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

St John's

Our Building

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The central part of the building, opened in 1958, is a large hall, which is used for services on Sundays and is hired out at other times. This provides seating for at least 100 for services and 80 can sit comfortably round tables for events involving food. The open space and large windows give the hall a very spacious feel and the sprung floor makes it ideal for dancing, exercise classes - or small children running around.

A small meeting room and kitchen/toilet area are accessed from the hall. These are also available for hire during the week.

Entrances to the Hall are wide enough for wheelchairs, push chairs etc. All facilities are on the same level, except for the exit to the rear garden, where a permanent ramp is provided. Toilets include full disabled facilities and a baby-changing unit. A loop induction system is installed and used for all main services.

There is also a large garden at the rear of the building, though this is in need of some tlc.

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The area reserved for church use is at the northern end. This includes a chancel separated from the hall by large wooden screens, vestries and a Lady Chapel, which is used for services during the week. In 2004, this was enhanced by the gift of etched windows, designed by the internationally-known local artist, Nicholas Mynheer.

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Over the years many people have used their skills to create items to enhance and decorate the building. Some of these are tucked away in the "church part" but others are in the main hall for all to see. Of particular note is the Parish Tapestry and the St John the Baptist frontal - see more

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