JERICHO COMMUNITY CENTRE

Plan of centre

The Centre occupies the former St Barnabas Church Institute

This is a fairly ‘mature’ building which we are planning to replace with a new centre on the canalside development site. We try to keep the building in good order but there will always be compromises since we can only invest so much in a building that is coming to the end of its life. One consequence is that disabled access is confined to the ground floor.

Some of the rooms are available for public hire. Others are generally rented out to charitable organizations and services that the Jericho Community Association wishes to encourage. We use the income from room hire and rents to generate funds to subsidize community activities, administer the centre, and invest in the development of a new centre.

The rooms are as follows:

  • A1 - Ground floor hall - for public hire.
  • A2 - Cafe - for public hire.
  • B1 - First floor hall - for public hire.
  • B2 - Rented to Jericho low-cost counselling service
  • B3 - Community Centre adminstration office
  • B4 - Rented to British Elastic Rope Sports Association
  • C1 - Rented to Jericho Wharf Trust
  • C2 - Rented as art studio
  • C3 - Rented to counselling service
  • C4 - Rented to Healthy Oxford
  • C5 - Rented to Trading for Development

 

Did you know?

Where the name Jericho comes from?

The name Jericho is probably taken from the parable of the Good Samaritan. Traditionally the name was given to places where travellers who arrived after the town gates had closed at sunset could find lodgings overnight.

What St Barnabas Church cost to build?

Thomas Combe the Superin­tendent of OUP and it was he who commissioned and paid for the construc­tion of the church in 1869 at a cost of £6,492. All the interior fittings were provided for about £900. The campanile was erected in 1872 for £800.

Diary

Jericho Street Fair 2017

Sat 10 Jun - 12.00 pm

Canal Street

Towpath Taskforce

Thursday 25 May - 10:00 AM

Aristotle bridge

St Sepulchre’s Garden Group

Tuesday 13 June - 10:00 AM

St. Sepulchre's cemetary