Charlbury Baptist Church

Dyers Hill, Charlbury, OX7 3QD


For more information please contact:

Church Secretary, Kay Colyer - Telephone: 01608 810107


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.


Sunday, July 7th

A service with Holy Communion led by Rev, John Taylor

Sunday, 14th July

A traditional service led by Mr. Peter Allen

Sunday, 21st July

A cafe-style service led by Mr, Peter Clack

Sunday, 28th July

Service led by Rev. Graham Doel

Our Garden

We are really pleased at the way in which the garden has grown and now looks. The hebe is the best that it has looked for years and all of the roses are finally beginning to settle into their current locations. The hostas are doing well and the rhododendrons are surviving this hot, dry spell by being placed in the shade, Our wildflower garden is attracting the attention of the bees and some newly planted chrysanthemums the attention of every slug in the area!

We suffered our first bit of vandalism last month which was sad as one of the fuschias taken from my late father's garden was in a pot at the front of the church. Someone decided to make it into an ice cream cone by piling up shingle on it. With no light, air or water reaching it this former healthy plant has not recovered from its ordeal and has died. We have to put this all into perspective, as nothing else was damaged and we do have another part of the same plant elsewhere in the garden. Also, this is the first time that we have experienced vandalism in the garden in four years so we can't complain.

The hostas have done well. We are trying to keep the slugs under control by using sheep wool pellets rather than slug pellets and generally, they are doing quite well. We are awaiting our lilies to open. We have created a strawberry patch although I don't think that we will be eating too many of our own strawberries during the Wimbledon fortnight this year.

Don't forget, if we are around in the garden, join us for a cup of tea. We love to be disturbed.

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


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

Bible Study
The Bible Studies finish this month will be resuiming in September.

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.


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.

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