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 on Sunday 6th will be live-streamed via our website at:

The service will remain available to watch online afterwards.

COVID Update

Now that the government’s restrictions have been lifted masks are no longer compulsory in church, but we still ask that you consider wearing them when singing, unless you are in the choir!

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

Let’s keep protecting each other!

Helping Ukraine Refugees

💛💙 I know the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine continues to occupy all our thoughts and prayers. Many of you have also been asking for practical ways to help. There’s a local cake sale at the Old School on Saturday 12th March from 2pm-4pm, and also a Just Giving page where you can donate money online.

Finally, Millets Farm are now a donation point for any of the items listed below:

  • Children’s toys including items such as soft toys, pencils, pens, colouring books etc
  • Thermal clothing for children (not adults)
  • First aid supplies (inc. plasters, bandages, antiseptic creams, etc)
  • Pain relief (adult & child)
  • Baby food, bottles & formula
  • Nappies and wet wipes
  • Blankets & towels
  • Sleeping bags
  • Toiletries (adult, child & baby)
  • Plastic utensils and dinnerware
  • Dried & tinned food

Please drop any donations from Monday 7th to 11th March at the potato door & ring the bell, located to the side of the Farm Shop. They’ve got local volunteer drivers who are taking a van/s to one of the aid distribution centres near the Polish Ukraine border. Their team of volunteer packers will be sorting and loading the van over the weekend of 12th/13th, to head off on 14th. 💛💙

Food Bank

David and Clare Wenham will be going to the Community Emergency Food Bank on Tuesday 8th March and could take donations of food. Please put them in the red box in St Michael’s on Sunday, or bring them to 66, Pinnocks Way before 10am on 8th.

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 last week.

Lent Book

If you are looking for a Lent book this year I would recommend “Forgiven” by Tim Chester.

Here’s a brief extract from the blurb:

We live in uncertain times. Our society is changing rapidly and many of us feel left behind. How can we face the future with confidence?

In these resurrection meditations which go from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Tim Chester reassures our fearful hearts by pointing us to the Lord Jesus and his finished work. Guiding us through the later chapters of Hebrews, these devotions remind us that, when everything around us is turning and churning, we can rest secure in Jesus and his forgiveness, the only anchor for our weary souls.

Taizé Worship

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

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

Volunteers Needed

Opening St Michael’s Every Day – Could 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 if you can help with this.

Banking the Collection – Could You Help?

Could you help us to bank the cash and envelope collections at St Michael’s? Please contact me on 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:


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

6/3 11:30am Morning Worship

13/3 11:30am Holy Communion

20/3 11:30am Morning Worship

27/3 11:30am Morning Worship

St Michael’s

6/3 10:30am Holy Communion

13/3 10:30am Morning Worship

20/3 8am Holy Communion

10:30am Morning Worship

27/3 10:30am Mothering Sunday (All-Age)

St Mary’s, Farmoor

27/3 3:30pm Hymns and Cake

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


Romans 10:8b-13

Luke 4:1-13


Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
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.

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

Please Pray For…

  • The crisis in the Ukraine
  • 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.
  • 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