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  • Lisa Miles

Pews News - w/c 15th January 2023

Second Sunday of Epiphany

10.30am Croughton, Benefice Holy Communion

Colour White

Readings Isaiah 49:1-7,

1 Corinthians 1:1-9,

John 1:29-42, Psalm 40:1-12


Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; 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. Amen

Post Communion

God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life: fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Psalm 40 :1-12

I waited patiently for the Lord: and he inclined unto me and heard my calling.

2 He brought me also out of the horrible pit, out of the mire and clay: and set my feet upon the rock and ordered my goings.

3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth: even a thanksgiving unto our God.

4 Many shall see it, and fear: and shall put their trust in the Lord.

5 Blessed is the man that hath set his hope in the Lord: and turned not unto the proud, and to such as go about with lies.

6 O Lord my God, great are the wondrous works which thou hast done, like as be also thy thoughts which are to us-ward: and yet there is no man that ordereth them unto thee.

7 If I should declare them and speak of them: they should be more than I am able to express.

8 Sacrifice and meat-offering thou wouldest not: but mine ears hast thou opened.

9 Burnt offerings, and sacrifice for sin, hast thou not required: then said I, Lo, I come,

10 In the volume of the book it is written of me, that I should fulfil thy will, O my God: I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart.

11 I have declared thy righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Lord, and that thou knowest.

12 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart: my talk hath been of thy truth and of thy salvation.


Third Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Farthinghoe, Morning Worship

11.00am Aynho Holy Communion

11.00am Croughton, Morning Worship

11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship

Please pray for:-

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

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

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

- For the work of Northampton Salvation Army - Here for us in our community. Not only because you need something, but because you have something to be thankful for

- 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)

January 2023

22nd Aynho Church Cleaning

22nd Chinese New Year (year of the rabbit)

25th Burns night

27th Holocaust Memorial Day

February 2023

2nd (Thursday), Candlemass

6th 1952 - Death of King George VI, aged 56 & accession of his daughter, our late Queen Elizabeth II

14th St Valentine’s Day

14th Evenley Soup lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm

21st Shrove Tuesday (pancake day)

22nd Ash Wednesday

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

The next Benefice Holy Communion service for January is on 29th, 10.30am at Evenley. We welcome you all to attend and join in with the celebrations along with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share prayers and hymns to continue to celebrate the season of Epiphany which lasts until the first Sunday of Lent.

Thank you all.

Bell Ringers news

On Monday 2nd January 2023 at St Michael’s Church Aynho a Quarter Peal of bells was successfully rung in the time of 47 minutes.

It was called Quicksand Surprise Major, the method of 1312 changes was composed by Claire C Nicholson who also conducted.

The ringers party from East Anglia was led by the President of the Peterborough Guild of Churchbellringers Alistair Donaldson.

Before tackling this ring, the eight ringers were well fed at the Cartwright Arms.

Have a look at our 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


Aynho: - Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847 and Kathy White 01869 810418

Croughton: - Angie Robbins 01869 811445,

Evenley: -Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe: - Lisa Wenmouth 01295 712510

Hinton-in-the-Hedges: - Sam Mainds 07860 465000

And finally

My mother said, don’t worry about what people think now, think about whether your children and grandchildren will think you’ve done well.

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