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
Happily, the Government and Church guidance is that we can meet
for services on Sundays,
provided our building is
Covid-secure, and masks are worn.
For those who do not yet feel able to attend services, Littlemore church continues to hold a zoom service please email
for a link each week.
O Christ, tirelessly you seek out
those who are looking for you
and who think that you are far away: teach us, at every moment,
to place our spirit in your hands.
While we are looking for you,
already you have found us.
No matter how poor our prayer is,
you listen to us far beyond
what we can imagine and believe.
Brother Roger of Taize
For recent sermons,
For the pewsheet for May,
with the readings for the month,
The Sandford Link magazine
Our village magazine
can be read here
The 3-Minute Retreat is a peaceful
that may help you to re-connect with God
and re-centre the day.
It changes daily.
Also by Zoom:
Ideas around growing and keeping plants, trees, bees and all things natural . . . Wednesdays 10.10 a.m.
IT'S QUIZ TIME! Thursdays 10.10 a.m.
To join in these zooms, or to know more, please contact 01865 721564
We are linked with St Mary and St Nicholas church, Littlemore,
in a United Benefice whose Team Rector is the Reverend Margreet Armitstead ()
NEW TO OUR CHURCH?
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
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.
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:
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
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.)