News & Diary Dates

APPOINTMENT of NEW VICAR   The official authority to appoint a new Incumbent was received on 8 April. A meeting of the joint St Peter’s/All Saints’ Wytham PCCs has been fixed for 27 April. We will review the Parish Profile describing the background to the parish, and elect representatives who will make the appointment.  Contact Michael Daniell/ Rodney Eatock Taylor (for St Peter’s), or Kathy Day/David Humphrey for All Saints with any queries.

WALKING THE CAMINO: James Bastin will walk 100km along the Camino de St Jacques de Compostella towards Santiago in North Spain raising money for “Maggie’s Centre” and “The Silverlining” which helps anyone affected by brain injury to rebuild and better their lives. http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/James-Bastin1

HIDDEN TREASURE Four more lots went under the hammer last Saturday bringing the total raised from January’s event to nearly £1350 – and more to come. Proceeds were donated to the Organ Appeal which now stands at over £160,000! Thanks to all for your generosity.

WENDLEBURY WINDS perform a concert for wind instruments on Sat 9 May at 7.30pm in St Peter’s in aid of our Organ Appeal. Programme includes pieces by Mozart, Delius, Warlock and Gounod. Tickets £10, £8 concessions, £5 students on the door or call Jackie – 512258.

SPONSOR A PIPE A quarter of our 818 pipes already have sponsors, which has raised over £10,500 towards our new organ. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to commemorate a loved one or special event. Ask Val Tate (559316) or our organists David Bannister and David Langdon for help in choosing your pipe(s).

EASTER FLOWERS The sum of £245 was generously donated towards the Easter Flowers in memoriam. Thank you so much, and also to the flower team for their help and support. Audrey Valentine

A HIDDEN PEARL Have you forgotten something? Not surprising because, for the time being the St Peter’s library is hidden in the cupboards under the shelf on the way out to the Link. Do look for it – it is well worth the effort. We hope it will be more accessible soon! Valerie Barnish

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th May  This year’s campaign focuses on the plight of women in southern Ethiopia and their struggle to provide food and shelter for their families: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCPZvYN26ZM. Last year’s street collection raised over £2500. Help us raise even more this year by volunteerig to deliver and collect envelopes. Contact Julia Goddard on Oxf 513106 or juliagoddard@aol.com.

ST PETER’S FETE Saturday 27 June: 2.00 – 4:30pm. Fill in a form from the back of church to let us know if you’d like a stall in support of a group, charity or craft or contact Charlotte (Fenton) fenchar@gmail.com or Tel 557326

UPCOMING DIARY DATES

Sat 18 April
10:00am: Annual Parochial Committee Meeting. Churchwardens are elected each year at the ‘vestry’ meeting, just before the APCM. Four 3 year positions  and one two-year vacancy are up for election at the APCM. Nomination forms are available in church.

Sun 19 April
3:00pm: Messy Church, in Cuttleslowe Community Centre

Mon 20 April
5:30pm: Mark’s installation as Archdeacon of Barnstaple, at Exeter Cathedral

Tues 21 April
7:00-9:00pm: The Beatitudes Lent and Easter course continues at St Michael and All Angels, Summertown.

Mon 27 April
2:30pm: Open Fellowship Meeting: St Peter’s Old School Room. Revd David Michaels, former Vicar of St Peter’s, will give a talk entitled, “Can this beauty be uttered?” a poem written by written by Army Chaplain and First World War poet Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy – aka Woodbine Willie.
7:30pm:  Joint meeting of the St Peter’s and All Saints’ Wytham PCCs

Sun 3May
10:00am: Family Communion, preceded by family breakfast

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.