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:


Prayer Diary for October

1 World leaders: May they have the will and wisdom to alleviate the wretchedness of those fleeing to Europe 2 Our new Rector and her family 3 The harvest safely gathered in 4 St Francis of Assisi and all animal lovers 5 Everyone affected by the Shoreham air disaster 6 The terminally ill and their families 7 The people of…



Hinton Waldrist Parish Church wins Heritage Lottery Fund

It was recently announced, that Hinton Waldrist Church has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Restoration of the Church including the roof.  The project aims to carry out essential repairs to Hinton Waldrist Church and promote a wider use of the facilities for the benefit of the Community. Development funding…



Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will open its doors again on Wednesday 21st October, 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 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 Email: Canon Michael O’Connor Tel: 01865 882776 Email:   Benefice Website: or…


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…