In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bodicote like this:

The church holds regular prayer and discussion groups, special services for toddlers, children and young adults, have an enthusiastic choir and is an integral part of Bishop Loveday Church of England primary school.

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire bus route S4 runs hourly, Mondays to Saturdays, between Banbury and Oxford via Adderbury, Deddington and Kidlington.[12]

The tower has a ring of eight bells, all from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.[3] The fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and tenor bells were cast by Thomas II Mears in 1843 and the treble, second and third bells were cast in 1974.[3]

Bodicote has a large Church of England primary school.[5] The village has two public houses: The Horse and Jockey and The Plough, and an Indian restaurant: The Spice Room. There are also a hairdressing salon and a post office.

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We pride ourselves on the quality of our fresh fruit and vegetables which are sourced locally whenever possible.

Bodicote Cricket Club plays in the South Northants Cricket League.[6][7] Bodicote has a Women's Institute.[8]

You can now donate to our church through Text Giving. Text BODI15 £5 to 70070 to donate £5* to Bodicote Church (* or any amount of your choice)

Next car boot date: Sunday 28th & Monday 29th August

We are here to help. Please feel free to contact us on the telephone number above or even better, pay us a visit.

Bodicote is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3 km) south of the centre of Banbury in Oxfordshire. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 2,126.[1]

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We offer fresh fruit & vegetables, jams, preserves, chutneys and gorgeous cakes and also stock a comprehensive range of animal feeds and domestic fuels including, Calor gas, coal, smokeless fuel, logs, charcoal etc…

We sell a wide range of animal bedding including leading brands such as Small & Natural flake shavings, Aubiose, Bedsoft & Fresh bed for chickens.

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bodicote, in Cherwell and Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

Every year since 2000 a group of local volunteers has organised the Bodfest village festival on King's Field. The festival typically takes place in late July and early August and includes live bands, a pig roast and a barn dance. A plastic duck race and raffle are held each spring on the Sor Brook to raise funds for the festival.[9]

The Domesday Book of 1086 records a windmill that stood next to the grove at the top of Bodicote. Sor Brook, which forms the southern boundary of the parish, has a watermill.

A range of fishing baits is kept in stock and includes Crafty Catcher Carp fishing range of Boiles, Liquid foods, Particles, Groundbaits & Bespoke hook baits.

We hold car boot sales every fortnight throughout the summer months.

The church of St John the Baptist has been a key part of Bodicote for over 800 years, supporting the community and allowing people to worship God through prayer and services. We welcome all people of all ages who want to join us or find out more about the Anglican faith.

Please take a look around our site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more.

Stockists of Calor Gas, Coal, Smokeless Fuels, Seasoned Logs, Charcoal, Paraffin and all your domestic fuel needs. .

We stock the following leading brands of animal feeds, and if you can't see what you'd like we can usually get hold of it.

Bodicote House is a large Georgian house with a number of Victorian additions.[2] It is now the main office for Cherwell District Council.[4]


You can contact Rev Sarah Sharp using the details below: