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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Thank you for being part of the church family
in this Benefice over the last year.
Thank you to everyone who helped out this year:
it has been a wonderfully busy one
with exciting things happening in all our villages.
Thank you to those who give of their time and those who support us financially: we couldn’t do it without you.
Thank you to those who just show up when you can,
it is great to have you among us.
With every blessing for Christmas
and the New Year.
Mark & Ilona
There will be a service on Sunday 29 December in Ascott Church at 10.00 am
We have had some wonderful Christmas Carol services this year, with the Benefice Choir singing at both Chadlington and Enstone. As a treat for Christmas, you can hear the pieces that the Choir sang and also the congregation’s rendition of ‘Joy to the World’ accompanied on handbells by clicking here.
is the meeting place
of heaven and earth.
For this, tonight,
is the stable
in which God keeps his appointment
to meet his people.
Not many high are here,
not many holy;
not many innocent children,
not many worldly-wise;
not all familiar faces,
not all frequent visitors.
But, if tonight
only strangers met,
that would be enough.
For Bethlehem was not the hub of the universe,
nor was the stable a platform for famous folk.
In an out-of-the-way place
which folk never thought to visit –
there God kept and keeps his promise;
there God sends his son.
Because of the General Election last Thursday, Enstone Toddlers, Babes and Bumps were without a home, as the Village Hall is being used as a Polling Station.
So we were delighted to be able to welcome them into St. Kenelm’s Church as well as some residents from Enstone House Residential Care Home for a lovely morning of Christmas fun. The Church was warm, the children enjoyed playing and listening to the Christmas story as well as another story about a grumpy innkeeper! We made a little crib and had a sing, and some of the children enjoyed a dance!
Thank you to all those who came and brightened up a very wet December morning. It almost made up for the last 5 weeks of political campaigning!
Instead of a traditional Advent Calendar this year, why not join the growing number of people throughout the UK who are giving a tin or packet of food or toiletries, tooth-paste or chocolates to our local Food Bank. Simply get an empty box, put something in it each day and then bring it to Church ready for the Foodbank to collect later in December.
Together, let’s make a real difference to others in our community!
Serving the villages of Chadlington, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Spelsbury and Enstone