Category Archives: PCC

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.

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.

Ironstone Benefice Autumn and Harvest Craft Morning – Saturday Oct 8th

Please see details below of the craft morning taking place this Saturday for children age 8 and under at Drayton Village Hall. Please contact Revd Alicia Baker if you have children who would like to join in the creative fun!

We would also like to take this opportunity to let you know that the Ironstone Benefice is now on Facebook! You can find us by searching in Facebook for “Ironstone Benefice Oxfordshire”. The “Oxfordshire” is important: as many of you may be aware, there is another Ironstone Benefice in the North East of England!

We would be grateful for some likes so we have enough to set up an @ username. Many thanks!

Lesley Blake, Admin Assistant to Revd Alicia Baker

Service at St Etheldreda’s on Thursday 22nd September

In St Etheldreda’s on Thursday September 22nd at 7:30pm we will welcome and license The Revd Guy Edwards as the House for Duty priest in the Ironstone Benefice. He will be living in Horley Vicarage with his wife Jessie. His work will take him to all the villages of Hanwell, Hornton, Shenington, Alkerton, Balscote, Wroxton and Drayton.

All welcome to come along on 22nd to meet Guy and Jessie.