The family Christingle service was well supported and provided the usual magical scene when the candles were lit and the children led the way around the church as the lights were switched off gradually.
Thanks go to Waitrose who kindly donated the oranges, and also to those who decorated them with help from the children.
There will be five Lent Lunches this year – please give them your support but do let the hostesses know if you are coming along, just to give them some idea of the number to cater for. All start at 12.30pm.
Wednesday 28th February Lent Lunch in St Mary’s church –
Chris Locke and Jenny Tongue (680139) or (680469) respectively.
Wednesday 7th March in St Mary’s church – Jennie Rake (688335)
Wednesday 14th March in St Mary’s church –
Tom & Emma Moffatt (688030)
Wednesday 21st March at Harbury Leys, Lower Tysoe –
Jill Longbottom (680236)
Wednesday 28th March at Honeycote Farmhouse, Lower Tysoe –
Alexandra Messervy (680882)
A large number of us attended the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Revd Canon Roy Brown at Harbury Church. Roy was vicar of Tysoe, Oxhill & Whatcote for many years and we remember him as a warm friendly man who always kept in touch with us here, and we send Pam and the family our sincere sympathy.
We are sorry to learn that Mr David Matthews has died, and we send our condolences to his family. David will be remembered by all of us at St Mary’s for his artistic drawing of the Church, which he drew originally for the Church Restoration Fund, and which features on so many postcards, letterheads, etc. As we go to press, we hear that Peter Neal’s mother and Mrs Joan Butcher have sadly died and we send both families our sympathy.
Our Methodist friends are invited to St Mary’s for our joint Family Mothering Sunday service on 11th March at 11.00am, and we are invited to share with them in a United Good Friday Service at the Chapel at 10.00am on Good Friday 30th March.
Dates for your diaries – St Mary’s Church Fete Saturday 16th June.
Services at St Mary’s in March / April 2018
4 March 11.00am All age Holy Communion GW
11 March 8.30am Holy Communion GH
11.00am Family Mothering Sunday GH
14 March 10.30am Midweek Holy Communion TM
18 March 11.00am Holy Communion JT
25 March 11.00am Palm Sunday Communion GH
28 March 10.30am Midweek Holy C (Compline) GH
29 March 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
30 March 10.00am United Good Friday at Methodists
30 March 7.30pm Music, Meditation and Prayers
in St Mary’s Church JT
1 April 11.00am Easter Day Holy Communion TM
8 April 11.00am Parish Communion GH
11 April 10.30am Midweek Holy Communion GH
15 April 11.00am Shortened service with AGM GH
22 April 11.00am Holy Communion JT
25 April 10.30am Midweek Holy Communion GH
29 April 11.00am United Benefice
At 8.30am every Saturday George invites you to Morning Prayer
Church bell ringing – if you are an experienced ringer, would like to learn, or just want to know more, give our tower captain David Bell a call on 01295 688466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd George Heighton 680201
Jill Longbottom 680236
Mark Gummer 680611