St Leonard's Sunningwell

Serving the community of Sunningwell, Bayworth and Boars Hill


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Dates for your diary

3 March                  6.00 pm         Youth group at Radley

5 March                                           Pancakes at Kennington

6 March                  9.15 am           Little Lambs –  preschool children in Kennington

6 March                  6.00 pm          Ash Wednesday service at Kennington

9 March                                            Sunningwell PCC away morning

10 March                6.00pm            Compline at Kennington

10 March                6.00 pm           ‘Refresh’ at Radley

17 March                                           Sunningwell APCM

17 March                6.00 pm           Youth groups at Radley

20 March               9.15am             Little Lambs’  pre school children in Kennington

24 March                6.00pm           Compline at Kennington

31 March                6.00pm            Youth group at Radley

31 March                6.00pm             Songs of Praise at Kennington

Midweek Compline during Lent from 10 March at 9.30pm in Radley


Electoral Roll

March 3rd last date for applications for Electoral Roll. Please would all on the Electoral Roll try to attend. You will not find yourself  standing for the PCC vacancies  unless you tell us before the 10th March that you would like to be nominated, but you are all entitled to vote.

Papers will be sent electronically so please make sure Cynthia has you e-mail address or let her know if you require paper copies.


Sunningwell PCC Away morning

Saturday March 9th 10am -12.30pm venue to be confirmed.

Charles Chadwick, Diocesan Parish Development Advisor will be leading the PCC and anyone who would like to be with us in beginning a conversation about what is next for our life as a parish church community. This is genuinely open to everyone and we would really value everyone’s input. More details from Rob.


Benefice Lent Course

This will be every Sunday evening during Lent from March 10th  7pm at Radley Vicarage.There will be a film and a discussion during the following week. More  information from Rob.



At Refresh, we have begun a series on The Lord’s Prayer and this year, Bishop Steven has written 40 days of reflections on the Lord’s Prayer especially for the 40 days of Easter Season, before we mark the Ascension and Pentecost. There is a brief reflection for each day, offering an insightful and prayerful guide to the prayer Jesus taught us. Each booklet is priced £2.75. Please could you email Jeanette, our Parish Administrator ( by Monday 8th April if you would like a copy.


Oberammergau  Passion Play 2020

Every ten years the people of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau fulfil their oath to God and perform a Passion Play. It dates back to 1633 when the village was spared  from the plague and as a token of thanksgiving the oath was made. Seeing the play and experiencing the village is an unforgettable experience. Pam will be leading a group to the Tyrol and the Passion Play from 30th June – 7th July and has extended an invitation to the Benefice for us to join them. For more information or a booking form don’t hesitate to get in touch with her – soon! Pam McKellen 0776 254833

Privacy Policy

New regulations come in to force on 25th May and the PCC have adopted and approved our Privacy Policy. A copy will be available at the back of the church and on the church website.

If you have any questions s about this please speak to the Churchwardens, Karen, Cynthia or Ann.


Tales from God’s Acre 

Cover photo copyright ‘Sunningwell, Oxfordshire, by John Piper, is reproduced by kind permission of the Piper Estate’

Tales of God’s Acre were a popular series of articles published in our monthly newsletter and on this website. It is now available in a printed edition, to obtain a copy, contact Bob or find them in the back of church.

Children and Family Work 

Latest information about children, youth and family work in the churches of Sunningwell, Radley and Kennington.

Activities for children and families


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