St Nicholas, Islip, Oxfordshire



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Welcome to the website for St Nicholas Church, Islip, Oxfordshire – whether you have arrived here on purpose or even by accident!

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.

We are currently one of eight parishes making up the Ray Valley Benefice which extends from north of Oxford along the River Ray to Ambrosden (just south of Bicester).

We welcome enquiries for baptisms and weddings at the church and welcome visitors and enquirers at any of our services.

Safeguarding – have you seen or heard anything which makes you feel uncomfortable?
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
In the first instance, any concerns should be raised with Rev Lucy Thirtle, local parish priest, on 01865 379470 or
The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Stuart Nimmo, on 01865 208290 or The Local Authority designated office is or 01865 810603. Please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding website for more information.

Please use the form below if you want to contact us.

Contact Us

Please let us know whether you would like to become more involved or if you have questions or concerns by emailing us with the form below.