Pews news - w/c 27th August 2023

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10.00amAynho, Songsof






Psalm124 Collect

AlmightyandeverlastingGod, youarealwaysmorereadyto hearthanwetoprayandto givemorethaneitherwedesire ordeservepourdownuponus theabundanceofyourmercy, forgivingusthosethingsof whichourconscienceisafraid andgivingusthosegoodthings whichwearenotworthytoask butthroughthemeritsand mediationofJesusChristyour SonourLord,whoisaliveand reignswithyou,intheunityof theHolySpirit,oneGod,now andforever.



Godofallmercy,inthiseucharist youhavesetasideoursinsand givenusyourhealing:grantthat wewhoaremadewholeinChrist maybringthathealingtothis brokenworld,inthenameof JesusChristourLord.







Please pray for:-

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

- WeprayforSaraLyford,her daughterandtheexpected twins.

- ForthefamilyofPeter Richardsonastheypreparefor hisfuneralon24th August

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

- Forthechurchandpeopleof Syresham

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

Vale Pews News 27th August 2023
new website address

Bank holiday weekend- hope you all enjoy it

- Forourfarming community,-thankfully somefarmershavealready broughttheir‘harvest home’.

- Wendy&Jeremy

- Forallthoseaffectedbythe wildfiresovertheworld.

- Forallthoseaffectedbythe recentcourtcasein Manchester,thinkingofthe familiesandalsothejurors.

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

September 2023

2nd Mixbury village fete – to be held at Mixbury Hall.

12.00 – 4pm

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 hall12.00 – 1.30pm Village soup lunch

23rd St Peter’s Church

Brackley – Harvest supper. Tickets from 800events SAVE

August 2023

28th Bank Holiday for England, Wales, Northern Ireland

Concert at The Most Holy Trinity Church, HINTON

Friday 15th September 7pm.

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



holiday weekend- hope you all enjoy it

The Middleton Cheney singers will be singing songs from stage & screen. Tickets £12.50 – contact 07974 656428.

Service at Steane

Our Evensong service at Steane on 20th was led most wonderfully well by Rev’d Rich Duncan. Our thanks to him and all the team who took part including those who supplied and served refreshments. The next (and last) service at Steane for 2024 is on 10th September at 6pm. Please come along and share it with others from the benefice.

Ride & Stride at Aynho, 9

th 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 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)

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

Bank holiday weekend- hope you all enjoy it

Revd Terry Richards 01869 811251

Lay Readers

Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300

May Leng 07903 801143



Andrew Bellamy 01869 810847

Kathy White 01869 810418

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

Have a look at our Benefice website. Also new email address

Telephone number (01280) 702861

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Printed copies can be found in some of our churches.

Church contacts

Ministry Teams

Assistant Priest-


Angie Robbins 01869 811445, Evenley:

Jose Golding 07708 539191

Farthinghoe: Position vacant

Hinton-in-the-Hedges: Sam Mainds 07860 46500

And finally

A quote from Sir Michael Parkinson CBE

When it comes to ballyhoo, Muhammad Ali made Barnum and Bailey look like non-starters, and he had the incandescent quality of the real star which would have made him famous, even if his gift was knitting not fighting.

28/3/1935 – 16/8/2023

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