Welcome to All Saints’ Church, Didcot

You are very welcome to join us at All Saints Church, Didcot. We have a variety of services and activities, ranging from Sunday services at 8am and 10am to Sunday School and Young at Heart. Groups meet from time to time to explore our Christian faith together. We are part of the Church of England, and our services range from traditional to informal.


There has been a church at All Saints’ in Lydalls Road, since the 12th century (at least) and we are very proud of this historic building which has been used to worship God for so many centuries.

Take a virtual tour of All Saints’, Didcot.

If you would like to know more about faith and what it means to be a Christian, various groups are held from time to time or it is possible to talk to someone about any questions you might have. Just contact us for further details.

Our website has lots more information about all that goes on at All Saints’ but if you can’t find what you need, please contact us.


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Didcot All Saints Church Community

You are very welcome to join us at Didcot All Saints Church. We have a variety of services and activities, ranging from Sunday services at 8am and 10am to Tiddlers and Toddlers and Young at Heart. Groups meet from time to time to explore our Christian faith together. We are part of the Church of England, and our services range from traditional to informal.
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Didcot All Saints Church CommunityWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 9:54pm
A sign of blessing in the Old Testament is God's gift of children. But it's not just those of us who have children that are blessed by them. China is facing a demographic crisis. In 1979 the Chinese government made it illegal for couples to have more than one child in an attempt to reduce the population. Thirty years later they are reaping the fruit of that policy decision as the population ages and there are too few younger people to provide the wealth and care that is needed for the whole population. The policy began to be phased out in 2015 but it now seems that couples are making the choice to have smaller families. But China isn't alone in this as most Western countries have significantly aging populations that depend for their pension on the wealth produced by the younger generations. Let us treasure our children and young people, not just for the resource that they provide, but for the energy and joy that they can bring to all our lives just as our Sunday School do.
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Didcot All Saints Church CommunityWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 1:48am
One of the blessings of belonging to All Saints' is that we have a very mixed congregation and in that mix you'll find a number of scientists from all kinds of different disciplines - not surprisingly living in Didcot. A common misconception today is that you can't be a scientist and have faith. Yet speak to our scientists and they'll tell you differently. Whether they explore the very edges of our knowledge in theoretical physics or explore the mystery of the human body, it is another way in which they encounter the mystery that is God. Faith can be found as much in the uncertainties of the boundaries of knowledge as it can be in the familiar and known. God invites us to an adventure of discovery through which he can give us more blessings. So let's pray for our scientists and the amazing work in which they're involved and pray that their discoveries might bless our world. If you're interested in knowing more, why not check out the science and faith group at St. Matthew's Harwell. http://www.harwellandchiltonchurches.org.uk/Groups/262294/Science_and_Faith.aspx
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Didcot All Saints Church Community shared Lewis Hine's video.Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 7:05am
Continuing the theme of acceptance......
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Lewis Hine
Today is my 16th Birthday please help me celebrate by watching and sharing my video to raise awareness. Thank you from Lewis
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Didcot All Saints Church CommunityTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 7:01am
There's a corny joke that's sometimes told at church weddings. The nervous bride is desperate to remember the order of events in her wedding – she walks up the aisle, she and her groom approach the altar, they sing a hymn. She mutters this under her breath as the service begins: by the time she arrives at her groom’s side, all he hears is ‘I’ll alter him.’ In spite of its corniness it does reveal an all-too-frequent truth. People often enter relationships with the expectation that they will change the other person. But the greatest gift we can offer them is acceptance, both the things about them we like and the things that irritate. Such acceptance reveals a deep love. God accepts us as we are and he calls us to accept each other in our difference and uniqueness. Can you think of someone who has given you this blessing of acceptance? How can you share it with those around you? In a world which seems to be building barriers rather than tearing them down, what a difference such acceptance might make.
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Didcot All Saints Church CommunityMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 1:30am
Today we live in a 24/7 culture where it can feel that life is incessant. That can bring a buzz and excitement but it can also bring burnout. It's easy to think that things were different in history and it's true that there wasn't the connectedness through communication that there is today. But I suspect that for the majority in history there were few breaks from the demands of life, providing for self and family. So it was with some wisdom that the Israelites were given the 4th commandment -'Remember the Sabbath day......six days you shall labour and do all your work but on the seventh ......you shall do no work.' Like the vicar, many people today work on Sunday but that doesn't mean they can't have a Sabbath, another day during the week to rest. We all need to have a day off when we can forget the burdens of the week, rest and focus on what's important in our lives. For many that will be family but for Christians it's also an essential time when we make space for God, opening ourselves up to all he wants to give us and seeking what he wants for us and our world. May God bless you on this Sabbath day.