Pews News w/c 19th May 2024

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6pmSTEANE,Evensong ColourRed Readings







God,whoasatthistimetaught theheartsofyourfaithful peoplebysendingtothemthe lightofyourHolySpirit:grant usbythesameSpirittohavea rightjudgementinallthings andevermoretorejoiceinhis holycomfort;throughthe meritsofChristJesusour Saviour,whoisaliveandreigns withyou,intheunityofthe HolySpirit,oneGod,nowand forever.



FaithfulGod,whofulfilledthe promisesofEasterbysendingus yourHolySpiritandopeningto everyraceandnationthewayof lifeeternal:openourlipsbyyour Spirit,thateverytonguemaytell ofyourglory;throughJesus ChristourLord.


11.00amCroughton,Morning Worship

11.00amHinton,Morning Worship

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;- Paula,Pip&Katie,Douglas, Jackie,Suzanne,Norman,

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

Astwick Vale Pews News 19th May 2024
SERVICESFOR26thMay TrinitySunday
11.00amAynho,Holy Communion

Derek,BrucefromMixbury, Tony.

- Forallthosestrugglingwith healthissues,especially thoseinhospital&those awaitingtreatment.

- YoungHollywhocontinues tomakegoodprogresswith treatment,whileattending herschool.Wecontinueto holdherinourprayers.

- Forthechurchandpeople ofCulworth.

- Wendy&Jeremy

- ForGeorgeFox&Sophie Heathastheycomebefore Godtomaketheirmarriage vows.

- ForHMKingCharlesIIIas heisabletoreturnto publicduties.

- ForHRHThePrincessof Walesasshecontinues preventativetreatmentfor thecancerdiagnosis.Also, forWillliam,Princeof Walesandthechildren,

- Forallthoseaffectedby situationsworldwide& especiallytheconflictinthe MiddleEast. Wepraythata peacewillbefound.


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

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.


for May 2024

19th Whit Sunday – Pentecost 19th Second of our summer services at Steane 19th Culworth, 6pm. An all-age 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 If

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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 DatesforJune 6th TheD-Dayoperationof June6,1944,brought togethertheland,air,andsea forcesofthealliedarmiesin whatbecameknownasthe largestamphibiousinvasionin militaryhistory.The operation,giventhecodename OVERLORD,deliveredfivenaval assaultdivisionstothebeaches ofNormandy,France.

9th OpenFarmSunday-see below 11th-Evenley12.00-1.15pm, VillageSoupLunch.Usualmenueveryonewelcome. 14th- Farthinghoe10.00am–11.00coffee,cake&chatinthe vestry–allwelcome 16thFathers’Day 16thThirdofoursummer servicesatSteane 20thSummerSolstice,Summer begins 22ndEvenley-Weddingof GeorgeFox&SophieHeath 24thJune(Monday)is Midsummer’sDay–Didyou knowthattheonlydayyou shouldtrimyourboxballsisthe daybeforeMidsummer.

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OpenFarmSunday,9thJune isfarming'sannualopenday givingvisitorstheopportunity tolearnmoreaboutfarming andthecountryside,and farmersthechancetotalk aboutwhatthey'resoproud of:Britishfoodandfarming! Lookoutforaneventatyour localfarm.

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LayReaders CarrieO’Regan01280702300 MayLeng07903801143 Wardens Aynho AndrewBellamy01869810847 KathyWhite01869810418 Croughton: AngieRobbins01869811445, Evenley: JoseGolding 07708539191 Farthinghoe:Positionvacant Hinton-in-the-Hedges: SamMainds07860465000

HavealookatourBenefice website.
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AndFinally OakAppleDayis celebratedon29th May. 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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NineyearsafterCharles IIhidfromParliamentarian troopsinanoaktreefollowing thelossofhisRoyalistcauseat theBattleofWorcester,he returnedtothethroneonhis thirtiethbirthday,29May1660 –whichbecametheannual celebrationofOakAppleDay.

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