The Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield was set up in late 2003. It is part of the Deanery of The Vale of the White Horse, in the Achdeanery of Berkshire within the Diocese of Oxford. The Benefice consists of seven churches: 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.

The Rector of the Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield, the Reverend Neal Phair, left to take up a new post in Ireland in July 2014. The Benefice is therefore in an interregnum. During this time, services will continue to be taken by Richard Waterhouse, who is a Licensed Lay Minister, the Reverend Canon Michael O’Connor, the Reverend Tony Lynn, the Reverend Canon Roland Meredith and the Reverend Julian Harford. Several Communion by Extension services will also be taken by Lay people.

If you need to talk with a priest on a pastoral or personal matter, please contact the Reverend Tony Lynn (01367 718365 or revtonylynn@btinternet.com) or Canon Michael O’Connor (01865 882776 or canonmichaeloc@aol.com). If they cannot help directly, they will be able to point you to the right person. For all other queries, please contact the Benefice Administrator, Laura Bull (Laura.Bull@HallsBarn.co.uk).

The Benefice also has a Facebook page, which brings together news & events from across the seven churches. Please join us if you can!

Daily Prayer may be found on: http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/dailyprayer

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Day of Pentecost, Whit Sunday - Sunday 24th May 2015

Collect for this Sunday Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Post Communion Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter…

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Change to service shedule

Monthly Service Schedule  The Churchwardens have agreed some slight changes to the schedule which will take effect from the beginning of June: 1)  The Benefice Eucharist on the 1st Sunday of the month is proving popular and will continue, rotating alphabetically through all 7 churches, including Pusey; 2)  Consequently, Littleworth’s monthly Communion Service, which used to be on…

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter -Sunday 17th May 2015

Collect for this Sunday Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father.   Post Communion Eternal God, giver of love and power, your Son…

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter - Sunday 10th May 2015

Collect for this Sunday Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father.       Post Communion God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water…

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Prayer Diary – May

1 St Philip and St James and parishes dedicated to them 2 All those preparing for marriage 3 Airline pilots and crews 4 Struggling single parents 5 GCSE and A Level students preparing to sit exams 6 Those who empty our bins 7 Politicians local and national 8 The work of the Red Cross and…

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Midsummer Concert

St Mary the Virgin Church, Buckland 6:30pm Saturday 20th June THE CHOIR OF ORIEL COLLEGE We are pleased to present a midsummer concert of choral and organ music by one of our patrons. Proceeds from this event to go to the restoration and preservation fund. Tickets to include drinks and canapés at 6.30pm followed by…

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Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will open its doors again on Wednesday 20th May, 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’ 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…

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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 all enquiries relating to arranging weddings or baptisms and for general service enquiries, please contact the Benefice administrator, Laura Bull, at laura.bull@hallsbarn.co.uk, or use the ‘Contact us’ link on this page.

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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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