Who are we

There have been Christian churches in our villages for centuries, with St. Andrew’s church in Kingham dating back over 900 years. Today the church here is very much alive as we seek to be ‘at the heart of the village, sharing the love of Christ.’

What are we like? We are an Evangelical Church of England church who meet in St. Andrew’s, Kingham and All Saints’, Churchill. As the word ‘Evangelical’ is used in so many different ways, let us say what we mean by it! We mean that we believe that the Bible is the Word of God, written by men under the direct inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit. Thus, as the Church of England’s Thirty Nine Articles (written constitution) puts it, “Holy Scripture contains all things necessary for salvation.” We therefore aim to build our personal and church lives on its authority.

Services? We have a traditional communion from the Prayer Book every Sunday at 9 a.m. with a sermon but no hymns. Our 10:45 a.m. service is from Common Worship (the latest prayer book). There we mix traditional organ hymns with more modern ones, either played through the sound system or, whenever possible, played by our own musicians. Our services centre around the Bible: it is read, explained and applied to the world we live in. Bible readings and prayers are led by congregation members. There’s loads to do and loads doing it!

And families? At 10:45 we’re quite intentionally family-friendly. All ages stay together in the main services for the first 15 minutes or so, after which the children go out to Crèche or KidZone (Sunday School). However, parents and children are free to come and go as the need arises throughout the services, and, with the many very young ones who come, we know that those needs do arise!

The services alternate between Kingham and Churchill:

1st Sunday of each month: 9am service in Kingham, 10.45 service in Churchill

2nd Sunday: 9am service in Churchill, 10.45 service in Kingham

3rd Sunday: 9am service in Kingham, 10.45 service in Churchill

4th Sunday: 9am service in Churchill, 10.45 service in Kingham

5th Sunday (when there is one): no services in Kingham or Churchill, we join other team churches in St Mary’s, Chipping Norton at 10.45

Please also look out for adverts for Messy Church. This takes place roughly once every two months and is a great place to come as whole families, enjoying craft, food, some music, and learning about God in a very easy way.

In addition to these regular services there are occasional events celebrating particular festivals, or just to have fun together. We also run courses from time to time to help us grow in faith and to invite others to come and get to know Jesus.

Please do check out our latest newsletter on the Church News page. http://www.kinghamchurches.org.uk/what-we-do-together/church-news/

Whoever you are, wherever you are on the scale of belief, there will be something here for you – and that includes a warm welcome. Hope to see you sometime soon.

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All Saints Churchill

All Saints’ was built in 1837 to replace the original village church, which had fallen into disrepair. The old church building is now the village Heritage Centre . The imposing tower is a 2/3 scale copy of Magdalen College tower in Oxford and the hammer beam roof of the nave is modeled on Christ Church …

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St Andrew’s

Still today a place of beauty for quiet contemplation of God’s creation and His many blessings to us. There has been a church on the site for at least 900 years. The font is 13th century; the tower is 15th century. The nave roof, dated 1774, has carved and gilded wooden bosses. The rest of …

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St Peters Daylesford

Since November 2017 St Peter’s Daylesford is owned by St Peter’s, Daylesford Charitable Trust, which aims to restore and maintain the church as a place of worship, available for occasional services in accordance with the rites and traditions of the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. It is a gem of a church, …

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