Toad invades the BBC Radio Oxford studios! Click on the logo to listen to the interview.
and see some pictures.
During December we were thrilled to be invited to sing at the world famous Blenheim Palace in the finale of their Christmas at Blenheim celebrations. We performed a half hour programme of songs in The Great Hall to an audience of several hundred guests. Click here to read more.
Steve and Claire, two Bladon Junior Church members of staff got married in a delighful ceromony in Bladon Methodist Church. Click on the champagne to go to their wedding page.
Bladon Junior Church were delighted to have been awarded a grant of £700 from Oxfordshire County Council. This sum will be put towards purchasing lighting equipment for use at Junior Church shows and concerts. We have also been given a grant of £200 from the Oxford Methodist Circuit to part fund a laptop for the Junior Church. The laptop will be used on Sundays by the children to prepare material to
display on the large screen in the church at the following week's service. It can also be borrowed by the older children during the week to prepare material for Junior Church the next Sunday.
Bladon Junior Church invaded Thorpe Park, one of the UK's premier theme parks. Click on the logo to read about it. It rained all day and several rides were closed, so Thorpe Park kindly invited us all back as their guests a few weeks later, when we had an even better time!
The wettest summer on record meant the church came very close to being flooded and sandbags were required as the water levels rose. See some flooding pictures by clicking on the rain cloud.
The church was transformed into the wild woods for Kenneth Grahame's classic tale with Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger and of course the evil weasels, ferrets and stoats Click on the Wind in the Willows logo on the left to read all about the show.
That's Entertainment was our third concert in Witney's Corn Exchange where we once again teamed up with The Windrush School of Ballet for a
We are pleased to announce the launch of The Friends of Bladon Methodist Church. Click on the church to read more.
concert of dance and songs from the musical theatre. With a combined cast of 150 children the production was a challenge but it came off spectacularly - click the logo to see some pictures.
Over the summer, 14 year old Junior Church member Luke cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats in support of the British
Heart Foundation. You can read about Luke's challenge and his reasons for supporting this worthy cause on his website. The Junior Church sponsored Luke and we hope you will be able to support him too. Read more about Luke's jouurney
Our production of Oliver! was a huge success. Over 40 children from Bladon and surrounding villages took part in Lionel Bart's smash hit musical. We sold out the entire run a week before the opening night.
The show was great fun to rehearse and perform and the audience
During August we commissioned a full survey of the church premises.
The data from this survey will be used in drawing up plans for our new building.
A few of the Junior Church sang at BJC member Karen's wedding.. See a picture of us outside St Martin's Church before the service
The Oxford Operatic production of 42nd Street in Oxford's 1,800 seat New Theatre was an all Bladon Junior Church affair. Click the logo to read more >
We are thrilled to announce that we have secured the rights to perform Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in October 2010. Following the West End production, this show has been on
A band of fearsome pirates invaded Bladon for our production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. Click on the pirate ship to read about the show, see photographs of the production and order a DVD or photo CD.
national tour, however it has just been released for amateur performance for a limited period only during 2010. The show is based on the classic Academy award winning film and has been seen by 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish costumes and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest”.
loved it. Click on the Oliver! logo to read more about the show and see
Let's Dance was our 4th concert in Witney's Corn Exchange Theatre. Read more about it and see lots of pictures here
This year we staged the spectacular Disney musical Beauty and the Beast. The show was great fun to rehearse and perform and the audience loved it!. Click on Lumiere (right) to see some pictures from the show.
Bladon Junior Church's football match in the park! Click on the player on the right to see some action photographs > >
Our Strictly Musicals concert was a spectacular show with songs from West Ends musicals such as Wicked, Love Never Dies and Hairspray! Click on the logo to see a load of photos
The Wizard of Oz amazed our audiences. Click on the banner below to see photos.
Our Cue the Music concert was a joint presentation with the pupils of The Windrush School of Ballet. The combined cast was over 150 children!
Read match by match commentary on our Euro 2012 sweepstake - click on the Euro 2012 logo on the right to go to our Euro's page.
Our summer concert was called The Sound of Musicals
Bladon Junior Church are a happy and active group of of thirty young people with ages ranging from 4 to 20 years. We meet for an hour and a half on Sunday mornings at the Methodist Church in the small village of Bladon in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside..
A typical morning at Junior Church includes a variety of activites such as singing, quizzes, and practising sketches as well as a wide range of practical activities. In the run up to Christmas we are especially busy making decorations, cooking Christmas cakes, decorating the church and preparing for our Candlelit Concert and Christmas Service.
Every few years we organise a coach outinsg. In the last few years we've visited BBC TV Centre in London, Wicksteed Park, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Drayton Manor Park and been on the GWR Steam Railway!
The Junior Church leads many family services throughout the year: at Christmas, Easter, Mothering Sunday and also at our Anniversary in May. At all our services, concerts and shows there is an opportunity for all children to take part if they wish.
The highlight of the year for many of the children are our concerts and our annual production. Recent shows include Toad of Toad Hall, Oliver!, Annie, The Pirates of Penzance and the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Have a look at our shows page to see pictures from the productions
We would be delighted to see new children of any age who would like to join. For more details please contact us or simply come along to Bladon Methodist Church at 10.50am on a Sunday morning - you'll be assured of a warm welcome. We currently have over 50 members and the average attendance on Sunday morning is rarely less than thirty children! Parents of young children are welcome to stay until their child is settled. More Sunday morning pictures here
Some of the Junior Church - click picture to enlarge