Brackley Chamber Music Club Concert in the Church – 6th October 2018 @ 7pm

As we move into Autumn, come and enjoy some beautiful English Choral and Instrumental music which will make the most of the acoustic in our lovely church.
 The singers and instrumentalists belong to the Brackley Chamber Music Club and are directed by Helen Swift, a talented and accomplished musical director who works with choirs in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and beyond.
Tickets are £8.00 on the door and proceeds will go to  church funds.
If you want any more information, email edwinalovelawrence@googlemail
 Look forward to seeing you there. 
Poster for Brackley Chamber Music club - October 2018

A series of alternative services starting this Autumn in South Newington Village Church

“Third Sunday at Six”

A series of alternative services starting this Autumn in South Newington Village Church:


Sunday September 16th at 6 pm:  Jazz Church

Music Worship of a different kind.


Sunday October 21st at 6 pm:  Taizé Service

Meditative Songs, simple chants, prayer, silence.


Sunday November 18th at 6pm: Deeds Not Words

A service to mark 100 years of Women’s Suffrage.


Sunday December 16th at 6 pm: Christingle

A Children’s Advent Service by candlelight.




Just over two weeks to go…! I don’t know about you, but the Flower Show has suddenly loomed large in my rear view mirror and is getting ever closer.

Time to talk strategy.


Online entries are open, and you can attend the entries evening on Wednesday 8th August from 6-8 pm in the South Newington Village Hall to enter your classes in person.

Please remember – late entries are only accepted via email, until 8pm on Thursday 9th August at a cost of £1 per entry. (

No new entries will be accepted on the morning of the show.


We would like to put out a request for items that we can sell on the new ‘Made in South Newington’ stall – we are looking for a diverse range of things, from delicious chutneys and jams, cakes and bread and eggs (for those of you who have chickens). Or how about a ‘promise’ of an hour or two of your time as a babysitter or gardener, dog walker or plant waterer…. any ideas you may have are welcome!

Deliver your items/offers of a “promise” to Sue Thomas


The Book stall and White Elephant stall will also need your input. Any books or interesting little odds and ends that you feel you can donate to either stall, or both if we are lucky, would be much appreciated.

There are collection boxes for books only outside The Old Schoolhouse on the Barford Road and the little covered porch at Barrats in Green Lane.

Items for the White Elephant stall should be left in Nicky and Graham’s barn – please put items in a plastic bag to avoid birds messing them up.


We will also be doing a collection for bottles for our Bottle Stall and for the White Elephant stall, and we have picked two days to come around knocking. Saturday 4th August and Thursday 9th August.

We will be coming with wheelbarrows because we know how generous you can all be!!  You can also bring along bottle donations to the entries evening.

This will be an interesting show, what with the hot sunny weather and desperate lack of rain. We certainly look forward to seeing the ingenious creativity that South Newington has hidden under its hat….! With that my last words… please remember our collective theme this year is ‘Hats Galore’ so come and show off your hats whether they be extraordinary, extravagant, fantastical hats or something simpler in style. We all want to see them!  Bring them to the Church to be displayed on the morning of the Show.

Note: Hats are displayed at the owner’s risk.

Thank you for all of the offers of help… keep them coming, and for all of the donations to the stalls.

We very much look forward to seeing you all at the Show!

South Newington Flower Show Committee

Ring Out Wild Bells – from PCC

“Ring Out Wild Bells!”

Do you know your Little Bob from your Baldrick?
Colin does.
Could you Bump the Stay or do a Bristol Start?
The Adderbury Bell Ringers can, and they’ll show you how if you want to look, listen or learn.
They’ll be ringing in the village church.
Tuesday July 31st at 7.30pm. for an hour.

Age, experience, musical ability absolutely no barrier.

Go on, release your inner Dodge!
And sort your Sally from your Slider………