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Come to me, you who are weary and carry heavy burdens,

and I will give you rest

Sandford Lock

A new commandment I give you:  love one another,

as I have loved you


10.0 a.m.

Parish Communion

6.30 p.m.  

Evening Prayer

For more information

click here


Sandford's memorial to those killed in the two World Wars is inside our church, but of necessity our remembrance this year was held outside, in the graveyard where they are buried.

In a simple and extremely moving service, we remembered them and all who have lost their lives in wars, reading out their names, praying for peace, and keeping the silence before sounding the Last Post.

You are encouraged to read Teresa's reflections on the day.

While services are impossible in church,

our Diocese continues

to livestream a Sunday Communion service: 

you can find details on www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19-2/livestream/

Sadly, we are once again not allowed to meet for services on Sundays during lockdown - however, the church can remain open, from about 10.30 to 5ish or later. The heating is on, there are leaflets and books you are welcome to use, and it offers a prayerful and peaceful place for anyone who needs it, for prayer, meditation or simply to get out of the house for a bit . . .

For the pewsheet for November,

with the readings for the month and events in November,

click here

We are linked with St Mary and

St Nicholas church, Littlemore,

in a United Benefice whose

Team Rector is the Reverend Margreet Armitstead (vicar@littlemorechurch.org)


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

Music can be inspiring,

calming, meditative and

a million other things.  

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 . . .



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.

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


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

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.


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.


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,


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.)


Our church is open every day

between about 10.30 and 5.30.

You are very welcome to visit

and to make use of

any of the leaflets, books

and aids to reflection.

Our Sunday Eucharist

is every Sunday at 10.0.

and Evening Prayer

every Sunday at 6.30 p.m.


St Andrew's Church

Church Road

Sandford on Thames



01865 748848



This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of people of all ages

in our church community.

If you have any concerns, please contact

one of our safeguarding officers:

Robert Morgan 01865 748848

Sue Riley 07450 484853

The parish safeguarding policy

can be found here.