Wider Community

communityBishop Loveday School
The present CE Aided Primary School was built in 1967 through the Church’s initiative and we have continued to maintain our close links with the school. The vicar visits on a very regular basis and she and several church representaives are on the governing body. Each year the church and school combine to run a summer fete with the proceeds split between the church and the school and an amount going to nominated charites.
For more information on Bishop Loveday School please visit the website:
http://www.bishop-loveday.oxon.sch.uk

Fairholme House
This is a residential home for the elderly located near the church. We maintain close links with the home to provide pastoral support for residents and staff. We aim to hold a short communion service there each month and visit individual residents in their own rooms whenever the need arises.

Unfortunately at present coronavirus restrictions mean we are unable to hold services within Fairholme House.

Helping those in need
Bodicote Church has always acknowledged its responsibility to those less fortunate and its obligation to support the aims of the Church worldwide. Throughout the year we aim to raise money for a variety of charitable organisations – local, national and international. During 2019 we donated over £4,720 to charities including the Brain Tumour Charity, Children’s Society, Christian Aid, Crisis at Christmas, Oxfordshire Historic Churches, Royal British Legion, Toilet Twinning, and WaterAid. In addition we have funds set aside to assist local families and organisations in particular need.

During the coronavirus pandemic many familes are experiencing particular hardship and so we are supporting the local food bank with supplies of non-perishable food items and toiletries. There are collection points in the church and outside the vicarage – 2 The Rydes, Bodicote.

Church House
This building, which was the old village school, has a hall, small meeting room, kitchen (re-fitted about 5 years ago), toilets (including disabled and baby-changing facilities) and a car park. It is a resource used by many organisations as well as the church and is available for hire at a very reasonable rate.
Please contact Nicholas Hart 01295 253747 or e-mail:ncahart@hotmail.co.uk

The Village Festival: Bodfest
Following the church’s invitation to welcome the millennium with a big celebration involving all the village, Bodfest was formed. Each year, on a Saturday during the summer, many organisations within the village, including the church, come together to celebrate the community spirit of our village.