Church of England Diocese of Oxford Banbury St. Hugh

St Hugh's Banbury

Welcome to St Hugh’s Banbury

Advent is approaching. We will be lighting the first candle on our Advent Wreath this Sunday. If you would like to make one to use at home please click on this link for  a short video on making your own.

Following Government guidelines we are not able to physically gather for worship. However our Sunday worship  will will be streamed from the church each week  and available from 10: 00 on the Sunday morning. This Sunday our theme was Christ the King. You can join the service either by clicking on this link or by going to our Facebook page.

St Hugh’s is a warm and friendly church community in which everyone is welcome. We have a 10 a.m. Communion Service each Sunday and on the first Sunday of each month we have a very informal all age Café Service which starts from 10:45 (this service is currently on hold but we will let you know when we can restart)  Our building is wonderfully user friendly. It is used by community groups throughout the week and has good disabled access. If you want to see more of what we are up to do follow us on Facebook or check the events tag.

Join us on line!

Each Thursday evening from 7:15 p.m. we are meeting  over Zoom for a time to connect with each other and then share in a short (30 minute) service together. If you would like to join us please contact Anita on [email protected] and she will send you the link. If you cannot be there with us but would like to see a PowerPoint of the service then please click on the attachment tab in the Services and events section.

Open for private prayer

During the lockdown, we are open for private prayer on Tuesday and Thursdays 11-12noon. Do feel free to drop in to pray, light a candle, use the pebble pool or leave a name for us to pray for .

A prayer in this season of lock down

Keep us, good Lord,

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.



"The parish of Banbury: St Hugh is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Revd Anita Smith

St. Hugh's Vicarage, 4, Longfellow Road, BANBURY, OX16 9LB.

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Short Service using Zoom

Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for 30m
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A short service using Zoom for people to join in, with a chance to connect with one another beforehand.
This will continue each Thursday evening under the current circumstances.
Contact Anita each Thursday for a link if you would like to join in. If you want to see an outline of the service, click on the attachment link below

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Evening Worship/Prayer

St Hugh’s Hall is again welcoming local and community groups with existing groups reopening and new groups starting and new facilities in place

3 Sep 2020, 11:45 a.m.