Newsletter for February 6th 2022

This Sunday @ St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Holy Communion

4:30pm Taizé Service

This Sunday @ St Andrew’s in Dean Court Community Centre

11:30am Morning Worship

Online worship

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

The service will remain available to watch online afterwards at your convenience.

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!

Online Taizé Worship

The next Taizé service will be held in St Michael’s this Sunday 6th February, 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.

Situation Vacant

Accommodation Sought

Daniel and Leakhena Durston are a returning missionary family who used to live in Botley and would like some help finding a place to live. They know a few folk from St Andrews and their children used to play in the playgroup there. If you can help them please email them on Thank you.

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:


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

13/2 11:30am Holy Communion

20/2 11:30am Morning Worship

27/2 11:30am Morning Worship

St Michael’s

13/2 10:30am Morning Worship

20/2 8am Holy Communion

10:30am Morning Worship

27/2 10:30am Big Story Sunday

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.

This Week’s Reading

Luke 5:1-11

This Week’s Collect

O God,
you know us to be set
in the midst of so many and great dangers,
that by reason of the frailty of our nature
we cannot always stand upright:
grant to us such strength and protection
as may support us in all dangers
and carry us through all temptations;
through Jesus Christ your Son 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…

  • All those who have been bereaved recently including the families of Basil Wales and Yvonne Ryan.
  • The staff and pupils at our local schools especially as both Cumnor CE School and Matthew Arnold are still facing disruption caused by high numbers of Covid cases.
  • 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 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