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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Palm Sunday – Sunday 29th March 2015

Collect for this Sunday True and humble king, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you, that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory. Post Communion Lord Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form…

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The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Sunday 22nd March 2015

Collect for this Sunday Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the Father.       Post Communion Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the…

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Meal

Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

Why not come along to the Village Diner next Wednesday 15th April, 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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Prayer Diary – March

1 Our Churchwardens 2 Members of religious orders 3 Mental health patients 4 The people of Longworth 5 Charles Draper, our Area Dean 6 Women’s World Day of Prayer 7 Members of the forces serving overseas 8 Children in the Church 9 Those who work for Africa Children’s Fund 10 Buckland CofE Primary School 11…

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday – 29th March – 10.00 am This will be a Service for the whole Benefice – and it will be special.  We shall be combining different traditions: Longworth and Hinton Waldrist have a tradition of a procession from one to the other and we shall start at Hinton Waldrist at 10 am to walk to…

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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…

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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.

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…

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