"The Land of the Twelve Churches"

PARISH PUMP

The magazine for The Land of The Twelve Churches across our fifteen villages of Alvescot, Black Bourton, Bradwell Village, Broadwell, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Grafton, Holwell, Kelmscott, Kencot, Langford, Little Faringdon, Radcot, Shilton, and Westwell...

All in the West Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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So many readers have asked 'where has the Church gone?' that it seems sensible to write something here on the website rather than take up space in the magazine. You will find it at the foot of the 'About' page from the menu above, or HERE

Please explore the PARISH PUMP website using the regular menu at the top... Not only can you read the latest issue of the magazine, but there is also lots of latest (and older!) News and Views to explore. And, in addition, here below are some 'specials'...

The sermon given by Colin Fletcher, the Bishop of Dorchester, at the service on Wednesday 6th October 2004 when Harry MacInnes was inducted as Rector of the Shill Valley & Broadshire Benefice. The sermon is published here in commemoration of the Bishop's retirement during October 2020. (First published in Parish Pump November 2004)   HERE

When worlds collide: watch the foxes, and badgers, and hares cavorting in Chris Hank's garden

HERE

Day 47 No 001 Life in lockdown

Lockdown Lens: nearly 400 photographs in and around our Land of The Twelve Churches from Giles Edwards

HERE

Online Services in The Land of The Twelve Churches

Harry & Margot in Lockdown: online content tends to disappear very quickly, so here gathered together for second viewing, or for those who missed them first time round, are all the YouTube films made by Harry and Margot from mid March onwards

HERE

St Peter's Church Filkins reopens in the Land of the Twelve Churches

Filkins and Broughton Poggs churches are open every day.

How did they do it? Visitor information and guidelines

HERE

Is God Real? In the Land of the Twelve Churches

Is God Real? If so, how real? If not, so what?

A debate from recent issues of PARISH PUMP

HERE

Cecil Rhodes at Oriel Collage in the Land of the Twelve Churches

Must Rhodes Fall? Should Rhodes Fall?

Our very own Donal Lowry takes a cogent view

HERE