Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

LENT: Download the SWCP Lent leaflet 2019 detailing services, courses and opportunities for prayer through Lent, Holy Week and Easter. The Bishop of Oxford has written “40 days of reflections on the Lord’s Prayer” to guide Lenten observances. Contact Shei Crowther for a copy (£3). During Lent we put up drawings by Claire Sadler depicting Stations of the Cross. Take time to look at them as we prepare for Holy Week –  information leaflets by the door.

Mon 25 March: 1:00pm  Open fellowship Bring and Share Lunch.
7:30pm Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – with communion

Tues 26 March: 11:45am Silent prayer and meditation in church
                                7.30pmSt Peter’s Church Old School Room, Lent course 3 “The Church in danger” – coming alongside the persecuted church worldwide

Fri 29 March: 12 noon Funeral of Christopher Barlow

Sun 31 March: 01:00am Clocks go forward!
Family Communion for Mothering Sunday

Tues 2 Apr11:45am Silent prayer and meditation in church
                        7.30pm in St Peter’s Church Old School Room Lent course 4
                          “The Church in the wilderness” – the Church in 21st Century Britain.

Fri 5 Apr: 1:15pm Easter Explorers: activities for school-age children, parents/carers in church

Sat 6 Apr: 10:00am Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)  in the church

Sun 7 Apr: 3:30pm Cutteslowe Pavilion Service

Download Diary Dates Jan – April 2019

Latest news

ELECTORAL ROLL 2019 – the new Roll is available for inspection at the back of the church. Please report any errors or omissions to the Electoral Roll Officer (Val Tate) via the Church office by Sunday 24 March.

TAKING PART – Thank you to the over 100 people who offered practical help for life at St Peter’s – a wonderful response! A member of the clergy or team leader will be in touch soon to discuss how we take forward these offers. If you were unable to offer practical help, we ask for your prayers as we advance God’s loving purposes in our community. Peter Bridges, Stewardship Group Chair.

VISIT TO RIPON COLLEGE CUDDESDON  Wednesday 27 March, 10.30am-12 noon  We have been offered the opportunity to visit Cuddesdon to see how vicars are made. If you are interested in going (in cars, not coach), contact Bill Clarke via the Church Office.

MOTHERING SUNDAY POSIES – Please contact Anne Dorman if you can spare greenery from your garden for posies. Anne will collect on Sat 30 March if needed.

EASTER EXPLORERS Friday 5 April 1:15pm. Treasure Hunt to make a take-home Easter Garden followed by refreshments for children and parents on the last day of term. Contact Anne Dorman with offers of help: 2 to 3 hours on the day for activities, refreshments and/or clearing up; any variety of plug plants ; small stones to decorate paper plate “garden”.

ECO-CHURCH: a practical response to ‘Our Planet in Crisis’ (Lent Course session 2). Display in church to follow in April – What is an Ecochurch? – making the link between our Christian faith and environmental issues.

ST PETER’S FAIRTRADE STALL at Wolvecote White Hart Sunday morning Farmers Market once a month. Someone needed to take over running of the stall. Contact Lorna Logan via the church office.


SELECTED SERMONS preached at St Peter’s are available for study on St Peter’s website If you enjoyed a sermon which isn’t online, ask the preacher or Val Tate 559316 to make it / them available.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FOODBANK Thank you for your generous contributions. Please keep them coming as the need is greater than ever.

100 CLUB: The 100 Club continues with proceeds going to Mission Giving. Stakes still available! Contact Bill Clarke through the church office.

Get Involved

KNITTING FOR SEAFARERS Mary Campbell coordinates knitters for the Mission to the Seafarers. Keep knitting!

ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS placed in the wooden box near the Link will be given to Wolvercote Primary School.

MILK BOTTLE TOPS  Blue, green and red tops are being collected for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance . Please bring to church and leave on the window sill at the back of the church. Caroline Pepys

Thank You!

SPONSORED SWIM I’ve sent £549 to Oxfam and £780 to The Children’s Society. Very, very many thanks to all my sponsors from St Peters, my family and friends and the Summertown Oxfam shop.  Margaret Broadbent

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CLUB Thank you very much for your recent donations of £80 + £59.60. We appreciate the efforts that you have put into fundraising via this concert series. The YPC also thank us for the generous donation from our Mission committee received recently. All the money raised goes towards providing our services to the young people of Wolvercote and the surrounding areas, and it’s good to receive so much local support!

THE GATEHOUSE and THE PORCH/STEPPIN’ STONES are both most grateful for the scarves, gloves, chocolate, etc., donated before Christmas. Donors were more generous than ever.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: Thanks to box holders, our recent collection raised £215.90. To get your own box and raise money for homeless, disabled children and teenagers in need contact Beth Knowles.

CHRISTIAN AID The collection for the Indonesian emergency on Sundays 7 and 14 October raised
£232.50 excluding Gift Aid.

RIDE and STRIDE  We are very grateful for Caroline, Charlotte and Diana’s tremendous efforts, between them visiting 78 churches. They raised the amazing sum of £916 in sponsorship, half going to St Peters, the remainder to Oxford Historic Churches Trust. Thank you to them and everyone who sponsored and kindly helped on the day to make it so successful.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  With apologies for the delay, I am pleased to announce we raised £1645.04, plus around £250 in Gift Aid; this includes the donations from the Coffee Morning kindly hosted by Charles and Jane. Thanks to everyone who delivered, collected, made cakes, donated and counted!        Julia Goddard

ST PETER’S FETE Thank you to everyone who supported the Fete and made it such an enjoyable afternoon. We raised £1434.50 which will be divided between a defibrillator for Upper Wolvercote and the Oxford Food Bank. Individual stall takings were:Raffle, £352; Tombola, £246; Teas, £192.60; Plants, £162.26; Books, £162.50; Home Produce, £96.50; Toys, £60.73; Ice Lollies, £27.35; Games, £19. Helen House Hospice raised £92 and Porch Preserves £162.50. Donations were also gratefully received. Phillipa Hardman & Fete Committee

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION: Thanks to all box holders, our recent collection raised £286.24 for children and teenagers in need. Contact Beth Knowles to have a box at home or learn more about the Children’s Society.

ROYAL COLLEGE  OF CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY  Many thanks to all those who attended the ‘extended voluntaries’ , and for kind donations to the RSCM totalling £40.

CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING   Thank you to Charles and Jane for hosting this, and to everyone who helped out, donated cakes and contributed generously: the fabulous sum of £310.37 (plus £45 in Gift Aid) was raised!

CHRIS FLETCHER-CAMPBELL produced an excellent concert of organ, violin and piano music to an audience of 15 who much enjoyed the variety and raised the sum of £126.40 for the Wolvercote Young People’s Club (WYPC). In addition, he organised Malcolm Pearce’s highly-acclaimed organ recital which raised £343.52 for the WYPC.

FAMILIES’ CURRY LUNCH Many thanks to those who came to Yasmina’s fundraising lunch. We had a wonderful time and raised £130. Please pray for Yasmina as she undergoes final training and prepares to travel to Honduras for eight months where she’ll work with Project Trust educational charity. Anne Dorman and Yasmina O’Sullivan.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK  This year, with the street collection and coffee morning, we raised £2834.20 including Gift Aid! Many thanks to all who helped.   Julia Goddard