News & Diary Dates


Latest news

The FAIRTRADE STALL needs more VOLUNTEERS. Come and have fun manning the stall in the Farmer’s Market in the school on the first Sunday of the month – help third world businesses and and meet people! Lorna Logan 556486 for details. More opportunities to get involved below.

CHURCH FETE  25 June We will be requesting donations for bric-a-brac, tombola, toys, provisions, books and lots more – see below!

CHRISTIAN AID STREET COLLECTION Thank you to everyone who helped this year. We will be counting the money later this week so it isn’t too late to hand in envelopes – to Julia at church (Thursday morning) or at 60 Rosamund Rd (Oxf  513106/

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.

MORNING PRAYER in the Church will restart 6 June and following Monday – Thursdays at 9:00.

Bill Clark (Oxf 510109) is looking for PHOTOS of old WOLVERCOTE for a Midsummer Festival WALK & TALK Tues 21 June starting at 10.00am from the Community Orchard.

UK AND THE EU:  ASK THE EXPERTS – a panel of leading academics. Monday 6 June, 6.30-8.00pm in the Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall.

OUTING to OWLPEN MANOR (Tudor Manor House, with Arts and Crafts restoration) and Berkeley Castle (11th century) in Gloucestershire on TUESDAY JUNE 7. The Woodstock Society has spare places on this outing and members of our churches are very welcome. Further details from Tony Lemon (; 01993 812337).

SOBELL HOUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE TEAM are recruiting new volunteers. Contact Jo Coney (556456) to learn more.

Recent news

FOR CHILDREN  A multigenerational prayer event for children at St Gregory the Great, Catholic School on Sat 4 June. Also, 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.

ENNEAGRAM Would you be interested in exploring the Enneagram – a model of human personality which offers signposts for personal growth and spiritual development? Trainer and author Josephine Seccombe offers to lead a group (no cost) provided we identify a dozen participants. Contact  Jo Coney to learn more.

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!

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.

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

ORGAN APPEAL UPDATE  Total available funds stands at just over £195,000. We estimate being about £6000 short of our target. Thanks to all who helped us achieve this amazing result in under 2 years. The bills are coming in so please help us reach our target. Organ building is underway – see photos 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.

St Peter’s Fete – 25 June

SPACEHOPPERS : Do you have a spacehopper in your garden shed, garage, attic etc. that you would be willing to lend for a fete activity? Contact Phillipa Hardman (Oxf 513545; if willing to lend.

CAKES Volunteers sought to each make three cakes  to freeze until Friday 24 June and bring to Church on Fete Day morning (25 June). Sign up in Church or phone Alison McDonald 01865 556651.

TOYS NEEDED FOR TOY STALL  Please contact  Patricia Dass, 07852 295053, if you have toys or games you no longer need.


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

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!

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

THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to the latest large collection of blue, red, and green PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE TOPS. They are currently being collected 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. Caroline Pepys

Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Sun 5 June
3:00pm: Service at All Saints’ Wytham in celebration of the new roof.
3:30pm:  Cutteslowe Service, Cutteslowe Pavilion

Mon 6 June
2:30pm Open Fellowship Group: ‘Icons: windows on heaven’ by Canon John de Wit, in the Old School Room

Tues 14 June
7:30pm: PCC meeting in church

Sun 19 June
10:00am: Wolvercote Festival Service (no communion)
2:15pm: Wolvercote Festival Family Concert in church

Mon 20 June
2:30pm Open Fellowship Group: ‘How the geese fly: the story of the Flying Goose’ by Stephen Drew, in the Old School Room

Tues 21 June
10:00am Midsummer Walk and Talk led by Bill Clarke from the Community Orchard

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


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.