Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Sat 22 Sept: 1:00-10:00 pm Wolvercote Young Peoples Club Fundraising Day
2pm: Wedding

Sun 23 Sept: Dorothy Woods’ ashes interred after 10:00am service
6.30pm Choral Evensong
with the choir of Merton College directed by Ben Nicholas

Mon 24 Sept: 2:30pm Open Fellowship. Memories of Paul Rimmer

Tues 25 Sept: 11:45am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Fri 28 Sept: 10:30-12:oo Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning, Charles Ponsonby House
                          7pm Harvest Supper in church

Tue 2 Oct: 11.45am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church
                      1:00pm  Funeral Gladys (Sally) Whawell

Mon 8 Oct: 2.30pm Open Fellowship in Old School Room. Mark Gregory asks ” BECCS: can this acronym save us from global warming? Tea. All welcome.

Tues 9 Oct: 7:00pm “Silence – challenge or opportunity?” Sharing experiences of silence in St Peter’s Church . Organised by the Exploring Spirituality Group. All welcome

Sun 21 Oct after 8am service: breakfast in the Old School Room

Mon 22 Oct: 2:30pm Open Fellowship in Old School Room. Deidre Jalie leads a discussion on “Experiences of Caring”. Tea. All welcome

Sun 4 Nov 7.00pm: Oxford Concerto Orchestra in aid of WYPC

Mon 5 Nov: 2:30pm Open Fellowship in Old School Room. Barbara Dennis speaks about ” The Oxofrd Movement: revolution in the church?” Tea. All welcome

Mon 19 Nov: 2:30pm Open Fellowship in Old School Room. Beth Knowles asks ” How can we live a joy-filled life? ” Tea. All welcome

Mon 3 Dec: 1:00pm Open Fellowship Bring and Share Lunch

Sun 9 Dec: 6:30-8:00pm Advent Quiet Evening – Evening prayer, reflection & silence, Compline.

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Latest news

WOLVERCOTE YOUNG PEOPLE’S CLUB  22 September  A day of craft and music fundraising to help raise the funds.  As a charity we rely on the generosity of people you, and we greatly appreciate the effort that has gone into fundraising for us. Your donation will help to support our work with young people in the area.   Lara Stockbridge

CHORAL EVENSONG Sunday 23 Sept  6.30pm with the acclaimed Merton College Choir directed by Ben Nicholas – not to be missed! Ben was a Patron and strong supporter of St Peter’s Organ Appeal and agreed to bring the college choir to St Peter’s once the organ was installed.

THE QUARTERLY  September issue now available. Please take a free copy and pass it on.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP  Monday 24 September, 2.30pm  St Peter’s Old School Room.   Memories of Paul Rimmer with tributes by Joan, David Michaels and David Cranston (St Nicholas Church, Old Marston). Tea.  All welcome.

MACMILLAN CANCER COFFEE MORNING Friday 28 September, 10.30 to 12noon. Charles Ponsonby House, 21 Osberton Road, Summertown.

HARVEST SUPPER  Friday 28 September, 7 for 7.30pm  Tickets – £7.50 / £5 for children and servers – available from Julia Goddard ( / 236094) or Charlotte Fenton after  Sun 23 Sept 10:00am service.  Email/phone Charles or email the Church Office to offer an item for the Harvest Supper Entertainment.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION:  Leave boxes for collection at the back of church on Sunday 30 Sept, 7 or 14 October. Or contact Beth Knowles (552451/ who will collect.

PARENTING FOR POSITIVE CHOICES.  A 6-week course for parents of children aged 8-14 and beyond, using Care for the Family’s ‘How to Drugproof your Kids’ material. The course looks at parenting tools to help young people make good choices about drugs and alcohol, deal with peer pressure and grow resilience. Wednesday evenings at St Andrew’s Church in North Oxford, starting 3 October. More information and booking at

SPONSORED WALK for NSPCC  30 September Judith Noble (nee Eyre) and her friends are walking a half marathon to raise money for the NSPCC.  A sponsorship form will be available on the glass link after church for the next 3 Sundays.

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING C1 FOUNDATION   Pat Hudson, the Oxford Diocese safeguarding trainer, is coming to St Peter’s Church on Monday 15 October to provide C1 Foundation training. The session will run 7-9.30 pm with refreshments. This is relevant for anyone in the church who has a role with children or vulnerable adults and follows from the C0 online training. There are plenty of places. Contact Anne Dorman, St Peter’s Safeguarding Officer ( if you would like to attend.

CATHEDRAL TRIP TO GLOUCESTER, Sat 27 October 2018 including a visit to Hubert Parry’s Highnam church. For more information, contact Bill Clarke through the church office.


IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to return your data consent forms. Help us to stay in touch! Forms, addressed to Val Tate, may be left in Church or in the Parish Office. Thank you.

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.

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KNITTING FOR SEAFARERS While Valerie Barnish is unwell, Mary Campbell is coordinating knitters for the Mission to the Seafarers. Please keep knitting.

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

EASYFUNDRAISING  Shop online? Free money is available from most major online retailers – no mailing lists, no obligation. Register with and retailers send donations direct to St Peter’s Mission Giving. Ask Val Tate (Oxf 559316) or see our website.

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!

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

WOLVERCOTE YOUNG PEOPLE’S CLUB  Thank you very much for your recent donation of £451.52 to the Wolvercote Young People’s Club.  As a charity we rely on the generosity of people like yourselves, and we greatly appreciate the effort that has gone into fundraising for us. Your donation will help to support our work with young people in the area.  Julie Hamilton (Board of Trustees, WYPC).

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

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND: POSTAGE STAMPS  There is always a magnificent response from the St Peter’s congregation to collect stamps for this charity. I am grateful for all the contributions over the past year and I hope this will continue over the coming weeks. Henry Flower