The Lord is my strength
and my song,
and has become my salvation
A new commandment I give you: love one another,
as I have loved you
For more information
NEXT ONE SUNDAY JUNE 5th
The Sunday Club is a childrens' group which meets during the
10.0 a.m. service on the first Sunday of the month, joining everyone in church at 10.45 for the last part of the service and refreshments.
All are welcome - just come along,
or if you would like to know more
contact the vicar on 01865 748848 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For recent sermons,
For the pewsheet for
May click here
The Sandford Link magazine
Spring 2022 -
our village magazine
can be read here.
Next one June
A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
God of compassion,
Have mercy this day
on the people of Ukraine.
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
We are part of the United Benefice of Littlemore with Sandford on Thames,
and the priest-in-charge is the
Rev. Margreet Armitstead.
NEW TO OUR CHURCH?
If so, you would probably like to know a bit more about what goes on.
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
and we'll add a new one
Any suggestions welcome . . .
will take you to the website for the Oxford Diocese, which has loads of information on events in the Diocese.
St Mary and St Nicholas church in Littlemore is our sister church.
Thoughtful opinions on anglican matters.
Sandford's amazing cafe, shop and Saturday market (always looking for new volunteers).
The village website, which includes Parish council information.
Facebook page for the Sandford Link magazine.
www.facebook.com/sandfordonthamesWI/: information about what is going on at the Sandford Women's Institute.
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,
If you want to explore further, christianity.org.uk is a great website:
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.
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.
In 1086 the Domesday Book
counted 18 families as living by
the sandy ford over the Thames
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
more than 1,200.
If you are new to the village,
You may find the newcomers
guide (click here)
a useful introduction
to what goes on.
(The guide was written
pre-Covid - some things have
changed (e.g. Talking Shop
times of opening)
but there's not much point in
making the corrections until
some normality returns to life.)