Lent in South Newington.

Starting next Wednesday (14th), Ash Wednesday, and each Wednesday through Lent, a group of us will be meeting at 8.00 am in the church to say and share the service of Morning Prayer from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. 
We would love you to join us.
Tim Brierley

St Peter ad Vincula in South Newington – A service for Holy Innocents’ Day – December 28th at 7.30pm

At the Holy Innocents’ Day service in South Newington on Thursday, the Lord and Lady Child Bishops raised £315 for Christian Aid to Rohingya children.
Thank you from them to all those who came and gave so generously.
St Peter ad Vincula in South Newington
A service for Holy Innocents’ Day

December 28th at 7.30pm


With the traditional crowning of

 Boy and Girl Bishops
and a collection for the Rohingya Children Crisis Appeal
Happy Childermas!


Would you like to help make the Church look festive for Christmas with holly and the ivy, or foliage and flowers of your choice on 23rd December 9.30am – 12am.  Everyone will be very welcome.

Would you like to join the Church Flower Rota.  As we are always in need of that extra pair of hands to help make the church look lovely throughout the year. 

Your help will be very welcome. 

Have a happy Christmas and New Year.


Switching on the Christmas tree lights, and singing round the tree – Sunday 10th December – 5pm

Cartoon of green christmas tree with red baubles and a gold star on top


News Flash – Carol singing round the tree at 5pm but we now won’t have the concert before from the South Singers

  • Please come and join us for singing round the tree and switching on the lights this Sunday, with mulled wine or hot Ribena for children.


  • The festivities start at 5pm in the church with South Newington Singers, and then we’ll all move out to church yard to switch on the tree and sing carols together.

South Newington Village Youth Club

As many of you will know youngsters in the village have previously enjoyed the village Youth Club, which was run from the Village Hall by Stuart and Emma Dunlop. Sadly the Youth Club currently does not run.

Emma joined us at the South Newington Parish Council meeting this week where we discussed whether the Youth Club could be restarted. From this discussion, we are appealing to the village. Would anyone be prepared to step in and take over the Youth Club? Maybe a group could form to share the responsibility?

Emma is very happy to share her experience in support of anyone interested in stepping in.

If you are interested in discussing further please email southnewingtonpc@btinternet.com or have a chat with Peter Thomas.

Thank you.

If You Are A Dog Owner – Please Clean Up After Your Dog

We have received a complaint from a concerned villager regarding the increased instances of dog fouling around the village.  Areas mentioned were outside the Village Hall where the school buses pick up / drop off and children need to wait. Also the public footpath across the field off Sands Lane (where we have incidentally sited a dog bin).


From Cherwell District Council Website – “If you allow a dog in your charge to foul any area to which the public has access you are committing an offence. The penalty for not clearing up dog fouling can be up to £1000 if the case is dealt with by the magistrates courts, or £50 if the owner is given a fixed penalty notice.


We have recently installed dog bins in the village and dog poop bags are also available in the village free of charge.  They can be picked up from a box sited outside The Old Forge on Moor Lane.

Let’s be vigilant to keep our village a beautiful place to live and explore.

Thank you.