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

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

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

Wednesday 8th November
Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

Sunday 12th November   Remembrance Sunday

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 Memorial

4.00pm, Act of Remembrance, Leafield

 

Sunday 19th November

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden

 

Tuesday 21st November
Finstock PCC meeting
7.30pm, at the home of Kirsten Ireland

 

Wednesday 22nd November
Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, St Michael's, Leafield

 

Saturday 25th November
Leafield Christmas Fayre
St Michael's, Leafield

 

Sunday 26th November

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

 

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

Sunday 3rd December

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

4.00pm, Advent Carol Service, Finstock

 

Saturday 9th December
Finstock Church Christmas Fayre
2-4.30pm, Finstock Village Hall

 

Sunday 10th December

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden

6.00pm, Evensong, Leafield

 

Saturday 16th December

7.30pm, Carol Concert, Leafield

 

Sunday 17th December

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden

 

Tuesday 19th December

9.30am, Joint School Christmas Service, Leafield

 

Sunday 24th December   Christmas Eve

4.00pm, Family Carol Service, Finstock

6.30pm, Traditional Carol Service, Ramsden

11.30pm, Midnight Mass, Leafield

 

Monday 25th December   Christmas Day

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

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

 

Sunday 31st December

10.30am, Holy Communion, BCP,  Wilcote

 

 

JANUARY 2018

 

Tuesday 23rd January
Finstock PCC meeting
7.30pm, at the home of Kirsten Ireland

 

Wednesday 24th January
Leafield PCC meeting
7.30pm, St Michael's, Leafield

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Wednesday 7th February
Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

MARCH 2018

 

Sunday 11th March
Leafield APCM meeting
4.30pm, St Michael's, Leafield

 

Thursday 29th March
9.30am, Joint Schools Eastertide Service, Leafield

 

APRIL 2018

 

Tuesday 17th April
Finstock APCM meeting
7.30pm, Upper Room, Holy Trinity

 

Wednesday 25th April
Ramsden APCM meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

MAY 2018

 

Saturday 12th May
Finstock Church Spring Fair
2-4pm, Finstock Village Hall

 

JUNE 2018

 

JULY 2018

 

AUGUST 2018

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

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

 

In addition to the above services:


Morning Prayer takes place every Tuesday 9.15 am at 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.

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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