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.

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Saturday 1st December

Ramsden Christmas Market

1-4pm, Shucklett's Paddock

 

Sunday 2nd December

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

4.00pm, Advent Carol Service by candlelight, Finstock

Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after the service

 

Tuesday 4th December

5.30pm, School Carol Service, Leafield starts with the switching on of the lights on the Christmas Tree. The lanterns are then processed around Leafield before finishing off in the church at 6.00pm for carols.

 

Friday 7th December

12.30pm, Soup lunch, Ramsden

 

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

 

Sunday 9th December

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Ramsden
6.00pm, Service of Lessons and Carols, Leafield

 

Wednesday 13th December

Ramsden PCC meeting
7.00pm, St James', Ramsden

 

 

Friday 14th December
Carol Singing, Ramsdem

Contact Brian Ford for details, 868343

 

Sunday 16th December

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock
6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden

 

Tuesday 18th December
Carols around the Christmas Tree

6.00pm, with seasonal refreshments

Everyone welcome!

 

Wednesday 19th December
9.30am, School Christingle, Finstock

 

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

 

Sunday 23rd December

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

 

Monday 24th December

4.00pm, Family Carol Service, Finstock

6.30pm, Traditional Carol Service, Ramsden
11.30pm, Midnight Mass, Leafield

 

Tuesday 25th December

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

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

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

 

Sunday 30th December

10.30am, Holy Communion, BCP, Wilcote

Followed by drinks and eats to celebrate the new year

 

JANUARY 2019

 

Sunday 6th January

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

 

Wednesday 9th January
9.30am, Christingle Service, Leafield

 

Sunday 13th January

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Finstock

10.30am, Epiphany Carol Service, Ramsden

6.00pm, Evensong, Leafield

 

Sunday 20th January

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Leafield

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Finstock

6.00pm, Evensong, Ramsden

 

Sunday 27th January

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

 

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

 

FEBRUARY 2019

 

Sunday 3rd February

9.00am, Holy Communion, BCP, Ramsden

10.30am, Holy Communion, CW, Leafield

 

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.

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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