Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 13th of July

School’s (almost) out

Dear friends,

The school year comes to an end a week on Thursday. At Checkendon, we give thanks for the distinguished service of Headmistress Mrs Gillian Seymour. At Stoke Row we pray for a safe delivery for Headmistress’ Mrs Charlotte Whittle, expecting her second child this month. Both schools have been amazing throughout the pandemic, and both communities owe a huge dept of gratitude to all staff and volunteers for their committment and dedication at this time. There are other ways to greatness than on a football field, happily for most of us. Whatever your field, let us each strive for excellence, and integrity, with all our hearts. Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice. (Phil 4:4)

Worship for Sunday 18th July

9am Short said service at Checkendon Church, led by Revd Kevin Davies. Please wear your mask, and remember social distancing is still required. No need to book.

9.30am Informal Service at St John’s Stoke Row, led by Mr Peter Ferguson. Please wear your mask, and remember social distancing is still required. No need to book.

11am Informal Worship (via zoom) with Revd Kevin. 636 645 195 and passcode 000162.  A family friendly service, with songs, video, and a chance to chat.

It is absolutely OK to pass these details onto friends and family, who are very welcome to join us. Other service options can be found on the Langtree Team Ministry Churches website.

You can support Checkendon church and  Stoke Row churches via dedicated and secure online card donation pages. Just click on the link. If you’ve not tried this way to make a donation, please give it a go. It is very secure.

Just around the corner

We await new guidelines from the central church authorities regarding Covid safety post July 19th; it is very likely that any changes will not be introduced locally until September at the earliest.

Sunday 25th July sees a number of milestones: at 9am in Checkendon Church there is the Annual Church Meeting. We’ll be electing officers and receiving reports from a number of sources; how have things been for our church over this last year? Everyone is welcome.

Also on Sunday 25th July our final 11am zoom service (for now) will be a celebratory Songs of Praise. Do make a note to come and join in, and give thanks for what we’ve learned and shared together this way.

Again, I say, rejoice!   Your Rector, Revd Kevin



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