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The next 7 days...

Sunday, 27 June

4th Sunday after Trinity

9:00 am: Morning Prayer (BCP)
10:00 am: Holy Communion (CW)
2:30 pm: Teddy Bears Picnic
In the churchyard
6:00 pm: Livestream evening service
Benefice internet service
On-line live service

Tuesday, 29 June

SS Peter and Paul

Benefice notices
Meet the Reverend Gemma - our new Rector in waiting

Rev'd Gemma Beesley

Hello from Reverend Gemma

After over a year of being empty, this summer the vicarage will become home again, to myself, my husband Jason and our little dog, as I take up the post of rector in the Bernwode Benefice. After three years of curacy in Cowley, we are looking forward to returning to rural life.

Jason and I both grew up fairly locally near Islip and Bicester, and have fond...

Installation of Gemma as Rector
Gemma's installation is scheduled for Thursday 8th July at 7:30pm. COVID safety means that attendance in person at the service will be limited and will be by invitation only. However you will be able to watch the service on YouTube.
Benefice live-stream services

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
You may be held in a virtual waiting room until we can let you in.
Or by telephone dial either
020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
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The Benefice in brief

Brill millenium window - left

We have a variety of activities for everyone:

  • Our church services cover everything from the more formal services, in traditional or modern language, to our weekly informal Encounter services
  • Friday Club is an after schools activity group held every Friday in term-time.
  • The choir add their music to worship once a month and at festivals
  • and don't forget other activities such as the coffee morning for a social gathering or the bell ringers providing a music summons to worship.

During the vacancy Jenny Edmans, Associate Minister, will be taking pastoral charge of the Benefice.   Please feel free  if you want to talk to ger about anything:  personal (for example, about a baptism, wedding or funeral or something personal or spiritual) or something around the benefice (for example, services, home groups, etc) or just to talk.  

For more general matters, please contact our Benefice Administrator, Lisa Lambert at or at 07494 89772 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For matters concerning a specific parish (such as events, the registers, etc) please contact the appropriate churchwarden in the first instance (see who's who) or feel free to contact us.

Find out what is going on in the area and take a look at the parish pages.