Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

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From the Rector: Tuesday 17th May 2022

Meet the Bishop Dear friends, This Wednesday (tomorrow)  you have an opportunity to meet and question Bishop Stephen Croft, Bishop of Oxford, at Shiplake Church, from 7.30pm. Whether you want to ask him about his priorities for the Diocese, the Christ Church affair, or how the economic crisis is affecting your church, do take this opportunity to have your say. Parking for…

From the Rector: Tuesday 26th April 2022

Easter, ongoing Dear friends, Easter is a longer “season” than Christmas. Six, sometimes seven weeks when daily readings and prayers remind us that Christ is risen, and that hope is never wasted. The Easter season ends on Pentecost Sunday, which this year falls on 5th June, the culmination of her Majesty’s Jubilee weekend. On the way to the party, let us daily…

From the Rector: Holy Week 2022

Dear friends, The gritty reality of an Easter with a war in Europe is not something anyone anticipated this time last year. We looked forward to the taming of Covid, and the return of social fellowship in all areas of life; education, emplyment, healthcare, Church, leisure. Society has returned, but every area is struggling to be “normal” with possibly staffing, or supply…

From the Rector: Tuesday 15th March 2022

Sanctuary Dear friends, If like me you are wondering about what it might mean to offer to sponsor a Ukrainian refugee under the newly announced Government scheme, do have a look at the website www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk  . There is also a helpful video interview there. The important things to note are that, at the moment, “stuff” is not needed; money is and will…

From the Rector: Tuesday 1st March 2022

Naboth’s blood Dear friends, The first book of Kings, chapter 21, tells the story of how King Ahab covets his neighbour’s vinyard; ideally situated next to the palace, fertile and productive. Ahab wants to grow vegetables there. He offers Naboth, the owner, a fair price. Naboth refuses. It is his family inheritance, he says, so he will not sell. Ahab sulks. Jezebel,…