Newsletter for January 16th 2022

This Sunday @ St Michael’s, Cumnor

8am Holy Communion (1662)

10:30am Morning Worship

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.

If you experience any problems joining in with online worship then let us know as we may be unaware and might even be able to help!

The sound issues we experienced before Christmas have now all been resolved.

COVID update

Masks are still compulsory in church, unless you have a valid exemption, and we ask that you please keep them on when singing too, unless you are in the choir!

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 Service

This month’s Taizé songs and readings remain available online at:

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

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 first session of this term is Wednesday 12th January.

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:

January Worship Services and Events

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

23/1 11:30am Morning Worship

30/1 11:30am Morning Worship

6/2 11:30am Morning Worship

13/2 11:30am Holy Communion

St Mary’s

23/1 3:30pm Hymns and Cake

St Michael’s

23/1 10:30am Big Story Sunday

30/1 10:30am Morning Worship with speaker Iain Gray from Good News for Everyone (formerly The Gideons)

6/2 10:30am Holy Communion

13/2 10:30am Morning Worship

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

This Week’s Reading

Luke 4:14-21

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,

19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”#Prayers

This Week’s Collect

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
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 Phil and Sonya Doragh, and the families of Rosemary Spivey, Tony Bradley and Linda Bowers.
  • Our local schools, as staff and pupils who began their Spring term this week.
  • Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
  • 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