Parish Church News – March 2020


In addition to the regular services at Oaksey in March, there will be two Benefice Holy Communion services as follows:

  • Crudwell, on Sunday, 8th March at 10am. The service will be taken by the Archdeacon of Malmesbury, the Venerable Christopher Bryan.
  • Hankerton, on Sunday, 29th March at 10am.

Greetings from Revd. Tonya

Hello Everyone

Lent is upon us. I wonder how will you spend it? Giving up chocolate perhaps?  Being a kinder person? The list could go on and on.

In Braydon Brook Benefice, some of us are going to take up the challenge of being more aware of our environment. Each Church is looking into the possibility of becoming an ‘Eco Church’. So, on the 1st March we’re launching the ‘6-week challenge’. 

We all know that we could do more with regards to the environment. And we also know that the life we live and world we live in make it difficult to avoid creating more rubbish and pollution. It’s impossible to be perfect, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do our bit. Small steps can lead to giant strides.

So, I wonder, are you willing to take up this challenge? If yes, you can pick up a booklet in any of the Churches or download a copy from the website:

Lent Blessings to you all

Revd. Tonya

Loving Lord, call us out of our sleep

Awaken our hearts and minds to your hope.

Awaken us to be renewed with creation.

Awaken us to the joy of enabling others to live life to the full.

Loving Lord, call us out of our sleep. Amen.

Lent Lunch

There will be only one Lent lunch this year to be hosted by Angela Gee and Jill Neilson on Wednesday, 18th March at 12.30pm to 2pm at Church Farm Barns, Oaksey (behind the Wheatsheaf Pub).

All are very welcome to attend.

Church Open Days

As previously advised, the Church will be open on Saturdays from 21st March 2020 to Saturday, 10th October 2020, inclusive, from 10am to 4pm (in 2-hour slots). 

On the 1st Open Day i.e. 21st March at 10am, Nick Mangnall will be giving a short presentation on the history of our wonderful Grade 1 listed Church including its many interesting features.

All are very welcome to attend.  

Church Cleaning Day

A note for your diaries: This will take place on Saturday, 23rd May at 10am, followed by a lunchtime barbecue at the back of the Church.

Oaksey Lunch Club

The next lunch will be on Wednesday, 18th March at 1pm in the Rest at a cost of £4.00 per head. Unless you are known as a ‘regular’, please let Miriam (577689) know by Wednesday, 11th March if you are planning to come.

Braydon Brook Group Church services – March 2020

  1st March Lent 1 8th Lent 2 10th   15th Lent 3   17th 22nd Mothering Sunday 24th 29th Lent 5
Mid-week Morning Prayer Minety Minety   Minety   Minety   Minety
Ashley HC BCP 8.30am   No Service   MP 9.30am     F&F HC 9.30am      
Charlton Morning Prayer 9.30am   No Service     ES  6pm Martin   HC 9.30am      
Crudwell MW 11am       Roaming Benefice HC 10am  With AD   Lenten Peace 7pm   HC 9.30am   Lenten Peace 7pm   Friends & Family Service 3.30pm   Lenten Peace 7pm    
Hankerton HC with Baptism 9.30am   No Service     Informal Worship 11am     F&F HC 11am     Roaming Benefice HC 10am  
Minety HC 11am   No Service   HC BCP 8.30am     Service of the word 10am     Service of the word 10am      
Oaksey Matins 11am   No Service   Family Service 11am     HC 11am        

Key: HC (Holy Communion). MP (Morning Prayer). EP (Evening Prayer). BCP (Book of Common Prayer).