Church Newsletter – February 2020

Services given below are all in Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise. Details of all Duns Tew services and church activities can be here, or for all services in the benefice.

02.02.202009:30Benefice Candlemas Service with Choir at Westcote Barton
02.02.202017:00Benefice Evening Service in Duns Tew
09.02.202011:00Morning Worship
16.02.202009:00 Breakfast
09:30 Service
Family @church Breakfast
23.02.202011:00Eucharist, refreshments afterwards
26.02.202012:00Ash Wednesday Service

Dates for the Diary

Friday, 6 March The Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held in the church starting at 7pm. This year the service has been prepared by the women of Zimbabwe.

Saturday 7th March from 10.30am to 12.30pm Coffee Morning in Village Hall – Come and find out about the history of the stained-glass windows in the church and what links them to such diverse locations as the Houses of Parliament and the University of Sydney, Australia. Also learn what urgently needs to be done to preserve them.

Saturday, 25 April 7.30pm – Moonrakers Concert in the church – the Oxford based group of four musicians are again bringing traditional and contemporary folk music to Duns Tew. More details next month. Tickets £12 from Clare Burgess (01869 347382) or

Our Charities

Charity of the Quarter

Our charity for the quarter (January, February, March) is TZABA’s Medical/Orphan Project (MOP). This charity supports a small number of orphaned children in a dilapidated diocesan orphanage by paying their school fees and, now that life is so difficult in Zimbabwe, sending funds for basic foodstuffs and so on. Monies (if available) are also sent to a larger ‘family’ centre in Harare itself, which works wonders with almost nothing, helping young people and their families cope with their education and life plans.

With unemployment rampant, food scarce, and a government which shamelessly appropriates any money it can from personal bank accounts, our support is badly needed, particularly at this time.

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 TZABA and give to Carol Rigby (Nonesuch, Hill Farm Lane).

Further information about the work of TZABA can be found at or contact Jo Barton on 07929 143519.


As always you can leave in-date food donations, or shampoo/toothpaste etc, in the basket in church for Polly. Thank you to everyone who supports Polly’s work with the homeless. Clare Burgess 01869 347382


We can turn your unwanted clothing into cash for the church building. All cash raised will go towards maintaining our village church.

Bring any unwanted clothing/accessories/shoes/sheets to the church. The church is open during the day. Items must be clean, free of stains, in other words, saleable. Clothes are sold on to market traders in various different countries.

If you prefer your unwanted items to go to Polly’s homeless and needy people, please just label the bag “Polly”, so we know. Thank you in advance. Clare Burgess 01869 347382

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