Worship Services This Sunday

St Andrew’s, Dean Court

10:30am Family Service

Leader: David Wenham

St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Holy Communion and Safeguarding Sunday

Leader: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

No Service

Online Worship

The 10:30am services in St Michael’s are usually live-streamed via our website at:

These will remain available to watch online afterwards.

Messy Church

Our Christmas Messy Church is on Saturday 3rd December from 2pm-4pm in St Michael’s. Craft, Stories, Drama, Food and Carols for families with children under 11 years. It’s free and everyone is welcome. RSVP if you’re coming to office@cumnor.org

Christmas Services

Mary Willet’s Funeral

Mary Willett, was a member of the St Andrew’s congregation until she had to sadly leave to go into a care home some six years ago.

The funeral of our dear mum, Mary Willett, will take place at 1.30pm on Wednesday 23rd November at the Salvation Army Hall in Cheltenham.

Everyone is invited to the Committal following the service, which will take place at Cheltenham Crematorium.

You are then warmly invited to join us for refreshments at a local venue (to be confirmed).

With best wishes from Marcus and Paul Willett.

Consultation on Botley West Solar Farm


“Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

As you may be aware, our Parish finances are at a low ebb, and we expect that the energy price rises will hit the church hard. While we know things will be difficult for many this winter, we really do need your support. If everyone could give just a little extra every week it would make all the difference.

All your donations to the parish support the church’s ministry, and our mission to reach the wider community with the good news of Jesus.

Apart from the weekly collection, you can also give online. Alternatively, giving regularly by Direct Debit via the Parish Giving Scheme is a brilliant option.

For more information or to give online please visit: https://cumnor.org/giving/

Cumnor Pre-School Nearly New Sale

Having a clear out for Christmas or want to buy some Christmas presents?Cumnor Pre-school Nursery are hosting their famous Nearly New Sale in the School Hall at Cumnor C.E. Primary, on Saturday 19th November 5-7pm and Sunday 20th November starting at 10am and ending at Midday.

Buy and sell top quality children’s clothes (from baby to primary school age), toys, books, maternity and nursery equipment – always great bargains on offer!

The Coffee Pot

The next Coffee Pot is at St Andrew’s on Thursday 24th November at 10:30am. Come and enjoy some conversation, company, coffee (or tea), and cake. Please spread the word.

Memories Café

Memories Café meets once a fortnight in Cumnor Cricket Club. Our next meeting is Tuesday 22nd November 2:30pm until 4pm.

We are a lively bunch who just like to chat, sharing memories, over a cup of tea and cake. We would love to see you. If you would like to know more please contact Jan Harris on 01865 864169.

Future dates: 6th December, 20th December.

Toddler Groups

St Michael’s Toddler Group

The St Michael’s Toddler group meets on Wednesday 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).

St Andrew’s Toddler Group

The new St Andrew’s Toddler group meets on Friday mornings in St Andrew’s Church, Orchard Road. Each session has a suggested donation of just £1 and runs from 9:30am-11am during term times. The group is open to everyone.

For more details please contact Sue on 01865 864991

Taizé Worship

The next Taizé service will be held in St Michael’s on Sunday 5th February, at 4:30pm.

Online Taizé services can be found at https://cumnor.org/taize/

Choir Practice

St Michael’s Choir hold their 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.



This Week’s Bible Readings

Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7 then 2:1-4

Mark 12:28-31

This Week’s Collect

Dear God,
Help us to be a church that:
Loves, welcomes, protects.
Listens, learns, serves.
Repents, restores, transforms.
Values, cares, believes.
God of Justice and compassion, hear our prayer.
Help us, heal us, guide us, we pray.
In Jesus name.

Worship Services in November

Sunday 20th November

St Andrew’s, Dean Court

10:30am Morning Worship

Leader and preacher: David Wenham

St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Holy Communion

Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

No Service

Sunday 27th November

St Andrew’s, Dean Court

10:30am Morning Worship

Leader: David Wenham

Preacher: Chris Scruby

St Michael’s, Cumnor

8am Holy Communion (1662)

Leader and preacher: Jessica Turner

10:30am Big Story Sunday

Leader: Jonathan Widdess

6pm Advent Sunday Evensong

Leader and Preacher: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

3:30pm Hymns and Cake

Leader: Jessica Turner

Please Pray For…

  • The Church of England as the Bishops continue to consider the way forward responding to Living in Love and Faith.
  • The family and friends of Pat Plews, whose funeral is on Thursday.
  • The family and friends of Mary Willet.
  • Messy Church on 3rd December.
  • Our Christmas services and events.
  • Rebecca and Adam who are getting married in St Michael’s on Saturday 19th November.
  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • More new people to find a living faith in Jesus and join us in church.
  • 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