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Pews News - w/c 23rd October 2022

SERVICES FOR 23rd October

19th after Trinity

9.30am Evenley, Harvest Service

11.00am Croughton, Harvest Service

Readings Isaiah 45:22-25, Romans 15:1-6, Luke 4:16-24,

Colour Green


Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

God of all grace, your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your true and living bread. who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.


SERVICES FOR 30th October

All Saints

20th after Trinity

10.30am Aynho, Benefice Holy Communion


Please pray for:-

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

- For all those struggling with health issues, especially those in hospital.

- For families preparing for the funeral of a loved one.

- The Revd. Diane Whitaker & the church and people of Whitfield.

- 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)

25th New moon

29th Clocks go back 1 hour tonight

30th Aynho, 10.30am, Benefice Holy Communion

31st Halloween-based in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced in Gaelic as “Sah-Win”) which is a pagan celebration that marked the end of summer and the onset of the cold, dark winter.


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.

8th 12.00 – 1.30pm Evenley, Village soup lunch

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

13th 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

Congratulations and love to Carrie & May Leng.

On Saturday 15th October Carrie and May Leng spent the day at Peterborough Cathedral for the Celebration of Lay Ministry. At the service in the afternoon new ministers were licenced and existing ministers were re-licenced. This followed the completion and updating of existing safeguarding modules and new ones, a clear DBS check and other paperwork, both legal and reflective. Carrie and May are now licenced to continue their ministry within the diocese for the next three years.

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

The next Benefice Holy Communion is at Aynho on

30th 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.


Sunday 16th October started off as a beautiful autumn morning which lifted everyone’s spirits. The congregation filled the pews at the Most Holy Trinity Church, Hinton and folk kept on arriving right up to the start of the service.

Revd.Terry and Revd. Hugh presented a heart-warming service, and the singing was most joyous. Following the end of the service, refreshments were served – including a freshly baked batch of cheese scones which were very quickly devoured – they were just so delicious.

Thank you to everyone who came and joined us from all our fellow churches in the benefice.

Travelling cribs

At the Benefice service on 20th November all the cribs will be blessed in readiness for their journeys around each parish.

At Croughton their travelling crib will be based at the school, after being blessed at church and children are welcome to take it home over night.

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

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


Contacts: Revd. Nick Leggett

For Banbury contact

01295 661304

And Finally

175 years ago

On 16th October 1847, Charlotte Bronte published ‘Jane Eyre’ under the pen name of Currer Bell.

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