Many thanks to those who brought down all the cobwebs and dust in church and let it settle before the wonderful team of cleaners swept it up and then polished everything in sight. St Mary’s is gleaming and you could see the difference by the time we went home. Even the vestry was tidied and we are most grateful to Jenny for her hard work behind the scenes.
We look forward to welcoming the Revd George Heighton as the priest in charge of the five churches on June 28th when his induction service takes place at St George’s church at Brailes at 7.30pm. All welcome. It is a spectacular weekend at the beginning of July when the bells will be rung on Saturday morning 1st July to celebrate the centenary of Tysoe’s WI followed by the Church Fete in the afternoon with stalls, teas, schoolchildren dancing round the maypole, etc. On the Sunday 2nd July Revd George Heighton will be taking Family Communion at 11.00am and he will also attend the special WI Centenary Service in church at 4.30pm. During the weekend the WI members will be celebrating their centenary with flower displays, and also staging an exhibition in church on Sunday afternoon with tea and cakes. What a splendid attraction ! Do come along and we hope the sun shines.
Perhaps fathers and their families could be encouraged to have a go at the Scavenger Hunt organised by the Church Restoration Committee on Sunday 18th June – look out for details – all funds raised will go towards the repair of the east window of St Mary’s church which needs attention very soon.
Services at St Mary’s in June / July 2017
4 June PENTECOST
8.30am Holy Communion TM
11.00am Pentecost Parish Communion TM/JT
11 June 11.00am Parish Communion TM
18 June 11.00am Songs of Praise JR
25 June 11.00am Parish Communion DP
1 July 8.30am Morning Prayer – Rev George H
2 July 11.00am Family Communion GH
4.30pm WI Centenary Service JT/TM
9 July 11.00am Parish Communion TM
16 July 11.00am Holy Communion BCP GH
23 July 11.00am Holy Communion GW
30 July 9.30am Holy Communion UBS at Oxhill GH
(no Sunday service at St Mary’s)
Advance news - the Revd George Heighton would like everyone to know that he is to introduce a regular very short Morning Prayer at 8.30am on Saturdays in July - 1st/8th/15th/22nd/29th. All welcome to join him, or for coffee and a chat afterwards. There will be the usual mid-week Holy Communion at 10.30am in St Mary’s on July 12th and 26th.
Church bell ringing – if you are an experienced ringer, would like to learn, or just want to know more, give our tower captain David Bell a call on 01295 688466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer is here – the churchyard maintenance team will meet on the second Tuesday of the month
Jill Longbottom 680236
Mark Gummer 680611