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  • Lisa Miles

Pews News - W/c 26th February 2023


1st Sunday of Lent

11.00am Aynho Holy Communion

11.00am Croughton Morning Worship

11.00am Farthinghoe Holy Communion

Colour purple


Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7

Romans 5:12-19,

Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 32


Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save,

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.


Post Communion

Lord God, you have renewed us with the living bread from heaven;

by it you nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our love: teach us always to hunger for him who is the true and living bread, and enable us to live by every word that proceeds from out of your mouth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Ash Wednesday

(Start of Lent)

7.00pm Evenley Benefice Holy Communion


Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness,

may receive from you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; 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 God, you have given your only Son to be for us both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life: give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive these his inestimable gifts, and also daily endeavour to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.



10.30am Aynho Benefice Holy Communion

Colour purple

Banns of Marriage for the first time on 26th February

To be published at both Croughton and Aynho

David Andrew Horne & Megan Louise Elmore

Please pray for:-

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

- For the many thousands of people affected by the earthquake in Turkey & Syria, especially the families of the dead, missing or injured – not forgetting the rescue services.

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- For all those struggling with health issues.

- For those awaiting surgery

- 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)

End of February 2023

22nd Ash Wednesday- start of Lent. Benefice Holy Communion- 7pm at Evenley.

26th First Sunday of Lent

March 2023

1st St David’s Day

3rd World Day of Prayer

(See below for details)

10th Farthinghoe 10.00 – 11.00 Coffee, cake & chat in the vestry

14th Evenley Soup Lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm

17th St Patrick’s Day

19th Mothering Sunday

(See below for details)

World Day of Prayer

3rd March 2.30pm at


World Day of Prayer (A Women Led, Global, Ecumenical Movement) celebrated in over 120 countries. This year the service has been prepared by the women of TAIWAN. Carrie o’ Regan is leading it, assisted by Lynne Cargill. Everyone is welcome.

Mothering Sunday, Evenley

19th March

St George’s Church, Evenley will again be supporting Baby Basics at our service today.

This country wide charity supports mothers and young babies who are referred to them. We will be collecting baby toiletries and things for the mums.

Brand New items for Baby

Baby Shampoo

Baby Bubble Bath

Baby Lotion

Baby Wash / Soap

Baby Toothbrush / Toothpaste

Cotton Wool Balls

Nappies (size 0, 1, 2)

Nappy Sacks

Baby Wipes

Soft Toys suitable from birth

Brand new items for Mum

Shampoo / Conditioner

Shower Gel

Toothbrush / Toothpaste


Breast Pads

Maternity / Sanitary Towels

Comb / Hair Band

Hand Wash / Soap

Toiletry Gift Sets

Box of Chocolates

These can be placed in the box in Evenley church, brought to Mothering Day service or delivered to Carrie at

15 Church Lane, Evenley by 20th March. Thank you for your support. Carrie



It’s 10 years since Holler n Duck started in Evenley Village Hall.

Come along and enjoy an evening of comic songs (think Flanders & Swann)!!

The delirious duo will be performing in Evenley Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday 1st April 2023. Proceeds from the evening will be split between Brackley Food Bank & St George's Church, Evenley. The show will be in two sets of about an hour each with an interval in between. Tickets are limited because of the size of the hall so don't delay, book today. They are just £12.50p each (no concessions) and are available from:

Kevin on 01280 702300 or by email:

There will be no bar, but laughter is guaranteed - bring tissues!

Tickets £12.50 from

01280 702300 or by email:

Tickets limited so book early.

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

Annual Parochial Church Meeting dates

For the election of Church Wardens and PCC members

Aynho 7pm Tuesday 18th April

Evenley 10.00am Saturday 22nd April

Other dates to follow.

Have a look at our 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

From St David

His last words to his followers came from a sermon he gave on the previous Sunday: 'Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do. ' The phrase 'Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd' - 'Do the little things in life' - is still a well-known maxim in Wales.

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