Recently updated church and government policy allows the re-opening of churches for public services.
For us, this will not mean an immediate return to our previous rota of services - we will be taking things slowly as we continue to explore ways to make this work safely.
Initially, there will be one public communion service and one public service of the word in the Benefice each Sunday.
Some of our churches are also open once a week for private prayer.
Meanwhile, the regular online services will continue: Sunday 11am communion services; Morning Prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays; together with the monthly ASK and Worship & Praise services. Please download the Newsletter for full details.

We understand that not everyone will feel ready to come back into church just yet, so if it doesn’t feel right, please take your time, knowing that we will be delighted to welcome you back when you are ready. 

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

Download a guide to watching services and sermons on Facebook.


Updated guidance on face coverings

Face coverings are now mandatory in churches.
There is an exemption for those who are officiating at services and presiding at Holy Communion, and those who assist them (for instance by reading, preaching, or leading prayers) who do not always need to wear a face covering, although one should be worn if physical distancing cannot be maintained (such as at the distribution of Holy Communion).
In line with government advice, children under 11 and people with disabilities or certain health conditions are also exempt from wearing face coverings.

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


Rev'd Norma Fergusson's sermon for Sunday 9th August.

Watch on YouTube or Facebook. Available from 9am on Sunday 9th August.

Sunday 9th August

9:00am  Morning Prayer. Longcot, St Mary.
10:00am  Holy Communion. Ashbury, St Mary.
11:00am  Holy Communion. Live on Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.
Download Look - an activity sheet based on today's Gospel. Suitable for 4-9 year olds.
 

Tuesday 11th August

9:00am  Morning Prayer. Live on Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.

Thursday 13th August

9:00am  Matins(BCP). Live on Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.

Saturday 15th August

75th Anniversary of VJ Day

Even in these uncertain times, VJ Day will be marked by commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum and by special programmes at 9.30am and 8.30pm on the BBC.
Within the Benefice, we will be holding short acts of remembrance at the war memorials in Ashbury, Longcot and Shrivenham, starting with two minutes silence at 11am. You will be most welcome to join us (socially distanced and wearing your face masks!), or just stand in your gardens and listen to the bells marking 75 years since the end of the second World War.

Sunday 16th August

10:00am  Holy Communion. Bourton, St James.
11:00am  Holy Communion. Live on Facebook.
Download the 
Order of Service and Bible Readings.
5:30pm  Evensong (BCP). Live on Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.
Download Look - an activity sheet based on today's Gospel. Suitable for 4-9 year olds




Keeping up to date

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Downloadable PDFs

Download - Matins (BCP).pdf
Download - How to watch services and sermons on Facebook.pdf
Download - Evensong (BCP).pdf
Download - ASK.pdf
Download - Holy Communion 2020 [Trinity and OT].pdf
Download - MP SSF.pdf
Download - 9th August.pdf
Download - Bible Readings Sunday 9th August.pdf
Download - Bible Readings Sunday 16th August.pdf
Download - Bible Readings Sunday 30th August.pdf
Download - Bible Readings Sunday 23rd August.pdf
Download - Look 9 August 2020.pdf
Download - Look 30 August 2020.pdf
Download - Look 16 August 2020.pdf
Download - Look 23 August 2020.pdf
Download - Look 23 August 2020.pdf
Download - Psalm and Readings Tuesday 11th August 2020.pdf
Download - Psalm and Readings Thursday 13th August 2020.pdf
Download - Psalm and Readings Evensong Sunday 16th August 2020.pdf

Archive

Rev'd Norma Fergusson's Sermon for 2nd August.

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David Ahern's talk for Sunday 26th July.

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Rev'd Robin Cardwell's Sermon for Sunday 19th July.

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Richard Fergusson's Sermon for Evensong Sunday 19th July.

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Richard Fergusson's Sermon for Sunday 12th July.

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Rev'd Norma Fergusson's Sermon for Sunday 5th July.

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Lord Elton's Sermon for Sunday 28th June.

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Rev'd Norma Fergusson's Sermon for Sunday 21st June.

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Richard Fergusson's Reflection for Evensong on Sunday 21st June.

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David Ahern's Talk for Sunday 14th June.

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Rev'd Robin Cardwell's Sermon for Trinity Sunday 7th June.

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Reflection for Pentecost Sunday 31st May.

Richard and Norma share an imaginary conversation between the disciple Peter and Mary Magdalene as they mull over recent events and await the coming of the Holy Spirit.
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Rev'd Robin Cardwell reflects on the Ascension.

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David Ahern's talk for Sunday 24th May.

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Rev'd Norma Fergusson's Sermon for Evensong on Sunday 17th May 2020.

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Methodist Minister Rev'd Rachael Wilson's sermon for the Joint Christian Aid Service with Shrivenham Methodist Church on Sunday 17th May 2020.

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Army Chaplain Rev'd Philip Burrows' talk for the 75th anniversary of VE Day - 8th May 2020.

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Shrivenham resident Ron Johnson shares his memories of VE Day 1945.

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Ashbury CE Primary School VE Day Celebrations.

The school has produced a wonderful compilation video of their VE Day celebrations to a backing track of Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins singing ‘We’ll Meet Again”.
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Rev'd Robin Cardwell's reflection for Sunday 3rd May 2020.

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Richard Fergusson's reflection for Sunday 26th April 2020.

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Rev'd Norma Fergusson's reflection for Sunday 19th April 2020.

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Richard Fergusson's address for Easter Sunday 2020.

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Rev'd Norma Fergusson's reflection for Holy Saturday 2020.

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Richard Fergusson's reflection for Good Friday 2020.

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Rev'd Robin Cardwell's reflections for Palm Sunday 2020.

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Rev'd Norma Fergusson's sermon for Mothering Sunday 2020.

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