St Helen's Church, Dry Sandford

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Welcome! Our Sunday service starts at 11.15am in the Dry Sandford Primary School. Do come and join us.

Updates on our Church Building
Due to recent structural issues, we've made the difficult decision to lock the Church building. The St. Helen's Parochial Church Council (PCC) is working hand in hand with the Diocese, architects and structural engineers on finding a sustainable solution. For details on the issues, please read our page on the Building Status.

Service Schedule (February ) As the Church building is locked, we have been holding our Sunday Services at the Dry Sandford Primary School Hall (108 Lashford Lane, Dry Sandford, OX13 6EB).
• Sun, 2nd Feb (11.15am) – Morning Service led by John Walker
• Sun, 9th Feb (11.15am) – Morning Service led by the Rev. Stephen Coe
• Sun, 16th Feb (11.15am) – Family Service led by the Rev. Tony Rogerson
• Sun, 23rd Feb (11.15am) – Morning Service with communion led by Jack Jarvis, LLM

FANTASTIC Jumble Sale (Cumnor Village Hall) – Sat., 25th January 2020
RESULTS in! The organisers of the charity jumble sale at the Cumnor Village Hall recently raised over £1,300 from the sale on 25th January. They have generously earmarked the proceeds to go towards the St. Helen’s Dry Sandford Restoration fund! A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to the organisers and volunteers who tirelesses sorted, baked, sold, raffled, served tea & cake and helped this amazing event!!

Vision Planning Workshops I & II (Mon., 3rd February & Tues., 10th March) 7.30pm
St. Helen’s ‘Open’ Workshops ‘Future Vision Planning’ with the Rev. Helen Kendrick, (Area Dean) and
The Rev. Charles Chadwick, (Parish Development Adviser). Both workshops held at the Dry Sandford Primary School.
The Workshops are opportunities for the community to come up with a plan of what St. Helen’s Church might look like in the future. How will it support the aims of the Diocese? What strengths do we have that we want to build on? How do we want to reach out to our community?

Fun Wine Tasting - Friday, 7th February 2020 (7pm)
Fancy trying a new tipple? Want to discover more about wine? Save the date for this informal fundraising event at Dry Sandford Primary School in support of St. Helen’s Restoration Fund. The fun starts at 7pm and tickets cost £15. All proceeds in aid of St Helen's Church, Dry Sandford Restoration Fund. For further information and to book, email

Capital Campaign Appeal: Restoration Fund
Our goal is to raise £325,000 in the first phase of a restoration project to repair the walls and install a toilet. This will allow us to open and use the Church building. After that, there will be a second phase to repair the roof which will require an additional £250,000-£300,000. Needless to say, we need your help to get the needed repairs and open St. Helen's once again!

Pledge Form: If you'd like to help us reach these goals, please consider giving generously by completing this PLEDGE FORM. The form will allow you set up a standing order for regular donations.

JustGiving: You can also give online to our Campaign page:

St. Helen's Restoration Campaign is now registered with Major online retailers will donate to St. Helen's as you do your normal online shopping. There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. Sign up and help St. Helen's!

Thank you for your support.

Regular Giving: Operational Funds
Outside of the Restoration Fund, please consider giving to St Helen's on a regular basis. We still desperately need regular giving to cover our daily operational costs such as insurance, grounds upkeep (which has had to be reduced due to budget concerns), utilities such as the brown bin and our Parish Share. If you'd like to give regularly towards making St. Helen's viable, please download this Gift Form for operational funds. Thank you.

St. Helen's Church is located on Church Lane in the village of Dry Sandford, Oxfordshire, OX13 6JP. Services are held at the Dry Sandford Primary School, 108 Lashford Lane, Dry Sandford, Oxfordshire, OX13 6EB.

Contact Us
For any further information either us or phone Josephine Cross (Church Warden) 01865 390822 or Janet Trinder (Verger) 01865 730301.

Personal Data Protection and Privacy Policy
St Helen's Church, Dry Sandford's PCC respects and safeguards all personal data you may share with us. If you have any queries or wish to change your details you may write to the Churchwarden and Secretary of the St. Helen’s Church Dry Sandford PCC at Lashford House, Church Lane, Dry Sandford, Abingdon, OX13 6JP. To read the full privacy policy, click here to download.

Safeguarding Policy
St. Helen’s, Church, Dry Sandford has a moral duty to ensure that it functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. To this end, St. Helen's has adopted a Safeguarding policy. To read the full safeguarding policy, please click here to download.

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