"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."                                 Matthew 5:16

18 Oct 2018

Our new Rector, Jane Wright, was welcomed to the benefice at a service of Institution, Induction and Installation on Monday 15th October at Duns Tew church. 
 

The service was conducted by Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester, assisted by Archdeacon Judy French and Area...

19 Sep 2018

Our new rector, Jane Wright, and her husband Alan, will be moving into the Rectory at Westcote Barton at the end of September.

She is being welcomed at a special service, which is both a legal act and a service of worship, led by the Bishop and Archdeacon of Dorchester,...

9 Aug 2018

On Saturday 1st September in Duns Tew Village Hall, there will be a Coffee Morning to raise vital funds for the work of Polly.  Polly has worked with the homeless and vulnerable of Banbury for the last 30 years. 

She meets her "lost souls" every day in St Mary's ch...

21 Jun 2018

We are very pleased to be able to tell you that a new rector has been appointed to the benefice.

Revd Jane Wright will be moving into the Westcote Barton rectory sometime in the autumn.  Jane is currently working in a rural benefice in Suffolk, so is used to country lif...

26 Mar 2018

"Hosanna to the Son of David, the King of Israel.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest!"

On Palm Sunday, the congregation at Duns Tew had an extra special addition, apart from their palm crosses - George the donkey. 

The Reverend...

26 Feb 2018

Prayer for the interregnum

Dear God

Your love for us is unchangeable.

You have welcomed each of us into the family of your Church; in Jesus, you call us to be His Body in this place.

Send down your Holy Spirit upon us at this time of uncertainty and change, to fill us with...

10 Jan 2018

On Sunday 7th January 2018 a Farewell Service was held at St Mary's Steeple Barton, and a Lunch & Tea Party was provided at Middle Barton Sports & Social Club so that anyone in the Benefice could say "Goodbye and God Bless" to Graeme and Nynka Arthur. Here are some mem...

30 Nov 2017

Congratulations and thanks to Raymond Lye, who was admitted to the Fellowship of St Birinus by the Bishop of Dorchester, in recognition of his work for the Church in Sandford St Martin.

Raymond has undertaken a great deal of "unsung" work, especially in managing the man...

2 Nov 2017

On All Souls day, 2nd November, a service to remember those who have died was held in Westcote Barton church, followed by tea at the Rectory. 

The names of those who have died were read out, and the congregation was invited to light a candle in memory of their loved one...

2 Oct 2017

More than 60 adults and 25 children gathered at Westcote Barton Church for Harvest Festival on 1st October.  Middle Barton School Choir, led by Mrs Jane Tailby, were in good voice to sing several harvest songs, and the Bartons Benefice Choir also sang a harvest anthem....

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