Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Download pdf of Diary-dates May-July 2019.

Sun 21 July: 10am  Family Communion – a service for all ages

Tues 23 July: 11.45am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Sat 27 July: 7.30pm  Organ recital – David Bednall


 The office closes over summer. Last day Thurs 25 July, re-opening Tues 3 September.

Emails, post and phone messages will be monitored throughout this period.

Partnership Link will be printed for 28 July & then 8 September.

Latest news

All contacts via or the Church office 01865 236094

THANK YOU to everyone who played a part in our Patronal lunch last Sunday by providing delicious food, laying tables, washing up and putting everything away – not to mention all those church members who came and met old and made new friends.  It was a very happy occasion.  Sarah Pepys   

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 £1655.93 to be shared by Helen & Douglas House Hospice for Children and Christian Aid. Phillipa Hardman & Fete Committee.

HELP WANTED: The Flying Goose plays an important role communicating what’s going on in the parish. It is paid for by about 20 adverts. A volunteer is urgently required to look after the adverts, including collecting new adverts when one drops out, and following up on payment. it takes about 3 to 4 hours every 3 months. Contact Peter Bridges

SAYING GOODBYE SERVICE  Sat. 20 July, 7.30pm, Christ Church Cathedral   Saying Goodbye (part of the Mariposa Trust) is organising this service for anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. All welcome.

DAVID BEDNALL ORGAN RECITAL: Saturday 27 July at 7.30pm. David gave the memorable Inaugural Recital on our Jennings Organ and this time his recital will include Bach, Vierne, Howells and Parry.

FRIENDS of ALL SAINTS WYTHAM   Monday 29 July, 2pm  An outing is arranged with a Blue Badge Guide to see the Burne Jones stained glass at Harris Manchester College and the William Morris glass in Exeter College chapel. Followed by tea and biscuits in the Hall at Exeter. For tickets, cost £15, please contact Charlotte Fenton

MALLAMS VALUATION IN THE WOODS!  Friday 9 August, 2-5pm, Sawmill wood yard, Wytham Woods  Mallams the auctioneers will be holding a valuation session in the Sawmill wood yard. Each valuation – ceramics, jewellery, general items – will cost £3; this will go to All Saints’ Wytham church funds. Refreshments; parking available.


PATHWAYS, the Diocesan monthly paper, a replacement for The Door, is now available in the Link.

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.

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

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