Parish of Kidlington with Hampton Poyle

Parish of Kidlington
with Hampton Poyle

St John's Kidlington


The church of St John the Baptist 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).

We do hope that you will feel welcome in our church, which is reaching its 60th anniversary. Our aim is to make worship and developing our understanding of the way of Jesus Christ central to our life together.

St John's is a multi-purpose Hall Church and it is used not only for Anglican church services but also for a range of community activities during the week. The Lady Chapel is always available for services or quiet prayer. You can learn more about our church on the St John's Website.



The main Sunday service of Holy Communion is at 9.30am, and is designed to be inclusive of all. Members of the laity read the lessons and lead intercessions. After the start of the service our children leave for a session of teaching and craft based around a scriptural theme. They rejoin the adult congregation for the Eucharist and then return at the end of the service to report on their activities, including sharing their own special stories and prayers. Consult the Diary for the midweek services at St John's.



Children and their families and carers are central to what we do at St John's.

On Sundays Junior Church takes place during the 9.30am service where we have fun with songs, craft, drama, stories and prayers.

St John's is famous for its Craft Mornings held in the school holidays, and of course it hosts most of the child and carer groups in our Community Hub initiative.



In 2007 and 2008 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the construction and dedication of St John's, and as we celebrate our 60th we are most of the way through a decade-long project to repair and improve many facilities in our building. We have completely refurbished the kitchen and toilet area. Entrances to the Hall are wide enough for wheelchairs, push chairs etc. A walking frame is available for those with limited mobility. All facilities are on the same level, except for the exit to the rear garden, where a ramp is provided. An induction loop is fitted to aid hearing, and copies of the news-sheet and service booklets are available in large print copies as required.

A number of organisations make use of St John's Hall weekly or on an occasional basis and those involved in regular activities participate in the management of the Hall to reinforce its place as a community resource.

Craft Morning at St John's


Open Church

Sometimes we need a quiet space to sit, think, pray, light a candle, and listen for God. The sanctuary area of St John's Kidlington is open each day from 9am to 1pm for silent prayer.


Activities & Groups

Our three churches join together as one to form study groups, arrange events, and to bring our skills and enthusiasms into church life. There is a separate page to introduce them all.
Activities & Groups

Easter Club at St John's