St. Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys (Nettlebed & Greys Benefice), Rotherfield Greys

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St. Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys dates from Norman times, with several specific links to Greys Court.  Due to major re-ordering in the Victorian era there is little left of the original architecture. The church contains an early font, circa 1200, a fine brass dedicated to Sir Robert de Grey, who died in 1387 (this brass is no longer available for rubbing) , a magnificent monument in a side chapel to Sir Frances and Lady Knollys, several monuments to the Stapleton family, many memorial windows and an interesting C20th east window. In the churchyard there are some listed table tombs and an unusual brick covered grave. The Patron is Trinity College, Oxford.

THE ELIZABETH BUILDING: A recent addition to St. Nicholas is The Elizabeth Building a purpose built extension with modern facilities which may be used for meetings and group activities, creches during services or social gatherings after services. It consists of a meeting room/chapel for 30 and a smaller upper room for 10. There is good disabled access at ground floor level. The Elizabeth Building welcomes groups from other diocese/parishes who like to spend time away from their own parish. More details from: (01491) 628297 

CONTACTS AT ST. NICHOLAS: St. Nicholas is a part of the Nettlebed and Greys Benefice whose sister churches are - St. Bartholmew, Nettlebed with Highmoor: St. James, Bix and Assenden; and Pishill with Stonor. The Rector has also been appointed as priest-in-charge of Nuffield Holy Trinity.  St. Paul's Highmoor is now closed.

Only C20th & C21st  records are held at the church. Historical records for this parish are held in the Oxfordshire Records Office. People undertaking research into family history will need to contact this office at St Luke's Church, Temple Road. Cowley, Oxfordshire, OX4 2HT:  01865 398200:  [email protected] /* */

STIPENDARY MINISTER: .  The Benefice is in Interregnum. The Revd. Brendan Bailey  resigned his living w/e from 3rd April, 2017

ASSOCIATE PRIEST:   Canon Brian Shenton who is available in the Benefice on Wednesdays and Thursdays   Contact through the Benefice Office - see below

CHURCHWARDENS: Elizabeth Hodgkin (People's Warden - 01491573192): Romey Poston (Rector's Warden: 01491628026)

LAY CHAIRMAN OF THE PCC:  Richard Ovey 01491574646:  email:  richardovey@btconnect.com

TREASURER TO THE PCC:  Paul Fairweather  01491628421

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC:  David Old mob: 07973822217 [email protected] //

EDITOR of THE LINK (Parish Magazine):   Benefice Office 01491628297:  Benefice Administrator [admin.benefice@freeuk.com]

DEANERY RURAL OFFICER - Henley Deanery: Gillian Ovey 01491573245 :email: [email protected] /* */ .

A CHURCH NEAR YOU - Gillian Ovey 01491573245:  email:  oveyhernes@btconnect.com 

BENEFICE OFFICE: Manned Thursday 01491628297 otherwise telephone transferred. 

TO HIRE THE ELIZABETH BUILDING telephone 01491 628297 or  Liz Hodgkin 01491628297email:  [email protected] /* */

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ROTHERFIELD GREYS
HENLEY-ON-THAMES
OXFORDSHIRE RG9 4NT
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MID WEEK EUCHARIST
This mid week Eucharist will take place at 12 noon at St. Nicholas
Every Thursday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
 
TEA, COFFEE AND CAKE CAFE
A gathering on the first Wednesday of each month to give the community an opportunity to get together to meet the neighbours, meet old friends and make new ones. A chance to see how the village works and find out if there are any events in which you would like to participate - it's a sort of ongoing freshers week. Come and join - us you will be very welcome. It takes place in the morning during the winter months at 10.00am-noon and in the afternoon at 2pm-4pm during the summer months. Please telephone the Benefice Office 01491 628297 to check when the changeover from winter to summer happens.
Every first Wednesday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours
 
CRIB SERVICE
A simple, no words to be learnt, service where every child may participate in a walk on part or be a star, an angel or an animal. Ring Gillian Ovey 01491 573245 or email oveyhernes@btconnect.com for more details.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
MIDNIGHT MASS
A Midnight Mass by candlelight with hymns and psalms to to celebrate the birth of our Lord. The service will be led by Canon R. Whiteley.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
 
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Sunday

HOLY COMMUNION (1st and 3rd Sunday)
The service is conducted by a minister serving within the Nettlebed and Greys Group of Churches at 10.30am. On the first Sunday the service is generally more traditional than the third Sunday. Coffee is served after the service. Creche facilities available.
Every first and third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Common Worship
FAMILY SERVICE (2nd Sunday)
This interactive Family Service engages all ages. Activity bags and Bible story books are also available for under 7's if desired. The linked Elizabeth building has a loo with baby changing facilities, a kitchen and a parish room with a sound link which allows you to follow the service. A family friendly service which welcomes the whole family.
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
MORNING PRAYER BCP (4th Sunday)
The service at 10.30am. Creche facilities available
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Creche Refreshments Book of Common Prayer

Monday

BIBLE STUDY
A lovely, very friendly group. Open to all. Drinking coffee and tea and eating biscuits is encouraged.
stops for school holidays further information from Julia Booker on 628693
Every Monday at 2:30 PM for 1½ hours
Refreshments

Wednesday

TEA, COFFEE AND CAKE CAFE
A gathering on the first Wednesday of each month to give the community an opportunity to get together to meet the neighbours, meet old friends and make new ones. A chance to see how the village works and find out if there are any events in which you would like to participate - it's a sort of ongoing freshers week. Come and join - us you will be very welcome. It takes place in the morning during the winter months at 10.00am-noon and in the afternoon at 2pm-4pm during the summer months. Please telephone the Benefice Office 01491 628297 to check when the changeover from winter to summer happens.
Every first Wednesday at 2:00 PM for 2 hours

Thursday

BENEFICE OFFICE
The Benefice Office is generally manned on Thursdays from 9am - 1 pm. Telephone 01491 628297.
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM
THE PRAYER GROUP
The Prayer Group meets everyThursday morning at 9am in the Elizabeth Building
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
MID WEEK EUCHARIST
This mid week Eucharist will take place at 12 noon at St. Nicholas
Every Thursday at 12:00 PM for ½ hour
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HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sunday 8th October 2017 at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments
THE GIVING TREE
From Stir-Up Sunday, 26th November 2017 until Advent III The Giving Tree will stand at the west end of the church to receive presents which will be given to PACT to distribute to families to enhance their Christmas. If you are coming to leave a gift under the tree, please bring it nicely wrapped and put a detachable label on it saying what it is, whether it is suitable for a girl or boy and the age range. Please come often to The Giving Tree and make a child's Christmas special.
Sunday 26th November 2017 at 10:00 AM
CRIB SERVICE
A simple, no words to be learnt, service where every child may participate in a walk on part or be a star, an angel or an animal. Ring Gillian Ovey 01491 573245 or email oveyhernes@btconnect.com for more details.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
MIDNIGHT MASS
A Midnight Mass by candlelight with hymns and psalms to to celebrate the birth of our Lord. The service will be led by Canon R. Whiteley.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
A service to celebrate Christmas for all the family at 10am
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Christmas Carols

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
Organ
     
Guided Tours Guidebooks
Church Open St. Nicholas Church is open daily throughout the year.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire The Elizabeth Building is available for hire when not required for church services and meetings. Contact 01491 628279 for further information.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 237
Built: Norman origins
Architect: Unkown for the Church, Brian Hook for the extension
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: Trinity College, Oxford
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: HENLEY (27406)
Parish Legal Name: Rotherfield Greys (270179 )
CofE Church Info: (627179 27/179)
Short URL: acny.uk/237/
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The current editor is: Gillian Ovey

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St. Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys (Nettlebed & Greys Benefice), Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, RG9 4QB - The Church of St. Nicholas is in the heart of the village of Rotherfield Greys right next door to The Maltsters public house

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