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Friends of Fawley Church

First published on: 22nd March 2021

The villagers of Fawley are marking the first anniversary of their community prayer programme.

Passiontide 2021, Watlington

First published on: 22nd March 2021

Socially-distanced art exhibition depicting the Stations of the Cross held at St Leonard's Church, Watlington

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Carol-Vanning all the way

First published on: 21st December 2020

This year, St Mary's Church, Cogges in Witney is taking a novel approach to celebrating Advent and Christmas.

God in the Life Of a Permanent Deacon

First published on: 8th December 2020

Vital pastoral work both outside and inside the Church is being carried out by permanent deacons.

Tom Kerridge charity Meals from Marlow delivers food to NHS staff

First published on: 26th November 2020

Tom Kerridge's charity Meals from Marlow has delivered over 75,000 meals to those in need over lockdown, with the help of a local church.

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.

Bishop of Dorchester retires

First published on: 5th October 2020

The Bishop of Dorchester, the Right Revd Colin Fletcher marked his imminent retirement with two major services.

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.

New Associate Archdeacons ready to help

First published on: 29th September 2020

As parishes focus on our common vision to become a more Christ-like Church, our three Associate Archdeacons are ready to help.

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.

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