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.
Any decision to attend church must be yours, taken prudently and prayerfully in the light of your own health and wellbeing, as well as those around you. Please don’t feel obliged to come just because the service is happening – we won’t be offended!
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 Sunday 26th September
Norma reflects on what the Harvest means for us in the world today, and how we can all share in the Harvest of God's Kingdom.
Resumption of Services in Longcot Church
Now that the building work to create the Community Hub in St Mary’s is complete, we look forward to welcoming you into church for a United Village Service with the Methodists at 3pm on Sunday 3rd October. Do join us afterwards for refreshments and a closer look at the transformation.
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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