Benefice of Woodstock and Bladon

The Benefice of Woodstock and Bladon

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COVID 19 - The Coronavirus

We are delighted to be OPEN again for public worship this Sunday

(A risk assessment for opening the church buildings was carried out between 22nd May and 1st July, 2020, in accordance with Church of England and Diocesan Guidance, and will continue to be reviewed as required.)



8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) Woodstock

9.30am Sung Eucharist (cantor led) (CW) Bladon

11.00am Sung Eucharist (cantor led) (CW) Woodstock

8.00pm Compline Woodstock

In order to maintain social distancing numbers must be limited and it will be necessary to book for the WOODSTOCK 11.00am SERVICE via Eventbrite, or by emailing to confirm your place, which will be on a first come first served basis. Spaces are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment. Please book by 5.00pm on Saturday.

The 11.00am service will also be broadcast live through our Facebook page.
Scroll down to ‘online worship’ for details on how to view this.

It is a legal requirement for a face covering (mask) to be worn in the church building. All those entering the church must wear face masks unless there are medical reasons not to do so. For Church of England guidelines on face coverings click here.

Please also remember that a face covering is to protect others, and is not a substitute for handwashing and social distancing.

Both churches will remain open daily for private prayer and opening hours are as follows:

ST MARTIN’s, BLADON - open each day from 9.00am to 5.00pm
ST MARY MAGDALENE’s, WOODSTOCK - open each day from 9.00am to 5.00pm

your weekly offering during these times of restriction at woodstock or bladon

for Woodstock, you can also make an online donation at any time via Give a Little

To donate to the ‘Community at Christmas’ initiative click here

(This is the local collaboration between our Benefice, Blenheim, HelpHub and local businesses to provide a bit of Christmas cheer in the coming season).

St Mary Magdalene’s Woodstock (left) and St Martin’s Bladon (right).  Our churches open daily for private prayer only  in compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

St Mary Magdalene’s Woodstock (left) and St Martin’s Bladon (right).

Our churches open daily for private prayer only
in compliance with COVID-19 regulations.



6th december

second sunday of advent

11.00am - SUNG EUCHARIST live from St Mary Magdalene’s in Woodstock
livestreamed using our Facebook page - ALL WELCOME!
The Notice Sheet for the week can be found
HERE (to be updated at the end of the week)
First download the order of service
HERE (to be updated at the end of the week)
Then, from 10.50am onwards,
CLICK HERE which will take you to our Facebook page.
Just scroll down until you see the live video link (NB only from 10.50am onwards).
The video will be posted here later.

CATCH UP by clicking on the service below for RECENT LIVESTREAMED SERVICES
ADVENT 1 29th NOVember 2020
MARY, MOTHER OF JESUS 16th August 2020
CHRIST THE KING 22nd november 2020

past orders of service to accompany past livestreamed services can be found here
ADVENT 1 29th November 2020

A virtual community of prayer

morning prayer will be said each morning at 9.00am and led by a different member of the prayer group. You can join in live through zoom. Just click here. once into the site, you will need the meeting id which is 682 766 541 and the password which is 786117.

to download AN order of service to use at home by yourself, click here.

if you would rather pray alone, click here for a link to a pdf of a shortened version of morning and evening prayer ideal for this period.


our pastoral care team

We have a dedicated group making up the Pastoral Care team including the Rector, one of the Licensed Lay Ministers and lay members of the parishes who regularly update their Safeguarding training and who are DBS checked. At present, the Pastoral Care Team is unable to make routine personal visits but we can offer practical help for anyone who is vulnerable or in need of shopping or medicines being brought to them.

PLEASE PHONE THE RECTOR if you need help or would like some support or simply want a chat or email him by clicking HERE.

Otherwise, why not fill in THIS FORM and email it to the CHURCH OFFICE who will distribute it to the appropriate person.

For anything else at all, please contact the Rector:
Revd Jeremy Auld
Tel: (01993) 810749
and we shall help if we possibly can.

As your parish churches,


Latest updates from the diocesan website

Community Advice and Information here

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

We believe and trust in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Find out more of what we believe .

We believe and trust in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Find out more of what we believe.

A warm welcome to our benefice

We are a benefice of two churches in the Diocese of Oxford. 
Our churches are places of beauty & holiness at the heart of our communities.

God has been worshipped in these parishes for a thousand years, and we’d love you to come and share our life. Each church has its own page explaining service times and regular events which can be explored above, and you can read latest updates on the blog.

Read this week's online news sheet

With the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle,
this week we pray for:

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