• 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:

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    You can contact:
    Revds Jason & Louise 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.

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    • our calendar to see what's on this month
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    • 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: Wednesday 25th November 2020

    Thought for Today

    Here’s a question for you: what makes you happy?

    Earlier today, I asked this question to some school children. They gave a wide variety of answers. Some enjoyed playing football. Quite a few enjoyed playing with their younger siblings. Many said that they felt happy spending time with their family. A couple of children said that they were happy when people were kind to each other and were caring.

    I then asked the children how we might share our happiness with others. Answers to this question included sharing what we have with others, telling jokes, and letting others join in with our games.

    Overall, the children felt that happiness was about spending time with our families and our friends and sharing what we have with others.

    Interestingly, none of the children suggested that happiness was about having lots of possessions or having an important job. Nor did any of the children suggest that happiness lay in getting lots of lovely presents for Christmas.

    Perhaps it is inevitable that our perspectives change as we become adults. We are faced with the challenge of earning a living and paying the bills. And as adults, we have our responsibilities towards other family members, and these responsibilities can bring their stresses and strains.

    But seeking happiness is still important for us as human beings, however old we are. Part of finding happiness is about knowing ourselves and being honest about what we have learnt brings true happiness into our lives. But another part of happiness is being willing to share our own happiness with others: happiness is something which grows, the more we give it away.

    I wonder how we might give the gift of a little bit of happiness in the days and weeks ahead?

    Prayer for Today

    Lord, you know that sometimes we search for happiness
    in places where it is not to be found;
    help us to seek the true happiness which comes from you,
    that happiness which comes from knowing and sharing your love. 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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