Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Download pdf of Diary-dates May-July 2019.

Sun 26 May: 4.00pm  The Organist Entertains: organ recital by Michael Overbury

Mon 27 May: 1.00pm  Open Fellowship Group: Bring and share lunch, Old School Room

Tues 28 May: 11.45am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Thurs 30 May: 7.30pm  Sung Communion for Ascension Day with incense

Thurs 30-Sat 8 June: 6.00-6.15pm  They Kingdom Come Daily prayers in church – see below

Fri 31 May: 10:00-13:00 National Launch of Ride & Stride, Wolvercote Primary School car park.
Vicars will be taught to ride penny farthings!

Sun 2 June: 3.30pm  Cutteslowe Service, Cutteslowe Pavilion

Tues 4 June: 7.00pm Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Latest news

THE ORGANIST ENTERTAINS – Sun 26 May, 4pm in St Peter’s   Michael Overburyprize-winning organist and recording artist, plays a varied programme of works from the 12th to 20th centuries. Free. Retiring collection in aid of Wolvercote Young People’s Club. Refreshments before and after the recital. Further information from Chris Fletcher- Campbell ( and on St Peter’s website.

HEALING and WHOLENESS at ST PETER’S    We now offer laying-on of hands in prayer for healing and wholeness after the 10am Sunday service as well as at Wednesday evening communion. If you would like prayer either for yourself or someone else, please come to the sanctuary at the end of the service.

OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP meetings, usually a talk, discussion and tea at 2.30pm on Mondays in the Old School Room.
27 May: Bring and Share Lunch at 1.00pm
10 June: Gavin Knight “writing a film script”
24 June: Romily Gregory “Technology and mental health: elderly care robots are coming”
8 July: Peter Bridges ” City of London Livery Company”

THY KINGDOM COME 2019  The Archbishops’ have asked us to mark the days between Ascension Day (30 May) and Pentecost (8 June) and to join many thousands around the globe, coming together to pray that more people may come to know Jesus Christ. We’ll mark this call by offering a time of prayer in church every evening from 6-6.15 pm. Please join us.

THE COPTIC CHURCH meets approximately once a month in the Old School Room. The service is mostly in English and the next service is Saturday 1 June at 9.00am.  Everyone is welcome.     Nasreen Yanni

ST PETER’S ANNUAL FETE 29 JUNE  Help wanted running stalls, setting out and clearing up, and offering items for sale, to make sure we raise as much as possible for this year’s charities: Christian Aid and Helen & Douglas House Hospice. As soon as possible, please fill in your form and let us know how you can take part. Many thanks   Phillipa Hardman, tel: 513545

PLANTS FOR THE FÊTE Please look in your garden to see if you have any small plants which you could pot-up for the fête. There is still time for them to settle!  Jackie Eatock Taylor 512258

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOX COLLECTION  Please would you bring your boxes and leave them at the back of church 26 May or 2 June. Alternatively you can ring or email me, and I will be happy to collect your box from you. Many thanks. Beth Knowles 552451 /


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.

LIFTS TO CHURCH   Would anyone be able to offer occasional lifts to church on Sundays? Please contact Julia Goddard.

DEFIBRILLATOR: thanks to money raised at last year’s Church Fete, we’ve bought an automatic defibrillator (AED) which is used to restart the heart. It’s installed in the green and yellow box outside St Peter’s Rooms. No training required. If you suspect someone’s heart has stopped, call 999. Tell the operator about our AED. If appropriate, they’ll give you the keycode to open the cabinet and retrieve the unit which automatically gives verbal instructions. To learn more, ask a churchwarden or Val Tate.

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

MILK BOTTLE TOPS  There is no longer a collector for Oxfordshire so, sadly and reluctantly, Caroline Pepys has stopped collections. Please recycle at home in future.

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.

Thank You!

THANK YOU FROM WOLVERCOTE YOUNG PEOPLE’S CLUB   Thank you very much for your donation of £390.50. We appreciate the effort you put into raising this money, which will go towards our work with the young people of Wolvercote, Cutteslowe and the local area. Julie Hamilton

ORGANOTHON Grateful thanks to all those who kindly supported me on Easter Monday. Due to your generosity, over £400 was raised for WYPC, which works out at approximately 25p for each wrong note…. CF-C

WOLVERCOTE YOUNG PEOPLES CLUB thanked St Peter’s for the donation of £340.10 – proceeds of the recent Byrd Chorus concert organised by Chris Fletcher-Campbell.  Julie Hamilton & Judith Secker, WYPC Chair sent a message to say how greatly they appreciate our fundraising efforts on their behalf.

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 2018 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