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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Harvest Celebrations

On Saturday 24th, we gathered together in the village hall to celebrate harvest with a fantastic spread of food and an eclectic mix of home grown entertainment including singing from Fenella and a vicar sketch from Sheepy. Our new vicar Richard bravely volunteered to join in and played the piano to accompany his wife Louise with her beautiful flute music.  But the highlight as ever, had to be Neville who sang us some opera and then dressed as a nun for a rendition of "How you do solve a problem like Maria?"  Tara and helpers did an amazing job of making the hall look beautiful with oak tables and candelabras and some of our youngsters volunteered as waiters and waitresses.  A great evening.  No wonder it was sold out early. 

Then on Sunday, Richard led his first Family Service which was a Harvest celebration.  The church looked beautiful with its floral decorations, loaves and other produce.  And this year, Alicia had organised a mosaic with the help of some village children. We intend to leave it up for a few weeks so please do go along and take a look.

Produce was collected and delivered to the Porch Steppin Stone centre for the homeless in Oxford.

A rare glimpse at our hidden music makers...

And a message from Richard...

Can I thank you for your part in the weekend’s harvest celebrations, and ask you to pass on my thanks to those whom you co-ordinated in some way!

Louise and I were blown away by the Supper on the Saturday evening – a real sense of a community celebrating together – an amazing job from Tara and the team.  

And the Service and brunch on Sunday were a joy to be part of, with the church looking awesome thanks to the flowers and food displays – including both the loaves of bread - and the amazing mosaic. Great Music and great bells, and I really appreciate the link with Steppin’ Stones.

What an expression of God’s hospitality and his joy for everyone in Chearsley!

God bless


Family Communion - 2nd October 2016

Come along on Sunday and join our Family Communion service and share the bread and wine with us.  As usual, there will be a Junior Church upstairs with a story and craft.  The service will be led by Richard Phillips.

Please follow this link to see the pew Sheet.

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Harvest Festival - 25th September 2016

This Sunday at St Nicholas’ will be the Harvest Festival Family service. It will be a lovely service celebrating this time of year – taken by our new vicar, Rev. Richard Phillips. After the service there is a “bring and share” brunch outside  (weather looks fairly good for the weekend!).

If any of you coming are able to bring something for the brunch table that would be most appreciated – savoury or sweet dishes are all welcome! It is usually a lovely spread.

Also, at this service we are asking for any donations of dry or canned foods for the charity “Steppin’ Stones” in Oxford - . The charity provides support for the homeless and vulnerable. Any donations you can bring will be most appreciated and help to give someone a warm, healthy meal who might otherwise go without.

Please follow this link to see the pew sheet.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Holy Communion - 18th September 2016

This Sunday we have our 9am Holy Communion, which will revert back to being a Common Worship service, without hymns.   It will be taken by Richard Phillips

For details of the other services in our Benefice, please see the Benefice Website.
For the full pew sheet, please follow this link

Sunday 11 September 2016

Morning Celebration - 11th September

Today in our Morning Celebration service we thought about how several of us had started new schools with new teachers, but all of us had a new teacher, in our new vicar Richard Phillips.  We also thought about how we are all part of the Body of Christ and as such, had talents that could help and support Richard in his new role.  We all made body parts to represent our talents.  As you can see several people felt that they were ears as they were good listeners and could help Richard by visiting people in the Benefice.  He also has several extra helping hands, a couple of feet (for running errands), eyes (to look out for people in need), a mouth (to help teach) and a big heart to care.

Saturday 10 September 2016

Historic Cycle Ride

We have done it!

17.5 miles, wet to the skin and slightly less perky than we were when we started!   We visited our list of 15 churches.

Thank you for all those who have kindly sponsored us already, it is a good encouragement to have so many behind us.

For those still want to support St Nicholas we have a JustGiving page and will be in church twice tomorrow to collect sponsorship.

John and Jenny

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Morning Celebration - 11th September

This Sunday we have our Morning Celebration service, which as usual will be modern and informal and will include refreshments both before and after the service.  Do come along, we'd love to see you.

A message from Richard:

"Can I thank you all, on behalf of myself, Louise, Samuel, Hannah, and Rebecca, for the wonderful welcome to the Benefice we have received.   We have been tremendously encouraged by your kind words, generous gifts, and heartfelt prayers, and look forward to building the Kingdom of God together in the years ahead".

For the full pew sheet, please follow this link:

Harvest Supper

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Harvest Mosaic Making

Great Barn
10am on Saturday 10th September

Please come and help make a giant harvest mosaic, this Saturday.  It will be proudly displayed above the altar at our Harvest Service, 10am 25th September, the first Family Service taken in Chearsley by our new vicar Richard.  

Image result for mosaic project

Monday 5 September 2016