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Welcome to Oaksey - All Saints Church
Oaksey has a population of 500 and circa. 120 properties. Our wide and varied community ranges from retired, commuters, long standing families, self employed, young families with an underlying agricultural theme to the area. The village has a community run village shop with a Post Office, a village pub and a 9 nine hole Golf course. Community services include a Village Hall, Sports Pavilion and Youth Club. There are four thriving football teams and a very successful cricket team.
The Church of England village School has 76 children on its roll, of which a third live in the Parish. It regularly receives excellent OFSTED reports and has a strong PTA. Local voluntary organisations include the W.I., History Society, Art Group, Mother & Toddler Group, monthly Lunch Club, Bible Group & Mothers’ Union. The Parish Council has set up PHEW (Participation, Health, Exercise & Well being) to promote physical activity in the community for all ages. Our village is renowned locally for its strong sense of community.
Our Church and People
Our Church of All Saints
15th Century wall painting of St. Christopher
The Churchwarden can be approached on any matters to do with the Church or Churchyard, as can any member of the Parochial Church Council which meets quarterly in January, April, July & October. The Priest in charge of All Saints is also responsible for the parish Churches in Ashley, Crudwell, Hankerton, Charlton and Minety. Collectively, the six Churches are known as the Braydon Brook Group of Churches.
Church service times can be found on the Noticeboard in front of the Church and in the Oaksey Parish News. Newcomers can be sure of a warm welcome.
On the 1st Sunday of each month, there is a Matins service at 11am taken by Martin Green.
There is a Family Service in Oaksey on the 3rd Sunday of each month, which is a short service specially designed for young children and their parents. This is preceded, half an hour earlier, by Sunday School.
On the 4th Sunday of each month, there is a Holy Communion service at 11am taken by the Priest in charge (Phil Daniels) or the Curate (Sarah Wyman).
Other special services are held throughout the Church calendar year, including Easter Sunday, Harvest Festival and Christmas services including the Carols by Candlelight service, Christingle service, Nativity service and Holy Communion service on Christmas day.
Nativity service Christmas 2014, complete with small, friendly Pony!
Other activities connected with the Church are the choir, bell-ringing and flower arranging groups.
A rota is maintained for Church cleaning and maintenance of the churchyard. If anyone is interested in these activities please contact the Churchwarden.
Unfortunately, owing to break ins over the years, the Church is generally kept locked, but arrangements can be made with the Churchwarden for anyone who would like to have a look around our beautiful Grade 1 listed Church. Also, during the summer months from April to October, the Church is open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.