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

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)

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

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 / or Stephanie Lacey on 01869 347350 /

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

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


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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 (340632)

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