Welcome to the Akeman Benefice

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the Akeman Benefice. We are seven Church of England churches serving a group of villages in the Cherwell District of Oxfordshire. 

“To the seven churches….grace to you and peace from him who is, and who was, and who is to come.”  (Revelation 1.4)

The Akeman Benefice - About Us

We believe the Church is called to be an inclusive community of kindness and generosity – contemplative, compassionate, and courageous.

Our logo depicts the seven churches of the benefice, traversed by the M40 and A34 in the form of a cross. Christ bears us up on our journey through life. On the left the River Cherwell reminds us of the living water Christ offers to all who seek him.

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Don’t forget to book your lunch after the Weston on the Green Harvest service on 10th October…The Harvest lunch will be taking place in the Village Hall on Sunday 10th October. Please contact Peter to reserve your place. £10pp ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday services for 26th September :📌09:30: Kirtlington - Holy Communion📌11:00: Middleton Stoney - Morning Worship with baptism📌11:00: Bletchingdon - Holy Communion📌17:00: Wendlebury - Harvest Celebration💻: 10:00: Virtual Morning Service---Please check out the website for more information about our services and events:www.akemanbenefice.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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As our harvest celebrations continue this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on what we have and be grateful to God for all the good things he blesses us with.All our Sunday services are detailed below…"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16---Sunday 19th September 📌08:00: Kirtlington - Holy Communion📌09:30: Middleton Stoney - Holy Communion 📌11:00: Bletchingdon - Harvest Celebrationfollowed by Bring and Share lunch at 12:00📌11:00: Chesterton - Morning Worship📌11:00: Weston on the Green - Morning Worship📌17:00: Kirtlington - Harvest Celebrationpreceded by Bring and Share tea at 16:00A💻*: No Virtual Morning Service this weekend---Please check out the website for more information about our services and events:www.akemanbenefice.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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Seven Parishes

Formed in 1996, the benefice consists of seven villages situated between Oxford and Bicester. Though each village parish has its own historic church, we work together to try to widen the opportunities for people in our communities to hear the message of Jesus Christ. You are assured of a warm welcome at any of our services.



Hampton Gay


Middleton Stoney


Weston on the Green

What’s On

Every month a range of activities is held across the benefice. As well as monthly activities there are also one-off events that may be of interest to you and your family.




We are delighted that you are thinking about having your child, or yourself, baptised (you can also say christened). The Akeman Benefice welcomes all who wish to be baptised into the Church of England, regardless of age. There is no fee, although a collection is taken at the end of the service.

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Marrying in church is personal, meaningful and spiritual, just as you want it to be. Churches are special and unique places to get married in – the prayers, promises, and the whole service of celebration become part of your marriage, on the day itself and beyond.

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The Akeman Benefice is here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. A Church of England funeral is available to everyone in the parish, giving support before, during, and after the service, for as long as it is needed.

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