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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

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed,

for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

SEPTEMBER 2020

Our church is now open 

for services every Sunday

at 10.0 and 6.30.

Because of coronavirus we are taking things slowly, following all the

Church of England's guidelines, wearing masks,

sitting at a safe distance

from each other, and disinfecting

after the service.

It feels a bit strange,

but very good to be back

worshipping God together.

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)

www.littlemorechurch.org

SAVED THROUGH CHRIST

AND IN HIS HANDS

Thursday 24th September 7.30 on zoom

What New Testament writers mean when they talk about being 'in Christ'

is a longstanding puzzle.  Teresa

Morgan offers a new interpretation,

and explores what it means to live in Christ's hands.   40-45 minute talk,

followed by discussion.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkfu-tpjoqHdG7lK6pPPLUztAAz5Z7KcDc

 

After registering you will receive

a confirmation email containing information about joining

the meeting. 

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The pewsheet for September

can be found here

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

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
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

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
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.

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.)

ABOUT US

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.

CONTACT

St Andrew's Church

Church Road

Sandford on Thames

Oxford

OX4 4XZ

01865 748848

robert.morgan@theology.ox.ac.uk

SAFEGUARDING

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.