St. Mary's is the Anglican church for Charlbury and seeks to proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community.
All Saints' Church Shorthampton, set on a quiet lane not far from Charlbury, is a mixture of Norman, Gothic, and Georgian. Its main interest, apart from the quiet churchyard views across undulating hills and farmland, lies in its wall paintings.
SERVICES FOR THIS MONTH
THIS WEEKS MESSENGER
'Here I stand knocking at the door; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and sit down to supper with him, and he with me'. (Revelation 3:20)
The recording of the Easter service is now available on the "Latest Service" part of the website. For those of you who were unable to join with the many who came (or for those who came but would like to listen again) you can find the highlights here and more images here. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did and above all have a Happy Easter!
Well done to our flower arrangers who have created a magnificent display for Easter. more photos
The church was buzzing this morning, with the choir practicing their Easter music and the flower arrangers creating the Easter floral arrangements photos. At 10 am there was coffee and hot-cross buns for everyone. Some more pictures here
Mothering Sunday Service
Thank you to the team who put together the pretty little bunches of daffodils for children to gives mothers during the service, and thank you to Denise for the deliciious Simnel cake which she always makes to be shared amongst everyone during coffee on Mothering Sunday. more images.
The poem that Judy read out during her Sermon can be downloaded here.
A recording of selected highlights from the service is also available under Latest Service.
Annual Parochial Church meeting
At the Annual Parochial Church meeting on Sunday 6th April, the two churchwardens elected for the coming year were Dine Glasgow and Duncan Forbes. Our thanks to the outgoing churchwarden, Scott Grant, who is taking a rest for medical reasons. A full report on the activities during the past year were presented, along with an outline of what is planned for the next year. You can read the full 2013 report here.
1st April - The speaker is Gwithian Doswell from the Oxford Quakers who has been an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel.
8th April - The speaker is Samantha Waterton from the Langley House Trust, a charity committed to delivering offender rehabilitation services across England.