Our Mini Christmas Tree Festival

December 8, 2014 by Sally Robinson No Comments
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Any families that would like to get involved will be very welcome at St.Mary’s Church, Pyrton on Saturday 13th December (10 am onwards) to help decorate mini Christmas trees throughout the church. The children can bring their own decorations from home or alternatively, make them at the church where there will be plenty of crafts (and refreshments!) on offer. There will be a Christingle service o...

Thoughts from the Porch

November 19, 2014 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
Looking Back and Looking Forward,  Written by Lucy Austin An interesting time. November. The clocks have gone back. We have just passed the day when there are 15 hours of dark and only 9 hours of daytime. Lots of time for looking back. And for looking forward. In the Church, the month of November has developed into a Month of Remembrance. The liturgical colour is red for martyrs. We have celebrat...

News from Pyrton – November 2014

November 10, 2014 by Sally Robinson No Comments
By Jenny Lockwood, Church Warden I wonder if you, like me, are planning to see (or have seen) Fury. According to those who have already seen the film, Watlington is mentionned in the credits but surely that should have been Pyrton and Shirburn! It’s amazing to remember that just a year ago all the action was taking place in our area but today walking along the Icknield Way there are no signs of ...

Pyrton Harvest Generosity and a Timely Farewell

November 5, 2014 by Pyrton PCC No Comments
Harvest 2014
At the end of our Harvest Service in St Mary’s Church, the Pyrton congregation raised £62.50 for The Porch through the sale of perishable produce. Four days later, the Pinneys delivered this cash and a very large box of non-perishable goods to The Porch Stepping Stone Centre in Oxford. It proved to be a splendid and most timely gift as it was delivered enroute to the Requiem Eucharist held at t...

OHCT Sponsored Ride & Stride, by Fiona Fieth

November 5, 2014 by Sally Robinson No Comments
The annual OHCT Ride & Stride, which raises much needed funds both for St. Mary’s and for the OHCT’s work in preserving historic churches across Oxfordshire, took place on Saturday 13th September.John Howell MP very kindly took the time to come along to the church at the start of the day to sign in and then wave off a team of 7 riders, led by Robin Fieth. By 6.00pm, this crew had covered...