Dear Friends,

There will be a Eucharist service this Sunday 7th August at 10am at St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew with Revd William Burke

The readings are: Hebrews 11: 1-3; 8-16 & Luke 12: 32-40

Fundraising plea
We have been very kindly offered the opportunity to use some pears to turn into bottled juice to sell. Does anyone own an apple press that the church could borrow or know of a local juicer who could help us?

Water Project at Little Tew Church
Little Tew Church have set up a just giving page to help raise money towards their water project – to provide mains water, a working WC and baby changing facilities to the church. If you wish to make a donation, please see the link below – Thank you.

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Chutneys & Jams
Does anyone have a surplus of homemade jams, chutneys, etc. that they would be willing to donate to the St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew. We would like to sell them for church funds.

Wish List
Members of the congregation are asked to propose to the PCC via the wardens or Vicar any enhancements that they would like to see in church. These proposals will be taken to the PCC for approval and once agreed they will be added to a “wish list”.

The Daily Office
The Angelus and Mattins  – Morning Prayer (usually from the Book of Common Prayer) is said every day from Monday-Saturday at 9am in Great Tew Church
The Angelus and Evensong – Evening Prayer is said every day at 6pm

Although Covid restrictions have now been lifted, we know that many people are still concerned about going out and mixing with other people.  Please therefore bear this in mind and respect those who might feel anxious  –  they are likely to be continuing to wear masks and to appreciate safe distancing.

The chalice will still not be offered but instead the wine will be shared by intinction.

TRINITY 8 – green


443 Rejoice the Lord is king
341 Blest are the pure in heart
18 Ye servants of the Lord
309 Victim divine (melody SONG 9 Gibbons)
362 Glorious Things of thee are spoken (tune Abbot’s Leigh)


Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern
both our hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws
and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that have taken holy things;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;

Epistle Hebrews 11: 1-3; 8-16

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. 3By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.

8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. 9By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old—and Sarah herself was barren—because he considered him faithful who had promised. 12Therefore from one person, and this one as good as dead, descendants were born, ‘as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.’13 All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, 14for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15If they had been thinking of the land that they had left behind, they would have had opportunity to return. 16But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them.

Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia

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Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord

All         Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia

Gospel Luke 12: 32-40
32 ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.35 ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

39 ‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’

For your Prayers:
Peter Gilliland
Michael Barnes
Eileen and Tom White
Ryan Walker
Annie Turner
Victoria Gibbens
Mary Tustian

Future Services
Sunday 14th August – St Nicholas, Heythrop 10am Benefice Communion
Sunday 21st August – St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Benefice Communion
Sunday 28th August – St John the Evangelist, Little Tew 10am Benefice Communion

Vicar’s Contact Details

Revd William Burke
Mobile telephone number 07770 630202
Email [email protected]
The Vicarage, New Road, Great Tew OX7 4AG


Best wishes