Groups

FairPlay

Fairplay, a network in Cutteslowe, Summertown, Waterways and Wolvercote, aims to bring together voluntary organisations and groups, including local churches, who are tackling issues of social justice.

The network aims to keep groups in touch with one another and exchange information, encouraging and supporting our separate activities. We also facilitate sharing of  resources, arrange joint events and act together e.g. campaigning if appropriate.

Open to anyone interested in the network or in membership with one of its groups, Open Meetings are held at least twice a year to share news and ideas, discuss current issues, and plan ahead. A coordinating group is nominated by network’s members and ratified at an annual Open Meeting. Current members are Diana Clews, Vivien Edwards, Caroline Harding, John Harding, Beryl Knotts and Susanna Snyder. Chair: Michael Taylor, Secretary: Helen Dodd. Contact fairplayoxford@gmail.com to receive a list of member organisations and sign up for a quarterly e-newsletter.

Fairtrade

St Peter’s is a Fairtrade Church. We are committed to:

Fairtrade stall at Wolvercote Farmers’ Market

  • using Fairtrade tea, coffee for all Church meetings;
  • introducing other Fairtrade products (such as sugar, biscuits, fruit);
  • promoting Fairtrade during Fairtrade fortnight in March and other relevant activities.

On the third Sunday of the month, a Fairtrade stall can be found in St Peter’s Parish Room after the 10:00am service. Volunteers are always welcomed. Contact Lorna Logan at lornlogan@fsmail.net.

The four Summertown-Wolvercote Church Partnership churches (St Peter’s, St Michael’s & All Angels, Summertown URC and Wolvercote Baptist Church) also have a Make Poverty History Group, which works actively to promote Fairtrade in the shops in Summertown and Wolvercote. More details about this group are on the Church Partnership pages, under Shared Activities.

Open Fellowship

The Open Fellowship Group provides the opportunity for people from St Peter’s Wolvercote, St Michael’s Summertown, Summertown United Reformed Church and Wolvercote Baptist Church to come together for talks and discussion. We meet in St Peter’s Old School Room on alternate Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. An invited speaker addresses the meeting, leading to a lively discussion. Tea follows. See our News page for details of the next event. All are welcome.

St Peter’s Net

St Peter’s Net is our church’s pastoral care support group. Members of the Net visit those who are housebound or in hospital. Some members will take communion to people in their home if they’re unable to come to Church.

Net members  visit newcomers to St Peter’s who have filled in a blue card, found in the church pews. Periodically, newcomers to the congregation are able to meet some regular churchgoers over lunch in St Peter’s Room.

Contact our Vicar, Charles Draper, for further information.