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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The First Sunday of Lent – Sunday 14th February 2016

  Collect for this Sunday Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love~ in Jesus Christ our Lord.   Post Communion Lord God, you have…



Café Church is back this weekend!

Just a reminder that the next Café Church takes place this coming Sunday, February 14th, and we look forward to welcoming you from 10 o’clock onwards in Longworth Church. It will be Valentine’s Day, so the activities for children and young people will be on the theme of Love and especially God’s Love for us…



All welcome!

This annual Benefice Service will be held on Friday 4th March at 2:00pm, in St Peter’s, Charney Bassett. This year the service has been prepared by women from Cuba on the theme “Receive children, receive me” The same service will be held on this day in churches all over the world and it is always very special. All are welcome, men,…


Faringdon Singers Concert March 2016

A choral concert coming soon

Looking for something to warm a winter’s afternoon? On Sunday 13th March 2016 at 4pm in St Mary’s Church, Uffington, the Faringdon Singers will be performing a choral concert. The varied programme will include: Handel – Messiah Part 3; Mendelssohn – Lauda Sion; and excerpts from Hymn of Praise The Singers will be conducted by…



Prayer Diary for February

1.Those responsible for great charitable foundations 2. People embarking on preparation for Confirmation 3.Thankfulness when God enables us to do good 4.Communities starving to death in Syria 5.The people of Charney Bassett 6.The terminally ill and all who love them 7.Thanksgiving for ways we encounter God in daily life 8.The joy of rediscovering old friends 9.Poets who inspire us 10. Ash…



The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany – Sunday 31st January 2016

Collect for this Sunday God of heaven, you send the gospel to the ends of the earth and your messengers to every nation: send your Holy Spirit to transform us by the good news of everlasting life in Jesus Christ our Lord.     Post Communion Generous Lord, in word and eucharist we have proclaimed…



Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will open its doors again on Wednesday 17th February 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…


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…