News and Events

COFFEE CAFÉ CAKESTALL Saturday 6 September, Summertown URC 10.00 – 12 noon in aid of Cutteslowe Community Centre and Christian Aid’s work in Gaza and N.Iraq. Organisers are looking for cakes, jams, chutneys, etc, and good Bring & Buy items for sale. Bring to Summertown URC by 9.30 am on 6 September or request collection on Friday morning (9-12 noon) from Beryl Knotts (Tel: 510055

ACCOMMODATION URGENTLY NEEDED  for homeless woman and 6 year old son. The family has a deposit and good references. The boy attends Cutteslowe School. Contact Diana Clews (NOAAH representative) Oxf 558982.

NEW LIGHTING will be installed in the Church starting Monday 4 August onwards. Work will take about two weeks, but the church will be usable at weekends.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOXES  Thanks to all those who helped raise £308.75. If you would like to have a collection box, please contact Beth Knowles 552451 or

WW1 REMEMBRANCE: Starting August 10, and on the second Sunday of each month for the next year, we will remember those people from Wolvercote Parish who died in the battles of WWI. Their names will be included in Intercessions during that particular month.

EDITOR OF ST PETER’S SIDE, PARTNERSHIP LINK:  Thanks to Jessica Richmond, stepping down from the role of editor to become Assistant Children and Families Worker in September. Contact Mark if you could take on this vital weekly task.

CUTTESLOWE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION is facing a financial crisis and may have to consider closing in November 2014. Please consider whether you are able to help by making a one-off payment or an on-going pledge to secure the future of its services for young children, families and the elderly. Pledge forms at the back of church. Contact Sarah Pepys.

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH in Linton Road is undergoing a huge development project. They need to vacate their church in August and September, so they will be using St Peter’s Church and the Parish Room for two services on Sundays (Aug 3rd to Sept 28th) at 4pm and 6pm.

ST PETER’S PLAYGROUP needs a new chair (or perhaps two job-share chairs?) for their committee from September. If you can help this thriving Playgroup rated good by OFSTED, please contact Megan Carberry (07809541003; or Mark Butchers.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP : no more meetings until  Monday, 29th September.

TIME AND TALENTS FORTNIGHT: Sundays 5 October (Harvest Festival service) and 12 October we shall be focussing on our stewardship of time and talents. Contact Viv to recruit for help for a particular church group/activity/rota etc.

Sunday 24 August
2.30pm: Baptism of Harry Robinson

Sunday 31 August
2:00pm: Baptism of Bear McKenzie

Wednesday 3 Sept
7pm: Holy Communion with laying on of hands in prayer for healing

Saturday 6 Sept
10.00-12:00: COFFEE CAFÉ CAKESTALL , Summertown URC in aid of Cutteslowe Community Centre and Christian Aid’s work in Gaza and N.Iraq. See above for details.
2:00pm: Ordination and induction of Shona Shaw at Wolvercote Baptist Church

Sunday 7 Sept
3.30pm: Cutteslowe ‘Songs of Praise’ in Cutteslowe Pavilion

Saturday 13 September
All Day: Ride and Stride. Sponsor cyclists, runners or walkers to visit as many Dioscesan churches as possible. Church sitters wanted. Sponsorship forms in Church. Contact De Grant tel: 513387 or email
7.30pm: Raise the Roof concert at Wytham Village Hall in aid of All Saints’ Roof Appeal

Friday 19 September
Around 4pm: Bishop John’s Thames Pilgrimage party arrive in Wolvercote

Saturday 20 September
All day: Diocesan Grand Day Out in Central Oxford, including a service of farewell to Bishop John

Sunday 21 September
10am: Bishop John  preaches at St Peter’s

Mon 22 & 29 September
7.30pm: St Edward’s School, Four Faiths, One Challenge – reflections on how four faiths
approach the issue of suffering

Friday 26 September
7.30pm: Public launch of the St Peter’s Organ Appeal in Merton College Chapel

Sunday 28 September
10am: Revd Dr Amanda Bloor will preach at St Peter’s to mark the 20th anniversary of the first time a woman (Jo Coney) presided at Communion in St Peter’s
11am: Harvest Morning Prayer, All Saints’ Wytham.

A full list of special services and events to August 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.