ST NICHOLAS, TACKLEY

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Christians have worshiped in Tackley since Anglo-Saxon times and archeological evidence suggests that the first stone church in Tackley dates from this period, The village of Tackley lies along an old Roman road that may have been an important route for minster churches before the Conquest and it is possible that the original church functioned as a minster.

Although traces of original Anglo-Saxon workmanship remain, the church building reveals a variety of mainly medieval styles that speak of a history of care and worship and generations of prayer. The very recent addition of kitchenette and toilet have added to the hospitality of the space for families in Tackley today.

One surprising characteristic of the building is that it is now entered from the north side of the church. The reason for this is that the village has moved since the MIddle Ages, having before then been situated to the east of the church.

Today, the parish church is home to dedicated and welcoming congregation. Our Rector is assisted by both a retired Methodist minister and an Eastern Catholic priest. Our aim is always to bring the faith, hope and love of Christ into the heart of community life. We welcome all who would like to worship with us, or who simply wish to explore Christian faith.  Within the life of the church we include: Children's and Youth ministry, bellringers, a Bible study group, and a women’s prayer group. Midweek prayers are said on Wednesday mornings at 9.15 am.

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Revd Marcus Green
The Rectory
Fir Lane
Steeple Aston
OX25 4SF
(01869) 340903

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Holy Communion
A warm and welcoming service of Holy Communion with hymns using Common Worship. Come and join our small but friendly congregation as we worship. Occasionally we have a Family Service instead, especially when we have family join us to celebrate a baptism. On the fifth Sunday the service is at 10.30 and may be with us or at another church in the Benefice as we join together.
Every first second third and fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
A quiet BCP Communion with our friendly evening congregation. Sometimes with hymns, if we can find an organist!
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Evensong
A quiet service of Evensong with sermon, using the Book of Common Prayer. Occasionally festivals will mean we have a communion, or find a special service happening, but our usual evensong is a lovely way to end a Sunday. We do sing - if we can find an organist, and sometimes even if we can't! Come and join us.
Every second third and fourth Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Book of Common Prayer Services Grade 2* Listed Building Tower Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets Visitor Parking Available
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Clergy: The Revd Edward GREEN
A Church Near You ID: 891
Built: Medieval
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: St John's College
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: WOODSTOCK (27411)
Parish Legal Name: Tackley (270290 27/290)
CofE Church Info: (627290 27/290)
Short URL: acny.uk/891/
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ST NICHOLAS : Church Hill, TACKLEY, Oxfordshire, OX5 3AE

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