Worship Services

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

Good Friday 10.30am ‘Crown of Thorns – a Good Friday meditation in art, readings and worship’ led by David and Eve Lockett’

Easter Sunday 11.30 ‘Easter Praise and Communion’

Sunday 24th April 11:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 1st May 10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael’s Cumnor followed by APCM

St Michael’s

Maundy Thursday (14th April)

7:30pm Tenebrae Service (At Cumnor URC)

Good Friday (15th April)

10:30am Morning Worship

2pm Last Hour at the Cross (At Cumnor URC)

Easter Sunday (17th April)

8am Holy Communion (1662)

10:30am All-age Communion

Sunday 24th April 10:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 1st May 10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael’s Cumnor followed by APCM

St Michael’s remains open for private prayer every Monday and Friday, from 9am-5pm.

St Mary’s, Farmoor

Sunday 24th April 3:30pm Hymns and Cake with Holy Communion

Online Worship

The 10:30am services in St Michael’s will be live-streamed via our website at:

These will remain available to watch online afterwards.

Electoral Roll

The revised Electoral Roll is available to review in St. Michael’s Church until Sunday 24th April. If you note any errors, please let me know no later than 25th April. Jan Harris 01865 864169



On 1st May, we will hold elections for Churchwardens, Deanery Synod, and the PCC. Please will you pray about these very important roles and whether God is calling you or someone you know to serve the Parish in these ministries?

The diocese have produced an information leaflet detailing these roles and giving some sense of what they involve. The leaflet can be downloaded from the website here. You might also want to look at the longer leaflet written for churchwardens.

Nomination forms are available at the back of St Michael’s or you can download them here: https://cumnor.org/apcm-2022/


This years APCM will be held in St Michael’s Church, after a joint service on Sunday 1st May at 10:30am. We hope to stream the meeting online. Details to follow.

Ukraine – We Can Do Something


If you would like to use the church for prayer and reflection, a dedicated area is now available in St Michael’s.

We can also pray using Christian Aid’s resources or this prayer for peace from +Steven.

A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

God of compassion,
Have mercy this day on the people of Ukraine.
Restore to them the gift of peace.
Grant wisdom to the governments of the world.
Bring good in the midst of evil and suffering,
For the sake of Jesus Christ your Son,
Who gave his life to bring peace to your world


Christian Aid are encouraging people to sign a change.org petition launched by Together With Refugees member, Freedom From Torture. It’s calling on the government to provide humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine, and asking for urgent concessions on the Nationality and Borders Bill.


Cash donations to a registered and regulated charity are best at this time. You can donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal here: DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Another option is to buy “survival items” from the online aid shop of the charity RefugEase. It sells food parcels, hygiene packs and medical packs.

Don’t Look Away

The Ukrainian Institute has an excellent web site with further information.

Oxford diocese also has a webpage dedicated to a Christian response to the war, which they will keep updated over the coming weeks.


Hymns and Cake at St Mary’s

Hymns and Cake’ is the new informal cafe type gathering on the fourth Sunday of every month at 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church Farmoor. We would very much welcome some help with refreshments etc on a regular or not so regular basis. For more info, please call Jean on 07927 236961.

Listen to Jean talking about it on Radio Oxford.

Taizé Worship

The next Taizé service will be held in St Michael’s on Sunday 1st May, at 4:30pm.

The songs and readings for March remain available online at: https://cumnor.org/taize-service-march-2022/ , and all our previous Online Taizé services can be found at https://cumnor.org/taize/

Flexicare Community Walk

Sunday 8th May 2022 sees the return of the Flexicare Community Walk. Run, walk, wheel or cycle your way along routes of different lengths and ease on and around the Ridgeway, starting from Snells Hall, East Hendred. Refreshments available. Raising money for Flexicare, an Oxfordshire based charity providing a specialised sitting service for families with severely disabled children. For further information or to register, visit their website www.flexicare.org

Volunteering Opportunities

Opening St Michael’s Every Day – Will You Help?

Now the restrictions have lifted I’d really love for us to be able to open St Michaels again 7 days a week, and to make that possible we need your help. Would you be able to open or lock up one or more times a week? Please contact office@cumnor.org if you can help with this.

Banking the Collection – Will You Help?

Could you help us to bank the cash and envelope collections at St Michael’s? Please contact me on vicar@cumnor.org or ring 01865 863702 for more details. Jonathan.

Toddler Group

The St Michael’s Toddler group meets on Wednesdays mornings in the Parish Centre, 1 Abingdon Road.

Each session costs just £1 and runs from 9am-11am during term times. The group is open to everyone.

For more details please contact Dianne Taylor (01865 862165) or Angela Evans (01865 864397).

Choir Practice

St Michael’s Choir practice in Church on Friday evenings at 6:30pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact Andrew Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail: ajdyer47@hotmail.com


The Bellringers practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Please contact Jenny Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail: jadyer55@hotmail.com. Their website is at https://cumnorbellringers.uk.


Good Friday

John 18:1-19:42

Easter Day

Luke 24:1-12

Sunday 24th April

Acts 5:27-32

John 20:19-31


Good Friday

Almighty Father,
look with mercy on this your family
for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed
and given up into the hands of sinners
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Easter Day

Grant, Lord,
that we who are baptized into the death of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
may continually put to death our evil desires and be buried with him;
and that through the grave and gate of death
we may pass to our joyful resurrection;
through his merits,
who died and was buried and rose again for us,
your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sunday 24th April

Almighty Father,
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Please Pray For…

  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • The staff and pupils at our local schools.
  • Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
  • Our Easter services.
  • Our CMS mission partner Bia.
  • The ongoing rebuilding work at St Andrews.
  • Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.


St Michael’s Parish Office

1, Abingdon Road,

01865 861541

The Parish Office email and answerphone are being checked regularly or please get directly in touch with Jonathan.

Jonathan Widdess

The Vicarage,
1, Abingdon Road

01865 863702

Kate Elliott
Safeguarding Officer

07782 350491