Welcome to our Benefice

The Shrivenham & Ashbury Benefice is situated in the Vale Of White Horse, 8 miles east of Swindon and 25 miles west of Oxford, and consists of four parishes within the Dorchester Archdeaconry in the Diocese of Oxford.

Our churches are all different, but are united in wishing to mirror the hospitality of God to those we meet.

Covid Update

Please do not come into church if you think you may have symptoms of Covid 19.

Wearing a face covering in church will no longer be mandatory from Thursday 27th January.

Although wearing a face covering indoors will no longer be mandatory, we would encourage you to exercise discretion, especially in larger services or smaller churches. Please sign in or use the NHS QR code and continue to observe social distancing – there is plenty of room to do this. Please respect the concerns of others in the congregation.

We will continue to provide hand sanitiser at entry and exit points and ensure our buildings are clean and well ventilated.

If you would like a home visit, do let us know.

The following churches are open daily for private prayer: St Andrew Shrivenham, St Thomas Watchfield, St James Bourton, St Mary the Virgin Ashbury and St Swithun Compton Beauchamp.

Our regular online services and sermons continue, please download the Newsletter for full details.

If you need to talk or ask for specific prayers, please get in touch.

Richard Fergusson's Sermon for Sunday 23rd January

Richard reflects on two dramatic events centred around readings from scripture, and what they tell us about the power of scripture.

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