Wroxton Lane road closure tomorrow

Please note the message below from Jen Cross:

‘Wroxton Lane outside Rivendell will be blocked at 10.00am for 2 hours on 6th December 2022 as we will be pumping liquid concrete over our house. Please ask the villagers to seek an alternative route during that time and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.’

Services at St Etheldreda during December

Please join us this Advent and Christmas at St Etheldreda’s. Services taking place:

Sunday 4th December at 11am – Common Worship Holy Communion

Sunday 18th December at 4pm – Nativity

Tuesday 20th December at 8pm – Compline (a short reflective time of prayer at end of day).

Christmas Day at 10.30am – Christmas Day service with Common Worship Holy Communion

There are also many other services and events taking place across the Ironstone Benefice, to which you are warmly invited. Please visit achurchnearyou.com for the latest Benefice Service Schedule ((located in the Notice Sheets section on St Etheldreda’s page).

Ukraine Appeal

As we all worry about the rises in the cost of gas/electric/oil, Ukraine are struggling with erratic power supplies and cold temperatures. So in addition to the food and general items listed below, our appeal is now asking for warm coats, jumpers, socks and single duvets (either new or in good condition). Please continue to support the Banbury teams amazing efforts to provide relief to those in Ukraine.

General household items: Candles, torches, camping stoves, floor and washing liquids, sponges, mops and buckets, toilet paper, kitchen rolls, house cleaning products, single duvets, pillows and bed linen (new or in very good condition please)

Food items for quick preparation: Cans of food with ring pulls, pasta, rice, noodles, chunky soups, cooking sauces, cooking oil, tomato concentrate, flour, yeast, long life/dry milk, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, biscuits, energy bars, dried fruit and nuts, sweets

Medical items: Pain killers, bandages, plasters, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant creams, cough syrups

Babies and children’s products: Nappies, wet wipes, baby milk, baby food, children’s snacks, sweets.

Toiletries: Toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, wet wipes, shampoo, shower gel, women’s hygiene items, body creams

Items for pets: Wet or dry food

Items can be left in the box under Rita’s porch – if you don’t know the address please ask anyone in the Ladies Guild, as I don’t want to give out an address on this post

Many thanks, any items, however small will really make a difference.

Support Banbury Young Homeless Project at the Horley Christmas Market

Graham Curd and Simon Attfield will have a stand at this year’s Christmas Market in aid of Banbury Young Homeless Project. All items are made by themselves from recycled wood and include planters, chopping boards, serving platters, mirrors and much more.

This is an ideal opportunity to purchase many of your Christmas presents and support an excellent local cause. 

A reminder that the Christmas Market is in St Etheldreda’s Church on

Saturday 26th November from 4-6pm

Horley Nativity – your help needed!

The Horley Nativity will take place on Sunday 18th December at 4pm at Saint Etheldredra’s. Things will a bit different this year as our fabulous former director, Tessa, has after 17 years decided to take a back seat. Obviously hers are fairly hard shoes to fill but already we have a great team in place made up of Annaliese, Louisa and Sarah.

What we are looking for is children and adults to take part in any way – be a sheep, a king, an angel, to sing a solo, join the choir or do a reading.

Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

There will be two rehearsals on the mornings of Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th December.

Please contact Sarah Allitt on 07834 370767 or email allittsarah@gmail.com

Ukraine Appeal

Rita is still doing an amazing job collecting items for the Ukraine Appeal and taking them into the team in Banbury. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this good cause. If you can help in any way the following are urgently needed:

General household items: Candles, torches, camping stoves, floor and washing liquids, sponges, mops and buckets, toilet paper, kitchen rolls, house cleaning products, single duvets, pillows and bed linen (new or in very good condition please)

Food items for quick preparation: Cans of food with ring pulls, pasta, rice, noodles, chunky soups, cooking sauces, cooking oil, tomato concentrate, flour, yeast, long life/dry milk, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, biscuits, energy bars, dried fruit and nuts, sweets

Medical items: Pain killers, bandages, plasters, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant creams, cough syrups

Babies and children’s products: Nappies, wet wipes, baby milk, baby food, children’s snacks, sweets.

Toiletries: Toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap, wet wipes, shampoo, shower gel, women’s hygiene items, body creams

Items for pets: Wet or dry food

Items can be left in the box under Rita’s porch – if you don’t know the address please ask anyone in the Ladies Guild, as I don’t want to give out an address on this post

Many thanks, any items, however small will really make a difference.

Services at St Etheldreda’s in November

A note for your diaries: as well as our usual Common Worship Holy Communion service this Sunday at 11am (6 Nov), there will be a Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.55am on Sunday 13 November.

For details of the services taking place at other Ironstone Benefice Churches, please visit achurchnearyou.com for the latest Benefice Service Schedule ((located in the Notice Sheets section on St Etheldreda’s page).

Many thanks.