Church of England Diocese of Oxford Berrick Salome

Welcome to St Helen's Church, Berrick Salome!

'Spirit of Christmas'

We welcome you on Sunday 5 December 2021 to the Berrick and Roke Village Hall from 2-3:30pm to start the festive season with the return of our traditional village Christmas Fair - but with a difference!

Follow Santa who will be travelling by steam engine from 1pm through Roke towards the HSH, then through Berrick, arriving at the Village Hall by 2pm.

There'll be something for all the family! On sale in the hall will be cakes, gifts, mulled wine, mince pies and coffee, while outside in the field sharp-eyed children will be challenged to follow 'The Santa Gingerbread Trail'. And Santa himself will welcome young people visiting him on his steam trailer.

The Grand Draw for the Christmas Raffle will take place around 3:30pm - there is a range of excellent seasonal prizes to win! Tickets are on sale throughout the village and will also be available to purchase on the day.

If you would like to contribute to the cake stall, please bring a cake or any other Christmassy foodie item to the Hall before 2pm.

Please dress warmly and for all weathers...doors will be open in the Village Hall for ventilation...We would ask you to wear masks while moving around inside the hall in line with current guidelines.

Proceeds are in aid of your village church.

For more details of Christmas Events in the village see here

Please note that there will be no Family Service at St Helen's Church on Sunday 5 December 2021

Christmas Services at St Helen's Church

This year we return to our traditional Christmas Eve Carol Service starting at 18h30 albeit with some changes to reflect the continuing need to be vigilant in our measures to restrict the spread of coronaviruses. Please see here for more details. Please request your booking by email to [email protected] and let us know on the email how many people will be in your group.

On Christmas Day we celebrate Holy Communion at 11h00 - all welcome! For more information please see here.

Please note there will be no service at St Helen's on Sunday 26 December 2021.

Pews News

The Benefice newsletter Pews News is now being issued on a regular basis. You can access some of the latest editions here.

Weekly Public Worship at St Helen's

We are currently reviewing the pattern of services in the Benefice and would welcome any feedback. Please contact Father Michael Lakey directly if you would like to share your thoughts (01865 890392).

Online Worship

The Benefice YouTube channel is available at:

 https://www.youtube.com/c/stmaryschalgrovewithsthelensberricksalome .

Enquiries about Marriage and Baptism etc

These should be directed to Father Michael Lakey on 01865 890392 (not available on Mondays).

Safeguarding

Proper safeguarding of our vulnerable is vital if we are to function properly as a church.  Important information on safeguarding including a copy of St Helen's Church Safeguarding Policy can be accessed by clicking here.

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Celebrate and share the good news of Christ’s birth with special services and events this Advent and Christmas.

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Reverend Dr Michael Lakey

The Vicarage 58 Brickfield Road Chalgrove

'Spirit of Christmas'

5 Dec 2021, 2 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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Berrick and Roke Village Hall
Berrick Salome
OX10 6JN
United Kingdom

'Spirit of Christmas'
We welcome you on Sunday 5 December 2021 to the Berrick and Roke Village Hall from 2-3:30pm to start the festive season with the return of our traditional village Christmas Fair - but with a difference!

Follow Santa who will be travelling by steam engine from 1pm through Roke towards the HSH, then through Berrick, arriving at the Village Hall by 2pm.

There'll be something for all the family! On sale in the hall will be cakes, gifts, mulled wine, mince pies and coffee, while outside in the field sharp-eyed children will be challenged to follow 'The Santa Gingerbread Trail'. And Santa himself will welcome young people visiting him on his steam trailer.

The Grand Draw for the Christmas Raffle will take place around 3:30pm - there is a range of excellent seasonal prizes to win! Tickets are on sale throughout the village and will also be available to purchase on the day.

If you would like to contribute to the cake stall, please bring a cake or any other Christmassy foodie item to the Hall before 2pm.

Please dress warmly and for all weathers...doors will be open in the Village Hall for ventilation...We would ask you to wear masks while moving around inside the hall in line with current guidelines.

Christmas All age/Family Family Friendly Refreshments served Fundraising Community event Event held in a Community Space

We are delighted to be able to return to our traditional village events for the Christmas Season, albeit that measures to manage the spread of coronaviruses continue of course to be in place. Please see 'read this story' below for more information.

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