Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Thy Kingdom Come

Dear friends,

Many people have been finding comfort in prayer throughout these difficult days. Every year in the nine days in the Christian calendar between the Ascension and Pentecost the Archbishop of Canterbury invites us all to join with him in prayer for one or two of our closest friends. The initiative is growing every year and this year involves many denominations. You can find out more at where there are podcasts, videos, and daily helps for prayer.


Pentecost is the third major festival of the Christian year, after Easter and Christmas. Fifty days after the resurrection we celebrate the gift of God’s Holy Spirit to the Church.   The zoom numbers for our Sunday services across the team on 31st May are as follows:

10am Service of the Word led by Revd John     Meeting ID: 188 513 761     Passcode  019797  A Service with prayers and readings.
10am Morning Worship led by Revd Linda   Meeting ID: 839 0349 5808    Password: 118136   A chance to reflect and pray at the start of the day.
11am  Pentecost Communion Service led by Revd Kevin       Meeting ID: 636 645 195        Passcode 000162     A family friendly service – please bring cake, or a candle, or other party item.

(To use the Zoom app on your PC or tablet you will need to download and install the app beforehand from

All services will be child-friendly. Its a great way to stay in touch. The 11am service will “break out” into smaller groups from 11.45am for those who wish to stay on and chat over “zoom” coffee. Bring a cake to “share” in the Church’s birthday!

Joy comes in the morning

Sometimes a picture says it best. These roses are by the door of Checkendon Church. Their fragrance greets you as you walk down the path. The blue tits have returned to their nest in the porch stonework and the chicks shout a greeting to anyone who passes by. Hurry, hurry, they say, for we will soon be flown !

May the Lord bless you and keep you in his love.

Revd Kevin.


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