Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 15th June 2021

Thank you !

Dear friends,

The fine weather brings us all outside. Thank you to everyone who came to the working party last Saturday morning in Checkendon Church and Churchyard. A wonderful effort, and a great spirit, led to a great result, of church and surrounds being thoroughly gingered up ready for the recommencement of daily opening yesterday, and short services from this coming Sunday. My thanks also to Michael Skinner for the snapshot below; see if you can improve on my caption.

Worship for Sunday 20th June

9am Short said service at Checkendon Church, led by Revd Kevin Davies. Please wear your mask, and remember social distancing is still required. No need to book.

9.30am Short said service at St John’s Stoke Row, led by Mr Brian Turner. Please wear your mask, and remember social distancing is still required. No need to book.

11am Family Worship (via zoom) with Revd Kevin. 636 645 195 and passcode 000162. An informal service, with songs, prayers and visuals. “The Lord of the Storm”.

It is absolutely OK to pass these details onto friends and family, who are very welcome to join us. Other online service options can be found on the Langtree Team Ministry Churches website.

You can support Checkendon church and  Stoke Row churches via dedicated and secure online card donation pages. Just click on the link. If you’ve not tried this way to make a donation, please give it a go. It is very secure.

Looking ahead, or not

The pause in unlocking will make little difference to our church life; social distancing remains the same, so the “in church” worship we can offer will still be rather restrained. Coming up in two weeks time – a old variant; on the 27th June there won’t be an 11am zoom service, but instead a service of Evensong (from the old Prayer Book) will be zoomed at 6pm. The zoom numbers will be the same as those for the 11am service. The Church has a rich treasury of worship, and music, all of which can be enjoyed via our online offering. God’s love, which we share in our homes and in our communities as well as in our church buildings, does not change.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.   Your Rector, Revd Kevin Davies.

“The ‘Litany of the Gutter’ is an annual service, with prostration, and an obligatory votive of green material.”


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