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  • Lisa Miles

Pews News - w/c 12th March 2023


3rd Sunday of Lent

9.30am Evenley Morning Worship

9.30am Farthinghoe, Morning Worship

11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship

Colour Purple

Readings Exodus 17:1-7, Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-42, Psalm 121

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified:

mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Post Communion

Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations

of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.



4th Sunday of Lent

(Mothering Sunday services)

9.30am Evenley

9.30am Farthinghoe

10.00am Aynho

11.00am Croughton

Banns of Marriage for the third time for Aynho on 12th March

To be published at Evenley

Banns of Marriage for the second time for Croughton

To be published at Farthinghoe

David Andrew Horne & Megan Louise Elmore

Please pray for:-

- All those who need our prayers this week

- For the many thousands of people affected by the earthquake in Turkey & Syria, especially the families of the dead, missing or injured – not forgetting the rescue services.

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- For all those struggling with health issues.

- For those awaiting surgery

- 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)

March 2023

10th Farthinghoe 10.00 – 11.00 Coffee, cake & chat in the vestry

13th Commonwealth Day -Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future.

14th Evenley Soup Lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm

17th St Patrick’s Day

19th Mothering Sunday

(See below for details)

20th Spring begins!!

25th Clocks go forward 1 hour.

April 2023

1st Evenley 7.30pm – An evening of comic songs performed by Holler n Duck – still a few tickets available-see article below.

2nd Palm Sunday – start of Holy week – no bell ringing.

6th Maundy Thursday

7th Good Friday

9th Easter Day

11th Evenley Soup Lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm

14th Farthinghoe 10.00 – 11.00 Coffee, cake & chat in the vestry

Mothering Sunday, Evenley

19th March

St George’s Church, Evenley will again be supporting Baby Basics at our service today.

This country wide charity supports mothers and young babies who are referred to them. We will be collecting baby toiletries and things for the mums.

Brand New items for Baby

Baby Shampoo

Baby Bubble Bath

Baby Lotion

Baby Wash / Soap

Baby Toothbrush / Toothpaste

Cotton Wool Balls

Nappies (size 0, 1, 2)

Nappy Sacks

Baby Wipes

Soft Toys suitable from birth

Brand new items for Mum

Shampoo / Conditioner

Shower Gel

Toothbrush / Toothpaste


Breast Pads

Maternity / Sanitary Towels

Comb / Hair Band

Hand Wash / Soap

Toiletry Gift Sets

Box of Chocolates

These can be placed in the box in Evenley church, brought to Mothering Day service or delivered to Carrie at

15 Church Lane, Evenley by 20th March. Thank you for your support. Carrie



It’s 10 years since Holler n Duck started in Evenley Village Hall.

Tickets £12.50 from

01280 702300 or by email:

Tickets limited so book early.

World Day of Prayer

Took place at Hinton on

Friday 3rd March

This service was attended with residents from all the churches in our benefice.

It was a really memorable service with the church decorated to reflect Taiwan. Apart from the representatives who took part our thanks go to Lynne Cargill, Theo Hayward, Carrie O’Regan and all those who assisted either in advance or on the day. Special thanks for the delicious pineapple cake (a delicacy of Taiwan) and other refreshments.


Croughton – 10th June in the garden of David & Margaret Rings

Hinton – 1st July

Other fete dates to follow.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting dates

For the election of Church Wardens and PCC members

Aynho 7pm Tuesday 18th April

Evenley 10.00am Saturday

22nd April

Other dates to follow.

Have a look at our Benefice website.

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

If you wish to be on the Pews News emailing list, please

Printed copies can be found in our churches.

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

St. Patrick’s Prayer

May the Strength of God pilot us.

May the Power of God preserve us.

May the Wisdom of God instruct us.

May the Hand of God protect us.

May the Way of God direct us.

May the Shield of God defend us.

May the Host of God guard us-

Against the snares of the evil ones,

Against temptations of the world.

May Christ be with us!

May Christ be before us!

May Christ be in us,

Christ be over all!

May Thy Salvation, Lord,

Always be ours,

This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen.

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