Worship Services This Sunday

St Andrew’s, Dean Court

10:30am Morning Worship

Leader: David Wenham

Preacher: Godfrey Stone

St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Holy Communion

Leader & Preacher: 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.


“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/

New Postcards For Inviting Friends To Church

We’ve made some new postcards available at the back of St Michael’s and St Andrew’s for us all to use when inviting friends along to church. Please take a few to give away!

James Dyer

Andrew, Jenny & Clare Dyer would like to thank you all most sincerely for your prayers and good wishes which have been a great comfort to us in recent weeks. We are pleased to report that James’ recent surgery was successful and in due course he will commence post operative treatment. We would therefore greatly appreciate your continued prayers of support.

Cake Sale for Ukraine

The next cake sale for the Red Cross Ukraine appeal is on Saturday, October 15th from 2.00pm to 4.00 pm at Cumnor Village Hall.

Come and enjoy unlimited tea and a cake for just £5.00 along with live music.

St Frideswide Pilgrimage

On Saturday 15th October at 12pm one of five guided walks leaves from St Michael’s for Christ Church Cathedral. Once there pilgrims will enjoy refreshments in the Great Hall and reflection at the Shrine of St Frideswide.

Find out more at www.chch.ox.ac.uk/pilgrimage or call 01865 286165

Tony Barson’s Funeral

Tony Barson’s funeral is on Tuesday 18th at 2pm in St Michael’s, and it will also be live-streamed at https://cumnor.org/funeral-of-tony-barson-tuesday-18th-october-at-2pm/.

Churchyard Clear Up – Thank you!

A big thank-you to everyone who came and worked so hard to tidy up the churchyard! What an amazing difference it’s made and we’re all ready to welcome the village for Remembrance Sunday and the Christmas celebrations.

The Big Coffee Pot Launch

This was a wonderful event with about 40 people in all coming at various times. There was a great atmosphere with everyone chatting happily with those they knew and with those they didn’t but now do! The coffee and a tasty variety of cakes helped everything along and were enjoyed by all. If you weren’t able to come today you certainly missed a treat so do try to come on subsequent occasions. The dates are listed on the copy of the flyer alongside. As from January, we’re going to open weekly and are hoping to turn the small hall (STAC that was) into a quiet work space, during the time we’re open, where people can come and, of course, also take advantage of the coffee and cake on offer. Please spread the word. Angela Sheppard

New CEEC E-Bulletin

The Church of England Evangelical Council have launched a regular email bulletin of news, prayer points and information ​about important matters in the Church of England from an Evangelical Perspective. Find out more and sign up here: http://www.ceec.info/e-bulletin.html

Memories Café

Memories Café meets once a fortnight in Cumnor Cricket Club. Our next meeting is Tuesday 25th October 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: 25th October, 8th November, 22nd November.

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 6th November, 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

Joshua 24:1-26

Matthew 4:8-10

This Week’s Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

increase in us your gift of faith

that, forsaking what lies behind

and reaching out to that which is before,

we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
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.

Worship Services in October

Sunday 23rd October

St Andrew’s, Dean Court

10:30am 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

Leader: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

3:30pm Hymns and Cake

Leader: Jessica Turner

Sunday 30th October

St Andrew’s, Dean Court

10:30am Morning Worship

Leader and Preacher: David Wenham

St Michael’s, Cumnor

10:30am Morning Worship

Leader: Jessica Turner

Preacher: Mission Speaker

St Mary’s, Farmoor

No Service

Please Pray For…

  • James Dyer, Keeley, his wife, and Andrew, Jenny, and Claire too.
  • The family and friends of Tony Barson who passed away recently.
  • Serena and Peter who are coming to St Michael’s for a Marriage Blessing on Saturday.
  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • Those joining in with the St Frideswide Pilgrimage on Saturday.
  • 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