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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

SUNDAY SERVICES

10.0 a.m.

Parish Communion

6.30 p.m.

Evening Prayer

For more information

click here

For recent sermons,

click here

For the pewsheet for July,

with the readings for the month,

click here

and for August

click here

The Sandford Link magazine

Summer 2021

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.

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For those who do not yet feel able to attend services, Littlemore church continues to hold a zoom service:

please email admin@littlemorechurch.org

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.

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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

particular favourites,

and we'll add a new one

each month.

  Any suggestions welcome . . .

MUSIC

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.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

USEFUL LINKS
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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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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.

OUR CHURCH
AND CHURCHYARD
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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 VILLAGE

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.

(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.)