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Lots of people serve at Headington Baptist Church.  Here are a few of us who have specific roles and responsibilities.  Feel free to click through the slider below to find out more about some of the people involved.

Chris Band (Minister)

Chris became a Christian at the age of 11. He has studied theology at 3 different academic institutions for 9 years in total – Birmingham University, London School of Theology and the University of Oxford. He worked for five years with national students in the UK (with UCCF) and then for seven...

Ian Mcdonald (Minister)

Ian joined the team at HBC in 2020. He grew up in North East England where he started in ministry with young people. Following 4 years at Tees Valley YFC and studying for a degree in Youth, Community Work and Theology he worked with Bunyan Baptist Church, Stevenage as Youth Pastor. Ian 2013 Ian...

James Bloice-Smith (Pastor)

James has been minister at Headington Baptist Church since 1996. James is married to Marion and has a son, Daniel, who works as an engineer, and a daughter, Naomi, who is a teacher.  His interests include people in general, getting into boats whenever possible, the Headington community and...

Nick Jackson (Children & Families Leader)

Nick arrived at HBC in 1992, studying Geology at Oxford Brookes, then a PGCE to become a primary school teacher.  He now has two roles, one at HBC and the other leading Powerpack Children's Ministry.  He is married to Kath and has three children, loves playing Thursday night football.  Nick enjoys...

Wendy Van Den Broek (Church Secretary)

Wendy grew up in Headington Baptist Church and has been a member since her teens. She is married to Jonathan and has two adult children. As a family they lived in West Africa for 12 years serving with a mission organisation. They continue to work for the same organisation, based here in the UK,...

John Delderfield (Church Treasurer)

John Delderfield has served HBC as Treasurer since mid-2016 and still feels he is learning what should be done because as a retired Systems Engineer he has certain expertise but little specific to being a Church Treasurer. John became a Christian in 1963 in Crusaders (now rebranded Urban Saints)...

Naomi Gass (Gap Year Student)

Naomi is working with HBC for 2021-22 academic year whilst also being part of a DNA programme.  She has grown up in the church and been actively involved in all sorts of events and activities during that time.  You can read more about her role here.

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A Rough Guide To Sunday Mornings…

10.30am – Service Begins

All-Age Songs and music

10.50am Children and Youth go to their groups.

Worship songs, Prayer & Intercessions

11.10am A Bible-based message

Prayer (monthly Communion)

Time of sung Worship

11.45am Children and Youth Groups finish

Tea and coffee served

Children & Families

There is plenty going on for children and families at HBC.  Toddler groups on Tuesday, Powerpack Weekly on Tuesdays too, Sessions on Sundays and events and one-off celebrations throughout the year.


Youth has a variety of gatherings throughout the week.  Tuesdays @ 6, Wednesday Bible study, mid-week events and Sunday night.


Small group gatherings are very important at Headington Baptist.  We have a variety of Home Discipleship groups.  These groups generally meet mid-week, some have a mission focus, and all are a space for Bible study, prayer, ministry and fellowship.  At the moment these groups meet on Zoom.

How To Find Us

78, Old High Street, Headington
Oxford OX3 0SW
01865 763572

Is there parking?
There is no parking on site. Parking restrictions on Old High Street are active on Sundays.   There is limited 2 hour parking in the area – be careful how you read the signs.  There is pay and display parking available at Waitrose, OX3 9HP.

Can I cycle?
Yep! We have plenty of space for you to lock up your bikes.

Can I get there by bus?
Absolutely. We are 5 minutes walk out from Headington where there are plenty of bus stops.

What should I wear?
There is no dress code; just wear whatever you’re comfortable in.


Need to make contact?

Our address and details are:

78, Old High Street, Headington
Oxford OX3 0SW
01865 763572


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