Welcome to the Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield –  a community working to express Christ’s love for all. Our doors are open to everyone, and we believe in a church that is both loving and inclusive.  The seven churches in our Benefice are committed to caring and supporting the whole community, as well as being places of welcome for all who come to share in our life together.  Please see our calendar for details of our Sunday services.

The Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield was formed in 2003. It is part of the Deanery of The Vale of the White Horse, in the Archdeaconry of Dorchester within the Diocese of Oxford in the Church of England. The seven churches comprising Cherbury with Gainfield are Longworth, Hinton Waldrist, Buckland and Littleworth situated along the A420 from Oxford to Faringdon; and Charney Bassett, Lyford and Pusey lying to the south of the A420.

For all queries, please contact the Benefice Administrator, using the “Contact Us” form.

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Prayer Diary for May

1 The peace of God ‘which passeth all understanding’ 2 The British steel industry 3 Parishes dedicated to St Philip and St James 4 Parents of wayward children 5 Ascension Day: Jesus returns to His Father 6 The people of Buckland 7 Young people learning to manage their money 8 Waiting expectantly to hear God’s…

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Picnic

Sixth Sunday of Easter, celebrating Ascension Day – Sunday 1st May 2016

  Please join us at our Benefice Service & Picnic this Sunday at 10.00am in Lyford and afterwards, bring your own picnic – hopefully for eating outside at Manor Farm or otherwise indoors. BBQ fires coffee and pimms provided.     Collect for this Sunday Risen Christ, you have raised our human nature to the throne of…

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The Fifth Sunday of Easter – Sunday 24th April 2016

Collect for this Sunday Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the Father.   Post Communion Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and…

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Prayer Diary for April

1 Everyone affected by the Didcot Power Station disaster 2 The people of Lyford 3 Those discovering Jesus 4 Couples struggling to save their marriage 5 Annual Parochial Church Meetings 6 Those preparing to receive tourists and holiday-makers 7 Music-making in choirs and orchestras 8 Our new Seven Voices Editor 9 Athletes hoping to compete…

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Everyone welcome at Café Church!

Café Church takes place on the second Sunday of each month from 10am, with top quality coffee, home-made cakes, bacon rolls, etc in the Houlton Room at Longworth Church, and activities, games and music for children, family and friends in the Chancel. In the warmer weather, some of the activities may take place outdoors! We…

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Meal

Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will open its doors again on Wednesday 20th April 2016, in Buckland Memorial Hall from 12.15pm. Just £5 per person for a delicious, seasonal & cooked-on-the-premises two course lunch with tea or coffee. Toddlers can eat for £2 or, if you prefer, feel free to bring their lunch with you. There will also…

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Children’s Church – active worship!

 Benefice Children’s Church Last autumn we focused on Matthew 25: 35-36 – “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you gave me clothing”. In September we made rice cakes and collected for the…

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Food Bank

Food Bank Collection at The Village Diner

The Village Diner takes place on the third Wednesday of each month in Buckland Memorial Hall, from 12.15pm. We offer a delicious two course lunch with coffee/tea for just £5/person. Well worth a visit! At these meals, we are now collecting food to help local Food Banks that distribute non-perishable tinned & packet foods to…

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Asking Questions

Who do I ask about…?

For pastoral or personal matters please contact: Rector: The Rev’d Talisker Tracey-MacLeod The Rectory, Church Lane, Longworth, OX13 5DX 01865 596224   Lay Minister: Richard Waterhouse LLM Tel:  01367 870802 Assistant Clergy: The Revd Tony Lynn Tel: 01367 718365 Canon Michael O’Connor Tel: 01865 882776     Benefice Website: www.cherbury-gainfield.org.uk or find us on Facebook:…

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Seven Voices

Read all about it!

The Benefice magazine Seven Voices is delivered free of charge to every house in the Benefice. If you have mislaid your copy, or live outside the area & would like to know what is happening here, please follow this link. If you have any news items or would like more details of how to advertise…

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