May Worship Services

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

Sunday 1st May

10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael’s Cumnor followed by APCM

Sunday 8th May

11:30am Holy Communion

Sunday 15th May

11:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 22nd May

11:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 29th May

11:30am Morning Worship

St Michael’s

Sunday 1st May

10:30am Holy Communion at St Michael’s Cumnor followed by APCM

4:30pm Taizé Service

Sunday 8th May

10:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 15th May

8am Holy Communion (1662)

10:30am Morning Worship

Sunday 22nd May

10:30am Big Story Sunday (All-Age Service)

Ascension Day – Thursday 26th May

7:30pm Holy Communion

Sunday 29th May

10:30am Morning Worship

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

St Mary’s, Farmoor

Sunday 22nd May 3:30pm Hymns and Cake

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.



On 1st May, we will hold elections for Churchwardens, Deanery Synod, and the PCC. Please will you pray about these very important roles and whether God is calling you or someone you know to serve the Parish in these ministries?

The diocese have produced a leaflet detailing these roles and giving some sense of what they involve.

You might also want to look at the web page for churchwardens here:

Nomination forms are available at the back of St Michael’s or you can download them here:

Meetings – This Sunday

This years APCM will be held in St Michael’s Church, after a joint service on Sunday 1st May at 10:30am where the preacher will be the Rev. Canon David Tyler, Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester.

The agenda and all the papers for the APCM are available online at:, and printed copies will be available to pick up from St Michael’s from Friday 29th April.

The meeting will also be availalble to live-stream at

Betty Bailey’s Funeral

Betty was a faithful servant of the Lord and a much loved member of St Andrew’s for very many years and we look forward to giving thanks for her life and commending her into God’s keeping at her funeral, next Tuesday 3rd May at 2pm in St Michael’s. The service will also be live-streamed here:

Ukraine – We Can Do Something


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

We can also pray using Christian Aid’s resources or this prayer for peace from +Steven.

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


Christian Aid are encouraging people to sign a petition launched by Together With Refugees member, Freedom From Torture. It’s calling on the government to provide humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine, and asking for urgent concessions on the Nationality and Borders Bill.


Cash donations to a registered and regulated charity are best at this time. You can donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal here: DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Another option is to buy “survival items” from the online aid shop of the charity RefugEase. It sells food parcels, hygiene packs and medical packs.

Don’t Look Away

The Ukrainian Institute has an excellent web site with further information.

Oxford diocese also has a webpage dedicated to a Christian response to the war, which they are keeping updated.


The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Service of Thanksgiving

There will be a special Service of Thanksgiving at St Michael’s on Sunday 5th June at 6pm.

St Andrew’s Dean Court Events

All are welcome to join St Andrew’s and Dean Court in celebrating the Jubilee on Sunday 5 June: 10.30-11.15am Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving and Prayer for the Queen (at Dean Court Community Centre); 12 noon Bring-your-own Picnic on Pinnocks Green with games for children; 3.00pm Community Tea (with jubilee-themed crafts for children (at DCCC); 6.00pm Barbecue (at DCCC). Offers of cakes or scones and of help with the tea and/or crafts gratefully received! More details later. Mary Smith and Clare Wenham (tea), Sue Allwright (crafts)

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.

Taizé Worship

The next Taizé service will be held in St Michael’s on Sunday 1st May, at 4:30pm.

The songs and readings for March remain available online at: , and all our previous Online Taizé services can be found at

Flexicare Community Walk

Sunday 8th May 2022 sees the return of the Flexicare Community Walk. Run, walk, wheel or cycle your way along routes of different lengths and ease on and around the Ridgeway, starting from Snells Hall, East Hendred. Refreshments available. Raising money for Flexicare, an Oxfordshire based charity providing a specialised sitting service for families with severely disabled children. For further information or to register, visit their website

Volunteering Opportunities

Opening St Michael’s Every Day – Will 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.

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: Their website is at

This Week’s Readings

Acts 9:1-6

John 21:1-19

This Week’s Collect

Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.

Please Pray For…

  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • The staff and pupils at our local schools.
  • The APCM on Sunday and first meeting of the new PCC next Wednesday evening.
  • Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
  • Messy Church on Saturday.
  • Our CMS mission partner Bia.
  • The ongoing rebuilding work at St Andrews.
  • Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.


Jonathan Widdess

The Vicarage,
1, Abingdon Road

01865 863702

Kate Elliott
Safeguarding Officer

07782 350491