News & Diary Dates
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ALL SOULS We will be marking All Souls this year during the 10am service on Sunday 1 November. If you would like someone who has died remembered in the service, please print their name(s) on one of the slips and put it in the box at the back of St Peter’s.
SERVICE of THANKSGIVING and REMEMBRANCE. Sunday 1st November 6.30pm. We particularly invite people who have been bereaved during the past year, but everyone is very welcome to this service. There is a chance to light a candle in memory of someone you love who has died.
WOLVERCOTE STROLLERS play a rich mix of covers from folk to popular classics in aid of St Peter’s Organ Appeal. Friday 13 November, Wolvercote Village Hall. Doors open 7.30. Bar. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) from the Post Box or Val Tate (559316).
ORGAN APPEAL TOPS 90% TARGET Thanks to all who have contributed to our amazing total of £179,374 – a fantastic effort! Still £20,000 to go. Helping us find sponsors for the remaining organ pipes will take us to the finishing line. Contact Val Tate (559316) or see our website for more details.
HARVEST SUPPER – Fri 9 October, 7:00 for 7:30pm in St Peter’s Parish Room. Helpers needed to cook potatoes, red cabbage,or fruit crumble for 8. Sign up sheet in church. More details, Charlotte email@example.com or 557326. Tickets from Jo Cooney. Adults £7.50, under 14s & Servers £5.00. Contact Viv if you would like to contribute to the entertainment.
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. Next rehearsal: 13 Oct. Contact Liz Saunders, firstname.lastname@example.org
CUTTLESLOWE WOLVERCOTE WYTHAM COOPERATIVE TRUSTEES thank all at St Peters for their contribution to funding the second community bus. The Trustees have now agreed to appoint a co-ordinator to service meetings and to bring together organisations already providing information and advice; community transport; befriending and practical support and maintain links with the county forum – the main elements of a Wolvercote Good Neighbour Scheme. The first steps: support the existing Age UK Drop-In Sessions at The St Peter’s Rooms and the Monday Lunch Club at the Baptist Church. Christopher Gowers (Oxf 512047).
REVEREND CHARLES DRAPER has been appointed to be the next Vicar of Wolvercote and Wytham. For the last 13 years he has been Vicar of Faringdon with Little Coxwell, in the Oxford Diocese. Charles completed his first degree at Durham University in 1980 and was ordained in Salisbury in 1988. Since 2013 he has been Area Dean for the Vale of White Horse Deanery. His Institution and Induction as Vicar will take place at a service in St Peter’s on November 19th 2015.
WORK IN THE BELFRY started Monday 28 September for about 10 days. Weekday morning prayers will be held in the vestry.
LOCAL ROADWORKS First Turn bridge is now closed to traffic for approximately 9 months (March/April 2016). Roadworks have also in progress on the Wolvercote and Cuttteslowe roundabouts. The Community Bus is available for lifts to church during the traffic disruption. 20 & 27 Sept, 4Oct. Leave name, address and telephone number on the form at the back of the church if interested so a route can be worked out.
RIDE AND STRIDE A huge thank you to all who took part, especially our cyclists Caroline and Diana, and the church sitters who welcomed everyone. Sponsorship money raised will be split between St Peter’s and Oxford Historic Churches Trust. Total collected to be announced soon.
MANY THANKS to all those who have generously supported the CHILDREN’S SOCIETY recently, by baking cakes for the Cake Stall at the URC Coffee Café on 22nd August, or by having a collecting box. Our Cake Sale raised the sum of £217.88, and our box collection in May raised £244.92 – a total of nearly £500.00 in six months. If you would like to know more about the work of the Children’s Society, or have a Children’s Society box to raise money for children in need, visit their website:www.childrenssociety.org.uk or contact Beth Knowles (email@example.com or tel: 01865 552451).
Upcoming Diary Dates
Friday 9 October
5.00pm FILM SCREENING: ‘NOT JUST HOMELESS’ Ultimate Picture Palace. A ground-breaking film, made by people affected by homelessness, students and staff from charities Aspire and Oxford Homeless Pathways, which aims to challenge stereotypes about homelessness. Tickets from Aspire (Tel: 204450).
7:00pm HARVEST SUPPER (see above)
Sunday 11 October
10:00am followed by launch of new 24-age colour ST PETER’S CHURCH GUIDE written by Ann Spokes Symonds.
2:30pm: Baptism of Willow Pyper
Monday 12 October
2:30pm Open Fellowship in Old School Room. David Gibbs will speak about Uganda – the pearl of Africa followed by tea. All welcome.
6:30pm The Food Animal Initiative – the second talk, given by FAI veterinarian Ruth Layton, in a series of four on the topic of Animal welfare, Ethics and the Environment organised by the St Peter’s Wolvercote and Wolvercote Baptist Church “Shaping our Vision” initiative.
Sunday 18 October
3:30pm Messy Church, Cutteslowe Community Centre
Sunday 1 November All Souls Day
10:00am Remembering those who have died
6:30pm Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance – a chance to light a candle in memory of someone you love who has died.
Monday 16 November
6:30pm Christian Ethics and Creation Care: Colin Bell (The Faraday Institute, Cambridge) delivers the third in a series of four on the topic of Animal welfare, Ethics and the Environment organised by the St Peter’s Wolvercote and Wolvercote Baptist Church “Shaping our Vision” initiative.
Thurs 19 November
7:30pm: Institution and Induction of Revd Charles Draper as Vicar of Wolvercote and Wytham
Monday 23 November
6:30pm “All God’s Creatures: Theology and Animal Ethics”: Martin Henig (The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics) gives the final talk on the topic of Animal welfare, Ethics and the Environment organised by the St Peter’s Wolvercote and Wolvercote Baptist Church “Shaping our Vision” initiative.
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