Parish Networking - Shared Practice

As part of moving our Mission Action Plan forward, we are compiling a list of mission activities that take place in our parishes and from which resources / ideas can be shared with churches throughout the Deanery.

Churches are encouraged to make contact with those listed below to share information/experience and find out what is available to help with their individual MAP's.
If you wish to add further information to this list please email: Deanery Secretary

MESSY CHURCH (listed by area)

St. Peter's Messy Church has been running for nearly 4 years, which originally started with a service every half term but since our Interregnum (which began in November) we now meet on the 3rd Sunday of most months. The service usually takes place at Drayton Community school. The Messy Church team is headed up by Linda Johnson, Ali Bone and Sue Icke (with refreshments provided by Cheryl and Ian Jarvis). Half a dozen families regularly attend and email/social media is used to keep in touch with them. Please contact Linda Johnson for more information.

Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor: bi-monthly
A new way of experiencing church for all families and individuals of all ages. Come along and enjoy crafts, music and stories finishing with a family tea. Starting Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 4pm - 5.30pm in the Village Hall.

Please let us know if you are planning to join, so that the catering team can plan for numbers and accommodate any allergies - email Lara (or phone 01865 820583).


Messy Church is held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 11:00 - 12:00 in St. James the Great church. For more information contact Fliss Henderson.

Messy Church meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month in the Sunningwell Village Hall (opposite St. Leonard's church, Sunningwell). Brunch is served from 09:30 followed by craft, games, activities and celebration. For more information contact: Karen Laister.

Messy Church happens on the 3rd Sunday of the month in St. Swithun's church. Drift in from 09:30 for a continental breakfast, crafts, activities and a prayer zone. We gather for a celebration from around 10:40, including those who have earlier attended morning prayer in the church hall. We are finished by 11:00. For information, contact Jane Hull.

Messy Church is held at St. Peter's, Wootton every quarter. For dates see St. Peter's website.

Messy Church Website
Gives details of where/when Messy Church takes place and who to contact. Simply put in your postcode on this link for nearest locations.

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