Village Groups

Below is information about groups and organisations active in Minster Lovell.

If you would like to have your village organisation listed (free of charge), then please forward your submission to the Clerk at          


Minster Lovell Playgroup

Contact name: Vicki Wright

Contact telephone number: 01993 705645

Contact email address:

The Playgroup is located behind St. Kenelm’s School. We are open Monday and Friday, 9-12 midday and 9-3pm Tuesdays - Thursday and take children from 2-5 years old.  We serve the local area and surrounding villages. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, received a Good Ofsted Report in 2017. There are four members of staff and we welcome parent helpers. The Playgroup will support children with special needs and/or learning difficulties. More information can be found on our website: or our Facebook page.

Minster Lovell Baby & Toddler Group

Contact name: Lucy Abraham

Contact telephone number: 07917 768122

Minster Lovell Mother and Toddler Group is held on Friday mornings from 10.00am-11.30am in St Kenelm's Hall, Brize Norton Road. Entry is £2.50 and runs all through term time only. Everyone welcome.


Minster Lovell W.I.

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Minster Lovell W.I. meets monthly, usually in St Kenelm's Hall, on the 2nd Monday of each month at  7.30 pm.  New members welcome.


The Lighthouse Church

Contact names: Stephen and Annette Hodge

Contact telephone number: 01993 778539

Contact email address:


The Lighthouse Church, part of Church Of the Nations International, is based in a home in Old Minster Lovell. We want to share the love of God, to build community and allow Jesus to change lives. Our church meetings are informal, family times and include sharing a meal singing, prayer and teaching from the Bible in a way that is relevant to our daily lives. We would like to invite you to join us at one of our meetings, alternatively any prayer requests can be given by telephone or popped through our letterbox. We meet most Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. at Rose Cottage, and at other times during the week in various places.


Minster Lovell Methodist Church

Contact:  Mrs. Dawn Haley, Senior Steward

T: 01993 775675

M: 07769110821



Sunday services begin at 11.00 am and currently are between 45 minutes and one hour. Every one of all ages is welcome to our events.

The services are led by one of the West Oxfordshire Methodist Circuit Ministers or a local Methodist Preacher.

Please contact Dawn Haley for Pastoral confidential support, to hire the meeting room or for any general information including weddings, baptisms, funerals, and membership.


Our Minister Rev. Fred Ireland can be contacted as follows:-

The Manse

25 Berryfield Way



OX18 1GS

T: 01993 867301



Community Counts



Community Counts is run by volunteers from the village and Church members. The aim is to be there for the community of Minster Lovell and beyond, and to that end after a village survey the first step was to open each Saturday morning for hot or cold drinks and cakes.

A variety of activities soon followed.


The plan was to start with the Saturday morning refreshments on July 3rd from 10.00 to 12.00 Please look for the large sign that will be positioned in the chapel grounds when we are able to open.

Everyone is made welcome. Please come along, enjoy the company, and meet new friends or just sit quietly and enjoy a homemade cake.


For further information please contact Wendy Atkinson.

T: 01993 776059

M: 07811833557



Minster Lovell Parochial Church Council

Contact name: Judith Warwick

Contact telephone number: 01993 850246


The Parochial Church Council of St Kenelm's, Minster Lovell is the body responsible for the organisation and conduct of the ecclesiastical parish of Minster Lovell.


Minster Lovell School Association

Contact name: Vicki Hanks

Contact telephone number: 01993 834825

We organise fundraising for St Kenelm's Primary School, to aid the children's educational needs and also any new Government directives they may need financial support with.


Minster Lovell Playing Field Trust

Contact name: Mr David Haley

Contact telephone number: 01993 702420

Minster Lovell Playing Field Trust is responsible for the play area, tennis court and car park to the rear of St Kenelm's Hall.  The purpose of the Trust is to provide a recreational amenity for children and young people of the Village, which includes a small play area for younger children and the facility to play tennis and basketball.  Car parking facilities for St Kenelm's Hall are also provided.  Four Trustees administer the Trust which is registered with the Charity Commission - two appointed by the Parish Council and two appointed by the Parochial Church Council.

St Kenelm's Hall Management Committee

Contact name: Cynthia Diver

Contact telephone number: 01993 775567

Please contact Mrs Diver If you would like to book St Kenelm's Hall (Brize Norton Road, Minster Lovell).


Minster Lovell Historical Society

Contact name: Graham Kew

Contact telephone number: 01993 775262

We meet September to April in St Kenelm's Hall on the fourth Monday of the month (not December) at 7.30pm.  There is a summer outing to a historical venue.  Talks given on a wide range of historical subjects.  Visitors welcome, do join us!  (Non-members fee of £3).

Minster Lovell Village Trust

Contact name: Christine Donohue

Contact email address:

Minster Lovell Village Trust was formed after the Silver Jubilee in 1977 to manage the sale of the Village Guide books. All profits go to village voluntary organisations to help fund specific projects. Anyone interested should contact our Chair, Christine Donohue.

Minster Lovell Community Library

Contact name: Wendy Atkinson

Contact telephone number: 01993 776059

Contact email address: 

The Community Library meets at St Kenelm's Hall every other Tuesday, 2-4pm. 

Come and have a cup of tea whilst you browse!

Minster Lovell Scout Group


Minster Lovell Scout Group are a vibrant and active Scout Group running activities for both boys and girls, Beavers (aged 6- 8 ), Cubs ( aged 8-10 1/2) and Scouts (aged 10 1/2 -14).


We meet weekly during term time and offer a range of fun and adventurous activities whatever the weather. We often camp, hike, canoe, climb and much more. If you've a young person who'd like to get involved get in contact with us, we've a few spaces available in each age section.


We’ve also space for more adult volunteers too! No one is too old or young to be involved in Scouting! Please contact for more information on our Scout Group.

Society for the Protection of Minster Lovell

The Society for the Protection of Minster Lovell has been mothballed until such time as they are needed. Please contact the Parish Clerk for contact information.