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Parish Diary and Notices, August 2010

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Sunday, August 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.00pm Healing Service at St Mary's K
Monday, August 2
Tuesday, August 3
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, August 4
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • ------ NO Wednesday Retired Club
Thursday, August 5
Friday, August 6
Saturday, August 7

Sunday, August 8
  • 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
  • 3.00pm Tour of St Mary's, led by John Amor
  • 3-5.00pm Summer Sunday Teas, St Mary's Refectory (see notices)
  • 6.30pm Evening Prayer at St John's
Monday, August 9
  • 2.00pm Funeral, St Mary's K
Tuesday, August 10
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, August 11
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
Thursday, August 12
Friday, August 13
Saturday, August 14
  • 10.30am Julian meeting, 12 Barn Close

Sunday, August 15
  • 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
  • 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
Monday, August 16
Tuesday, August 17
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, August 18
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2-4pm MU Teddy Bears' Picnic, Refectory (see notices)
  • 8.00pm Standing Committee, Parish Office
Thursday, August 19
Friday, August 20
Saturday, August 21
  • 7.30pm Guitar Recital, St Mary's HP (see notices)

Sunday, August 22
  • 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
  • 12noon Holy Baptism 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
Monday, August 23
Tuesday, August 24
  • 9.30am Visiting bellringers, St Mary's K
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, August 25
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
Thursday, August 26
  • 7.30pm Crafters get together, St John's
Friday, August 27
Saturday, August 28

Sunday, August 29
  • 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
  • 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
Monday, August 30
Tuesday, August 31
  • 11.30am Funeral, St Mary's K
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's

Notices


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General Notices

GATEHOUSE SUPPORTERS
As many of you will know, we are one team providing food to the Gatehouse in Oxford on a four-week cycle. Each evening, 6 nights a week, 80-100 guests who are homeless or poorly-housed visit the Gatehouse where hot drinks, sandwiches, cakes, fruit and, in the winter, home-made soup are available. All the food we provide is greatly appreciated by the guests. Sandwiches and cakes are delivered to the collection point (Sarah Karatzios at 60 Cherry Close) by 4p.m. on the rota date. Besides made-up sandwiches and cakes any items for making drinks or extra sandwiches are very welcome: tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, packet soups, jam, peanut butter, pickle, tinned tuna or ham etc., but please remember that there are no cooking facilities. Non-perishable goods can be delivered to the collection point or left in the boxes in the churches on the previous Sunday. Then two people drive together into Oxford with all the donations in the early evening - we have a rota for this which usually means that each pair only has to do this about once a year.

If you would like to join the team, either making sandwiches or cake or delivering the food, then please do contact me as I will shortly be producing a new rota with dates for the coming months, starting with our next collection day on Thursday 23rd September. Copies of the rota will then be available in the churches for all existing contributors, but do let me know if you would prefer to receive it by email. Margaret Day (tel: 375916, email: margaret.day12@btinternet.com)

FOODBANK (1): NECTAR CARDS
Many people have been using these when they shop to collect points in support of the North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank and over £100 has so far been raised in this way, which has enabled the organizers to stock up with essential items when needed. If you would like one I still have a few spares and could probably get hold of more if necessary. You only have to sign the back of the card and use it occasionally instead of your own when shopping in Sainsbury's, or anywhere else which uses Nectar cards. One of the most painless ways of supporting this valuable service. Sue Mills.
FOODBANK (2)
The North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank is becoming more widely known and referrals are being made, so there is a continuing need for supplies. The specific request at the moment is for tinned fruit, tinned tomatoes, tinned fish, long life semi skimmed milk and biscuits. Please bring with you to church or goods can be delivered to the Baptist Church every Friday from 11-1pm. Thankyou for popping extra items in your shopping trolley.
MOTHERS' UNION-Christian Care for Families
Are there any members (2 preferably) who would be willing to do a flower arrangement for the Flower Festival in September, on behalf of the Mothers' Union, to put underneath the MU banner in the Lady Chapel? Please contact me if you are interested. Thank you. Pam Cooper.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND CLOTHING FOR MONTSHIWA
We have received a request from All Saints' for children's books, to help them build a library. They cater for ages 2-18 and would welcome anything suitable, even colouring books. Some consideration should be given to how a book would fit into their different culture, and if the message is suitable. Traditional tales, educational instruction, beautiful illustrations, Bible stories, and novels for young people are safe, but anything would willingly be considered. The group going out in August are hoping to take a collection with them. We are also collecting children's clothing in good condition. Please give books and clothing to me, preferably at the Parish Office, or leave them in the box provided in the porch. Many thanks. Kathryn.
TRINITY CHALLENGE - PELARGONIUM PLANTS
For my Trinity challenge I took a lot of cuttings from my pelargonium (geranium) plants and they are all thriving. I plan to bring them to church sometime in September to sell, but as there are more than 20 if anyone would like to buy any in advance direct from our house at 49 Evans Lane, you can have them for a lower price, e.g. £1-2 instead of £3-5, and it will save me having to transport them all to church on my bike. Sue Mills, Tel. 01865 376546; email: sue.mills@ntlworld.com
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.
Dated Notices

ST MARY'S FIELDS GUIDED WALK August 1st
This starts from St Mary's carpark at 2pm. Teas are available at the church 3pm to 5pm.
THE ARCHWAY FOUNDATION EVENT August 7th
Something you might enjoy ... come and see the Bishop's garden, enjoy tea and cakes and support Archway! Saturday August 7th, 2pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm) Open Garden: Bishop's House, 27 Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UL In aid of The Archway Foundation, a local charity serving those hurt by loneliness. Adults £3.50, £1 for children over 5 and under 16. Tea and cakes for sale as you enjoy the gardens. www.archwayfoundation.org.uk
TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC August 18th
hosted by the Mothers' Union. Our 4th TBP will take place in the Refectory on Wednesday August 18th from 2-4pm. All children with at least one adult per family, are welcome. Invitations to the various groups will follow later, when we will ask for names and ages of children hoping to attend. If you have children, grandchildren or friends who do not belong to a group, they are also very welcome.
TRINITY CHALLENGE EVENT August 21st
David and Joan Townsend invite you to their Coffee Morning at 27 Almond Avenue, on Saturday, 21st August from 10.30 unti 12noon. There will be a Raffle and sales table. Look forward to seeing you all.
DEBUT CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL BY ZOE GREEN August 21st
St. Mary's Hampton Poyle, at 7.30pm on Saturday 21st August 2010. Zoe will play works by Dowland, Brouwer, Smith-Hindle, Villa Lobos and Berkeley. Proceeds towards St Mary's HP and the Charity Preludes (more info can be found at here). Tickets £5 at the door or to reserve call 01865 372833.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS August 26th
Knitters, Sewers and Crocheters ... another opportunity to meet and create together - perhaps something for the Parish Trinity Challenge, will be at St John's Vicarage on Thursday 26th August from 7.30pm to about 9pm. Bring along something you're working on, and enjoy space to craft, admire each other's talents, get some tips and ideas, and generally have a relaxing creative time together.
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