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The Oxhill News

June 2014

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Deanery News

Firstly, a huge thank you to all those who supported the Deanery Lent Services through their participation, hospitality and by coming along.  For many of you, used to small village churches, I know it was really wonderful to be able to worship together in a large group, and to spend time with each other. Thank you too for your generosity: including Gift Aid, we were able to send 1200 to Urban Hope, to support their work in the centre of Coventry, which is marvellous.

The next Deanery Synod is on Tuesday, 24th June, at 7.30pm at Newbold Church.  We shall be welcoming James Kerr to talk about the work of the Historic Churches Trust many of you have probably taken part in their annual bike ride.  We shall also be welcoming newly elected members of Synod, and re-electing the Deanery Standing Committee.  All are welcome to hear James: you do not have to be a member of Synod to come along and listen (and share a cup of coffee and a biscuit with us).

I have spent the last two Saturdays at events to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood. It was an important milestone, and it was rightly and sensitively celebrated, but seeing the very large numbers involved makes one realise that ministry is for all of us. We had recently a wonderful gathering of Church Wardens, Treasurers and Deanery Synod Reps, at which we explored their particular ministries, and a choir workshop, which was a celebration of the ministry of music.  Both of these relied as well on the ministry of hospitality. Each of us has a God-ministry, which he challenges us to use in his service.

Jill Tucker, Rural Dean.

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