St. Mary's is the Anglican church for Charlbury and seeks to proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our community.
All Saints' Church Shorthampton, set on a quiet lane not far from Charlbury, is a mixture of Norman, Gothic, and Georgian. Its main interest, apart from the quiet churchyard views across undulating hills and farmland, lies in its wall paintings.
SERVICES FOR THIS MONTH
THIS WEEKS MESSENGER
'Here I stand knocking at the door; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and sit down to supper with him, and he with me'. (Revelation 3:20)
CTC Lent Talk – Mindful Journeys Series
February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
‘Pilgrimage: a walk in the footsteps of saints’. The first talk in the series ‘Mindful Journeys’. Sue Mathews will introduce the idea of pilgrimage from the days of the early Christian church in Britain. St Mary’s Church at 8pm.
Doors open 7.30pm. Admission free.
Bicycles for Africa
Just take a look at the fantastic response we have had to this appeal... bicycles all colours and sizes bound for Ghana this week. How ever does Sally get to the Vicarage door?!
Last two weeks to Re-cycle!
Your opportunity to donate your old bicycle to Re-cycle ends on 31 January.
The charity takes unwanted bicycles to Africa, and teaches people how to mend and maintain them so that they can be used for safe and effective transportation.
We are aiming to collect 100 bicycles by the end of January; if we get this many, the charity will come and collect them rather than us having to organise their delivery.
Charlbury church clock progress report
As many will have noticed, the scaffolding around the church tower has now been removed. This does not mean that the work on the clock is complete – far from it.
The scaffolding allowed us to get at the hands on the clock face and remove the rods which drove them. This was all refurbished before Christmas (see previous article), so now we are beginning the work on the clock itself.
Double Golden Wedding Celebration
The choir pushed out the trolley of cake and bubbly after choir practice this week to celebrate the Golden Wedding anniversaries of both Sue & Joe Woolley and Daphne &Tom Franklin. Both their husbands have been unwell recently so it was nice to be able to share this special occasion with them. Congratulations!