SCAN parish


Steven Croft, the Bishop of Oxford, blessed St Lauds on his North Bucks pilgrimage, 1 September. Christus Mansionem Benedicat!

Bishop Steven's North Bucks and Milton Keynes Pilgrimage September 2021

Read his reflections here

You can listen to his interview on BBC Three Counties radio here

Left to right, Revd Coralie, Bishop Steven, Prof John and Revd Pam

The pilgrims leave for Clifton Reynes after visting us and St Peter and St Paul, Newport

Welcome to SCAN!

A group of Church of England communities in Milton Keynes serving the North Buckinghamshire villages of Sherington, Chicheley, North Crawley, Astwood and Hardmead.

We are part of the Newport Deanery in the Diocese of Oxford, and governed by SCAN Parochial Church Council (SCAN PCC), a charity, whose members are elected by the three village churches

Resouces are on this site for everyone to use, including our podcasts and communities pages

All are welcome to join us for worship: our priest in charge, Revd Coralie, would love to hear from you!

Please visit this site regularly for updates - and contact us by phone or email on the link above.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, link below, where Sunday and other online service reminders and links (among other things!) will be posted.

Resumption of services in SCAN churches


Sunday 17th October

St Lauds, Sherington 9.30am  Holy Communion

St Lawrence, Chicheley 4pm Evensong



Future SCAN Sunday services are listed on the services page and updated quarterly

Our churches in North Crawley and Sherington are now open every day; please exercise caution and observe Covid precautions when visiting







SCAN Saturday coffee mornings start from 2nd October and are held on the first Saturday of the month at St Lauds, Sherington. WELCOME BACK!

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

For more info, phone Jo Lusted on 07780987034

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!

Remember with Love service, 31st October 11am

Annual Meeting 25th May 2021 at 7.30pm by ZOOM


Download the Agenda and Annual Report

St Laud's Sherington

St Lawrence Chicheley

St Firmins, North Crawley

Wider skills needed for the work of the Diocese

From the Diocesan Secretary, Mark Humphriss, October 2021

It feels a season for new starts. Last week it was a joy to have an (on-site) induction session for our new Diocesan Synod with about 80 people attending. There were presentations, questions (a key part of accountability), and we worshipped together. Later in the week Bishop Steven and I were pleased to host an orientation session for 27 clergy who are either new to the diocese or new to incumbency roles.

Voting closes this week for elections for the new General Synod, as does voting by Diocesan Synod onto various diocesan committees. And, of course, we are emerging from a global pandemic, albeit not knowing whether it will be a smooth path or not.

Joining in the decision-making processes of the Church at whatever level (national, diocesan, deanery or parish) is an opportunity for service, as we share our gifts and listen to one another, but above all to God, discerning the right way forward for his Church.

As part of our recent governance review at diocesan level, we are now providing more induction material, as we hope you do locally, to enable newcomers not to feel baffled and to be able to contribute from the outset. We are aware that, as well as within Diocesan Synod, there are many people across our diocese who have professional gifts and experience that would be a valuable contribution to the corporate life of the Church. We are now extending the invitation to indicate what skills, experience and interests you have that could perhaps be drawn upon at diocesan (or archdeaconry) level in the future. Do you have anyone in your congregation who might be open to contributing in this way – or would you?

You/they may be in a busy job but would consider giving us a few hours for a working group or committee when the right opportunity comes along that draws on your/their gifts. This will also help us to broaden our diversity in a variety of ways in reflecting the communities we serve. Please prayerfully consider this. Relevant information is here and Sue Zajac ( email: will happily answer any questions. Our appointments committee, which makes its recommendations to Bishop’s Council, would be so grateful. If we are to be a Christ-like Church we need and want to reflect the range of skills and experience God has given both to us and to those in our communities. 

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 16/10/21