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The Oxhill News

May 2014

This months News



Deanery News

Firstly, my grateful thanks to all those who have hosted our Deanery Lent Services this year: to all those who have made tea and baked cakes, turned the heating on, acted as sidemen and taken part in the services a profound thank you for your part in giving us an exceptional series of spaces in which to think about the Beatitudes and worship God this Lent.

On Tuesday, May 6th at 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s Church Tysoe  I am inviting all those who are church wardens or treasurers to join me for an exploration of what the job entails, how things have changed, and also how we can rise to the challenge of doing all that has to be done when the congregation is very small.  There is particular invitation to all those who are newly elected – to come and have some of their questions answered! Synod members will of course be invited as well.

INSTANT CHOIRS: The Shipston Mass on Saturday, May 17th is a chance for all those who love to sing to learn the entire Shipston Mass that Julian Harris has written, plus some other simple music, and then to be joined by families and friends in a service of Holy Communion at which the Shipston Mass will be ‘premiered’.  It is wonderfully simple and haunting music that you can take back to sing in the smallest of churches – or just come because you enjoy choral singing!

Saturday, May 17th, 2.00pm  until 6.15 pm, in St. Gregory’s Church, Tredington.

The cost is £5 per head (£3 for school children) to include all music and tea. To enrol call Jill Tucker, 01295 688193, or email revjill.tucker@tiscali.co.uk or pick up a leaflet in your church.

On Ascension Day, Thursday, May 29th, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 7.30pm at St.George’s Church, Darlingscott, when Andrew Coleby will be the preacher. Everyone is very welcome.

Finally, the Deanery needs a new Treasurer.  After many years of faithful service, for which we are immensely grateful, Arthur Jenkins is retiring as Deanery Treasurer. This is a relatively small book-keeping job but a large advisory one as we consider the finances of the Deanery as a whole, and involves about four meetings spread across the year.  This is for someone who is a Deanery Synod representative, and committed to the the mission of the church here. If you would like an informal conversation, please ring me on 01295 688193

Grateful thanks....
... to all those who cooked, tasted and enjoyed soup at the Lent Lunch recently: along with the Pancake Supper money, we are able to send £500 to Christian Aid, especially to help the innocent victims of the wars in the Middle East.

Thank you so much,

May you have a blessed Easter,  Jill

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