St Michael (Church)

Published on March 3rd, 2018 | by Content Admin


Events in Church during March

2nd March:  Women’s World Day of Prayer Service in  Croughton Church
It’s a great opportunity for women (and men) of all denominations to meet together and enjoy fellowship. Each year a different country plans the service and this year it is Suriname with the focus on God’s wonderful world. There’s cake as well!!! Hope to see you there.  Heather Dommett

10th March:  Band Concert in Aynho ChurchMusic from the Classic Era of Swing
Something a bit different to help close off the Winter. We have The Great Central Big Band – Brackley based with two band members from Aynho – coming to the village church to play a two set concert at 7pm. Tickets are £10 (£5 for students) inclusive of a refreshment drink and some nibbles. Tickets available on 01869 810847 and 01869 810180 and on the Great Central Big Band website.  Book early.

11th March:  Mothering Sunday and Baby Basics
Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. There is a growing network of Baby Basics centres across the country each staffed by a committed team of volunteers. Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking.
This Mothering Sunday we are inviting people to donate any of the items below either at the service or to the Churchwardens or the Rector Rev Simon Dommett before the service on 11th March.
(New items in unopened packets only from this category please)  Maternity pads, Sanitary towels, Hand soap, Baby soap,  Baby shampoo,  Mum shampoo, Newborn nappies, Baby wipes
(Good condition second hand items are acceptable from this category)   Moses baskets, Newborn clothing, Bedding, Towels

15th March: in  St. Michael’s  Aynho – Finding, keeping, Growing Rural Ministry
Everybody invited to this deanery meeting.
Guests Liz Holdsworth, Director of Mission and Development and Archdeacon, Richard Ormston.
We will also be holding our Diocesan Synod Elections of 3 lay and 3 Clergy representatives to the Diocesan Synod chosen from our elected Deanery Synod.  If you feel you could serve our deanery in this way, please contact
Lay Chair:- Sue Yates  01327 260503   Rural Dean: Rev Simon Dommett 810903

25th March: Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week.  This year we start our Palm Sunday procession at 10am from All Saints School in Croughton, with the blessing of our Palm crosses.  We will then process the short distance to All Saints Church, the service will start when the procession arrives. At church, in the context of a Communion Service, we hear again the telling of our Lord Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, remember his last supper and passion, before spending the next 7 days, of Holy Week in our final preparations for Easter.

Compline Services
The Compline Service is a short service of Night Prayer or Prayers at the End of the Day. It’s the final short said church service of the day. The English word Compline is derived from the Latin completorium, as Compline is the completion of the working day.   (see Service Sheet)

29th March:  Maundy Thursday – Maundy meal at Aynho Village Hall
This is the day that Jesus shared his last supper with his disciples and when he was then betrayed and arrested.  This year we will remember and re-enact that last meal in an extended Eucharist or Maundy meal.  This combines a simple 3 course meal with a Communion or Eucharist following Jesus’ command to “do this in remembrance of him”.  There will be no charge for the meal, but there will be an opportunity for donations, however, for catering numbers Please sign up on the lists in church or email me or phone 01869 810903.

30th March:  Good Friday
The day on which Jesus was crucified, not for anything he had done, but for all the wrong we have done.  He was innocent and yet paid the price for human sin.  It is ‘good’ because through his death Jesus removed the barrier that separates us from having the right relationship with God.  His death is remembered in the Cross of Hot Cross Buns and in our services at church.
Services suitable for all ages will be held in the morning and a more reflective service “An Hour at the Cross” will be held at 2pm at Hinton-in-the-Hedges on Good Friday afternoon.

Happy Easter

The day of resurrection, the raising of Jesus from death, just as he had promised.  Jesus’ resurrection gives everybody who believes in him the hope of life with him, in this world and the next.  Come and join the celebration of this Good news.

If there is no Easter hope then what hope do we have?

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