The church and cemetery

Summer Holiday Club

27th-31st July
Plans are now underway for the Summer Holiday Club and sadly and understandably some long serving team members are stepping down from a full time commitment after up to 17 years service.  We want to thank them for all they have done in the past for the children of the benefice.
With a currently much smaller number of helpers who have volunteered so far, we are planning on a smaller holiday club of just 40 children aged 6-10 years old.
We would welcome more experienced or qualified leaders to join our team as well as team helpers to assist those who would be teaching and leading.  With more helpers and leaders we could increase both the age range and the number of children. If this is something you might like to be involved in please contact any of the team below ASAP. Keep an eye on the Pews News to see if ages and numbers change!
Carrie O’Regan 01280 702300, Helen Boswell, Simon and Heather Dommett 01869 810903. Shemil Mathew 07401 587151.

Croughton Church

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.Hebrews 13:8

This means that the God the people of Croughton worshipped and built our Village Church for is the same God we worship today, and the same God we want our children and future generations to know. Our service are open to those of great faith and those of none, you will always find a warm welcome.

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All Saints Church, Croughton, is part of Astwick Vale Benefice on the southern edge of the Peterborough Diocese. Astwick Vale Benefice unites Christians from the villages of Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe, Hinton-in-the-Hedges and Steane. We worship both in our own village churches and together as a benefice. On the first Sunday of each month there is a 9.30am Service of Morning Prayer in Croughton Church, and on the third Sunday a 9.30am Service of Holy Communion; both with hymns, On the fourth Sunday we worship together across the five parishes at 10am. 

For more information please contact our Rector,  the Revd Simon Dommett, 01869 810903 the.revd.simon@gmail.com

Church wardens:
Angie Robbins, tel: 01869 811445  angierobbins@mail.com
Mary Marriott, tel: 01869 810267   dollshouse59@gmail.com

Services and Notices

For details of upcoming Church services see www.astwickvale.co.uk

What is a Christian?

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God, who came to live amongst us, to show us how we could live life to the full, to die for our failures (on the cross) and then be raised to life again. We believe Jesus is both Saviour ? rescuing us from our selfishness, and Lord ? giving our life purpose and direction. Find out more by reading a Bible [see Bible Gateway], by contacting our Rector the.revd.simon@gmail.com, or by coming to one of our Sunday services or events.

Church Events

As a benefice we run a weeklong Holiday Club each August, based in Croughton School, for children of primary school age across the villages. Sunday School is held in Aynho church 9.30am- 10.45am on the first and third Sundays of each month during school term time. Benefice Praise and Play (for babies, toddlers, little folk, parents, grandparents and carers) takes place in Aynho Church 10-11.30am on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Regular Bible-based discussion groups take place in Aynho and Evenley Villages, and study groups during lent. We pray together as a Benefice every Friday between 6 and 7pm. If you would like us to pray for you, or for a friend or member of your family, or for a particular situation, or you would like to talk to someone in confidence do contact our Rector.
Full details of our Benefice church activities, worship and prayer life are printed on the weekly Benefice Pew leaflet available in all our churches or by regular e-mail from our Rector.
Our aim is – as Jesus put it - to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength and to love your neighbour as yourself. Mark 12:31

The School

Our primary school is Croughton All Saints Church of England Primary School, a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school, with two Foundation Governors (one of whom is the Rector) appointed from the church. Revd Simon regularly visits the school to lead worship and workshops, and works with teachers and children to develop the School's Christian ethos.

Holiday Club

As a benefice we run a weeklong Holiday Club each August, based in Croughton School, for children of primary school age across the villages. Sunday School is held in Aynho church 9.30 ? 10.45am on the first and third Sundays of each month during school term time. Benefice Praise and Play (for babies, toddlers, little folk, parents, grandparents and carers) takes place in Aynho Church 10-11.30am on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Regular Bible-based discussion groups take place in Aynho and Evenley Villages, and study groups during lent. We pray together as a Benefice every Friday between 6 and 7pm. If you would like us to pray for you, or for a friend or member of your family, or for a particular situation, or you would like to talk to someone in confidence do contact our Rector.

Full details of our Benefice church activities, worship and prayer life are printed on the weekly Benefice Pew leaflet available in all our churches or by regular e-mail from our Rector.

Our aim is – as Jesus put it - to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength and to love your neighbour as yourself. Mark 12:31

Croughton Cemetery

 

Croughton Cemetery is located on Brackley Road and is maintained by the Parish Council. Improvements were made at the cemetery in 2005 when the Council installed an improved access road, a new gate and fencing and Councillors trimmed back and cleared overgrown trees and shrubs.

In order to ensure that the cemetery is attractive overall, the Council has implemented rules for individual plots. Burials are allotted a full size grave on which a headstone may be erected. Internment of ashes are assigned a small plot on which a small flagstone may be placed. The type and size of headstone or flagstone has to be approved by the Council prior to installation. No bricks or edging stones may be placed around plots as this makes it difficult for the grass to be cut.
Below you will find a link to the following document:

Croughton Cemetery Policy.