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The Oxhill News

October 2016

This months News

Contents

 

PCC meeting 7th September 2016 

A short Summary of the above meeting.   Canon Reverend Nicholas Morgan chaired the meeting. Nine members of the PCC were present. This is the last Oxhill meeting for Nicholas who is shortly to retire.  The churchyard gate has pretty much fallen apart so plans were made to get quotes for either a timber gate or a metal one. The faculty needed for the moving of the organ and installing a servery is to be extended to include a ringing floor (an upstairs in the tower to allow bell ringers to ring from there) so that the base of the tower is left free for installation of a disabled toilet. Naturally more fundraising will be required but PCC believe it is good to get a plan.

The present organ is out of order and it may not be possible to get it repaired. A keyboard will be used until a replacement can be found.

It was suggested that a working party be gathered before December to give the church a good clean to prevent it getting dusty and cobwebby again. November 25th and 26th were the dates suggested. An advert would be place in the Oxhill news to this effect.

Shoe boxes for the shoe box charity will be collected on October 30th.

A Christmas Nativity Service (as last year) was arranged for the 11th December in the Old Chapel

Deanery events will be in the Oxhill news separately.

Next meeting December 1st 2016

A Farewell to Nicholas evening took place at Whatcote Church on Sunday 18th September. Nicholas conducted the service and afterwards cheques were presented to him following donations from the three villages in our benefice. Very sad to be losing him but we wish him and Sirpa a very happy retirement.

Barn Dance on 17th September

This event was really well attended and much enjoyed by all. Thank you to Bill and June Fox for allowing us to use his very suitable barn and for providing big straw bales also. Thank you also to the bar tenders and to the ladies who manned the door and sold raffle tickets. A big thank you to Douglas who advertised the Barn Dance far and wide and did a lot of preparation and clearing up as did Gaida and Gerry. Mick Gibbs from Tysoe loaned us small straw bales for sitting on so thanks to him for bringing them and also collecting them. The Silver Bough Ceilidh band did a really good job and got everyone dancing well. And finally thanks to all Oxhillians who gave their support and swelled the numbers. The sum of 1200 was raised for church funds.

Working party for cleaning the Church

Advance notice for November 25th and 26th. Please note these dates. Anyone who could spare some time to help would be most welcome. Coffee and cake/biscuits will be on hand to boost energy!!

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