Pews News - w/c 20th August 2023

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10.00Farthinghoe,Holy Communion








Psalm133 Collect

OGod,youdeclareyour almightypowermostchieflyin showingmercyandpity: mercifullygranttoussucha measureofyourgrace,that we,runningthewayofyour commandments,mayreceive yourgraciouspromises,andbe madepartakersofyour heavenlytreasure;through JesusChristyourSonourLord, whoisaliveandreignswith you,intheunityoftheHoly Spirit,oneGod,nowandfor ever.



Lordofallmercy,weyour faithfulpeoplehavecelebrated thatonetruesacrificewhichtakes awayoursinsandbringspardon andpeace:byourcommunion keepusfirmonthefoundationof thegospelandpreserveusfrom allsin;throughJesusChristour Lord.

Amen SERVICESFOR27thAugust


10.00amAynho, Songsof Praise

Please pray for:-

- Paula,Pip&Katie,Douglas, Philip,Jason.

- WeprayforSaraLyford,her daughterandtheexpected twins.

- ForthefamilyofPeter Richardsonastheypreparefor hisfuneral

- 4yr.oldHollywhoisinthe secondyearoftreatmentand thankfullycanattendschoola coupleofdayseachweek. Sheis averybraveand courageouslittlegirlalthough

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

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new website address



- Forthechurchandpeople


- Forourfarmingcommunity.

- Wendy&Jeremy

- Forallthoseaffectedbythe wildfiresinHawaii

Ourchurchesarealways openforprivateprayer;all arewelcome.-(Croughton -byappointmentonly)

7th – 9th Brackley charter fair on the market square.

9th Ride & Stride at St

Peter’s Church, Brackley, St Michaels, Aynho & Most Holy Trinity, Hinton.

12th Evenley village hall -

12.00 – 1.30pm Village

soup lunch

23rd St Peter’s Church

Brackley – Harvest supper. Tickets from 800events

August 2023

20th Steane 5pm Evensong.

28th Bank Holiday for England, Wales, Northern Ireland

September 2023

2nd Mixbury village fete

– to be held at Mixbury Hall. 12.00 – 4pm


Concert at The Most Holy Trinity Church, HINTON

Friday 15th September 7pm.

The Middleton Cheney singers will be singing

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songs from stage & screen.

Tickets £12.50 –contact 07974 656428.

Services at Steane

Our August service is today ( 20th) and will be an evensong at 5pm. Please come along and share it with others from the benefice.

communities. A perfect opportunity to visit many of the lovely villages around Aynho and beyond. You can plan your own route, whether walking or cycling so why not give it a try. Contact: Pat Stubbs 810695 or

The church will be open from 9.00am – 6.00pm and refreshments are available. (Note revised closing time)

Ride & Stride at Aynho, 9th September

A great day out discovering England’s churches as well as raising much needed funds through sponsorship to keep churches and chapels in good repair and active in our

Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane

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Have a look at our Benefice website.

Also new email address

Telephone number (01280) 702861

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Church contacts

Ministry Teams

Assistant Priest-

Revd Terry Richards 01869


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

While our weather at home has hardly been ‘summery’ we hear the devastating news from Hawaii regarding the wildfires. Nearly the entire town of Lahaina, on Maui was destroyed in the fire. The number of missing now stands at around 1,300 with 99 dead.

The following is an extract from the prayers of the Bishop of Honolulu.

Today our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the devastating wildfires that have ravaged the island of Maui. Let us also remember the power of prayer. In our collective prayers, we ask for strength, resilience, and healing for the fire victims and their families. May we find the grace to rebuild our families, their livelihoods, and the physical structures that were lost. Let our faith guide us as we navigate the challenges ahead, knowing that with the grace of God, all things are possible.

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copies can be found in some of our churches.
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