Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

From the Rector: Tuesday 28th March 2023

Your Holy Week and Easter

Dear friends,

There’s no easy way to do this, but I have to write a list. The staff team and I are looking forward to sharing a joyful and festive Easter with you as we celebrate the resurrection of our living Lord. May the hope that Christ gives be yours, and his glory rise in your hearts. If you are entertaining guests or visitors over the holiday period, do bring them along to worship with you. Everyone is welcome as we share what God has done for us all.

Mid Week Communion at Checkendon Church, Wed 29th March at 2pm.

Led by Revd Kevin Davies. Members of the wider community are warmly invited to join the children and staff of Checkendon School for their end of term communion service. The school choir will be singing, and there will be hot cross buns.

Worship Services for Palm Sunday  2nd April

9.30am Family Worship at St John’s, Stoke Row with Mr Peter Ferguson

11am Palm Sunday Service at St Peter and Paul, Checkendon with Revd Kevin Davies. With a Palm Cross to take home.

Midweek zoom service: Wednesday Evensong at 5.00pm  410 935 129

Holy Week

Mon 3rd, Tues 4th, Wed 5th April, at 7pm each day. Compline at St John’s Stoke Row with Revd Romey Poston. A quiet and reflective short service to hold the day before God in prayer.

Maundy Thursday, 6th April. Team Service at St Mary’s Ipsden at 7.30pm. Booking required! Please email Revd John Blair at to reserve your place at the table.

Good Friday 7th April, 10.30am. All age Service in Checkendon School Hall. Music, craft, colouring, video, hot cross buns. Join in, or watch with coffee, the choice is yours.

Easter Day, 9th April

9.30am Holy Communion at St John’s Stoke Row with the Revd Romey Poston

11am. Easter Celebration (with communion) at St Peter and St Paul, Checkendon, with Revd Kevin Davies.

Do print this out, if you can, as a ready reference. May you use wisely the gift of time God gives to you each day. We’ve not heard from the Fountainview Academy, in BC, Canada, for a while now, so let’s remedy that. This song A Temple made of Time, reminds us that the Lord of our hearts is Lord of all things. As ever, excellent work by the arrangers, performers, and production team. Every blessing, Revd Kevin.

An anemone puts on his finest purple robe for the last days of Lent


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