Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

Church News

From the Rector: Tuesday 22nd November 2022

A strange beauty Dear friends Numbers can do wonderful things, seemingly all by themselves. With attention, however, our minds are able to discern patterns. Order pops out now and then in fields of apparent chaos. Today, for example is 22.11.22. Just an ordinary Tuesday – bright, sunny skies and perhaps showers later. But our labelling pattern, where date numbers are constrained to…

From the Rector: Tuesday 1st November 2022

For all the Saints Dear friends, Today, 1st November, is All Saints’ Day. It is a chance to remember the giants upon whose shoulders we stand; not just the great apostles and martyrs of old, but those closer to home, from the unknown labourers who built the churches we worship in, to good old Birinus himself, who first brought the gospel to…

From the Rector: Tuesday 11th October 2022

Breaking Bridges Dear friends, We live in times of flux. The settlements of yesterday are not working anymore. Partnerships previously taken for granted are under question. The attack on the Kerch Bridge between Russia and the Crimea showed just how pasionately the Ukraine no longer wishes to be regarded as an adjunct of the Russian state. The Brexit decision was a cry…

From the Rector: Tuesday 28th June 2022

Langtree Team Churches Ukrainian Refugee Local Support Fund Dear friends, I’m very pleased to announce that a generous anonymous donation has allowed Checkendon Church to launch a fund specifically for the support of Ukrainian refugees hosted in the Langtree Team area. Hosts have been contacted with details about how to apply. The fund remains open for lump sum donations (which can be…

From the Rector: Tuesday 21st June 2022

A happy baptism Dear friends, Village activities continue apace; Stoke Row Church shared cake with the Friends of Stoke Row School in church last Saturday, and at Checkendon we welcomed baby Charles Hildred into God’s family, enjoying the chance to greet friends old and new. The music group blessed us all with some classic hymns and songs, and coffee after the service…