News from Tingewick

ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH

As we move towards Christmas, we are planning our services and events for the festive period as normal. However, as we all know in this year of uncertainty, these plans are all subject to change as the government announce new measures. Please keep up to date with our plans via the following link to our Facebook page, which will be regularly updated as we go through December: www.facebook.com/TingewickChurch

SERVICES FOR DECEMBER
Sunday 20thDecember                   3.00pm          Nativity Service                     Rev. Paula Smith
Thursday 24thDecember                 11.30pm        Midnight Mass                       Rev. Paula Smith                  

Our usual Crib service on Christmas Eve is being replaced with a Nativity service, in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The service will be equally magical for the children and families, so please follow the above link for more information as we go through December.

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATING - As a little extra this year, when so many usual events are unlikely to happen, we are planning to have a Christmas Tree in the porch of the church for the children (and adults) of the village to decorate with homemade decorations, such as angels and stars. In return they will be able to collect a Christmas Story to take home. We look forward to seeing how creative everyone can be. Again, please follow the above link for further details.

FOODBANK DONATIONSThank you so much to the whole village for the fantastic effort that was made for our harvest collection for Buckingham Food Bank. The response was tremendous and the Food Bank were extremely grateful. As a result of this success, we have decided to continue to be a collection point for this very worthwhile local charity. Some of you may not be aware that the food collections in the Buckingham supermarkets are not sent to local families, so we would like to help those closest to us who are in need as much as we can. We will continue to have boxes in the porch of the church and any donations of non-perishable items will be gratefully received, both by us and also local families. Please help us to help them.

TINGEWICK CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE - We are making a conscious effort to improve our modern-day communication via our Facebook page. We were delighted that our new vicar, Paula Smith, could introduce herself via a friendly video whilst she is unable to meet everyone in person. This has been viewed on numerous occasions and has been extremely well received. Social media is something we are very keen to use going forward so please keep up to date with services and events via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TingewickChurch. Please note that you can view the page without being a member of Facebook. It acts as a normal web page too.

There are a wide variety of services planned at other churches in our benefice throughout December, that everyone is very welcome to attend.

FLOWER ROTA: Lorraine Carter

Lorna Bone