Church Newsletter – July 2021

In July we will be holding some of our Sunday services in the various benefice churches, in addition to the 9.30am Zoom Service.   If you would like to attend one of these services then please could you book your place by e-mailing or phoning 01869 347350, as we still have to comply with Covid regulations.

Sunday services in churches around the benefice
4th July9:30AM
Benefice Zoom service
Nether Worton morning worship
Duns Tew (evening prayer)
11th July9:30AM
Benefice Zoom service
Sandford St.
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COVID Vaccine Passport Scam

A Covid Vaccine Passport scam email has been going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”.  Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee). The website has since been taken down, but in case similar emails/websites appear can you please circulate the attached alert to your residents, members, groups and mailing lists.…

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A Planning Meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Monday June 28th

A Planning Meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Monday June 28th 2021 at 7:30pm to consider the following applications: (full application details can be found on the Cherwell District Council website

21/01665/F  Malthouse Farm, North Aston Rd. – Build Grain store with weighbridge and access to North Aston Rd.

21/01959/TEL  Telecommunications Mast at North Aston – Installation of dish and equipment at existing mast.…

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Church Newsletter – June 2021

In addition to our 9.30am Sunday service on Zoom, we are now regularly holding a second service either outside or inside one of the benefice churches at 11.00am. 

The venues for the 11.00am services in the next few weeks are given below. If you would like to attend one of these services then please could you book your place for by e-mailing

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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 or phone 01869 347350

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
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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