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The Oxhill News

October 2015

This months News



Vicarage Notes

Dear friends,

Thought for the month

The other day I was browsing through an old hymn book “Sacred Songs and Solos”. Number 606 is called The Model Church (The old mans story)! Awash with Victorian sentimentality, its starts:

Well, wife, I’ve found the model church, and worshipped there today,
It made me think of good old times, before my hair was grey. 

Nothing to do with Brailes matchstick church  – the hymn tells the story of the model church, with its welcome, singing, sermon, and the old man’s hopes in his latter years. The language of the hymn may be impossible to use nowadays but those themes still ring true! Cromwell formed the Model Army; in Long Itchington there’s The Model Village (good homes for the quarrymen) ….  are we building a model society served by a model church?

Tom Fox R.I.P.

We remember dear Tom, with his twinkling eye, humour and place in village life with great affection – sending our love and prayers to Carol and all the family.

Best Wishes & God bless,

Nicholas Morgan
01608 685230
braileschurch @ gmail.com

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