Upcoming Events

Do please feel free to contact our vicar, The Revd David Pickering (01865 820451), re baptisms, weddings, funerals, home communion or pastoral care (on any day of the week except Wednesday).

For more information on any event contact Rev David Pickering 01865 820451 or Gary Long 07799 968408 (Children's and Families work) or using the details on the Church Contact Page. David will easily put you in touch with anyone named below whose details are not given.

Church Services

Every week 9 am Holy Communion
Every week 10.30 am Family-friendly Service


Next Sunday’s Services:

9.00 Holy Communion
10.30 Morning Worship - Our Questions of Life Service with visiting speaker Mary Embleton

Third Sunday Pub Lunch at The Chequers at Charney after 10.30 church service on the Sunday 26th January. Speak to Mel for more details and to book your place, before Wednesday 22nd January.

New times for Kids Clubs:-

Ignite Thursday 6.30-7.30, starts 16 January
Golden Eagles - Thursday 3.30-4.30, starts 16 January
Contact Gary 07799968408 for more details or to sign up.

Petypher House Group meets at 3pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Open to anyone, not only Petypher House  residents. Speak to David or Pat C for more details. 

Fourth Sunday evening, Prayer and Praise 7 for 7.15 pm in Church Room. Come at 7 pm for coffee. For all Prayer and Praise dates and the flier click here. Does not run in July and August. Next on 26 January.

Film Club Romantics Anonymous: Friday Feb 14th 7.15 pm, Church Room. Free popcorn, hot drink and chocolates passed round. No children under 16. Contact Margo, Corrinna or Anne for more details.

PDP: Our supportive new Personal Discipleship Plan initiative links you up with David or Anne for two or three chats over a few months - about your spiritual journey, your gifting and encourages you to develop in your inner spiritual life in Christ Jesus. For more information and to sign up, do speak to the Vicar or Anne. The Diocese of Oxford is developing this initiative across the Diocese, there is a useful website here which will give more general information. 

CHURCH GROUPS: We have a range of groups for adults and children. Being a member of a weekly housegroup can be a rewarding way to deepen your faith and get to know some people better. Call David or Hazel for more information. 

CONSENT FORMS: There are a range of options available.
  • Monthly Church e-Newsletters are available if that is all that you would like from us.
  • Your Consent is required under GDPR for Church Members.
  • You also can give Consent or opt out from our Fundraising requests.
Do please follow this link to find full details and to complete your Consent Form if you have not completed one.
If you have any questions about this, please speak to the Vicar or email commssjbchurch@gmail.com.

Current Church Prayer Focus 

This month we particularly wish to pray for children, both in our own village and further afield, especially remembering those in need in this country and elsewhere.

Ongoing Requests

Food Bank Box is at the back of the church - please bring donations of tinned food, pasta and dried food to church with you. Our donations go to the Abingdon Food Bank.

Please speak to David if you are interested in Confirmation Classes.

Technical Team needs helpers
Please speak to Anne if you would like to learn how to:
- help set up and take down the projectors and run the service PowerPoints, and / or
- help run the Music Box, a digital hymnal which is set up before the service - no musical ability required! Training can be given and it's fun to be involved. 

Open the Book Seeks more Volunteers
A team from the congregation visits John Blandy School once every half term to read and act-out a Bible story at a morning assembly. We try and involve a small number of children each time and have great fun dressing up. The whole assembly takes about an hour (20 mins preparation, 20 mins to tell the story and 20 mins to clear away) and we have two very short rehearsals the week before. You don’t need to be an Oscar-winning actor to take part and most roles are non-speaking. We really need to expand the team and would love some of you to join us. If you would like to know a little more please speak to Margo, Hazel or Peter. 

Electoral Roll.
Please join the roll if you are a regular worshipper. Forms are available from Andre who is the Electoral Roll Officer, or ask any PCC member. If you feel God might be calling you to join the PCC or become a Churchwarden in the future please see David, speak to our current Churchwardens or a current PCC member.


Bishop Steven's Blog is available on this link

Church of England website is available on this link