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Pews News - W/c 20th November 2022

SERVICES FOR 20th November

Christ The King

Sunday before Advent

10.30, Evenley, Benefice Holy Communion & Blessing of the Travelling Cribs

Readings Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20,

Luke 23:23-43, Psalm 46

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Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Post Communion

Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

SERVICES FOR 27th November

1st Sunday of Advent

10.30, Aynho, Holy Communion

11.00 Farthinghoe, Holy Communion,

11.00 Croughton, Morning Prayer

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Please pray for:-

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

- For those who have recently lost loved ones

- 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)

Dates for November

17th Brackley Care Home 10.00 – 12.00 Coffee morning – pop in and enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of home baked cake.

20th ‘Stir up’ Sunday

20th 10.30am Evenley, Blessing of the travelling cribs

26th Concert at St Michael’s Aynho – 7pm start. See more details below

27th First Sunday in Advent – the first candle to be lit is the candle of Hope

30th St Andrews Day

Concert at St Michael’s Aynho -26th November

Baroque music from across Europe played by ‘Sounds Historical’ For tickets email: -

Dares for December

4th Carrie and Kevin will host an open house at 15, Church Lane between 2-5pm and invite you to come along for a drink and a stir of the St George's Christmas cake. This will be cooked and decorated then distributed at our Carol service -at 5pm on Saturday 17th December.

Anyone welcome and we'd love to see any children as we revive this old tradition of 'Stir up Sunday'. No need to book, just come along.

13th, Evenley 12.00 – 1.30pm Soup Lunch


The 1st Sunday in Advent is 27th November. If anyone would like an Advent Wreath, made with four candles for you to light; one for each Sunday in Advent, please contact Jane Gibb (01280) 840018–Cost £7.00.

Have a look at our new 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



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

Stir up Sunday

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of goodworks, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Stir-up Sunday is a centuries-old annual tradition where home cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent 'stirring up' their Christmas pudding.

The mixture even had to be stirred in a specific way – from east to west to pay homage to the journey undertaken by the three wise men. Every member of the family would take turns doing this as they were allowed to make a wish while doing so, which also gave the mother of the family a rest as the mixture was very thick and hard!!

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