Calling all Hooky Christians!

It is an interesting static that out of the 2,500 or so folk living in Hook Norton, only around 2% regularly worshipped in the two Christian churches in the village; St Peter's church and the Baptist church, pre-Covid-19 lockdown! According to the 2011 census, 60% of the population identified as Christian, and yet less than 6% regularly attended church at least once a week, if you believe Wikipedia. So using that statistic, I have been wondering, where do the other 4% of Hooky Christians [Read more...]

Ukraine Conflict – Aid Appeal

This is a cry from the heart.  Ewa Walton, hygienist at the dental practice here, has responded with a challenge to us all in very limited time, to provide items of the greatest need for those in Ukraine and Poland. The greatest needs are...sleeping bags, blankets, warm winter jackets/clothing, nappies, baby wipes and clothes, , baby milk, canned long life food, sanitary items, toiletries, first aid items, etc. Ewa needs any gifts from us to be at the dental practice by 4.30 Thursday, [Read more...]

Renovation Plans Finalised

The Leadership met with Peter Preston (Architect) via Zoom last Friday to review the final specifications for Phase 2. These have been forwarded to the Quantity Surveyor for costing. A planning application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council for the reinstatement of porch doors and improved disabled access as the chapel is within the Conservation Area. This is the final consent needed in order to start the renovation. Once the final costs have been provided by the Quanitity [Read more...]

Why is our church called a Baptist Church?

Because as Christians, we believe in believers baptism. We believe that baptism should follow when someone makes their own declaration of repentance and faith. Jesus gave Christians the Great Commission before he ascended to heaven "“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Matthew [Read more...]