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

[A describtion of Services is contained at 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.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

Tuesday 2nd October

1.30pm, Leafield School Harvest Service, Leafield

 

Friday 5th October

12.30pm, Soup lunch, Ramsden

 

Sunday 7th October

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield, Harvest Service

 

Sunday 7th October

Pilgrim Path Walk

St Peter’s Hook Norton (OX15 5NH) circular walk - 2 miles
2.00pm, meet at the church, bring your own refreshments

 

Sunday 14th October

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden, Harvest Service

6.00pm, Evensong, Leafield

 

Friday 19th October

1.45pm, Finstock School Harvest Service, Finstock

 

Sunday 21st October

4.00pm, Meeting to discuss our church

St James', Ramsden

 

Sunday 21st October

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock, Harvest Service

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden

 

Sunday 28th October

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden, Benefice Service

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

Friday 2nd November

12.30pm, Soup lunch, Ramsden

 

Sunday 4th November   All Saints' Day

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

with reading of the names of departed loved ones

 

Sunday 11th November   Remembrance

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

11.00am, Act of Remembrance followed by a service in Ramsden church

(RBL Parade at 10.55am around War Memorial

12.30pm, Short Act of Remembrance , Finstock War Memotial

4.00pm, Act of Remembrance, Leafield

 

 

Wednesday 14th November

7.00pm, Meeting to discuss our church

Holy Trinity, Finstock

 

Sunday 18th November  

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Leafield

 

Sunday 18th November

4.00pm, Meeting to discuss our church

St Michael's, Leafield

 

Wednesday 21st November
Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, Honeysuckle Cottage, Leafield

 

Saturday 24th November
Leafield Christmas Fayre

 

Sunday 25th November  

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock, Benefice Service

 

Wednesday 28th November

Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Sunday 2nd December
4.00pm, Advent Carol Service by candlelight, Finstock

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after the service

 

Tuesday 4th December
6.00pm, Carol Service, Leafield

After the Christmas Tree lights have been switched on and the lanterns have made their way around the village.

 

Saturday 8th December
Finstock Church Christmas Fair
2-4.30pm, Finstock Village Hall

 

Friday 21st December
9.30am, School end of term Carol Service, Leafield

 

JANUARY 2019

 

Wednesday 9th January
9.30am, Christingle Service, Leafield

 

Wednesday 30th January
Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, Honeysuckle Cottage, Leafield

 

FEBRUARY 2019

 

Wednesday 6th February

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

 

Wednesday 13th February

Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

 

 

MARCH 2019

 

Wednesday 6th March
9.30am, School Ash Wednesday Service, Leafield

 

 

APRIL 2019

 

Wednesday 3rd April

Ramsden APCM meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

Friday 5th April
9.30am, Schools Eastertide Service, Leafield

 

Sunday 7th April
Leafield APCM meeting
11.30am, St Michael's, Leafield

 

Wednesday 10th April

Finstock APCM meeting
7.30pm, Upper Room, Holy Trinity

 

JULY 2019

 

Thursday 18th July
9.30am, School Leavers' Service, Leafield

 

 

 

 

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.

Family Worship
Whilst we welcome all people at any of our service 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.

Common Worship Holy Communion
This is a modern service published by the Church of England less than ten years ago. Services at 10:30am always include music in the form of songs and hymns.

 

 

Church Services

1st Sunday of each month

9:00am St James' Church, Ramsden

10:30am St Michael's Church, Leafield

2nd Sunday of each month

9:00am Holy trinity Church, Finstock

10:30am St James' Church, Ramsden

6:00pm St Michael's Church, Leafield

3rd Sunday of each month

9:00am St Michael's Church, Leafield

10:30am Holy Trinity Church, Finstock

6:00pm St James' Church, Ramsden

4th Sunday of each month

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)

5th Sunday of the month

10:30am St Peter's Church, Wilcote

(This service only takes place if there is a 5th Sunday in the month)

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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