Worship Services in May and June

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

Sunday 29th May

11:30am Morning Worship
Leader and preacher: David Wenham

Sunday 5th June – Pentecost Sunday

10:30am Service of Prayer and Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee
Leader and preacher: David Wenham

Sunday 12th June

11:30am Holy Communion
Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess

Sunday 19th June

11:30am Morning Worship
Leader and preacher: David Wenham

Sunday 26th June

11:30am Morning Worship
Leader and preacher: David Wenham

St Michael’s

Sunday 29th May

10:30am Morning Worship
Leader: Eve Lockett
Preacher: Patrick Gale from BeSpace

Sunday 5th June – Pentecost Sunday

10:30am Holy Communion
Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess
6pm Service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee

Sunday 12th June

8am Holy Communion (1662)
Leader and preacher: Jessica Turner
10:30am Morning Worship
Leader: Jessica Turner and Preacher: Chris Scruby

Sunday 19th June

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

Sunday 26th June

8am Holy Communion (1662)
Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess
10:30am Big Story Sunday
Leader: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

Sunday 26th June

3:30pm Hymns and Cake
Led by: Jonathan Widdess

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

I am challenging each of us to spend (at least) 15 minutes a day engaging with God through reading the Bible and prayer. 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 tables at the back of St Michael’s.

Holy Communion – Common Cup?

Since the end of the first lockdown we have offered Communion in both kinds (bread and wine) using various forms of intinction by the priest. At the last PCC we discussed the options for resuming the sharing of the common cup and it would be helpful to know your thoughts when we’re making this decision at our next meeting.
Please email me at vicar@cumnor.org with your views. Jonathan.

St Andrew’s Rebuilding

The new St Andrew’s is progressing rapidly with doors and windows being fitted and the inside being plastered. The money continues to come in with a couple of large, recent grants. The official opening is scheduled for Saturday 10th September, with Bishop Gavin officiating.

Jane Impey’s Memorial Service

The memorial service for Jane was on May 14th at 11:30am in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford.

The order of service can be downloaded from the St Hilda’s College website, and the service is also available to watch via Livestream at the same location.


The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


On Thursday 2nd June the bellringers will ring a full peal in celebration of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Over the Jubilee weekend there will be a special jubilee trail around the churchyard with seven cards full of fun facts about the Queen to discover while you uncover the hidden letters and work out the royal word. Download an activity sheet from our website, and then bring it completed to the Cream Tea on Sunday afternoon to receive a prize!

On Sunday 5th June, a quarter peal will be rung at 3:30pm. At 4:30pm Cream Teas will be served in the churchyard, with entertainment provided by High Jinks!, Cumnor’s very own Ukelele band. Then at 6pm there will be a special Service of Thanksgiving in St Michael’s. You will be very welcome to join us and do please bring along your friends and neighbours.

Find the details of more local events including a walk and the Lighting of the Beacon in Cumnor Parish News.

Can you help?

Would you be able to help either with baking some scones, or by helping on the day? Please see Jane Vlitos, Claire Horsman or Jonathan for more details.

Dean Court

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 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 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.

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 change.org 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.


Bible Readings

29th May

Acts 16:16-34

John 17:20-end

5th June

Acts 16:9-15

John 5:1-9


29th May

O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

5th June

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please Pray For…

  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • The staff and pupils at our local schools as they break for half-term.
  • Jonathan and family as they have a half-term break.
  • Our outreach plans over the Jubilee weekend
  • New people to find a living faith in Jesus and join us in church.
  • Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
  • Our CMS mission partner Bia.
  • The work of the Bible Society, 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.


Jonathan Widdess


01865 863702 / vicar@cumnor.org

The Vicarage,
1, Abingdon Road

Kate Elliott

Safeguarding Officer

07782 350491 / KateE@cumnor.org