• The Churn Benefice

    We're seven village churches seeking to love God and neighbour. We welcome you!
     

    Although our buildings must close for the present
    the church continues to be alive and active:

    Click on the Service Tab above for our weekday services!

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

    We're distributing The Churn, this week's readings, and notices by email.
    Please ask family, friends & neighbours to contact Dawn at office@churnchurches.co.uk if they would like to receive them.

    Take a look at ...

    • our calendar to see what's on this month
    • the notices and events page to find out about our ongoing online events
    • the services page to find out about forthcoming services
    • our resources page to download service materials, reflections, and materials for children and families
    • our community page to find links to information about what's happening locally, and how our communities are supporting people affected by the Coronavirus  

     

     

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  • Daily Message

    Rector’s Daily Reflections: 21st October 2020

    Thought for Today

    Do you enjoy listening to the radio? I was in the car this morning, on the way to see someone, and was listening to the radio as I was driving along. The presenter was interviewing someone who worked for a charity that cared for the blind. The person said that during the lockdown, someone had stolen a tandem belonging to the charity. The charity had the tandem so that someone who was blind could still enjoy the experience of cycling: the person with good eyesight could sit on the front seat, while the person who was blind could sit behind them. The story has a happy ending, as through the generosity of the public the charity has been able to obtain three replacement tandems.

    I’ve been thinking about that image of the tandem: someone with good eyesight at the front, enabling a blind person to cycle safely behind them. It’s a beautiful example of teamwork. So often in life, we can only achieve what we do achieve through the support of someone else. It might be that they are there in the background, supporting us in so many ways. It might be that they have helped us at some time in the past, and we forget just how much we owe to them.

    Support can come in so many different ways. It could be someone teaching us a new skill or a new approach to a problem. It could be someone supporting us financially, or by providing food and a roof over our heads. It could be someone who shows care and love for us during a difficult and challenging time. It could simply be someone who will listen to us, and value what we might have to say.

    A core belief in the Christian tradition is that none of us can survive or flourish on our own. We need each other.

    I wonder who is supporting us during these difficult Coronavirus? And who are we supporting?

    Prayer for Today

    Lord, help us to support one another,
    and when life is hard, help us not to be too proud to seek the support we need. Amen.

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  • 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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