirm venue.

Bible Study
This restarts on Thursday, September 13th at the church at 7.30pm. We are studying the Epistle to the Romans. The sessions will have a similar format to Alpha and the Bible Course with input from a video and plenty of time for discussion. The sessions finish at 9pm.

Craft and Hobbies
Tuesdays, 2.30 - 4.30 pm at the Belshaw's residence! (Please phone for directions).
Please come & join us, no need for regular commitment, simply good company with refreshments.
Bring you own project or help with projects for the Shoebox Appeal. We will also teach people to knit, crochet or sew if asked.
Further information: Hugh or Joan Tel: 01608 810130


The Church is one of the the local 'drop off & collection points' for the North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank. Donations of store cupboard food (with a 6-month use by date) are welcomed for distribution to families in need within our area. Please do not leave food bags outside the side door as it can be very difficult to exit the church in an emergency if they are blocking the door. Please leave at the side of the door. For further information contact the Missioner.

Please note that all five Charlbury Churches contribute but donations can be received from anyone.

Getting Ready for HARVEST 2018

This year we are doing Harvest slightly differently. We (and St. Mary's) are looking for tools to donate to Tools With a Mission (TWAM). To find out exactly what they do, please look at their websites. We cannot take tools immediately as we have no storage space, but in September we would love to have any old tools that are not broken and that you may no longer require.
So here is the list:

TWAM would like:
Any type of sewing machine and anything to do with sewing - reels of cotton, lace, ribbon, etc.
Knitting Machines that are complete with instruction booklet
Anything to do with hand knitting: knitting needles, wool, cones of wool, patterns.

Carpentry tools; Plumbing tools; masonry and bricklaying tools; electricians tools;
Ironmongery - bolts, screws, hinges, locks, etc.
Motor mechanics tools;
Cobbler/leatherwork/upholstery tools; Blacksmiths tools;
Metal and Engineering workshop tools and machinery including lathes, drills, etc;
Welding machines (MIG and arc); green woodworking tools including adzes, draw knives, froes, etc.;

Gardening tools including electric ones and watering cans, etc.
Manual typewriters

Personal protective wear - gloves and goggles, for example.

Power tools
Fully working IT equipment

Their exhaustive list plus what they do NOT want can be found on their websites and I have put a copy of both lists on the church noticeboard.

The Baptist Church will be open on most Wednesdays and Thursdays for tools to be donated. If this is inconvenient, please telephone Jean on 07980 534874 to arrange a mutually convenient time. NB: She doesn't answer the phone when driving, so please a meassage with your name and number and she will get back to you.


If you would like to hire any of our facilities we should be pleased to hear from you. The Church is suitable for larger groups (chairs rather than pews) and there is a bright room at the side overlooking the garden that would be suitable for smaller groups. There are excellent kitchen and toilet facilities. There is disabled access to the building. Please contact the Church Secretary.

We do hope you will be in touch and look forward to meeting you.

Last updated: Tue 28 Aug

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