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God so loved the world

that he gave his only son

A new commandment I give you:  love one another,

as I have loved you

SUNDAY SERVICES

10.0 a.m.

Parish Communion

6.30 p.m.

Evening Prayer

For more information

click here

and every Wednesday

at 11.0 a.m.

there is a celebration of

HOLY COMMUNION

(Book of Common Prayer)

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The Sunday Club is a childrens' group which meets during the

10.0 a.m. service, joining everyone in church at 10.45 for the last part of the service and refreshments.

 

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Our church is open every day from roughly 10.0 to 5.0 for private prayer and reflection or just to get a bit of peace and quiet.  The churchyard is of course always open for a little bit of green space.

For recent sermons,
click here

For the pewsheet for January

click here

 

  The Sandford Link magazine

- Winter 2023 -

 our village magazine

can be read here

Next one March

We are part of the United Benefice of Littlemore with Sandford on Thames,

and the priest-in-charge is the

Rev. Margreet Armitstead.

http://www.littlemorechurch.org/

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

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Palm Sunday 24th March

10.0 a.m. Parish Communion

with distribution of palms

6.30 p.m.   Music for Holy Week

 

Maundy Thursday March 28th   

6.30 p.m.  Eucharist

 

Good Friday March 29th  

Church open 12.0 – 3.0

2.15 Good Friday service

 

EASTER SUNDAY March 31st

10.0 a.m.  Parish Communion

6.30 p.m. Evening prayer.

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Next ones: 

February 27th, March 12th

and March 26th.

Lent is a tree without blossom,

     without leaf,

Barer than blackthorn in its winter sleep,

All unadorned.  Unlike Christmas

     which decrees

The setting-up, the dressing-up of trees,

Lent is a taking down, a stripping bare,

A starkness after all has been withdrawn

Of surplus and superfluous,

Leaving no hiding-place, only an

     emptiness

Between black branches, a most

     precious space

Before the leaf, before the time of   

    flowers;

Lest we should see only the leaf,

     the flower,

Lest we should miss the stars.

Jean M. Watt

God of compassion,

Have mercy this day on the people

of Ukraine, of Gaza, of Israel.

Restore to them the gift of peace.

Grant wisdom to the governments

of the world. 

Bring good in the midst

of evil and suffering,

For the sake of Jesus Christ your Son,

Who gave his life to bring peace

to your world

Amen. 

Come and See

is a series of daily emails and a short video to watch each Sunday during Lent. Join thousands of people who take part each year, whether you’re exploring faith for the first time or have been coming to church for many years. Find out more at oxford.anglican.org/come-and-see.

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NEW TO OUR CHURCH?

If so, you would probably like to know a bit more about what goes on.

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MUSIC

Music can be a great way to pray to God when you can't find words to say. 

We asked the choir

and congregation to pass

on links to some of their

particular favourites,

and we'll add a new one

each month.

  Any suggestions welcome . . .

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WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY?

A Christian is someone

who believes that if we get to know Jesus Christ and follow his teachings, we can work with his Spirit to let God's kingdom into our world - a kingdom of love, justice,

and peace.

If you want to explore further, christianity.org.uk is a great website:

click here

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EXPLORING FAITH

We've put together a list of our favourite websites which have helped us to pray, meditate and reflect

on God's word.

If you discover others that you find helpful,

do let us know.

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OUR CHURCH
AND CHURCHYARD

For over 900 years St Andrew's has stood at the heart of the village, and its church bells have rung out to mourn or celebrate every great event of our country's history.  

For centuries Sandford villagers have been laid to rest in the churchyard, which is

a place steeped in history and memories - still open to all

and visited by many for

peaceful meditation or reflection.

The church building is of interest in itself - click

on the button below

for a leaflet on its history.

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In 1086 the Domesday Book

counted 18 families as living by

the sandy ford over the Thames

between Iffley and Radley.   

Six hundred years later the

population of the village

had barely doubled,

and it was still under 200 people

at the start of the 19th century.  

Today the parish boundaries

have been enlarged, and the

population numbers

more than 1,200.

If you are new to the village,

welcome. 

You may find the newcomers

guide (click here )

a useful introduction

to what goes on.

OUR VILLAGE
USEFUL LINKS

 

www.oxford.anglican.org

will take you to the website for the Oxford Diocese, which has loads of information on events in the Diocese.

www.littlemorechurch.org

St Mary and St Nicholas church in Littlemore is our sister church.

www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk

Thoughtful opinions on anglican matters.
www.sandfordtalkingshop.org

Sandford's amazing cafe, shop and Saturday market (always looking for new volunteers).

www.sandfordonthames.org.uk

The village website, which includes Parish council information.

facebook.com/Sandford.on.Thames/

Facebook page for the Sandford Link magazine.

www.facebook.com/sandfordonthamesWI/:   information about what is going on at the Sandford Women's Institute.

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