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  • The Churn Benefice

    The Churn Benefice is in the Wallingford Deanery in the Diocese of Oxford.  It has six Parochial Church Councils and seven Churches.
     
    Rector:- The Revd Jason St. John Nicolle
    Associate Priests:- The Revd Louise Butler & The Revd John Clarke
     
    Bookings for Weddings & Baptisms should be made at the Benefice Office in Blewbury on Saturday mornings between 9am and 11am, when someone is always available.  No appointment is necessary.

    The Church continues to be alive and active,
    but our buildings must close for the present.

    Click on the Service Tab above for this Sundays live service!

    You can still contact the
    Revds Jason, Louise & John
    by telephone and email
    and Dawn on the office email.

    The Churn and Readings for the current week will be distributed by email please ask family, friends & neighbours to contact Dawn at office@churnchurches.co.uk if they would like to receive them.

    For details of online Sunday services and other online events please see notices on this site.

    Safeguarding in the Churn Benefice
    The Churn Benefice is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church communities
    In the first instance questions relating to Safeguarding concerns and support should be addressed to the Rector : The Revd Jason St. John Nicolle,
    The Benefice Centre, Church End, Blewbury, OX11 9QH, 01235 850267, office@churnchurches.co.uk

    Click here for link to the Safeguarding Policys

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  • Daily Message

    Rector’s Daily Reflections No. 8 Thursday 2nd April 2020

    Thought for the Day

    It can be so hard to keep focussed on the immediate and the present. We can very easily let our minds wander to the days, weeks, and months ahead, and we start to think about things that might happen or could happen, and before we know it everything has simply become overwhelming.

    There’s a lot of spiritual wisdom in the idea of taking each day as it comes. Every single day has sufficient opportunities and challenges to keep us fully occupied. There is much in the Bible which celebrates the simple rhythm of living day by day. In part this is a pragmatic response to the fact that as human beings we have our limits, and we can only cope with so much: “sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof!” But it’s also about being willing to receive God’s gift of a new day, given freely to each one of us – another day in which to live and love and learn and serve, another day to grow as human beings, another day to learn from our mistakes, another day to try to mend what is broken in our lives and in our world.

    The prayer which Jesus taught his followers picks up this idea of living day by day: “Give us this day our daily bread”. Not, give us this day so much bread that we won’t have to worry about the week or months ahead. Not, God, when you get around to it, give us this day our daily bread. But rather, “Give us this day our daily bread”.

    So, I hope your today will be ok. There will be another day tomorrow, and one after that. But I think that all God asks of us is to take each day as it comes, and to receive it as God’s good gift, full of purpose and opportunity.


    Prayer for Today
    Help me to get through this day,
    not tomorrow, not the day that has passed, but this day.
    Give us this day our daily bread,
    the bread of courage, and love, and hope. Amen.

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  • Rectors Reflections

    Your Churches, Our Commnities
    It will hardly be a surprise. This month, I’m going to write about the Coronavirus, and what it will mean for the life and work of your churches in our communities. Churches exist to serve others. How are we going to serve our communities in the months ahead? Read More

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