SCAN parish


Blessing St Firmins church, Epiphany 2022


We're a group of large and small villages in Milton Keynes, North Bucks- Sherington, Chicheley, Astwood, Hardmead and North Crawley

The parish is goverened by Scan PCC, a charity, whose members are elected by the 3 churches at the heart of their communities, and is part of the Newport Deanery in the Anglican Diocese of Oxford.

Revd. Coralie Mansfield, our Priest in Charge, would love to hear from you!

Further information about us and what we do, including details of services and how to contact us can be found on this website. Its also worth following us on Facebook

Our churches in North Crawley and Sherington are now open every day.

Pray for Ukraine

From March 6th at St Lauds church in Sherington there is a prayer staion  and tree for the conflict in Ukraine.  Please come and share your prayers  by adding something to the tree.  You are very welcome to spend some time there in reflection

Diocese of Oxford- helping Ukraine scheme

We are not helpless

More than four million people have now fled Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Now is the time for us to respond. We are working with Citizens UK to resettle 50 Ukrainian refugees across the diocese before Easter - and we need your help.

Sponsoring a family through the Citizens UK scheme means you'll have access to their expertise and connections. We'll have more to share with you in the next few days, so please take a moment to register interest using the links below and we'll be back in touch.

I want to sponsor a family and can offer accommodation

If you can offer accommodation to a refugee or refugee family - whether you've already registered as a sponsor elsewhere or have just heard about the programme - then let us know using the link here.

I want to help a family but I can't offer accommodation

There are loads of other ways to help - whether it's picking up a family from the airport, helping with paperwork for the GP, or being a friendly face they can talk to in a difficult time. If you'd like to help in any way, let us know using the same link here.

The banner at St Lauds showing temperature changes in the climate since 1850, used widely at the recent CAP 26 conference in Glasgow

Sherington Church of England school's visit from the Bishop of Oxford June 2022

St Laud's Sherington

St Lawrence Chicheley

St Firmins, North Crawley


SCAN Sunday and Festival services are listed on the services page; these and others are also there and regularly updated 

Due to public health, national and Diocesan church and government advice and regulation change, all services may be liable to alteration at short notice.

Please follow us on Facebook or contact churchwardens to keep informed about the latest position

Enjoy Evensong this Sunday and come and see the wonderful restoration work recently completed by the Friends of Friendless Churches at Hardmead!

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hardmead, Buckinghamshire MK16 9LB

Sunday 7th August


Something Different, St Lauds Sherington 10.30am- Creation!






The pillars of creation


Download the Wild Goose Ukraine Liturgy for group or personal devotion here.

Permission is given for reproduction and use free of charge. If intended for commercial purpose, please contact

Our next SCAN breakfast is Saturday 20th August, 8.30 to 10.30am, St Lauds Sherington

Full English with veggie options.  Donations gratefully accepted!

Annual Meeting 14th May 2022 at St Lauds, Sherington


Download the minutes of the meeting here

Diocean Synod March 2022

Diocesan Synod members gathered online for the first meeting of 2022 on Saturday 12 March.

For a deatiled report of the meeting, please follow this link

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day 1st March, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

St Lauds Sherington hosted a "Sherington Pancake Day" to mark Shrove Tuesday at the beginning of Lent

Over 50 grown ups and children came after school and enjoyed a freshly made pancake or two!


SheringTots is back! Thursdays 9 to 11.15am @St Lauds

For more info, phone Jo Lusted on 07780987034

St Lauds Christmas Fair 2021

Thanks so much to the Ladybyrds Emporium and to to everyone who helped on the 27th November to organise, promote and help on the day.  It went really well!  Thanks also to soul and jazz band Lend us a Tenor and dance group Swing Dance MK, Sherington Folk Group and the Sherington school and church choirs who provided music and entertainment through the day - and the other volunteers who made and served hot drinks, food and cakes tirelessly.  We wish you a merry Christmas! 

We'll report how much was raised for the church and dementia communities in Bucks when counting's complete.


Calling all singers - with experience or none!

SCAN choir is lookng for people interested in singing at our church services and encouraging the congregation! 

Our first choir rehearsal as we move cautiously out of the pandemic is Wednesday, 1st September at 7.30.  We meet at St Lauds, Sherington every Wednesday in choir term time and would love to see you.  No experience necessary!

Oxford Diocese Annual Review 2021

An extraordinary year

This year, perhaps as never before, we’ve witnessed the tremendous value of being part of a diocese, supporting and listening to one another, working in partnership with each other and across our local communities. It is remarkable what our parishes, schools and chaplaincies have achieved during this extraordinary year.

Deep appreciation and thanks go to each of our teachers, our clergy and lay ministers, our wardens, church officers, and volunteers. Your work to minister to the dying and their families, to schools, to those facing food shortages, to your communities in so many different ways has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Bishop Steven Croft and Mark Humphriss, Diocesan Secretary

Read the review here

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page updated 07/08/22