[A description of Services is contained at the end of the list below]
As stated on our Welcome Page, due to the pandemic, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a statement suspending Sunday services and other mid-week gatherings.
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.
1st Saturday of the month
St Michael's, Leafield 11.00am
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.
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.
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.