Events and Services

Saints and Sinners: An Introduction to the Four Latin Fathers of the ChurchIMG_6917

Thursdays during the Kingdom Season in the Chancel of All Saints’, Cuddesdon at 8 pm with 45 minute talk followed by discussion and concluding with Compline by candlelight.


23rd November         St Gregory

with Bishop Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon

30th November         St Augustine

with Professor Carol Harrison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Christ Church, Oxford

For further information please contact Emma on 361 381 or via the Contact page


Breakfast Time at St Mary’s


Come and join us on the fourth Sunday for breakfast and discussion, starting at 9.30 a.m. with Coffee/Tea and Croissants followed by an informal discussion at 10 am.  The following topics are:

26th November

Do our deeds in this life have any bearing in the next?  (Matthew 25:31-46)

31st December

Wasn’t Jesus just a great teacher? (Luke 2:15-21)

28th January 2018

Whose responsibility is it to care for the elderly? (Luke 2:22-40)

25th February

What is the role of Christians in public life today? (Mark 8:31-38)

Advent Carol Service

There will be a special candle-lit service of readings, carols and music to help us prepare for the Advent Season on Sunday 26th November at All Saints’, Cuddesdon.  The choir from Ripon College Cuddesdon will be singing and there is a collective for our mission partners with CMS.


Advent Quiet Day: Waiting, Fearing, Hoping

led by Rt Rev’d Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon from 10 am to 4 pm on 2nd December at Ripon College Cuddesdon.  Cost £10, please bring your own lunch.  To book a place and further information contact Emma below.



Back by Popular Demand, the Men of MagdalenMen of Magdalen detail

Following their wonderful concert in the spring the gentlemen of Magdalen College choir are coming to present two Christmas concerts in the benefice.  One at St Giles’ Horspath on 6th December and then at All Saints’ Cuddesdon on 15th December in aid of the bells fund.  Both events will start at 7.30 pm and are a mixture of light modern and classical music for unaccompanied choir.  Tickets cost £10 and include a glass of wine or soft drink.  They are available on 01865 361 381.

Julian Meetingjulian meetings logo

The contemplative prayer meeting gathers every second Thursday of the month in the Edward King Chapel at Ripon College Cuddesdon. All are welcome to this time of reflection and silent prayer for 30 minutes.  For more information please go to


St Mary’s café every third FridayCanon September 2014 037

On the third Friday of the month the back of St Mary’s church in Garsington is transformed into a café with tables and chairs, newspapers, coffee and cake.  When the weather is good you can enjoy the view across to the Baldons and beyond with seating outside.  Everyone is welcome to drop by between 10 am and 12 noon to catch up with friends and meet new ones.



17.2.15 142Cuddesdon Coffee Morning every second Tuesday

This very successful coffee morning held in the village hall in Cuddesdon every second Tuesday of the month.  With book shop, raffle, coffee and good company.





Forthcoming Services Across the Benefice

Services for Advent to Easter 18