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November and December have swiftly arrived and we have all begun to make plans leading up to Christmas.  Tysoe W.I. will be staging a Festival of Remembrance in St Mary’s from 6th to 19th November, marking the anniversary of the end of WW1 by decorating the church with a wide variety of handmade poppies and serving tea/coffee and cakes on Saturday 10th November between 11am–3pm

All proceeds will go the the Royal British Legion.  There will also be a display of photos and information relating to Tysoe and its servicemen who served during the war, so do call in.

We enjoyed a visit from the Friends of St Marks in Bilton – George’s previous parish – when he and Drina were greeted very warmly again.  We served refreshments after which the choir led us in a lovely Choral Evensong.

For some years now, when there were five Sundays in the month we always enjoyed a United Holy Communion service somewhere in the three churches benefice. Now we are joined in the five churches benefice, it prompted us to travel to the church of Saint Thomas a Becket at Sutton-under-Brailes recently and a number of us who had never been there before enjoyed a warm welcome from the regulars at their beautiful church.  Note that at the end of December it will be Oxhill’s turn to draw us together.

We send best wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who have been in hospital and we would also like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Brian Batchelor who died recently and, as we go to press, the family of Mary Baker.  We remember Mary as one of the original members of the benefice choir and with her husband Chris did so much for the village of Tysoe.

The church services in St Mary’s during Christmas are detailed below.                  



We would like to invite you to join us in an Advent Windows Project this year!  Start thinking about how you could decorate a

window in your house with lights and any Christmassy theme.  We

will then arrange a ‘countdown to Christmas’ switch on and a

numbered trail for children to follow.  The final ‘window’ on

24th December will be in church.  Look out for details around the village, and on the village Facebook page.



Services at St Mary’s in November / December  2018


  4 Nov            11.00am          Parish Communion                   GW

11 Nov              8.30am          Holy Communion                     TM

                        10.45am          Remembrance Service              GH

                                                     meet at War Memorial

14 Nov            10.30am          Midweek Holy Communion     TM

18 Nov              8.30am          Holy Communion                      JT

                        11.00am          Family Service                          JR

24 Nov            11.00am          Christmas Fair in St Mary’s

25 Nov            11.00am          Holy Communion                     GH

28 Nov            10.30am          Midweek Holy Communion     GH   


  2 December   11.00am          Parish Communion                   GE

  9 December   11.00am          Parish Communion             GW/JR

12 December   10.30am          Midweek Holy Communion     TM

16 December     8.30am`         Holy Communion                     TM

                        11.00am          Family Service                          GH

                          6.30pm          Carol Service                       GH/JT

17 December     9.30am          Tysoe School Carol Service

23 December   11.00am          Holy Communion                     JT

24 December     5.00pm          Children’s Service                    GH

                        11.30pm          Midnight Mass                          GH

25 December   11.00am    Christmas Day Holy Communion  GW

30 December   11.00am          United Benefice at Oxhill Church


At 8.30am every Saturday George invites you to Morning Prayer


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 davidbell811@btinternet.com


Churchyard maintenance team – The team continue to meet at 2pm - 4pm on the second Tuesday of the month and the team would be delighted to see you to give them a hand and join them in a cup of tea and biscuits as well.



Revd George Heighton 680201

Jill Longbottom 680236

Mark Gummer 680611





Saturday 24th November 2018 is the date for the

Christmas Fair in Church

from 11.00am till 1pm   ~   usual Stalls in church

Cake and Produce Stall, Raffle, Plants,

Christmas Gifts


Come along and sample George’s famous pork baps!!!