Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

Past Events

Ipsden Tea Recitals : Organ Recital

Organ recital by organist Robert Dears. As always, the recital will be followed by tea and delicious themed cakes. Free entry but a retiring collection to cover expenses. Children over the age of 8 welcome.

Out of the Wood : Ideas in the Making

Come and hear the wisdom of Philip Koomen. This furniture designer and artist in wood talks about the sources of his inspiration. He will be bringing some samples of his very fine work and talking about the deep love he has of his medium and the ways in which he combines his philosophy of life with the day to day demands of…

Bible Study for October

All are welcome to a series of Bible study courses, designed to be run during October. These weekly studies will be taking a forward look at the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday and will give an insight into what clergy go through to prepare for the week’s sermon! First session will be on Wednesday…

Autumn Fair

Come to our autumn fair, which is back due to popular demand! It will be held in the church. All are welcome.

Harvest Festival, St. John’s Mongewell

Harvest songs and prayers followed by a picnic which will take place inside or out, depending on the weather. Bring your own picnic (plus a folding chair) plus your gifts of tinned and other non-perishable foods for Reading Food Bank. For more details contact Rev. Alan Gates at : (To get to the church,…

Smuggling in Cornwall

There will be an illustrated talk on ‘Smuggling in Cornwall’ with Cornish Bard and historian Carol Vivian. Free entry with a retiring collection in aid of church funds.

Grand Autumn Prize Draw at Checkendon

Checkendon church is having a prize draw on 26th September to raise much-needed funds for maintaining the church and churchyard. Buy your tickets from any pcc member or phone :  01491 873099. The prizes include : 4 day break at a holiday cottage in Hawes, Yorshire 3 tickets for a rugby match at Twickenham Lunch…

Roy Bailey Big Band

Featuring the music of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald and many more… Come along to an evening of great music for the very reasonable price of £10. All proceeds go to The Friends of St Mary’s & St John’s. Seating is limited so book early. Tickets are available from :…


Come and join us at our annual open air service on the village green. There will be communal worship, followed by a picnic lunch. All are welcome. In case of bad weather we will gather at the Pavilion.