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WI QUIZ  Wed 17 February, 7.30pm, Village Hall.  The annual WI quiz is always a fun night – would you like to join a St Peter’s Church team? We have one team already and can have two more. Let Julia Goddard  know (513106) Sunday 7 Feb if you’d like to participate – £10 per team of 4.

PALM CROSSES. Please bring last year’s palm crosses to church so they can be burned to make ash for Ash Wednesday (Feb 10th) – Viv

CONFIRMATION SERVICE, SUNDAY 15 MAY  Adults or teenagers (we suggest School Year 9 up) interested in confirmation are encouraged to contact Charles. No commitment at this stage – just let us know if this is something you might like to explore further. We hope to start preparation very soon, so please be in touch as soon as you can!


During this year’s LENT COURSE, we will explore our vision statement “Becoming closer to God and celebrating his loving purposes – reaching out unconditionally showing God’s love for all creation.”

Join us at St Peter’s Church 7:30pm on Tues 23 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar and 15 Mar to think about:

  • how our vision resonates with us as individuals
  • how we see our vision in Jesus’ life and ministry
  • how the vision affects the way we think about our life and ministry as a church.

So we have a rough idea of numbers, please sign the  list in the glass link if you’re thinking of coming. No commitment – don’t worry if you find you can’t make it after all…Thanks!

LENT QUIET DAY Sat 13 Feb Cherwell Centre (Norham Gardens), 10am – 4.00pm, led by Sister Mary Stephen CSJB. Cost depends on how many attend, but certainly not more than £20, and will be a ‘request’, so need not deter anyone from coming. Let Revd Viv Bridges know if you would like to come.  01865 558705

Organ Appeal

MONEY FOR FREE – Register with, select  St Peters Wolvercote Organ Appeal as your supported cause, agree to Gift Aid donations – then shop! Every time you buy online from over 3000 retailers inc. Sainsbury, John Lewis, M&S, the retailer donates to our organ appeal. No mailing lists, no ads. Easy!  Download the app to get a reminder when you’re shopping with a participating store. Contact with queries.

“MEMORIES OF FLANDERS & SWANN – A G-NOTHER MUSICAL FARRAGO” played to a full church on Sat 16 Jan raising over £1525 towards the Organ Appeal. Thanks to all who contributed to this magnificent total and for making it such a happy event.

Get Involved

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,


MORNING PRAYER said in church is temporarily suspended until summer 2016. The church is open through the St Peter’s Rooms entrance from 9:00am to 12 noon Tuesday to Thursday if you would like to go in for prayer. Many of us also say Morning Prayer in our homes, so if there is someone you would like to be prayed for, please continue to put these on the ‘Prayer Board’.

THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to the latest large collection of blue, red, and green PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE TOPS.  Caroline Pepys has taken 4 large black bags to the collector, currently collecting for the local Air Ambulance. If you wish to start collecting, please leave them in a bag or the container at the back of church by the Link.

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  Save the stamps from your Christmas cards and bring to church for Henry Flower to collect. 

LOCAL ROADWORKS  First Turn bridge is closed to traffic for approximately 9 months (March/April 2016). Roadworks are also in progress on the Wolvercote and Cuttteslowe roundabouts.

NEW ST PETER’s CHURCH GUIDE 24pp in colour written by Ann Spokes Symonds is now available for sale in the Church price £2.

Thank You!

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS  Thank you Evelyn and everyone who helped with the Christmas flowers during my absence. I hear they looked wonderful. Happy New Year to the Flower Team. Audrey Valentine

Upcoming Diary Dates

Sat 6 Feb
7:30pm: Boldwood – postponed

Sun 7 Feb
2:00pm: Baptism, Leo Skilbeck
3:30pm: Cutteslowe Service, Cutteslowe Pavilion

Mon 8 Feb
1.00pm: Open Fellowship Bring and Share lunch, St Peter’s Rooms. All welcome.

Tues 9 Feb
7:30pm: PCC Meeting

Wed 10 Feb: Ash Wednesday
2:30pm:Funeral of David Gibbs
6:30pm: Oxford Street Pastors meeting: see common side of Partnership Link for details
7:30pm: Sung communion for Ash Wednesday

Sat 13 Feb: Lent Quiet Day
10:00am – 4:00pm Cherwell Centre (Norham Gardens). Led by Sister Mary Stephen CSJB.  Cost will depend on how many attend, but certainly not more than £20, and will be a ‘request’, so need not deter anyone from coming. Contact Revd Viv Bridges if you’d like to come.  or 01865 558705

Mon 22 Feb
2:30pm: Open Fellowship in the Old School Room, Wolvercote and Wytham’s vicar, the Revd Charles Draper, will speak about “A journey of discovery”. 

Tues 23 Feb
7:30pm: Lent course in St Peter’s

Tues 1 Mar
7:30pm: Lent course in St Peter’s

Mon 7 Mar
2:30pm: Open Fellowship in the Old School Room, Christian Aid International Director Paul Valentin speaks about “A safe place to call home”.

Tues 8 Mar
7:30pm: Lent course in St Peter’s

Tues 15 Mar
7:30pm: Lent course in St Peter’s

Sun 20 Mar – Palm Sunday

Sun 27 Mar – Easter Day





For regular activities, go to:- Regular Events

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