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 and St Mary the Virgin Longcot.

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 Shannon Preston's Sermon for Sunday 21st July

Our New Incumbent

Please continue to pray that the person we are seeking to take our Benefice forward is out there and that we will be united with them. If you would like to look at our Benefice Profile it can be found here.

A prayer for this time of transition

Faithful and loving God, we hold our Benefice before you in this time of uncertainty.
Be with us in our waiting, in our expectation and in our preparation as we seek our new Incumbent.
Be with our new incumbent as he or she also waits, expects and prepares.
Bring us together in love for you and for this Benefice, and be our light for the way ahead.
In Jesus’ name, Amen


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