August Bank Holiday Pilgrimage

Pilgrim Paths August 2019

August Bank Holiday Pilgrimage: Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August

A guided pilgrimage through beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Departing each day at 10am. Bring your own food and drink.
These walks are not circular so please arrange your own transport.
Friday 23rd August: St Mary’s Chipping Norton (OX7 5NT) to Chastleton Church (GL56 0SU) via Kingham 9 miles
Saturday 24th August: Chastleton (GL56 0SU) to St Andrew’s Great Rollright (OX7 5SA) via Salford 9 ½ miles
Sunday 25th August: Great Rollright (OX7 5SA) to St Michael & All Angels Great Tew (OX7 4AG) via Wiggington 10 miles
Monday 26th August: Great Tew (OX7 4AG) to Chipping Norton (OX7 5NT) via Heythrop 7 miles
Please book your place with Charlbury Parish office on
01608 810230 or [email protected]

For more details visit the website:

Bank holiday walk poster 2019 (1)

Pastoral Care in our villages

Did you know that there is a Pastoral Care Team willing to help anyone with the support they may need? Please make contact with us if you would appreciate a call, a visit or some other help.
There are many people facing a variety of obstacles in our villages, including bereavement, loneliness, old age or illness.
You are not alone.
Please get in touch:
Elaine Russell-Jarvie, Pastoral Care Co-ordinator
01993 831610/07939 510788/[email protected]

New Pilgrim Paths Website

Pilgrim Paths

Taken from the Diocesan e-news:

“Are you looking for some time out? This is the perfect time of the year to try a Pilgrim Path. The Revd Sally Welch, with the help of a team in Chipping Norton Deanery, has created a whole series of Pilgrim Paths, together with some great resources to help you reflect and pray as you make your spiritual journey through some beautiful places. There is a Pilgrim Path based on the Beatitudes, and one on Sensing Creation… May the road rise to meet you, and the wind be always at  your back!”    Judy French, Archdeacon of Dorchester

The ten circular walks on the website can be downloaded and printed out or download onto a phone or tablet to take on the walks. There are also details of the guided walks and links to other relevant websites.

Safeguarding Information

The Wychwood Benefice is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community

The safeguarding policies and details of who to contact can be found on each of the parish website pages:


Benefice Summer Lunch Sunday 21 July

Benefice Summer Lunch

We will be having a BBQ Lunch after the United Benefice Service in Milton on Sunday 21 July from 12 noon.

N.B. The Sunday service will start at 11am.

It is a chance for everyone in the Benefice to come together – baptism families, wedding couples and all who are part of this Benefice are invited to share in a lunch.

We hope to be outside (weather permitting). Bring something to sit on (a rug or a chair) your own drinks and something to share – a salad or a pudding.

RSVP by Monday 15 July to help us with numbers and let us know what you are bringing. Email [email protected]