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Pews news - w/c 5th February 2023


Third Sunday before Lent

10.30am Farthinghoe Benefice Holy Communion

Colour Green

Readings Isaiah 58:1-9a, 1Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16), Matthew 5:13-20,

Psalm 112:1-9


Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of this world,

our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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

Merciful Father, who gave Jesus Christ to be for us the bread of life, that those who come to him should never hunger: draw us to the Lord in faith and love, that we may eat and drink with him

at his table in the kingdom, where he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen


Second Sunday before Lent

9.30am Evenley, Morning Worship

9.30am Farthinghoe

Morning Worship

10.00am Aynho, Morning Worship

11.00am Croughton, Holy Communion

11.00am Hinton Morning Worship

Colour Green


Please pray for:-

- All those who need our prayers this week.

- 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)

February 2023

2nd (Thursday), Candlemas

6th 1952 - Death of King George VI, aged 56 & accession of his daughter, our late Queen Elizabeth II

14th St Valentine’s Day

14th Evenley Soup lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm

19th Open house with pancakes!!! – see article below.

21st Shrove Tuesday (pancake day)

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

Ash Wednesday

Come and mark the beginning of Lent in this quiet communion service of prayer and reflection. There is an opportunity for the imposition of Ashes on your forehead as a symbol of our repentance. The ashes made from burnt palm crosses are administered with the words. From dust you come and to dust you will return, repent of your sins and turn to Christ.

Pancake Day: Open House at

15 Church Lane, Evenley

As Shrove Tuesday on 21st February is a school evening Carrie and Kevin will be hosting an Open House with pancakes on Sunday 19th February from 3-6pm.

Do pop along for a drink and a sweet pancake anytime during the afternoon.

If anyone can help by making a batch of pancakes, please let Carrie know on 702300 or

March 2023

1st St David’s Day

3rd World Day of Prayer

(information to follow)

14th Evenley Soup Lunch 12.00 – 1.30pm

19th Mothering Sunday

Looking forward to the next Benefice Holy Communion service for February which is on 19th 10.30am at Hinton. We welcome you all to attend and join in with the celebrations along with friends from our neighbouring churches when we all come together to share prayers and hymns to continue to celebrate the season of Epiphany which lasts until the first Sunday of Lent (26th February)


The revealing of Christ

The Sundays which follow Epiphany are known as the time of manifestation. It celebrates 'the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ'.

Have a look at our Benefice website.

Also new email address

Telephone number

(01280) 702861

Mothering Sunday

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. Full list of the items needed to follow.

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

The days are drawing out at last.

7th February sunrise 07.30 – sunset 17.01 – It keeps getting better.

Only 6 weeks to the Vernal Equinox when Spring begins!!!

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