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Pews News - w/c 6th November 2022

SERVICES FOR 6th November

3rd Sunday before Advent

10.30am Croughton, Benefice Holy Communion

Readings Job 19:23-27a,

2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Luke 20:27-38, Psalm 17:1-9

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Almighty Father, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority, and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Post Communion

God of peace, whose Son Jesus Christ proclaimed the kingdom and restored the broken to wholeness of life: look with compassion on the anguish of the world, and by your healing power make whole both people and nations, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

SERVICE FOR 2nd November

7pm, Farthinghoe, Benefice All Souls


Eternal God, our maker & redeemer, grant us, with all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of your Son’s saving passion & glorious resurrection, that in the last day, when you gather up all things in Christ, we may with them enjoy the fullness of your promises; through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now & forever. Amen

SERVICES FOR 13th November

2nd Sunday before Advent

Remembrance Sunday

10.15am Aynho

10.45am Croughton

10.50am Evenley (at the war memorial on the green)

10.50am Hinton

6pm Farthinghoe

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Please pray for:-

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

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

- For the people of the Indian state of Gujarat since the collapse of a bridge. The death toll continues to rise – currently at 141.

- For the people of Seoul, Korea, since 154 died during the crush on Halloween night.

- For the people of Ukraine

- For all people worldwide who are affected by unrest, by acts of violence, oppression, or poverty, especially as the increased energy prices in the UK take hold.

Our churches are always open for private prayer; all are welcome. - (Croughton -by appointment only)

Dates for November

All Souls service at Farthinghoe on Wednesday 2nd November at 7pm.

8th 12.00 – 1.30pm Evenley, Village soup lunch

11th Armistice Day (First world war ended 104 years ago)

13th Remembrance services round the benefice

14th Birthday of HRH King Charles III

20th ‘Stir up’ Sunday

20th 10.30am Evenley, Blessing of the travelling cribs

The Benefice Holy Communion is at Croughton this coming Sunday, 6th November at 10.30am.

Service will be led by Revd.Terry, & Revd. Hugh & we welcome you all to attend. You will be able keep in touch with people from our neighbouring churches who come together to share prayers and hymns.

Why not come along and join us.

Travelling cribs

At the Benefice service on 20th November all the cribs will be blessed in readiness for their journeys around each parish.

At Croughton their travelling crib will be based at the school, after being blessed at church and children are welcome to take it home over night.

Evenley crib will start its annual journey on 1st December and end on 25th December at one of our Christmas services. It comprises of a stable complete with knitted figures from the Christmas story. If you would like to host the crib for a night, please pass your name and contact details to Carrie (01280) 702300 or email - by Thursday 24th November. We ask that you pass it on to the next person on the rota.

This is for young, old, with or without children/grandchildren.


The 1st Sunday in Advent is 27th November. If anyone would like an Advent Wreath, made with four candles for you to light; one for each Sunday in Advent, please contact Jane Gibb (01280) 840018–Cost £7.00.

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


Contacts: Revd. Nick Leggett -

For Banbury contact 01295 661304

And Finally

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein. 1879 - 1955

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