News & Diary Dates

Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Sun 24 June 10:00am  Festival service
                           2.15pm  Festival Family Concert, in church

Mon 25 June 7:45 pm Launch of Climate Justice campaign, Cherwell School South Site (Dining Hall)

Tues 26 June 11:00am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Thurs 28 June 7.30pm  Sung Communion for St Peter’s Day

Fri 29 June 5:00 pm  Preparing church for the Fete, ‘many hands make light work’.

Sat 30 June 2:00-4.00pm  Summer Fete at St Peter’s

Sun 1 July 11:00am  Patronal Service and Lunch (12 noon service cancelled)
                      3.30pm  Cutteslowe Service, Cutteslowe Pavilion

Mon 2 July 1.00pm: Open Fellowship Bring and Share lunch, Old School Room

Tues 3 July 11:45am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Thurs 5 July 7.30 pm Oxford Concerto Orchestra,   Director- Mariette Richter

Tues 10 July 7:00pm  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

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CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: Thanks to all box holders, our recent collection raised £286.24 for children and teenagers in need. Contact Beth Knowles to have a box at home or learn more about the Children’s Society.

THE QUARTERLY  June 2018 issue published 24 June. Pick up your copy in church.

HOLIDAY COVER FOR PARISH OFFICE   Paid post available to provide admin cover in the Parish Office during the summer holidays: two hours a week (one hour on Tuesday, one on Thursday) over 8 weeks, from Tuesday 17th July to Thursday 6th September. For more details, and to apply, please contact Julia, 236094 or 

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN  Thanks to all who’ve joined the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Letters are now being sent by PGS to donors confirming details. You may be asked to cancel your existing standing order. If so, we advise doing this as soon as possible to avoid duplicate payments being taken. For help or advice, contact Peter Bridges or Michael Daniell.

CHILDREN’S CRAFT  Thank you very much for bringing in lovely spare material and ribbons  & scarves to use at the Festival and Fete. Please continue and also any paper plates you no longer need. In fact if you have any surplus craft items which need a good home, we can use them in the children’s work.  Anne Dorman

ST PETER’S FETE, SATURDAY 30 JUNE Thank you to all who have offered help so far.

  • We will be very grateful for all donations of cakes etc. for the Home Produce Stall.
    • Please label all cakes and home produce noting nuts or other allergens.
  • Cakes  for the teas
  • Plants of all kinds for the Plant Stall. Contact Jackie Eatock Taylor, toarrange collection if needed
  • Books Please look out any books you can spare in the following categories: modern and classic fiction; history and biography; cookery; gardening; children’s. We are going to keep prices very reasonable: £1 for paper backs, £2 for hardbacks, so please don’t give us anything precious that you would not want to be sold at these prices.
  • Toys needed -There will be a box in church for donations. Patricia  Dass 07852 295053  /
  • Prizes: Bottles, nice smelly things and unwanted presents for the Tombola
  • Please bring  books and tombola prizes to boxes at church on Sunday 24 June, and during the week (Tues 26-Thurs 28, 9am-12 noon, and Fri 29, 5-6pm). Cakes and plants should be brought Saturday 30 June, from 9.30am.  With your help, it’s going to be a great Fete – Thank you! Phillipa Hardman 513545 /

PATRONAL LUNCH   Sunday 1 July    HELP needed to get the area ready, serve lunch and clear up. Food, chicken dishes, salads and puddings will be needed.  Lists at back of church. Di Edwards


IT’S NOT TOO LATE to return your data consent forms. Help us to stay in touch! Forms, addressed to Val Tate, may be left in Church or in the Parish Office. Thank you.

SELECTED SERMONS preached at St Peter’s are available for study on St Peter’s website If you enjoyed a sermon which isn’t online, ask the preacher or Val Tate 559316 to make it / them available.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FOODBANK Thank you for your generous contributions. Please keep them coming as the need is greater than ever.

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

Get Involved

KNITTING FOR SEAFARERS While Valerie Barnish is unwell, Mary Campbell is coordinating knitters for the Mission to the Seafarers. Please keep knitting.

MORE SIDESPEOPLE NEEDED  To join the sidespeople’s rota, or learn more about what is involved, speak to Wendy Sobey  Oxf 512456

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 and retailers send donations direct to St Peter’s Mission Giving. Ask Val Tate (Oxf 559316) or see our website.

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,

MILK BOTTLE TOPS  Blue, green and red tops are being collected for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance . Please bring to church and leave on the window sill at the back of the church. Caroline Pepys

Thank You!

ROYAL COLLEGE  OF CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY  Many thanks to all those who attended the ‘extended voluntaries’ , and for kind donations to the RSCM totalling £40.

CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING   Thank you to Charles and Jane for hosting this, and to everyone who helped out, donated cakes and contributed generously: the fabulous sum of £310.37 (plus £45 in Gift Aid) was raised!

CHRIS FLETCHER-CAMPBELL produced an excellent concert of organ, violin and piano music to an audience of 15 who much enjoyed the variety and raised the sum of £126.40 for the Wolvercote Young People’s Club (WYPC). In addition, he organised Malcolm Pearce’s highly-acclaimed organ recital which raised £343.52 for the WYPC.

FAMILIES’ CURRY LUNCH Many thanks to those who came to Yasmina’s fundraising lunch. We had a wonderful time and raised £130. Please pray for Yasmina as she undergoes final training and prepares to travel to Honduras for eight months where she’ll work with Project Trust educational charity. Anne Dorman and Yasmina O’Sullivan.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION   Our recent collection raised £254.03; many thanks to all Children’s Society box-holders. Contact Beth (, Tel: 552451) for a box to raise money for homeless, disabled or in-need children and teenagers.

RIDE and STRIDE  Once again a big thank you to Caroline and Diana. They’ve raised the amazing sum of £605 in sponsorship money for their efforts on Ride and Stride day. Half of the money comes to St Peter’s; the other half to Oxford Historic Churches Trust. Thank you also to everyone who very kindly helped on the day. De Grant.

HARVEST SUPPER   Thank you to all those involved in setting-up, cooking and cleaning up after supper, and especially the entertainers. The biggest thank you goes to Charlotte Fenton for masterminding the event. £315 will be sent to the Community Emergency Foodbank, along with the food donations from the Harvest Service.

MANY THANKS TO ALL FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF ST PETER’S 24 JUNE FETE £1350 was raised for the three nominated charities (Sobell House, Gatehouse, and Christian Aid Syria Appeal). Stalls and activities contributed the following sums: raffle – £537; tombola – £233.40; teas – £206.40; plants – £131.25; toys – £96.25; home produce – £88; ‘Pick A Myth’ and quiz – £19.70; treasure hunt – £8; miscellaneous donations – £30.

RED CROSS CHALLENGE   Diana Edwards, Beth Knowles and friend, Ruth walked 50 km in under 14 hours on 1 July, arriving in Cheltenham at 11pm. Thanks so much to all their kind sponsors. They will have raised nearly £3,000 for the Red Cross. If you have any outstanding sponsorship money, please contact Beth or Diana.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  This year, with the street collection and coffee morning, we raised £2834.20 including Gift Aid! Many thanks to all who helped.   Julia Goddard

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