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.

We are looking forward to the Institution of the Revd. Talisker Tracey-Macleod as Rector at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 29th September in Buckland church. Until then services will continue to be taken by the Revd. Tony Lynn, Canon Michael O’Connor, and Richard Waterhouse, who is a Licensed Lay Minister.

If you need to talk with a priest on a pastoral or personal matter, please contact the Reverend Tony Lynn (01367 718365 or or Canon Michael O’Connor (01865 882776 or 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 (

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:


The Fifth Sunday after Trinity, Proper 9 – Sunday 5th July 2015

  Collect for this Sunday Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Post Communion Grant, O Lord, we beseech you, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered…



Sunday Morning Café in Longworth Church. Join us for the last one before we break for summer. July 12th from 10 to 11.30am It’s going to be bit special. The Café Church has been a great success and the last one, before we break for the summer, is July 12th.  Come for a breakfast bacon bap, homemade cakes,…



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…



Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will open its doors again on Wednesday 15th July, 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…


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

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…