News & Diary Dates

OUR NEW VICAR is to be the Reverend Charles Draper. For the last 13 years he has been Vicar of Faringdon with Little Coxwell, in the Oxford Diocese. Charles completed his first degree at Durham University in 1980. He was ordained in Salisbury in 1988. As an incumbent he has had a strong involvement in schools, both primary and secondary, and has experience of training curates. Since 2013 he has been Area Dean for the Vale of White Horse Deanery. He is a keen classical musician. His wife Jane is a secondary school music teacher, and they have four sons.  An announcement will follow about when Charles will start work in Wolvercote and Wytham.

LOCAL ROADWORKS  First Turn bridge is now closed to traffic for approximately 9 months (March/April 2016). Roadworks are starting on the Wolvercote and Cuttteslowe roundabouts w/c 20 July. Christopher Gowers has suggested using the Community Bus for lifts to church during all the traffic disruption. If you would be interested, leave your name, address and telephone number on the form at the back of the church so a route can be worked out.

CHURCH ROOM SUMMER CLEANING  Tuesday 28 July, 10am  Can you spare some time to help clean kitchen cupboards and tables?  Bring gloves but cleaning materials, tea, coffee & biscuits provided.  June Williams    511 770;  junemwilliams4@gmail.com

CHURCH SITTING ROTA  The rota is on the notice board by the South door. There are gaps eg Sat 25 July and Sat 22 Aug. Please sign up if you can help.      

ORGAN APPEAL  The fund now stands at £174,000. Please help us to raise the final £25,000 by sponsoring a pipe, pipes or part of a pipe. Contact Val Tate (559316) or David Langdon (558165) to discuss options. Also, a gentle reminder to people who made pledges last year – these are due by the end of the year.   Thank you.

PARISH OFFICE  is closed to 31 August inclusive. The last Partnership Link will be published Sunday 2 August. Contributions should be received by 6.00pm Tuesday 28 July. Partnership printing will go ahead as usual on 30 July thanks to Jenny Gerrard and Sue Smith.

INTERCESSIONS Let a clergy member know if there is someone you would like us to pray for, or fill in a card and post on the Prayer Board. Tell us if you would like them included on our intercession list, read out in the main services every week (very sick) or once a month, or if you would like them to be prayed for privately.

OXFORD HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST RIDE & STRIDE Cyclists, walkers, horse riders, and church sitters wanted to take part in the 30th Sponsored  Ride and Stride on 12 September. Half of the sponsorship money will be going to St Peter’s. Sponsorship forms  in church soon. De.Grant 513387

UPCOMING DIARY DATES

 

Sat 8 Aug
10:00am
  All Saints’ Wytham visit to Bletchley Park

Sun 9 Aug
1:30pm
  Baptism, Sophie Davies
3:00pm  Baptism, Laila Meads

Sat 15 Aug
2:00pm
  Wedding, John Staff and Felicity Hart

Sun 23 Aug
2:00pm
  Baptism, Isaiah and Jeremy Obhiozele
2:00pm Cream teas at All Saints’ Wytham, and a chance to see the ffennell Memorial Garden. Organised by Friends of All Saints’ Wytham

Sat 5 Sept
4:00pm
  Wedding at All Saints’ Wytham, Mark Butcher and Joanna Frank

Sun 6 Sept
3:30pm Cutteslowe Pavilion service – Songs of Praise.

MORNING PRAYER will not being said in Church after Thursday 23 July until Monday 7 September.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP Summer break: meetings resume in the autumn. 

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.