You are warmly invited to a service at St. Mary’s when we give thanks for all that we have been able to do during the past year to improve the environment. This is part of a year long programme of engagement with the climate crisis which includes wilding areas of the churchyard, and Cornerstone’s contribution to share-cropping and reducing food miles in addition to talks and discussions. We will pray for a positive global response to climate change and the preservation of bio-diversity. The service will be led by Bishop Gavin, the Bishop of Dorchester.
Monday 26th July 2pm at Charlbury Bowls Club.
Saturday 3 July, 2-5pm, St Mary’s Church
teas, cakes, ice cream, stalls, crafts, story-telling, teddy bear zip-wire from the church tower!
Here is your chance to get your hands on some highly sought after adult camping tickets (which are now sold out), worth £370 per pair. The Wilderness Festival Organisers have kindly donated these tickets to help raise funds for St Mary’s Church and its community initiatives.
You can place your bids by emailing email@example.com. Bidding ends at 12noon on Friday, 18th June. Thank you for your support.
St Mary’s Church gratefully acknowledge the support from Wilderness Festival.
13th -23rd May 2021
After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition.
During the 11 days of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in witness
St Mary’s has several free resources to support this initiative, including a prayer journal, prayer bookmark, prayer leather bands and a Digital Adventure Prayer Map for families. These are now available in St Marys Church, Charlbury so please do drop in and get some.
We are delighted that Font Cafe is able to open again at St Marys Church, Charlbury, on Thursday 20th May and every following Thursday 10am – 12noon.
Whilst restrictions till apply we will providing table service, and asking you to socially distance from people not in your household / bubble. Please wear a face covering when you are not eating or drinking.
Parents / carers with children very welcome.
See you there!
Maundy Thursday Holy Communion 7.30pm
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Messy Church – booking required
2pm An hour at the foot of the cross
8am Holy Communion
9am Holy Communion All Saints
9.45am Parish Communion
Services are at St Marys unless stated otherwise.
Friday 19th March – Tuesday 6th April. Please help us raise the funds for urgent repairs by visiting https://uk.giv.gy/hcnp and placing your bid.
Auction items include: some things money just can’t buy!
- Holiday houses in Cornwall, France, and the Lake District
- Private tour of Blenheim for up to 10 people
- Dinner for 4 at the Ivy in Oxford
- ‘His ‘n hers’ Luxury pyjamas
- Tennis/singing/riding coaching
- Garden advice; cakes, superb wine and many more enticing promises…
If you’re bidding, you’ll find the payment details online and can also make a donation pledge via the website. Please help us carry out these works so that we and future generations can continue to worship in, celebrate and enjoy this special church. More information from Amanda on firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Day of Reflection is a special time for us all to come together. It’s a time for us to reflect on who, and what we have lost, and a time to find ways to support each other. But it’s also a chance to feel hopeful about the future. As a nation, we need to acknowledge the millions in silent pain. To mark the day you may like to visit St. Mary’s and tie a piece of yellow ribbon to a branch to remember the last year and reflect on the future.
Birds Eye View of the Bible with John Partington. Bible, Church History, Church of England, Christian Doctrine. Wednesdays 10am – 11.30am. 10th February till 3rd March.
Books of the Bible A weekly series of introductions to each of the books of the Bible, followed by discussion. 10.30am Tuesday 16th February, and then weekly.
Compline in Lent on Zoom 6pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. Wed. Feb 17th – Sun. March 28th.
Lent Discussions A weekly Zoom session during Lent to share and discuss your reflections on the daily Lent Readings, lasting about an hour. Thursdays at 2pm from Feb 25th.
Readings and Discussions on Four British Poets with Robert Fraser. Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas, R.S. Thomas and Dylan Thomas. Fridays in March 2pm – 3.30pm.
To take part in any of these, contact Jo at email@example.com