COVID-19 information
Village
Those on the village email list have been circulated with contact details of villagers offering help to their neighbours.  If you are a resident who has not received this then please email wardenws@gmail.com for guidance.
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Home deliveries, etc.

Tingewick & District News will not be delivered in paper form until further notice but is available on its website.


St Giles Church
Although the government gave theoretical permission for churches to open for private prayer from 13th June, there are such stringent regulations attached that, sadly, St Giles will have to remain locked except for specific services.  Funerals took place on 10th and 13th August and services are planned for 12th September (HC), 18th October (Harvest) and 8th November (Remembrance).

Instead of our May and June services, material celebrating Spring and Summer appears HERE
Much of the Easter Day service which we should have held on 12th April 2020 is printed HERE

The Link, the magazine of the West Buckingham Benefice, was not distributed in paper form during the worst of the pandemic but reappeared in that form with the September issue.  A page for The Link has been created on this site where entries most relevant to Water Stratford have been accumulated. 

The Annual Vestry Meeting and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting were scheduled to take place on 27th April 2020 but face-to-face meetings were then banned due to the pandemic.  On 19th March the Bishop of Oxford signed a legal extension for these meetings until 31st October 2020.  Ours is now planned for 2pm on Monday 12th October in the churchyard, and the existing wardens and PCC will stay in post until at least then.  In order to keep open democratic processes, on-line interaction can take place as follows:
  • Anyone wishing to stand for election as churchwarden or to the PCC or be added to the church electoral roll should email wardenws@gmail.com.  You must either be a resident of the village or attend St Giles regularly.
  • Any matters which you wish to raise concerning the church should be emailed to wardenws@gmail.com.
  • The annual reports for 2019 that would normally be presented at the APCM are shown HERE.
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