CELEBRATIONS THROUGH THE CHURCH YEAR
Advent covers the four weeks before Christmas, when we look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. The four Advent candles are lit one by
one on each Sunday of
At Pentecost we have a special
Choral Evensong with the Alice
sermon. This is to commemorate
the fact that Lewis Carroll, author
of Alice in Wonderland, preached
his first sermon at St Andrew's church after walking up the
towpath from Christ Church in central Oxford.
Before Christmas the choir visits
local care homes and pubs to
sing carols - all are welcome to
join in. We also have a
traditional Carol Service in church,
and a Midnight Mass at
11.30 on Christmas Eve.
During the Village Fete
weekend in July, our Flower
Festival in church is a well-
established local event.
On Sunday there is a Choral Evensong with the 'Green' (Environmental) sermon.
Holy Week and Easter are
marked each year with
services on Thursday and Friday of Holy Week
and a great celebration on
And to end the Church's year,
we continue the age-old
custom of thanking God for
the harvest and for the food
we eat, with a Harvest
Communion service followed
by a shared Brunch in church.