Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 14th December 2021

Christmas Worship Edition

Dear friends,

Thank you for all your good humoured support throughout the last year. Here are the “live in person” services for the Christmas Season at Checkendon and Stoke Row. Booking is not necessary, but please do wear your face covering inside the church building and use the hand sanitizer on the way in. We’ll keep things draughty, so do wrap up. The online Advent Journey daily reflection continues until Christmas Eve for you to join in with via zoom from the comfort of your own home, too.

Worship Services for Sunday 19th December.

4pm Carol Service  at St John’s Stoke Row, led by Revd Angela Linton

6pm Carol Service at Checkendon Church, led by Canon Kevin Davies

The Advent Journey

8.30-8.40pm every day. Online for Advent with Revd Kevin.  Zoom numbers 842 3891 2144 and 123165. A daily reading, music and prayers for the Advent Season.

Other service options for elsewhere in the Team 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. Thank you!

Christmas Eve

4pm Christingle Service at Checkendon Church, with the Music Group, and children’s choir.

9.30pm Christmas Eve Communion at St John’s Stoke Row.

Christmas Day

11am Christmas Day Celebration at Checkendon Church.

Sunday 26th December

There are two worship options for you on Boxing Day:

9am Early Holy Communion at St Leonard’s Woodcote, with Revd Linda Smith

10am. Zoom Carols with Revd John Blair. 188 513 761 (Please wait to be admitted)

Make room in your heart

Its been a while since I’ve shared a song with you on this medium, but here’s a great one that we’ve recently discovered on the Advent Journey. It’s called “Make Room” by the Catholic worship band Casting Crowns, and is thoughtful and challenging in right measure. In all the busy-ness, and now, anxiety, the most important thing is to have a heart that has room for God.

May Christ the Son of Righteousness shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path.

Your Rector, Revd Kevin Davies

I’m sorry but you need two PCR tests five days apart and the donkey needs a mask.


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