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Come and join our vibrant community

Royal Voluntary Service’s Cornhill Centre in Banbury is open five days a week and offers a weekly programme of volunteer-run activities, including art and crafts, gentle exercise, dancing and music. 

The centre is home to Cornhill Companions friendship service along with other charities such as Banbury Talking Newspaper and Parkinson’s UK Banbury branch.

The centre has spearheaded and is involved with many projects such as Move It or Lose It!, Winter Warmers, tackling loneliness tea sessions and more.

The centre’s café is open from 10am-2pm for drinks and volunteers are on hand to share information about local activities that maybe be of interest to local people.

What's on

From dancing to crafts, book clubs to knitting, new social groups are starting all the time. If there is something you would like to do and we don't have it arranged: don't be shy, let us know and we'll do all we can to make it happen. More groups will follow as volunteers become available.

If you would like to become a volunteer and start a group - Let's talk! Get in touch or pop in and chat with one of our team.


10am–12pm Dementia Support Café – First Monday of month

10am-12pm Art Group

10am-12pm Activity Club

12:30pm-1:30pm Singing Group

1:45pm – 3:45pm International Dance

Image: Her Majesty The Queen on a visit to the Cornhill Centre and taking part in the International Dance Group.



10am-12pm Natterbox – craft and chat

11:30am–1:30pm Social Dining Club – Call 01295 264214 to book your place

2:15pm-3:45pm Move It or Lose It! seated exercise

Image: Move It or Lose It! group at the centre.


10am–1:30pm Dementia Day Centre. Please call 01295 264214 for more details.


10am–1pm Dementia Day Centre. Please call 01295 264214 for more details.

1.30pm–2.30pm Singing Group


10:30am–2:30pm Friday Club – Day Centre with activities, games, and hot lunch.



Cornhill Chronicle

Catch up with the latest news about the Cornhill Centre, our volunteers and our regulars by reading our monthly newsletter.

Also available from Cornhill Centre

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Cornhill Companions

The Cornhill Companions is a befriending and good neighbour service. Volunteers visit older people in their homes and help with ad hoc tasks.

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Hall hire

Our main hall which seats 70 people and our smaller green room which seats 10 are avaialable to hire at reasonable rates.

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