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Annual Parochial​ Church Meetings 2022

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Every parish is legally required to hold an Annual Parish Meeting to elect Churchwardens and an Annual Parochial Church Meeting to conduct other parish business, including to elect members to the Parish Church Council; to review the finances and the workings of the parish over the previous calendar year. The meeting can also raise issues for the PCC to consider during the coming year.

Our APCMs this year will be held at 11.15 am following the 10 am Communion services on the following dates:

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Revision of Church Electoral Roll

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In accordance with the Church Representation Rules we are revising our Church Electoral Rolls in preparation for our forthcoming Annual Parochial Church Meetings.  The Church Electoral Roll is your parish church’s register of electors and is the list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting in the elections for the Parochial Church Council.   Continue reading Revision of Church Electoral Roll

Helping the people of Ukraine

THANK YOU!

Thanks to all those who supported our weekend art exhibition and sale of cakes and preserves. We raised a massive total of 

£3,862.13

for the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal from

Art sales – £2,397.13  Cakes etc & refreshments – £965
Donations – £500

Special thanks to Jacky Radbone for donating her beautiful art and to Susan Myatt and those who helped on the day! 

An Hour of Quiet Prayer for Ukraine

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You are invited to join us at
St Nicholas’ Church, Chadlington
tomorrow, Sunday 27 February, at 6 pm

for an hour’s silent vigil
for the people of Ukraine, for peace and for justice.

During the service, we will listen to the ‘Liturgy of Peace’ by Archbishop Ionafan, sung by the Kyiv Chamber Choir.  You are welcome to come when you can, and stay for as little or as long as you like during the vigil – to pray, light a candle or just be with others in this dark time.

If you are unable to join us, you might like to light a candle in your own home and listen to the words of the Jesus Prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us’, sung in Ukrainian here.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

The Passion

The Passion will be performed in the Benefice on Good Friday [14th April] at 1.30 pm in St. Kenelm’s Church, Enstone.  This will replace our normal Good Friday service.  Performed by a small talented cast, this original and inspiring production is not to be missed! 

Tickets for this performance are now on general release and it is being widely advertised.  To book your ticket please click here.

Changing perspective

I spend a lot of time in my car, driving between the four villages of the Benefice.  I never tire of looking at this beautiful corner of Oxfordshire.  Each season brings its own joy: the daffodils appearing in the verges, the May blossom and gradual greening of the trees as they burst into leaf, the changing colour of the fields as crops grow and are harvested and the way that the differing angles of the sun affects what you can see in the distance.  

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Annual Parochial​ Church Meetings 2021

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Every parish is legally required to hold an Annual Parish Meeting to elect Churchwardens and an Annual Parochial Church Meeting to conduct other parish business, including to elect members to the Parish Church Council; for those members of the PCC to represent the parish on the Deanery Synod; to review the finances and the workings of the parish over the previous calendar year. The meeting can also raise issues for the PCC to consider during the coming year.

Following guidance from the Diocese of Oxford, and under special COVID-19 provision, our APCMs this year will be held virtually on Zoom on the following dates:

Chadlington – Monday 24 May at 7.30 pm
Enstone – Tuesday 25 May at 7.30 pm
Spelsbury – Wednesday 26 May at 7.30 pm
Ascott – Thursday 27 May at 7.30 pm

We encourage all members of our Electoral Rolls to attend these important meetings in the life of our parishes and Benefice. If you would like to attend the APCM of your church, please complete the simple form here and we will email you log in details on the morning of the meeting.

Below, you will find links to our APCM reports and accounts, together with nomination forms for Churchwardens and PCC members and  minutes of the APCMs held in 2020. If you are unable to do so, please request a copy is sent to you by emailing Beth Sinclair, Benefice Administrator, here

Nomination forms for office holders must be given to the Rector before the commencement of the meetings by email or post to The Vicarage, Church Road, Chadlington, Oxon. OX7 3LY.

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Knitted gifts

Anna Marnham and her team of talented knitters have been hard at work creating some beautiful gifts ready for Christmas! Sold in aid of St Kenelm’s Church, Enstone these beautiful gifts can be purchased by contacting Anna by email at annamarnham@gmail.com. Goods can be posted at cost or collected at our 10 am Sunday services in Chadlington or Enstone [from Sunday 6 December]. Limited stock so order quickly to avoid disappointment!

Click on the first image below and the browse through the gallery!