News & Diary Dates

Mark’s Farewell Services: Mark’s last service at All Saints’ will be Choral Evensong at 5:30pm on Sun 22 February with the St Peter’s extended choir. His last Sunday at St Peter’s will be 8 March. There will be an 8am and 11:00am (no 10:00am) service that day, followed by lunch as we do for our Patronal Festival. There won’t be a 12 noon service. All are welcome.

Christmas Collections came to £2131.93. We are sending £710.64 each to Cutteslowe Community Centre, Lucy Faithfull House and Christian Aid’s work in Syria. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Organ Appeal: Thanks to your support, we have passed the 75% milestone needed to secure the organ builder’s services from mid-year. Well done St Peter’s! But we still need £50,000. Do you have items of value you would consider donating for auction, proceeds going to the Organ Appeal? See “Hidden Treasure” below.

Hidden Treasure: Bring unwanted heirlooms, forgotten gifts, first editions, paintings, etc for valuation by Bonhams experts in Church Fri 30 January 3:00 – 8:30pm. £1 per item, max 5 items. Items donated for auction in aid of the St Peter’s Organ Fund valued free.  Val Tate tel:559316 for details.

Children’s Church Helpers: Three people needed to help (not lead) at Children’s Church – up to six Sundays per year. Duties include: arrive at 9.30am to help set up, assist during the session and tidy up at the end. Speak to Jess, Rob or Mark for more information.

Lent Quiet Day:  ‘A Song of Pilgrimage’ based on Psalm 84. Saturday 21 February, 10:00 – 16:00, Cherwell Centre. Led by Ann Persson. Cost dependant on number of attendees but not more than £20 and should not deter anyone from coming. Contact Viv Bridges (Oxf 558705) if interested.

Postage stamps for charity: Over the years the congregation has regularly saved stamps for ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’. Please leave saved stamps at the back of church.  Henry Flower

Four Faiths, One Problem: Booklets summarising these talks, and copies of Paul Fiddes’ talk ‘Suffering and Evil: The Christian Approach’, are available at the back of church.

Fri 30 January
3:00 – 8.30pm: Hidden Treasure – valuation of antiques and collectibles by Bonhams experts in Church. See above for details.

Sun 1 February: Candelmas
10:00am: Family Communion with Baptisms
3.30pm:  SWCP Pilgrimage of Light. Start at a service in Cutteslowe Pavilion and journey to St Michael’s for a Christingle celebration. Stewards sought to steward the pilgrimage/help with the Christingle service. ContactMark by 25 Jan.

Sat 7 February
7.30pm:  Polychroma Quartet at All Saints’ Wytham in aid of the roof appeal.

Sat 21 February: Lent Quiet Day, Cherwell Centre, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Led by Ann Persson:  ‘A Song of Pilgrimage – a Quiet Day based on Psalm 84′. Cost will depend on numbers attending but not more than £20 and should not deter anyone from coming. Contact Viv if interested.

Sun 22 February
3:00pm: Walking the Camino de St Jacques de Compostella. A talk by Kate Holder in aid of the Organ Appeal, followed by tea and cakes. Donations.

Sunday 8 March
No 10:00am or 12:00 noon services
11:00am: Mark’s last service – followed by lunch

Saturday 14 March
3:30/7:30pm: ‘Come and Sing..’ Faure and Stanford. St Michael’s Summertown. In aid of Organ Appeal.

Saturday 21 March
8:00pm: “Winter to Spring” Alastair Thompson and Eleanor Harries sing arias and songs in aid of the Organ Appeal. Tickets £10 (£8) concessions.

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.