News from Turweston

ST MARY’S CHURCH, TURWESTON - Services for July & August

Sunday 7thJuly              11.15am      Holy Communion            Rev'd Liz Simpson

Sunday 21stJuly            10am          Coffee and Croissants followed by

                                      10.30am      Village Worship              Margaret Tilley

Sunday 4thAugust          9.30am        Holy Communion           Rev'd Liz Simpson

Sunday 18thJuly            10am          Coffee and Croissants followed by

                                      10.30am      Village Worship              Margaret Tilley

FAREWELL LIZ-As you may have read in the June Link, our Rector Liz is leaving us at the end of August. In the 'Benefice News' section of this month's Link there are details of her farewell service and party. This will be held in Turweston on Sunday 25thAugust in Turweston Church and then in the Village Hall. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to come to bid her farewell and to wish her luck in her new job in Adderbury. We will be organising a leaving gift and if you would like to donate to this, please let me have your donation by the end of July. On behalf of Turweston, we offer her our thanks for 16 years of dedicated service to our Benefice and we wish her all the best in her new role.

Margaret Tilley 

RIDE AND STRIDE- The annual Ride and Stride in aid of Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust is on Saturday 14thSeptemberthis year. Once again, this year we are planning to 'stride' rather than 'ride' and hope that many of you will be able to join us. Last year we walked from Tingewick to Turweston, ending with refreshments in the airfield cafe. We plan to do a similar walk this year and David Miles continues in his role as Route Master. If you would like to join us let either David (700261) or Margaret Tilley (705555) know. We also hope that you will feel able to sponsor us, whether you walk or not. Half of what we raise comes back to our church, helping us to keep it in good order.

CONCENSIO CONCERT AND PLANT & CAKE SALE- In May we held two fund raising events across one weekend and they proved very successful. The Concensio concert was very well supported and received excellent feedback from those who attended. It raised £238 and we extend our grateful thanks to the choir and to Eleanor Zuercher for putting in so much hard work for our benefit.

We also held a plant and cake sale following Village Worship in May and raised the fabulous sum of £308. Huge thanks to all of you who donated cakes and plants and to everyone who came and bought them.



SUSAN TIGHE- It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Susan Tighe. Susan was an active member of the church. She was responsible for organising the flower rota and was the Turweston representative for the Link. She contributed greatly to many other village activities.

Susan had lived in Turweston for 34 years and will be very much missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with Antony, Edward, Elizabeth and their families.

Penny Kirkland