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  • Lisa Miles

Pews News w/c 16th April 2023

A BIG THANK YOU to our Ministry Team


The Churchwardens of the parishes in the Benefice would like to thank our tremendous Ministry Team for providing us with such a full array of services in all our churches during Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through to Easter Day itself. We are very grateful for the services and opportunities you have given us all, for the example you set and the support you give us - not just this last week but for the whole long period since the Reverend Cooper left us last summer. Your efforts are hugely appreciated - thank you."




16th April – 2nd Sunday after Easter

NO SERVICES ACROSS THE BENEFICE


Colour White

Readings Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1Peter 1;3-9,

John 20:19-31, Psalm 16


Collect

Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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

Lord God our Father, through our Saviour Jesus Christ you have assured your children of eternal life and in baptism have made us one with him: deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in your love, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.


23rd April – 3rd Sunday after Easter

St George’s Day

10.30 Croughton, Benefice Holy Communion

6pm Steane, Evensong by our Rural Dean, Father Matthew Robinson


Please pray for:-

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

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- For the families who are preparing a funeral for their loved ones.

- 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)


April 2023

See following article giving the dates for the Annual Parochial Church Meetings.


23rd St Georges Day

May 2023

1st Bank Holiday in the UK

6th Coronation of

HM King Charles III & Queen Camilla

7th Celebrations around the benefice

8th Bank Holiday

9th Evenley Village soup lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm



The next Benefice Holy Communion service is on 23rd April, 10.30 at Croughton

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 hymns & prayers.

Thank you all.



SAVE THE CHURCH FETE DAYS

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 4pm Tuesday 18th April

Evenley 10.00am Saturday

22nd April

Farthinghoe 10.00am Saturday 22nd April in the church vestry

Croughton 7pm on 27th April

Hinton 6pm Tuesday 9th May in the church

Give thanks for those who have served as Wardens and PCC members and officers this past year. Pray for the nomination and election of new PCC members and Church Wardens


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 contact: tonyjoyce2021@gmail.com

Printed copies can be found in our churches.


Church contacts

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

Wardens

Aynho:

Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847

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

On Easter Sunday (9th April) we remembered that it was two years since our beloved Duke of Edinburgh passed away. The following is just one of his famous sayings:-


Finally, on stepping back from his workload on his 90th birthday in 2011:

‘[It’s] better to get out before you reach your sell by date. I reckon I’ve done my bit so I can enjoy myself, less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less trying to think of something to say… I’m just sort of winding down.’




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