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The Oxhill News

July 2014

This months News



Deanery News

As I write this the season of Summer Fetes’ Garden Parties and Open Gardens is in full swing, as is, hopefully, the very important opportunity for some rest and relaxation. For many, one much appreciated part of that rest is to take time out with God in peace and quiet.

There will be an opportunity to do that at our next Quiet Morning, which Elisabeth Ashworth is organising on Thursday, July 17th at the Free School in Brailes (just across the churchyard from the Church).  Clare Wells is leading it, thinking about ‘The Value of Daily Listening’.  The morning runs from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm: coffee will be available from 9.30 am, and a light lunch will be served afterwards, but do feel free to pop in and out as time permits.

Depending on when you receive this magazine, there may be time to remind you that we are continuing our support for Urban Hope, in Coventry, by praying for them for an hour on the morning of Saturday, June 28th, at The House of Bread in Burmington, beginning at 9.00 for 9.30 am. We will also, that same day, have been supporting and celebrating with Ali Massey, curate in the Stourdene Benefice, as she is ordained priest in Coventry Cathedral.

Please also pray and support the various Holiday Clubs and summer events, for both our younger and our more senior citizens, throughout the Deanery this summer.

Additional News for Oxhill:

Firstly, a very big thank you to Carol Fox and her team who provided a most marvellous tea for our Methodist friends on June 11th, as we marked the bicentenary of The Old Chapel.

Secondly, we realised at that tea just how wonderful it was to be using pretty tea plates, rather than the Chapel’s more utilitarian china.  It would be lovely for the Chapel to have its own stock, for future tea parties. We wonder, therefore, if there are any pretty, unused, tea plates out there, lying and collecting the dust, and cluttering up a cupboard.  If so, and you would like to donate them to the Chapel, could you either let me know, or drop them round to the back porch of The Old House?  It would be much appreciated.

Finally, you will know that August 4th is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. As an Act of Commemoration, there will be a Reflective Vigil Service for Remembrance, Peace and Reconciliation in St. Lawrence’ Church on the evening of Sunday, 3rd August, at 6.30 pm.  It will be an opportunity for us to hear our own stories of WW1, and it would be good therefore if people were able to bring along any photos or memorabilia that they may have, that can be displayed in the Church that afternoon and evening. If anyone has a particular story that they would like to share, would you get in touch with me?

Enjoy your summer, in the glory of God’s creation.

Blessings,  Jill.

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