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.

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.

When:  24th January / 31st January / 7th February 2019 at 7.30pm
Host:    Stand up comedian Ian MacDonald and his wife Jo will be leading the course
Where: Waggon & Horses, Southmoor
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.

Safeguarding C2S1 Training, July 2019, Wootton

Oxford Diocese will provide Safeguarding C2S1Training on behalf of Abingdon Deanery:

Date: Tuesday 16th July 2019

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Venue: Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, OX13 6DA

Please book via Eventbrite on following links:

C2S1 booking link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/c2s1-safeguarding-training-with-safer-recruitment-leadership-tickets-55029708339


S1 booking link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/s1-safeguarding-training-safer-recruitment-tickets-55030046350


If participants are just required to complete C2 they should still register for a C2S1 space and then they will be able to leave the session at the 2 hour mark.

For full details of what is offered on this course and who should attend, go to: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding/clergy-safeguarding-training/#tab-id-1