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Milton Keynes churches host drive-in carol service

First published on: 21st December 2020

Churches in Watling Valley, Milton Keynes, are hosting a busy Christmas programme, including Car Park Carols, a free drive-in carol service.

Local vicar hopes lost sheep will help make Christmas 2020 BAA-rilliant

First published on: 7th December 2020

Christmas might look a little different this year thanks to the Covid -19 pandemic, but All Saints' Church in Sutton Courtenay are making sure that the Christmas message of comfort and joy still rings out across the Parish of Damascus.

Primary school Follow the Star from Bucks to Bethlehem

First published on: 2nd December 2020

A primary school is on a mission to 'follow the star' from Bucks to Bethlehem before Christmas to raise money for a new outdoor building.

Drive In Carols - Special Delivery

First published on: 2nd December 2020

Five local Aylesbury churches have joined forces with Aylesbury Town Council and Tesco Broadfields to ensure that local residents can still experience the Christmas message of comfort and joy this year, despite the pandemic.

Abseiling for Christian Aid

First published on: 23rd October 2020

People passionate about tackling global poverty went over the edge of St Mary Magdalen Church tower, in a sponsored abseil.

Exhibition to celebrate Thomas Becket a huge success

First published on: 29th September 2020

AT the start of 2020 there were grand plans at St Thomas' Church, Goring, to celebrate the anniversary of its patron saint.It is 850 years since his murder, on 29 December 1170 and 850 years since his body was moved on 7 July from a tomb in the crypt of the cathedral into a glittering shrine.While many of the celebrations, including a pilgrimage to Canterbury, had to be postponed, a flower, textiles and history exhibition was a huge success. More than 350 people visited, �1,000 was raised and a donation made to the Wallingford Food Bank. The GAP textiles group produced wall hangings on a pilgrimage theme, and the flower arrangers created colourful displays in celebration of Thomas Becket's life. There was also a small exhibition about the history of the church in medieval times. Precautions were in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19, with stewards outside taking names of visitors, and people encouraged to stay socially distanced as they enjoyed the exhibits. Plainchant, (simple, traditional Christian chanting dating back to the 13th century) played as visitors discovered more about the life of the saint to which the village church is dedicated.It is hoped that a piece of amateur theatre about Becket will go ahead in the autumn and that the pilgrimage will take place next year.

St Mary's Church, Chipping Norton leads the way

First published on: 26th May 2020

Emma Kennedy and a team from St Mary's Chipping Norton had action plan to help their local community from the start of lockdown.

Christmas funding boost for Berkshire church

First published on: 9th March 2020

A rural Berkshire church will be celebrating this Christmas as the National Churches Trust has confirmed a grant of £15,000.

Serving to build community in Thatcham

First published on: 23rd January 2020

St Barnabas Church, Thatcham, is 'walking the walk' in its partnership with the local school.

Creative Christians unveil their new crib

First published on: 13th January 2020

Creative Christians from Kidlington, Oxfordshire reflected on the nativity story as they made a large crib for their church.

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