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I have come

that you may have life,

and have it in its fullness

Sandford Village Fete

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

To the thirsty I will give water:  

Revelation 21.6


This promise is for you,

for you who want something.
For you who know that you have a thirst

that has not yet been satisfied.
For you who have heard of a water

that refreshes beyond compare.

For you who feel burdened, who feel that you

   have reached the depths and want to rise.
For you who are on top of the world,

but who know that all the world

does not have enough.
For you who are full of fears and anxieties,

for you who feel hardened and closed.
For you who are full of eagerness and    

   enthusiasm, for you who want to be all

a human being can be.
For all, there is a promise, a promise

made by God, by the one who made you.
He offers you a promise, a free gift of new life.
He offers it to you freely,

just as he created you freely,
because he loves you.

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The Sunday Club is a childrens' group which meets during the

10.0 a.m. service on the first Sunday of the month, joining everyone in church at 10.45 for the last part of the service and refreshments.

All are welcome - just come along,

or if you would like to know more

contact the vicar on 01865 748848 or robert.morgan@theology.ox.ac.uk

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Thank you so much to the terrific Fete committee and Flower Festival team - it was a wonderful weekend.   Also to Etain for taking these photos of the Jubilee Flower Festival.

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A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

God of compassion,

Have mercy this day

on the people of Ukraine.

Restore to them the gift of peace.

Grant wisdom to the governments

of the world. 

Bring good in the midst

of evil and suffering,

For the sake of Jesus Christ your Son,

who gave his life to bring peace

to your world

Amen. 

We are part of the United Benefice of Littlemore with Sandford on Thames,

and the priest-in-charge is the

Rev. Margreet Armitstead.

http://www.littlemorechurch.org/

For recent sermons,
click here

For the pewsheet for

July click here

The Sandford Link magazine

Summer 2022 -

our village magazine

can be read here.

Next one September

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NEW TO OUR CHURCH?

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

Sheet Music

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 . . .

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USEFUL LINKS

 

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.thinkinganglicans.org.uk

Thoughtful opinions on anglican matters.
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.

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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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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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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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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.)