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EASTER SERVICES   Full details of all services organised by the Wolvercote-Summertown Church Partnership may be downloaded  here.

MORNING PRAYERS  temporarily halted in the week after Easter. Recommence Monday April 24 – Mondays and Thursdays only

PARISH/PARTNERSHIP OFFICE EASTER CLOSURE The office is now closed until 9:00am Tues 25 April.

PASSIONTIDE PRAYER CYCLE available in church and on this website under Living Faith

13+ and 10+ SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH GROUPS   The 13+ group will meet during our 10.00am Service Sun 9 April. Future dates: 13+ group 7 May; 10+ group 30 April, 14 May.  All welcome

HOME GROUPS  The next daytime Home Group meeting will be 20 April to study the Passion and Resurrection stories in Luke’s Gospel. Starting 4 May, the group studies “Being disciples” by Rowan Williams. Contact Charles Draper for times, dates and venues of both Home Groups.

VACANCIES ON PCC AND DEANERY SYNOD  Nomination forms to stand for the PCC or Deanery Synod are at the back of church. Contact Michael Daniell or Wendy Sobey for more information.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP  Monday 24 April, 2.30pm, St Peter’s Old School Room. Marie-Victoire Godard will speak about  “My life in the Cote d’Ivoire”, followed by discussion and tea. All welcome. Margaret Williams

NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM Wolvercote Royal British Legion is organising a coach trip  to the Arboretum near Lichfield, Staffs on Thurs 27 April leaving Oxford at 9:00am. Ticket: £22. Call Tony Hewlett (Oxf 511621) to book.

SAFARI SUPPER  6 May , start 6.30pm  Sign up on the form at the back of the churches to join the trek around the parishes.  We would also be grateful if one or two people could offer to be hosts. Phone Rosemary (01865 436866) for more information. Taung Link Group

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  Sun 14 – Sat 20 May: Julia Goddard, 513106 / juliagoddard@aol.com is looking for street collectors.

Recent news

FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER FOR EARLY BIRDS 7.00-7.30am in Church: A small group, reading psalms and praying for our church and community, which has bought a few books of KJV Psalms(in the bookcase by the South door) for people to enjoy. You’re welcome to join us any Friday. Beth Knowles

MISSION PARTNER SARAH DORMAN Please pray for our Sarah who flew out to Ethiopia on Sunday 26th March to work with Serving in Mission as Development and Community Relations Co-ordinator in Mekelle. Sarah would like to thank St Andrew’s, St Peter’s and Wolvercote Baptist Church for all the support, interest and prayers and will keep in touch with regular updates.

10+ & 13+ GROUPS meet on selected sundays  during the 10.00am service. Future dates: for 13+ group 9 April, 7 May; for 10+ group 30 April, 14 May.

100 CLUB: The 100 Club continues with proceeds going to Mission Giving. Stakes still available! Bill Clarke (Oxf 510109).

SIDESPEOPLE NEEDED for Sunday 8:00am services. Contact Julia Goddard if you can help out on a regular basis.

NEWS FROM ST CHAD’S TAUNG Father Tsabeng now has a parish vehicle which is making his life much easier. The lay Minister’s son regularly organises food parcels for the needy. Several groups have enjoyed the DVD of Partnership activities filmed by Leah Mattinson. Prayers are asked for Irene and Khayna – both with long term medical problems. Importantly, they have had good rains since Christmas.

QUEST GROUP  For teenagers interested in thinking more about what Christian faith might mean for us today. A chance to have an open discussion – questions and doubts welcome! Also suitable for those considering the possibility of being confirmed. Dates and times to follow. Contact Charles if interested.

Get Involved

ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS placed in the wooden box near the Link will be given to Wolvercote Primary School.

CHURCH SITTING ROTA  People wanted to join the rota, either to sit on a regular basis (Saturday or Sundays afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00pm) or to fill in an occasional gap. Contact Parish Administrator Julia Goddard for more information.

EASYFUNDRAISING  Shop online? Free money is available from most major online retailers – no mailing lists, no obligation. Register with easyfundraising.org.uk and retailers send donations direct to St Peter’s Mission Giving. Ask Val Tate (Oxf 559316) or see our website.

FAIRTRADE STALL NEEDS MORE HELPERS Wolvercote Farmers Market, White Hart, Lower Wolvercote, 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 ( lornlogan@hotmail.com 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, lizzysaunders@gmail.com

USED STAMPS for GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND  Bring stamps to church for Henry Flower to collect. 

Thank You!

THANK YOU  For all your support, encouragement and understanding since my diagnosis of Parkinson’s. I will be continuing on “light duties” (as far as possible!) for the next couple of weeks and hope that after that the medication will be starting to take effect. Many thanks again, Charles.

RED CROSS CHALLENGE SPONSORED WALK   We would like to thank everyone for supporting our cake sale to raise sponsorship funds for our challenge. The donations received totalled £96 and are a great start. Thank you!   Beth Knowles and Diana Edwards

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND: POSTAGE STAMPS  There is always a magnificent response from the St Peter’s congregation to collect stamps for this charity. I am grateful for all the contributions over the past year and I hope this will continue over the coming weeks. Henry Flower

A HUGE THANK YOU from the children. The biscuit sale raised enough money to buy not just one, but 6 winter kits for refugee families, plus 3 sets of emergency clothing for people fleeing violence. Thank you for your generosity; a brilliant example to us about living generously and about how God uses our small actions to transform our world. Jess Richmond

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: raised £228.23, thanks to all Children’s Society box-holders. Contact Beth Knowles (bethknowles567@hotmail.com or  tel: 552451 for a box to raise money for children who are homeless, disabled or in need.

Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Week commencing Mon 17 April – Morning prayers in church temporarily halted

Wed 19 April
12:30pm: Funeral of June Chantry
7:00pm: Holy communion

Sun 23 April
9:00am: Breakfast in the Old School Room. All welcome.

Week commencing Mon 24 April – Morning prayers in church recommence on Mondays and Thursdays

Sun 30 April
1:00pm:  Interment of Glenys Ottaway’s ashes in the Garden of Rest.

Tues 2 May
2:00pm:  Funeral of Eileen Crampton

Sun 14 May
6:00pm: Confirmation – St  Michael’s

For information about the community, read the The Flying Goose, a quarterly newsletter produced by St Peter’s and delivered to every house in the parish.