Lent Courses

Churn Benefice


Lent | Sacred Heart












2024 Groups

A PDF booklet of this information can be downloaded here

  • Ecumenical Group 

A Journey through the Psalms led by the Rev. Josie Midwinter and Jenny Loder.

Meeting on Fridays from 10.30 am - 12 noon at the home of Jenny Loder: 23rd February and 1, 8, 15, 22 March

Please book with Elaine in the Office 01235 850267 who will also give you directions.

  • Outdoor Church for Lent - A short session of ACTIVITY for all ages

with pause for praise & prayer. Led by Revd Louise Butler

Sunday March 3rd, 3pm Play Close, Blewbury, "Looking for Life"

We shall we looking closely for signs of life – if you can, bring a magnifying glass, camera

Saturday March 9th, 3pm "Beauty in Nature".

3pm meet at the Benefice car park, Blewbury to visit the garden at Sawyers. 
By kind permission of the Hooper family. A guided tour of the spring garden and opportunity to make flower posies for Mothering Sunday back in the Benefice Centre – scissors, string or ribbon will be useful

Good Friday March 29th, 10am "Making Easter Gardens" in Upton Churchyard.

10am in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Upton. We gather items to make Easter gardens – please bring a plate, tray or bowl


  • Reflections and prayer - a tour around our Churches led by Father Jason

A series of reflections on our buildings, art and how they can help focus our prayers.

3 – 4.30 pm Tuesdays in person and/or 7-8 pm online using the link https://meet.goto.com/621726189

20 February: North Moreton

27 February: Aston Tirrold

5 March: Blewbury

12 March: Hagbourne

19 March: Upton


  • Quiet time

You may be unaware that every weekday at 8pm Monday – Friday there is a short service of night prayer online, traditionally called “compline. It lasts about 10 minutes and is a wonderful way of winding down at the end of the day. Please use the link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/312446493


  • Fellowship during Lent


There will be hot soup lunches served at St Andrew’s Church on Saturdays between 12:30 – 2:00pm during Lent from the 17th February – 23rd March (inclusive). The lunch will consist of homemade soup, fresh bread and cheese, fruit and/or cake plus a cup of tea or coffee. Please note there will be NO Lent lunch on the 16th of March.


See the back page of the leaflet for all of the Holy Week services in our Benefice


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