Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

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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…

From the Rector: Tuesday 14th June 2022

Connected Dear friends, We had become complacent about our connected world. Grain from Russia and Ukraine has stopped flowing to Africa, pushing more into desperate flight, or to give in to the temptation pick up a gun. Fragile economies teter on the edge. Our own spiralling energy costs and the resulting inflation come from the  same conflict; the UK economy may not…

From the Rector: Tuesday 24th May 2022

Celebrate and give thanks. Dear friends, The coming half term/bank holiday/Jubilee week brings two opportunities at least for us to gather and celebrate, both Her Majesty’s faithful service and witness and also God’s gift to his people of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Jesus promised those who followed him that they would not be “left comfortless” (two words which could well describe…