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  • Lisa Miles

Pews News - w/c 22nd January 2023


Third Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Farthinghoe, Morning Worship

11.00am Aynho Holy Communion

11.00am Croughton, Morning Worship

11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship

Colour White

Readings Isaiah 9:1-4,

1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 27:1,4-12


Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power, 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

Almighty Father, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world: may your people,

illumined by your word and sacraments, shine with the radiance of his glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth. for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

10.30am Evenley Benefice Holy Communion

Please pray for:-

- All those who need our prayers this week

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- For all those struggling with health issues.

- For those awaiting surgery

- For those affected by recent flooding

- For the passengers and crew who lost their lives in the recent air crash in Nepal, and their families who await any possible return of their loved ones. Also, for the rescue services who attended the crash scene to try and recover bodies.

- 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)

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

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.


The revealing of Christ

The Sundays which follow Epiphany are known as the time of manifestation. It celebrates 'the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ'.

Announcement from the Diocese of Peterborough


(The appointment took place on 8th December 2022)

The Revd Matthew Robinson has been appointed Rural Dean of Brackley. He will be licensed by +Donald, Bishop of Peterborough, on 8 December 2022.

This is in addition to Matthew’s current roles and responsibilities. His contact details will remain unchanged.


We welcome him to the position and hold him in our prayers.

Have a look at our Benefice website

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

Lent Day: 2023

In the past we have organised a day away at Stanton House near Oxford during Lent. These have comprised of short services, reflections, and time to oneself. I am exploring the idea of organising something during Lent this year either at Stanton house (£35 including coffee, lunch, and tea) or more locally. I would appreciate knowing if anyone might be interested in either of these possibilities before I plan any further. Responses by 31st January please to Tel: 702300 or Thank you. Carrie

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

The days are drawing out at last.

7th January sunrise 08.05- sunset 16.09

21st January sunrise 07.54 – sunset 16.30

It all helps with extra daylight, however little.

Only 9 weeks to the Vernal Equinox when Spring begins!!!

And finally

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” —

Steve Jobs

(Co-founder of Apple computers)

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