News from Turweston

ST MARY’S CHURCH, TURWESTON - Services for December 2018 & January 2019

Sunday 2nd December     9.30am        Holy Communion                                Rev'd L Simpson

                                          6pm             Advent Carols with the Benefice Choir

Sunday 16th December    10.30am      Quiet Christmas Carol Service            Rev'd L Simpson

Sunday 23rd December    6pm            Turweston Village Service                    Margaret  Tilley

Christmas Day                  10.30am      Holy Communion                                 Rev'd R Bundock

Sunday 6th January          11.15am     Holy Communion                                 Rev'd L Simpson

Sunday 13th January        10.30am     Benefice Holy Communion                  Rev'd L Simpson

Sunday 20th January        10am          Coffee & Croissants followed by

                                           10.30 am    Village Worship                                  Margaret Tilley


During December there are some services/events in the benefice that you might be interested in attending:

Saturday 15th December at 4.30pm - Starlight Nativity  - Wrap up warm, wear suitable footwear, bring a lantern or torch and experience the heart of the Christmas story at Rectory Farm, Water Stratford (the farm entrance next to the bridge just as you head out of Water Stratford). Younger people might like to come dressed up as a character from the Christmas story. Hot drinks and mince pies will be served afterwards.

Sunday 16th December at 10.30am - Quiet Christmas Carol Service, Turweston Church - Come to this quiet service to find a space apart from the rush of Christmas celebrations and time to be quiet with your prayers and memories. Candles will be available to light for those you are holding in your thoughts.

Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm - Benefice Choir Carol Concert, Tingewick Church - Come along and enjoy hearing a range of some of the best Christmas choral music, join in with some well-known carols and enjoy a mince pie afterwards.

Sunday 23rd December at 6pm - Our very own Carol Service - As has now become the tradition, the Turweston Carol Service will include both Christian and secular readings, with plenty of carols for everyone to join in. The service will be followed by a buffet and mulled wine. Please, could you contact Penny Kirkland if you are able to contribute food? Also, we will be putting together a choir to lead the singing so if you would like to join us, please contact Margaret Tilley - the more people we have, the better the singing will be (no experience necessary).

Thank You- As we come to the end of the year, it is a good time to thank everyone who contributes to the running of our community: all those who serve on the Parish Council and work tirelessly in all our interests; those who manage the village hall keeping it in good order for our community events through the year; those who contribute to running the church and churchyard, keeping it looking beautiful with flowers, well-maintained and with a tidy churchyard, open every day and available for quiet prayer and joyous worship. Thank you one and all!

Harvest Festival Donations- We have had a lovely letter from the Brackley Food Bank thanking us for our contributions of food, donated at the Harvest Festival this year. Thank you to everyone who brought food to the service for the donation and thank you to Raisa Miles for boxing it up and taking it to the Food Bank for us.

Festival Flowers- arrangements please to be in place by 23rd December ready for the Carol Concert.

Susan Tighe


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