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Forest Edge Benefice Funding

We are very grateful and would like to thank all those who contribute towards the cost of keeping our four village churches open. We would particularly like to mention our benefactors who contribute to the church in Finstock via the Reg Howes Memorial Fund for their generosity.


It costs around £80,000 annually to keep our four churches open. This includes general, regular maintenance but not the major, irregular work required periodically and associated with all old buildings. As well as our regular services, the Church is available for those who wish to be married, baptised or hold a funeral. The Church is extensively involved with our two village schools and provides pastoral care for those in need. They are also used by a surprising number of people as places for quiet reflection and contemplation.


We currently raise 86% annually of the £80,000 required and we would like to say thank you and congratulations to all those who contribute. In a goup of villages of around 2,000 people this is a significant achievement.


Within the village of Finstock we have launched a new Parish Giving Scheme offered through the Diocese of Oxford. The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a direct-debit facility, providing a professional, effective donation management system to support parishes in funding their mission and ministry. Further details relating to the PGS are available here.


If you feel able to make a regular donation towards the £80,000 required each year, please contact one of our treasurers. Details are available below. Alternatively, please contact either our Benefice Administrator, Mrs Jane Hanson, email, telephone 01993 868264, or Rev’d Paul Mansell, who can supply the necessary information. Email or by telephone on 01993 868687. Postal address: The Vicarage, Mount Skippett, Ramsden, Oxfordshire. OX7 3AP.


If you would like to make a donation to one of our churches by cheque, please make the cheque payable to:


Leafield Church: "St. Michael and All Angels Leafield"

Finstock Church: "Finstock PCC"

Ramsden Church: "Ramsden PCC"


Thank you for your support.

PCC Members

Many people, at some point in their lives, use the services of the Church. As mentioned above, as well as regular services, local churches are used for baptisms (christenings), weddings and funerals. They are also used as quiet spaces for prayer and contemplation. Many people value their local church building as a symbol of hope within the community, and what is sacred.


PCC (Parochial Church Council) members are volunteers who help keep their churches open. They are dedicated members of the community who offer their time and energy to ensure their church is properly maintained and ordered. Through the generosity of PCC members, each church remains available for everyone in the community.


If you would like to become a member of your local PCC, please contact the vicar or any member of the PCC.

Holy Trinity Church, Finstock with Fawler

Mrs Marian Miller

Church Warden



Position Vacant

Church Warden



Mrs Kirsten Ireland


01993 868634

Mrs Jane Hanson


01993 868264

Mrs Elizabeth Bigwood

PCC Member

Miss Ruth Wilkinson

PCC Member

Mrs Jill Dyer


PCC Member

Mr Chris Dyer

PCC Member

St James' Church, Ramsden

Mr John Hook

Church Warden

Mrs Kate Lloyd Morgan


Mrs Roz Danks

Church Warden

Mr Mike Deans


Miss Julia Hett

PCC Member

Mr Michael Aylmer

PCC Member

Mrs Clare Hutt


St Michael and All Angels Church, Leafield with Wychwood

Mr Simon Bentley

Church Warden

Position Vacant

Church Warden

Mrs Sarah Betteridge


Mrs Jane Hanson


01993 868264

Mrs Jane Digby

PCC Member

Revd Dr Brian Ford

Project St Michael Lead

Mrs Josie Waters

PCC Member

Mrs Heather Hill

PCC Member

Church Services

1st Sunday

9:00 Ramsden

10:30 Leafield

3rd Sunday

9:00 Leafield

10:30 Finstock

6:00 Ramsden

5th Sunday

10:30 Wilcote

2nd Sunday

9:00 Finstock

10:30 Ramsden

6:00 Leafield

4th Sunday


Benefice Service *

* Benefice Service

10:30am Service rotates around Ramsden (January), Finstock (February) and Leafield (March). The pattern then repeats throughout the year.

6:00pm St James' Church, Ramsden*

(This is an occasional service - see church notice board for details)

About These Services:

9:00am This is a shorter services (no hymns) using traditional language.

10:30am This is an All Age service using modern language and including hymns.

6:00pm This is a service of Evensong using traditional language and including hymns.

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The Church of England: A Christian presence in the communities of Ramsden, Finstock, Leafield and Wilcote