Welcome to the parishes of East Hendred, West Hendred, Ardington and Lockinge

Welcome to the Christian community here in East and West Hendred, Ardington and Lockinge!

We believe that the Gospel is for everyone and we look forward to welcoming you in person in our ancient, peaceful and beautiful churches, all of which have stood witnessing to the Christian faith here, at the foot of the Berkshire Downs, for over seven hundred years.

To be part of that is to glimpse ourselves within "that multitude which no man can number whose hope was in the Word made flesh" and to know that we travel through life, never alone; always with God's presence and his love; always with the companionship and friendship of our fellow travellers.

Come and join us! We'd love to see you. In the meantime, we hope that these pages may be helpful to you and give you a taste of what the Christian community here is about.

The Revd Elizabeth Birch

Services & Parish Events

Welcome to our services and events calendar. Here you will find details as to when our range of services and events are. To use please click on ‘ Categories’ and select the church you would like to attend to see when the services are.

Nov
26
Sun
Holy Communion @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Morning Prayer @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Family service @ Holy Trinity Church: Ardington

Advent Sunday

Dec
3
Sun
Holy Communion (BCP) @ Holy Trinity Church, Ardington
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Holy Communion @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Christingle service @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Christingle service @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred

Advent Sunday

Our annual, atmospheric and family-friendly Christingle service marks the beginning of Advent and looking forward to Christmas. The service lasts a little over half an hour and includes the distribution of the traditional Christingle oranges with candles which we light during the service. A collection is held in aid of the Children’s Society. It is a lovely way to mark the start of the Christmas season and enjoyable for all ages – do come along and join us!

Dec
10
Sun
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Benefice Communion @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Dec
15
Fri
Traditional Carol Service @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Traditional Carol Service @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred

A traditional carol service of Bible readings and carols. Do come along and join us to begin our Christmas celebrations and join us for a glass of something seasonal and a mince pie afterwards. Everyone is welcome!

Latest News / Events

We are busy planning our next event. come back soon to find out what and where it is.

Every year, Holy Week represents an opportunity to remember and relive the events of Passiontide in a dramatic way. The narrative is both familiar and disturbing. The Gospel accounts of the week before Jesus’ death do not make easy reading and much of it is not for the faint-hearted. But this is the core of our faith. Without […]

Contact:

The Revd Elizabeth Birch, The Rectory, Church Street, East Hendred, OX12 8LA Tel: 01235 833 235

The Rector of the benefice is The Revd Elizabeth Birch supported by Church Wardens in each parish:  
St Augustines East Hendred: Mrs Suzanne Fairlie   Holy Trinity West Hendred: Mr Hugh Rees Holy Trinity Ardington: Mr Nigel Baring Mrs Susanna Proudfoot All Saints Lockinge: Mr Thomas Loyd