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The Oxhill News

December 2014

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Deanery News

The end of November marked the beginning of Advent: depending on when you receive your magazines, there may still be time to tell you that there is to be another Advent Quiet Morning in The Old Chapel, Main Street Oxhill, on Saturday, November 29th, led by Revd, Cathy Davies.  The morning will run from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm: coffee will be available from 9.30 am, and a light lunch will be served afterwards.  (Elisabeth Ashworth would appreciate knowing numbers for lunch if possible: 01608 686391).  You are welcome to come for all or part of the morning: this is a space to be still as we think anew of the enormity of Godís coming to us at Christmas.

Looking ahead, the next Deanery Synod will be on Tuesday, 3rd February, at St. Edmundís, Shipston, when we will welcome the Dean of Coventry, John Witcombe, as our speaker.

 As we move into Advent, and look ahead to the celebration of Godís coming to live among us, some words written by Liz Babbs:

The Real Work of Christmas

When the last present has been opened and the last mouth fed.
When weariness lays like a blanket over all mankind -
The real work of Christmas begins:

To seek the lost
To support the lonely
To feed the starving
To shelter the homeless
To console the broken
To love the unlovely
To
LOVE

Making room for Jesus: Liz Babbs

During Advent The Travelling Nativity will be making its way from home to home in Oxhill and Whatcote, helping us to think about the true meaning of Christmas, and to share with each other Godís message and promise of love and hope.  The journey begins in Whatcote Church on Advent Sunday, November 30th during the 9.30am service, and ends in Oxhill Church at the Christingle Service on Sunday, December 21st at 9.30am. If you would like to receive a visit from Mary and Joseph during this time, please let me know: Jill Tucker, 01295 680663 or
revjill.tucker @ tiscali.co.uk

My thanks to all those who kindly gave me donations following various village events: as a result of your generosity, two pairs of goats have now been sent to villages in Africa!

Every blessing,  Jill

Jill Tucker.  688193 

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