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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🥐☕️This Sunday is the second of our series of Breakfast church gatherings in Bletchingdon - all are welcome! 🥐☕️And don't forget the Autumn Quiz night tomorrow at 7pm! We look forward to seeing you then.All our Sunday services are detailed below…---Sunday 17th October: 📌 09.30 Breakfast Church in Bletchingdon📌 09.30 Holy Communion in Middleton Stoney 📌 11.00 Morning Worship with Baptism in Chesterton 📌 11.00 Holy Communion in Weston on the Green📌 18.00 Evensong in Kirtlington📌 18.00 Compline in Wendlebury 💻*: 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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This Sunday is the very first of our series of Breakfast church gatherings - we also have two more Harvest celebrations in Chesterton and Hampton Gay - all are welcome! After the service in Chesterton we will be having a bring and share lunch in the school hall so do bring a dish or two (enough for your family plus a little for guests) and your own plates and cutlery! 🍴 🥣 All our Sunday services are detailed below…---Sunday 3rd October: 📌 08.00 Holy Communion in Chesterton 📌 09.30 Holy Communion in Bletchingdon 📌 09.30 Breakfast Church in Middleton Stoney 📌 09.30 Morning Worship in Wendlebury 📌 11.00 Harvest Thanksgiving in Chesterton**followed by a bring & share lunch in the school hall 📌 11.00 Harvest Thanksgiving in Hampton Gay 📌 11.00 Holy Communion in Kirtlington📌 18.00 Evensong in Weston on the Green 💻*: 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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