News & Diary Dates

FAREWELL TO MARK: Mark’s last Sunday at St Peter’s will be 8 March. There will be an 8am and 11:00am (no 10:00am) service that day, followed by lunch. There won’t be a 12 noon service. All are welcome. A Presentation will be made during the 11:00am service. Click here to read a farewell message from Mark.

Bill Clarke is organising a trip to Exeter Cathedral on Monday 20April to be with Mark as he’s installed as Archdeacon of Barnstaple. We leave Oxford around 9:00am and return about 10:30 pm. £25.00 per person. Contact Bill (01865 510109) for more information and forms.

Vacancy: Plans are currently being made for covering responsibilities following Mark’s departure in March and until a new appointment is made. The reappointment process is protracted, starting officially from a date to be set by the Diocese within 6 weeks of Mark’s last service. Only after that can a joint meeting of Wolvercote and Wytham PCCs make formal arrangements such as agreeing representatives on the Diocesan Appointments Committee. In due course it is likely that the appointee will need to give his/her notice. We will be fortunate if the vacancy will be filled much before Christmas. If you have any queries, contact Michael Daniell/ Rodney Eatock Taylor (for St Peter’s), or Kathy Day/David Humphrey for All Saints.

ELECTORAL ROLL UPDATE: For those not already on the Electoral Roll, fill in a form found at the back of church and leave in an envelope for Rosemary Williams. Last day for submission is March 22. Requested telephone numbers and email address will be kept confidential.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 23 February – 8 March 2015. On 1 March, we will distribute information about fairtrade and why it matters what you buy in church and on our stall in the Farmers Market – and perhaps balloons. See also http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight

STAMPS FOR CHARITY   The congregation at St Peter’s has excelled itself in providing stamps for Guide Dogs for the Blind, thank you so much. I continue to collect throughout the year. Henry Flower.

SPONSOR A PIPE  Thanks to your support, we’ve raised over £154,000 towards a new pipe organ. By finding sponsors for all 818 pipes, we will raise over £40,000 and be within touching distance of our goal. Pick up a leaflet in Church, visit our website or contact Val Tate, 559316 to find out more.

COME AND SING Sat 14 March St Michael’s Summertown in aid of St Peter’s Organ Appeal. Faure’s Requiem and other choral pieces. Rehearsal 15:30 – 18:00. Concert 19:30. Singers £10, Audience £5. Tickets on sale in Church from Jackie Eatock Taylor or call 512258. Download booking form a twww.stpeterswolvercote.org.

“BARE WINTER SUDDENLY WAS CHANGED TO SPRING!” Sat 21 March 8.00pm in St Peter’s. A Sequence of Arias and Songs to celebrate the beginning of Spring sung by Eleanor Harries and Alastair Thompson in aid of the organ appeal. Tickets £10, £8 concessions, £5 students on the door or from Jackie Eatock Taylor (512258).

ST PETER’S PLAYGROUP is looking to recruit a warm, caring and enthusiastic assistant to join our team at our welcoming community playgroup. Hours are weekday mornings 8.30 to 12.30 in term time. We want someone to work a minimum of 3 mornings, ideally all 5. If you have any queries about the post please contact Ruth Clements on chairstpetersplaygroup@gmail.com.

The PARTNERSHIP OFFICE will be printing the APCM booklet and associated papers on Thursday 19th March, to be available for our APCM on Saturday 18th April. We will need extra volunteers to help collate, fold and staple the booklet from 12 noon on that day. Please let Julia Goddard know if you are able to help.

Sunday 1 March
3:30pm: Cutteslowe service on the theme of Lent in Cutteslowe Pavilion, with refreshments afterwards.
6:30pm: Said Evening Prayer with silence until 7.15pm

Tues 3 March
7:00-9:00pm: Beatitudes “Living a Blessed Life” course: Thirsting for what is right. St Peter’s Church. See more information here. Sign up on sheet in the Link or call Rob Gilbert.

Weds 4 March
12 noon: Funeral of Basil Shepstone in St Peter’s.
6:30pm: Silence before 7pm Holy Communion which includes the laying on of hands in prayer for healing
7:45pm: SWCP Enabling Group meeting at Summertown URC.

Thurs 5 March
1:30pm: Wolvercote Primary School Concert in St Peter’s.

Sat 7 March
9:30 – 1:00pm: The Common Good Christians Responding to Poverty and Inequality – a half day for the churches of the Oxford Archdeaconry. St Clement’s Family Centre. Contact Mark by Tues 3 March to attend.

Sun 8 March
No 10:00am or 12:00 noon services
11:00am: Mark’s last service – followed by lunch
6:30pm: Lent Said Evening Prayer followed by silence until 7:15pm

Mon 9 March
2:30pm: Open Fellowship St Peter’s Old School Room. Moira Hook to talk on “The collectors who created the Ashmolean”. All welcome

Tues 10 March
7:00-9:00pm: Beatitudes “Living a Blessed Life” course: Living Transparently. Summertown United Reformed Church. See more information here. Sign up on sheet in the Link or call Rob Gilbert.

Wed 11 March
6:30pm: Thirty minutes reflective silence
7:00pm: Holy Communion

Saturday 14 March
3:30/7:30pm: ‘Come and Sing..’ Faure and Stanford. St Michael’s Summertown. In aid of Organ Appeal. See Fundraising Events

Sunday 15 March – Mothering Sunday
10:00am: Family Service
6:30pm: Lent Said Evening Prayer followed by silence until 7:15pm

Tues 17 March
7:00-9:00pm: Beatitudes “Living a Blessed Life” course: Peacemaking. Summertown United Reformed Church. See more information here. Sign up on sheet in the Link or call Rob Gilbert.

Wed 18 March
6:30pm: Thirty minutes reflective silence
7:00pm: Holy Communion

 

 

Saturday 21 March
8:00pm: “Bare Winter to Spring” Alastair Thompson and Eleanor Harries sing arias and songs in aid of the Organ Appeal. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions); students £5. See Fundraising Events.

Sunday 22 March
6:30pm: Lent Said Evening Prayer followed by silence until 7:15pm

 

 

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.