An Amazingly Generous Harvest!

Our final outdoor service of the summer (eight services planned, eight services completed in gloriously fine weather - thank you Lord!) was our Harvest Celebration. And this year all three of our churches joined in the annual Tackley tradition of a Harvest Auction - but with the twist of making it a fundraiser for local food banks. It was a bit chilly in the morning air in Tackley churchyard, but the bidding warmed us all up and auctioneer Paul Joslin jollied us along so that by the time the last lot went under the hammer, we had raised a stunning £637 to be split between the Banbury and Tackley food banks. Amazingly, lots of people then re-donated food they had bid extraordinary amounts of

Churchyard Communions

Our Summer of worshipping in the open air is almost over... And the verdict is - though we were forced to do it, actually, being outside is a blessing! Sure, we'd love to be singing too, but sitting in the sun and worshipping together in our churchyards through July, August and September has been a wonderful blessing. We'll do it again! Some snap shots of our congregations show some of the unusual things about worship in these days - from face coverings to bringing our own chairs ! And dealing with and blowing everything away... Harvest will be outside too, but our summer communions are done. On October 4th we go back in - for Evensong at Tackley - and hopefully stay inside as the autumn goe

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