Dear Friends,

There will be a Eucharist service this Sunday 25th July at St John the Evangelist, Little Tew at 10am with Revd William Burke.

The readings are: Acts 11:27-12:3 & Matthew 20:20-28

COVID 19 update
As you are aware, from Monday 19th July all Government restrictions have been lifted, however as a Benefice we want to remain in a Covid aware situation due to the case numbers still being high.

Mask wearing is voluntarily, to allow the congregation to sing, however we will continue to be doing the below:

– sitting in alternate pews

– use the test and trace app or signing in when you attend services

– hand sanitize upon entry to the church

– continue to offer the peace remotely

– the church doors will be kept open to ensure maximum ventilation

– communion will be offered in one kind only

– we encourage people to say hello outside after the end of the service

– the chalice will not be offered

The above will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Evensong – This evening – Saturday 24th July 6pm – St Michael & All Angels
Just a reminder there will be an Evensong service followed by drinks and nibbles this evening.

If you wish to attend, please could you let me know so we have an idea of numbers. We also ask if everyone could bring some nibbles – liquid refreshments will be provided by the church.

Songs of Praise – Sunday 8th August 6pm – Old Church at St Nicholas, Heythrop
On Sunday 8th August we will be holding a Songs of Praise service at the Old Church, St Nicholas.

Acts 11:27-12:3

At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius. The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea; this they did, sending it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword. After he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (This was during the festival of Unleavened Bread.)

The Gospel

Matthew 20:20-28

The mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

For your Prayers

Michael Godsal
Max Lewis
Josephine Gilliland
Mike Bennett
Michael Barrus

Future Services

Sunday 1st August
St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Benefice Communion with Canon William Burke

Sunday 8th August
St John the Evangelist, Little Tew 8am Prayer Book Holy Communion with Canon William Burke

Sunday 8th August
Old Church of St Nicholas, Heythrop 6pm Songs of Praise service with Canon William Burke

Sunday 15th August
St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew 10am Benefice Communion with Canon William Burke


Best wishes