Welcome to the Walbury Beacon Benefice Website
Walbury Beacon Benefice serves the parishes of
Combe, Enborne, Hamstead Marshall, Inkpen,
Kintbury with Avington and West Woodhay.
Walbury Beacon Benefice
Summer Songs of Praise
Sunday 14th August at 6.00pm
St Mary's, Kintbury
We are more than delighted to be able to announce that
Rev’d Canon Annette Shannon
has accepted the 0.5 post of Rector in our benefice.
We are looking forward to welcoming Annette,
her husband Dave and their dogs
to Walbury Beacon in the Autumn.
A Prayer for Ukraine
by Patrick Whitworth
Click to find out:
How you can help - Ukraine Appeal
From the Diocese:
An amazing response: homes and help for Ukrainians
A huge thank you to over 400 people who offered support to Ukrainian refugees in the last week. It was great to meet 112 of them at our first Zoom session last night as we start to think through what the joys and challenges of hosting will be.
It's not too late to register, or to help in another way. Visit oxford.anglican.org/ukraine for up-to-date information and resources.
Despite a relaxation of government rules, we ask that masks continue to be worn in our churches in order to protect more-vulnerable parishioners.
The Church of England has all along taken the line that since masks are rather for the protection of more-vulnerable "others" than for the wearer, putting up with the minor discomfort to keep those others safe, is a relatively easy, and visible way for us all to demonstrate the Christian principle of "Loving our neighbour".
Patrick Whitworth has written two new booklets, 'Journey Into Life' and 'More to Life'. We hope to have copies of each available free in our churches in the near future.
The Power of Silence
On the evening of Monday 23rd August, St Mary's Church Kintbury held a 2-hour silent vigil for the people of Afghanistan, one week and one day after the Taliban entered Kabul.
During the two hours, around twenty people - from teenagers to pensioners - came in ones and twos into the church, lit a candle and sat for a while in silence before slipping quietly out.
Suggested Prayers for Afghanistan - 19-08-21