Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Sunday 22nd September 2019

Dear friends,

A very warm welcome to this service, wherever you are worshipping in the Langtree Team Ministry Area. May the peace of Christ be with you all.

Next Sunday, being a 5th Sunday (29th Sept) is a Team Service Sunday, so we are gathering at St Leonard’s Woodcote at 10.30am for a service of Holy Communion, led by our Area Dean, Revd Linda Smith. Let’s enjoy this chance to be together before God, and raise our praises to the rafters!

Bishop Colin has invited all clergy, wardens and PCC members to a free Dorchester Area morning conference, on Saturday 9th November at Marlborough School, Woodstock from 9.30 until 1pm The Diocese of Oxford is working towards a common vision to become a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world. The aim for the conference is to inspire local churches and provide new tools and resources to support the common vision in our towns and villages across the Diocese.  To book for this important conference, please contact Revd Kevin or Revd Linda for an email link (too long to print here!) to the booking platform.

Finally the theft of the solid gold toilet from Blenheim Palace last week reminded me of Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

The whole episode from beginning to end poses us questions about values and life priorities.

May God bless you and keep you

Revd Canon Kevin Davies



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