Newsletter for February 20th and 27th 2022

Sunday 20th @ St Michael’s, Cumnor

8am Holy Communion (1662)

10:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 20th @ St Andrew’s in Dean Court Community Centre

11:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 27th @ St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Big Story Sunday

Sunday 27th @ St Andrew’s in Dean Court Community Centre

11:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 27th @ St Mary’s, Farmoor

3:30pm Hymns and Cake

St Mary’s Church 'Hymns and Cake' gathering in January
St Mary’s Church ‘Hymns and Cake’ gathering in January

Online worship

The 10:30am service in St Michael’s on Sunday 20th will be live-streamed via our website at:

The 10:30am service in St Michael’s on Sunday 27th will be live-streamed via our website at:

These services will remain available to watch online afterwards.

COVID update

Masks are no longer compulsory in church, but we ask that you please wear them on when singing too, unless you are in the choir!

We’d also ask you to consider continuing to wear one while in church to protect others especially given the high number of local cases at this time.

If you are feeling unwell or test positive then please stay at home.

Please will all those leading, preaching, taking part or welcoming take a Lateral Flow test before coming along to Church.

Let’s keep protecting each other!

Taizé Worship

The next Taizé service will be held in St Michael’s on Sunday 6th March, again at the earlier time of 4:30pm.

The songs and readings for this month are available online at:

Volunteers Needed

Vivi Payne is stepping down from her role of counting and then banking the cash and envelope collections at St Michael’s at the end of February. This is a role she has done quietly and efficiently for many years and I want to thank her for serving the Church in this way. It’s a really important job and if this is this something you feel you could offer to do, then please have a chat with Vivi about what’s involved and then contact me on 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).

Dennis Eden’s Funeral

The funeral service for the late Dennis Eden will be held in St Michael’s on 4th March at 11am.

PCC Update

At PCC on Wednesday evening we:

  • Received a safeguarding report and renewed our safeguarding policy.
  • Began work on a legacies policy.
  • Heard about the latest progress on the ongoing rebuilding of St Andrew’s.
  • Talked about how to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
  • Adopted a conflict of interest policy.
  • Examined the additional fees we charge for Weddings and Funerals.
  • Discussed the possibilities for increasing rentals of our parish buildings.

Living in Love and Faith Course

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:


The Bellringers practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Please contact Jenny Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail:

The Cumnor Bellringers have put together a great new website at Why not take a look?

Forthcoming Worship Services and Events

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

20/2 11:30am Morning Worship

27/2 11:30am Morning Worship

6/3 11:30am Morning Worship

13/3 11:30am Holy Communion

St Michael’s

20/2 8am Holy Communion

10:30am Morning Worship

27/2 10:30am Big Story Sunday

2/3 7:30pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion

6/3 10:30am Holy Communion

13/3 10:30am Morning Worship

St Mary’s, Farmoor

27/2 3:30pm Hymns and Cake

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



Revelation 4:1-11

Luke 8:22-25


Luke 9:28-43a



Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.


Holy God,
you know the disorder of our sinful lives:
set straight our crooked hearts,
and bend our wills
to love your goodness and your glory
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please Pray For…

  • All those who have been bereaved recently including the families of Dennis Eden and John Richard Gee.
  • The staff and pupils at our local schools, for a good and restful half-term break.
  • Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
  • Messy Church plans being made for the start of Holy Week.
  • 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