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
For recent sermons,
For the pewsheet for July,
with the readings for the month,
and for August
The Sandford Link magazine
our village magazine can be read here
We are part of the United Benefice of Littlemore with Sandford on Thames
and our Team Rector is
the Rev. Margreet Armitstead
During this new phase of Covid we will continue to take precautions
by sanitising the church and our hands,
and to comply with the previous Government guidelines.
The wearing of masks is encouraged,
but congregational singing is allowed.
We will continue to communicate in single file, and take communion in one kind only.
For those who do not yet feel able to attend services, Littlemore church continues to hold a zoom service:
please email email@example.com
for a link each week.
For your diary:
Our GRAND RAFFLE:
Tickets will be drawn at 5.0
at the Village Fete on
Saturday 4th September.
Tickets available from the vicar,
and any raffle prize donations gratefully received by him.
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.
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.)