Malcolm's Big Leap

Steeple Aston Church Warden Malcolm Hensher is taking a bigger leap of faith than usual... On March 12th he will be joining others in abseiling down the tower of St Mary Mags in Oxford to help raise money for Christian Aid. He has never done anything like this before - he's perfectly used to ropes & towers, but on the inside, and with bells attached! On the outside, with churchwardens attached is totally unchartered territory. Please support Malcolm: his JustGiving page can be found by clicking here. All donations made on this page will support Christian Aid.

Steeple Aston bids Bon Voyage to the Cleoburys

As Nick and Heather Cleobury head for new pastures on the far side of the planet, the congregation at Steeple Aston gathered to pray and bless them on their way. We look forward to seeing them later in the year, and will keep them in heart and mind till them. Australia is very lucky to be gaining such wonderful people!

Fr Robin Gibbons installed as Ecumenical Canon by Bishop Colin

Tackley's own Robin Gibbons was installed as Ecumenical Canon in the Diocese of Oxford by Bishop Colin at the end of January. A full cathedral saw a dozen honary, lay and ecumenical canons receive their honours, and there was terrific representation from Tackley in the congregation. Congrats Canon Robin!

Tackley Parish Letter

Dear Friends On behalf of St Nicholas’ Parochial Church Council (PCC) may we wish you a very happy and healthy 2016. Everyone's thoughts are of the year ahead, and as a PCC we thought this would be a good time to keep everyone in the village informed of some of our plans too. Firstly, about a year and a half ago we changed our service times. Our main Sunday Service has been at 5.30pm since July 2014, and we are very grateful for the way everyone in the village has worked with this – especially at events like Harvest and All Souls and Remembrance. Worship is the heart of our life as a Christian community, and it's a privilege that we come together as a village on these occasions in this way.

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