Welcome to our Churches
Whether you are planning to visit one of our villages or already live in the area, you are very welcome in all of our churches: come for a service, or just enjoy a look round.
The Astons Church of England Parish, Aston Tirrold with Aston Upthorpe is part of the Churn Benefice. Our Rector is Jason St John Nicole who is based at The Churn Benefice office in Blewbury. The link to this site gives contact details for the Rector and the Benefice Office.
The first Sunday of the month the 9am Parish Eucharist will be held at All Saints’ Church, Aston Upthorpe. All other services, including the Family Service, held on the last Sunday of the month, will be held at St Michaels.
Evensong will be held at All Saints’ on special occasions, no longer on a fixed Sunday.
To celebrate this change, on Sunday 16th July, we are inviting everyone to “Evensong for a summer evening” at 6pm in All Saints’ which will be followed by drinks in the garden.
The times of services for the next week are displayed on notice boards outside the churches. See Services within the Churn Benefice for the next week for all services within the Churn Benefice.
The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
The PCC meets about four times a year. It consists of elected members from the two villages*. Their remit is to keep the fabric of our churches going and give support to the Rector for Church Services. Our work to maintain the fabric of the Churches is aided by the generous donations from villagers for which we are very thankful, as we receive no financial assistance otherwise. The PCC is concerned with the Church of England Churches, St Michael's and All Saints' and the Astons Burial Ground in the Croft. Liaison is maintained with the United Reformed Church and combined services are held from time to time.
Members of the PCC organise rosters of volunteers to read the lessons and act as sidesmen; to clean the Churches; to arrange flowers in the Churches; to mow the grass and to provide refreshments after services. Any volunteers to share these activities are always welcomed! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking for donations to assist in the upkeep of our beautiful churches and these will be gratefully received.
*The PCC members are the two Churchwardens, Christopher Hawker and Tim Lake, Biddy Hawker(secretary to the PCC), George Curtis, Joanna Hart, Claire Picken, Emma Oakley, Vivien Biggs, Ian Wishart and Amanda le Conte. The treasurer is Ray Horne, a non-voting member.