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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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.

 

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Join us for worship this Sunday, 14th August!0930 Morning Worship at Kirtlington1100 Holy Communion at Chesterton1100 Matins at Hampton Gay1100 Morning Worship at Weston on the Green1800 Evensong at Middleton Stoney"I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches."Psalm 119:14Please see the website for more information about our services and events:www.akemanbenefice.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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Come and join us this Sunday, 7th August!0800 Holy Communion at Chesterton0930 Holy Communion at Bletchingdon0930 Morning Worship at Middleton Stoney0930 Morning Worship at Wendlebury1100 Holy Communion at Kirtlington1800 Evensong at Weston-on-the-Green“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’Jeremiah 33:2-3Please see 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.

Bletchingdon

Chesterton

Hampton Gay

Kirtlington

Middleton Stoney

Wendlebury

Weston on the Green

Baptisms

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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Weddings

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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Funerals

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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