News and Events

Candles for Christmas: at the back of Church to write names for intercession. Suggested donation 50p each.

Sponsored Swim: Margaret Broadbent raised £765 plus about £120 Gift Aid in aid of the Organ Appeal. Well done! 

Hidden Treasure: Bring unwanted heirlooms, forgotten gifts, first editions, paintings, etc for valuation by Bonhams experts in Church Fri 30 January 3:00 – 8:30pm. £1 per item, max 5 items. Items donated for auction in aid of the St Peter’s Organ Fund valued free.  Val Tate 559316 for details.

Organ Appeal: Thanks to your marvellous support, we have now reached our December  target – 75% of the project cost, sufficient for us to apply for a Faculty to secure the organ builder’s services from August 2015. Fundraising continues in the New Year to secure the final £50,000. To make a donation, pick up a leaflet in the link or call Val Tate 559316.

Piper Window: We now have a light to illuminate the Piper Window. It operates on a solar time switch, so comes on at dusk and go off about 11pm throughout the year. The Piper Window light switch is by the font and should not be switched off.

Homeless in Oxford at Christmas: Collections over the past 2 weeks for the Gatehouse and for Steppin’ Stones were most impressive and much appreciated by the two organizations. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Children’s Society Box opening: Emptied boxes are now ready for collection at the back of church. Many thanks for bringing them so promptly. Beth Knowles.  

Storage for the Bike Clinic: Open during Wolvercote Farmer’s Market, the clinic needs somewhere to store three boxes and a name board less than 1 cubic metre total, plus a work stand folding to 4ft by 9ins. Offers of help or suggestions to Howard on Oxf 552471 or  howarddavies44@yahoo.co.uk.

Wolvercote Lunch Club is looking for a cook to provide a two-course lunch for c. 15 people on 1st Monday of the month. Two friends might share the task? Also drivers needed to join rota. Contact Lorna Logan 556486 or Sarah Pepys 552471.

Postage stamps for charity: Over the years the congregation has regularly saved stamps for ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’. Please leave saved stamps at the back of church.  Henry Flower

Four Faiths, One Problem: Booklets summarising these talks, and copies of Paul Fiddes’ talk ‘Suffering and Evil: The Christian Approach’, are available at the back of church.

Sat 20 December
10am: Nativity Play rehearsal in Church.

Sun 21 December
10:00am: Service including Nativity Play performed by our children
3:00pm: Wolvercote Baptist Church Carol Service
3.30pm: Messy Church in Cutteslowe Community Centre
6:30pm: St Peter’s Carol Service

Mon 22 December
10:00am: Brass Cleaning in the Church. All welcome

Christmas services at St Peter’s

Wed 24 December – Christmas Eve
4:00pm: Carols4Kids
11:30pm: Midnight Mass

Thurs 25 December – Christmas Day
8:00am: Holy Communion
10:00am: Christmas Family Communion

Sun 28 December: services as usual

Wed 31 December – New Year’s Eve
8:00pm: Watchnight Service - an opportunity to reflect on the past year and commit ourselves to God for the New Year. Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.  

Sun 4 January
10:00am – 1:00pm: Fairtrade Stall at the Farmers’ Market
3.30pm: Cutteslowe Service on the theme of Epiphany followed by refreshments.

Mon 5 January: Morning Prayer resumes

Tues 6 January
7:30pm: Sung Communion for the Feast of the Epiphany

Wed 7 January
7:00pm: Communion service including the laying on of hands in prayer for healing

Sat 10 January
10:30am: Interring of the ashes of Elsie Parsons

Mon 12 January
2:30pm: Open Fellowship, St Peter’s Old School Room. Sam Durant (our Wycliffe Hall Ordinand) talks about “Having confidence in the Bible”. All welcome.

Sat 17 January
9:45am – 3.30pm: Shaping our Vision Away Day. Put reply slips at the back of church by Fri 9 January

Sun 18 January
3:00pm: Baptism of William Baker
3:30pm: Messy Church in Cutteslowe Community Centre
5:00pm: 10+ group meets in the Old School Room

Fri 30 January
3:00 – 8.30pm: Hidden Treasure – valuation of antiques and collectibles by Bonhams experts in Church. See above for details.

A full list of special services and events to December 2014 can be found in Diary dates.

For regular activities, go to:- Regular Events

For information about the community, download the The Flying Goose, a quarterly newsletter produced by St Peter’s and delivered to every house in the parish.