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STOP PRESS – New Team Ministry for St Britius - Launch of Our Community Web Site.

A new era

As anticipated, the new scheme for our parish comes into force on 1st June. The parish of Brize Norton is united with Carterton, and the parish of Minster Lovell is separated from Brize Norton under Fr Adrian Gabb-Jones.

Roger Billings our Team Rector writes

“I am very pleased to be part of the new Team of St Britius, Brize Norton and St John the Evangelist, Carterton from 1st June. We hope to appoint a team vicar to join the team by the end of the year who together with myself and my colleague Andrew Tweedy will do our best to serve the new parish.

Please get in touch with me if there is anything you would like to say about the new team and for any contact regarding baptisms, weddings, funerals and other general enquiries.

I shall be at St Britius every Sunday morning and warmly invite you to join with me, and the fellowship, as we worship God and learn and grow together.”

Roger Billings can be reached by phone on 846996 or by email to

Services at St Britius

The pattern of worship will remain much as before.  One important change is to the Sunday morning Eucharist that will move forward by fifteen minutes to 9.15 am.  Sunday evening and Wednesday services will stay at the same times.


We are looking for good communications with everyone in the parish.  As part of this initiative we are working on a new internet web site which will focus on the “church in the community” with a wealth of information about all aspects of life in Brize Norton and Carterton.  Please visit and re-visit our web site as it develops and provide contributions.

The web address is

Look on our web site for photos taken at Fr. Adrian’s leaving party and for other events as they occur.

For further information please contact Dr Phil Holmes (see below).

Key Dates

  • Monday, 16 June at 7.30 pm - The first meeting of the District Church Council (DCC) for St Britius takes place in the church.
  • Monday, 23 June at 7.30 pm - The inaugural parish meeting will take place at St John’s.  This will be followed by a meeting of the newly elected Parochial Church Council (PCC) with the Church Wardens and nominees of the two DCCs.
  • Monday, 14 July at 7.30 pm - Roger Billings will be formally licensed as the Team Rector for the new parish at St John’s in a special service followed by a reception for us all to meet.  It is expected that the new team vicar will be licensed in a service at St Britius.

Further Information

We welcome enquires and suggestions regarding the development of the new parish and on the new arrangements.  The Brize Norton Churchwardens can be contacted as follows:  Chris Morgan (tel: 842663,.email: and Phil Homes (tel: 843856, email:

30 May 2003


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