Worship This Week

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

11:30am Morning Worship
Leader: David Wenham
Preacher: Jessica Turner

St Michael’s, Cumnor

8am Holy Communion (1662)
Leader and preacher: Jessica Turner

10:30am Big Story Sunday with Baptism
Leader: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

3:30pm Hymns and Cake with Informal Communion
Led by: Jean Pryce-Williams

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.

15 Minutes A Day With God

Do you manage to set aside (at least) 15 minutes a day to engage with God through reading the Bible and prayer? Imagine the difference it would make to your life if you did!

There’s a great handout you can download with suggestions and resources to help. It’s available online or you can pick up a printed copy from the back of St Michael’s.

Tower Roof Repairs

Work to replace the lead on the tower roof continues and is expected to last for another week or so.

All the historic lead is to be preserved, with the most significant parts mounted in the tower itself for visitors to enjoy, and other sections sold to local people. Watch for more news on this in the next few 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. Listen to Jean talking about it on Radio Oxford.

St Andrew’s Rebuilding and Reopening

The new church building for St Andrew’s Dean Court is nearly finished and the grand reopening is drawing close.

The official opening with Bishop Gavin is at 2pm on Saturday 10th September and then there is a special celebration service for the whole Parish on Sunday 11th September at 10:30am. All very much welcome! There will only be an 8am service at St Michael’s on that day.

Break-In At St Andrew’s

Sadly, there was a break-in at St Andrew’s on Thursday night, during which valuable tools and heavy equipment were stolen and significant damage was done to some of the doors and windows. The police have been informed and local people are being asked if they saw or heard anything.

We are confident that this will only be a temporary setback and the official opening will be able to continue as planned on 10th & 11th of September.

Please pray for protection for the building, that there will be no return visit, and for a speedy and successful completion of the repairs and remaining work.

National Survivor Survey

The National Safeguarding Team launched a survey this week as part of its commitment to the development and implementation of a survivor engagement framework for the Church with victims and survivors.
The anonymous survey will run for two months from 19 July to 18 September 2022. It aims to listen to victims and survivors of any form of abuse, including those who have not engaged with the Church previously, about how they would like to be involved in developing and implementing the survivor engagement framework.
The survey is open to any victim or survivor who would like to engage with the Church to inform its work. Find more information and take part in the survey.

Taizé Worship

The next Taizé service is on August 7th 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/

Toddler Group

The St Michael’s Toddler group restarts on Wednesday 7th September.

It 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.

Make a Difference in Ukraine


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

You can find information on Hosting refugees, Supporting refugees, Why we should help, and some Prayers & liturgy on the Oxford Diocese Website.



Staying safe online

Getting online can make life easier in many ways, but there is also a risk of scams and fraud.

Age UK has advice on how to stay safe online.

Bible Readings

Daniel 6:6-27


Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
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…

  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • The staff and pupils at our local schools as the summer holidays begin.
  • New people to find a living faith in Jesus and join us in church.
  • Kate and Harry who are getting married in St Michael’s on July 30.
  • Olivia and George Ward who are being baptised during Big Story Sunday.
  • The repairs to the tower roof at St Michael’s.
  • Those with COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
  • The work of BeSpace, one of the organisations we support with our mission giving.
  • The ongoing rebuilding work at St Andrews.
  • Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.

Worship Services in July & August

Sunday 31st July

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

11:30am Morning Worship
Leader: David Wenham
Preacher: from Christians Against Poverty

St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Morning Worship
Leader and Preacher: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

No Service

Sunday 7th August

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

11:30am Morning Worship

St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Holy Communion

St Mary’s, Farmoor

No Service

Sunday 14th August

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

11:30am Holy Communion

St Michael’s, Cumnor

8am Holy Communion (1662)

10:30am Morning Worship

St Mary’s, Farmoor

No Service


Jonathan Widdess


01865 863702 / vicar@cumnor.org

The Vicarage,
1, Abingdon Road

Kate Elliott

Safeguarding Officer

07782 350491 / KateE@cumnor.org