News and Events

Editor and Distribution Manager wanted for the FLYING GOOSE from Spring 2015.  The editor co-ordinates church and village news and creates the popular magazine using a Publisher software package and delivers the finalised file to the printer.  The distribution manager liaises with the printer, and arranges delivery to the person who splits them into the roads. He/she is also responsible for getting the copies into church, making sure deliverers take their bundles, or finding substitutes for those who can’t deliver that month. He/she liaises with anyone producing a flyer to go into the magazine. The existing team members are very happy to work with any potential new recruits as the December edition is put together.  If you are interested in either role please contact Revd Dr Mark Butchers.

BISHOP’S THAMES PILGRIMAGE: The Pilgrims arrive at St Peter’s for tea on 19 September. We will need lots of cakes and biscuits.  Please can all cooks help and let me know? Julia Goddard is hoping to walk on Oct 19 and would appreciate some company. Caroline Pepys  510583

ORGAN APPEAL launch: Merton College Chapel, Friday 26 September, 7:30pm. All welcome to a short concert and A-Z tour of Merton’s new organ with Benjamin Nicholas. Enter the draw to visit Merton’s historic library. Details here or application forms in church. Val Tate (559316 or

ACCOMMODATION URGENTLY NEEDED  for homeless woman and 6 year old son. The family has a deposit and good references. The boy attends Cutteslowe School. Contact Diana Clews (NOAAH representative) Oxf 558982.

NEW LIGHTING will be installed in the Church starting Monday 25 August onwards. Work will take about two weeks, but the church will be usable at weekends.

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH in Linton Road is undergoing a huge development project. They need to vacate their church in August and September, so they will be using St Peter’s Church and the Parish Room for two services on Sundays (Aug 3rd to Sept 28th) at 4pm and 6pm.

WW1 REMEMBRANCE: Starting August 10, and on the second Sunday of each month for the next year, we will remember those people from Wolvercote Parish who died in the battles of WWI. Their names will be included in Intercessions during that particular month.

CUTTESLOWE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION is facing a financial crisis and may have to consider closing in November 2014. Please consider whether you are able to help by making a one-off payment or an on-going pledge to secure the future of its services for young children, families and the elderly. Pledge forms at the back of church. Contact Sarah Pepys.

ST PETER’S PLAYGROUP needs a new chair (or perhaps two job-share chairs?) for their committee from September. If you can help this thriving Playgroup rated good by OFSTED, please contact Megan Carberry (07809541003; or Mark Butchers.

TIME AND TALENTS FORTNIGHT: Sundays 5 October (Harvest Festival service) and 12 October we shall be focussing on our stewardship of time and talents. Contact Viv to recruit for help for a particular church group/activity/rota etc.

Friday 19 September
Around 4pm: Bishop John’s Thames Pilgrimage party arrive at Godstow Nunnery and then come for tea in the Parish Room.

Saturday 20 September
10.00am-5.00pm: Diocesan Grand Day Out in Central Oxford. An invitation to give thanks for Bishop John’s ministry, for prayer and worship, a feast of different activities, a massive picnic on Christ Church Meadow and a huge open-air farewell Eucharist:

Sunday 21 September
10am: Bishop John  preaches at St Peter’s before setting out on the next leg of his Thames Pilgrimage.
2.00pm: Wolvercote Horticultural Society Autumn Show, Village Hall.
3.30pm: Messy Church, Cutteslowe Community Centre
5.00-7.00pm: 10+ group, Old School Room

Mon 22 & 29 September
7.30pm: St Edward’s School, Four Faiths, One Challenge – reflections on how four faiths
approach the issue of suffering

Friday 26 September
1.00pm: Memorial Service for Margaret Sherbrooke and Simon Orton
7.30pm: Public launch of the St Peter’s Organ Appeal in Merton College Chapel

Sunday 28 September
10am: Revd Dr Amanda Bloor, Diocesan Adviser in Women’s Ministry, preaches at St Peter’s to mark 20th anniversary of the first woman (Jo Coney) presiding at Communion in St Peter’s
11.00am: Harvest Morning Prayer and Harvest Lunch, All Saints’ Wytham
6.00pm: Wolvercote Baptist Church Harvest Service – all welcome

Monday 29 September
11.00am: Funeral of Doreen White
2.30pm: Open Fellowship, Old School Room. Lynne Michaels will talk about “Why I paint”, followed by a discussion and tea. All welcome. Programme of autumn meetings available in our churches.

Sunday 5 October: Harvest Festival.
All are invited to bring non-perishable goods to any service.
8.00am: Harvest Breakfast will be served after the service
10.00am: Harvest Family Communion: bring a symbol of any particular talent or skill you have (see Time and Talents above)
3.30pm: Cutteslowe Service
6.30pm: Harvest Evensong with Revd Shona Shaw, Minister at Wolvercote Baptist Church, as our preacher.

Fri 10 October
7.00 for 7.30pm: Harvest Supper, Parish Room and Church. Tickets £7.50 (£4 children) on sale after 10.00am  service on Sept 21, 28 or Oct 5 or from Margaret Williams. If you could prepare some vegetables or make a fruit crumble, please sign up on the sheet in the Link or contact Charlotte Fenton.

Sat 18 October
09.00am: Coach Trip to Worcester Cathedral. Returning after 5.30pm Evensong. Further information from Bill Clarke Oxf 510109.

A full list of special services and events to August 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.