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, with modern, traditional, and non-traditional services found in the regular pattern of worship, but all are united in wishing to mirror the hospitality of God to those we meet.

The following churches are open daily for private prayer: St Andrew Shrivenham, St Thomas Watchfield, St James Bourton, St Mary the Virgin Ashbury, St Swithun Compton Beauchamp. St Mary the Virgin Longcot is only open on Wednesdays and Sundays at present.

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

Our regular online services and sermons continue, please download the Newsletter for full details. Download a guide to watching services and sermons on Facebook.

If you would like a home visit, or need to talk or ask for specific prayers, please get in touch.


Rev'd Patrick Mabhunu's Sermon for Sunday 3rd March


We are also sharing Bishop Steven’s weekly 'Come and See – The Way of Love’ films during Lent.

‘The Way of Love’ takes a closer look at what Jesus called the two most important commandments: you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength, and you shall love your neighbour as yourself.
Find out more here

'Two Tablets'

Life must be about more than mere existence. But where is the manual for what it means to live a good life? The two great commandments cut to the heart of what it means to be human.



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