Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Fri 20 Sept 19:30  Moonrakers concert in aid of WYPC

Sun 22 Sept 11:00 Harvest Festival Service at All Saints’ Wytham

Tues 24 Sept 11:45 Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Fri 27 Sept 19:00  for 19:30 Harvest Supper

Sat 5 Oct  19:30  Mezzo-soprano Julia Hollander

Sun 6 Oct 15:30 Cutteslowe service, Cutteslowe Pavilion

Tues 8 Oct 11:45  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

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URC AUTUMN LECTURES Friday 20 September, 3pm ‘How to do Climate Justice’, with Michael Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Social Theology at the University of Birmingham. Friday 18 October, 3pm ‘Facts & Fakes – the media then and now’ with Martin Wainwright, former Northern Editor of the ‘Guardian’, who will speak of his wide experience in journalism. Friday 15 November, 3pm ‘What & why is the United Reformed Church in the 21st Century?’, Rev. Dr Colin Thompson, Emeritus Fellow, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. Tickets: £5 per lecture, or £13 for the series.

MOONRAKERS CONCERT  Friday 20 September 19:30  St Peter’s Church   Tickets £12 on the door in aid of Wolvercote Young Peoples Club. Celtic traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Music from the UK & Ireland.

ALL SAINTS HARVEST FESTIVAL & Ploughman’s in the Pews Sunday 22nd September. The morning service of Thanksgiving will start at 11:00 followed by lunch in the pews. £7. 00. To book lunch, contact Lorna Logan  556486

“LIVING FAITHFULLY” a practical book on Christian living by John Pritchard. The Wednesday afternoon Home Group invites you to join us for our 2nd session, on the subject “Knowing God’s guidance” – Wednesday 25 Sept, 2.30pm at 3 Rowland Close. For more details, speak to Charles (553992). (Copies of the book are available.)

HARVEST SUPPER  Friday 27 September, 7 for 7.30pm  Tickets – £7.50 / £5 for children and servers – are available from Julia Goddard ( / 236094). HARVEST SUPPER ENTERTAINMENT  Contact Sarah Flashman to offer a four-minute contribution – maybe poetry, music by Sunday 22 September.

WOLVERCOTE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW on Sunday 29 September 14:00-16:00 teas and homemade cakes. Open to all.

CONCERT BY JULIA HOLLANDER (MEZZO-SOPRANO) AND ORCHESTRA   Saturday 5 October 19:30  St Peter’s Church  Including pieces by Fauré, Ravel and Berlioz. Admission free: retiring collection in aid of Wolvercote Young People’s Club. For more information, contact Chris Fletcher-Campbell,

CARING FOR OUR EARTH St Peter’s has joined the Eco Church movement. We’ve committed to examine how we as a church and as individuals impact on and care for our earth, and to make changes where we can. Pick up a brochure, look at the Link display or fill in the green leaflet distributed in the Flying Goose. To share your concerns, experience and knowledge in support of this initiative, email your contact details to or via the Church office.

COFFEE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS Moira Hook is standing down from coordinating the rota. Many thanks to her for her long-standing contribution to St Peter’s hospitality. Di Edwards has kindly offered to take over.  We are in need of 2 or 3 more people who could help with coffee on Sundays after the 10am service (not more than once a month). Please tell Julia if you might be able to help.

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY NEWS Many thanks to all who continue to support the Children’s Society so generously. Box Collection: Our recent collection raised an amazing £356.17. Explorers Fund-raising Cookie sale in July raised £80.80 – well done to our children and families. If you would like to have a box to raise money for children and teenagers who are homeless, disabled or in need, or would like to know more, please contact Beth, Tel: 552451

WATER IN CHURCH The PCC is supporting an initiative to become more environmentally-friendly. Single-use plastic water bottles are replaced by refillable glass bottles and recyclable paper cups.


HEALING and WHOLENESS at ST PETER’S    We 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.

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

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!

ST PETER’S FETE A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Fete and made it such an enjoyable afternoon. The total raised so far is over £1700 to be shared by Helen & Douglas House Hospice for Children and Christian Aid. Phillipa Hardman & Fete Committee.

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