Invitation to Peace

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus promises peace to his disciples, though not as the world understands it (John 14.27).  Writing on the ROOTS website, Ann Conway-Jones invites us to spend some time with Rublev’s icon of the Trinity, and to be drawn into its circle of love.


Come join us at the table:
rest your feet, your soul.
Don’t try to speak,
but catch your breath,
align your gaze with ours.
This is a moment out of time:
allow eternity
to seep into your veins,
before returning to your tasks.

Concert by Magpie Lane





SATURDAY 21 MAY at 7.30pm

In aid of the Friends of All Saints Church, Spelsbury

Magpie Lane is a long established and highly regarded 5 piece Folk Band based in Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes. They give regular concerts in the Holywell Music Rooms and at folk festivals around the country. See their website

Admission is £12 to include a free drink on arrival
£10 for Friends of All Saints Church

A cash bar and small eats will be available during the interval

Tickets and more details here

APCM election results

Our four Annual Parochial Church Meetings have now taken place and we are grateful to all those who attended these important meetings.  Congratulations to all those who stood for election.


Chadlington – Susan Myatt and Michael Wigley

Spelsbury – Ken Wakefield

PCC Members:

Chadlington – Jean Heath and Cheryl Horsey

Ascott – Judith Mitchell

Spelsbury – George Bailey, Gillie Galloway and Nick Peto

Enstone – Dawn Briggs, Rosy Nixon and Stella Waterer

Please pray for our PCCs as they continue to serve us across the Benefice.

Songs for all seasons

Sunday 8th May 2016 at 6.oo pm

Concert by the Benefice Choir


‘Music is well said to be the speech of angels.’

So said Thomas Carlyle, and if you agree with him, then do come to hear your local angels, aka The CHASE Benefice Choir.

We invite you to St Nicholas Church, Chadlington, on Sunday 8 May at 6pmfor a short concert of the traditional and contemporary anthems we sing at services through the year. Refreshments will be served to enhance the heavenly ambience.

There will be a retiring collection to raise funds for new music.