Church Newsletter – May 2021

From 25th April we aim to hold a service on Zoom at 9.30am and a second service outside/inside one of the churches at 11.00am.

These are the venues for the 11.00am services in the next few weeks, please book a place by e-mailing services@bartonbenefice.org.uk or phone 01869 347350

Sundays
2nd MayOver Worton – an outside service
9th MayWestcote Barton – an outside service
16th MaySteeple Barton – hopefully outside
23rd MaySandford St Martin – Pentecost – inside
30th MayOver Worton – Trinity Sunday – Benefice Eucharist for their patronal festival
6th JuneDuns Tew – to be followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Thursdays
13th MayAscension Day service at 6pm in Duns Tew

For outdoor services please bring your own chair. 

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Annual Parish Meeting 2021-05-04

Come and have your say this Tuesday at the Annual Parish Community Meeting


Once a year the Parish holds the equivalent of an AGM. All village residents are invited and welcome to attend.

The point of the Annual Parish Community Meeting is to present a review of the preceding year. The outgoing Chair of the Parish Council will give a brief account of the activities and achievements of the Parish Council during the preceding year and to outline priorities for the coming year.…

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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh RIP

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the arrangements for signing a book of condolence has been moved online. Online books of condolence have been set up by both Buckingham Palace and the Church of England.

Our village church of St Mary Magdalene will be open every day for private prayer and for any who wish to pay their respects from approx 09:30 to dusk. …

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Church Newsletter – April 2021

This month our benefice services are continuing to take place on Zoom, although with the easing of lockdown restrictions we hope that we may be able to hold some services in church. As this is an ever-changing situation, please check the Benefice website www.bartonbenefice.org.uk, the church notice board (located to the left of the lychgate, the benefice Facebook page, or contact Clare Burgess DTclare@bartonbenefice.org.uk

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Your Oxfordshire: The roadmap out of lockdown

A letter from Ansaf Azhar, Director for Public Health, Oxfordshire County Council

I am sure most residents of Oxfordshire are now aware of the government’s roadmap – a four step plan – to bring England out of lockdown.

During a year of unprecedented restrictions on our daily lives, to know there is now a plan to move us back to the lives we miss is welcome news.…

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