Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

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From the Rector: Sunday 10th Feb 2019

Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service, wherever you are worshipping this morning across the Langtree Team ministry area. May the love of God be with us all. I received a “thank you” email a few days ago, after a funeral service at Checkendon Church, and I wanted to share some of the sentiments it expressed with you all, as…

From the Rector: Sunday 3rd February 2019

Dear friends, May God’s peace and blessing be upon you all. Welcome to our worship today. Our prayers are requested for everyone in the Goring benefice tomorrow evening, as the Revd Ben Philips is instituted as their new Rector. Please pray for Bishop Colin, Archdeacon Judy, Area Dean Linda, and everyone who will be involved in that special service. On Friday we…

From the Rector: Sunday 27th January 2019

e? Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service, wherever you are worshipping across the Langtree Team ministry area. This Sunday marks the fourth and final sunday of the Epiphany, and this season of “revelatory glory” comes to an end next Saturday, 2nd Feb, with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, otherwise known as Candlemas. Once we are into February…

From the Rector: Sunday 20th January 2019

Dear friends, A warm welcome to you all to this service, wherever you are worshipping in the Langtree Team Ministry area this morning.  May the hope and peace of Jesus Christ be with us all. The sport of tennis has been much in the news of late, what with Andy Murray and the Australian Open. One of our church members, John Beddington,…

From the Rector: Sunday 13th January 2019

Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service. May God’s peace and the hope that Christ brings be with us all. Our bishop has been encouraging us to re-engage with some of our foundational Christian texts: the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the Apostle’s Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. I hope like me you are enjoying the challenge of trying to commit…

From the Rector: Sunday 6th January 2019

Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service, and a very happy new year to you from all of us in the Langtree Team Ministry Staff. May the hope and peace of Christ be with us all throughout the uncertainties of contemporary life. Your churches continue, thanks to your support. Each church is cared for by a “PCC” – a “parochial…

From the Rector: Sunday 16th December 2018

Dear friends, Welcome to this service on the third Sunday of Advent. This week, as part of your Advent discipline, I invite you to learn (relearn) with me the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12. The form below is suitable for memorisation. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                   Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be…

From the Rector: Sunday 9th December 2018

Dear friends, Welcome to this service on the second Sunday of Advent. This week, as part of your Advent discipline, I invite you to learn (relearn) with me the Ten Commandments. The form below is suitable for memorisation. If you would like to read the “full” text, the reference is Exodus 20:1-17. I am the Lord your God; you shall have no…

From the Rector: Advent Sunday 2018

Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service for this Advent Sunday. May the hope and joy that Christ brings be ours to share. Advent is traditionally a season of fasting, study and prayer as the Christian community prepares for the celebration of Christ’s coming at Christmas. It is a good time to examine how well we know our faith. Recent…

From the Rector: Sunday 25th November 2018

Welcome ! Dear friends, A very warm welcome to this service, wherever you are worshipping across the Langtree Team Ministry area. May Christ the King rule in our hearts and in our lives. We’ll be thinking at Checkendon this morning about the Kingdom – what it is, what it means, and how we can live in the rule and reign of our…