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.

For all queries, please contact the Benefice Administrator, using the “Contact Us” form.

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Trinity Sunday – Sunday 22nd May 2016

Please join us at one of our Trinity Sunday services: 8.00am in Buckland: Said Communion 1662 9.00am in Longworth: Holy Communion 1662 10.00am in Buckland: Family Communion (Common Worship) 10.00am in Hinton Waldrist: Holy Communion (Common Worship) 6.00pm in Littleworth: Evening Worship         Collect for this Sunday Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of…

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Day of Pentecost – Sunday 15th May 2016

Collect for this Sunday Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Post Communion Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter…

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Prayer Diary for May

1 The peace of God ‘which passeth all understanding’ 2 The British steel industry 3 Parishes dedicated to St Philip and St James 4 Parents of wayward children 5 Ascension Day: Jesus returns to His Father 6 The people of Buckland 7 Young people learning to manage their money 8 Waiting expectantly to hear God’s…

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Everyone welcome at Café Church!

Café Church takes place on the second Sunday of each month 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 outdoors! We…

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Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will open its doors again on Wednesday 20th April 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…

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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 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:…

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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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