Welcome to St Paul’s Banbury

We are a church that is committed to following Jesus Christ, whom we meet in the Bible. We are based in the Oxfordshire town of Banbury.  We meet on Sunday mornings at our church on Warwick Road, in the afternoon at the Sunshine Centre, Bradley Arcade on Bretch Hill and many of our weekday activities take place at our church centre on Prescott Avenue.

At Pentecost, Christians celebrate that our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, sent His Holy Spirit to empower his disciples and the believers. This is the seal of God’s grace to us, through the atoning death of His Son and it assures us of eternal life in Christ. Our future teaching programme will look at the early chapters of the Acts of the Apostles as the early church was inspired and fashioned by the work of the Holy Spirit.

Many of our visitors will know that our late Vicar, the Revd Edward Coombs, passed into glory on 12 September 2015. A tribute has been written by church members for those who may be interested to know more about our remarkable pastor and teacher. This can be found under the ‘About us’ menu.

We had a number of applicants for our next Vicar and interviews took place on 13 April.  We are pleased to announce that our next Vicar will be the Revd Daniel McGowan.  Dan, his wife, Katie and their three children, Emma, Josh and Tom, will move to Banbury over the summer coming to us from a growing church in Morden, Surrey.  Please pray for them as they make the move to us and also for the fellowship they will leaving.

McGowan Dan


Nevertheless, it is our living Lord, Jesus Christ, who leads our church and whom we worship. Come and join us over this exciting year as we learn to grow as His disciples.