Church of England Diocese of Oxford Drayton St. Leonard

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Sunday

Carol Service (Service of Lessons and Carols).

Sunday 22 December 2019, Sunday 20 December 2020, Sunday 19 December 2021 at 7:30 p.m. for 1h

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

The annual Carol Service is one of our most popular services, with the traditional mix of Carols sung by all, seasonal readings, music and singing. We're looking forward to hearing the village choir show us their skills!

All age/Family Christmas Carols Music Choir Singing
Tuesday Thursday Friday

Christmas Eve Crib Service. (2:45 for 3pm)

Tuesday 24 December 2019, Thursday 24 December 2020, Friday 24 December 2021 at 3 p.m. for 1h

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

Preliminary information! Please check back later :)
Christmas Eve Crib Service for all ages
We will be having our usual Tableau with a twist!
Teenagers and children are invited to come early to dress up.
We will have clothes for dressing up – but feel free to bring along something too! (a favourite fireman costume?)
Please come at 2.45pm to get ready to join in!
FAMILY FRIENDLY!

All age/Family Christmas Eve Crib/nativity
Sunday

Holy Communion (2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays).

Every Second, Third, Fourth Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

Our usual Sunday morning service with hymns and sermon. Everyone is welcome. We support the Food Bank.

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All age/Family Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Hymns Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities
Wednesday

Bellringing Practice.

Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for 1hr

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

Our bellringers are always ready to welcome new recruits. Please contact Hilarie Rogers if you are interested - our ringers range from young people to pensioners, but the bells don't suit the very young. Practices are sometimes followed by social activity such as dinner and a drink in the Catherine Wheel.

Sunday

Team Service.

Every Fifth Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr

Location varies, see information closer to the time.

When there is a fifth Sunday in a month we usually have a special service in one of the churches of the Dorchester Team. Check for details closer to the time, either here or in parish newssheets etc. The service often starts at 10.30am but this can vary.

All age/Family Morning Worship/Prayer Hymns Event held in a Church
Sunday

Remembrance Sunday.

Sunday 10 November 2019, Sunday 08 November 2020, Sunday 14 November 2021, Sunday 13 November 2022, Sunday 12 November 2023, Sunday 10 November 2024, Sunday 09 November 2025 at 10:50 a.m. for 20m

The War Memorial
High Street / Dorchester Road
OX10 7BA/BQ

We will mark Remembrance Sunday with a brief service including the 2 minute silence at the War Memorial. Gather at 10:50.
(A special service in the church will preceed this event, see separate entry for more details).
The Church Bells will ring during the special service.

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Remembrance Community event Event held in a Street
Sunday

EASTER DAY SERVICE.

Sunday 12 April 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

Easter is the most special event in the Church Calendar. You will be welcome here or at the other services in the Cluster and Team in the area, follow the link for information on Holy Week and Easter services. (2020 details to be confirmed, please check back closer to the event)..

Common Worship Easter Family Friendly Hymns Singing Organ
Saturday

Sponsored Ride & Stride in aid of Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust (to be confirmed).

Saturday 14 September 2019, Saturday 12 September 2020 at 10 a.m. for 8h

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

Usually held on the 2nd Saturday in September, this annual sponsored bicycle ride (or walk - or even horse ride) in aid of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust Starts 10.00 in participating Churches including ours. Most churches in Oxfordshire and beyond are opened. You can participate by visiting as many churches as you can, raising money by sponsorship, or you can help marshall the event by checking people as they visit. More information will be available inside church closer to the time, and at http://ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/ . Please let Amy or me know if you can help for an hour or so.

Family Friendly
Sunday

Mothering Sunday.

Sunday 22 March 2020 at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

(Details to be confirmed - please check back later). EVERYONE WELCOME to our Mothering Sunday Family Service, when we celebrate our mothers and those who show a mother's love. Flowers are provided, or bring your own flowers or gifts. Listen out for the bells, and come along. (See attached for poster)

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All age/Family Family Friendly Mothering Sunday Hymns Singing Organ
Saturday

CHURCH FÊTE WEEKEND.

Saturday 27 June 2020 at 1 p.m. for 3h

Drayton St Leonard Playground/Peace Field
Water Lane / Stadhampton Road.

(Usually the last Saturday in June and the following Sunday, please check back closer to the time for confirmed dates).
DRAYON ST LEONARD's BIGGEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!
The annual Church Fete (and dog show) raises funds for the village Church. Events start at 1pm Saturday with the Fete proper. On Sunday at the Ford the Duck Race starts at 12:30 (get your duck in advance or at the fete) followed by the tug of war across the ford. Bring cash for fun and refreshments and bring a picnic. Enjoy!
Many volunteers are needed to run this event sucessfully, and while organising starts early in the year, help will be accepted at any time. Please let the fete committee know if you can help this year, email the Committee <[email protected]>.
For maps see http://goo.gl/maps/iPB4 for Saturday, and http://goo.gl/maps/4lZMf for Sunday.

Family Friendly
Sunday

CHURCH FÊTE WEEKEND - River Day.

Sunday 28 June 2020 at noon for 2h

The Ford
River Thame,
south of High Street,
Drayton St Leonard
OX10 7BG

(preliminary date - please check back nearer the time for confirmation). The annual Church Fete raises funds for the village Church. Events start at 1pm Saturday with the Fete proper. On Sunday at the Ford the Duck Race starts at 12:30 (get your duck in advance or at the fete) followed by the tug of war across the ford. Bring cash for fun and refreshments and bring a picnic. Enjoy!
See adjacent entry for the main event on Saturday.
For maps see http://goo.gl/maps/iPB4 for Saturday, and http://goo.gl/maps/4lZMf for Sunday.

All age/Family Refreshments Family Friendly Community event Event held in a Green Space
Wednesday Friday

Christmas Day Celebration.

Wednesday 25 December 2019, Friday 25 December 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr

Church of St Leonard and St Catherine,
Church Lane,
Drayton St Leonard,
Wallingford

(Details to be confirmed - please check back later). Bring the family to our Christmas Day Communion service which will include readings from the Christmas Story and singing Hymns to the Organ! Of course Christmas Day is one of the most important services in the Christian Year. Christians come to church at least once during the Christmas season, and all are welcome. Our Vicar, Teresa Stewart-Sykes, will lead the service. You are welcome to other Christmas Day Services in our cluster at Berinsfield and the Baldons and in our Team, see parish newsletters and noticeboards for details or follow the link below, also www.acny.co.uk/95 and follow links to the church you want to look up. Why not bring along something you got for Christmas to "show & tell"?

Christmas Carols Christmas Common Worship Family Friendly #FollowTheStar Music Hymns Singing Organ