About Us

Our History

Calvary Chapel Oxford came into being in January 2001 under the call and direction of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord gave a very clear commission to Philip Vickery in the summer of 2000 to move to Oxford and establish a new local Church within the city that was committed to Expository Bible teaching. He obeyed this commission, and just six months later, Calvary Chapel Oxford held its first meeting on a Sunday night at Botley Community Centre Oxford. As the Lord had commanded we began to teach the Gospel of Matthew one verse at a time.

Four years later, the teaching from the Gospel of Matthew was completed and the Lord had laid within the Church a solid foundation. By this time, the Church had moved its Sunday meetings to Botley Primary School which continues to be its home to the present day.

We firmly believe and uphold that Jesus Christ builds his church and this has been the testimony of Calvary Chapel Oxford. Over the years the Lord has continued to build the church establishing a leadership through the establishment of assistant pastors, elders, and deacons. The church has developed a very active missions department, Sunday School, youth ministry, men’s and ladies prayer breakfasts, a number of mid-week home groups, prayer meetings, and various other meetings.

Through it all, the Lord Jesus Christ has shown himself to be Head of the Church, the Lord of the harvest and indeed the Chief Shepherd of the sheep. We praise him and thank him for all that he has done and we look forward to seeing him bring to fulfillment all the plans he has laid for the city of Oxford in these coming days.


  • Philip Vickery
      Philip VickerySenior Pastor

    Philip Vickery


    • Steve Vickery
        Steve VickeryAssociate Pastor

      Steve Vickery


      • Robin Mitchell
          Robin MitchellElder

        Robin Mitchell


        • James Mitchell
            James MitchellAssistant Pastor/Elder

          James Mitchell

          Assistant Pastor/Elder

          • Nathan Field
              Nathan FieldAssistant Pastor/Deacon

            Nathan Field

            Assistant Pastor/Deacon