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

Wantage Downs Benefice is currently in an Interregnum, which means until a new incumbent is appointed there is no Rector. The selection process can take a while, so you are asked to please pray for the four parishes - Ardington, East Hendred, Lockinge and West Hendred - and trust those who have the task of choosing a new Rector will do so with prayer and judgement.

Whilst we are in an Intereggnum church business is being carried out as normal, and any service you may require can most certainly still take place. If you wish to ask about getting married in one of the churches in our benefice, please contact Jason St John Nicholle , our Area Dean (01235 850267 office@churnchurches.co.uk) who will make all the arrangements for you.

In the mean time we welcome you 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.

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

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.

Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Benefice Holy Communion @ All Saints, Lockinge
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) @ Holy Trinity Church, Ardington
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity, West Hendred
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Holy Communion @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Holy Communion @ St Augustine's Church, East Hendred

Our main Christmas Day sung Communion service with sermon and traditional carols. Please come and celebrate with us!

Evensong (BCP) @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Licensing Service @ All Saints, Lockinge
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Morning Prayer @ Holy Trinity Church, West Hendred
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Benefice Holy Communion @ St Augustine, East Hendred
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Holy Communion (BCP) @ All Saints' Church, Lockinge
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Latest News / Events

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

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The Revd. Jason St. John Nicolle, (Area Dean) The Churn Benefice Office - Tel: 01235 850 267  

email: office@churnchurches.co.uk

The Area Dean is The Revd. Jason St. John Nicolle, and supported by Church Wardens in each parish:

St Augustines East Hendred:
Mrs Suzanne Fairlie sanfairlie@hotmail.com
Julie Pearce jpxpol@hotmail.com
(Deputy) Vicki Farrar-Hockley vickifh@hotmail.co.uk

Holy Trinity West Hendred:
Mr Hugh Rees hugh@citidata.co.uk
Christine Tanner christine.tanner@westhendred.net
(Deputy) Patsy Jenkins pfjenkins100@hotmail.com

Holy Trinity Ardington:
Mr Nigel Baring nigel.baring@ardingtonhouse.com
Mrs Susanna Proudfoot susannaproudfoot@gmail.com

All Saints Lockinge:
Mr Thomas Loyd tloyd@lockinge-estate.co.uk
James Hart deliciousofwantage@hotmail.com