Events and Services

The Beatitudes at the 10 am Benefice Service 2018

6th May at St Mary’s GarsingtonCalled to be Christ-like

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Canon Professor Mark Chapman, Vice Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon


3rd June at All Saints’ Cuddesdon

Blessed are the merciful

Rt. Rev’d Humphrey Southern, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon


1st July St Giles’, Horspath

Blessed are the pure in heart

Rev’d Ernest Pettengell, Chaplain of Ripon College Cuddesdon


5th August at St Mary’s Garsington

Blessed are the peacemakers

Rt Rev’d Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester


2nd September at All Saints’ Cuddesdon

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake

Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington, Vicar of Garsington, Cuddesdon and Horspath


7th October at St Mary’s, Garsington

Blessed are you when people revile you

Venerable Olivia Graham, Archdeacon of Berkshire

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:



22nd April

Should we be given the right to lay down our own lives if we wish? (John 10:11-18)

27th May:

Are children born pure without inheriting original sin or not? (John 3:1-17)

24th June:

Is climate change a moral and ethical issue? (Mark 4:35-41)


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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

Services for Easter to All Saints 18