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Anglican Church News

Dear Friends,

I cannot believe I have nearly completed my first year as Children & Families Worker here in the Benefice. It has been an exciting time getting to know everyone and beginning to make connections with the other churches and with Woods Foundation School.

We have just completed a Prayer Day where each class came into church and took part in three prayer activities. We have also shared assemblies, both in church and in school; the last one was all about our next exciting project: this year’s church Holiday Club.  Hopefully you will have seen the posters around the village. Even better you will be coming along to take part!

I am part of a fabulous team working together to put on four mornings of activities, games, crafts and fun songs on the theme of ‘transformation’. Entitled ‘Waste Watchers’ (as in rubbish, not waistlines!) it looks, rather topically, at how we can play our part in looking after the world we have been given by God. And how God transformed nothing into something. How God wants us to be involved and how He can transform our lives too.

There is great hustle and bustle as we prepare and church will be transformed from a blank canvas into… Sorry, but you’ll have to come to find out…

Please contact me if you want to know more, or, come and join us on Sunday July 7th in St. Swithun’s when we will be having a special Holiday Club launch service at 10.00a.m. We would love to see you!


In September we are also looking to start a new event on a Sunday morning specifically for ‘Families and Children’ so watch this space for more details.

It has been a great privilege being part of the fellowship in all the churches and being part of worship and the events which already happen.

The opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus with families and children is such a blessing, and I am really excited at the thought of meeting more and more people.

I would really like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement and prayers.

I am really looking forward to the next year and all the awesome things God has in store for us.

God bless,

Children & Families Worker

Church Services

7th July

8.00a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

10.00a.m. Holiday Club launch
service (W’b)

11.00a.m. BCP Morning Prayer (Gon)


14th July

9.30a.m. Morning Worship (W’b)

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (Ep)

11.00a.m. Holy Communion (Ox)


21st July

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (W’b)

9.30a.m. Holy Communion (Ep)
11.00a.m. BCP Holy Communion (Gon)

6.00p.m Prayer & Reflection (Ox)


28th July

11.00a.m. Holy Communion (Ox)

Church Happenings

Wednesday 3rd July

10.00a.m. Coffee Drop In, St. Swithun’s


Sunday 7th July

10.00a.m Sunday Club, Oxton
village hall

Tuesday 9th July

2.00p.m Church Fellowship
Strawberry tea at Alan and Jacqui Wright’s home.

Wednesday 10th July

9.30a.m Play Church, St. Swithun’s

7.30p.m Julian Meeting, St.


Friday 12th July

2.00p.m Scramblers, Oxton village hall


Wednesday 24th July

9.30a.m Play Church, St. Swithun’s

7.30p.m Julian Meeting, St.