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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.

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...

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,...

Elise Murray (Administrator)

Elise joined the team at HBC in 2023. She finished studying Early Childhood studies at Oxford Brookes University in 2022. Elise now has two roles, one at HBC as the administrator and one at Barton Community Church as their Children and Families worker.

Nick Jackson (Leadership Team)

Nick arrived at HBC in 1992, studying Geology at Oxford Brookes, then a PGCE to become a primary school teacher.  He is married to Kath and has three children, loves playing Thursday night football.  He enjoys strategy board games, walks and generally outdoor activities. Nick is a Trustee and is...

Becky Howard (Safeguarding Lead)

Becky has worshipped at HBC for the last 2 years and helps to lead Power Pack weekly and the 0-4s group on a Sunday. She has 2 children at secondary school and has worked with children for the last 25 years. Her experience is in children’s nursing and early years education. She is excited to be...

Matt Warmington (Minister)

Matt grew up on a council estate where he discovered Jesus and a sense of community within the local church. With 15 years of ministry experience, he began his journey serving as a youth pastor. Today, he leads our church plant in Barton, known as Barton Community Church. Matt pursued his studies...

Rachel Edwards-Grundy (Leadership Team)

Rachel has been a member at HBC since 1999. She’s married to Tim and they have four children. Rachel is full time at home with caring responsibilities for her parents who are local. Rachel is an artist and teacher, and she loves anything creative, walking and being outside, cooking, playing games...

Chimereze Chima (Leadership Team)

Chimereze has been a member at HBC since 2017. He’s married to Elma and they have two children. The family moved to Oxford from Solihull eight years ago when Elma got a new job in the city. Chimereze is in the Environmental and Sustainability profession, currently working as a freelance...

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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.


Our Connect Groups meet during the week and are an ideal opportunity to connect with God, each-other and the wider world. The groups meet for study, prayer, fellowship and they also aim to have a more external focus which includes supporting one of the church’s mission partners.

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.


More information


If you would like to find out some more about HBC please have a read of the booklet below.


To find out more about church membership at HBC please have a read of the booklet below

Need to make contact?

Our address and details are:

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


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