Rogationtide

By Mark Chapman, Associate Priest This time of year around Ascension Day has been traditionally associated with prayers for the fields and the land – it’s called rogationtide after the Latin word for prayer. It’s something that dates back well…

Letting Go

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at St Mary’s, Garsington and St Giles, Hospath on Sunday 10th February 2019. ‘They left everything and followed him.’ In her autobiography St Teresa of Avila tells of the rather endearing time when…

The Glory of God at Candlemas

Sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington at All Saints’, Cuddesdon, on Sunday 3rd February 2019. In the National Gallery at the moment there is a wonderful exhibition of the work of two leading Renaissance artists: Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni…

Garsington says Goodbye

Final tearful farewells were made to Emma as she held her last services at Garsington and Horspath on Sunday 10th February.  This was followed by a lunch at the village hall in Garsington where Judy Eden and Eileen Frazer had…