Church

We're about people finding freedom.

What's On

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Sundays

All are welcome 

  • 10.30am Family Worship Meeting

  • 11.00am Sunday School (from 9th September 2018).  This runs concurrently to our Worship Meeting 
  • 12.00pm Shared Community Lunch

Weekdays

 

  • Mondays to Fridays (may vary during Summer months - please check ahead to confirm)

    • 9.00 - 9.30am Morning Prayers - Start the day with God
  • Wednesdays

    • 11.00am - 12.30pm Little Stars Parent and Toddler Group
    • Wednesday 5th September 2018 we have a Toddler Group outing to PK Kids Zone - meet us there between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Events

Sunday 2nd September 2018

  • It's our 132nd Birthday BBQ!
  • All-Age family-friendly worship at 10.30am
  • BBQ lunch from noon
  • *All Welcome*

Sunday 30th September 2018

  • Harvest Festival
  • 10.30am - Praise the Lord of the Harvest
  • 12.00pm - Bring-and-share Harvest Lunch
  • *A special Harvest Appeal offering will be taken to support Mission work in our area*

Worship

We are a relaxed and friendly worshiping community and understand, embrace and celebrate the creative chaos that family life entails.  In our worship meetings you can expect to find lots of laughter, fun, and noise alongside a real and authentic desire to draw close to Jesus and encounter his presence.

The music we use usually comprises contemporary Christian worship music, with a smattering of hymns and old Salvation Army fight songs, led by acoustic guitar (and often accompanied by toddlers on tambourines).  Song words are displayed on flat screen TVs at the front of the hall.

A collection is taken to support the work of the Corps (visitors should not feel obliged to give), and often participants are invited to offer spoken or unspoken prayers, share their God-stories, or particpate in other ways.

Our teaching time, while sometimes including formal preaching, usually entails a conversation together exploring a Bible passage.  We often discuss four key questions as we look at the chosen Bible passage: What does this tell us about God? What does this tell us about people?  Is there a command to obey?  Is there a promise to claim?

Like any family, our church family enjoys taking time to eat together, and usually Sunday Meetings are accompanied by food.

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Xander Coleman

Captain

Having just become a dad for the third time, Xander is passionate about good coffee(!) and helping people encounter Jesus in a meaningful way.  Having grown up in Australia and studied in Vancouver, Canada, he brings an international perspective to his ministry in Buckingham.  With Vanessa he led The Salvation Army in Banbury for seven years, and also has experience in inner-city mission and church planting.  Xander is often invited to teach and lead worship at small events around the country.

Vanessa Coleman

Captain

Vanessa learnt her trade helping support people experiencing homlessness, and inner-city youth, in Southwark.  She and Xander led The Salvation Army's flagship Prayer Beacon in Banbury, a centre dedicated to resourcing God's people in prayer, for seven years before moving to Buckingham, where they have been leading The Salvation Army since 2016.  Vanessa is passionate about social justice, prayer and cake, and is currently on maternity leave following the birth of their third son, Gideon, in June 2018.