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The Oxhill News

October 2015

This months News



Deanery News

After a busy time of Harvest, things continue to be busy in our churches this month.

On Tuesday, October 6th we have our Deanery Synod at 7.30pm in Butler’s Marston Church, when are delighted to be welcoming John Witcombe, the Dean of Coventry, as our speaker. He is responsible for the Cathedral, and since the reconciliation ministry of the Cathedral lies at the heart of life in our Diocese, he is going to speak about ‘Roots of Reconciliation’.  Everyone is welcome to come and hear John speak and meet him: you do not have to be a member of Synod.

On Sunday, October 11th there will be a Confirmation Service, led by Bishop Christopher, at 5.00pm, in Long Compton.

Then on Saturday, October 31st Bishop John will be leading a Quiet Morning for Advent in The Old Chapel, Oxhill.  The morning will run from 10.00am until 1.00pm, with coffee beforehand, and a light lunch afterwards. Please do come and join us, even if only for part of the morning, and spend some time listening to God in the run up to Advent.

Finally, on Tuesday, November 10th Bishop Christopher will again be in the Deanery, spending the day with  those who live and work here.  In the evening there will be an open meeting for everyone at 7.30pm at Pillerton Priors Village Hall. Called ‘Meeting the Bishop: Sharing his Journey’, it will give us a chance to meet him, ask questions and listen as he talks about how he encounters God.  Again, this is for everyone.

It is really good to hear of efforts to help those caught up in the refugee crisis across Europe: no doubt by the time you read this, a number of initiatives will be in place, led by our churches, Diocese and national organisations.  As always, Christians are asked to Pray, to Act and to Give, in whatever way they feel is appropriate. You may like to use this prayer:

Lord, we pray for healing, peace and restoration.
Bring light out of this present darkness and hope from despair that, guided by your Holy Spirit, all your children may find a new way forward together
based on your love for us all.

And lastly,

the Deanery Synod needs a new secretary, probably from one of our churches (and therefore understands the C of E!) who is available to attend Synods ( 3 a year, in the evenings), Standing Committees (4-5 a year, day or evenings) and cope with some paperwork and emailing in between. A small honorarium is payable.  If you are interested, could you contact Jill on revjill.tucker@tiscali.co.uk.

Every blessing,  Jill

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