Welcome to the Anglican Churches of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke. These three churches together form a United Benefice and they are located on the border between Oxfordshire and Berkshire in the South of England, UK.
We are all in shock as to what is happening in the world. It is good to come to the one who knows us, knows all we face, and loves us and has hope in us eternally. Nothing can separate us from God's love. He has shown us this in Jesus. Whilst our church buildings are closed we need to keep together and turning to him. To this end various resources will appear on this site.
Short video messages from our vicar, Rev'd Ben Phillips
- for Pentecost, 31st May 2020
- for 1st Sunday after The Acension, 24th May 2020
- for 5th Sunday after Easter, 17th May 2020
More resources are to be found in the Weekly Newsletter
The Oxford Diocese is streaming a service every Sunday at 10am, do watch and join in
There are lots of reflections to read on the Christ Church Cathedral website which you can find here. This includes an ongoing series on the psalms, with a reflection each day. The number seems to be the number in the series, not the number of the psalm!
The Church of England website has many resources and support advice
Please also note that all church services and the meetings of church groups are currently suspended. Other planned events have either been cancelled or postponed.
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|St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Goring||St Andrew's Church in South Stoke||St Mary's Church in Streatley|
In more normal times...
...you are warmly welcome to come to church at any stage of Christian understanding, whether you are a firm believer or simply interested in finding out more. You may have moved into the area recently. You may be a visitor passing by. Maybe you have been through a difficult time and feel in need of some spiritual support, or perhaps you have lived nearby for a long while but the time hasn't seemed right till now. Whatever the reason, just come to one of the services. Christianity is about developing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in community with other people.
Walking through the doors of a new church takes courage but be assured that you will be well received. Everyone of all nationalities, interests, ages and backgrounds is welcome. We pray that your encounter with one of these churches will develop your faith and meet your needs at a deep level. Spend some time in these beautiful places of Christian worship. Many people feel a sense of inner peace and joy in church, that may escape us in our usual world.
Attending church regularly may help you discover a new purpose in life, a new direction. If you live in the local area, do consider joining a small home group to explore your faith further. Other Christians can guide and support you in your journey of faith.
However much we may stumble and fall in life, know always that God's eternal love, mercy and compassion are available to each one of us, as we turn to follow our Lord, Jesus Christ.