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 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.


The Last Sunday after Trinity – Sunday 23rd October 2016

For many people, it’s now the half-term holidays & a chance to unwind a little bit & recharge the batteries for the run up to Christmas. Recharge your spiritual batteries this Sunday at one of the four services on offer in the Benefice: 8.30am in Charney Bassett: Benefice Holy Communion (BCP) 10am in Buckland: Family…



Intercessions for October 2016

The inspirational Paralympians God always with us All those involved in the arrangements for Brexit People I love who live too far away The suffering civilians in Syria Fundraisers for good causes The people of Charney Bassett Those responsible for delivering justice God enabling us Those who work on the land Scientists and researchers Those…



Longworth Café Church is for everyone

Café Church takes place on the third Sunday of each month (note the change) 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…



Come and join the team at the Village Diner this coming Wednesday!

The Village Diner will next be open on Wednesday 19 October 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 be a…



Messy Church – creative worship!

Sunday 6th November 2016…

On the first Sunday of every month, please join us if you can for MESSY CHURCH, a creative way of worship!

Messy Church will take place in Charney Basset Village Hall from 3 – 4.30pm

There will be activities, crafts, fun and food for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you! :)

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     Assistant Clergy: The Revd Tony Lynn Tel: 01367 718365 Lay Minister: Richard Waterhouse LLM Tel:  01367 870802   Benefice Website: www.cherbury-gainfield.org.uk or find us on Facebook: Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield If…


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…