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Pews News - w/c 11th December 2022 - 3rd Sunday in Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent

9.30, Evenley, Morning Worship

9.30, Farthinghoe, Morning Worship

10.00, Aynho, Morning Worship

11.00, Hinton Morning Worship

Colour Purple

Readings Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10,

Matthew 11:2-11,

Psalm 146:4-10

Today’s candle to be lit is the candle of JOY

Today we think about John the Baptist

Jesus said, ‘No one more important than John the Baptist has ever been born;

yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.’


Come soon, Lord Jesus!

The first three candles are lit

Jesus is the light of the world.

A light no darkness can ever put out.

Advent Prayer

Holy God as we set out on our Advent journey, give us the courage and perseverance to complete that which have started, in Jesus’s name we pray.



O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Post Communion

We give you thanks, O Lord, for these heavenly gifts; kindle in us the fire of your Spirit that when your Christ comes again, we may shine as lights before his face; who is alive and reigns now and for ever. Amen

SERVICE FOR 17th December

5pm Evenley, Carol Service

4th Sunday of Advent

11.00am Aynho Carol Service

5pm Croughton Carol Service

5pm Farthinghoe, Carol Service

5pm Hinton, Carol Service

Colour Purple

Please pray for:-

- All those known to us who need our prayers this week

- For all those struggling with health issues, especially those in hospital.

- For all those travelling on our roads during the lead up to Christmas and pray that you will be kept safe.

- For the people of Ukraine

- For all people worldwide who are affected by unrest, by acts of violence, oppression, or poverty.

Our churches are always open for private prayer; all are welcome. - (Croughton -by appointment only)

13th, Evenley 12.00 – 1.30pm Soup Lunch

(With mince pies)!!

18th 3pm -Dare I say it – The final of the Football World Cup

21st Winter Solstice (winter begins)

24th 5pm Farthinghoe Benefice crib service

24th 11pm Evenley Benefice Holy Communion (church bells will ring at 10.30pm)

25th Christmas Day

10.00am Aynho, Holy Communion

10.30am Hinton Benefice Holy Communion Christmas service

Looking forward to January 2023

1st Aynho, Benefice Holy Communion

6th Epiphany

(full moon)

10th, 12.00 – 1.30pm Evenley Soup Lunch

Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane

The next Benefice services are

24th Christmas Eve

Farthinghoe 5pm Benefice Crib Service, led by Carrie O’Regan

Evenley 11pm Holy Communion

led by Revd.Terry Richards.

25th (Christmas Day) -Hinton 10.30.

We welcome you all to attend these last Advent services and join in with the Christmas Day celebrations along with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share prayers and hymns as we acknowledge the end of Advent and welcome the Christ Child at Christmas.

Thank you all.

Have a look at our new Benefice website

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

Church contact details

Ministry Teams

Assistant Priests-

Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251

Revd Hugh Warwick 01869 819596

Lay Readers

Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300

May Leng 07903 801143



Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847

Kathy White 01869 810418


Angie Robbins 01869 811445,


Jose Golding 07708 539191


Lisa Wenmouth 01295 712510


Sam Mainds 07860 465000

And Finally

A prayer for winter

We need a winter in our lives,

a time of rest, a time to stand still, a time to reacquaint ourselves with the faith in which we live.

It is only then that we can draw strength from the one in whom we are rooted, take time to grow and rise through the darkness into the warm glow of your springtime

to blossom and flourish bring colour and vitality into this world -

your garden.

Thank you, Father,

for the seasons of our lives

21st December, Winter Solstice

(Winter begins)

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