Christingle Service

November 30, 2015 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
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Our Christingle Service will be held on December 13th at 10am. “Christingles” have been taking place in England for nearly 509 years, it was in 1747 actually when the idea of the Christingle actually began, in Marienborn, Germany. Bishop Johannes de Watteville looked for a simple way to explain the happiness that had come to people through Jesus.  Then at a children’s service ...

The Advent Wreath

November 27, 2015 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
The Advent wreath originated among German Lutherans in the 16th Century, but it was not until the 19th century that the advent wreath as we know it today to shape. A Prof. Haemig of Luther Seminary, reserach led him to believe that  Johann Hinrich Wichern (1808–1881), a Protestant pastor in Germany is the inventor of the modern Advent wreath in the 19th century. In 1839, he built a large wooden...

A soliders peom “Taking a stand”

November 2, 2015 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
John Bailey is a former regular and now serving Territorial Army soldier who served in Afghanistan in 2008.  Recently (2009)a member of his unit, Corporal Steven Boote, was killed along with four others by a rogue Afghan policeman. He spent the day in Wootton Bassett the day their bodies were repatriated and that night he wrote this poem as a comment on TA service in general but more importantly ...

Village News by Jenny Lockwood

September 14, 2015 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
Looking back over the summer months, the Village Barbeque in July and Family Day in August were very successful.. Despite the wet afternoon resulting in the rounders game being abandoned, many villagers still enjoyed getting together for supper. We were especially pleased to welcome the newcomers to Pyrton to these events. Now we are looking forward to Autumn. We started with the Ride and Stride o...

Saturday 12 September – we need your support

August 17, 2015 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
The annual Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride is a long established event for St Mary’s, Pyrton. We are always one of the top fund raising parishes in Oxfordshire – quite an achievement for such a small parish. And in turn we are immensely grateful to the Trust for providing a grant of £10,000 in 2012 towards the major works we needed to carry out on the church’s flint wor...