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

Soup Lunch

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

Meet friends & neighbours and raise some money for charity.


1st Saturday of the month


St Michael's, Leafield  11.00am

Coffee Morning

An opportunity to meet other villagers, have a chat over a coffee, cake optional. Bring & Buy stall includes whatever you want to bring:- cakes, books, plants, produce, preserves and anything else! All welcome!

Including Traidcraft stall. Traidcraft are the original fair trade pioneers in the UK, advocating the importance of organic farming, sustainability and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world.

Traidcraft will also be available at every 10.30 service in Leafield.






Sunday 2nd February

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield


Sunday 2nd February

Messy Church, Candlemas Theme

3.00-4.30pm, Leafield Village Hall

Fun for all primary age children


Tuesday 4th February

Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden


Wednesday 5th February

Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, Honeysuckle Cottage, Leafield


Wednesday 5th February

Charlbury Refugee Action Group

invite you to a public meeting.

"Climate Emergency and Migration"
7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Market St, Charlbury

FREE  All Welcome


Sunday 9th February

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden

6.00pm, Evensong, Leafield


Sunday 16th February

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden


Sunday 16th February

Charlbury Refugee Action Group

Dorian Ford reprises Keith Jarrett's famous improvisation

The Koln Concert

Memorial Hall Charlbury, 3pm

Tickets £12 or £5 (up to 16) includes tea and cake.

Tickets on the door or from Cotswold Frames

Phone 01608 811558 or email


Sunday 16th February

Choral Evensong

Come & sing choral evensong with Shipton church choir on Sunday 16th February, in St Mary the Virgin, Shipton under Wychwood.  The music for the service will be the Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in D minor by Walmisley and ‘O nata lux’ by Thomas Tallis.  All music will be provided.  There will be a rehearsal on the day from 4.15pm, with a short break for tea & cake before the service at 6pm.  If you’re interested in singing, please let Bernard West know at or on 01993 831242.


Sunday 23rd February

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock,

Benefice Service


Wednesday 26th February   Ash Wednesday
9.30am, School Service, Holy Trinity, Finstock

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

7.30pm, Ash Wednesday Service, Ramsden


Saturday 29th February  
Table Top Sale in aid of Leafield Church Project Appeal

11.00am-2.00pm, Leafield Village Hall

Tables £10 in advance or on the day.

Call Jane 01993 878585 or Simon 01993 878000

or email



MARCH 2020


Sunday 1st March

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield


Wednesday 4th March

Lent Group 1

7.30pm, St James', Ramsden


Sunday 8th March

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden

6.00pm, Taize Service, Leafield


Wednesday 11th March

Lent Group 2

7.30pm, St James', Ramsden


Sunday 15th March

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden


Wednesday 18th March

Lent Group 3

7.30pm, St James', Ramsden


Sunday 22nd March   Mothering Sunday
10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

Benefice Service


Sunday 22nd March

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


Wednesday 25th March

Lent Group 4

7.30pm, St James', Ramsden


Sunday 29th March
10.30am, Holy Communion, BCP, Wilcote



APRIL 2020


Wednesday 1st April

Lent Group 5

7.30pm, St James', Ramsden


Tuesday 21st April

Ramsden APCM meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden


Saturday 25th April


Traditional English songs and dance tunes

performed on acoustic instruments
7.30pm, St Michael's, Leafield

In aid of Project St Michael


Wednesday 29th April

Finstock APCM meeting
7.00pm, Upper Room, Holy Trinity, Finstock


MAY 2020


Friday 8th May

Leafiled Fete & VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations


Saturday 9th May

Finstock Church Spring Fair

10.30am, Finstock Village Hall







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


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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