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Pews News - w/c 16th October 2022

SERVICES FOR 16th October

18th after Trinity

10.30am Hinton, Benefice Holy Communion

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Readings Genesis 32:22-31, 2Timothy 3:14-4.5,

Luke 18:1-8

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Almighty and everlasting God,

increase in us your gift of faith

that, forsaking what lies behind

and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy;

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

We praise and thank you, O Christ, for this sacred feast: for here we receive you, here the memory of your passion is renewed, here our minds are filled with grace, and here a pledge of future glory is given, when we shall feast at that table where you reign with all your saints for ever.


SERVICES FOR 23rd October

19th after Trinity

9.30am Evenley, Harvest Service

11.00am Croughton, Harvest Service


Please pray for:-

- For all those known to us who need our prayers at this time

- For those who died and their families in the accident in Creeslough, County Donegal.

- For the people of Ukraine

- For all people worldwide who are affected by unrest, by acts of violence, oppression, or poverty, especially as the increased energy prices in the UK take hold.

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

14th 10.00 – 11.00 Farthinghoe coffee morning in the church vestry


All Souls service at Farthinghoe on Wednesday 2nd November at 7pm. Lists will be at the back of our churches to include names of loved ones you wish to have read out.

11th Armistice Day (First world war ended 104 years ago)

13th There will be remembrance services round the benefice


Please keep as safe as possible and take all precautions. If you feel safer wearing a mask in church – please do

The Benefice Holy Communion is at Hinton, this Sunday, 16th October at 10.30am.

Service will be led by Revd.Terry, & Revd. Hugh & we welcome you all to attend. You will be able keep in touch with people from our neighbouring churches who come together to share prayers and hymns.

Why not come along and join us.

Travelling cribs

At the Benefice service on 20th November all the cribs will be blessed in readiness for their journeys around each parish. Evenley crib will start its annual journey on 1st December and end on 25th December at one of our Christmas services. It comprises of a stable complete with knitted figures from the Christmas story. If you would like to host the crib for a night, please pass your name and contact details to Carrie (01280) 702300 or email - by Thursday 24th November. We ask that you pass it on to the next person on the rota.

This is for young, old, with or without children/grandchildren.

Have a look at our new Benefice website

Also new email address

We are constantly updating the website.

Also a facebook page-

please indicate that you ‘like’ something.

Also have a look on Instagram

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


Within our Deanery, the priest at Middleton Cheney, Nick Leggett, has started a foodbank which runs out of Chacombe Church, and they are always looking for donations.

Rather than have fixed opening hours they run a delivery and collection service.

Revd Nick can be contacted via email: -


Please be aware that Banbury Food bank is low on provisions as the current cost of living crisis has seen an increase in demand for their services, and a decrease in their usual donations. they rely on donations from the public to provide vital help to those in the community in need…During this time of Harvest Festivals, if you are able to, please consider adding one item to your food shop, and donating it to the foodbank- suggestions as follows: -






Contact - 01295 661304 for more information.

And Finally

A prayer for Ukraine

Woke up warm and safe in my bed

While someone else heard bombs over their head

I jumped into a nice hot shower

While someone else has lost all power

I hugged my family; we were all together

While others said goodbye, possibly forever

While I fear the money that I will spend

Others worry of losing the country they defend

In the time it took for me to write this post

Many have lost the things they love most

So, when I start to moan and want to complain

I will stop myself and pray for Ukraine

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