St Mary's Church in Ashendon is a member of the Bernwode Benefice.
Ashendon is a village of some 100 households set along
a ridge 9 miles west of Aylesbury and 7 miles north of Thame. It is a sociable and friendly village, with a
pub, a very active social club, a village hall, a well-maintained sports field
with children's play area and a Multi-Use Games Area. There are organised social activities for
all ages throughout the year and huge feeling of mutual self-help.
St Mary's Church stands on high ground on the
southwest side of the village. It is Grade 1 listed having been built in the 12th century. The Church still remains at the spiritual centre of
village, engendering considerable support from all concerned irrespective of
creed or belief in keeping the building alive.
As we exit COVID restrictions we are holding two services a month. Details can be found on our website: www.bernwodebenefice.com/ashendon
The parish of Ashendon is committed to the
safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow
the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish
Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Oxford’s safeguarding pages
contain vital links and information including contacts for the
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are
concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk
of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns
about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your
local authority Children or Adults Services.