Congregation and General Charitable Trust Award

A few years ago, the Congregation and General Chartiable Trust awarded us a grant of £15,000 toward the renovation costs of the chapel, for which we were very grateful. Unfortunately, the grant award had a time limit of two years and we were unable to claim it due to the delays in the start of the project. We reapplied earlier this year and have been awarded an increased grant of £20,000! We thank Congregation and General Charitable Trust for their generosity and promise to complete the [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...]

Renovation Update – 6th October 2021

The architect, Peter Preston, continues to finalise the detailed drawings of the internal works of the chapel. This work is expected to be completed by the end of October when the quanitity surveyor will then price the scope of works. We are hoping to finalise everything ready for the issuing of the tender documents before the end of the year. Here are the latest detailed drawings of the new baptistry, wall panelling and [Read more...]