St Mary the Virgin, Cropredy
Shires Edge Benefice
St James the Great, Claydon, St Mary the Virgin, Cropredy.
All Saints, Great Bourton, All Saints, Mollington and St Mary Magdalene, Wardington.
Vicar: Revd. Hilary Campbell - The Vicarage, High Street, Cropredy. OX17 1NG. Tel: 01295 750385

Assistant Priest : Revd. Lynda Alcock. Copperfields, Swan Lane, Gt. Bourton OX17 1QR Tel: 01295 750744

Ministry Team: Authorised Assistants: Sue Upton, John Langridge


Services for July 2014

27th July Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Claydon           10.00am      Holy Communion            BD
Cropredy         10.00 am     Seeker Service             SC/RC
Gt. Bourton      11.00 am     Holy Communion           HC
Mollington          9.30 am     Holy Communion            HC
Wardington        8.30 am     BCP Holy Communion     HC

    Note: BD – Canon Barbara Doubtfire



















6.30 pm services are Evening Communion (Iona Liturgy)

9am services are Morning Prayer

Tuesday, 22nd  July – 6.30 pm Claydon

Wednesday, 3rd  July – 9am. Claydon

Tuesday, 29th  July – 6.30 pm Cropredy

Wednesday, 30th  July – 9am Cropredy


Bible Study – please join us

Meetings on the 2nd  and 4th  Wednesdays in the month

We will be studying the life of the biblical David

23rd  July – end of term BBQ – Oaklea, Gt. Bourton

Reconvene in September

Details from John Langridge 750227


Wherever we go, may the joy of God the gracious be with us 

Wherever we go, may the face of Christ the kindly be with us.

Wherever we go, may the compassing of the Spirit of grace be with us.

Wherever we go, the presence of the Trinity around us to bless and to keep us .

Amen .  (Kate Mcllhagga)



Holy God, faithful and unchanging; enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Common Worship Lectionary Readings for July 2014
(Year A)

6th July
Third Sunday after Trinity (Proper 9) Zechariah 9: 9-12
Romans 7: 15-25a
Matt 11: 16-19, 25-30 Green

13th July
Fourth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 10)
Isaiah 55: 10-13
Romans 8: 1-11
Matt 13: 1-9, 18-23 Green

20th July
Fifth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 11) Isaiah 44: 6-8
Romans 8: 12-25
Matt 13: 24-30, 36-43 Green

27th July
Sixth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 12) 1 Kings 3: 5-12
Romans 8: 26-39
Matt 13: 31-33, 44-52 Green


Services for August 2014

3rd August Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Claydon            9.30 am         Service of the Word      JL
Cropredy           9.30 am        Holy Communion         HC
Gt. Bourton      11.00 am        Holy Communion         HC
Mollington          6.00 pm        Evening Prayer            HC
Wardington      10.00 am        Family Service             SU

Monday 4th August

Between 12 noon and 1pm churches available for silent prayer or reflection, including lighting of candles. (The candles will remain lit until later in the afternoon, when they will be extinguished to symbolise the gathering darkness of this day)


10th August Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Cropredy        9.30 am Fairport Service Holy Communion      HC
A retiring collection for Farming  Community Network which will be the UBC charity we will support for the next year


17th August Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Claydon           8.30 am       BCP Holy Communion     CH 
Cropredy         9.30 am       Service of the Word        SU
Gt Bourton     11.00 am       Sunday at All Saints        JL
Mollington        9.30 am       Morning Prayer               JL
Wardington    10.00 am       Family Communion        CH


24th August Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Claydon and Gt Bourton please join with another Parish

Cropredy        10.00 am        Seeker Service            SC/RC
Mollington       10.00 am        Holy Communion           GE
Wardington       8.30 am        BCP Holy Communion    GE

31st August Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Claydon            9.30 am        Holy Communion         HC
Cropredy          9.30 am        Service of the Word W/group
Gt Bourton      11.00 am        Holy Communion         HC
Mollington and Wardington Please join with another Parish

Note: GE – Canon Glyn Evans: CH – Canon Christopher Hall     


6.30 pm services are Evening Communion (Iona Liturgy)

9am services are Morning Prayer


Tuesday, 5th  August – 6.30pm Gt Bourton

Wednesday, 6th  August – 9am Gt Bourton

Note:  No services on the 12th /13th  and 19th /20th  August

Tuesday, 26th  August – 6.30 pm Mollington

Wednesday, 27th  August – 9am. Mollington


Bible Study – No meetings in August

We reconvene in September

Details from John Langridge 750227


Parish Events for your Diary


  6th  August– Claydon Beetle Drive – 2.30 pm

Friday/Saturday 8th /9th  August – Bourtons’ Bazaar 

10am - 2pm The Bell yard.




Generous God, you give us gifts and make them grow;
though our faith is small as mustard seed, make it grow to your glory and the flourishing of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.














Common Worship Lectionary Readings for August 2014
(Year A)

3rd August
Seventh Sunday after Trinity (Proper 13) Isaiah 55: 1-5
Romans 9: 1-5
Matthew 14: 13--21 Green

10th August
Eighth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 14)
1 Kings 19: 9-18
Romans 10: 5-15
Matt 14: 22-33 Green

17th August
Ninth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 15) Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8
Romans 11: 1-2a. 29-32
Matt 15: (10-20), 21-28 Green

24th August
Tenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 16) Isaiah 51: 1-6
Romans 12: 1-8
Matt 16: 13-20 Green

31st August
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
(Proper 17) Jeremiah 15: 15-21
Romans 12: 9-21
Matt 16: 21-28 Green