News and Events

Vespri Segreti: Thank you to David Bannister and Vespri Segreti for a wonderful concert in St John’s Chapel which raised £757 for the Organ Appeal.

Celebrating our buildings: Sunday 7 December at the 10am service, we will celebrate all we have achieved in the renewal of our buildings at St Peter’s over the last five years through the Development Project. The Archdeacon of Oxford is coming to preach, and we’ll be inviting people involved in the buildings project (architect, builders, funders etc) and former St Peter’s clergy and their families. All welcome.

Organ Appeal: The organ will take about a year to build. The Diocese has stipulated that we raise £147,000 before the contract is signed. To meet our timelines, we need to raise the next £13,000 by the end of 2014. Missing this target means we will have to wait at least 18 months before work starts. Help us to reach our goal by making a donation or supporting our event programme. Contact Val Tate (01865 559316) or see our website for details.

Magazines! Our children will be producing collages for our next Family Service on the theme of ‘treasure’. We would be very grateful for glossy magazines with lots of pictures. Leave on the table in the Link or pass to Jess Richmond.

Shaping our Vision: Please remember to return your questionnaires by the end of October. We hope that as many people as possible will be able to engage with this process which will set the agenda for our mission and ministry at both St Peter’s and Wolvercote Baptist Church for the next few years. We need to hear what God is saying to you and through you about the life and work of the church in Wolvercote.

Editor and Distribution Manager wanted for the FLYING GOOSE from Spring 2015. The editor co-ordinates church and village news and creates the popular magazine using a Publisher software package and delivers the finalised file to the printer.  The distribution manager liaises with the printer, and arranges delivery to the person who splits them into the roads. He/she is also responsible for getting the copies into church, making sure deliverers take their bundles, or finding substitutes for those who can’t deliver that month. He/she liaises with anyone producing a flyer to go into the magazine. The existing team members are very happy to work with any potential new recruits as the December edition is put together.  If you are interested in either role please contact Revd Dr Mark Butchers.

WW1 REMEMBRANCE: 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.

MESSIAH ‘SING IN’ at St. Martin’s, Bladon- Saturday 6 December. Conducted by Revd. Canon Adrian Daffern and accompanied by Jesus College organ scholar James Bowstead. Rehearsal 3.30pm, performance 7pm. Tickets £10 from Mollie Hance (01993 822354 or

Sunday 2 November: All Saints & All Souls
10:00am: to remember someone who has died during the service, print their name(s) on a slip and place at the back of St Peter’s.
10:00 – 13:00: St Peter’s Fairtrade Stall at Wolvercote Farmers Market
3.30pm: Cutteslowe Service in the Pavilion
4.30pm: All Souls’ Evensong at All Saints, with the Oxford Bach Choir;
6.30pm: Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for bereaved families at St Peter’s.

Tuesday 4 November: Shaping the Vision
7.30pm: Meeting for local community groups at St Peter’s

Wednesday 5 November
7.00pm: Holy Communion with the laying on of hands in prayer for healing

Saturday 8 November
10am – 4pm: Autumn Quiet Day, Cherwell Centre. A day exploring some of the ways in which we may recognise God’s presence in our lives. Cost: under £20 depending on number of participants. Pay on the day. Leaders: Viv Bridges, Samantha Stayte and Shona Shaw. Let Viv know if attending.

Sunday 9 November Remembrance Sunday
10:00am service shorter to finish in time for:
10:50am: Act of Remembrance St Peter’s War Memorial
12:00pm: Act for Remembrance Wytham War Memorial

Monday 10 November
2.30pm: Open Fellowship Group, St Peter’s Old School Room. Val Tate will give a talk entitled “The world of Japanese taiko drumming”. Val is a member of Tamashii Daiko. All welcome.

Friday 14 November: Barn Dance with live band and caller in the Village Hall, organised by St Peter’s and Wolvercote Baptist Church. Tickets £5 from Diana Clews (Oxf 558982)

Sunday 16 November
10:00am: Preacher – Anwen Newman, Regional Coordinator for Christian Aid

Friday 21 November: An Evening of Music and Poetry St Peter’s marking 100 years anniversary of outbreak of WW1. Retiring collection in aid of Royal British Legion and St Peter’s Organ Appeal

Saturday 22 November
7.00pm Quiz and Supper at All Saints’ organised by the Friends of All Saints’. Contact Kathy Day-Dawson for tickets.

Sunday 23 November
10.00am: Family Communion with a presentation to Annie Barker for her work as our Children and Families’ Worker over the last 8 years.

Sunday 7 December
10:00am: Celebration of all we have achieved renewing buildings at St Peter’s over the last five years. Preacher: Archdeacon of Oxford

A full list of special services and events to December 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.