News & Diary Dates


Latest news

WOLVERCOTE FESTIVAL & CHURCH FETE: Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the Church Fete and Wolvercote Festival such a success. Great work by lots of people!

NET TEA  Sunday 10 July, 3pm  Entertainment, followed by tea. Everyone is invited. If you need a lift, contact Viv (07786 065233; ASAP –  we will use the Community Bus if there are sufficient riders.

URGENT – SINGERS!  Join an informal group to sing at the Net Tea. Rehearsals about 3 weeks prior. Contact Viv As above.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP  Last meeting before Summer Break. Mon 1 July at 1pm in Old School Room – Bring and Share Lunch – ‘finger food’, either savoury or dessert (drinks will be provided,) and (if you like) a poem or reading. All welcome.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: Our recent collection raised £296.90, many thanks to all Children’s Society box-holders. If you would like to get rid of all that loose change by having a box to raise money for children who are homeless, disabled or in need, please contact Beth Knowles,,  552451

St Peter’s Fete – 25 June Vicarage Garden 2pm

BRIC-A-BRAC, TOMBOLA, TOYS, PROVISIONS & HOME PRODUCE, PLANTS AND UNWANTED DESIRABLES This is THE opportunity to recycle all those items you haven’t used. Bring to church following Festival service on 19 June or 9:30 – 12:00 noon 21, 22, 23 June. Bring cakes and home produce 10:00–12noon 25 June. Fete begins 2pm.  Sign up sheet to help set up (24 June) and take down (25 June) in Church. Sign up for selling raffle tickets. Charlotte Fenton

BOOKS FOR ST PETER’S FETE  Please do not take books to the church but, as in previous years, deliver them to the doorstep at 1 Rowland Close, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PW. The book depot weeds out unsaleable items, sorts them and prices them in plenty of time for the fete, which saves so much work on the day. 01865 512047 for help.

Recent news

MORNING PRAYERS in the Church have restarted Monday – Thursdays inc at 9:00am.

FLOWERS IN CHURCH  After many years of sterling work as head of the Flower team, Audrey Valentine will stand down after the Patronal Festival. We are looking for a new Co-ordinator to take over from July, ideally working alongside Audrey till then. Speak to Audrey or Charles if interested.

ORGAN APPEAL UPDATE  Total available funds stands at just over £196,000. We estimate being about £8000 short of our target as additional floor strengthening work is required in the church to receive the organ. The organ itself is looking splendid in Robin Jennings’ Dorset workshop. See latest photos in the glass link and on the noticeboard at the back of the church. St Peter’s Organ Appeal Committee.

PLANNING YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY OR TRIP? Book through with over 300 travel companies and collect up to 6% of the cost as a no-strings-attached donation to St Peter’s Organ Appeal. Pick up a leaflet in Church or contact Val Tate (559316) for more details or help in booking.


ROTA FOR READERS AND INTERCESSORS 3 July – 20 Nov now ready. Email copies distributed (if not received contact Ginny Ross Named hard copies for those not on email available in church – please collect your copies.

NEW BISHOP OF OXFORD  We are delighted to hear that Rt Revd Stephen Croft, currently Bishop of Sheffield, has been appointed the new Bishop of Oxford. It is anticipated that he will be moving to Oxford over the summer. Thank you for all of your prayers!

LOCAL ROADWORKS  Roadworks are also in progress on the Wolvercote and Cuttteslowe roundabouts until Oct 2016. Allow extra time for journeys during peak hours.

FOR CHILDREN  An autumn conference hosted by the Doorsteps network on Sat 5 November 10:00-16:00CMS, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ.  Contact Parish Office (Oxf 236094) for info.

THE GATEHOUSE (helping the homeless)  Volunteers needed to collect sandwiches and cakes to deliver to the Gatehouse (about 6 times a year). Help also needed to make cakes or sandwiches once a fortnight  Diana Clews- 558982 &

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE Thanks to all who help by bringing supplies and serving coffee and tea. A gentle reminder to the coffee drinkers that should be out of the St Peter’s room before the 12:00 noon service. Help storing tables etc greatly appreciated. Moira Hook

COFFEE CAFE at URC Saturday mornings during Summer.  Volunteers are urgently needed to help serve coffee.  Contact Rosemary Williams 436866  with possible dates.

Get Involved

CHURCH SITTERS NEEDED!  It’s important to open the church open Saturday & Sunday afternoons. Volunteers needed to commit to a regular slot or fill an occasional gap (rota displayed on notice-board near main door).   Julia Goddard 234096 /

FAIRTRADE STALL NEEDS MORE HELPERS Wolvercote Farmers Market, Wolvercote School, first Sunday of the month 10:00am -12.30pm selling goods on behalf of the Cornmarket Fairtrade shop. Shift working so you won’t miss church services. Contact Lorna Logan ( or oxf 556486).

WOLVERCOTE SCHOOL & COMMUNITY CHOIR  seeks new singers of all levels. It meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7.30-9pm in Wolvercote Primary School hall to sing a variety of genres. A great way to meet new people and have fun. Led by Jenni Matthews, local singing teacher sessions cost £5 each. Contact Liz Saunders,

ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS placed in the wooden box near the Link will be given to Wolvercote Primary School.

USED STAMPS for GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND  Bring stamps to church for Henry Flower to collect. 

Thank You!

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  This year, with the street collection, coffee morning and family breakfast, we raised a record £3174.27, with an extra £386 in Gift Aid! Many thanks to all who helped. Julia

THANK YOU!  I was overwhelmed by the extraordinarily generous voucher I was given at the APCM at the end of my time as churchwarden. Thank you very much indeed; and also for all the support I have received from so many of you at St Peter’s over these last seven years. Rodney Eatock Taylor

Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Sat 25 June
2:00 – 4:30pm: St Peter’s Fete, Vicarage garden. Enter via St Peter’s churchyard

Sun 26 June – Patronal Festival & Lunch
11:00am St Peter’s Patronal service. Preacher: Revd Dr Canon Simon Jones, Chaplain of Merton College. Followed by lunch
12 noon Holy Communion will not take place this Sunday
12 noon – 7pm: Arts and Crafts Exhibition, All Saint’s Wytham
2.00 – 4.00pm: History of Wolvercote Exhibition in St Peter’s

Sun 3 July
10:00am Family Communion
2:00pm Baptism

Mon 4 July
1pm: Open Fellowship “Bring and Share” Lunch

Sun 10 July
3.00pm Net Tea – all welcome


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.