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St. Peter’s, Cassington, Oxon

July 1, 2014

St. Peter’s, Cassington









St. Peter’s is a fine small cruciform church in this West Oxfordshire village. Cassington is well known for it’s annual Bike Night which attracts 10,000 bikes from a wide area. This was why I was in the village.


The church is open each day and present a very well care for appearance, both externally and internally. It is a lovely little church which is well worth a visit. There is much to commend here. The church sign lists the various services which happen here but in the porch is a good welcome notice saying that St. Peter’s is open each day. Inside there are some free guides to the church along with an outline ground plan to guide the visitor as to what they are looking at. There are also some nice postcards, also free – donations are invited. The visitors book shows only 7 visitors during June.

There is also a good selection of Christian books to borrow with many recent titles (sometimes church libraries seem to be a result of a previous vicar’s study clear out!) and a lovely children’s area has been created within the north porch. This looked very welcoming with colouring and other things to do. It would certainly keep a visitor’s child amused whilst they looked around.



There are other good features here. The Bible was left open at one of the Sunday readings and there is a display of mission links at the west end.

Some ‘Jesus, an introduction’ booklets are there, (by sgm Lifewords) as well as some of the Oxford Diocese leaflets.

Side altar in nave

Side altar in nave

St. Peter’s is a church I like very much. It could do with a place for people to leave prayer requests and it would be good to make some sort of link with the Bike Night as this does seem like a unique opportunity. Well worth a visit and I rate it as OK for thsi study – it wouldn’t take much to raise it to good or even very good.


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