Welcome to  St Pauls!

We are a church in the heart of Banbury. Our passion is Jesus Christ, and whether you know him well or have lots of questions, we would love to keep introducing you to him. Do have a look around the website to get a feel for what we are about.

Holy Week 1


Follow the Blog for info about joining our service online on Sundays or for previous services.

NEW – Families page with lots of different resources.



A note from the vicar to the church family:

Dear friends,

Rejoice in the Lord Always. I will say it again: Rejoice! [Phil.4:4]

In these very different and sometimes difficult days there is much to be thankful for. We deserve nothing from our precious Lord and yet he gives us everything. This includes the privilege of prayer, seeking the Lord and knowing his continuing steadfast love at work among us.

As a church we have been granted the enormous gift of being able to worship together, even seeing one another on a screen. Many of us continue to work hard to remain in good contact with each other and we are confident there is contact with every member of the church family. Day after day we are granted fresh opportunity to demonstrate love for one another and grow in our understanding of what that means, with special attention given to the more vulnerable among us.

We continue to keep this webpage up to date with the latest announcements, and we have set up a Facebook group which will be ‘private’ group with access restricted to church members only. This will act as an online ‘hub’ for us – a ‘one stop’ place where people can find out the latest news, prayer requests and encouragement. This is a forum we might also share ways of doing family worship at home.  If you do not currently use Facebook or have concerns about joining, here are some instructions which we hope will provide reassurance.

Sunday Worship can be accessed on-line so please search this website for how to do it. With previous recordings of the service available (up to two weeks after the event). Do please look at our Sermons page. We will also post items of prayer and word ministry during the week, on the Facebook and website respectively.

Please continue to look after yourself and those nearby. Please follow the government instructions and advice (link), remembering to keep washing your hands with warm water and soap (and stop touching your face!)

Finally, and most importantly, let us be prayerful and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12 v 2). We are living in strange times and perhaps that has made us feel vulnerable or anxious…[Click to continue]


St Pauls Weekend Away

Want to find out more about the Christian Faith?  See “Exploring Christianity


St. Paul’s is committed to safeguard everyone (children and adults) in our care against the possibility of any form of abuse and to care pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.  The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.

Please click here for more information and to see our Parish Safeguarding Policy statement.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from the contacts listed below or if there is immediate danger contact the police on 999.

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer : Stuart Nimmo 01865 208290

Parish Safeguarding Officer : Margaret Clark safeguarding@stpaulsbanbury.org.uk

Local Authority Social Services : 0800 833408

NSPCC : 0808 800 5000                          CHILDLINE : 0800 1111

Please click here for more helpline numbers