St Nicholas

St Nicholas is a village church with a rich history but is today an active place of worship with a dedicated church community seeking to serve the whole of the parish. We are a liberally inclined, inclusive, and, we hope, friendly community which values Anglican traditional worship alongside more contemporary expressions of faith and worship. Our website is at

In 1987 the five parishes of Islip, Noke, Woodeaton, Charlton-on-Otmoor and Oddington were united into a single benefice. In 2001 this benefice was combined with that of Ambrosden, Merton and Piddington to form the Ray Valley Benefice under a single rector.

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Bell ringing practice

Every Tuesday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
St Nicholas
Church Lane ISLIP Oxford, OX5 2TA, United Kingdom

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

St Nicholas, Islip welcomes those taking part in the Pilgrim Cross (Oxford to Walsingham) on Saturday 23 March.



St Nicholas Church, Islip, as part of the Ray Valley Benefice, takes very seriously the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults with whom the parish has contact. Our safeguarding policy is reviewed annually by the PCC and our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mr Nigel Lambert (01865 331404 or [email protected]).
In the first instance, any concerns should be raised with Rev Lucy Thirtle, local parish priest, on 01865 379470 or [email protected].
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Stuart Nimmo, on 01865 208290 or [email protected]. The Local Authority designated office is [email protected] or 01865 810603. Please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding website for more information.