We will be decorating the Church for Christmas on Saturday 16th December from 9.00am. If anyone would like to come and help please call Pippa on 01367 240 050.
St Mary’s Carols by Candlelight will also be on Saturday 16th December at 6.00pm with mulled wine and mince pies afterwards. On Christmas Day there will be a Family Holy Communion Service at 9.00am. As always, visitors are warmly welcomed.
We will be Carol Singing around Little Coxwell village on Thursday 21st December starting at 6.00pm for Crisis at Christmas. If you are interested in joining us, or would like us to sing to you, please contact Pippa for further details on 01367 240 050. We sing for the fun of it!
Just to confirm the usual services – there will be a service the day after the Carol Service on Sunday 17th December, but the service on Sunday 24th December has been cancelled.
Post Christmas and New Year
On 14th January at 9.00am the Revd Paul Winchester will be taking a service for Plough Sunday, the first of the rural services, and tea and coffee will be served afterwards. The remaining services in January follow the usual pattern.
Dates for your diary
Monday 29th January 2017 at 7.45 pm PCC meeting at Gorse Cottage.
Our Harvest Festival Thanksgiving Service was held on 24th September and the Church looked beautiful. Thank you to all those who worked so hard creating such pretty autumnal arrangements, and also to those who provided produce and flowers.
The Harvest Supper was held the evening before in the Village Hall, and the evening was a great success and raised over £400 for the Church. Many people worked incredibly hard for the evening and we would like to thank all who made it such a success.
The Remembrance Service at St Mary’s will be held on Sunday 12th November at 10.45 am and Pippa Regan will be going round the village selling poppies over the next couple of weeks.
The St Mary’s Carols by Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday 16th December at 6.00pm and we will be Carol Singing around the village on Thursday 21st December, meeting at 6.00pm at Gorse Cottage.
Local historian Ann Preston has continued her work on men who died in the Great War, and a copy can be found in the Church for anyone wishing to have a look.
Pop-up Market in Little Coxwell: A variety of village crafts and products will be on sale at Little Coxwell Village Hall on Saturday 28th October from 10.00am to 12:30pm. Stalls include: honey from Little Coxwell bees, artisan pens, cushions, homemade marmalade, Christmas Stockings, greetings cards with modern designs and historic scenes, Aloe Vera products, knitted gloves, fudge, paintings and many more handmade crafts.
The Market is in support of the Friends of St Mary’s, the registered charity dedicated to funding the upkeep of the fabric of Little Coxwell’s Church and graveyard. Enquiries about the market to 01367 240 832.
The next PCC meeting is on Monday 9th October at 7.45pm at Gorse Cottage.
The St Mary’s Carol Service is on Saturday 16th December at 6.00 pm – join us for carols and lessons.