Abingdon Deanery

Events In and Around the Deanery

Details of events in and around the Deanery are posted when notified.

Please contact Karen Landon (Deanery Secretary) if you wish to add an event to this page.

Christmas Day Lunch, 25th December 2018, Peachcroft

Home alone on Christmas Day? You are warmly invited to Peachcroft Christian Centre for Christmas Day Lunch on 25th December 2018 from 1-3pm (arrival from 12.30pm). The meal and transport from your home is free of charge but booking is essential. Contact Ruth Adams to book/further information on: events@peachcroftcc.org or text/phone on 07379 469311 (http://peachcroftcc.org/)     

Happiness Course, January - February 2019, Southmoor

Are you interested in finding out how we can live with greater well-being and happiness?

True happiness comes through exploring what’s important in life.

To find out more join us for a breakfast at the Waggon & Horses in Southmoor with Stand up comedian Ian MacDonald: 8.30am on Saturday 12th January 2019 (cost £5).
To book in for the breakfast contact Jenny on 07799-121472 or jennyweaving@yahoo.com
If you can’t make the breakfast – don’t worry just come along, no need to book to the first session on:
Date:    17th January 2019 (see details below) 
Host:    Stand up comedian Ian MacDonald and his wife Jo will be leading
the course

Where: Waggon & Horses, Southmoor
When:  Thursday 7.30pm 17th, 24th, 31st January and 7th February 2019

Cost:    Free

See flyer and for more detailed information about the course and leaders, click here.

Prayer Workshop for those who lead intercessions in church, 9th Feb. 2019 - Kingston Bagpuize

Where? The Church Room, St John the Baptist Church, Kingston Bagpuize

When? 9.30-11.30am, Saturday 9th February 2019


An opportunity for those who lead intercessions in church to share and encourage each other. 


There will be a short presentation from Revd Pat Clamp on ‘Preparing and Leading Intercessions’ and one from Revd David Pickering on ‘Using the Bible and classic prayers in intercessions’, both followed by Q&A.


Please ‘Bring and share’ resources that have helped you in leading intercessions and the stories of what has worked well in your church. We can together share and discuss our stories and resources and learn from each other. By doing so we can help each other to learn and to refresh the ways we lead intercessions. And we can even pray together. We will include ideas for leading All-Age prayers in our discussion time, also some of the practical issues (microphones, etc). 

For further information contact: Revd David Pickering vicar.kbsft@gmail.com

Faculty Training Workshop, 16th February 2019, Wootton
If your church building is in need of maintenance, repair, refurbishment or re-ordering, you are welcome to attend a free training workshop on the Faculty process. 

If you have past experience in this area you are also encouraged to attend as part of sharing best practice.

Date:          Saturday 16th February from 09:30 - 12:30
Venue:       Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Ctr., Lamborough Hill, Wootton, OX13 6DA
Presenters: Darren Oliver (Diocesan Registrar), and
                   Liz Kitch (Senior Church Buildings Officer, Diocesan Advisory Committee)

Booking:     Booking is essential and should be made no later than 16th January to:
                   Karen Landon - abingdondeanerysec@gmail.com

ee attached flyer.

Enneagram Course, March 2019, Marcham
The Enneagram is a tool of compassion which helps us to understand ourselves and our motivations. It describes nine different personality styles. Each one is defined by an emotional habit, a characteristic pattern of thought and a style of relating to others, which together produce a distinctive point of view. 

This is a weekend course for those with no previous knowledge of the Enneagram. Come and discover more about who you are and how God might want to shape you.

Date:    1-3 March 2019
Venue:  All Saints’ Church, Marcham, OX13 6NW
Cost:     £35 (payment details on flyer)
Times:   Friday 19.30-21.30 / Saturday 10.00-16.00 / Sunday 14.30-16.30
Please bring your own lunch on Saturday. Drinks will be provided. 

Further details available from: Rosemary Siebert 07763 330113
Booking form on flyer.