A Special Baptism

We love Baptisms in the Chase Benefice!

Recently, we had a very special one at Holy Trinity Church, Ascott-under-Wychwood for 11-month-old twins, Samuel and Isaac.  They were born three months premature, weighing just 2lb 12oz and 3lb, and spent the first two months of their lives in hospital.  Since then, Isaac has had another spell in hospital but has recovered well and is now catching up his bigger brother! Continue reading A Special Baptism

First glimpse of St Kenelm’s

After the upheaval and dust of the last six months of work inside St. Kenelm’s Church, the end is in sight of what has turned out to be a 30-year project to safeguard and enhance our beautiful building.  All that remains to be done is the final fix of our hidden kitchen; the connection of mains water and drainage, and finally, the installation of our new reredos depicting the life of St. Kenelm in a mosaic of Venetian glass. Continue reading First glimpse of St Kenelm’s

Longest Night Service

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Christmas is a joyous time, but the realities of life that can often bring us heartache and loneliness, don’t stop in December. This can be particularly true for those who have lost a loved one.

If this time of the year has a spiritual or emotional darkness eclipsing the joy and lights of Christmas for you, do join us for a service in the recently restored Enstone Church on Thursday 21 December at 7.00 pm.
On this, the longest and darkest night of the year, we will gather for a gentle service to sing quiet carols, light candles and offer our feelings to God. We hope that those who attend will find space and time for quietness and reflection and the reassurance that they are not alone and that God is with all those who mourn, with all those who struggle  – and that the real message of Christmas comes to shine light into our darkness. The service will last for about 40 minutes.
You are most welcome to attend.  Please park in Little Tew Road and walk to the Church through the Churchyard.  Do bring a torch!

Should we have another fall of snow, or if the roads are very icy, and it is necessary to cancel the service, we will post a notice on the Benefice website here.

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