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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Raising the Roof Fundraising Concert

St Hugh’s Chamber Choir will be “Raising the Roof”  in a fundraising concert Come and enjoy a concert of joyful singing given by the pupils of St Hugh’s Prep School. They will be performing a varied 40 minute programme of songs from many styles and periods.   St Mary’s Church, Buckland on Tuesday 5th May…

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The Third Sunday of Easter – Sunday 19th April 2015

Collect for this Sunday Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord. Post Communion Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and…

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Archie and Nancy Viner Memorial Walk

The Friends of Littleworth Church welcome anyone who would like to join them on a sponsored walk in memory of the Viners on Saturday 2nd May. Starting from Littleworth Village Hall at 11am, we will be walking across the fields to Smokedown Farm, returning by the fields or by the road (
around 4 miles in…

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Prayer Diary – April

1 Those around us drawn to Jesus 2 Maundy Thursday. That we may love one another 3 Good Friday. Jesus died on the cross 4 Easter Eve. Jesus rests in the tomb 5 Easter Day. Alleluiah! Christ is risen! 6 All those travelling over the holiday 7 The emergency services 8 Friends and families living…

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Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will open its doors again on Wednesday 14th May, 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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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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