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.
Sites that may be helpful:

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
All churches are closed until further notice, so sadly St Giles is locked.
Though the government has given theoretical permission for churches to open for private prayer from 13th June, there are such stringent regulations attached that opening St Giles is, alas, still impractical.

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, will not be distributed in paper form but will become available in due course on the benefice web-site.  In addition, a page for The Link has been created on this site where entries most relevant to Water Stratford will be accumulated. 

The Annual Vestry Meeting and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting were scheduled to take place on 27 April 2020 but face-to-face meetings are now not allowed due to the pandemic.  On 19 March the Bishop of Oxford signed a legal extension for these meetings until 31 October 2020, so the existing wardens and PCC will stay in post until at least then.  However, 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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Buckinghamshire Council (unitary authority replaced District and County Councils on 1/4/20)
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