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.

Services in Church

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

Wearing a mask and observing social distancing during services is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged. Should you prefer not to do this, we ask you to be respectful of those who have made a different choice and to give them the space they need. Please sign in or use the QR code.
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.

Rev'd Norma Fergusson's Sermon for Advent Sunday 28th November

Norma reflects on Advent as a time to process everything that comes in the run-up to Christmas, so that at the end we can be close to the God who wants to be close to us.

The Benefice Payer for Renewal

Heavenly Father, in Jesus name we ask for a fresh outpouring of your Holy Spirit on our Benefice.
Help us to grow in our experience of your love, forgiveness and healing.
Challenge our contentment to stay as we are.
Renew our vision of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
That through our words and the way we live, others may be drawn to his way.
Give us the wisdom to seek your will and grant us the joy that comes from wholeheartedly following it.
For your Glory and the good of all your people.

This prayer was written by Revd Nicholas Gandy OGS and is used with his blessing.

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