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 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.


The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – Sunday 25th September 2016

There are four services on offer this coming Sunday to give thanks for God’s blessings this Harvest time and always: 8.30am in Charney Bassett: Benefice Holy Communion (BCP) 10am in Buckland: Family Harvest Festival 10am in Longworth: Holy Communion Harvest Festival 5pm in Lyford: Evensong (BCP) Collect for this Sunday God, our judge and saviour,…


Dorchester Archdeaconry Welcome Service for Bishop Steven The new Bishop of Oxford

Sunday 9th October, 3.30pm Dorchester Abbey No tickets required Refreshments available after the service For those who with limited mobility attending the service, they should contact Dorchester Abbey in advance (events@dorchester-abbey.org.uk on 01865 340007) so that appropriate provision can be made for parking and for seating inside the Abbey.

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Harvest Festivals

Harvest services will be happening all over the Benefice soon. 200 Your gifts of flowers, vegetables and fruit will be welcome for decoration and distribution. 200 This Harvest we are also hoping to gather in 200 tins of food for the Oxford Food Bank. 200 Please can you help us reach this target so others…



Prayer diary for September

All those innocents affected by terrorist attacks The people of France People we remember with love from our childhood Gratitude for the gift of life Children faced with injustice The people of Pusey Winners and losers The emergency services – their care and courage Those who provide holidays for the disabled and disadvantaged Students starting…



Longworth Café Church is for everyone

Café Church takes place on the third Sunday of each month (note the change) 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…



Fancy a break from cooking? Try the Village Diner!

The Village Diner will next be open on Wednesday 19 October 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 be a…



Messy Church – creative worship!

Sunday 2nd October 2016…

On the first Sunday of every month, please join us if you can for MESSY CHURCH, a creative way of worship!

Messy Church will take place in Charney Basset Village Hall from 3 – 4.30pm

There will be activities, crafts, fun and food for everyone!

We look forward to seeing you! :)

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     Assistant Clergy: The Revd Tony Lynn Tel: 01367 718365 Lay Minister: Richard Waterhouse LLM Tel:  01367 870802   Benefice Website: www.cherbury-gainfield.org.uk or find us on Facebook: Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield If…


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…