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 All Age

Church Summer Fete: huge Thank You to Hazel, Margo, Simon and the team for another glorious Fete. And to all those on the day who turned up, baked, donated, manned stalls and supported our biggest Fundraiser of the year! If anyone would like to get more involved with the Fete team behind the scenes, please speak to Hazel or Margo or the Vicar.

Village Lunch: Monday 9 September 12.30 pm, Village Hall. Tickets £3. Book with Peter or Hazel or at the KBS Cafe by Thursday 29 August.

Southsea Coach Trip: Day Trip departing Latton Close 8 am Saturday 20 July, £15 per ticket. Book with Gary 07799968408 or at KBS Cafe. Only a few spaces left!

Church Fellowship Prayer meetings: 7.30pm, Thurs 19th Sept, David and Rebecca Pickering’s, with supper.

Alpha Course: Starts Wednesday September 11 at 7.30 pm at Jen's House and to continue on this basis for the next 11 weeks, with an away session on a Saturday (date tbc). If interested, please see Anne or Jen or email commssjbchurch@gmail.com 
Fun Factor Holiday Club will run on August 20 and 22, 11 am - 3 pm at the Scout Hut. Games, stories and crafts for children aged 4-11, from our fabulous Children's and Families worker Gary. Free of Charge. Contact Gary 07799 968408 or email Gary on this link.

Family Trips (open to all) - contact Gary 07799 968408 for further details.
Tues 6 Aug 11-2, Family Picnic and Football, Millennium Green Football Pitch. (Bring a picnic.)
Wed 14 Aug 11-2 Abbey Meadows Family Water Park (bring a picnic)
Wed 28 Aug Badbury Hill Family Picnic, walk and explore. Meet 10 am near Coleshill, at the Car Park SN7 7NU.

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. 

Third Sunday Pub Lunch at Waggon and Horses after 10.30 church service on the third Sunday of every month. Currently taking a break. Speak to Mel 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 22 September.

Film Club Monuments Men: Friday 12 July, 7.15 pm, Church Room. An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Free cuppa, popcorn and chocolate for a social evening. No children under 12. Full listing of upcoming films here. On 9 August will be the film Hidden Figures.

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. 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 four groups we support, Cedar Community Club, Care for the Family, Barnabas Fund and the Malawi Project.

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 might be able 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.


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Church of England website is available on this link