The Church of St John the Evangelist, Carterton
We are part of the Benefice of Brize Norton and Carterton, you can find a link to our sister church here
Our vision is to be a growing vibrant church, rooted in Christ, that reaches out and serves the whole community.
After discussions at Deanery level and in view of the current surge in virus cases and Oxfordshire’s move into Tier 4 restrictions, we have reluctantly decided to suspend services and/or private prayer in our two Churches from Boxing Day until further notice. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services can go ahead as planned but after that we will be back to broadcasting live from Church (if possible) and/or purely recorded services.
With Rev Drew’s hospital admission for surgery scheduled for Tuesday 5th January, Rev Ian and the rest of the Ministry Team will continue to keep things under review and services will resume when it is safe to do so.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in these trying times.
For the time being we will continue with our Virtual Church, broadcasting live on Facebook. We will be posting YouTube videos, messages and sermons on this website (Click here). The Church of England also publishes daily morning and evening prayers – see the link on the right column, and there is a free telephone line where you can listen to prayers, hymns, talks and a weekly service, click here for more information. Please stay in touch and let us know if we can help in any way.
God bless, Drew, on behalf of the clergy team
Meanwhile, Age UK Oxfordshire have launched a new service for older people. Anyone who is worried and needs advice or assistance can call 01865 411288. They will be asked to leave a message and phone number and then Age UK will call back as soon as possible. If you are struggling financially as a result of the current crisis please don’t hesitate to submit the form (click on this link) and someone will be in touch with you. You can also ring the helpline number which is 01993 402119
Please do take some time to browse the pages of this website and find out more about our lovely church as well as all we do as a Christian community – our fellowship and work to spread the love of God to all. General information about service schedules; Christian study; contact details etc. can be found by clicking on the menus above. Look out for challenging articles in our Study section. Find photos of what’s going on in our Gallery. We hope you enjoy browsing around the site and we would love to welcome you at one of our services (please see our statement on being inclusive here); do come and introduce yourself.
A wide range of activities take place but, in the end we, like Jesus, are about people and relationships. We seek to be the best human beings that we can be and believe that this is best achieved by being disciples of Jesus Christ. We are not perfect but we are always learning. Please remember us in your prayers, as we pray for all who visit us and our website. God Bless you.