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A message for Advent!

by St Bartholomew's

Maria Skoyles writes “We have received funding from the Diocese to run a mission activity: yarn bombing the village with angels made from biodegradable materials. The angels will be hidden around the village as a treasure hunt activity during advent, with instructions to bring them to a Christmas service so we can decorate the church […]

Rector’s Discretionary Fund

by St Bartholomew's

The Rector’s Discretionary Fund is available to help those in immediate need of support. There are some in the fellowship who are self-employed and struggling with reduced income at this time of enforced isolation with certain services cut back. If you are able to make a contribution to the Fund, then please pay by Bank […]

Prayer Bulletin

by St Bartholomew's

Regrettably the Church can no longer be left open for private prayer but please continue to pray for: – – Adrian and Annie Walsh – Bob Fidler – Steve, Gill Long’s brother-in law, – Martin Dines – Brenda Cook – Simon and Jenny Hall – June Kirk

A message from your Rector

by St Bartholomew's

Dear friends: I know we are all subject to an amount of social isolation at present but the majority are able to get out for their “one walk a day” for exercise and to reflect on the glory of God’s creation. Some, including Nicci here at the Rectory are being strongly advised to remain shielded […]

How to access a ZOOM service

by St Bartholomew's

1.  On a computer browse to “zoom.us” and click on “join a meeting”. If you click on the link we publish, it should take you directly to the “meeting room.” 2.  Or, if asked for a meeting ID type in 490 568 9876 3.  If asked to download a file click yes 4.  You will […]

Ducklington help – COVID Contact Scheme

by St Bartholomew's

Dear Friends: I have been working with some of the Ducklington Parish Council Members to set up a Contact Scheme in the village to match offers to help with requests for support.I appreciate a number of you live outside the village, but you can still help by prayIng that this meets the needs of the […]

A prayer for our time

by St Bartholomew's

God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. O God, help me […]

An update from Chris Stoneham

by St Bartholomew's

From Chris Stoneham Unfortunately the OX5 run on March 29th has been cancelled so I am going to do a 5m jog around Leafield instead. I would be delighted if you would still like to sponsor me. You can send any donation to me at Old Ivy Cottage 29 Lower End Leafield Oxon OX29 9QH. […]

Banns of marriage

by St Bartholomew's

I publish the banns of marriage between Gavin Edward CLEMENTS and Abbi Maria Hannah PAGE both of the parish of St John’s, Carterton. This is for the third time of asking. I publish the banns of marriage between James Alexander HARDING and Nicole Sinead BARBER both of the parish of St Peter’s, Brackley. This is […]

Parish Giving

by St Bartholomew's

While we normally receive offerings through the Parish Giving Scheme, if you would still like to make your weekly offertory please place this in an envelope and put through Roger Barnes’ door (4 Pound Close) Thank you for your generosity