Rector: Revd Simon Dommett, Tel 01869-810903.
Church Wardens: Graham Gibbs Tel 01869-819727, Anthea Cowley Tel 01869-810629

At the heart of the village is the church of St Michael. The tower was built of limestone in the 14th Century, although the main body was demolished in 1723, before being rebuilt. A local carpenter, Edward Wing was responsible for the rebuilding in the English Baroque style. The north and south elevations mimic the facade of a country house with its central doorway and two storey windows.

A guide to the church is available for download here, or can be purchased in the church.

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For more detailed information please see the Astwick Vale Benefice website.

For service times see

Other views of St Michael's Church - click on the thumbnail to open picture in a new window

Fiori Musicali

Fiori Musicali present world-renowned soprano Emma Kirkby with a seasonal Christmas programme of music.

St Michael's Church, Wednesday 12th December at 7:00pm.

Atmospheric baroque music anticipating the Christmas season with one of the world's iconic sopranos.

Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Zelenka - Angle's aria
Janitsch - O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Caldara - Haec est regina virginium
Bach - Cantata no.199 Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut
Emma Kirkby soprano, Gail Hennessy oboe, Fiori Musicali Chamber Ensemble, Penelope Rapson director

Optional supper at the Cartwright Arms after the concert (£tba).

Tickets £20, £15 (restricted view), 20% off for children, students, unemployed and blue badge holders.

For further information and tickets contact either:
Fiori Musicali
Graham Gibbs aynhogibbs [at] hotmail [dot] com / 01869-819727

Date and Time: 
Dec 12 2012 - 7:00pm

Candle Prayers

Candle Prayers simply means your local church will be open from 7:15-8:00pm, lit with candles, giving you the opportunity to come and enjoy the peace of these special places.  You may want to light a candle for somebody or a situation, or just sit on your own for a few minutes.

At 7:30 there will be a short opening prayer for those who want to join in followed by a time for personal space, then at about 7:50 there will be a short quiet closing prayer for those who want to join in.

You are invited to come for as much or as little as you like, I just want to offer you some peace and space for prayer, private reflection or just enjoying the beauty of the place.

Revd Simon Dommett
01869 810903

Rector’s October Letter

September is always a busy month, with new schools, colleges and university courses for some. For me it has been a busy month, starting my new role as Rector of the Astwick Vale Benefice, made up of the villages of Aynho, Croughton, Evenley, Farthinghoe and Hinton in the Hedges with Steane.  I would like to thank all those who have welcomed me so far and look forward to meeting many more people in the coming months.  But with all this rushing around at home or at work, it is also good to find a time of rest and quiet. Starting in October I would like to offer you a free quiet half hour each week with Candle Prayers.

Induction Service

Come and share in the welcome of our new Benefice Rector, The Revd Simon Dommett at his Institution and Induction Service on Tuesday Sept 4th 7:30pm at Aynho, with refreshments after in the village hall - an opportunity to meet Simon, his wife Heather and family.

Date and Time: 
Sep 4 2012 - 7:30pm

A New Rector for Aynho and the Benefice

The Revd Simon Dommett and his wife Heather have sent the following message: 
"We are really looking forward to coming to the benefice and meeting people and making new friends.   
We have been married for nearly 27 years and have two grown up children, Becca and Chris and a Labrador called Gem, oh and a rescue hen who will hopefully soon have some company!  Becca lives in Leicester and works as a tutor for Learn Direct whilst studying for her Masters.  She is an active member of her church and leads the worship. Chris is in his second year at St John’sNottingham on the Youth and Community Work with Practical Theology degree with a 3-year placement at Ashby Youth for Christ.

Fiori Musicali at St Peter & Paul, Kings Sutton

Following their Spring concert in Aynho an invite to another concert of stunning music in our locality. Hope you can join us.


Reserve your tickets now !


Fiori Musicali at St Peter & Paul Kings Sutton

Saturday 26th November 7.30pm


Date and Time: 
Nov 26 2011 - 7:30pm
St Peter and Paul, Kings Sutton

Flower Festival

FRIDAY 24th JUNE 10am – 8pm
SATURDAY 25th and SUNDAY 26th
10am – 6pm
With ‘Songs of Praise’ Sunday at 6pm
Refreshments, greetings cards and produce stall with jams, chutney etc

Date and Time: 
Jun 24 2011 - 10:00am

Fiori Musicali

Allegri's Miserere – one of the most popular pieces of sacred music ever written – was a Sistine Chapel secret until Mozart heard it.

Enjoy this famous piece alongside beautiful, meditative Lenten choral music by Tallis, Josquin, Byrd & Victoria, and virtuoso baroque violin music played by Pauline Nobes, former leader of the Academy of Ancient Music.


Allegri – Miserere
Lotti – Crucifixus a 6
Vilsmayr – Partitas à Violino Solo
Tallis, Josquin, Byrd, Victoria, etc.

Saturday 2 April, 7pm
St Michael's Church, Aynho OX17 3BG

Tickets £15 from Graham Gibbs, Holly Cottage OX17 3BH 01869 819727

Date and Time: 
Apr 2 2011 - 7:00pm

Aynho Church Fete 2010

This year's church fete was a great success, with good weather and a good turnout raising around £2500 for St Michael's Church.

Thankyou to James Perkins for the use of Aynhoe Park, and to all the helpers for their hard work.

You can see some photographs from the fete at

The band


General ViewGeneral ViewBric A Brac & BooksBric A Brac & Books

Counting The CashCounting The CashTombolaTombolaW.I. StallW.I. Stall


A few photographs taken at the Fete.


Date and Time: 
Jun 13 2009 - 2:00pm

Aynho Church Fete

The fete was a great success with wonderful weather. Thankyou again to James Perkins for allowing the use of Aynhoe Park. There are more pictures on the gallery page.

St Michael's guide2.49 MB
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