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The Oxhill News

April 2015

This months News



Deanery News

Dear Friends,

As we come up to Easter, our final Deanery Lent Service will be on the Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1st, at 7.30pm, in Ettington Church, and it will be a Holy Communion for Holy Week.  The preacher will be Ven. John Green CB, Archdeacon Pastor, who will be closing our series on Baptismal Vows with the final question: ‘Do you renounce evil?’ Everyone is welcome to join us.

Over Easter our churches will all be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the fact that God is alive, and invites us to be alive in him – so please do join in the celebrations, wherever you are.

After Easter we will be holding our annual meeting to explore the mysteries of Diocesan and Parish Share issues on Tuesday, April 21st at St. Mary’s Church, Tysoe at 7.30pm. Everyone who is involved in the leadership of our churches is invited – church wardens, treasurers, secretaries and Synod members, and I am delighted that our guest that evening will be David Oglethorpe, the Diocesan Director of Finance.

On Ascension Day: Thursday, May 14th   there will be a Deanery Service of Holy Communion for Ascension Day, at 7.30 pm in Barcheston Church, when it will be lovely to welcome their Rector, Revd. Stuart Allen as the preacher.

Finally, looking ahead, there will be another of our increasingly popular Deanery Quiet Mornings on Thursday, June 4th, from 10 am – 1 pm at Brailes Free Church. ‘Pots, Pans and Prayer’: a morning with Brother Lawrence, will led by Elisabeth Ashworth.

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter:

            As the stone was rolled away,
            and the people went to tell the Good News,
            may we go from here to share and rejoice.

Worship Words, Nick Harding.

My incredibly grateful thanks to all who baked, made soup, came, ate and gave so generously during Lent here in Oxhill.  At the end of the day I have sent the amazing sum of £500.75 to a combination of Save the Children and Christian Aid.  As you will realise, every penny makes a difference to the children in war-torn parts of the world, so your gifts will make a lot of difference.

My thanks, too, to those who have and are still contributing to the Spend a Penny Challenge to provide clean, piped, water to villages in Burundi.  The Challenge ends at Easter – so if you are filling a jam jar for this, could you get it to me or bring it to church at some point: we will count all the pennies and send it off to CORD (Christian Outreach, Relief and Development, in Leamington Spa).

On Good Friday we invite all small children to bring an adult along to an informal ‘Messy Church’ in The Old Chapel, on Main Street.  We are going to make an Easter Garden for the church, and we need their help – and provide hot cross buns and drinks in the process.  That’s Friday, April 3rd between 10.00am and 12 noon –ish. 

The evening of Good Friday, the singers of Oxhill are joining those of Tysoe in a service of music, reading, prayer and silence for Good Friday in Tysoe Church at 7.30pm, to which all from the benefice are very welcome.

Finally, we celebrate Easter Morning, Sunday, 5th April in St. Lawrence Church with the Holy Communion on Easter Day at 9.30am.


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