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Pews News - w/c 2nd July 2023

4th Sunday after Trinity

11.00am Farthinghoe, Benefice Holy Communion

Colour green


Genesis 22:1-14,

Romans 6:12-23,

Matthew 10:40-42

Psalm 13


O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Post Communion

Eternal God, comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken,

you have fed us at the table of life and hope: teach us the ways of gentleness and peace, that all the world may acknowledge the kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.



5th Sunday after Trinity

9.30am Evenley, Morning Worship

10.00am Aynho, morning Worship

11.00am Croughton, Morning Worship

11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship

Please pray for:-

- We pray for Sara Lyford, her daughter and the expected twins.

- Clive as he prepares for the funeral of Dorothy on 5th July at Hinton church at 1pm.

- 4yr.old Holly who is in the second year of treatment and thankfully can attend school a couple of days each week. She is a very brave and courageous little girl although further treatment continues for some time.

- For the church and people of Hinton & Steane

- For the families of the five explorers who lost their lives in the recent ‘Titanic’ disaster.

- For our farming community

- Wendy & Jeremy

- 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)

July 2023

1st Hinton Fete at 1pm.

All bakes and jams are welcome for the produce stall. Please let us know if you can commit to making or baking by contacting:

Susan Byrne:

07989 609565 or

or Julie Wirth:

Thank you all so much for all your support !

3rd Evenley 3-4.30pm, Cream tea at Rectory Farmhouse, Church Leys. Please contact Jane if you can come (1280)840018 or 07594 326637

Entrance £3.50 + raffle.

11th Evenley, 12.00 – 1.30pm Soup Lunch

17th New moon


Hinton – 1st July

Our third service was held at Steane on Sunday and was well attended. The quiet rural surrounds add to the peace and calm

of the chapel to create a very special place of worship. Thanks to Sam Mainds for taking the service, to David Withers for delivering the amazing sermon and to Theo and team for their hard work and serving a very welcome drink + nibbles at the end.

Our next service is on 23rd July and will be ‘Songs of Praise’ so please come along and share it with others from the benefice.


Midsummer Concert at St Michael's Aynho - 7pm on Saturday 1st July - Chamber Ensemble playing Vivaldi, Mozart, Bliss and Pleyel. Tickets (£15) on door or via email

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

If you wish to be on the Pews News emailing list, please contact:

Printed copies can be found in some of our churches.

Church contacts

Ministry Teams

Assistant Priest-

Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251

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

Farthinghoe: Position vacant


Sam Mainds 07860 46500

And finally

Last Saturday (24th June) was Armed Forces day

What happens on Armed Forces Day UK?

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday each June. The celebrations begin on Monday 19 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved.

Reserves Day on 21 June will also provide an opportunity for the country to recognise our Reserve Forces.

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