Church of England Diocese of Oxford Drayton St. Leonard

Learning

In Advent this year we are encouraged to read Acts. Day to day reading Advent Calenders will be available in church after Advent Sunday. See our News story for more.
The #FollowTheStar campaign will start in Advent and includes free interactive Christmas reflections which run during the 12 days of Christmas i.e. Christmas Day to Epiphany. Click to signup for the reflections.

During the Lent and Easter seasons recently we have had the chance to follow courses in the Pilgrim series, The Beatitudes in Lent and The Lord's Prayer during Easter. Find out more about them here.

The Pilgrim series is a structured learning sequence that can be picked up at any stage. Bishop Steven writes for the Pilgim series, see their website for more.

In previous years we have locally started the Thy Kingdom Come Wave of Prayer between Ascension and Pentecost with a service on Wittenham Clumps. The full Thy Kingdom Come resource can be found on the Thy Kingdom Come website.

Library. There is a small collection of books for browsing in the back of the church near the font, on the shelves on the back of the last row of pews (benches).
As you can imagine there are a lot of resources available on line too, the books and apps mentioned above for the Pilgrim Courses of course, and these might be useful too;
Church House Publishing is the Church of England's publisher:
Daily Prayer: The official app for Morning, Evening and Night prayer
Time to pray: Daily Prayer and Bible reading app
Reflections for Daily Prayer: Daily Bible notes app from the Church of England
Sunday Worship: Sunday Bible readings app, Collects and more
Reflections on the Psalms: A spiritual journey through the Psalms app
Lectionary: The official calendar of readings app for the Church of England
Our former Bishop, Rt Revd John Pritchard, has written in the Pilgrim Series and also publishes through SPCK publishing, including:
The Intercessions Handbook ISBN 0281049793
The second Intercessions Handbook ISBN 0281056498
Living faithfully ISBN 9780281067626