St.Johns Church                         


Vicar for Oxborough and Hilborough group churches.             
                           Revd Zoe Ferguson


Assistant Priest:  The Venerable Linda Lubbe.
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Church Wardens                     Contact

Charles Ashley   Tel: 01366 328604        Email:

Julie Wood         Tel: 01366 328141         Email:




Sunday 22nd December

Oxborough                0930                MP                  George Lynne

Mundford                  0945                 MP                  Nick Crampton

Hilborough                1100                HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe

Ickburgh                      3 pm        Carol Service       Judy Gallop


Tuesday 24th December

Mundford                    *4pm            Christingle           Reverend Chris Copsey

Gooderstone              *6pm            Christingle           Venerable Linda Lubbe

Didlington                   *8 pm       Christmas Carols     Reverend Kit Chalcraft

Mundford                    1130          Midnight Mass         Venerble Linda Lubbe


Wednesday 25th December

Oxborough                0900                HC                   Reverend Kit Chalcraft

Cockley Cley             1000                HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe


Sunday 29th December

Lt Cressingham         0930                MP                     Tony Powell

Mundford                    0945                HC                     Venerable Linda Lubbe




Sunday 5th January

Bodney                                   0930                MP                  TBC

Mundford                               0945                HC                   Reverend David Hanwell

Foulden                                  1100                HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe

Cranwich                                3 pm                EW                  Yvonne Westgate


Sunday 12th January

Didlington                              0930                HC                   Reverend Kit Chalcraft

Gooderstone                          1100                HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe


Sunday 19th January

Ickburgh                                 8 am               HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe

Oxborough                              0930               MP                  Julie Wood

Mundford                                 0945               HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe

Gt Cressingham                      1100               HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe


Sunday 26th January

Lt Cressingham                      0930                MP                  Tony Powell

Mundford                                 0945                MP                  Martin Claridge

Hilborough                              1100                HC                   Venerable Linda Lubbe

Ickburgh                                  1115                MP                  Judy Gallop



HC  Holy Communion   MP  Morning Prayer  MW   Morning Worship

EP   Evening Prayer      EW  Evening Worship

*Asterisk next to timing   Change to Service time


Bedingfeld Chapel Roof Update 

The chapel timbers have finally dried out enough for work to commence on replacing the stolen roof.  The temporary roof has been removed and a permanent replacement is now in progress.  The work should be completed before Christmas. Fundraising will then continue to restore the interior of the chapel.  The PCC would like to thank everyone who has contributed towards the repair works to date. 

 Farewell Party for Revd. Charles and Sarah Sherlock

Mike and Julie Wood kindly hosted a Farewell Party for Revd. Charles and Sarah Sherlock on 30th August 2017.

Both Charles and Sarah have made a wonderful contribution to the Oxborough Group and the local community in general. They will be greatly missed. Charles was presented with a crystal whisky decanter with glasses together with a couple of bottles of single malt.

We wish Charles and Sarah every happiness for the future

 Flower Festival – 24th & 25th June 2017
 The flower festival at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxborough took place on Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th June and was a great success. The church was filled with flowers mostly from gardens in the village, on the theme of ‘flowers in a country church’. A café was set up in the North Aisle of the church where visitors could sit and enjoy a welcome cuppa and a range of delicious cakes. Plants were also on sale which proved popular. Our grateful thanks to everyone in the village and nearby who provided flowers, cakes, plants and lent a hand with refreshments and behind the scenes, helping us to raise £470.
 All proceeds from the flower festival will go towards fundraising for the repair and restoration of the Bedingfeld Chapel following the theft of the lead roof in November.
 Farewell to Danny & Carol Sutton
 It was with great sadness that the PCC said farewell to Danny and Carol who had tended the churchyard for over 17 years. Danny and Carol are moving out of Oxborough and felt it was time to hand over the reigns to someone else. Peter Fisher has kindly agreed to take up the reigns; it is already doing a great job.
 Danny & Carol Sutton being presented with a gift during the Churchyard Clean Up on 8th May.

Parochial Church Council News 1st May 2017

The PCC would like to thank all those who have dedicated their time and effort into helping keep the church of St John The Evangelist Church looking so beautiful and welcoming during the past year.

In particular, but not exclusively, the PCC would like to thank:

Teresa Squires and Alan Reid for their services as Churchwardens.  Both have stepped down from this role.

Alan Reid for continuing in his role as Fabric Officer overseeing the repair of the Bedingfeld Chapel roof.

Janet Reid for tirelessly supporting Alan in his role as Churchwarden, organising the Flower Rota and numerous other duties which are too many to list.

Carol and Danny Sutton for their 17 years of mowing and tending the church grounds.  They have done an amazing job and will be sorely missed.

Martyn and Phyllis Clark who have held an annual concert (The Christmas Cracker) in order to raise funds for the church.

Sally Oxborough for cleaning the church so beautifully every month.

All those on the Flower Rota who have made the church look vibrant and welcoming for the numerous visitors.

Kelvin Smith and any others who have opened and locked the church during the year.

Anyone else who has helped out during the year who has not been mentioned!

Accounts foryear ended 31st December 2016. Click

St John’s Church welcomes visitors throughout the year.  The church is open at the following times:

            April to October                    9am – 6pm daily

            November to March             9am – dusk, weekends only

If you wish to visit the church outside of these times, please contact one of the Churchwardens.


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