Welcome to the internet home of Olney Baptist Church, or as we are sometimes known, Sutcliff Baptist Church. We are a community of worshippers based in this small but wonderful North Buckinghamshire town. We use the church premises for fellowship and worshipping our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who came into this world as a sacrifice for our sins so that we may have eternal life with God. We feel this is something to celebrate and be thankful for! Please feel free to browse around the website and get a feel for who we are and what we believe. Better still, why not join us for one of our worship services - you'd be very welcome.

Christmas Eve 24th December 2017

Morning at 10 o'clock
"A most unusual message" from Luke 1:26-38
Rev'd Ian Field

CAROLS at the Olney Infant Academy at 6.30
A short family friendly gathering under the Early Years canopy
followed by a drink and a mince pie


Morning at 10 o'clock
Christmas Celebration - A short family service
Rev'd Ian Field

To download our Christmas leaflet Click here


On each of the 24 days of advent, the Churches of Olney invite the community to join them to sing Carols at the door of 24 venues for about ten minutes and raise funds for local charities. So come and join us.

To download details & programme pdf Click here

Parent Talk for Teens

Parent talk
We will be putting on this course from Care for the Family, on Monday nights from the 8th January, for six sessions and is free and open to all. The evening will open at 7.30 (to get a cuppa) for a 7.45pm start.

It will be held in the Gravett Hall (at the back of the Baptist Church).

This new course includes family interviews, humorous drama, street interviews, real-life story animations and presenter discussions with experts. We cover topics such as: understanding your teenager, staying connected with them, identity, communication, conflict, big pressures and preparing them for independence.

To book your place or ask for more information contact Ian on 01234 713880 or minister@olneybaptist.org.uk

New building is now completed

Church Development

Work has now been completed on a major development to the church building....
Our church has been meeting next to the Market Place since the late 17th century and undergone many developments over the centuries.
We have now upgraded the rear and side of the building to benefit those who visit the premises throughout the week as well as the regular church attendees on a Sunday. The plans include:

  • Large entrance hall and foyer
  • Improved meeting rooms
  • Upgraded kitchen and toilets
  • Larger creche
  • Safe children's play-area
If you would like to donate towards this project please visit "Virgin Money Giving"

[updated 28th March 2016]

Meet the Leadership Team

We've added a page to introduce you to our leadership team at Olney Baptist - take a look at the
Meet the Leadership page contained in the 'About Us' section

[updated 27th March 2015]

John Sutcliff - Hidden Treasure

If you're interested in the local 'Phonebox' article about John Sutcliff and wish to read more
Click here to download the PDF version of the John Sutcliff story.

[added 13th Jul '10]