Christmas Carols Sun 18 December

We would love you to join us for
Family Carol and Christingle Service

Carols and readings
Children’s activities by Coffee and Kids
Mulled wine and mince pies from 3.00pm and after the service
All are welcome
Sunday 18 December 2016 at 3.30-4.30pm
St Birinus School, Mereland Road, Didcot OX11 8AZ

For more information contact Nick White on or 07747 841956

Alpha Course - Thursday Lunchtimes 12.30-2pm

Alpha is starting on Thursday 17 Nov 12.30 - 2pm at Didcot Methodist Church

Alpha is open to all and is an opportunity to explore and talk about the Christian faith by watching a short talk from Alpha TV and then having a discussion in a relaxed group setting with lunch provided. Course details are:

17 Nov - Didcot Methodist Church 12.30-2pm

24 Nov - 32 Ridgeway Road, OX11 8HQ 12.30 - 2pm (due to street fair at the Methodist Church)

1 Dec - Didcot Methodist Church 12.30-2pm

8 Dec - Didcot Methodist Church 12.30 - 2pm

15 Dec - Didcot Methodist Church 12.30-2pm 

The group will then take a short break and return in the new year. For more info please email 

Dedication and Church Lunch afterwards Sun Nov 27

The Butlers and the Wrens are looking forward to Church on the morning of Sunday 27th November and hope you can all join us as we will be dedicating Joseph, Esther, Percival and Sidney to our Lord. We would like the church to stand with us and support us in bringing them up. We believe that God speaks today and would encourage you to seek prophetic words for our children, please write these down whether or not you get to share them verbally, as this will help us to remember.

There will be lunch provided after the meeting at the school, to which all are invited and welcome to stay for. If you could let us know if you will be able to join us, that would be helpful for catering purposes. or

Confidence in the Gospel - The Turning Report

In September our church was part of the week of outreach across our South Region of Churches, to declare to the people of our town’s that God loves them and has a plan for their life and to share the gospel with them.

In Didcot, we prayed with 60 or more people and around 35-40 (slightly vague due to follow up forms not being filled in correctly!) people responded to hearing the gospel and asked Jesus into their lives. Since then we have followed up 32 people and met with three, who have all asked to be seen again or shown an interest in coming to church.

To read the full report click here

Refresh Christmas Craft Evening

Christmas craft evening - Friday 25th November 7.30 pm at No Two Things

Come and bring your friends for an evening of creativity and festivity! Join us on Friday 25th November at "No Two Things" on the Broadway in Didcot, for 7.30pm. There will be a variety of Christmas craft activities to choose from, ranging from £5-10. 

More information will be found on the REFRESH Facebook page shortly, regarding the Christmas crafts available and the cost. There will be a nominal charge of £2 each, for seasonal beverages and nibbles. 

Numbers are limited, so please book your places sooner rather then later, to avoid disappointment. Contact Rachel Sheard on 

CAP - Missional Community

Want to help with CAP? Find out more at our next CAP Missional Community meeting this Wednesday 2nd November at 7:45pm

The CAP MC is meeting at Rob and Ruth Bennie’s, 14 Edwin Road, Didcot, OX11 6LE. All are welcome to come along, get a feel for how we can be a community together help people in debt.

We're planning to eat together, so if you’re coming can you let Nick know on

Mens Day - Sat 12 Nov - Speaker and Men's activities


Living Heaven Now

Heaven is our destiny. Yet, heaven is breaking out now. It is our destiny to see heaven break out here, on earth, at home, at work, at the sports club and even at the dentists day by day. And it is in us and through us that this happens.

Our speaker: Tom Bedford

Tom is currently planting a church in Fresno, California, having led a church in the middle of America for a number of years. He is part of Coast to Coast a US church network which is part of Salt and Light. He is received in the UK and Scandinavia by a number of churches. He is a church builder who carries a strong prophetic gift. We are very excited to welcome Tom to our region, and are trusting that God will speak to each of us through him.

The day

  • Arrive for Breakfast (by 9 am please)
  • Morning sessions
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon activities - walk, board games, making a fire, prayer space
  • Afternoon session, including ‘how do I live this out on Monday?’
  • Supper (be sure to book your food!)

Evening meeting

Snells Hall, East Hendred

The day only costs £20 

Coffee and Kids - Light Party Sun 30 Oct

You are all children of the light and children of the day

1 Thess 5:5 (NIV)

We are excited to invite you along to our LIGHT PARTY on Sunday 30th October 14.45-16.30 at St Birinus School Hall. Please join us for games, crafts, food and fun. Dressing up is optional, however dress should be bright and sparkly. 

Activities aim to cover children age 0-12 yrs. We have our invite up on C&K Facebook page and paper invites available this Sunday. This is an event we would LOVE for you to be able to invite friends along to. If you can RSVP on this or email as it would be really helpful for us to know how many to cater for. 

Halloween & Christians

Halloween has become a major issue in the Church and in society, with a huge range of views. Many Christians and churches have a feeling that there is something inherently wrong about the celebration, but are unsure why it is not healthy, wholesome or positive. Christians do not want to be seen as boring killjoys, but we do want to be clear about what we see as dangerous or unwholesome. Here are some reasons why Christians think Halloween should be ‘reclaimed’.

See the rest of this article here

Live Nativity - Auditions Sunday 16th Oct

The team have been working hard on our winter Outreach event – the Live Nativity in the Orchard Centre.

Therefore we are seeking budding actors and actresses to come along and audition for parts in the play at our meeting after church on Sunday 16th Oct. Please bring a pack lunch with you on the day.

The actual Nativity will be taking place on Sat 17th Dec at 3.45-4.30pm.

Refresh - Brew and Brunch in Blew

Enjoying the sunshine? Fancy being out in the fresh air? Free on Saturday 15 th October? Then come and meet up for a social morning over brunch at savages garden centre in Blewbury at 10.30am. Don't forget to invite your friends. I'm bringing a friend and we're cycling there but if that's not you don't worry. You can either hang out and chat over bacon and eggs or we are thinking about offering a walk afterwards for those interested. I will need to book brunches a few days in advance so if you'd like to join us for food please let me know by Tuesday 11 th October. Look forward to seeing you and your friends. RSVP Susie


Kids Camp

Dear Kids Campers

Was it only one nights and two days? I feel as if we packed in so much. We loved doing all the crazy activities with you whether it was water balloon catapult, creating ice-cream palaces, tie-dying, marshmallow camp fire or finding the keys to the treasure chest. We also found it really special to have times to contemplate God in the prayer space and to worship Him in singing. But best of all we learnt about The King, about The King’s Helper and how to become The King’s friends.

Thank you for coming and I’ve added some photos for you to show your mums and dads.

Love Richard, Tessa, Annetta, Ruth, Nick, Toni and Kevin

PS. The Guardsmen send regards(!)

Kids Camp

Dear Parents,

Thank you for sending your children on Kids Camp. We were richly blessed to have them and we had such a fantastic adventure with them. It is such a special place up there on the hill overlooking Oxfordshire. From the moment we opened the camp with an official march complete with vuvuzelas to the final prayer as we thanked God for super weekend, He was present and I hope your children grow and are strengthened in their faith. I loved seeing them run wild and free in the woods, creating games and dens and I also love seeing them in little groups on Sunday morning having their quiet times and sharing powerful insights with their leaders. God speaks to children and they listen often more quickly and clearly than us.

We said thank you at the Queen’s Tea Celebration but I want to reiterate how privileged we were to have Annetta, Ruth, Nick, Toni and Kevin to love and serve the children. They worked their socks off and we certainly had a formidable team.

May the rest of your summer be good.
With love

Richard and Tessa