Anchor House Church – Botley

New for October 2023!

You are welcome to join us at the Anchor house church in Botley. We will be meeting weekly from 7-9pm on Wednesday evenings. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 4th October, 2023.

We will be looking at Bible scripture and discussing life application in a friendly, open atmosphere where questions are welcome.

Contact us for location/more information, or see our Facebook event for up to date information and last minute changes.

Anchor Explorers

Anchor Explorers is for children aged 8 – 12 years old who are keen to explore the Bible and their faith within a small group.  

Each session is free and consists of playing games, singing songs, studying the Bible and taking part in follow up crafts to support what they have learnt.

We believe the Bible to be God’s Word and true and so teach the children Bible stories as well as explore who God is and how He can make a difference in their lives.

Children are free to ask any questions and we will explore the answers to those questions further.  The sessions are run by adult volunteers from Anchor Community Church, including Pastor Ben Davies.

We hope to start these sessions up again when the lockdown for the current pandemic has eased. Check our Facebook page for the latest info. 

What is Messy Church?


Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.

It’s primarily for people who don’t already belong to another form of church.

It meets once a month from 10am until 12.30pm on the first Saturday of each month.  Being an informal style of church, it suits families who don’t already belong to church.

It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the Biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration service involving a story, prayer, songs, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children. It’s fun.

It’s a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age – a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations.

It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.

Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.

Check out our Messy Church, West End Facebook page for up to date information and any last minute changes.



It is with great regret that we will no longer be running Anchor Tots each month. We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the last few years and wish you all well.

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