Bladon Junior Church
Weclome to the website of Bladon Junior Church, a happy and active group of over 40 childen aged 4 upwards from West Oxfordshire.
  1. Sunday Mornings
    A typical morning at Junior Church starts with a 30 minute All-Age Service led by our minister or a local preacher. This is followed by games, quizzes or other activities. In the summer we often go to Blenheim Park for games or treasure hunts.
  2. Shows and Concerts
    The Junior Church stages productions ranging from small scale concerts to full length musical theatre shows. Recent productions have included Cats, Annie, Disney's Aladdin and 42nd Street. See some pictures from out latest shows in the gallery.
  3. Methodist Church
    The Junior Church meets in Bladon Methodist Church. Over the last few years we have rebuild a large part of the church to bring it into the 21st century and are currently adapting the main worship area to make it even more suitable for services, shows and village events.
  4. History
    The Junior Church started as Bladon Sunday School in May 1843 and has been meeting every week in Bladon Methodist Church ever since. You can read more about the history of the Junior Church in our history section.
Bladon Junior Church News
  1. Brew Monday
    Brew Monday
    The kitchen staff hard at work
  2. Brew Monday
    Brew Monday
    BJC Members enjoying Brew "Monday"
  3. Brew Monday
    Brew Monday
Brew Monday

We recently held a Brew Monday fund-raising event for the Samaritans - although as we held it on a Sunday we called it Brew Sunday! Every 6 seconds the Samiritans respond to a call for help - and for every £5 donated they are able to help one more person. So far we have raised £82.45  but if you weren’t able to make it it’s not too late to donate, just text ‘Brew5’ to 70507 to donate £5. Click on the Brew Monday logo to see a couple of pictures.
Candlelit Concert

Our Christmas events included our traditional Candlelit Concert. The church was filled to over-flowing for this magical concert of songs from Christmas films and musicals. The programme included songs from Mary Poppins, the Polar Express, Godspell, Mamma Mia and The Christmas Story - the Musical. A few video clips from the concert are in our gallery with additional footage from the show on our Facebook page. 
42nd Street

The Junior Church recently staged the musical 42nd Street. Over 40 children took part in this ambitious production which was rehearsed over a period of two months. The show ran for 6 peformances and received excellent audience reviews. Despite none of the cast having any formal tap dance training, they managed to pull off this demanding production which involved many long dance breaks. There are pictures and  video clips from the dress rehearsal on our Gallery page. 
Building Refurbishment

We have recently completed a half a million pound project to redevelop and refurbish our church. This project doubled the floor area of the building, provided inside toilets and central heating, more stoarge space and brought our facilities into the 21st century. You can read all about this project on the project website. We are now working on phase 2 which aims to refurbish the main worship area to make it more adaptable for church services, theatrical production and village events,. The project will also increase the seating capacity to give more room for congrgations and audiences and improve the technical facilities.