Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

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From the Rector: Tuesday 27th June 2023

Unsteady State Dear Friends The bubblings over of the inner tensions in Russian government should warn us not to assume that the war in Ukraine is something contained, or bounded. Our lives continue to be profoundly affected by the economic aftershocks of the conflict; fuel prices rises threw petrol on inflationary fires already started by the pandemic; hurried re-armament by western nations…

From the Rector: Tuesday 20th June 2023

Last things first Dear friends, After over twenty three years of service in the Langtree Team Ministry, our beloved Revd Angela will be retiring from parish ministry on the 23rd July. Before she steps down, Angela will be conducting a number of “last services” at churches around the Team between now and then, beginning this Sunday at Checkendon. Members at Checkendon are…

From the Rector: Tuesday 13th June 2023

From the heavens Dear friends, Many congratulations to Rachel Carter and Edward Hildred, who became Mr and Mrs Hildred at Checkendon church on Saturday. A very cheerful service, with the bells ringing, and organ playing, and in wonderful serendipity, the Red Arrows flying overhead as we started, seemingly adding Checkendon at 1502hrs into their flight plan back from trooping the colour. Heaven…

From the Rector: Tuesday 6th June

The ancient office Dear friends, Did you know that the office of Churchwarden was recognised in law as early as the 12th Century? Two churchwardens are elected every year by a meeting at which every adult parishioner is eligible to vote, not just those on the church electoral roll. Your churchwardens are responsible for all your parish business, and their office gives…

From the Rector: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Holy Fire Dear friends The Church as an Institution has always been uncomfortable with the exuberence of Pentecost (Acts 2)  – perhaps it was the early start, or the babble of languages from the known world, or the divine flame powering an explosion of evangelism and joyful explanation of what God had done and still does, in and through Jesus Christ. Jesus…

From the Rector: Tuesday 9th May 2023

Memorable Moments Dear friends Whether it was the sight of the massed parade on Buckingham Palace Lawn giving three cheers for the King, or the blind pianist Lucy capturing everyone’s heart at the Coronation Concert, there have been many hundreds of moments that will linger long in memory from the weekend just passed. Many thousands of people have spent many thousands of…

From the Rector: Tuesday 17th April 2023

Checkendon Church and Churchyard Spring Working Party Saturday 22nd April Dear friends Please help us to keep our church and its environment looking lovely! On Saturday morning, from 10-12noon, members of Checkendon church council invite you to join them in church and/or churchyard for the annual clean up. Please bring any tools that you think you might need. The invitation is open…