Benefice of The Ray Valley

Sunday Services

Sunday Morning service - ISLIP St Nicholas
Book of Common Prayer Communion
second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour

Holy Communion - Merton Merton: St Swithun
Led by a member of the Ministry Team
first and third Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour

We use the Common Worship order of service
second and fourth Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour

The Service on the second and fourth Sunday is taken by a member of the Ministry Team
second and fourth Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour

second Sunday at 9:15 AM for ¾ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families

Communion Service - Noke Noke: St Giles
Shared alternately with Woodeaton
third Sunday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour

Shared alternately with Noke
third Sunday at 9:15 AM for 50 minutes

Holy Communion - ISLIP St Nicholas
The Islip Church Choir will be singing on the first Sunday of the month
first second and third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families There will be a creche during this service Do join us for coffee afterwards

Led by a member of the Ministry Team
first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Do join us for coffee afterwards

Family and friends are welcome for this service. Children friendly and people of all age can come and worship.
first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

This is a service suitable for all. When appropriate, baptisms are included in this Service.
first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Led by a member of the Ministry Team, this Service is suitable for all.
second Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

This service is conducted by the Methodists.
second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 55 minutes
This service is particularly suitable for families

Holy Communion - Oddington St Andrew
A small but friendly bunch of people who always invite you back for a coffee after the service
second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour

Family Communion - with provision for children - Charlton-on-Otmoor St Mary the Virgin
Common Worship Service.
third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

This is an Anglican Common Worship service
fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour

Family service followed by shortened Communion - ISLIP St Nicholas
fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families There will be a creche during this service Do join us for coffee afterwards

Family Service - Merton Merton: St Swithun
Led by a member of the Ministry Team, this Service is suitable for all.
fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
This service is particularly suitable for families

Family Service - Noke Noke: St Giles
all age worship
first Sunday at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

1662 Evening Prayer. Mag and Nunc are chanted, prayers, psalm, versicles and responses said. Sermon.
second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 55 minutes

Evening Prayer - Merton Merton: St Swithun
Led by a member of the Ministry Team, this is a Book of Common Prayer Service of Evening Prayer with Hymns.
second Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

This is a Book of Common Prayer Service of Evening Prayer with Hymns.
third Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour

Evening Prayer - Oddington St Andrew
1662 Evening Prayer with sermon. Mag and Nunc are chanted. Prayers, Psalm and versicles and responses said.
fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 50 minutes

Do you prefer a band to an organ? Do you prefer hymns that are more modern than ancient? The X-tra One could be for you, if you like singing, but prefer a less formal style of Service. After the service, stay for a coffee and a chat, meet new people, or catch up with old friends. Please come and join us at St. Mary's Church, Ambrosden.
first Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Do you prefer a band to an organ? Do you prefer hymns that are more modern than ancient? The X-tra One could be for you, if you like singing, but prefer a less formal style of Service. After the service, stay for a coffee and a chat, meet new people, or catch up with old friends. Please come and join us at St. Mary's Church, Ambrosden.
first Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

Do you prefer a band to an organ? Do you prefer hymns that are more modern than ancient? The X-tra One could be for you, if you like singing, but prefer a less formal style of Service. After the service, stay for a coffee and a chat, meet new people, or catch up with old friends. Please come and join us at St. Mary's Church, Ambrosden.
first Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
This service is particularly suitable for families Do join us for coffee afterwards

 

Regular Events

Sunday

Church Floodlighting - Oddington St Andrew
We are delighted that the Church now has permanent floodlighting and I am sure you will all agree that it looks beautiful against the winter skies. As well as illuminating the Church for high days and holidays we thought it would be nice to give people the opportunity to sponsor an “illumination” to commemorate an anniversary for a loved one either living or departed. If you would like to sponsor an evening of illumination which will probably be between the end of September and the end of March because of the daylight hours then the cost would be £5 and this would go towards the electricity bill and church funds. There is a calendar in the Church Porch for you to fill in your chosen day and if you could put £5 in a gift day envelope and put it through Nigel Lamberts door and he will ensure that the church is lit up for that time. Any queries then do please contact Viv Davies 331015
Every Sunday at

Monday

Fellowship Group - Merton Merton: St Swithun
Held in the Rectory, at Ambrosden, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Every first and third Monday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Fellowship Group - Piddington Piddington: St Nicholas
Held in the Rectory, at Ambrosden, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Every first and third Monday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Fellowship Group - Ambrosden Ambrosden: St Mary the Virgin
Held in the Rectory, at Ambrosden, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Every first and third Monday at 8:00 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Coffee

Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Service - ISLIP St Nicholas
A short service of Holy Communion - a peaceful start to the day - followed by coffee at St Edward's House, The Rise, Islip afterwards
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Bell ringing practice - ISLIP St Nicholas
Evening practice on the 8 bells of St Nicholas - ranging from call changes, doubles methods (including Stedman) and occasionally triples depending on number of visitors
Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly

Friday

Mothers and Toddlers - Charlton-on-Otmoor St Mary the Virgin
Mothers and Toddlers group meet alternately at Bridge House Fencott and Ivy Farm House Murcott. Children age 3-5 are most welcome with their parents/carers. Singing, stories, drawing, colouring and other activities.
Every first Friday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee