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.

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


Prayer Diary for December

Prayer Diary for December   1. Vive la France – Nous sommes Paris 2. The dead, injured and their families 3. The emergency services 4. The survivors 5. The intelligence services 6. Preparing hearts and minds to welcome the Christ Child 7. The people of Longworth 8. Who can I help this Christmas? 9. Those under…



The First Sunday of Advent – Sunday 29th November 2015

Collect for this Sunday Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.   Post Communion O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the…



Coffee morning – see you there!

Littleworth Christmas Coffee Morning – Saturday 5th December 
10.30am – 12.00 in Littleworth Reading Room
Raffle, Bring and Buy, Tombola, Cakes etc.
In aid of the Churchyard Wall Repair Fund.
We’d love to see you there!!


Prayer Diary for November

1 All Saints 2 All Souls – the dear departed 3 The fruits of autumn 4 Those driven to suicide 5 Grandparents playing their part 6 The people of Hinton Waldrist 7 Are we grateful enough? 8 The Saints and Martyrs of England 9 All who suffer from disfigurement 10 Brave policemen and women and their families…



St Peter’s Church CHRISTMAS ‘BRING & BUY’ BAZAAR & COFFEE MORNING Saturday 28th November 10am to 12 midday in Charney Bassett Village Hall Refreshments – Home-made cakes, jams & preserves – Crafts – Books – Raffles Watch out for more details on posters Offers of help or produce to David & Barbara on 01235 868788,…



Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner team thank you for all your support this year and wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!   The Village Diner will open its doors again in the New Year, in Buckland Memorial Hall from 12.15pm. Just £5 per person for a delicious, seasonal & cooked-on-the-premises two course lunch…


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Children’s Church – active worship!

Benefice ‘Children’s Church’ Services are held in Charney Bassett Village Hall on the first Sunday of the month from 10am – please note the earlier start time, by popular request! These services take the form of a short worship service, including a Bible reading, prayers and songs. Half-way through the service, we pause for a…


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…


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:…


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…