What's on in the Benefice

St Andrew's United Benefice Prayer Group

The St Andrew's United Benefice Prayer group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Crossways in South Stoke from 2.30-3.30pm.

The group meets to pray together for matters of concern and thanksgiving. In particular, prayers are offered for the St Andrew's development appeal; for the local community and for those who are ill or in need. Prayers follow an established pattern but are informal in nature. Everyone is welcome to come to any of these meetings.


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Family services

Family Services at St Thomas' in Goring are held on the first Sunday of each month at 9:30am.

Family Services at St Andrew's in South Stoke are held on the first Sunday of each month at 11:15am.

There is no family service at St Mary's in Streatley so you are welcome to join in with St Andrew's or St Thomas' instead.

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Coffee morning at St Andrew's Church in South Stoke

This event happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to noon.

This event is popular. There is always a choice of delicious mouth-watering cakes and a chance to catch up with friends in the village. Come and make new friends at St Andrew's Church. Everyone is welcome.

Check the calendar for dates.


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Pick-a-Flick is for retired people of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke. A filmshow and light lunch are provided every 3rd Thursday of the month (except August) from 10:30am to 2pm in The Canterbury Room at St Thomas' Church, Goring.


Whisky Galore (2016)
Thursday 20 September, 1hr 38mins
Starring Eddie Izzard, this is based on the true story of a community of islanders on a remote Scottish Island during WW2 coming together to relieve a sinking ship of its cargo of 50,000 cases of whisky.

Next dates for your diary: 18 October, 15 November and 20 December.


If you would like to be invited to this event or you know of anyone who would appreciate an invitation, please contact Jenny Boyd via the United Benefice email. The cost is £3 per event including light lunch; extra donations are very welcome towards the United Benefice Church expenses. Unless you have signed in for always attending, please RSVP a few days before each event so we can cater correctly. It is not necessary to book in advance, but if you would like a lift to the church please contact Jenny Boyd 872109 or Billie Richards 873540. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Summer recitals in St Thomas'

Jonathan Holl (organ)
3pm Sunday 19th August

Matt Lowe (cello) and John Paul Ekins (piano)
3pm Sunday 23rd September

Geoff Brown, Mary Daniels and Clare Mayo (local pianists)
3pm Saturday 6th October

Tickets £12 or £10 (concessions) on the door. An "Early Bird" discount is available for tickets bought more than a week before each concert; these are £10 or £8 and are available from Inspirations or Elizabeth Parkinson on 872020 or email parkinsonfamily1@btinternet.com All recitals will be approximately one hour in length and all are in aid of St Thomas' Organ Fund.

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Annual sponsored Ride+Stride event

You are invited to cycle, walk or horse ride to as many churches, chapels and meeting houses as you wish by a route of your own choice, on Saturday 8th September from 10am until 6pm, raising money for Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust.

There's usually a warm welcome and plenty of refreshments along the way!

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