For the time being, all information and downloadable documents will be updated on this page of our website only so you can easily find any changes.
Sunday 16th August


​09:30 online service via Zoom

​​11:00  St Mary the Virgin, Steeple Barton

Patronal Festival

This celebratory service will be held

INSIDE the church


  • Services on Sundays at 9.30am (log in from 9.20) - log-in details from

  • Bible Study on Tuesdays at 8pm


Churches open for services

In addition to our Zoom services at 9.30am each Sunday, we are currently holding another service in/outside one of our churches at 11am.

  • 23rd August, Sandford St Martin, 6pm (inside)

  • 30th August, Over Worton, 11am (outside)


Any number is permitted to attend, providing social distancing can be observed – each building in the benefice therefore allows for a different size of congregation.  If the service takes place in the grounds of the church, there is no limit on numbers, providing social distancing is maintained.

At PCCs over the next couple of weeks, discussions will be held concerning when and where services resume thereafter. 

Information on the pattern for the weeks ahead will then be included in the notice sheet, on notice boards, on Facebook and here on the website.  

Visitors to our churches are requested to observe all current COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including wearing face coverings. 

Churches open for private prayer

Steeple Barton church is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10am – 5pm.


Over Worton church is not locked.


Nether Worton church is not locked.


Westcote Barton church welcomes those who wish to pray in church; access is by prior arrangement with Kate Carter-Windle (07775 750903). 


Sandford St Martin church remains closed for the time being, but if anyone would like to go into the church building for private prayer, please contact Luke Ponsonby (07739 462075).


Duns Tew church remains closed for the time being, but if you would like to go into the church building for prayer, please contact Clare Burgess (01869 347382).

Please join us for prayer from home:

CURRENT DOWNLOADS and links:  readings, reflections, prayers, notice sheets, etc.

Please get in touch with any of the following if you feel anxious, or need support in these difficult times:


"Be still, and know that I am God"

Psalm 46:10

Call us:      01869 340510

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Write to us:    The Reverend Jane Wright, The Rectory, 29 Enstone Rd, Westcote Barton, Chipping Norton OX7 7AA

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