About Us

St. Andrew’s is the largest church within both the parish of Shrivenham with Watchfield & Bourton, and the Shrivenham & Ashbury Benefice.

The Ministry Team consists of the Vicar, Rev'd Norma Fergusson, who lives in Shrivenham and a House for Duty Priest/Associate Vicar, Rev'd Canon Paul Richardson, who lives in Ashbury, a Licensed Lay Minister, retired clergy, and an Authorised Minister. There are other lay members who help lead Family Worship and Morning Prayer.

The worship at St. Andrews is Modern Catholic with vestments and the Benefice choir is based here. Services are a mixture of Common Worship, BCP, Family Worship and non-traditional. Compline & Benediction is normally celebrated on the first Sunday evening of the month, and Morning Prayer is said on Wednesdays.

There has been a church on the site of St. Andrew’s for over 900 years and it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It was marked out as one of England’s 1000 Best Churches in Simon Jenkins book. The existing building is principally from the 17th century, although the font dates from the 13th century. It has one of the best rings of ten bells in the county, cared for and rung regularly by an enthusiastic team of ringers.