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We are an Evangelical church located in the market town of Faringdon in west Oxfordshire.  Our worship is contemporary and we are united by our love of Jesus Christ and our wish to share the Gospel, serve one another, and the wider community.


Our regular service is every Sunday morning at 10.30am in the Bromsgrove Chapel located opposite the fire station.


On Wednesdays 9.30am we have Care & Share – Join us for Coffee Cake and a Chat

On Sunday mornings at 10.30am, we meet in the Baptist Chapel opposite the fire station. You can find us on Google Maps.

Watch a recent talk by clicking the image above. You can find all our recent talks on on our YouTube channel.


at Bromsgrove Chapel

As we seek to move forward as a church it is good to come together in prayer.  We are looking to praise our Lord and seek His guidance. For more information contact Katie.


at Bromsgrove Chapel

You are very welcome to join us during term time for coffee, cake and a chat.  Everyone is welcome.


A drop in session for dads, grandads and male carers and their young children aged 0-7. Bacon, toast, coffee, tea, juice and biscuits. 

You can watch some of our recent talks here:


We are currently looking for a new minister to join us.  Here is a bit of information about the rest of the team at Faringdon Baptist.

Richard Bolter (Elder)

Richard came to faith at Reading University whilst studying agriculture. Later he joined FBC in 1987 when starting farming the family Organic Dairy Farm nearby. He is married and has three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys running regularly, researching history and reading. He is a member of the Good News for Everyone (formerly Gideons UK) and enjoys the opportunities to share faith and give out copies of God’s word.

Dominic Bullock (Deacon)

Dominic has lived in Faringdon for over thirty years and has been coming Faringdon Baptist Church just about as long. He works in Oxford as a teacher and he helps out in leading services and being a member of the worship team.  In his spare time, he plays tennis and golf, and enjoys acting and writing.  He has a grown-up daughter.

Gemma Ashton (Church Secretary)

Gemma moved to Shrivenham in 2010 and shortly after started attending FBC.  She is happily married to Mark  and has twin girls.  Gemma works part-time for the Armed Forces Christian Union.  Outside of work, she keeps busy running round after the children, baking cakes and attempting to keep fit!
Email: [email protected]

Katie McNicholl (Elder)

Katie was born in Kent and worked most of her life in sales. She has two daughters, now grown up, three grandchildren and moved to Faringdon in 2008.  Shortly after moving to Faringdon she joined Faringdon Baptist Church and gave her life to the Lord quite soon after that. She loved Faringdon and the surrounding area as she is a country girl at heart.

Michael Smedley (Treasurer and Deacon)

Michael originates from Swindon and has lived in Faringdon since the 1990’s. He has been a member of the church since 1993 and is married Libby and has two grown up sons, Dan, married to Helen with a daughter Esther, and Josh, married to Ruth.  Michael is a Chartered Surveyor and Arbitrator specialising  in property and estate management and currently works for Thames Water, he is also a trustee of the Baptist Building Fund.  Outside of work Michael enjoys cycling and running (slowly) and is a member of Gloucester Rugby club.
Email: [email protected]

Sharon Gerry (Elder)

Sharon moved to Faringdon as an infant in 1962 following which, she and her family became part of FBC.  Sharon attended the local schools until 1978 when  she went up to Liverpool to train as an Occupational Therapist, a profession that she has pursued in the NHS throughout her working life. Sharon is married to Tim and they have 3 grown up children and 4 lively Grandsons. Sharon and Tim have been active members of FBC since moving back to Faringdon in the mid eighties and are committed to serving God and the local community.   Sharon enjoys lots of creative activities, music, DIY, walking – gently, and more recently working on their allotment. Her passion is to share the love of Jesus with the people around her.


June Parrott (Deacon)

June lives in a village local to Faringdon and has been attending FBC for 20+ years.  She has a farm with a small suckler cow herd, 2 ponies, 2 chickens and 2 golden retriever dogs.   June has 3 grown up children, who live locally, and 7 grandchildren aged from 18-3 years old which keep her busy with sleepovers and baby sitting. June works full time in Swindon in a finance office.
She helps with coffee and with children’s teaching at church and take minutes at church meetings.


We believe in the Biblical concept of stewardship, which teaches that everything we have (money and possessions) and everything we are (gifts and talents) belongs to God, our Creator. It’s our responsibility to manage what He gives us in line with what He wants. In the Gospels Jesus teaches extensively on money, so it’s clearly very important in our following Him.


The easiest way to give to Faringdon Baptist church is by BACS, either as a one off or a regular standing order.

Account Name: Faringdon Baptist Church
Account no: 26938532
Sort Code: 09-01-29


Faringdon Baptist Church
Bromsgrove Chapel,
20 Bromsgrove,
07726 930527

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