Letcome Regis

The Ridgeway Parishes

St Andrew's in Letcombe Regis is one of six churches of which Revd Leonora Hill is Rector. The other churches are St Michael and All Angels, Letcombe Basset; St Mary's, Childrey; St Lawrence, West Challow; The Church of the Holy Rood, Sparsholt and St John the Baptist, Kingston Lisle.

Each of the churches is open every day and provides a perfect place for quiet, reflection or prayer to everyone who visits. All the church buildings are of significant architectural and historical interest.

As six churches are too many for Revd Leonora Hill to take a service in each every Sunday, services vary around the churches. Full details for each church may be found in the Signpost Magazine page.

Generally on the first four Sundays of each month there are services at 10.00 am at St. Andrew's, Letcombe Regis: the first and third Sunday being a service of lay-led Matins using the Book of Common Prayer and the second and fourth Sundays being a service of Holy communion.  There are also generally services on the four Sundays of the month at St. Mary's Childrey, but morning service times vary and there is Evensong usually on the third Sunday of the month.  Details for all the churches can be found in the Signpost magazine tab on the left of this screen.

In months with a fifth Sunday there is a single service of Holy Communion that brings people from all the churches together. The churches also combine for Remembrance Sunday each year. Please see Contact Magazine for times and churches. Each church has its own Parochial Church Council and Churchwardens who maintain the churches and work with Revd Leonora to develop each church's presence in its village.

There are regular meetings of the Ridgeway Council which promotes sharing of ideas across the churches and villages and works with Revd Leonora to provide as much commonality as possible across the churches while each maintains its unique character. (It may be worth noting, to avoid confusion elsewhere, that in ‘Church-of-England-speak' the Ridgeway Parishes are known as the Ridgeway Benefice. Also, that the six churches are officially in four Church of England parishes of the Diocese of Oxford: Letcombe Regis; Letcombe Bassett, Childrey with West Challow and Sparsholt with Kingston Lisle.)