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.

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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.

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.

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.

Sunday 26th September

10:15am  United Harvest Holy Communion with the Methodist Church and the Benefice Choir. Shrivenham, St Andrew. Also live on Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.
Download Look, an activity sheet for children.
11:00am  Harvest Holy Communion. Ashbury, St Mary.
3:00pm  Benefice Sunday School. Ashbury, St Mary. More information here.
4:00pm  Harvest Festival Songs of Praise followed by Holy Communion. Watchfield, St Thomas.

Tuesday 28th September

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

Wednesday 29th September

9:00am  Morning Prayer. Shrivenham, St Andrew. Also live on Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.

Thursday 30th September

9:00am  Matins (BCP). Live on Facebook.
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3:15pm  Messy Church in St Andrew’s. More information here.
6:00pm  ASK Evening Prayer Shrivenham, St Andrew

Friday 1st October

9:00am  Morning Prayer. Ashbury, St Mary. Also live on Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.

Saturday 2nd October

10:00am  Family Service for Harvest. Bourton, St James
5:00pm  Hope and Harmony. United service with the Methodist Church in St Andrew's Shrivenham. Also live on Facebook.
Join us at 4pm for tea before the service.

Sunday 3rd October

7:45am  Holy Communion (BCP). Shrivenham, St Andrew
9:00am  Harvest Holy Communion (BCP). Compton Beauchamp, St Swithun
9:30am  Holy Communion (BCP)Watchfield, St Thomas & Facebook.
Download the Order of Service and Bible Readings.
Download Look, an activity sheet for children.
10:10am  Family Service. Shrivenham, St Andrew.
11:00am  Morning Prayer with Baptism. Ashbury, St Mary.
3:00pm  Benefice Sunday School. Watchfield Village Hall.
3:00pm  United Village Harvest Service with the Methodists to celebrate the re-opening of St Mary’s, followed by refreshments.
Villagers not attending the service are warmly invited to come along at 4:15pm for refreshments and to have a closer look at the stunning transformation that has taken place during the recent closure.
5:30pm  Compline and Benediction. Shrivenham, St Andrew. Also live on Facebook.
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