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The Oxhill News

January 2015

This months News



Deanery News

At our next Deanery Synod, on Tuesday, February 3rd, will focus on Coventry Cathedral.  We shall be welcoming the Dean of Coventry, Very. Revd. John Witcombe, and a warm invitation is extended to anyone who would like to meet him, and hear of his vision for Coventry, the City and its Cathedral.  We shall meet at St. Edmund’s Church, Shipston, at 7.30 pm.

All too soon it will be Lent and Easter: could I remind you that this year the Deanery Lent Services will be happening on WEDNESDAY evenings, to give all those who struggle with Tuesday a chance to attend.  This year we will be the Pilgrim Course: Turning to Christ.  Could I encourage you to make this part of your Lenten discipline?  For information, the dates and venues are as follows, at 7.30pm :

Wednesday 25th February - Shipston:
Do you turn to Christ?  

Wednesday 4th March - Tysoe:
Do you believe and trust in God the Father?

Wednesday 11th March - Long Compton:
Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ?        

Wednesday 18th March - Brailes:
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?

Wednesday 25th March - Tredington:
Do you repent your sins?   

Wednesday 1st April - Ettington (HC):
Do you renounce evil?   

As we go into this New Year, an adaptation of some words by Metropolitan Anthony in ‘School for Prayer’:

This year is blessed by God,
it is God’s own and now let us go into it.
You walk in this year as God’s own messenger;
whoever you meet, you meet in God’s own way.
You are there to be the presence of the Lord God,
the presence of Christ, the presence of the Spirit,
the presence of the Gospel – this is your function this year.

As I write this, the Travelling Nativity is hopefully making its way around the village.  On Advent Sunday it was commissioned at Whatcote Church, and sent on its travels around Whatcote and Oxhill, reminding people that Jesus was coming, and asking for somewhere to stay. Twenty-one families welcomed the Holy Family into their homes, and the Nativity finally reached Oxhill Church at the Christingle on December 21st, where it stayed over Christmas. My thanks to all those who took part, made room for the Holy Family and guarded them so faithfully!

As a result of various donations and the generosity of Oxhill folk, two breeding pairs of goats had been sent in the autumn to villages in Africa via the Christian Charity Cord. Following Joyce’s death the members of the Garden Club have donated a third breeding pair to Africa in her memory.  Thanks to everyone for their generosity.

St Lawrence Church is about to acquire some Bibles, to be placed in the pews.  If anyone would like to donate one, perhaps in memory of a loved one, and have it suitably inscribed, could they get in touch with me? 

Finally, looking ahead, Shrove Tuesday is on Tuesday, February 17th – and there will be a Pancake Supper at The Old House that evening.  Mark the date – more details nearer the time.

Every blessing,  Jill

Jill Tucker.  688193 

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