Sadly, all church buildings have now been closed and locked. But although the buildings are shut the church is still alive and well - praying,worshipping and serving.
Although we cannot worship collectively we can still pray and offer pastoral support and prayer to one another over the phone and online.
The Ministry Team continue to say the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer on your behalf - and we hope you are able to use the worship at home resources - if you would like this emailed to you please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Click here or on Home Worship above. It is heartening to know others in the parish will be saying these prayers with you.
Most importantly, if you need prayer and / or practical support please do not hesitate to contact us:
The Reverend Helen Kendrick
Area Dean of Abingdon and Rector of the DAMASCUS Parish (Drayton, Appleford, Milton, Sutton Courtenay and Steventon)
3 Tullis Close
The Rev'd Phil Sutton (07507378737) email@example.com
The Rev'd Meg Heywood (01235 537100) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nurturing faith, bringing hope and sharing love
OUR VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is to be a living Christian presence at the heart of our communities nurturing faith, bringing hope and sharing love.
Our five mission priorities are:
Reaching out to our existing communities and the huge influx of new residents.
Building a new community of faith within the Milton Heights development.
Re-invigorating our existing traditional churches to support mission and outreach.
Enabling outreach within our Schools to flourish and grow.
Developing a spirit of generosity and giving, where all the churches support mission where it is most needed.
The Parish is situated between Abingdon and Didcot with boundaries abutting both towns. There are considerable numbers of professional people in the area, with Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, Harwell, Culham, Didcot Power Station and Milton Park Enterprise Zone all in the locality. The easy access to Didcot Parkway Station means that an increasing number of villagers commute to London, Oxford, Reading, Swindon and beyond.
The five churches are broadly middle-of-the-road, but each village retains its individual identity and church tradition. All our churches are kept open during daylight hours.