The following Services and Events are scheduled over the next few months.......

[A description of Services is contained at the end of the list below]

 

 

1st Friday of the month

 

St James' Church, Ramsden  12.30pm

Join us for a simple lunch of soup, bread and cheese.

Meet friends & neighbours and raise some money for charity.

 

 

 

AUGUST 2019

 

Sunday 4th August

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

 

Sunday 11th August

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden

6.00pm, Evensong, Leafield

 

Sunday 18th August

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden

 

Sunday 25th August

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock,

                  Benefice Service

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Sunday 1st September

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

 

Sunday 8th September

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden

6.00pm, Taize, Leafield

 

Tuesday 10th September

Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

Wednesday 11th September

Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, Honeysuckle Cottage, Leafield

 

Sunday 15th September

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden

 

Sunday 22nd September

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield,

Animal Blessing Benefice Service

 

Wednesday 25th September

Finstock PCC meeting
7.00pm, At the home of Kirsten Ireland

 

Sunday 29th September

10.30am, Holy Communion, BCP, Wilcote

 

 

OCTOBER 2019

 

Sunday 6th October

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield,

                 Harvest Festival

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

 

Wednesday 20th November

Finstock PCC meeting
7.30pm, At the home of Kirsten Ireland

 

Tuesday 26th November

Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

Wednesday 27th November

Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, Honeysuckle Cottage, Leafield

 

 

DECEMBER 2019

 

Tuesday 3rd December

Leafield School Christingle Service
1.30pm, St Michael's, Leafield

 

 

JANUARY 2020

 

Wednesday 29th January

Finstock PCC meeting
7.30pm, At the home of Kirsten Ireland

 

 

FEBRUARY 2020

 

Tuesday 4th February

Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

Wednesday 5th February

Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, Honeysuckle Cottage, Leafield

 

 

MARCH 2020

 

Sunday 22nd March

Leafield APCM meeting
11.30am, St Michael's, Leafield

 

 

APRIL 2020

 

Tuesday 21st April

Ramsden APCM meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

Wednesday 29th April

Finstock APCM meeting
7.30pm, Upper Room, Holy Trinity, Finstock

 

 

 

 

 

Services are rotated around the three churches of Holy Trinity, Finstock, St James’, Ramsden and St Michael’s, Leafield. The general pattern for the first three Sundays in each month is to hold a BCP Holy Communion service at 9:00am and then a 10:30am Common Worship Holy Communion service followed by Evensong at either 4:00pm or 6:00pm. On the fourth Sunday of each month a single service of Holy Communion is held for the Benefice at 10:30am following Common Worship. At 6:00pm on the fourth Sunday there is usually a Healing Service of Taizé music and reflection is held at St James’ Ramsden (please check this website for further details). If there is a fifth Sunday in the month a single 10:30am Prayer Book Holy Communion service is held at St Peter’s in Wilcote.

Common Worship Holy Communion and Family Worship

This is a modern service published by the Church of England that is around ten years old. Services at 10:30am always include music in the form of songs and hymns.

 

Whilst we welcome all people at any of our services each week, the 10:30am service is particularly suitable for families. The 10:30am service on the first Sunday of each month is a combined 'all age' service in Leafield and incorporates words and music which children would particularly understand. The 10:30am service on the 2nd Sunday in Ramsden and 3rd Sunday in Finstock includes a separate activity for children, traditionally called a 'Sunday School'. This is a fun and exciting group for children that rejoins the main service during Holy Communion.

BCP Holy Communion
The Book of Common Prayer used in this service was published in 1662. The service therefore offers a traditional form of worship using the language of this period. When used at a 9:00am service hymns are generally not sung.

 

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

10:30

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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