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Summary of upcoming Diary Dates

Sun 18 Nov: 10:00am Family Communion
                         3:00pm Voice Box Choir concert

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

Tues 20 Nov: 11:45am Silent prayer & meditation in church

Sun 25 Nov: 4:00pm Service of Thanksgiving and Remembering

Mon 26 Nov: 10:45am Funeral of Duk-Sun Jeon

Tues 27 Nov: 11:45am Silent prayer & meditation in church

Sun 2 Dec: 3.30pm  Cutteslowe Service, Cutteslowe Pavilion
                      6.30pm  Partnership Advent Carol service

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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VOICE BOX CHOIR CONCERT Sunday 18 November, 3pm Volunteers needed to organise
refreshments (coffee, tea, squash, biscuits) during the interval – any offers of help gratefully
received. Julia Goddard

ASYLUM WELCOME WEEKEND  Live music, local and Middle Eastern food, and photographs from around the world in aid of Asylum Welcome, the Oxford charity supporting asylum seekers and refugees. Fri 23 November (6.30pm  to 10pm) and Sat 24 November (10.30-1.00) at St Michael’s Church, Lonsdale Road. Tickets (Fri, £8; Sat, £5), on eventbrite.co.uk search for ‘Photos, Oxford, refugees’. Cakes and/or raffle prizes welcomed. Contact Dai Richards   dairichards1@aol.com

SERVICE of THANKSGIVING and REMEMBERING Sunday 25 November, 4pm, We particularly
invite people who have recently been bereaved to this service, but all are welcome. Those
we know of who have died in the last year or two will be remembered by name, and there is an
opportunity for anyone to ask for someone to be remembered. This is a short reflective service,
with music, and an opportunity to light a candle in memory of someone you love. Refreshments
are served after the service giving us an opportunity to chat with each other.

TWO FLYING GOOSE  deliverers needed, one for Carey Close and the other for St Peter’s Road. Please contact Peter Bridges 559705.

ADVENT IS SOON  The St Peter’s Posada, a small Nativity set, will start its travels from household to household over the time of Advent giving a special opportunity to reflect on the wonderful Christmas story in your home. Everyone is welcome to take part and a sign-up sheet will be available in the Link next week. Anne Dorman

FAIRTRADE  The original fairtrade firm,  Traidcraft , is closing on December 31st.   We will still have our St. Peter’s stalls with other FT goods. Meanwhile please buy all the Traidcraft goods you can at their  online shop https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk while stocks last.  Discounts.

Reminders

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 Mary Campbell coordinates 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 The collection for the Indonesian emergency on Sundays 7 and 14 October raised
£232.50 excluding Gift Aid.

THE PORCH/STEPPIN’ STONES were really grateful for the food we sent to them following the Harvest Festival collection.   The churchwardens

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 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