Banbury and District Samaritans is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (757372).

Welcome to Banbury and District Samaritans

If something's troubling you, get in touch:

Telephone our branch:

01295 27 00 00 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Banbury 33 Albert Street Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 5DG

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
10.00am to 4.00pm and 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Thursday and Friday
10.00am to 10.00pm

Saturday
10.00am to 6.00pm

Sunday
8.00pm to 10.00pm

Facilities for visitors with disabilities:

Wheelchair Accessible

Banbury and District Samaritans is part of Samaritans, a charity registered in England and Wales (219432) and in Scotland (SC040604) and incorporated in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (757372).

Volunteer, Victoria Hayes-Kerridge, takes a call at Banbury and District Samaritans

About Banbury and District Samaritans

Banbury & District Samaritans has been providing support to people in our local area and beyond for over 40 years. We mainly cover the following areas:

  • Banbury
  • Brackley
  • Bicester
  • Buckingham
  • Towcester
  • Chipping Norton
  • Daventry
  • Shipston on Stour

We have been in Albert Street - in the heart of the town - since we were founded in 1974. We offer emotional support in person, by phone, by email and by text and on average we help around 20,000 people a year.

If you have any queries about the branch, its administration - including fundraising, sponsorship opportunities & requests to talk at events - or any other enquiries, please ContactUs

Working in the Banbury community

An important part of Samaritans’ work is to reach out to people in the community and work with other organisations to raise awareness of what we do and offer support to as many people as we can.

Our outreach team works with local schools, shelters, multicultural projects and the NHS to name a few. We give talks to anyone who invites us, so that we can spread the word! You can read more information on our outreach work here.

Volunteering in Banbury

Everyone in the Branch is a volunteer, from our Director to our part time fundraisers.  We have between 60 and 70 volunteers.   Although Samaritans is best known for its volunteers who answer the telephones, there are so many other ways in which you can help us.  We have roles in administration, fundraising and building maintenance for example.

Read more information on volunteering

Fundraising at Banbury and District Samaritans

We need to raise money to continue our work.  We hold regular fundraising activities to find the £75 per day needed to run our branch. You can support us by coming along to an event, donating to us or offering ideas on how we can raise money.

When you shop online you can raise funds for Banbury & District Samaritans at no extra cost to yourself by visiting our page at easyfundraising before you make your online purchase.

For more information on this and other fund raising opportunities please read our fundraising page.

Events Diary

To see what events we'll be organising or attending please read our events-diary.

   Follow us on Twitter @BanburySams

Volunteer, Victoria Hayes-Kerridge, takes a call at Banbury and District Samaritans

Banbury and District Samaritans news

  • She did it! Celia's fundraising husky mush

    3rd May 2018
    Celia, a listening volunteer at Banbury and District Branch, drove (mushed) a team of huskies 200 kilometres in arctic conditions across Sweden in April to raise funds for the branch. She travelled with a group of strangers - seven who were also undertaking the challenge plus two guides and a doctor; slept in a teepee (with outside bathroom facilities!), looked after her team of dogs and all in temperatures down to -30C. Celia's epic adventure has raised an incredible £2,500 for the branch, with more money still coming in.
  • Outreach Team at Banbury & Bicester College April 2018

    27th April 2018
    As part of Banbury and Bicester College's Health Awareness Week, members of our Outreach Team, led by Branch Director Will Adams, were invited to join students at Banbury College for talks on who Samaritans are and what they do.
  • Samaritans harness the power of tea

    Two of our volunteers at Banbury Station
    20th January 2018
    Banbury and District Samaritans were at Banbury Station on Monday, 15th January which has been dubbed the "most depressing day of the year". We were taking part in a Samaritans national campaign offering tea bags to passengers as a way of encouraging people to connect with each other and take time to chat with someone who may be going through a difficult time.
  • Reaching out through drinks mats

    23rd December 2017
    Two Banbury pubs are helping us this Christmas to reach out to people who find it difficult to open up about what's getting to them.