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Salvation Army Citadel

The Salvation Army began its work in Banbury in 1885. The site in George Street (formerly Fish Street) was purchased in 1889 for the sum of £500, and a Fortress-style hall built, completed early the following year. The Hall was renovated in 1939 and the interior was completely reconstructed in 1978/9. The founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, visited Banbury on two occasions and his grand-daughter, Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth re-opened the Hall in 1979. This charming building in the town centre remains the base for Worship meetings and spiritual life together, and for community and outreach work.

School Chapel

Kingham Hill
Kingham Hill was purpose built by the Christian philanthropist Charles Edward Baring Young in 1886. The Gothic style chapel building dates from this time.

South Oxford Baptist Church

New Hinksey

Southam Road Evangelical Church


Springwater Congregational

Rotherfield Peppard
The church constructed of red brick was founded in 1775 and known as Providence Chapel, later becoming Peppard Congregational Church. It has subsequently been renamed Springwater. It is alleged to be the oldest congregational chapel in Oxfordshire.

SS Gregory and Augustine

The Church of SS Gregory and Augustine was founded in 1911.

The architect was Ernest Newton, a much admired member of the Arts and Crafts movement. The fabric of the church is very little changed from the time of its foundation.
Pevsner describes it as ”Small and stuccoed. A rectangle, white, with a cupola. W. window with a gently double-curved head. Plaster tunnel-vault inside with tie beams.”

SS Leonard and James

The church building dates from 12th Century and has been extended over the centuries.The south aisle arcade (1180); the bell tower was added early in the 13th century; the arch to the south chapel is 14th century and all the windows of the south aisle are Decorated Gothic. In the 15th century a clerestory was added to the nave and a rood screen and rood loft were built across the nave and aisle. A chantry chapel was demolished 1530. There is a large 16th century inserted in the north wall of the nave. All the other windows in the north wall are Perpendicular Gothic. In 1867–68 the church building was restored, the chancel and south porch were rebuilt and the height of the chancel was increased.

SS Mary and Berin


SS Mary and John


SS Mary and Nicholas

Grade II* listed.

C19 origins. Building materials consist of coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings and a steep pitched tiled roof.

Central features include a four bay aisleless nave, chancel, tower and a vestry to the north.

The nave contains lancets, including one with plate tracery. There is another triple lancet east window with dogtooth ornament and shafts. The tower contains two-light windows with plate tracery.


Richly carved oak screen of C20 but in C15 style. There is also a C13 stone font.

SS Nicholas and Swithun

The small medieval church is reputed to be the sixth smallest Parish Church in the country. The present church was rebuilt c.1500 when the village was revived after the Black Death.

SS Peter & Paul


SS Peter and Paul

Grade I listed.
Origins in C13. Cruciform plan. Building materials consist of coursed and random limestone rubble with limestone ashlar. Sheet metal roof with stone slates to transepts.
Windows date from C13 to C15 and include various decorated designs and different styles of tracery.
The porch is C15 but was moved in C19 from its original central position to the west end.
The tower over crossing features late C13 windows, a polygonal stair turret to the south-west and a corbel table to a crenelated parapet.

Late C14 stalls with bench- end carvings. The piscina is C13. The north wall of the chancel has a C15 two-bay arcade with a C15 screen and door. The pews in the nave are probably C19.
The north aisle features a C15 piscina.

SS Peter and Paul

Botley’s Church of England church of St Peter and St Paul on West Way, built in 1958 is one of four in its benefice which reaches outside the historic ecclesiastical parish to include St. Frideswide, Oxford and St. Margaret of Antioch, Binsey and has close ties to other denominations including the Calvery Chapel, the Botley Baptist and Roman Catholic Churches.

SS Peter and Paul

This large medieval cruciform church, with a north and south transept, dates back to the 12th to 14th centuries .

The church doesn’t face east but north-east, which accords with the Templar’s practice of aligning churches with sunrise on the Patronal Saint’s day, 29th June for the Saints Peter and Paul.

A major reconstruction came when the Victorian Restorers and one, E.G.Bruton, worked on Broadwell in 1873. He stripped the medieval plaster and paintings off the walls and reroofed the nave, chancel and transepts with a steeper pitched roof.

SS Peter and Paul

Church Hanborough
The Church of England parish church of Saints Peter and Paul was built before 1130, when Henry I granted its advowson to Reading Abbey, which he had founded nine years earlier. Surviving 12th century features include Norman tympanum of the north door, which is a relief of Saint Peter with the Lamb of God and the lion of Saint Mark. Early in the 13th century the chancel and chancel arch were rebuilt, the north chapel was extended eastwards, the height of the aisles was increased, the north and south porches were added and a west tower was built.

SS Peter and Paul

This ancient church dating from 1229, overlooks the Thames valley and is Grade 1 listed. Part of the south aisle and tower are medieval, the rest of the church was rebuilt by G.E. Street 1868/70.

SS Peter and Paul

Steeple Aston
Grade II* listed.
C13 origin but largely restored in 1873 by Charles Buckeridge. Building materials consist of limestone and coursed marlstone rubble with limestone-ashlar dressings. The roofs are of Welsh slate and sheet metal.
Features include a C17 chancel, north east chapel, nave, north and south aisles, a west tower and north east vestry. The parapet is crenelated.
Windows range from C14 to C19 and cover a range of Decorated and Perpendicular styles. They include various examples of two and three light windows with ‘Y’ tracery.

The chancel arch is C14 and leads to the north chapel, which features a C14 piscina. The four bay arcades are C13.
The aisle roofs are C19 and in Perpendicular style with moulded timbers.
The chancel screen is C15 and contains panelled tracery.
The font is possibly C12.

SS Philip and James


SS Thomas More & John Fisher

A modern building

St Agatha

Sitting comfortably in its village environment below Wittenham Clumps, St Agatha’s was built in 1153 by the Bishop of Winchester, Henri de Blois, on land he owned at Brightwell and on which Brightwell Castle stood. Now a Grade II* listed building, it illustrates various architectural styles which have occurred over the last nine centuries.

St Alban


St Aldates

The site has been used for Christian worship dating back to the Saxon era. It may have been one of three churches within the monastic precinct of Saint Frideswide. The first major constructions, in the 12th century, were the nave and chancel, the central part of the building as it now stands. Since then the church has been extended and remodeled at various times. The original tower built during the 13th century was entirely rebuilt in 1873.

The south and north aisles – either side of the nave – were added in the 14th and 15th centuries respectively in order to accommodate the growing population of Oxford.

The modern church was developed during the nineteenth century, with a remodeling of the interior in 1832. Most notably, during the 46 year ministry of Canon Alfred Christopher, a highly regarded leader from 1859–1905, the north and south chancel aisles and the vestry were added.

Further remodeling was completed in 2002. The pews were removed to create more seating room for a growing congregation, under-floor heating, carpet, Jerusalem stone tiles, wood flooring, and a state of the art AV system with projector screens and television monitors were installed to create a modern venue for a living church.

Most noticeably, the North Wall was knocked open to create a spacious glass vestibule that opened the church up to the main road of St Aldate’s Street. In addition, the graveyard at the front has been landscaped to open up a garden at the front of the church for tourists and passers-by.

St Amand

East Hendred

St Andrew

This church is surrounded by parkland, the neighbouring manor house having been burnt down in 1814. Originally 14th century, it was remodelled in the 18th. All the furnishings are Georgian, including the font, pulpit and box pews.

St Andrew

Tucked away under the Buckinghamshire Chilterns, surrounded by modern housing, St Andrew’s is a remarkable church. The outside is Decorated, with fine window tracery characteristic of the period, and the south porch, with vaulted ceiling, and door are also 14th century. The nave arcades are Early English. The brasses are among the finest in the county. Around the walls of the nave are sixteen large oil paintings of the Apostles and Evangelists presented by an 18th-century rector and ascribed to Sir James Thornhill.

St Andrew

East Hagbourne
Very fine late Mediaeval parish church

St Andrew

A typical standard suburban church of 1905, St Andrew’s is not listed, with reason.

St Andrew

Great Rollright
Picturesque church with richly carved south aisle and porch. Late C12, restored 1852 by G.E. Street. Roughcast limestone rubble with limestone-ashlar dressings; limestone ashlar; copper roofs.

St Andrew

Grade II* listed.
Late C11 origins , restored and enlarged C19.
Building materials consist of limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Roofs are of plain tile.
Features include 2 two bay nave with north aisle, chancel, west tower, south porch and a vestry to the north of the chancel.
Windows date from C13 and include round headed lancets to the north of the chancel with a Romanesque window at the west end of the south wall. The south wall of the nave features C19 windows with examples of two-light plate tracery.
The south doorway has an early Romanesque round arch with a plain tympanum. The porch is C15 and has some interesting mouldings.
The west tower is two storeys high and is C19.
Shrivenham, St Andrew

St Andrew

A very unusual church, well worth a visit. The fine 15th-century tower remains but the rest of the church was rebuilt in the 17th century, with the tower coming out of the middle like a tent pole. Inside, the pillars are fatter at the top than the bottom, which looks very odd. There are some good monuments to the Barrington family and a fine ‘perspective’ pulpit and tester from the 17th century.

St Andrew

There has been a church on the site for at least 900 years. The font is 13th century; the tower is 15th century. The nave roof, dated 1774, has carved and gilded wooden bosses. The rest of the church was re-modeled in 1851-3 in Decorated style.

Outside in the north wall of the chancel there is a 14th century canopied tomb recess enclosing a slab with a foliated cross. Possibly the tomb of Ralph de Chasteleyn said to be the founder of the church. He died in 1336 as a result of wounds received in a dispute between his family of Kingham and the de Nowers family of Churchill.

The furnishings, apart from the font, are of the 1850s. The church’s most remarked on feature is in its pews. “These have unusual traceried bench-ends of locally carved pale composition stone with spikey poppy heads.” Pevsner. The altar table has painted panels of saints with angels carrying the instruments of Christ’s passion above.

St Andrew

Letcombe Regis
C12 lower stages of tower; C15 nave, chancel and upper stage of tower.
C19 restoration. Stone uncoursed rubble to lower stages of tower; coursed
squared stone; old plain-tile roof; roof of tower not visible. 4-bay nave, 3-bay
chancel and west tower. C19 porch to centre of nave with part-glazed outer doors
and plank inner door with C19 two-centre arched stone doorway. C19 two-light
geometrical tracery windows to left and right of nave. Plank door to 2-centre
arched doorway with hood mould to centre of chancel. Probably C15 three-light
stone mullion windows with pointed lights and hood moulds to left and right of
chancel. North side: render, probably on uncoursed stone rubble. 4-centre arched
doorway with studded plank door to centre of nave, 2-light rectilinear tracery
windows to left and right of nave. 2-light stone mullion windows with
arch-topped lights to upper level of nave. 2-centre arched doorway with plank
door to C19 vestry. Probably C15 three-light stone mullion window with
arch-topped lights and hood-mould to left of chancel. C19 stone mullion window
to right of vestry. East end: 3-light rectilinear tracery window with hood

Tower: 2-light plate tracery window to each face of middle stage. Upper
stage has 2-light stone mullion louvred opening with hood mould to each face.
Battlemented parapet with gargoyles. Interior: 3-bay arch-braced collar truss
roof to chancel. 4-bay arch-braced collar truss roof to nave. C19 two-centred
chancel arch. 2-centred tower arch. Round Romanesque stone font with scalloped
band to top.

St Andrew

South Stoke
St Andrew’s Church, South Stoke, was built in the early 1200s although it is believed there may have been an earlier church. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the district with a large and well-kept churchyard. The Parish of South Stoke cum Woodcote is believed to have been founded in Anglo-Saxon times, possibly by St. Birinus. In 1984 South Stoke became a separate parish in The United Benefice of Goring with South Stoke.

St Andrew and All Angels

A mention of Oddington in a Papal bull written in AD 1146 suggests that the village had a parish church by the middle of the 12th century.[2] The present Church of England parish church of Saint Andrew was built at the end of the 13th century and beginning of the 14th century. The buttresses of the nave are late 13th century, and the font is probably also from that century. Some features of the chancel are early 14th century, but in 1821 the chancel was demolished and rebuilt.

Between 1884 and 1886 the church was heavily restored by the architect E.G. Bruton. He rebuilt the bell tower and the north wall of the chancel, and added the vestry, north aisle and several windows. At the west end of the church is a large pietà decorated with Māori totems, created as a memorial to Māori servicemen killed in the First World War.

The tower has three bells. The treble was cast in 1609 but the bellfounder has not been identified. James Keene of Woodstock cast the tenor in 1626. Thomas I Mears of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast the youngest of the three bells in 1804. For technical reasons the bells are currently unringable. There is also a Sanctus bell, cast by an unknown founder in about 1614. Unfortunately this bell is cracked.

St Andrew's

Dean Court

St Andrews

St Andrew’s Church is Headington’s oldest surviving building. Some parts of it date from the twelfth century, and it is thought to have been established by Hugh de Pluggenait, who was Lord of the Manor of Headingon from 1142 to 1201; but there was probably already a small Saxon building on this site.

St Anne

The building is 13th century with later windows and an unusual 14th century tower which also forms the porch.

St Anthony of Padua

The Church of St Anthony of Padua, Oxford is a yellow brick-built Catholic church in suburb of Headington, east Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. The church building is located in Headley Way.

The church was built in 1960 and designed by Jennings, Homer & Lynch. J.R.R. Tolkien was a parishioner here when he lived in Sandfield Road nearby. He was also a benefactor and a Requiem Mass was held here in his honour on 6 September 1973.

St Augustine of Canterbury

East Hendred

St Barnabas

Grade1 listed church. Architect A W Bloomfield. Built at the expense of Thomas Combe a supporter of the Oxford Movement. The dominant feature of the church is the raised high altar with gilded canopy. The fine murals on the north wall of the nave are made of cut glass in a technique known as “opus sectile”.

St Barnabas

The Church of England parish church of Saint Barnabas was built in 1867, apparently on or close to the site of the former village chapel. This made the Priory chapel unnecessary, so when the Croke family sold Studley to John Henderson in 1877 the chapel was converted into a kitchen and offices.

The present St. Barnabas’ parish church was designed by the Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield and built in 1867. It is built of yellow brick relieved by red and blue brick detailing. It has a nave, chancel, north aisle. St. Barnabas’ has no tower but there is a west bell-turret with two bells. The stained glass windows are by Alexander Gibbs.

Early in the 19th century there were a number of Protestant Nonconformists in Horton and Studley, and some of their homes were licenced for them to worship in. The Methodist chapel was built in 1878.

St Bartholomew


St Bartholomew

Brightwell Baldwin
The earliest parts of the Church of England parish church of Saint Bartholomew are 13th century, including a stair turret and a number of lancet windows, notably in the chancel. Early in the 14th century the nave was rebuilt in the Decorated Gothic style, with north and south aisles linked to it by arcades of four bays. The west tower and the Perpendicular Gothic east window of the chancel were added in the 15th century. The pulpit and tester are Jacobean and therefore 17th century. The building was restored in 1895 and is a Grade I listed.

Church monuments in St Bartholomew’s include a number of brasses. In the north aisle is a brass commemorating John the Smith, who died in 1371. It bears an epitaph written in Middle English, which may be the earliest example of an inscription in the English language. The epitaph reflects upon human mortality

St Bartholomew

This church is situated in attractive wooded countryside of the Chilterns on high land in the village of Nettlebed on the Henley on Thames to Wallingford road. It replaced an earlier church on the site, and was completed in 1846.

St Bartholomew


St Bartholomew

12th Century Church with 13th and 15th Century addtions. Some very fine windows. Unique North aisle. A good example of an open cantilever roof. The North Aisle, remodelled in the 14th Century in the Decorated style, is the showpiece of the church

St Bartholomew Chapel

Goring Heath
Set in tranquil grounds, this small chapel is part of a fine C18 group of almshouses, situated at the end of a short avenue in woodland outside the village of Goring Heath within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The chapel, together with the almshouses, was built in 1724 by Henry Alnutt, a lawyer from London.

St Birinus

Grade II* listed. This was one of the first churches to be built after the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829

St Blaise

Milton, Abingdon
Grade II* listed.

C14 origins.

Building materials consist of coursed stone rubble and coursed stone. The roof is plain-tile and a C19 modification.

Features include a west tower, south porch, nave, north aisle and chancel. Interestingly, the chancel was not added until C19.

There is a C19 plank door to a two centered arched doorway which lies to the left of the nave. The porch is stone vaulted

Windows are C19 and are Perpendicular in style. The west tower contains examples of two-light plate tracery. There is also a battlemented parapet.

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