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Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

SUMMER BREAK

PARTNERSHIP OFFICE: closed Thurs 26 July – Thurs 6 Sept. Emails, post and phone messages will be monitored. Partnership Link will be printed for 29 July & then 9 September. MORNING PRAYER will not be said in church from 30 July. Restarts w/c 3 September

Tues 7 Aug: 11.45am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Tues 14 Aug: 7pm  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

Sun 19 Aug: 4.00pm Daniel Baker organ recital in aid of WYPC

Tues 21 Aug: 7pm  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church

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

Sun 2 Sept2.30pm  Baptism
                       3.30pm  Cutteslowe Service, Cutteslowe Pavilion (Songs of Praise)

Tues 4 Sept: 11.45am  Silent Prayer and Meditation, in church
                          2.30pm Prayer Group Meeting, 3 Rowland Close. Contact Margaret Williams
6pm
Deadline for first Partnership Link after summer break

Wed 5 Sept: 9:00am  Bishop Steven’s Pilgrimage visits All Saints Wytham for a short service of prayer and worship.

Thurs 6 September: PARTNERSHIP OFFICE re-opens

Sat 8 Sept: 9:00am  Bishop Steven’s Pilgrimage visits St Peter’s for a short service of prayer and worship.

Sun 9 Sept: 3.30pm  Messy Church, Wolvercote Baptist Church
4:00pm Harpsichord Delights
played by Sara Stowe in aid of WYPC

Sun 16 Sept: 10.ooam Harvest Festival (no communion)
6.30pm Licensing of Shei Crowther

Sat 22 Sept: Wolvercote Young Peoples Club (WYPC) Fundraising Day (time tbc)

Sun 23 Sept: 6.30pm Choral Evensong with the choir of Merton College directed by Ben Nicholas

Fri 28 Sept: Harvest Supper

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

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Latest news

SUNDAY EXPLORERS. The team take a break during August, back on 2 September. Children’s colouring etc is available in the Children’s Area during 10am services. Anne Dorman, Children’s and Families’ Worker.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FOODBANK  Jane Benyon, founder of CEF (supported by St Peter’s), is doing a sponsored walk from Bournemouth to Oxford in July – a total of 152 miles! – to raise much needed funds for CEF. Please see the sponsorship form in the Link. Julia Goddard

OXFORD HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST RIDE & STRIDE 8 September. Cyclists, walkers, horse riders, and church sitters wanted to take part in the annual Sponsored Ride and Stride. Half the sponsorship money goes to St Peter’s, so please consider taking part. Sponsorship forms and information in church soon. De Grant.

WOLVERCOTE YOUNG PEOPLE’S CLUB  22 September  A day (times TBC) 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

REVD SHEI CROWTHER We look forward to welcoming Shei to our team – her Licensing Service is Sun 16 September 6.30pm. All welcome.  Shei does not live locally so is looking for a room where she can relax between visits, make tea and if possible welcome others. If you know of a suitable space, please speak to Charles.

CONFIRMATION If you, or your son or daughter (aged 13 plus), may be interested in being confirmed in 2019, please speak to Charles as soon as possible. No commitment at this stage! There will be a meeting for any teenagers who may be interested in being confirmed, during our 10.00am service on Sunday 9th September. Again, no commitment, just an opportunity to explore the possibility!

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.

Reminders

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 www.stpeterswolvercote.org. 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 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 easyfundraising.org.uk 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