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The Oxhill News

May 2015

This months News



Deanery News

Dear Everyone,

As we rejoice in the new life all around, can I remind you of four upcoming events:

On Thursday, May 14th we will be celebrating Ascension Day with a special communion service at Barcheston Church at 7.30pm.  Stuart Allen will be preaching, and everyone is very welcome.

We are entering the season for the Archdeacon’s Visitations, when Church Wardens are formally welcomed to office, and we say thank you, both to those who are retiring, and those who serve faithfully in other posts.  The Shipston venue this year is St. Edmunds, Shipston, on Tuesday, 19th May at 7.30pm.

We are really looking forward to welcoming Linda Wainscot, the Diocesan Director of Education, to our next Deanery Synod on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7.30pm in Whatcote Church.  Linda is passionate about Christian education, and about a shared partnership between churches, schools, communities and families along the way.  There will also be a display by Revd. Sarah Edmonds and Revd. Ali Massey of the works they have been doing in schools recently. Educating our children is really important, and if you would like to know more, please do come along.  All are welcome.

Finally, on Thursday, June 4th there will be another Quiet Morning, this time in The Free School in Brailes, between 10.00am and 1.00pm.  Coffee will be available from 9.30am, and a light lunch will be served afterwards for those who can stay.  Elisabeth Ashworth will be reflecting on the down to earth teachings of Brother Lawrence: ‘Pots, Pans and Prayer’. Again all are welcome, even if it is only for part of the morning – these Quiet Mornings are very low key, and simply give us an opportunity to be quiet and reflective in God’s presence.

The good folk of Oxhill have done a wondrous job collecting their pennies (and pounds) during Lent as part of the Spend a Penny Challenge. To date I have counted out jam jar contents to the tune of £311.25. (some of which is also Gift Aided). When all is finally gathered in, I will be sending it off to Cord to allow them to provide cleaning running water, which all the benefits that brings, to villages in Burundi. So thank you all very much.

Everyone is warmly invited to join us for an organ recital to be given in St. Lawrence’s Church by Jon Clarke – a wonderful organist who has played for us on several significant occasions in Church. He is going to play a mixture of sacred and show time music, and suitable refreshments will be served. The Recital is on Friday, May 22nd, at 7.30pm in Church. Tickets are £10, to include summer drinks and nibbles, from Carol Fox 01295 680223 ceafox @ aol.com  or Jill Tucker 01295 688193 revjill.tucker @ tiscali.co.uk

Finally, a very big thank you to those who came, cut out, glued, and assembled the Easter Garden for our Good Friday Messy Church.

Thank you too to the bakers; we enjoyed Hot Cross Buns straight out of the oven, and watched as the Garden was assembled in front of us: hopefully you will have been able to see it as part of the Easter Display in Church.

Blessings, Jill

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