Pews News - w/c 22nd October 2023

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Astwick Vale Pews News 22nd October 2023 ND

SERVICES FOR 22 OCTOBER 20th Sunday after Trinity 9.30, Farthinghoe, Holy Communion 10.30, Aynho, Holy Communion 11.00am Hinton, Morning Worship Colour Green Readings Exodus 33:12-23, 1Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 Psalm 99:1-9 Collect God, the giver of life, whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church: by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ and make us eager to do your will, that we may share with the whole creation the joys of eternal life; 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 God our Father, whose Son, the light unfailing, has come from heaven to deliver the world from the darkness of ignorance: let these holy mysteries open the eyes of our understanding that we may know the way of life, and walk in it without stumbling; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen SERVICES FOR 29TH OCTOBER 21st Sunday after Trinity NO SERVICES IN OUR BENEFICE. 9.30am St Peters, Brackley, Holy Communion 11.00am St Peter & Paul’s Church, Kings Sutton, Holy Communion Colour Green

Please pray for:-

Paula, Pip & Katie, Douglas, Philip, Jackie, Suzanne. We pray for Sara Lyford, her daughter and the expected twins. Gill Coleman – recently undergone surgery – we wish her well. 4yr.old Holly who is in the second year of treatment and thankfully can attend school a couple of days each week. She is a very brave and courageous little girl

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

Only 5 weeks to ‘stir up’ Sunday – have you got the ingredients for your puddings. -


although further treatment continues for some time. For all the churches and people of our Benefice. Wendy & Jeremy For all those affected by the conflict in the Middle East & we pray that a peace will be found. Such a sad world at this time – so many need our prayers.

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

27th 7.30pm Concert at St Peters, Brackley th 28 Croughton 10.30 – 12 noon, Coffee and cake in the church. th 28 Clocks go back one hour. 29th No Church Services in the Benefice- see details of other services in the area. 31st Halloween BRACKLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR Please join us for an evening of music A Concert is to be held at St Peters Church , Brackley on Friday 27th October 7.30pm The choir will be joined by a brass ensemble. A raffle will be the main fundraiser and there will be refreshments.

Free admission OCTOBER 2023 If you have an article to appear in the weekly Pews News, please contact Joyce Stevens (01280) 702861 or email

Only 5 weeks to ‘stir up’ Sunday – have you got the ingredients for your puddings. NOVEMBER 2023 ND


Hinton 7pm All souls’ Service 10th Farthinghoe 10.00 – 11.00 coffee, cake & chat in the vestry – all welcome th 14 1948 - Birthday of HM King Charles III( a month later, on 15th December he was Christened Charles Philip Arthur George) th 14 Evenley soup lunch 12.00 – 1.15pm 18th 9.00am Barnowl Farm, Evenley- Christmas Fayre

Our annual All Souls’ Service will be on Thursday 2nd November in Hinton Church at 7pm, when we will

remember our loved ones who have died. There will be an opportunity to light candles in their memory. If you would like their name to be read out at the service, there are sheets in each of our churches for you to write their name.

HELP NEEDED Hinton in the Hedges PCC are looking for a new Independent Examiner to work with the current Treasurer, Harry Cole. The role is to assist and ultimately validate the accounts that are prepared. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Harry on 07710 301 559 or who will be happy to discuss further.

If you have an article to appear in the weekly Pews News, please contact Joyce Stevens (01280) 702861 or email

Only 5 weeks to ‘stir up’ Sunday – have you got the ingredients for your puddings. Astwick Vale Benefice covers five churches, Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton with Steane Have a look at our Benefice website.

Also email address

Telephone number (01280) 702861

If you wish to be on the Pews News emailing list, please contact: Printed copies can be found in some of our churches. Please note that we continue in a period of Interregnum for the foreseeable future.

Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251 Lay Readers Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300 May Leng 07903 801143 Wardens Aynho: Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847 Kathy White 01869 810418 Croughton: Angie Robbins 01869 811445, Evenley: Jose Golding 07708 539191 Farthinghoe: Position vacant Hinton-in-the-Hedges: Sam Mainds 07860 46500

And finally A simple prayer for all people suffering in this world of ours. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41, verse 10

Church contacts

Ministry Teams Assistant Priest-

If you have an article to appear in the weekly Pews News, please contact Joyce Stevens (01280) 702861 or email

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