Sunday at 7pm - Service

Sunday at Seven
Last Sunday a number of us across the benefice responded to Tim’s proposal that we light a candle in our windows at 7:00pm on Sunday evening to join Churches Together in England as part of a national day of prayer.

Those who took part found it a very moving and unifying experience and the Ministry Team thought it would be good to make it a regular "Sunday at Seven" slot.  Chris Lambert (Kintbury Director of Music) added his contribution by video recording himself on our wonderful new organ, playing a rousing hymn for us all to sing-along with him at home.

So let’s build the numbers and brighten the evening with light and song – apart but together – on Sundays at Seven.

Jenny Veasey

This was a contribution from Nick Stewart:

‘And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” 
And he replied: 
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.” '


I hope that many of you lit a Candle and joined in Spirit with Tim as he celebrated Holy Communion at 5pm yesterday.

Today at 7pm there is a further call to prayer from Churches Together in England. Click the link here which gives you the procedure.

The Ministry Team will be meeting on Tuesday and we hope to be in a position by next weekend to live stream a service from one of our Churches. Watch this space.

Meanwhile please keep safe.

Every Blessing,


The Rev Tim will celebrate the Eucharist tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm in one of our Churches.

On our website you will have all the readings for Sunday. I have included a link to the Church of England Communion Service. We are asking that you light a candle at 5pm tomorrow and that in the current very difficult circumstances you will feel Spiritually fed. At this stage you will not be able to see or hear Tim. However we are working on this as we move forward. But you will know that the worship of the Church continues and that all of us can be part of that. On BBC radio on Sunday morning at 800 am the Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a service to which all of us can listen. The Bishop of Oxford will be celebrating Communion at 1000 am and we will provide a link to this service. We are also trying to explore how we might be able to provide Holy Communion to those who need it in a way that does not put people at risk. Please await further developments. Please log on to the Benefice website regularly as we hope to update daily with prayer and other resources.

Here is the link to join Tim on Saurday at 5.