Events and Services

Garsington Safari Supper

A wonderful opportunity to eat, drink and be merry and meet new people in the village on Saturday 20th October in support of Christian Aid. Cost is £15 plus a bottle of wine. If you are able to host or would like to just wander round to folks’ houses for supper then contact Angharad on 368262 or

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You and your pet are warmly invited to a pet service on Sunday 21st October at 9.30 am at St Mary’s, Garsington when we will also be launching our new Family Time format. Alternatively, join us at 11 am at St Giles’, Horspath or on Sunday 28th October at 3.30 pm at All Saints’, Cuddesdon. Owners are kindly asked to keep their pet under control with small animals in a secure cage. Or if you don’t have a pet…bring along your favourite soft toy animal!



Service of Light

Our annual Service of Light to remember those whom we love but see no longer is on Sunday 4th November at 3.30 pm at St Giles’, Horspath. If you would like someone to be remembered at the service, please contact Emma on 361381 or print their name on the sheet at the back of church.

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:

28th October:

The gospel promises another possible world (Matthew 20:1-16)

The gospel helps us see differently (Mark 10:46-52)

The gospel unmasks injustice (Luke 8:43-48)


Operation Christmas Child

The time has come to think about filling a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child.  If you need a shoe box to fill for this project, please contact Mary Biggs on 874834. You need to return it to her by early November to enable her to take it to the collection point.  It is important that it only contains the appropriate gifts as suggested in the leaflettogether with the suggested £5 shipping donation. There is a selection of knitted toys and hats at the back of St Giles’ for anyone wanting such items to complete their boxes with.

Cakes and Craft Sale

Join the Garsington Women’s Institute on Saturday 17th November 10 am – 3 pm in Garsington Village Hall for delicious, homemade cakes and sweets and lots of unique, handmade gifts. Free admission and a chance for a sociable cup of tea!

Remembrance Sunday.Battles-Over-logo

This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and this special day is being commemorated across the Benefice in a number of ways on Sunday 11th November.

10.45 am Act of Remembrance at Cuddesdon Village War Memorial followed by coffee in the Village Hall where there will be further recollections of Cuddesdon during the war and a light lunch.  The newly restored bells will be rung at some point during the day.

10.45 am Act of Remembrance at Garsington Village War Memorial followed by refreshments in the Village Hall afterwards.  In the evening at 6 pm a Vigil of prayers and readings to pray for peace and reconciliation will be held at St Mary’s, followed by the bells being rung at 7.05 pm along with the rest of the nation. The church will be open all weekend, decorated for you to enjoy and offering a place of prayer and reflection.

10.45 am Act of Remembrance at Horspath Village War Memorial with Dedication for the newly erected memorial. Refreshments will be provided afterwards at the Hub.  In the evening the bells are being rung at 7.05 pm along with the rest of the nation.  The church will be open all weekend, decorated for you to enjoy and offering a place of prayer and reflection.

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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


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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

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