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Parish Diary and Notices, May 2010

Diary


Saturday, May 1

Sunday, May 2
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's HP
  • 12noon Holy Baptism at St Mary's K
  • 2.30pm KAOS Rehearsal at St Mary's K
  • tbc Healing Service at St Mary's K
  • 6.30pm Said Evensong at St John's
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, May 3
Tuesday, May 4
  • 12noon Food for Thought discussion St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy at St John's
Wednesday, May 5
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.30am Wednesday Retired Club at St John's
  • 2.15pm Under 5s at St John's
Thursday, May 6
  • ------ Gatehouse collection day
Friday, May 7
Saturday, May 8

Rogation Sunday, May 9
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St John's
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's K
  • 12noon Holy Baptism at St Mary's K
  • 12.30-5.30pm Open Church, St Mary's (see notices)
  • 3.00pm Rogation Walk Hampton Poyle (see notices)
  • 6.30pm Said Evensong at St John's
  • 6.30pm CTK Christian Aid service at Methodist Church
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, May 10
Tuesday, May 11
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
  • 8.00pm PCC meeting at St John's
Wednesday, May 12
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2.15pm Under 5s at St John's
  • 7.00pm Wedding rehearsal, St Mary's K
  • 8.00pm Wednesday Fellowship Group
Ascension Day, May 13
  • 9.30am Ascension Day Communion, St John's
  • 8.00pm Ascension Day Communion, St Mary's K
Friday, May 14
Saturday, May 15
  • 10.30am Julian Group meeting, 12 Barn Close
  • 3.00pm Fathers/Morris wedding, St Mary's K

Sunday, May 16
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's K
  • 11.30am Holy Baptism, St John's
  • 12.30-5.30pm Open Church, St Mary's (see notices)
  • 3-5.00pm Summer Sunday Teas, St Mary's Refectory (see notices)
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
  • 8.00pm Healing Service at St Mary's K
Monday, May 17
Tuesday, May 18
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, May 19
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2.15pm Under 5s at St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday Fellowship Group
Thursday, May 20
Friday, May 21
Saturday, May 22

Pentecost, May 23
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's HP
  • 10.00am Parish Communion & Holy Baptism St Mary's K
  • 12.30-5.30pm Open Church, St Mary's (see notices)
  • 2.00-5.00pm Senses & the Spirit Prayer Workshop, St Mary's K
  • 3-5.00pm Summer Sunday Teas, St Mary's Refectory (see notices)
  • 6.30pm Celtic service at St John's
  • 6.30pm Choral Evensong at St Mary's K
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, May 24
  • 8.00pm Giving Committee meeting
Tuesday, May 25
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, May 26
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2.15pm NO Under 5s at St John's (half term)
  • 8.00pm Wednesday Fellowship Group
Thursday, May 27
Friday, May 28
Saturday, May 29
  • Edukid 3 peaks challenge (see notices)

Trinity Sunday, May 30
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's K
  • 12.30-5.30pm Open Church, St Mary's (see notices)
  • 3-5.00pm Summer Sunday Teas, St Mary's Refectory (see notices)
  • 6.30pm Said Evensong at St John's
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, May 31

Notices


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General Notices

THANK YOU
to all the folk who sponsored me recently for a walk through London to support the charity Unlock. I have been able to send £100 to Unlock to help them in their work supporting urban church congregations respond to the challenges in their local communities. Hilary.
CHRISTIAN AID
The Christian Aid lunch raised £180 and the offering at the CTK united service for Christian Aid raised £158: both were held at the Methodist Church. Many thanks from Janet Makepeace to all who supported these events and contributed so generously to Christian Aid. Questions were raised about further events during Christian Aid Week, which were not happening this year, so perhaps we could consider something we could do again next year, now that the previously regular Christian Aid coffee morning has become defunct. Sue Mills.
SUNDAY SUMMER TEAS
3.00pm to 5.00pm, in the Refectory and continue on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. Please encourage your friends and neighbours to come along to enjoy the fellowship and the delicious home made cakes.
EDUKID THREE PEAK CHALLENGE SPONSORSHIP
This year Edukid has decided to send volunteers to take part in the Three Peak Challenge in order to raise funds to support its work in providing vocational training, school and university scholarships, and school packs for children affected by war and poverty. This challenge involves walking the 3 highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours on 29th/30th May. I have (foolishly?) offered to take part. If you would like to sponsor me I would really appreciate it. There are sponsorship forms in the church and refectory at St. Mary's. If you would like more information please ask me by email: jillbuckeldee1@mac.com or phone: 01865-374809, 07889-339927. I would really value your prayers too. With thanks Jill Buckeldee
SPONSORED SKYDIVE FOR EDUKID
On May 2nd, Katherine Thackray and Chris Turner were due to do a sponsored skydive on behalf of Edukid and many of you have sponsored them. Unfortunately due to the bad weather conditions on the day they were unable to jump. They are arranging another date, hopefully soon, and will let you know when it happens.
HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB
Owing to a lack of interest the Holiday Bible Club will not take place from this year. A children and young people's day has been suggested as an alternative, to take place on Saturday August 21st in the Baptist Church. But this is open to other suggestions. A list will be available on church noticeboards for anyone who is interested to sign up. Please give this prayerful thought as it is a great opportunity to reach the youth in Kidlington. Marilyn King.
KIDLINGTON NEWS
The Kidlington News is urgently looking for people to help with the preparation of the magazine, using a simple publishing software programme. We have already had one volunteer but need say two more, to spread the load. If you feel you would like to know more, please contact Margaret Day by phone: 375916 or email: margaret.day12@btinternet.com
WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The meeting on 22nd April to discuss the future of WWDP services in Kidlington was only attended by 9 people, all present or past members of the committee. Marilyn King has agreed to take over as Branch Secretary for one year at least and it was agreed that, owing to a lack of response from church members, in 2011, as a trial, only one service would be held in Kidlington (always on the first Friday in March), at 7.30 p.m., at the Methodist Church. We would, however, also promote the services held during the day in North and Central Oxford, where possible facilitating the provision of transport assistance to such services for those unable to attend an evening service in Kidlington.
EDUKID APPEAL
The car boot season is upon us again, but we are running a bit low on items to sell for Edukid. If anyone has anything they no longer need please phone Gail on 378329 and I will be happy to collect.
FUND A FOOTBALL
We are delighted to announce that our football fund has passed the £4000 mark! This means we are not only able to send footballs, but also support the setting up of teams and coaching in our link parish. Once again we than you for your generous contributions. Kathryn, Terry and Margaret.
OPEN CHURCHES TRUST
St Mary's K will again be open to visitors this summer on Wednesday afternoons from 2.30pm to 5.00pm and Sunday afternoons from 12.30pm to 5.00pm. If you can help by being in church on any of these afternoons, please enter your name on the rota. In addition to welcoming visitors, time spent in the quietness of St Mary's is a wonderful antidote to the stresses and strains of our busy lives. As St Mary's is included in Simon Jenkins' book, England's Thousand Best Churches, we can expect to receive some visitors wishing to view our fine medieval church. Andrew Lloyd Webber set up the Open Churches Trust so that people can visit some of the finest of the country's churches and 'enjoy not only the beauty but also the unique history each can extol'. On Wednesdays we would encourage two stewards to be present. There is a set of notes about the history and architecture of St Mary's on the table near the church door. I am very willing to arrange a church tour if it will help. John Amor.
TRINITY CHALLENGE
See how much you can raise for parish funds during the season of Trinity starting with just £5. You can try anything (as long as it's legal) doing it on your own or pooling resources with others for a bigger project. Anthony will be handing out the start-up fivers from Sunday 6th June and then receiving the stake and all you've raised by Sunday 21st November. There will be several opportunities for people to sell goods, including Coffee mornings at St John's on 10th July and 18th September. The list of ideas is endless: baking cakes; selling plants or vegetables grown from seed or cutting; making jam or chutney, making home-made cards, jewellery, candles; car-washing; hosting tea or dinner parties... So get your thinking caps on and plan something fun and rewarding.
Dated Notices

ROGATION WALK, 9th May
The Rogation Walk at Hampton Poyle sets off at 3pm today. We start at the Bell Inn, and finish with tea at Manor Farm.
SUNDAY SUMMER TEAS start Sunday 9th May
Teas are served from 3.00pm -5.00pm in the Refectory, and continue on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. Please encourage your friends and neighbours to come along to enjoy the fellowship and the delicious home made cakes.
SENSES AND THE SPIRIT 23rd May
The Feast of Pentecost, Sunday 23rd May, celebrates the presence of Holy Spirit amongst us. To mark this great event, St Mary's is giving the whole day over to different experiences of prayer and the Holy Spirit. Following the morning service, the church will be set up with different prayer stations and open from 2-5pm. Here you can experience a wide variety of prayer techniques ranging from walking on the pilgrimage path called the labyrinth, to being able to use the creative side of your personality. At 6.30pm, the choir will be leading us in Choral Evensong, one of the gems of Anglican prayer and worship. This event is open to everyone, and may be a great opportunity to invite new people to the church. The summer teas will be served in the Refectory as normal, so why not combine some sweet treats with an excursion of a very different sort around the church building? It is hoped that everyone will experience at least one new (unexpected?!) way of praying to God and to feeling the gentle presence of the Holy Spirit in all of our lives.
Centenary of All Saints' Headington, 29th May
You are invited to the Festival service on the Centenary of All Saints' Headington, on Saturday 29th May 2010 at 11.30am.The Bishop of Oxford will dedicate the new ceiling in the Chancel and the Preacher will be the former Bishop of Salisbury, John Baker. Those wishing to attend this service are asked to be in their seats by 11.15am.
Looking Ahead

Please see June's Dated Notices
Regular Lecture Series

  • Regent's Park College Series, Tuesdays at 5pm, April 27th - May 18th [Details]
  • Regent's Park College McCandless Lecture, Thursday May 27th at 5pm. [Details]