Church of England Diocese of Oxford Blewbury

Notice Board

22 Jan 2021, 1 a.m.

Churn Benefice Afternoon Tea. A chance to have some company and a chat on a Thursday afternoon, hosted by Lesley Botchway. Join in at 4.30pm (for 1 hour). Sessions are open to all. Next session: Thursday, 28 January. The links to join in are:Computer/Phone/Tablet: .

Churn Mothers’ Union Notice of AGM. This will be online on Sunday 7 February at 3pm. Members, please attend if you can and we welcome others who are interested in finding out more about MU. Please send apologies to The Revd Louise Butler.The links to join in are: Computer/Phone/Tablet: , Home Phone: 0203 713 5011 - access code 643-208-709. First time user:

All Age Online Christingle Service. Sunday 7 February 10.30am. We would love you to join us and make a Christingle during the service. You will need:

An orange (or other soft fruit, ideally round but not essential!)

Red ribbon (or a strip of paper ideally coloured red but not essential)

4 cocktail sticks (or similar, even spaghetti if you have soft fruit)

A selection of dried fruit, sweets or chopped fresh fruit

A candle, any size (birthday candle will work well)

If you would prefer to colour in a Christingle (or do so after the service) please print out the additional PDF File attached to Churn email or download it from the events page on our website. , The work of the Children’s Society is really important, especially during the current pandemic and lockdown. Money raised means they can provide easy-access, well-being services for young people with nowhere else to turn. Please give as generously as you are able by clicking the link below.

February Pram Service. meeting online with older siblings and friends. Tuesday 16 February at 4pm. Pancake Praise! A short service just before the start of Lent with carnival atmosphere! Dress up and join in. Contact Revd Louise 07837 009 730 for your log in details on zoom.

Compline. A short service of night prayer every weekday night at 8pm. The links and codes for these are on the website under the services tab. Phone access is also available.

Churn Churches Climate Action Group Makes Plans.

We are on Twitter - do join us! The Churn Benefice Twitter account is

Midweek Communion. Unfortunately, due to the current virus restrictions we are not able to hold Midweek Communion services in our churches. We hope to restart these as soon as Government guidance allows. The churches will continue to open for private prayer - see other notice for details.

Benefice Birthdays & Anniversaries. Please email the office if you have a birthday or anniversary in the coming weeks so we can include your name and give you our blessings and congratulations at the end of the Sunday morning service.

The Churn Churches website contains instructions on how to upload the GoToMeeting App and useful information about how to get support during this crisis. The weekly Churn newsletter and the Readings for the next Sunday are posted on the website on Fridays.