St Mary's Church Charlbury with Shorthampton

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Safe Guarding

Our Safe guarding reps are

Catherine Goyder – Safe Guarding officer – Catherinegoyder@hotmail.co.uk
Rachel Gallagher – PCC Safe Guarding rep – rg@leahcottage.co.uk

Our safe guarding policy can be found on the reports and policy tab.

All of our adult helpers are DBS checked, and we follow the Diocesan guidelines for working with children and young people.

A Cracklin Quiz

On Saturday May 4th, enjoy a family-style hog roast followed by an epic quiz at the Charlbury Community Centre. Patrick Derham, Head Master of Westminster School will once again display his unmatched quizardry. Prepare to have fun and be challenged. Food will be served from 630pm and the quiz will start at 730pm. Teams of 6 at £12/person includes supper. Supper alone £7/person. To reserve your place, please contact Dine Glasgow dglasgow@theridgegroup.com

Grief Encounters

A monthly bereavement support group at Charlbury Community Centre on the last Tuesday of each month 2pm-3pm. Everyone experiences grief differently; there is no ‘right’ way to grieve. No matter how long ago you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to meet over a cup of tea with others in a friendly and supportive environment, to share experiences and advice.

Messy Church for Mothering Sunday

Join us at 9am for breakfast, craft and a mothering day service

Messy Church with Baptism

Join us at Messy Church on Sunday 10th February at 9am for breakfast, messy craft and a family service with baptism.

This has now taken place and a happy time is was. A recording of the event can be found here.

Grief Encounters

A monthly bereavement support group at Charlbury Community Centre
on the last Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday 29th January 2pm-3pm. Everyone experiences grief differently; there is no ‘right’ way to grieve. No matter how long ago you have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to meet over a cup of tea with others in a friendly and supportive environment, to share experiences and advice.

Advent Evensong

The recording of the Advent Evensong on December the 2nd is now available. Go to Services / Recordings

New Treble Wheel

The Treble bell in the tower has a new wheel. The old one was loose and heavily patched and would not ring true. Whites of Appleton, with the help of some local ringers have now fitted a new wheel. The treble bell is the smallest in the tower (about 5 cwt) and has the highest note. The new wheel has been tested and runs true, we are now back to having all 6 bells.

Reverse Advent Calendar

A Reverse Advent Calendar is a way of bringing Christmas hope to those in need, moving the focus from receiving to giving and sharing. This year Churches Together in Charlbury is organising a Reverse Advent Calendar in aid of the Steppin’ Stone Centre, Oxford. From Advent Sunday, you can collect a cardboard box from St Mary’s. Every day of Advent place one item from the list into the box. From Christmas Eve until the middle of January, these boxes can be taken to St Mary’s church and they will be collected and delivered to the Centre.
Steppin Stone would be grateful for:
Coffee, sugar
Stock cubes, spices and herbs
Long life juice
Tins of corned beef, meat, tuna salmon etc.
Tins of rice pudding, fruit etc.
Non perishable packets pasta, rice etc.
(All edible items to have long sell by dates please).
Washing powder
Disposable razors
Deodorant, shower gel etc.
New socks.

Thank you.

Remembrance Day bells

In line with requests from the central bell ringing council the bells of St Mary’s Church will ring out to celebrate the armistice at 12.30pm on Sunday November 11th.