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Pews News - w/c 25th December 2022 - Christmas Week

SERVICES FOR 24th December (Christmas Eve)

5pm Farthinghoe, Benefice Crib Service

11.00pm Evenley, Benefice Holy Communion

Colour White

Ending Advent in prayer

Dear God, it is a dark night, surely like that one long ago. But above the clouds, in the midst of the great December darkness, we know the stars are shining. And we have seen through the eyes of faith the first rays of the sunrise, the coming of the great Son to bring us light, life and warmth. We can hardly wait, for the darkness has lasted so long. We long to walk anew in the Light of your presence and love. Amen.

SERVICES FOR 25th December

Christmas Day

10.00am Aynho, Holy Communion,

10.30am Hinton, Benefice Holy Communion, Christmas Service

Colour White

Readings Isaiah 9:2-7,

Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14

Psalm 96

The centre candle is lit on Christmas day, representing the birth of Christ. The flame of this candle reminds us that He is the light of the world and that, if we follow him, we will never walk in darkness but will have the true light of life. Today’s candle to be lit is the Christ candle

Today we think about Jesus. Joy to the world! The Lord has come!

The central candle is lit, and this response is used - Jesus is the light of the world.

A light no darkness can ever put out. Joy to the world! The Lord has come!

The central candle is lit, and this response is used - Jesus is the light of the world.


Almighty God, you have given us your only begotten Son to take our nature upon him and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin: grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace,

may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; 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

God our Father, whose Word has come among us in the Holy Child of Bethlehem: may the light of faith illumine our hearts and shine in our words and deeds; through him who is Christ the Lord. Amen


10.30am Aynho Benefice Holy Communion

Please pray for:-

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

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

- For all those travelling on our roads during the lead up to Christmas and pray that you will be kept safe.

- For all those living on our streets that they find a warm place to stay

- For the people of Ukraine

- 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)

25th Christmas Day

10.00am Aynho, Holy Communion

10.30am Hinton Benefice Holy Communion Christmas service

26th St Stephens Day

This day commemorates the saint who was the first Christian martyr and was known for his service to the poor and needy.

31st New Year’s Eve

(Time to make your NY resolutions) The bells of Evenley will ring out at midnight to welcome the New Year.

A Christmas message from the Revd. Sue Cooper

Revd Sue sends best wishes to you all for a very happy and peaceful Christmas. And may God richly bless you all this coming New year. Much love as always Rev Sue.x.

Looking forward to January 2023

1st 10.30am Aynho, Benefice Holy Communion

6th Epiphany

The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi

(Full moon)

10th, 12.00 – 1.30pm Evenley Soup Lunch

22nd Aynho Church Cleaning



The next Benefice holy communion service is on 1st January – 10.30 at Aynho

We welcome you all to attend the last Advent services and join in with the Christmas Day celebrations along with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share prayers and hymns as we acknowledge the end of Advent and welcome the Christ Child at Christmas.

Thank you all.

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

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph!

(Shirley Temple)

23/4/28 – 10/2/2014

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