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.
Saturday 26th September
  • 10:00   SB churchyard end of season tidy-up

  • 19:30   Strannik: Fundraising concert, Duns Tew church

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Sunday 27th September
  • ​09:30  Zoom online service

  • ​11:00   Steeple Barton Harvest Thanksgiving (inside)

  • ​​18:00   Westcote Barton Evening Prayer (inside)

As with all indoor services, please let us know in advance if you plan to come to either of these by emailing


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

  • Bible Study on Tuesdays at 8pm


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

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.

  • Sunday 4 October, 11am Westcote Barton

  • Sunday 11 October, 11am Duns Tew Eucharist

  • Sunday 18 October, 11am Over Worton

  • Sunday 25 October, 11am Sandford St Martin


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. 


For all services taking place INDOORS, please email in advance if you are planning to attend, as the need to maintain social distancing determines the size of congregation we are able to have.

​​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 you 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 private 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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