Church of England Diocese of Oxford South Moreton

South Moreton: St John the Baptist

What’s Happening at St John the Baptist, South Moreton, during the Covid-19 restrictions

Greetings from the clergy and all from St John the Baptist, South Moreton.

How may we help you? Please do get in touch! Phone 01235 850267 or email [email protected] or use 'Contact Us' in the sidebar. This asks for a ‘subject’ but you are welcome to select ‘other’ if you would just like us to get in touch with you!

Anxious about the future? We can put you in touch with someone to talk to in these difficult times. Email us at [email protected]

Want to know more about Christianity? Give us a call or email or explore online: See a three minute video. Try an online course and meet others who want to understand what it is all about. Experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus.

Want to join local people in our Services? We meet with the rest of the Churn Benefice, which serves the Astons, North and South Moreton, East Hagbourne, Blewbury and Upton, for online worship at 10:30 every Sunday and weekday evenings at 8:00 pm for ten minutes. Our online Sunday service and weekday Compline will continue. Join us any weekday night at 8pm for a short service of night prayer. Links and codes for these are on the website under the services tab. We hope to resume Midweek Communion in December.

This Sunday's Call to Worship.The world and each of us as individuals face many difficulties, pain and distractions. As we enter the season of Advent, we are called afresh to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man into our world to gather his chosen people.

The Churn Churches website contains instructions on how to upload the GoToMeeting App and useful information about how to get support during this crisis. The weekly Churn newsletter and the Readings for the next Sunday are posted on the website on Fridays.

Candlelight Advent Carol Service at St Michaels Blewbury on Sunday, 6 December 6pm. Please book in advance by 4 December.

Midweek Communion

St. Andrew’s Hagbourne on 2nd and 4 Wednesdays of the month at 12.15pm. The next service is Wednesday 9 December.

St Michaels Blewbury. Thursday 17 Dec 10am Please book in in advance.

Christmas Lunchtime Pram Service 9 December. For all per-school children. Call Rev Louise for details

16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence 25 November – 10 December. Each year Mothers’ Union joins this United Nations international campaign with our fellow members and many other organisations around the world.

Churn Churches Climate Action Group CCCA News

Green Christmas Climate action Group invites you to "Prepare for a Green Christmas

Churn Benefice Afternoon Tea Weekly online Tea session Thursday afternoons at 4.30pm. Newcomers welcome!

Men's Breakfast Churn Benefice Men's Breakfast, now online. First Saturday of the month. Newcomers welcome!

St. Andrew's Singers Benefice Singing Group. Rehearsals on line on Monday evenings.

CYGnet Group - Youth Ministry in the Benefice.

Advent Craft Workshop Monday 30 November at 10.30am via GoToMeeting.

Looking for Christmas Cards & Gifts? Gifts & Cards from Tradecraft.

Would you like to talk with our clergy? Our Clergy are available to respond to emails and phone calls. You can contact them through emails to the Benefice Team ([email protected]) or by ringing the main parish number (01235 850267) or individual clergy numbers, which are found on the Churn website.

Safegurading Information. The parish of South Moreton 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.

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The Churn Benefice

Benefice Centre The Rectory Church End Blewbury Didcot OX11 9QH

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 On-Line Weekday Evening Services in the Churn Benefice

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 a.m. for 15m
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 On-Line Services will take place at 8 pm am on every weekday evening whilst our church buildings are closed. The services are interactive with several people participating and there is an opportunity to talk to others for before and after the service. Full details of how to join the services are here.