St Nicholas, ISLIP

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St Nicholas Church in Islip is a friendly, thriving village church at the centre of village life.

We welcome everyone to our services and events

For additional information,including service times  please refer to our web  page:

We also have a presence on Facebook




Ray Valley Benefice

Islip is one of the 8 churches in the Ray Valley Benefice.

The RVB team comprise:

The Rector, Revd Steve Hayes 

Revd Lucy Thirtle, 01865 379470, with responsibility for Islip, Woodeaton and Noke

Revd Victoria Mellor, 01865 331124, with responsibility for Charton, Oddington and Murcott

Revd Lisa Holmes, 01869 240435 SSM Assistant Priest in the Benefice

Mrs Glenys Edwards LLM, based in Oddington, 01865 331233

Mrs. Lynne Lewis, Benefice Administrator, 01869 247813.









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Lynne Lewis (Administrator)
The Rectory
Church Walk
OX25 2UJ
(01869) 247 813

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Holy Communion (BCP)
Book of Common Prayer Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Communion
The Islip Church Choir will be singing on the first Sunday of the month
Every first and third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Parish Communion with Children's Church
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Family service followed by the Liturgy of Eucharist at 11.45am
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments


Tuesday Morning Service
A short service of Holy Communion - a peaceful start to the day.
Every second and fourth Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Bell ringing practice
Evening practice on the 8 bells of St Nicholas - ranging from call changes, doubles methods (including Stedman) and occasionally triples depending on number of visitors
Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
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Rev John Bell in Islip
The Reverend John Bell, of the Iona Community, will be preaching at St Nicholas.
Sunday 19th November 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Other information
Honorary curate: The Revd Lucy Rachel THIRTLE
Incumbent: The Revd Stephen Anthony HAYES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 294
Built: End 12th Century (earliest part)
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Our Patron: Westminster Abbey
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: BICESTER & ISLIP (27403)
Benefice: The Ray Valley (27/412AJ)
Parish Legal Name: Islip (270048 )
CofE Church Info: (627048 27/48)
Short URL:
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The current editor is: Kathryn Grant

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 10th October 2017
St Nicholas : Church Lane, ISLIP, Oxfordshire, OX5 2SD