Church Newsletter – Mar 2019

All services at Duns Tew, unless stated otherwise

01.03.197 PMWomen’s World Day of Prayer
03.03.195 PMEvening Prayer
06.03.1912 PMBenefice Service for Ash Wednesday,
Sandford St Martin
10.03.1911 AMLay-led matins
17.03.199:30 AMEucharist, followed by Annual Church Meeting (APCM)
24.03.1911 AMEucharist
28.03.1910:30 AMMidweek communion at Dinghams, Hill Farm Lane
31.03.1911:00 AMBenefice Service for Mothering Sunday, Steeple Barton

Women’s World Day of Prayer

To be held on Friday 1st March, at 19:00, in the church. Please join us for this service which has been written by the women of Slovenia; they invite men, women & children of all ages to “Come –Everything is Ready!”

Their service will encourage us to reflect on the barriers they have faced since the end of the Second World War when their country was a part of Yugoslavia, a Marxist socialist republic. If you would like to do a short reading, please contact Karen Fairfax-Cholmeley, 01869 347106


Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The annual church meeting, to which all are welcome, will be held on Sunday 17th March, at 10.30, following the 09.30 service.

Lent Lunches, all 12:45 – 14:15

Building on the success of previous years, we will be holding our Lent Lunches in various locations throughout the benefice.

  • Thursday 14th March, The Rectory, Westcote Barton
  • Wednesday 20th March, The Grange, Over Worton
  • Thursday 28th March, Parish Hall, Sandford St Martin
  • Wednesday 3rd April, Steeple Barton
  • Thursday 11th April, 2 Longfield, Duns Tew

Lent Study Groups, all at the Rectory from 8-9pm

We will be basing our study onthe book “Merciful Humility of God” by Jane Williams

  • Tuesday 12th March
  • Wednesday 20th March
  • Thursday 28th March
  • Friday 5th April
  • Wednesday 10th April

Mothering Sunday 31st March

The Benefice Service for Mothering Sunday will be held at 09:30 at Steeple Barton Church, supported by the Benefice Choir and the Brownies.

Please note

The evening service on First Sunday in Month reverts to 18:00 for the summer after the clocks go forward on 31st March.

7th April Evening Prayer will therefore begin at 18:00

Charity collection

We were able to send a cheque for £47, plus £100 donation from the Wortons parishes, to Ripple Africa, our charity for the Nov-Jan quarter. Thank you to all who contributed

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 ( Jo Barton will be telling us more about this work during the 09:30 service on 17th March.


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

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