St Mary the Virgin, Cropredy
Shires Edge Benefice
St James the Great, Claydon, St Mary the Virgin, Cropredy.
All Saints, Great Bourton, All Saints, Mollington and St Mary Magdalene, Wardington.
Vicar: Revd. Hilary Campbell - The Vicarage, High Street, Cropredy. OX17 1NG. Tel: 01295 750385

Assistant Priest : Revd. Lynda Alcock. Copperfields, Swan Lane, Gt. Bourton OX17 1QR Tel: 01295 750744

Ministry Team: Authorised Assistants: Sue Upton, John Langridge


Services for September 2014



28th September 15th Sunday after Trinity

Claydon              9.30 am      Holy Communion              LA
Cropredy           10.00 am     Seeker Service               SC/RC
Gt. Bourton       11.00 am      Holy Communion              LA
Mollington           9.30 am      Holy Communion              HC
Wardington         8.30 am      BCP Holy Communion       HC


6.30 pm services are Evening Communion (Iona Liturgy)
9am services are Morning Prayer

Tuesday 23rd September – 6.30pm Cropredy
Wednesday, 24th September – 9am Cropredy
Tuesday 30th September – 6.30. pm Gt. Bourton
Wednesday 1st October – 9am Gt. Bourton

Bible Study –First meeting on Wednesday, 10th September
Details from John Langridge 750227


To all who try to understand the workings of your universe,
give a clear mind and a sense of wonder
to those who teach and those who learn,
give a thirst for knowledge
and an acceptance of what cannot be known;
to all who seek discernment of your ways,
give a firm faith and simple trust
(Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild)


God of constant mercy, who sent your Son to save us:
remind us of your goodness, increase your grace within us,
that our thankfulness may grow, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.











Common Worship Lectionary Readings for September 2014
(Year A)

7th September
12th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 18) Ezekiel 33: 7-11
Romans 13: 8-14
Matthew 18: 15-20 Green

14th September
13th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 19) Genesis 50: 15-21
Romans 14: 1-12
Matthew 18: 21-35 Green

21st September
14th Sunday after Trinity(Proper 20) Jonah 3: 10-4: 11
Philippians 1: 21-30
Matthew 20: 1-16 Green

28th September
15th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 21) Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32
Philippians 2: 1-13
Matthew 21: 23-32 Green


Services for October 2014

5th October Harvest Thanksgiving

Claydon           4.00 pm        Family Service          HC
Claydon           6.00 pm        Songs of Praise         LA
Cropredy         9.30 am        Holy Communion       HC
Gt. Bourton    11.00 am        Holy Communion      HC
Mollington        6.00 pm        Songs of Praise         SU
Wardington    10.00 am        Family Service           SU


12th October 17th Sunday after Trinity

Gt Bourton     10.00 am        United Benefice         HC LA
A retiring collection for Farming  Community Network which will be the UBC charity we will support for the next year


19th October 18th Sunday after Trinity

Claydon           8.30 am         BCP Holy Communion    HC
Cropredy         9.30 am         Service of the Word        JL
Gt Bourton     11.00 am         Sunday at All Saints       JL
Mollington        9.30 am         Holy Communion           LA
Wardington    10.00 am         Family Communion        HC


26th October Last Sunday after Trinity or Bible Sunday

Claydon            9.30 am        Holy Communion           HC
Cropredy         10.00 am       Seeker Service            SC/RC
Gt. Bourton      11.00 am      Holy Communion            HC
Mollington          9.30 am      Service of the Word         JL
Wardington        8.30 am      BCP Holy Communion      HC



6.30 pm services are Evening Communion (Iona Liturgy)
9am services are Morning Prayer

Tuesday 30th September – 6.30pm Gt. Bourton
Wednesday 1st October – 9am Gt. Bourton
Tuesday 7th October – 6.30 pm Mollington
Wednesday 8th October– 9am. Mollington
Tuesday/Wednesday 14th/15th October no services
Tuesday 21st October – 6.30 pm Wardington
Wednesday 22nd October– 9am. Wardington
Tuesday, 28th October – 9am Claydon
Wednesday, 29th October – 6.30 pm Claydon
NOTE: Wednesday 9am services only in November/Winter

Bible Study – Please join us
8th October – Pauline Wypior, School Lane, GB (750273)
22nd October - George Ennis, Orchard Cottage, GB (750522)

Parish Events for your Diary

1st October – Claydon Beetle Drive – 2.30 pm
4th October – Wardington – Harvest Supper – 7.30 pm
5th October – Cropredy – 7.30 pm Banbury String Players concert
with Fizz & canapés – Tickets £10 from Verna Wass (758222)
or Wild Damson Café
10th October – Claydon – Harvest Supper (2 courses & wine)
Tickets £8 from
Emma Ives (690595) or PCC members
11th October – Mollington – Harvest Supper & Barn Dance
7pm – Tickets from Bob Reeves (750778)
21st October – Gt. Bourton PCC – 7.30 pm

May we find the will to share the fruits of creation, that no one may go
hungry or homeless. Give us minds to understand the connectedness
of all living things, hearts that yearn for your kingdom and
hands ready to loose the bonds of injustice
Amen (Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild)




Creator God, you made the goodness of the land, the riches 

of the sea and the rhythm of the seasons;  as we thank you

for the harvest, may we cherish and respect this planet

and its peoples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.











Common Worship Lectionary Readings for October 2014 (Year A)

5th  October

Harvest Thanksgiving

Deuteronomy 8:  7-18

2 Corinthians 9:  6 to end

Luke 12:  16-30





12th  October

17th   Sunday after Trinity (Proper 23) 

Isaiah 25:  1-9

Philippians 4:  1-9

Matthew 22:  1-14






19th  October

18th  Sunday after Trinity (Proper 24)

Isaiah 45:  1-7

1 Thessalonians 1:  1-10

Matthew 22:  15-22





26th  October

19th  Sunday after Trinity (Proper 25)

Leviticus 19:  1-2, 15-18

1 Thessalonians 2:  1-8

Matthew 22:  34-46