Welcome to the Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield, a group of seven churches in rural Oxfordshire. We have several services each Sunday, and lots of events going on every month. For our latest news and events, please see What's On, or you can subscribe to our weekly bulletin.

Meet the Ministry Team

We have several clergy who minister in our benefice team, led by our Rector, Reverend Talisker.

Our Benefice Office is run by our Benefice Administrator, Suz Mills. The Benefice Office opening hours are Monday and Thursday 12pm - 2.30pm.

If you have any enquiries, please do get in touch and we will do our best to help. If you come along to any of our church services, our welcome teams will be very glad to help you.

Talisker Tracey-MacLeod


Reverend Talisker has been Rector of Cherbury with Gainfield since October 2015. She is happily married to Jim and they live in the Rectory at Longworth with their two identical black and white cats. Before ordination, she taught Classics for several years. She and Jim love going to modern art galleries, exploring new places, and going for long walks.

Jim Mynors

Associate Priest

Canon Jim Mynors visited family in Longworth and Hinton parishes from the 1950s, moving to Shellingford in 1973. After Engineering and Theology at Cambridge he worked nationally with those training for ministry and leading rural churches. From 1988-2017 he also served a dozen village churches in the eastern region

Richard Waterhouse

Lay reader

I am now retired after 50 years of work, 30 in the army and 20 representing industry to government and EU. Over 30 years as a Reader having served churches in Europe, three in Southwark and now Oxfordshire. Most recent task was to act as Anglican chaplain at the 75th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of Arezzo (Tuscany) by my regiment. Interests are the 10 grandchildren, railways, shooting and Gondar