News from Turweston


There will be a service in Turweston Church on Sunday 6th September at 11.15am. At the time of going to press the service could either be a Holy Communion or a lay-led Morning Worship, depending on the availability of vicars. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please remember, it is now mandatory to wear a face covering in church.

On Saturday 12th September a group of us will be taking part in the Historic Church's Trust Ride and Stride. We will be walking from Tingewick to Turweston, weather permitting. If you would like to join us please contact Margaret Tilley. If you cannot join us to walk, please do consider sponsoring us. Half the money raised comes back to our church, and this will contribute to replenishing our depleted funds following lockdown. To sponsor the group please see details below.

TURWESTON RESIDENTS ARE SAD TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF MICHAEL YATES Michael (Mick) Yates died on 16 July aged 85. His father had died at sea in 1940 at the outbreak of WW2 and Michael lived at Aviary Cottage in Turweston all his life with his mother Win until her death, and with his younger brother John. He did his national service in the Catering Corps and worked at Brackley Sawmills until his retirement.

Michael had many interests and he was a very keen motorcyclist for most of his life but above all he loved his garden. Many in the village will remember him best for growing the finest flowers and vegetables for miles around. He entered and won so many of the prizes at the local flower and vegetable shows with his dahlias, onions, carrots and runner beans.

Michael was generous at Harvest Festival and our Church will miss his fine displays of vegetables. The tables at the Village Hall were always bedecked with vases of his dahlias at Harvest Supper, regularly raffled afterwards for Village Hall funds.

Even as he got older, Michael maintained the very highest of gardening standards to

everything that he grew. His funeral service was held in our Church and his coffin was covered with a most beautiful display of dahlias – a moving and fine tribute from his family to a talented and dedicated man.


This year’s sponsored Ride and Stride, in aid of Bucks Historic Churches and Turweston Church, will take place on Saturday 12th September.

Anyone is welcome to join the group from Turweston who will meet at Tingewick Church at 10am and will then walk to Turweston. We will visit some churches on the way, with a cafe stop before reaching Turweston. 

To sponsor the walkers you can use the link below, making sure to state that your donation is for the 'West Buckingham Benefice':

Further details from Margaret Tilley 01280 705555 or Penny Kirkland 01282 701993.