NEWS FROM PYRTON – March 2016

March 18, 2016 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
Due to the warm weather in January it was decided to bring forward our annual Daffodil Sunday to February 28th– the first time we have ever held it so early. However the daffodils did not disappoint and on the day the churchyard was a beautiful picture of daffodils, snowdrops and even some primroses! After a delightful Benefice service in the church decorated with daffodil planters in the mornin...

News from Pyrton – Jan 2016

January 12, 2016 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
Happy New Year to you all. Christmas was an enjoyable and sociable time in Pyrton and the mild weather encouraged good turnouts at all the events. Over 250 people attended the church services with the Children’s candlelit service once more proving to be a great success. Adults and children alike enjoyed singing carols at the Carol Service and in the Village Hall with the Watlington Band. For the...

Bishop John’s Christmas Day sermon

January 2, 2016 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
CHRISTMAS: THE ART OF TRANSLATION Question: how was God to translate his life and purpose into something we could understand? A translation company has recently launched a ‘Think before you ink’ campaign to highlight the risk of botched tattoos. They cite the example of a man who had ‘Jenius’ tattooed on his forehead – spelt with a J. Another asked for the Mandarin symbol for ‘live and...

Christmas Quizz for Young and Old

December 14, 2015 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
  Q What do people usually place on top of their Christmas tree:a) a) flower, b) A star, c) A present, d) An angel? Q Who delivers presents to children who have been good on Christmas Eve: a) Jesus, b) Santa, c) Scrooge? Q   What is Boxing day also known as: a) St Martin’s Day, b) St Joseph’s Day, c) St Stephen’s Day? Q  Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer Q   In th...

Advent 2015

December 5, 2015 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
It is difficult to prepare for the second coming of Christ – to plan for something when we don’t know the timing. As a new cycle begins on Advent Sunday, we meet the Gospel-writer for the coming year. Today we meet Luke in his dramatic warnings. Warnings of the signs that will announce the coming of the Son of Man in glory and judgement. There is a tension between beginnings and endings, the s...