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Church Open for Private Prayer

All Saints' Church is open for private prayer on:

- Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon

- Fridays 2 - 4pm


The Sister Church of St Mary's Garsington is open:

- Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon

- Saturdays 2 - 4pm


St Giles' Horspath is open:

- Mondays 10am - 12 noon

- Thursdays 2 - 4pm


 Sunday worship is continuing online. If you would like participation details or information about plans to re-open further in coming months , please contact the Churchwarden, Robert Wilson on 01865 873513 or the Benifice Administrator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Home Deliveries

- Cornfield Bakeries Wheatley will deliver bread (no delivery charge if order over £7.50). Delivery days Monday, Tuesday or Friday for Cuddesdon and Tuesday and Friday for Denton. Order by 12 noon the previous day. Order on line by going to and looking for home deliveries. 872682.

- Mario's in Wheatley will deliver fish and chips. Approx £2 delivery charge. 874515

- Cricks Butchers Wheatley will deliver meat, fish, eggs, cheese, etc 872347

- Japanese food from My Japanese. Van in Wheatley Thursday to Saturday. More information and menu

- Cinnamons Indian Restaurant Wheatley. Order on line

- Gurkha Kitchen Horspath (Nepalese and Indian). See 604646

- Aldens Butchers Oxford make home deliveries and have click and collect. See

- Bonners Oxford Market will deliver vegetables


Please Donate to the Community Emergency Foodbank

Here's a message from Mary Clare and Tom Palmer at 36 High Street:

We realise there are great demands on everyone’s time and resources at the moment but we felt it was important to circulate some information about the Oxford Community Emergency Foodbank (CEF) based locally in Headington who need our help more than ever at the moment.
Even in normal circumstances, CEF struggle to meet the demand to provide essential food supplies to people who would otherwise not get a daily meal. As we’re all too aware, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant the loss of livelihoods and income for many and according to news reports a few days ago, an estimated 1.5 million people going without food for a day following the lockdown measures.
CEF is no longer able to open its 3 centres around Oxford but instead are trying to deliver the food parcels door to door to keep their vital service running, but they urgently need more food supplies.
Click here to see how to help.


A Message From Thames Water

We have a free priority services register. We invite our customers to share their individual needs with us, so we can tailor our communications with them, improve their resilience and prioritise how we help them if their water stops. You can find out more about our service at 

Of course, we work hard to try and ensure water never stops flowing but from time to time, things can go wrong. In these events, we try to deliver bottled water to people with water-dependent medical conditions (i.e. at-home dialysis) and to those with mobility issues, first of all.
We understand a huge number of people are self-isolating because of the coronavirus at the moment, and although we’d love to be able to deliver water to every home, it’s sadly not possible. We recommend that anyone at-risk and/or self-isolating who needs water supplying to them reaches out to friends, family members or neighbours to help.
If they have a pre-existing health condition or mobility issue, or nobody can deliver water along with their groceries, they should join our register and we’ll always try to help.
If you would like more details on the priority services and how we can support your communities’ resilience please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 This may help to enhance your wellbeing as isolation and anxiety may start to take their toll …
Here are some good free Apps to assist with mindfulness meditation:

A good introduction to understand mindfulness can be found with Mark Williams (Retired Professor of Clinical Psychology, Oxford) youtube recording at  He has many more recordings that may also be of interest. He spoke at the Village Hall to the WI last year. 

There is a helpful website with lots of books and references at


Local Support Network

The local support team is made up of parish councillors and some other residents. Every house in Cuddesdon and Denton has been visited by members of the team, mainly to identify those who are most vulnerable and to develop a support network in the community. There is a WhatsApp group for the community as well as several other local Whatsapp groups. Most other residents can be communicated with by email.

This support network means that we can give support to one another if it becomes necessary as well as monitoring the most vulnerable in our two villages. 


Small Business Training

LinkedIn is a social media platform to network, build a professional portfolio, look for jobs, etc. They are offering free online training and resilience building for small businesses until the end of June.

It’s easy to join LinkedIn at:

The training is at


Support lines

There are two new support phone lines for vulnerable residents.

Anybody the NHS has identified as high risk can call Oxfordshire County Council on 01865 897 820 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This new, dedicated line provides advice and support to extremely vulnerable residents that don’t have a support network.

If anybody calls the line but isn’t in the NHS high risk category, the county council will forward them on to the new community support line. Anybody that doesn’t have anybody around them to help can also use that line on 01235 422600 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Practical help and guidance will be provided to vulnerable residents. Anybody who needs urgent help will be matched with the right local volunteer group, who can provide them with what they need.

Both the county council and district council support lines and email addresses operate from 8.30am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm at the weekend.


Age UK Set Up Help Line

A new help line number has been launched by Age UK Oxfordshire to offer advice and assistance to older people concerned about coronavirus.

Call 01865 411288, leave your name and phone number and a trained call handler will call you back.



Beware of ‘Home-Testing’ Scams

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is warning the public not to open their doors to bogus healthcare workers claiming to be offering ‘home-testing’ for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Suspicious callers are said to have been knocking on doors of elderly and vulnerable residents in various parts of the UK, saying that they are health officials doing door-to-door testing.

For trusted news and advice on COVID-19 coronavirus, check for updates from the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Books Delivered Free

The Book House in Thame is delivering books free to Cuddesdon and Denton. Call the bookshop on 01844 213032, email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit their website at

Order and pay for your book and it will be delivered at no charge.


Information and Help

For more information and help from the community please see the Cuddesdon and Denton Community News page on Facebook:

or visit Nextdoor which is a wider community communication that you may like to join:

If you want to post any information on this website concerning help in the community then please use email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Coronavirus Scams

Watch out for Coronavirus scams. See some typical scams at





Last Updated ( Monday, 15 June 2020 08:36 )