St John the Baptist Hall Church, Broadway, Kidlington, OX5 1DD

St John's

WELCOME to the Hall Church of St John the Baptist

St John’s is a Hall Church, built in 1957-58 to serve the people in the southern part of Kidlington, where there had been substantial post-war housing developments. It was always intended for both Christian worship and community use and that has continued to this day.


2017 is seeing the exciting development of the Kidlington Community Hub at St John's - set up initally to run and host groups that used to meet at the Kaleidoscope Children's Centre, but with plenty of ideas for future activities for other ages and needs. We already have an "under 5s group" called Little Acorns meeting on Tuesday mornings and Special Stars later on Tuesdays. A new group (now officially called Little Bunnies) started on Mondays from 10th July. From April the Community Baby Clinic and Midwife appointments (see Clinics) have been at St John's on a Friday. Also in our sister church, St Mary's, we have Bouncing Babies on Wednesday mornings and Mothers & Toddlers on Thursdays. We hope more activities will start in the coming months - so watch this space.

St John’s exists to enable its people to follow the example of Jesus in his acceptance of all people with love, concern and understanding for their sake (John 13:34) that together we may come to know the love of Christ.
(Ephesians 3:14-19)

As an "extra" during the summer holidays we will be holding Craft Mornings in August on Thursdays 3, 10, 17, 24, from 10am to 12noon.

For more about what we do and information about forthcoming events, just click here

Visit our Photo Gallery for just a few pictures of our building and events.

The building is available for hire at all times when it is not needed for other activities. Local groups use it for regular activities, especially taking advantage of the spacious main hall, with sprung floor, which is ideal for dancing and exercise classes. It is also available for one-off events, such as family parties, fund-raising events, training meetings etc. For more info see here.