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  • Lisa Miles

Pews News - w/c 28th May 2023- Pentecost


Whit Sunday

9.00am Farthinghoe, Holy Communion

11.00am Aynho, Holy Communion

Colour Red


Acts 2:1-21

1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39

Psalm 104:26-36,37b


God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Post Communion

Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal: open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Trinity Sunday

10.30am Croughton, Benefice Holy Communion

Colour Gold or White

Banns of Marriage for the first time for Christopher Antony Bilsby & Emma Louise Wycherley who are to marry at St Milburga, Beckbury, TF11 9DG To be published at Aynho

Please pray for:-

- All those who need our prayers this week

- For our farming community

- Suzanne & family as they prepare for John’s funeral on Thursday 15th June, 2pm at Banbury Crematorium.

- For couples preparing to be married this summer.

- For those in hospital.

- 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)

The next Benefice Holy Communion service is on 18th June 10.30am at Hinton when Archdeacon Richard Ormston will be present.

We welcome you all to attend and join in with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share hymns & prayers.


Croughton – 10th June in the garden of David & Margaret Rings

Hinton – 1st July

Evenley 24th June

Farthinghoe 25th June

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

Have a look at our Benefice website.

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

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Printed copies can be found in some of our churches.

Church contacts

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 810847King

Kathy White 01869 810418


Angie Robbins 01869 811445,


Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe: Position vacant


Sam Mainds 07860 46500

2nd Evensong at Steane

The second of our Evensong services took place last night (21st May. The service was led by the Revd. Celia Parks who delivered an amazing sermon highlighting that we are all in God’s flock of sheep and we do his bidding.

The weather was kind to us, and the atmosphere was so calming it made for an extremely loving service.

We thank Revd. Celia and the officials who had worked to present the service and the refreshments which followed.

Our next Evensong at Steane is Sunday 25th June at 6pm.

Words from St Francis of Assisi

Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day through whom You give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour; of You, Most High, he bears the likeness.

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