Church Newsletter – Apr 2019

All services at Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise

07.04.1918:00Evening prayer
14.04.1909:30Benefice Service for Palm Sunday – Over Worton
Mon 15.04.1909:30Morning prayer
Thur 18.04.1919:00Maundy Thursday Benefice Service and Passover Meal**
Fri 19.04.1914:00Benefice Meditation – Sandford SM
Sat 20.04.1918:00Benefice Easter Eve – Westcote Barton
Sun 21.04.1911:00Easter Eucharist, refreshments afterwards
24.04.1910:30Midweek communion at Dinghams, Hill Farm Lane

**Maundy Thursday: 19:00 Eucharist with foot washing and a passover meal in the church.
For catering purposes, please let Jon Blows, phone 347445 or Kate Wait, phone 347069, know by 14 April if you would like supper.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

At our recent annual meeting Clare Burgess & Jon Blows were elected as Churchwardens, to be assisted by Sarah Taylor and Chris Drake. The meeting thanked Steph Lacey for her many years’ unstinting work as churchwarden (particularly over the last 6 years) but especially for Steph’s guidance through the interregnum and her determination to ensure that Jane’s appointment went smoothly. Steph is looking forward to being able to devote more time to her lay minister role within the benefice. Minutes of the meeting and reports will be displayed in the church porch.

Women’s World day of Prayer

Thanks to all who took part in the Women’s World Day of Prayer on 1 March. £65 was collected for the World Day of Prayer and its charities

Lent Events

Lent Lunches, 12:45 – 14:15 Wednesday 3 April, The Leys Farm, Steeple Barton, Thursday 11 April 2 Longfield, Duns Tew. If you are interested in coming along to one or both please fill in the form in the church.

Lent Study Groups 20:00 – 21:00 at the Rectory on Friday 5 April and Wednesday 10 April when we will be basing our study on the book ‘Merciful Humility of God’ by Jane Williams

Dates for your diary

  • May 12 – 18 Christian Aid week house to house collections. Please contact Stephanie Lacey, 347350, if you would like to help.
  • Sunday 16 June: Church fete, see separate advert
  • Sunday 16 June 2019, 10am – 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 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 or Carol Rigby

Charity of the Quarter

For February/March/April, the PCC will be collecting donations via the charity plate in church, to help the work of Medical/Orphan Project (MOP) in Zimbabwe ( Thanks to Jo Barton for giving us more information on MOP at the service on 17 March


As always please leave in-date food donations in the basket in church. Thank you!

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