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Pews News - w/c 18th June 2023


2nd Sunday after Trinity

10.30am Hinton, Benefice Holy Communion

Service to be led by Archdeacon Richard Ormston

Colour Green


Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8,

Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23)

Psalm 116:1, 10-17


Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Post Communion

Loving Father, we thank you for feeding us at the supper of your Son: sustain us with your Spirit, that we may serve you here on earth until our joy is complete in heaven, and we share in the eternal banquet

with Jesus Christ our Lord.



3rd Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Aynho, Holy Communion

11.00am Croughton, Morning Worship

6pm Steane Evensong

A Prayer for all Fathers

Heavenly Father,

you entrusted your son Jesus,

the child of Mary,

to the care of Joseph, an earthly father.

Bless all fathers

as they care for their families.

Give them strength and wisdom,

tenderness and patience.

Support them in the work they have to do,

protecting those who look to them,

as we look to you for love and salvation,

through Jesus Christ our rock and defender.

Please pray for:-

- All fathers in the world.

- We pray for Sara Lyford, her daughter and the expected twins.

- 4yr.old Holly who is in the second year of treatment and thankfully can attend school a couple of days each week. She is a very brave and courageous little girl although further treatment continues for some time.

- For the church and people of Greatworth

- For our farming community

- Wendy & Jeremy

- Suzanne & family as they prepare for John’s funeral on Thursday 15th June, 2pm at Banbury Crematorium.

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- For those in hospital.

- 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)

Our Benefice Holy Communion service this coming Sunday is 10.30am at Hinton when Archdeacon Richard Ormston will be present.

We welcome you all to attend and join in with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share hymns & prayers, especially on this – our fathers’ day.

June 2023

18th Father’s Day

& New Moon

21st Summer Solstice – summer begins.

24th Armed Forces Day

25th 6pm Steane – the third of our special Evensong services


Hinton – 1st July

Evenley 24th June

Farthinghoe 25th June

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

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:

Printed copies can be found in some of 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



Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847King

Kathy White 01869 810418


Angie Robbins 01869 811445,


Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe: Position vacant


Sam Mainds 07860 46500

And finally

Just a little ‘wrinkle’

Don’t tell secrets in the garden as the potatoes have eyes, the corn has ears, and the beanstalk!

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