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The Oxhill News

July 2009

This months News



Vicarage Notes

Scarecrow Weekend

On behalf of St. Lawrence’s, may I thank Lilian Welsby, the Social and Fundraising committee and the many folk who put so much time and effort into making this event such a success.  There were hundreds of visitors from far and near  who really enjoyed visiting Oxhill – now firmly on the map.  The weather was, like the curate’s egg, good in parts and I think every aspect of the weekend was successful – the teas, raffle, stalls, exhibition, open gardens, the village pigroast and, naturally, the wonderful scarecrows.  To all of Oxhill, thank you for your support!

Thought for the month

When planning the Scarecrow weekend Songs of Praise, I was remembering how St. Lawrence’s will have been the focus for so many village and family events through the centuries, including the Solemnisation of Matrimony, as those who had a close look at the church scarecrows will know.  The church itself contains many items that are “historical treasures”.  However, in the stories surrounding St. Lawrence, who was an early deacon to Pope Sixtus II, when he was challenged to bring forth the treasures of the church, he gathered the poor together and proclaimed that they were the true treasure who God loved.  The church is always about people, and one of the good things about the C of E, for all its faults, is its spirit of openness and welcome – even to scarecrows!

God bless,

Nicholas Morgan, 01608 685230

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