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  • The Churn Benefice

    The Churn Benefice is in the Wallingford Deanery in the Diocese of Oxford.  It has six Parochial Church Councils and seven Churches.
     
    Rector:- The Revd Jason St. John Nicolle
    Associate Priests:- The Revd Louise Butler & The Revd John Clarke
     
    Bookings for Weddings & Baptisms should be made at the Benefice Office in Blewbury on Saturday mornings between 9am and 11am, when someone is always available.  No appointment is necessary.

    The Church continues to be alive and active,
    but our buildings must close for the present.

    Click on the Service Tab above for this Sundays live service!

    You can still contact the
    Revds Jason, Louise & John
    by telephone and email
    and Dawn on the office email.

    The Churn and Readings for the current week will be distributed by email please ask family, friends & neighbours to contact Dawn at office@churnchurches.co.uk if they would like to receive them.

    For details of online Sunday services and other online events please see notices on this site.

    Safeguarding in the Churn Benefice
    The Churn Benefice is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church communities
    In the first instance questions relating to Safeguarding concerns and support should be addressed to the Rector : The Revd Jason St. John Nicolle,
    The Benefice Centre, Church End, Blewbury, OX11 9QH, 01235 850267, office@churnchurches.co.uk

    Click here for link to the Safeguarding Policys

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  • Daily Message

    Rector’s Daily Reflections No.9 Friday 3rd April 2020

    Thought for the Day

    People vary on so much, don’t they, and not least in matters of religion. For example, some people find it very easy to see signs of God at work in their lives. They feel confident about pointing to specific events and saying “Look! See what God has done in my life!” But others look around and see what’s happening, and ask themselves: “Is God at work in any of this? I just don’t know!”

    Of course, we might well feel that it depends on how the rest of our life is going. If we’re stressed out, it can be hard to see evidence of God, or to connect with anything spiritual at all.

    In the stories of the Bible, there are times when God’s presence and His message is made perfectly clear. But there are other times when God seems to be hidden. The Bible often pictures God as Light, which is why Jesus called Himself the Light of the World. But the Bible sometimes connects God with Darkness, in the sense that none of us can fully understand God, and that sometimes the starting point for true knowledge of God is a willingness to strip away false pictures of who we think He might be. For example, there’s this fascinating verse in Chapter 20 of the book of Exodus: “Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was”.

    I think for many people, it’s hard to see where God is, especially in these times. We’re seeing livelihoods disappearing before our eyes and are struggling with being separated from loved ones. We look around us and say “God, where are you!” And sometimes God seems nowhere to be found. We can feel and know deep in our hearts that God is present and cares for us, but at the same time yearn for some evidence, some sighting of God at work in our lives.

    And then something beautiful, wonderful, unexpected happens and it’s like the sun breaking through on an overcast day, and we’re reminded that God is there after all.

    Prayer for Today
    In the light and in the darkness, You are there, O God;
    In the light and in the darkness, You hold me safe, O God;
    In the light and in the darkness, You are there for me. Amen

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  • Rectors Reflections

    Your Churches, Our Commnities
    It will hardly be a surprise. This month, I’m going to write about the Coronavirus, and what it will mean for the life and work of your churches in our communities. Churches exist to serve others. How are we going to serve our communities in the months ahead? Read More

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