A letter from Rev’d David Hiscock – you will need to book a place for church this Sunday 26 July 2020 if you are attending

Dear All,

I was delighted to share with 31 people yesterday when we held our first service in church for over four months.

May I remind everyone that it is necessary to book a place in advance for each church service.  Please email me stating if sitting alone or, if guidelines permit, that you intend to sit with others in which case please provide their names when booking. Please book by the Friday to give us time to prepare a seating plan. You are welcome to book a place for more than one service at a time if you wish.

Each service is a Group Service for the seven parishes and churches of the old Swan Group. We always gladly welcome anyone else but I regret this depends on sufficient space being available. Social distancing has greatly reduced the seating capacity for each church. Preston Bissett Church can only seat 30 if all are sitting individually but this number is increased if some are permitted to sit in groups.

I regret I have no choice but to take bookings on a first come, first served basis and will confirm each booking on receipt. Should we reach our capacity limit I will advise you at the time of booking. I hope this will not occur but it is impossible to guess. Our online services are continuing every Sunday.

Our next service is on 26 July at Preston Bissett Church at 10.00am. Further services are currently planned for 2 August at Marsh Gibbon Church; 9 August at Grendon Underwood Church; 16 August at Twyford Church; 23 Aug at Preston Bissett Church;  30 Aug at Marsh Gibbon Church and 6 September at Grendon Underwood Church.

Kind regards,


Revd David Hiscock
Team Rector of Claydons & Swan Team
The Rectory, Castle Street, Marsh Gibbon, Bicester, Oxon, OX27 0HJ
david@s3d.co.uk  – 01869 277297  Mob – 07506 138 479