The South Oxford Baptist church was built in 1938 as a daughter church of the Baptist church in Commercial Road in St Ebbe's, which had closed the previous year (neither that church nor Commercial Road still exist).
The church has three inscribed foundation stones in its eastern wall:
This photograph from the Oxford Mail shows Mrs Fotheringham laying the foundation stone of the church. To her right (in the flat cap) is the bricklayer George Surman, who was 18 years old and from Horspath. He worked for builder Charles Wesley Harris, whose premises were opposite the Wesleyan Chapel in Horspath.
The church is now the South Oxford Christian Centre and is the home of the Oxford Corps of the Salvation Army.