Pews News w/c 12th May 2024

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WecommemorateJesus Christ'sascensioninto heaven(asperChristian belief)bycelebrating AscensionDay,which occursontheThursday, whichis40(or39)days afterEaster.


Grant,wepray,almighty God,thataswebelieveyour onlybegottenSonourLord JesusChristtohave ascendedintotheheavens, soweinheartandmindmay alsoascendandwithhim continuallydwell;whois aliveandreignswithyou, intheunityoftheHolySpirit, oneGod,nowandforever.



GodourFather,youhaveraised ourhumanityinChristandhave feduswiththebreadofheaven: mercifullygrantthat,nourished withsuchspiritualblessings,we maysetourheartsinthe heavenlyplaces;throughJesus ChristourLord.


6th SundayafterEaster (SundayafterAscension)

9.30am,Evenley,Morning Worship

9.30amFarthinghoe,Morning Worship 10.00am,Aynho,Morning Worship 11.00amHinton,Holy Communion



Acts1:15-17,21-26, 1John5:9-13,John17:6-19, Psalm1

Collect OGodtheKingofglory,youhave exaltedyouronlySonJesusChrist

The Churches of Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe, Hinton and Steane 01280 702861 new website address

Astwick Vale Pews News 12th May 2024


th May was the first anniversary of the Coronation of King Charles III withgreattriumphtoyour kingdominheaven:webeseech you,leaveusnotcomfortless,but sendyourHolySpirittostrengthen usandexaltustotheplacewhere ourSaviourChristisgonebefore, whoisaliveandreignswithyou, intheunityoftheHolySpirit,one God,nowandforever.



EternalGod,giverofloveand power,yourSonJesusChristhas sentusintoalltheworldtopreach thegospelofhiskingdom:confirm usinthismissionandhelpusto livethegoodnewsweproclaim; throughJesusChristourLord.

- Paula,Pip&Katie,Douglas, Jackie,Suzanne,Norman,Derek, BrucefromMixbury.

- Forallthosestrugglingwith healthissues,especiallythosein hospital&thoseawaiting treatment.

- YoungHollywhocontinuesto makegoodprogresswith treatment,whileattendingher school.Wecontinuetoholdher inourprayers.

- Forthechurchandpeopleof ChippingWarden.

- Wendy&Jeremy

- ForHMKingCharlesIIIashe isabletoreturntopublic duties.

- ForHRHThePrincessof Walesasshecommences preventativetreatmentfor thecancerdiagnosis.Also, forWillliam,PrinceofWales andthechildren,

We pray for all who live or work within the parishes of our Benefice, and for those known to us who are sick in body, mind, or spirit, at home or in hospital and who need God’s loving touch at this time. -Among them are; -

- Forallthoseaffectedby situationsworldwide&especially theconflictintheMiddleEast. Wepraythatapeacewillbe found.


Ourchurchesarealwaysopen forprivateprayer;allare welcome.-(Croughton-by appointmentonly)

Amen SERVICESFOR19thMay Pentecost–WhitSunday 10.30amEvenley,Benefice HolyCommunion 6pmSTEANE,Evensong
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A Prayer for World Peace

Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.

Dates for May 2024

9th Ascension Day (Holy Thursday)

10th Farthinghoe 10.00am – 11.00 coffee, cake & chat in the vestry – all welcome 11th Evenley Plant Sale at the village hall 10.00 – 12.00 14th Evenley 12.00-1.15pm, Village Soup Lunch. Usual menu- everyone welcome. 19th Whit Sunday – Pentecost

19th Second of our summer services at Steane

19th Culworth, 6pm. An allage service of prayer & worship to mark the end of My Kingdon Come season. With Debbie, Bishop of Peterborough & The

Venerable Alison Booker, Archdeacon of Oakham. 27th Bank Holiday UK 29th Oak Apple Day

Banns of Marriage for the third & final time on 19th May, to be published at Evenley for:-

George Stanley Reuben Fox & Sophie Krysia Heath DatesforChurchfetes Croughton8thJune Aynho9thJune Farthinghoe30thJune LookingaheadtoJune OpenFarmSunday,9thJune 2024isfarming'sannualopen daygivingvisitorsthe opportunitytolearnmoreabout

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6th May
the first anniversary of the Coronation of King Charles III
weekly Benefice Pews News, please contact Joyce Stevens (01280) 702861

6th May was the first anniversary of the Coronation of King Charles III farmingandthecountryside, andfarmersthechancetotalk aboutwhatthey'resoproud of:Britishfoodandfarming! Lookoutforaneventatyour localfarm.

HavealookatourBenefice website. Also email address

Telephone number (01280) 702861

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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, Evenley:

Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe: Position vacant


Sam Mainds 07860 465000


May5th –11th


Theannualeventhighlightsthe problemshedgehogsfaceand howyoucanhelpthem.

Hedgehogsareagreatindicator species–theydon’tneedan awfullottosurvive,soiftheyare notcopingwell,itmeansthe habitatisdeficient–andshould ringalarmbellsforotherspecies, includinghumans!

Thisyearweareaskingpeopleto ‘WelcomeWildlife!’bycreatinga spaceforwildlifeinyourown gardensorgreenspacesand encouraginglandownerssuchas schoolsandcouncilstodothe same. If you have an article to appear in the weekly Benefice Pews News, please contact Joyce Stevens (01280) 702861 or email

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