Church Newsletter – November 2019

Services given below are all in Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise. Details of all services in the benefice can be found at dornandridgebenefice.org.uk

02.11.201916:00All Souls’ Service at Westcote Barton Church
03.11.201917:00
note new earlier time for the winter months
Evening worship
10.11.201910:50
note earlier time for the Silence at 11:00
Remembrance Service
17.11.201909:00 Breakfast
09:30 Service
Family @ Church breakfast service
24.11.201911:00Eucharist followed by refreshments
27.11.201910:30 Mid-week communion Venue TBA

News and Events

Benefice All Souls Service on 2nd November at 4pm

Westcote Barton Church: If you would like to add a loved one’s name to those being remembered during the service, then please contact Jane Wright 01869 340510, clergy.bartonbenefice@outlook.com) or Stephanie Lacey on 01869 347350 / stephanielacey@btconnect.com

Family@church on 17th November at 9am

Activity – Can you get an empty box from the supermarket and bring it to church? We will be decorating them during the service. Then you can take it home and during December you can fill it with items for the homeless and those in need, who are helped by Polly in Banbury. There will be a list of suitable gifts to take home too. In other words, it will be the reverse of those Advent Calendars where there’s a chocolate behind each door. The idea is to remember those who don’t have as much as we do, by finding them a gift for every day of December.

Anyone can join in; you don’t have to come to church. Place your filled boxes in church by Monday 23rd December and they will be delivered to Polly for her to distribute before Christmas. I hope you’ll be able to help. For more information, contact Clare Burgess 01869 347382.

Harvest Lunch 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our Harvest Lunch and enjoyed a convivial and delicious meal. This year’s organisers, Sarah Taylor and Clare Burgess, would like to thank those who cooked, served, and helped to set up. Thanks also to Clive Tompkins & Cherwell Graphics, for printing the beautiful invitations. We would also like to thank the donors and the Poor’s Land Trust for supporting this event.

Harvest Family @Church

Thank you also to those who decorated the church for harvest and brought fresh produce, food and flowers for our Harvest Family @Church Service. The edible produce will be donated to Polly.

Ride or Stride 2019

The final figure collected for this year’s Ride and Stride was an amazing £735. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the annual Churches Bike Ride which took place on 8th September. As usual, half the amount raised will go Duns Tew church and half to the Historic Churches Trust which provides grants for repairs to churches. Thank you once again to our Riders: Chris Drake and Clare Burgess.

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 1.12.2019 Advent Carol Service (with Benefice Choir) followed by Advent Supper in the Village Hall, in support of the Romanian Foyer Trust. Please come and join us for a sociable supper at 6pm. Bar available. Adults: £7.50 – Children: £4.00 – Family £20 (2 adults+2 children). Please give names to Martin & Karen Fairfax-Cholmeley (01869 347106). The Romanian Foyer Trust supports young people who receive no state help on leaving orphanages in Romania.

Sunday 8.12.2019 Christingle Service at 4pm. The benefice’s Christingle Service will be held at Sandford St Martin.

Sunday 15.12.2019 Christmas Carol Service at 4pm As well as children acting out the Christmas story we have again booked George the donkey and some sheep to join us for our carol service this year. If you are under 18 and would like to take part, please contact Stephanie Lacey (stephanielacey@btconnect.com or 01869 347350). The actors just have to dress up and walk about, and we also need some children to read some short passages from the Bible.

Saturday 21.12.2019 at 6pm Carol Singing for the Children’s Society in the churchyard (church if wet). Join us for our annual Christmas fundraiser for the Children’s Society. Bring your relatives and friends for a great start to the festivities. Mulled wine, mince pies and lots of singing!

Our Charities

Katharine House Hospice – Charity of the Quarter

In November, December and January, we will be supporting Katharine House Hospice. This charity provides specialist palliative care for adults who live locally with life limiting conditions as well as support for symptom management and pain relief. The care is offered throughout the local community both at the hospice, in Adderbury, and also in people’s homes and care homes. For more information please visit their website www.khh.org.uk.

Please give generously – the charity plate is available for donations at the end of each service. If you wish to donate at any other time, please place money in an envelope marked Katharine House Hospice, and give to Carol Rigby (Nonesuch, Hill Farm Lane).

Children’s Society

We will be carol singing to raise funds for the Children’s Society on Saturday 21 December at 6pm in the churchyard. The Society supports vulnerable young people, young carers and runaways. More information at https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

Polly

We raised £222.50 for our charity of the quarter collection, July-Sept. However, it’s not too late to support this wonderful charity as you can always leave in-date food donations, or shampoo/toothpaste etc, in the basket in church. Thank you to everyone who supports Polly’s work with the homeless. Clare Burgess 01869 347382

Christmas Cards

In support of St Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew by local artist Ann Weighell

5 cards for £2.00

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Order form in the Church or contact: Carol Rigby nonesuchcarol@gmail.com (01869 340632) or Stephanie Lacey stephanielacey@btconnect.com (01869 347350)

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Remembrance Sunday, 10th November

The Parish Council, in partnership with the Parochial Church Council, are holding a village commemoration for Remembrance Sunday as we remember the dead of both world wars and all those who have died as a result of war.

As we have no war memorial, a temporary memorial will be set up on the triangle of land opposite the church on Main Street. In collaboration with the church the two minutes silence will be kept at 11am on Sunday 10th November, a wreath will be laid by children from the village and there will be a short ceremony outside prior to the service in Church. 

All are warmly invited to attend. (It would be very much appreciated if traffic could be kept to a minimum between 10.50 and 11.15)

Church Newsletter – October 2019

Services given below are all in Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise. Details of all services in the benefice can be found at dornandridgebenefice.org.uk

06.10.201918:00Evening worship
13.10.201911:00Lay-led morning worship
20.10.201909:00 Breakfast
09:30 Service
Family @ Church breakfast service
23.10.201910:30Mid-week communion. Venue TBA
27.10.201911:00Eucharist followed by refreshments

Harvest Lunch – Saturday 12th October

The invitations to the Duns Tew Harvest Lunch have now been delivered, so if you are new to the village, or haven’t received an invitation, and are 65+, do let us know! For further information please contact Sarah Taylor (01869 340827) sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com.

Saturday, 19 October at 10am Church Decorating for Harvest and Sunday, 20 October 9.00am Harvest Festival and Family@Church

This year we will be decorating the church for harvest at the later date of Saturday, 19 October. Please bring your gifts along to the Church by 10am on Saturday 19 October, if you want them incorporated into the decorations, or to the service on Sunday 20 October at 9am. Fresh vegetables/fruit as well as tinned/packet food welcome. Gifts will be donated to the homeless of Banbury (through Polly).
Craft Activity 9am to 9.30am for the children. Come and find out more!

Ride & Stride 2019

Thank you to everyone who took part in the annual OHCT Churches Bike Ride on 14th September. The total amount raised will be given in November’s newsletter. It’s not too late to sponsor our riders/striders: Chris Drake, Clare Burgess. If you have already sponsored one of us, THANK YOU.

Thank you, too, to all the volunteers who manned the church that Saturday. If you were riding in aid of Duns Tew church, please could you let me have your sponsorship money by 12th October latest (2 Long Field). Thank you. Sarah Taylor 01869 340827 or sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com

Dates for the Diary

03.11.19 – Evening Worship– the time of service will move to 5 pm for the winter months 02.11.19 (Saturday) – 4 pm – Benefice All Souls Service at Westcote Barton Church If you would like to add a loved one’s name to those being remembered during the service, then please contact Jane Wright (01869 340510 / clergy.bartonbenefice@outlook.com) or Stephanie Lacey on 01869 347350 / stephanielacey@btconnect.com

10.11.19 – Remembrance Day Service – 10.50 am – Duns Tew

1.12.19 Advent Carols followed by Advent Supper in the Village Hall-in
support of the Romanian Foyer Trust

Charity of the Quarter – Polly

Polly’s work with the homeless is the PCC’s charity of the quarter, August/September/October. In addition to taking hot meals, snacks, groceries, clothes, shoes, toiletries and other essentials to Banbury’s rough sleepers every single day Polly also offers them trust and friendship, helping people in the depths of despair to regain their self-belief.

If you have any men’s/women’s clothes which are suitable, please leave them in a bag in Polly’s basket in the church. The people she helps would be very grateful. Packaged and in-date food donations are also welcome, as usual. Cash should be put in the charity plate at the end of a service, or placed in an envelope marked ‘Polly’ and delivered to Clare Burgess at 5 Hill Farm Lane. If you have any queries about the suitability of particular items for Polly, feel free to check with Clare Burgess first. Tel 01869 347382 or clarebugress@gmail.com.

Spare wool If you have any spare knitting wool (double knitting preferably), please let me know. Someone in the village has offered to knit garments for Polly’s homeless friends so any donations of odds and ends of wool would be hugely appreciated. Please deliver to Clare Burgess, 5 Hill Farm Lane, phone 01869 347382. Thank you in anticipation.

Easy Fundraising

RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHURCH WHEN YOU SHOP ON LINE OR MAKE AN ONLINE SEARCH

Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Duns Tew PCC. Over 3,000 shops and sites are ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1) Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmarydunstew/ and join for free.
2) Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. You can install a donation reminder!
3) After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to the PCC for no extra cost whatsoever! There are no catches or hidden charges.

Whether it is 1p donated for a book bought on Amazon or 80p for a pair of shoes every penny adds up. In 2017 Duns Tew Church PCC received £78 from Easyfundraising.

For more information contact Carol Rigby nonesuchcarol@gmail.com (340632)

Church Newsletter – September 2019

Services given below are all in Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise. Details of all services in the benefice can be found at www.dornandridgebenefice.org.uk/

01.09.201918:00Evening worship
08.09.201911:00Morning worship
15.08.201909:00 Breakfast
09:30 Service
Family @ Church breakfast
Service and Eucharist
22.09.201911:00Eucharist followed by refreshments
25.09.2019
Wednesday
10:30Mid-week communion
Bon Accord, Middle Barton Road
29.09.201911:00Benefice Harvest Festival at Sandford St Martin

Thank You

Charity Coffee Morning for Katherine House Hospice

A massive thank you to all the donors, helpers and everyone who came to the Charity Coffee Morning on Saturday 3 August. Our efforts raised a magnificent £377 for Katherine House Hospice.

Progressive supper

We would like to thank Carol Rigby and Steph Lacey for organising this year’s Progressive Supper and for ensuring that we all had a very enjoyable evening and truly delicious food. We raised over £900 towards the upkeep of the church. It’s not too late to make a donation for wine, if you haven’t done so already! A very big thank you also to all who hosted, arranged flowers, donated delicious homemade desserts and/or helped to set up the hall and clear up afterwards.

Church Fête

Great memories of 2019 Church Fête – Photo Gallery. Thanks to Harriet Stapleton for the photos.

Church and Churchyard Cleaning

A big thank you to all who gave up a Saturday morning on 10th August to tidy up the churchyard. Apart from the professionally mown grass, we rely on volunteers to make our churchyard a special and peaceful place. We will be planning another churchyard clear up in the autumn so if you can spare an hour or two then why don’t you come and help us in maintaining this very special place. Keep an eye out for dates in future newsletters

Cleaning Rota Volunteers

We rely on a group of volunteers to keep our church looking nice for Sunday services and any funerals and weddings which take place. We clean one section of the church each week on a rota basis, this takes about an hour every 6 weeks and can be done at a time to suit you – the church is usually open 8.30am – 6pm. Could you join our rota? For more information please contact Sarah Taylor (sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com 340827) or Clare Burgess (clarebugress@gmail.com 347382)

Dates for the Diary

Saturday, 14 September Ride and Stride 2019 This year’s Ride or Stride takes place on Saturday 14 September. Have you ever considered planning a route to take in a some of our interesting and beautiful historic churches, getting some sponsorship and then enjoying a lovely walk or bike ride, with delicious refreshments provided by many of the churches on the way? If so, then contact Sarah Taylor or further information and sponsorship forms (01869 340827), sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com or sign up online at ohct.org.uk/ride-andstride/take-part/.

Half of any money raised goes towards the Trust which helps preserve these special buildings, and half to the church of your choice (hopefully our own St Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew).

If you don’t feel so energetic then why don’t you sponsor Clare Burgess or Chris Drake who will be taking part in the event, please contact them direct (if they haven’t asked you first!). (Clare 347382, Chris 340057)

As we are one of the churches participating in the Ride and Stride, we will also need people to welcome riders and striders to the church on the day of the event. If you can spare an hour then please could you contact Sarah Taylor (01869 340827), sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com.

Saturday, 12 October Harvest Lunch Once again the PCC will be organising this year’s Harvest Lunch. As usual, the Harvest Lunch will be held in the Village Hall and invitations will be sent out nearer the time. If you are new to the village and are 65+ then please do let us know so we can send you an invitation too. For further information please contact Sarah Taylor (01869 340827) sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com.

Saturday, 19 October at 10am Church Decorating for Harvest and Sunday, 20 October 9.00am Harvest Festival and Family@Church This year we will be decorating the church for harvest at the later date of Saturday, 19 October. Please bring your gifts along to the Church by 10am on Saturday 19 October, if you want them incorporated into the decorations, or to the service on Sunday 20 October at 9am. Fresh vegetables/fruit as well as tinned/packet food welcome. Gifts will be donated to the homeless of Banbury (through Polly).

Charity of the Quarter

For August/September/October, the PCC will be collecting donations in church to help Polly. For those who don’t know, Polly has been taking hot meals, snacks, groceries, clothes, shoes, toiletries and other essentials to Banbury’s rough sleepers every single day for the last 31 years. Equally importantly, she offers them trust and friendship, helping people in the depths of despair to regain their self-belief.

Recently a man came to Polly who had recently lost his flat because he’d lost his job. After a few weeks staying on friends’ sofas, he had to sleep rough and he found it difficult to keep clean and especially keep his clothes clean. It was therefore impossible to make a good impression at interviews for a new job. Polly asked me (Clare) if I could get some clothes for him so that he could try for another job. My network of helpers in Duns Tew donated some suitable clothes and the man was able to get back into work. This is the sort of positive outcome that Polly’s work can lead to. So, thank you everybody!

If you have any men’s/women’s clothes which are suitable, please leave them in a bag in Polly’s basket in the church. The people she helps would be very grateful. Packaged and in-date food donations are also welcome, as usual. Cash should be put in the charity plate at the end of a service, or placed in an envelope marked ‘Polly’ and delivered to Clare Burgess at 5 Hill Farm Lane. If you have any queries about the suitability of particular items for Polly, feel free to check with Clare Burgess first. Tel 347382 or clarebugress@gmail.com.

Spare wool If you have any spare knitting wool (double knitting preferably), please let me know. Someone in the village has offered to knit garments for Polly’s homeless friends so any donations of odds and ends of wool would be hugely appreciated. Please deliver to Clare Burgess, 5 Hill Farm Lane, phone 347382. Thank you in anticipation

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Church Newsletter – August 2019

Services given below are all in Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise. Details of all services in the benefice can be found at www.dornandridgebenefice.org.uk/

04.08.201918:00Evening prayer
11.08.201911:00Lay-led morning prayer
18.08.201909:00 Breakfast
09:30 Service
Family @ Church breakfast
Service
25.08.201911:00Eucharist followed by refreshments
28.08.2019
Wednesday
10:30Mid-week communion
34 Duns Tew

Services

In addition to our new Family@Church Breakfast Service, which is held on the third Sunday of the month, we are replacing the prayer book services, held on the first two Sundays of the month, with acts of worship in modern day language. Do come and see what you think!

Cleaning rota volunteers needed

We rely on a group of volunteers to keep our church looking nice for Sunday services and any funerals and weddings which take place. We clean one section of the church each week on a rota basis, this takes about an hour every 6 weeks, so is not too onerous, and can be done at a time to suit you – the church is usually open 8.30am – 6pm. Could you join our rota? For more information please contact Sarah Taylor (sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com 01869 340827) or Clare Burgess (clarebugress@gmail.com 01869 347382)

Holiday reading

Are you stuck for some holiday reading, if so, why don’t you drop into the church and pick up a book. We have a good selection of books for both adults and children. Alternatively, if you have enjoyed reading a book, why don’t you add it to our collection.  There is no charge, no form to fill in and the church is open during daylight hours. You can find the books in the small side area on the left before the altar.

Dates for the diary

  • Saturday, 3 August Coffee Morning 10.30am to 12 noon. The PCC will be holding a coffee morning to raise funds for Katherine House Hospice and the Village Hall. If anyone has any surplus produce (vegetables, fruit, jams etc) or a suitable raffle prize, please contact Sarah Taylor (01869 340827), sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com
  • Saturday, 10 August, 9am,Churchyard Tidy Up.  If you have an hour or two to spare then why not come and join us in a communal churchyard tidy up.  All welcome.
  • Saturday, 17 August Progressive Supper. Tickets (£27.50) are selling fast but there are still a few available for our fund-raising supper on Saturday August 17th. Do join us for a great evening. Contact Carol Rigby 340632 or Steph Lacey 347350 for tickets or information. (See main advert.)
  • Saturday, 14 September Ride and Stride 2019 This year’s Ride or Stride takes place onSaturday 14 September. Plan a route to take in a couple of our interesting and beautiful historic churches, get some sponsorship and enjoy a lovely walk or bike ride. Half of any money raised goes towards the Trust which helps preserve these special buildings, and half to the church of your choice (hopefully our own St Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew!). For more information, and sponsorship forms, please contact Sarah Taylor (01869 340827), sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com
  • Saturday, 12 October Harvest Lunch This year’s Harvest Lunch will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday, 12 October.As usual, invitations will be sent out nearer the time.  If you are new to the village and are 65+ then do let us know. For further information please contact Sarah Taylor (01869 340827) sarah.taylor27.st@gmail.com.

Progressive Supper – Saturday August 17th

The Progressive Supper is a great way to meet fellow villagers and enjoy a fun evening moving between a number of venues in the village.

The evening starts with drinks and canapes, moves on for a starter, then a main course and the evening ends in the village hall for dessert and coffee.  If you are willing to host a course or help with the cooking, or if you are new the village and would like more information please get in touch with either Stephanie Lacey 347350 stephanielacey@btconnect.com, or Carol Rigby 340632 (nonesuchcarol@gmail.com)  

Special diets can be accommodated if we know in advance.  Tickets at £27.50 each are available from Steph and Carol – the profit is used to support the upkeep of the church.

Our charities

Charity of the Quarter

In August, September and October the PCC will be collecting donations in church to help the work of Polly. As well as providing food, Polly is a friend to the friendless or people on the margins of society; those recently out of hospital or prison, as well as the homeless – anyone who needs love and guidance as well as food. Money should be put in charity plate at the end of a service, or in an envelope and delivered to Clare Burgess at 5 Hill Farm Lane, clarebugress@gmail.com 347382.

You can also donate in kind throughout the year towards Polly’s work and there is a basket for donations of food (in date) and toiletries in the church. Any shampoos/soap/other toiletries (half-used is OK), or sanitary products, are always welcome and can be left in a bag in Polly’s basket. All donations greatly appreciated.  Thank you to everyone who supports Polly in her work.

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Church Newsletter – July 2019

All services at Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise. Details of all services in the benefice can be found at www.dornandridgebenefice.org.uk/

07.07.201918:00Evening prayer
14.07.201911:00Lay-led morning prayer
21.07.201909:00 Breakfast
09:30 Service
Family @ Church breakfast
Service
21.07.201915:00 Ledwell open air service
24.07.201910:30 Home Communion (venue tbc)
28.07.201911:00 Eucharist followed by refreshments

Family @ Church Breakfast Service Following a very successful event in May, we will be holding another family breakfast service on Sunday, 21st July at 09:00. The event will begin with breakfast at 09:00 after which there will be a short simple service at 09:30. A Eucharist service will follow the short service, for those who wish to stay. If you would like further information or would like to help with the breakfast service then please contact Clare Burgess (01869 347382, clarebugress@gmail.com). If you prefer to join the service just for communion, please join us at 09:30 or at 10:00. All ages welcome!

Our Charities

Christian Aid Week

In May we raised a total of £1058 – with a further £182 to be claimed in gift aid. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this collection, and to everyone who gave up their time to distribute and collect the envelopes.

Charity of the Quarter

For May, June and July the PCC will be collecting donations via the charity plate near the door of the church, to help the work of the Banbury branch of The Samaritans. Nationally, the Samaritans receive 600 calls every hour from people who are struggling to cope. For more information please go to: www.samaritans.org. Please give generously. Thank you to Kate Wait for telling us about the charity on 23rd June.

Polly

As always please leave in-date food donations in the basket in church. Thank you to everyone who supports Polly. Clare Burgess 01869 347382.

Church Fete

The Church Fete on 16th June was a great success despite the weather! A big thank you to all our visitors, donors and to everyone who helped before and on the day. The amount raised was £5,360 and, although there are a couple more expenses expected, this is an amazing total. This is the church’s major fund-raising event of the year and makes a vital contribution to the running costs of the church. THANK YOU!

Competition Winners

Tug of War – Duns Tew was soundly beaten by North Aston once again. Sadly at least 4 strong team members couldn’t make it on the day. Come and support our team for a second chance at the North Aston Fete on 13th July. If anyone can be part of the team on 13th July, please contact Marshall Brooke. marshall.brooke@gmail.com

Guess the Number of Sweets was won by James Marsden with his guess of 320. The actual number was 337

Welly Wanging – Male: Charles Stapleton, Female: Ellen Smith, Child: Theo Rittson-Thomas

Paper Plane – Ethan Birch’s plane flew the furthest – a massive 1080cm. Well done, Ethan. We have your prize waiting for you if you’d like to contact Clare Burgess 01869 347382

Fun Races – Egg & spoon, sack race and three-legged races were very popular once again. A big thank you to Jon Burgess for organising these for us.

Silent Auction for 15 tonnes of Aggregate, courtesy of Smiths of Bletchingdon: highest bid was from the Hall family.

Congratulations to all. Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who made the fete possible, particularly:

Fiona and Gavin McAlpine for their generosity and support, particularly for the use of the Manor Gardens, hiring the large bouncy castle, organising our outdoor power circuit, and much more, all of which ensured a fabulous afternoon.

Clive Tompkins (Cherwell Graphics Ltd) for printing all the raffle tickets, banners, signs, leaflets, raffle tickets, and for putting them all up.

Charles & Caroline Landless for storing the fete equipment for us

David and Margaret Goundrey for giving up their garage space for White Elephant

The White Horse, Duns Tew for the donation of burgers and buns

Moore & Lyon, Middle Barton for the donation of sausages

Smith & Sons of Bletchington for donating 15 tonnes of aggregate (Silent Auction)

PLUS the following organisations for their support in donating Raffle Prizes:

The White Horse
Soho Farmhouse
Nicholson’s Nurseries
Karcher UK
Bunkers Hill Flower Centre
Eagles of Deddington
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Cotswold Bakery
Bugatti Owners’ Club
Tolly McRae

Dragon Framing
Horse & Groom Caulcott
The Holt Hotel
Deddington Arms Hotel
Wychwood Gallery
Oxford Garden & Shopping village Brockway Carpets
Blue Diamond Garden Centre, Bicester

A big thank you to everyone who donated anything to the fete and to all the stallholders for their preparation work beforehand and everyone who set up/cleared away on the day.

Thanks, too, to our 2019 Fete committee: Marshall Brooke, Nicky Brooke, Clare Burgess, Helen Hammond, Clare Howard, Chris Keeping, Steph Lacey and Sarah Taylor.

Advance notices

Progressive Supper – Saturday August 17th

The Progressive Supper is a great way to meet fellow villagers and enjoy a fun evening moving between a number of venues in the village.

The evening starts with drinks and canapes, moves on for a starter, then a main course and the evening ends in the village hall for dessert and coffee. If you are willing to host a course or help with the cooking, or if you are new the village and would like more information please get in touch with either Stephanie Lacey 01869 347350 stephanielacey@btconnect.com, or Carol Rigby 01869 340632 (nonesuchcarol@gmail.com)

Special diets can be accommodated if we know in advance. Tickets at £27.50 each are available from Steph and Carol – the profit is used to support the upkeep of the church.

Ride or Stride 2019 – Saturday 14th September

Would you like to spend an enjoyable afternoon in the countryside and raise some money for the ancient churches of Oxfordshire – including our very own St Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew?

If you do, then why don’t you consider getting someone to sponsor you to cycle or walk around the churches of Oxfordshire. If you don’t wish to be so active you can still support by volunteering an hour of your time to welcome walkers and cyclists to our church. This year the Historic Churches Bike Ride will be held on Saturday 14th September.

For more information, contact Clare Burgess clarebugress@gmail.com or 01869 347382

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Church Fete – can you help?

Church Fete - can you help?

We would be very grateful for donations of any of the following items which we can sell at the fête. See below for details, and please deliver to these locations from Friday 31st May – Saturday 15th June:

Bric-a-brac/toys: David and Margaret Goundrey, The Nurseries (Look for the White Elephant sign). Any queries please contact Clare Howard, tel 07968 028818 or claremaryhoward@gmail.com

Plants & Vegetables: Please leave plants in the church porch in boxes provided or contact Sue Glenn, susan.glenn1@btinternet.com

Books Please leave in boxes provided in church, or contact Rosemary Jefford (rosemary.jefford@gmail.com)

Bottles/cans/jars suitable for bottle stall (in date please!): in box outside Daisy Hill Farmhouse, or Midsummer Cottage. Contact Helen Preston (hmppreston@gmail.com) Collectors will also be coming round door-to-door.

Cakes / Jams / Chutneys (for cake stall): from Friday 14th June to Steph Lacey, 34 Main St, Duns Tew, tel: 01869 347350.

Cakes for Teas stall: on morning of the fête after 10am, at the Manor. Or contact Sarah Taylor, 2 Longfield, 01869 340827 sarahtaylor27.st@gmail.com, We can reimburse for cost of ingredients of cakes!

Any other questions please contact;

Sarah Taylor

01869 340827

sarahtaylor27.st@gmail.com

Church Newsletter – June 2019

All services at Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise

2nd June18:00Evensong
9th June11:00Lay-led morning prayer
16th JuneChurch Fête 13:30 – 16:00
No service in Duns Tew due to fête
23rd June11:00Eucharist with refreshments afterwards
26th June (Wed)10:30Mid-week Holy Communion
Venue tbc
30th June11:00Benefice Service and animal blessing at Steeple Barton

Breakfast Service

On Sunday, 19th May we held our very first family service with breakfast. Thank you to everyone who came and made this such a successful event. Special thanks go to Jane McBean for bringing her gorgeous sheep, to Steph for organising interesting and creative activities, to the musicians who sang and accompanied us, and for the breakfast, especially Carol’s delicious breakfast pie. We hope to be holding another family service in July, so watch this space next month for details. All ages welcome!

Prayer Tree

There will be a Prayer Tree in Duns Tew church between Ascension Day (30th May) and Pentecost (9th June). The idea is to write a name, or a place, or a situation on one of the cards provided, and tie it on the tree. These become the focus for our prayers throughout the period. On Friday 7th June there will be a special time when anyone who wishes can meet in church at 6.30pm. We will then read all the cards aloud, saying a prayer for everything and everyone who has been named. You are very welcome to pop into church and place a prayer card on the tree or join us on 7th June at 6.30pm, or do both.

Advance notices

Progressive Supper – Saturday August 17th

The Progressive Supper is a great way to meet fellow villagers and enjoy a fun evening moving between a number of venues in the village.

If you are willing to host a course or help with the cooking, or if you are new the village and would like more information please get in touch with either Stephanie Lacey 01869 347350 stephanielacey@btconnect.com, or Carol Rigby 01869 340632 (nonesuchcarol@gmail.com).

Special diets can be accommodated if we know in advance. Tickets at £27.50 each are available from Steph and Carol – the profit is used to support the upkeep of the church.

Ride or Stride 2019 – Saturday 14th September

Would you like to get fit and raise some money for the ancient churches of Oxfordshire – including our very own St Mary Magdalene, Duns Tew?

If you do, then why don’t you consider getting someone to sponsor you to cycle or walk around the churches of Oxfordshire. If you don’t wish to be so active you can still support by volunteering an hour of your time to welcome walkers and cyclists to our church. This year the Historic Churches Bike Ride will be held on Saturday 14th September.

For more information, contact Clare Burgess clarebugress@gmail.com or 01869 347382

Church Fête

Sunday 16 June 2019, 1.30pm – 4pm, in the Grounds of Duns Tew Manor

Raffle

You should have received 10 raffle tickets by now, if you haven’t, or would like some more, please contact Sarah Taylor sarahtaylor27.st@gmail.com or 340827.

  • £100 cash
  • Lunch for Two at The White Horse (including wine)
  • Coffee & cakes for two in the Yurt
  • Cotswold Falconry family admission (Batsford Arboretum)
  • The Holt – tea for 2
  • Deddington Arms £25 voucher
  • Eagles, Deddington – Hamper
  • Horse & Groom (Caulcott) £20 voucher
  • Wychwood Gallery print framed by Dragon Framing
  • Cotswold bakery voucher
  • Karcher product
  • Hand-finished British wool rug,
  • Vouchers for Blue Diamond Garden Centre, Yarnton Garden Centre
  • Bouquet of Flowers, Bunkers Hill Plant Centre
  • Prescott Hill Climb, American w/e 2 tickets
  • and ………. lots more!!!!!

Return stubs with cash in envelope to one of the collection points listed on raffle envelope by 8th June 2019.

Please fill stubs in clearly. Cheques “Duns Tew PCC”. For info or more tickets, please contact Sarah Taylor, details as above. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PROMISED SUCH BRILLIANT PRIZES

Silent Auction

We would like to announce a Silent Auction for 15 tonnes aggregate of choice (highest bidder wins) kindly donated by Smiths of Bletchington, WORTH OVER £900.

Sign up at the raffle table at the fête on Sunday 16th

Other Donations

We would be very grateful for donations of any of the following items which we can sell at the fête. See below for details, and please deliver to these locations from Friday 31st May – Saturday 15th June:

Bric-a-brac/toys: David and Margaret Goundrey, The Nurseries (Look for the White Elephant sign). Any queries please contact Clare Howard, tel 07968 028818 or claremaryhoward@gmail.com

Plants & Vegetables: Please leave plants in the church porch in boxes provided or contact Sue Glenn, susan.glenn1@btinternet.com

Books Please leave in boxes provided in church, or contact Rosemary Jefford (rosemary.jefford@gmail.com)

Bottles/cans/jars suitable for bottle stall (in date please!): in box outside Daisy Hill Farmhouse, or Midsummer Cottage. Contact Helen Preston (hmppreston@gmail.com) Collectors will also be coming round door-to-door.

Cakes / Jams / Chutneys (for cake stall): from Friday 14th June to Steph Lacey, 34 Main St, Duns Tew, tel: 01869 347350.

Cakes for Teas stall: on morning of the fête after 10am, at the Manor. Or contact Sarah Taylor, 2 Longfield, 01869 340827 sarahtaylor27.st@gmail.com, We can reimburse for cost of ingredients of cakes!

Any other questions please contact Sarah Taylor (as above).

Parking on Fête Day

We hope there will be a high number of visitors to the fête, as usual, but we are aware that this can cause problems for residents when cars are parked inconsiderately. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Tug of War & Races

Come and see if Duns Tew can beat North Aston this year! We also expect a round with Somerton this year. If you would like to take part in this or any of the other fun races (egg & spoon, three-legged etc) be sure to sign up on the day at the Raffle Table or contact Clare Burgess clarebugress@gmail.com or 01869 347382

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE FÊTE ON SUNDAY 16th JUNE

Charities

Christian Aid Week

12th–18th May – Thank you to everyone who contributed to this collection, and to everyone who gave up their time to distribute and collect the envelopes. The amount raised will be given in the July newsletter.

Charity of the Quarter

Many thanks to everyone who so generously supported the first quarter charity collections to support the work of the Medical/Orphan Project (MOP) in Zimbabwe through TZABA. Together with £100 from the Wortons we were able to send £340.88. For more information on the charity please go to http://tzaba.org/

In May, June and July the PCC will be collecting donations via the charity plate near the door of the church, to help the work of the Banbury branch of The Samaritans. Nationally, the Samaritans receive 600 calls every hour from people who are struggling to cope. For more information please go to: www.samaritans.org. Please give generously.

Polly

As always please leave in-date food donations in the basket in church. Thank you to everyone who supports Polly. Chris Drake (340057)

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Church Newsletter – May 2019

All services at Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise

5th May18:00Evening Prayer
12th May11:00Lay-led matins
17th May (Fri)19:00Roman Catholic service with Fr Tony Joyce, at Westcote Barton Church
19th May09:00Family @ church: breakfast and simple service, followed by Eucharist for those who want to stay
22nd May (Wed)10:30Holy Communion
Venue tbc
26th May11:00Eucharist
30th May (Thu)14:00Ascension Day at
Over Worton Church

May 12th – 18th Christian Aid week

…and house to house collections. If you would like to help, please contact Sarah Taylor (340827). Last year we raised over £1241 including gift aid – which was fantastic. Callers will be collecting envelopes towards the end of that week.

Dates for your diary

  • Sunday 16 June: Church fete Please see separate advertisement
  • Sunday 16 June, 10:00 – Steeple Barton Chase: The main event is a 10K run, with a 5K run for the keen but slightly less energetic. There is also a 1K Fun Run for kids aged 4 to 10. See www.steeplebartonchase.co.uk for further details and registration information. Plenty of time to come to the Duns Tew fete in the afternoon!
  • Saturday 17 August: Progressive Supper – please put the date in your diary and if you are willing to host or help please contact Steph Lacey 347350 stephanielacey@btconnect.com or Carol Rigby 340632 nonesuchcarol@gmail.com

Charity of the Quarter

For May, June and July the PCC will be collecting donations via the charity plate near the door of the church, to help the work of the Banbury branch of The Samaritans. Nationally, the Samaritans receive 600 calls every hour from people who are struggling to cope. For more information please go to: www.samaritans.org . Please give generously.

Polly

As always please leave in-date food donations in the basket in church. Thank you to everyone who supports Polly. Chris Drake (340057)

Books for Duns Tew

Last year on 1st May we launched the successful ‘Books for Duns Tew’ venture in the church meeting room and since then it has gone from strength to strength. ‘Books for Duns Tew’ is based on the ‘Books for London’ scheme where we invite you to leave a book that you’ve enjoyed on the shelves for someone else to read, and take away another book that takes your fancy.

No joining fee, No charge, No forms to fill in!

There is a good selection of books, including the latest bestsellers for both adults and children.

The church is open during daylight hours – more or less! When you get inside the church, walk down the aisle and at the bottom turn left to the meeting room where you will find the books.

Do turn the lights on, so that you can see, but please turn them off when you leave.

This venture is organised by the PCC of St Mary Magdalene Church

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