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Harvest Festival

By the time you read this we will be well into – or possibly even past – the Harvest Festival season. I like Harvest Festivals. Yes, they’re a time to give thanks to God that the crops have been gathered

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Vacancy for Team Rector – Hermitage Team

The Hermitage Team is a benefice of seven varied rural parishes, which: vary in nature from dormitory to agricultural to 21st century suburban are outward facing in mission and engaged in Partnership for Missional Church are working towards a greater sense

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  Letter from a Licensed Lay Minister – All Things New

A year ago, the Rt Revd, Steven Croft began his ministry as the new Bishop of Oxford.   Since his inauguration in September 2016 in Christchurch cathedral, he has travelled across Oxford Diocese in a series of Deanery Days to

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Letter from the Clergy – July 2017

‘You fathers – if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you rebellious people know how

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Letter from the Rector – February 2017

Dear Friends As many of you know this will be a year of change for me and for the Hermitage Team as I shall be retiring as Team Rector at the end of April; clergy are required to retire at

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Letter from The Rector – September 2016

Dear Friends   This September marks the beginning of the ministry of the Rt. Revd. Steven Croft as Bishop of Oxford, and a new era for the diocese after a two year period in which Bishop Colin Fletcher has done

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Letter from the Rector – June 2016

Dear Friends In recent days I have had two very different but linked conversations; one with someone who has just completed an eight day silent retreat based on the Ignatian exercises,  and the other with someone who was expressing a

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Harvest Lunch 2015

Harvest Lunch will be in the new Hermitage Village Hall on Sunday the 4th of October: 12:00 – 2:00 pm Tickets are still available for a delightful meal at the bargain price of £8 per adult and £4 per child

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Letter from the Rector – September 2015

Dear Friends, Another summer is coming to an end and another autumn about to begin. Life is abundant with seasons, patterns and rhythms – not just the rhythm of winter spring, summer and autumn; seasons that herald and support the

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Letter from the Rector – July 2015

Revd Rita Ball has invited Revd Dr Simon Thorn to write the letter for this edition ESCAPE THE CROWD AND FIND THE PEACE Oh no! not another bag to trip over, another heel trodden on. It seems there’s no escape.

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