Churches

There are two active Christian churches in Kennington.

Church of England
St Swithun's ChurchSt Swithun’s is the Church of England parish church, situated next to the original parish church (now the Church Hall) on Kennington Road.

Church services are held each Sunday and Thursday. Social and fundraising events are arranged throughout the year. The church strives to assist the local community and within the voluntarily controlled day school, St Swithun’s C of E (Controlled) Primary School.

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Methodist
Kennington Methodist ChurchThe Methodist Church is on Upper Road, adjacent to Edith Court. You will find a lot of the members involved in various community groups and committed to Churches Together activities where there is the opportunity to pray and worship together and learn about our own faith and the faith of others.

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Churches together

Walk of witness passing Kennington Village CentreThe village has a Church Liaison Committee (Churches Together) movement in which both of the churches participate.

Church Liaison Committee services or events are held most months except August. Events culminate at Christmas in a well-supported Church Liaison Committee carol service in the village hall.

There are also special Church Liaison Committee acts of worship at Easter including a Good Friday walk of witness through the village during which a replica cross is carried by various members of the three churches, with hymns, readings, prayers, thoughts and reflections on the Easter message.

In addition both churches jointly support the Gatehouse project in Oxford and collect items for the homeless.

Permanent link to this article: https://kennington-pc.gov.uk/services/churches/