Dear Friends

This Sunday 25th October is the Harvest Festival service at St John the Evangelist, Little Tew at 10am with Revd Christine Turner.

The readings are: Deuteronomy 34. 1-12 & Matthew 22. 34-46

Please note the following regular safety precautions below:

Face masks are obligatory by law at church services, except for clergy. Those taking part in the service, ie reading or leading intercessions may remove them when reading/interceding.

– hand sanitisers will be available as you enter the church, and again before you receive communion

– please collect your own blue service book; they will not be handed out.

– communion will be in one kind only; the chalice will not be offered.  Please remain standing to receive the bread.

– there will be no hymns but an organist will play during the service.  The service music will be from a recording.

– you’ll be invited to give your offering/donation as you leave the church after the service

–  we will not shake hands at the Peace

–  please observe social distancing of a least 1 metre and do not sit directly behind or in front of someone.  Family members can sit together. When entering and leaving the church please try to avoid bunching up.

– no refreshments are allowed to be served after the service

– if you have downloaded the NHS test & trace app on your phone then please scan the QR code upon arrival at the service.

Harvest Festival – This Sunday 25th October

The Harvest Festival service is this Sunday 25th October at St John the Evangelist, Little Tew at 10am with Revd Christine Turner. As with previous years we will be collecting donations for the Trussell Trust – Banbury Foodbank. We have been in touch with them and please see the below list of what they are particularly in need of at the moment – any donations are gratefully received at the service and will be delivered to the foodbank.

Tinned sponge pudding
2 pack microwaveable rice puddings
Instant mashed potato
Tinned meat
Longlife milk

If for any reason you cannot attend or bring a donation to the service, they have donation points in Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose & Morrisons in Banbury.

Thank you

Sunday 1st November: All Saints and All Souls at St Michael & All Angels

We will be combining our observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Sunday 1st November at the 10am service at St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew. During the service we will be remembering before God those who have died, especially those who have died during the past year. If you would like someone to be included, please can you email [email protected] with their names.

Sunday 8th November: Remembrance Sunday at St Michael & All Angels

With the current social distancing rules that need to be enforced, it would be a great help if we knew both the number of households attending and also the number in each household. Therefore, if you are planning on attending the Remembrance Sunday service, please could you email [email protected] with numbers.

Future Services

Sunday 1st November

St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Benefice Communion with Revd Dr Elizabeth Koepping

Sunday 8th November

St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Remembrance Sunday service with Revd Michael Williams

Sunday 15th November

St Nicholas, Heythrop 10am Benefice Communion with Revd John Partington

Sunday 22nd November

St John the Evangelist, Little Tew 10am Benefice Communion with Revd Christine Turner


Best wishes