Hello! I’m delighted to introduce myself prior to my licensing on Wednesday 6th September as the next Vicar of The Shires Edge Benefice . I’m Sarah, and in my 23rd year of ordained ministry, mother of two fabulous young people, (a bookworm and a rower) and wife to Nick, a plant scientist and wonderfully supportive husband. As a family we enjoy listening to music, watching films, and eating together. I grew up in Kent (one of 5 siblings), and have rural village life in my DNA. Summers were spent picking fruit and cycling country lanes aboard my trusted Raleigh Racer. I had come to faith in France as a teenager visiting family friends one Easter and grew up in faith
ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH WARDINGTON SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER 10.00 am ‡‡‡ FAMILY COMMUNION ‡‡‡ TO BE TAKEN BY: Rt Revd BISHOP GAVIN, BISHOP OF DORCHESTER ‡‡‡ Come and meet the Bishop who will be leading the selection of our new Vicar in 2023 ‡‡‡ REFRESHMENTS AFTER THE SERVICE
A band made up of bell-ringers from Cropredy, Hanwell, Horley and Wardington will ring the Wardington bells from 10:30 to 11.15 am to celebrate Her Majesty’s jubilee on Thursday 2nd June. They will proceed to ring at Cropredy, Hanwell and Horley during the day. For our Monarch and her people, United yet and free, Let the bells from ev’ry steeple Ring out loud the jubilee. Hers the grace the church has prayed for, Ours the joy that she is here. Let the bells do what they’re made for Ring our thanks both loud and clear. Taken from'Jubilee Hymn' by John Betjeman, 1978
Marie Curie in conjunction with St MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH, WARDINGTON Tuesday, 23rd March National Day of Reflection Reflect • Support • Hope Take a minute’s silence at 12 noon on 23rd March to show your support for the millions of people who are bereaved and take a moment to connect with someone At 12.05pm a Church bell will be tolled for ten minutes At 8.00pm ‘share the light’ moment with candles and lanterns in windows The Church will be open for private prayer from 11.30am to 4.00pm God of Love, As we think about all that has changed this year, help us to trust that you are always with us. As we remember those who have died, help us
Thank you very much to everyone in the village who supported the Carols in the Churchyard on Christmas Eve. A splendid turnout of almost 100 to give a joyful start to the Christmas celebrations.
ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH WARDINGTON SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES IN SHIRES' EDGE BENEFICE WILL RE-COMMENCE FROM THIS WEEK-END ++++++++ 26th JULY MORNING PRAYER 10.00am at MOLLINGTON ++++++++ 2nd AUGUST HOLY COMMUNION (BCP) 8.30am at WARDINGTON ++++++++ 16th AUGUST FAMILY COMMUNION 10.00am at WARDINGTON ++++++++ FOR OTHER SUNDAYS IN AUGUST PLEASE SEE CHURCH NOTICEBOARDS ++++++++ FACE COVERINGS ENCOURAGED PLEASE OBSERVE OTHER COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS INFORMATION POSTED ON THE CHURCH DOOR
ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH WARDINGTON FROM FRIDAY, 19th JUNE WELCOME THE CHURCH IS OPEN AGAIN FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITING & PRIVATE PRAYER FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 10.00am – 4.00pm SUNDAYS 12.00noon – 4.00pm PLEASE OBSERVE COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION POSTED ON THE CHURCH DOOR
A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE ‡‡‡ Sadly the Church cannot be open but, on your Easter Day walk, do visit the magnificent floral display outside the porch for personal reflection. Please remember the social distancing rules. ‡‡‡ On Easter Day at 10.00am there will be a live-streamed Diocesan Eucharist led by the Bishop of Oxford. Go to https://www.oxford.anglican.org/livestream for details. ‡‡‡ Easter is one of the key times in the Church year when we think of Giving as in the collection at services. If you wish make an Easter donation in lieu of the collection, you can do this by bank transfer to: Wardington PCC – Sort Code: 30-90-42 – Account no: 00169240 - Ref: Easter EASTER DAY -
Hello everyone, An update on church services: The Church of England has confirmed that public worship is to stop for the time being. Our usual pattern of Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings must be put on hold. There will be changes to the way we can gather as church. We will seek to make the buildings accessible for prayer and reflection. There will be arrangements for weddings and funerals. For those who would find it helpful, we will provide prayer and reflection resources that can be used at home. We will investigate other ways of sharing times of worship. There is an invitation for this Sunday, which is Mothering Sunday, to make this a moment of coming together. We
A group of experienced ringers from the Banbury & Oxford areas will be coming to ring a peal on the Wardington bells on Saturday 14th December; they will start ringing at about 9.30a.m. and the peal will take approximately 3 hours. Peals are normally rung to mark something special, which may be local or national, and this peal is being rung in appreciation of Mrs Evelyn Phillips and to celebrate her 100th and 101st birthdays. What is a peal? Nowadays it indicates a minimum of 5,040 changes – where two bells change place – but there is also a long list of rules, some of which are: Every bell must sound at every row of six blows throughout the peal.