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.
Church of England Church Services are normally:
- Parish Eucharist at 9am every Sunday in St Michael's Aston Tirrold, except on the last Sunday of the month when there is a Family Service in St Michael's Aston Tirrold.
- Evensong is held at All Saints, Aston Upthorpe at 6pm on the second Sunday of the month. Timings may differ for Church Festivals.
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.