Worship Services This Sunday

St Andrew’s, Dean Court

10:30am Holy Communion

Leader and Preacher: Jonathan Widdess

St Michael’s, Cumnor

8am Holy Communion (1662)

Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess

10:30am Morning Worship

Leader and Preacher: Chris Scruby

St Mary’s, Farmoor

No Service

Harvest Gifts – Thankyou!

Thank you so much to everyone who gave so generously to our Harvest collection for the Community Emergency Foodbank. We were able to take two car-loads of produce to them on Tuesday morning. ‘Stocks were low over the summer,’ said a volunteer, ‘but thanks to harvest gifts they are now being replenished. A big thank you to everyone.’

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 already at a very 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/

The Big Coffee Pot Launch

This will take place next Thursday, 13 October, 10.30am at St Andrew’s. Please come and support this event even if you won’t normally be there. It would be great to open with a flourish. Dates until Christmas are: 13, 27 October, 10, 24 November, 8 December, 10.30-12.00. I want to start cautiously and see what the demand is. However, my vision is to open weekly. In order to do this, I need another team so that the commitment for each team is fortnightly. Please let me know if you are interested in helping. This winter, I imagine, because of rising energy bills, there may be those who are looking for a warm and welcoming place to spend time and, therefore, I would like to be able to extend the hours perhaps until early afternoon although I’m not planning to provide anything other than hot drinks and cake. It’s all a work in progress! I look forward to seeing some of you on the 13th. Angela Sheppard

Cake Sale for Ukraine

The next cake sale for the Red Cross Ukraine appeal is on Saturday, October 15 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.

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/

Churchyard Clear Up – October 8th

A group of us will be working together to tidy and clear up the churchyard on October 8th from 10am. There are a range of jobs that need doing. Please contact Jane Vlitos or Chris Evans for more details. All welcome.

Memories Café

Memories Café meets once a fortnight in Cumnor Cricket Club. Our next meeting is Tuesday 11th 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: 11th October, 25th October.

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

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

Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17

Matthew 5:17-20

This Week’s Collect

Almighty God,

you have made us for yourself,

and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:

pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,

and so bring us at last to your heavenly city

where we shall see you face to face;

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 16th October

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

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: thanks that his operation last Friday went well; prayers for continued healing and God’s strength and peace, for Keeley his wife and keep praying for Andrew, Jenny and Claire too.
  • The family and friends of Tony Barson who passed away recently.
  • The family and friends of Jean Pointin.
  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • 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