News and Events

Swansong Sponsored Swim: Our own 85-year old Margaret Broadband plans to swim 60 lengths of Marston Ferry pool over 8 to 10 days before the end of November. Sponsorship forms in the Link or call Oxf 559316

Children’s Society Box opening: Beth Knowles will collect your boxes for opening. Leave them at the back of church on 23 or 30 November, or 7 December 7. Or contact Beth: email or call Oxf 552451 to arrange colleciton. Emptied boxes will be left at the back of church.  

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

Celebrating our buildings: Sunday 7 December at the 10am service, we will celebrate all we have achieved in the renewal of our buildings at St Peter’s over the last five years through the Development Project. The Archdeacon of Oxford is coming to preach, and we’ll be inviting people involved in the buildings project (architect, builders, funders etc) and former St Peter’s clergy and their families. All welcome.

Organ Appeal: The organ will take about a year to build. The Diocese has stipulated that we raise £147,000 before the contract is signed. To meet our timelines, we need to raise the next £13,000 by the end of 2014. Missing this target means we will have to wait at least 18 months before work starts. Help us to reach our goal by making a donation or supporting our event programme. Contact Val Tate (01865 559316) or see our website for details.

Pop Up and Sing Christmas Choir: All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Sing in Wolvercote Baptist Church Carol Service Sunday 21 Dec 3:00pm. Rehearsals 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec 4:30 – 5:30pm in the Baptist Church.

MESSIAH ‘SING IN’ at St. Martin’s, Bladon- Saturday 6 December. Conducted by Revd. Canon Adrian Daffern and accompanied by Jesus College organ scholar James Bowstead. Rehearsal 3.30pm, performance 7pm. Tickets £10 from Mollie Hance (01993 822354 or

Friday 21 November: An Evening of Music and Poetry in St Peter’s at 7:00pm marking 100 years anniversary of outbreak of WW1. Retiring collection in aid of Royal British Legion and St Peter’s Organ Appeal

Saturday 22 November
7.00pm Quiz and Supper at All Saints’ organised by the Friends of All Saints’. Contact Kathy Day-Dawson for tickets

Sunday 23 November
9:15am: Family Breakfast in the Parish Room
10.00am: Family Communion on the theme of Christ’s kingship. During the service we will commission our new servers and make a presentation to Annie Barker for her work as our Children and Families’ Worker over the last 8 years.
1:00pm: St Peter’s Net lunch in the Parish Room.

Monday 24 November
2:30pm: Open Fellowship in St Peter’s Old School Room. John Oxlade will give a talk on “Hymns and Hymnwriters”. As usual, there will be plenty of time for discussion, followed by tea. All very welcome.

Sat 29 November: Paul & Joan Rimmer’s 90th birthdays celebration
11:30 – 15:30pm: Paul and Joan invite you join them for a glass of wine and light refreshments in St Peter’s Rooms

Sun 30 November: First Sunday in Advent
6.30pm: Advent Carol Service with a joint Partnership choir and the Duomo Singers.

Fri 5 December
11:00am: Pre-School Nativity in St Peter’s

Sun 7 December: Second Sunday in Advent
10:00am: Celebration of all we have achieved renewing buildings at St Peter’s over the last five years. Preacher: Archdeacon of Oxford
12:00 service will start 15 minutes later at 12.15pm
3:30pm: Cutteslowe Carols with tea
4:30pm – 7:00pm: Advent Quiet Evening. The church will be silent from 4.30pm. We say a short Evening Prayer at 5.00pm. Silence continues to 6.45pm when we say Compline. All, irrespective of denomination, are welcome to spend some time of quiet before the rush of Christmas. Come and go as you please.

Sun 14 December
5:00pm: All Saints’ Wytham Christmas Carol Service

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.