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Parish Diary and Notices, September 2010

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Wednesday, September 1
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.30am Wednesday Retired Club at St John's
  • 7.30pm Eucharist and PCC meeting, St Mary's K
Thursday, September 2
  • 8.00pm St Mary's Committee, Refectory
Friday, September 3
  • 9.45pm MU meeeting, St Mary's K (see notices)
Saturday, September 4
  • ----- Parish Gift Day

Sunday, September 5
  • 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)
  • 5.00pm Healing service, St Mary's K
  • 6.00pm Harvest Festival, St Mary's HP
  • 6.30pm Said Evensong at St John's
Monday, September 6
Tuesday, September 7
  • 12noon Food for Thought, St John's (see notices)
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, September 8
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2.15pm Under 5s at St John's
  • 3.00pm Funeral, St Mary's K
  • 8.00pm Wednesday Fellowship Group
Thursday, September 9
  • 2.00pm Funeral, St Mary's K
Friday, September 10
  • 10.00am Preparation for Flower Festival, St Mary's K
  • 5-7pm MP's surgery, St Mary's Refectory
Saturday, September 11
  • 9.30am Flower Festival opening, St Mary's K
  • 10.30am Julian meeting, 12 Barn Close
  • All day: Historic Churches Ride or Strike (see notices)
  • 2.30pm Gammon/Trainer wedding, St Mary's HP

Sunday, September 12
  • 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
  • 11.30am- Flower Festival, St Mary's K
  • 2.00pm- Light refreshments, Refectory
  • 6.30pm CTK Songs of Praise, St Mary's K
  • 7.00pm TIG restarts, St John's
Monday, September 13
  • 10.00am Flower Festival clear up, St Mary's K
Tuesday, September 14
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, September 15
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2.15pm Under 5s at St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday Fellowship Group
Thursday, September 16
  • 8.00pm Standing Committee, Parish Office
Friday, September 17
Saturday, September 18
  • 9.45am Visiting bellringers, St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Coffee/Sales, at St John's (see notices)
  • 2.30pm Dennis/Skinner wedding, St Mary's K

Sunday, September 19
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Patronal Festival 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
  • 3-5.00pm Sunday Teas, St Mary's Refectory
  • 3-5.00pm Trinity Challenge Art Sale, St Mary's Refectory (see notices)
  • 6.30pm Said Evensong at St John's
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, September 20
Tuesday, September 21
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, September 22
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2.15pm Under 5s at St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday Fellowship Group
Thursday, September 23
  • 6.00am Wedding rehearsal, St Mary's K
Friday, September 24
Saturday, September 25
  • 2.00pm Graham/Tripkovic wedding, St Mary's K

Sunday, September 26
  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Harvest Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Harvest 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 (last of season)
  • 6.30pm Said Evensong at St John's
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, September 27
  • 7.30pm Deanery Synod in St Mary's K & Refectory
Tuesday, September 28
  • 7.30pm Deanery Synod in St Mary's K & Refectory
  • 7.30pm Holy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, September 29
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 2.15pm Under 5s at St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday Fellowship Group
Thursday, September 30

Notices


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General Notices

WHAT IS TIG?
TIG (Together in God) is a youth group begun in 2006 by adults and young people in the parish. It is mainly aimed at creating a space for the spiritual development of 11 to 16 year olds - though we are delighted that some older ones still enjoy coming along, and are moving into leadership roles. The group meets on Sunday evenings in term time from 7pm to 8.30pm at St John's Church. Come and join us for fun, food, friendship and exploring the Christian faith. Contact Revd Hilary Campbell, tel: 375611 email: vicar@thecampbells.demon.co.uk or Robert and Jill Buckeldee, tel: 374809.
THANK YOU
Bill Fosdike's Family wish to thank everyone for their love, sympathy and support. We would also thank you for the many generous gifts given in Bill's memory. He would have been overwhelmed! Thank you.
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)

GLEBE HOUSE HELPERS
We are looking for two or more new helpers to assist Anthony with Holy Communion at Glebe House. This happens twice a month on a Thursday from 11am. If you would like to help please speak to Anthony or contact the Parish Office.
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 CHALLENGES

GIFT DAY THANK YOU
Many thanks to all those helping to tackle our financial concerns by supporting the Trinity Challenge activities or by making a donation on our Gift Day last Saturday. The total received on that day (including the Gift Aid we can reclaim) was about £9,000. This great achievement has effectively cleared our deficit from last year, so all our energies can now go to reducing the anticipated deficit for 2010 and beyond. Again, many thanks. Anthony, Hilary and Jim.
TRINITY CHALLENGE ROAD RUNNER
I would like to report that last Sunday I fulfilled my part in the Trinity Challenge by running in the Headington 10k road race round the lanes and old airfield at Worminghall. I completed the course in a time of 49 minutes 3 seconds so, although I am away this weekend, I will be coming round to collect money on Sundays following. Many thanks to all my sponsors. Trevor Langrish.
TRINITY CHALLENGE PORTRAITS!
Would you like a sketch of a relative, friend or your pet? If so contact Ann Holland on 377457. Donations for the Trinity Challenge.
TRINITY CHALLENGE SHORTBREAD
Thank you all who have bought or ordered my shortbread. I will continue to take orders each Sunday throughout the Trinity season, leaving the list in the Refectory. I'll do my best to make it for the date you require. On Saturday, September 18th, I will also have a stall at St John's and I hope to sell it again on some Sunday mornings. Pam Cooper.
TRINITY CHALLENGE PELARGONIUM PLANTS
For my Trinity challenge I took a lot of cuttings from my pelargonium (geranium) plants. I have only 6 plants left, 4 red and 2 pink. Collect direct from 49 Evans Lane. Also jars of bramble jelly. Sue Mills, Tel. 01865 376546; email: sue.mills@ntlworld.com .
TRINITY CHALLENGE COFFEE/SALES
Just a reminder that St John's will be hosting a second Trinity Challenge Coffee/Sales Morning on Saturday 18th September from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Many thanks, Margaret Day (tel: 375916, email: margaret.day12@btinternet.com)
TRINITY CHALLENGE WATCH STRAPS!
Is your watch strap looking somewhat jaded? Why not treat yourself to a new one at the Clarendon Strap Bar on September 18th at St. John’s. There will be a delightful range of colours and sizes, old one removed and new fitted while you wait. There will also be a selection of additional goods on sale. All funds to the Trinity Challenge. Clare Lobb.
TRINITY CHALLENGE SMALL AFFORDABLE ART FOR SALE
The St. Mary's Art Group will be displaying some of their art for sale on Sunday afternoon 19th September from 3pm, in the Refectory. All proceeds to Trinity Challenge. Do come along and buy an original picture to hang on your wall or as a gift for Christmas!
And any new artists or would be artists will be very welcome to join our Art group. We meet again on Thursday 9th at 7.30pm in the Refectory.
Dated Notices

MOTHERS' UNION Sep 3rd
Our next meeting will be on Friday, September 3rd at 9.45 (coffee) for 10am in the Refectory, when we look forward to hearing Sue Mills talking to us about her recent visit to the Passion Play at Oberammergau. All are welcome.
HISTORICAL WALK Sep 5th
Bilham Woods of the Kidlington Historical Society will lead a Historical Walk on Sunday 5th September starting at 2.30pm from the car park behind St Mary's Church. The walk will be along Church Street, passing the Lady Ann Morton's Almshouse, the Old Priest House, Wychwood where the musician Reinagle once lived and St Mary's Lodge, once one of two schools in the 19th century. Continuing past Grove House and Manor Farm house, the walk continues along Mill Street looking at the fine Old Rectory farm with its dovecote, Hampden Manor and Vanbrough's loo and into Mill End. The return will be over the meadows to the church refectory where summer teas are available.
TRINITY CHALLENGE Sep 5th
I am running a 10 kilometre road race, organised by Headington Road Runners on Sunday 5th September, as my part in the Trinity Challenge. Please, sponsor me for however much you can by signing the sheet at the back of the church. I will collect the money afterwards. Many thanks. Trevor Langrish.
CONFIRMATION MEETING Sep 5th
CALLING YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN CONFIRMATION. A new term beckons - time to start something new, time to think about marking your commitment to travelling the journey of Christian faith. A meeting for young people, aged from about 11 years old, will be held at St Johns Vicarage on Sunday September 5th, from 4pm to 5pm. We will begin to explore together elements of the journey of faith, and plan some meetings over the autumn term. The parish confirmation service this year will be on Sunday November 21st, 6.30pm at St Marys. Please contact Hilary if you are interested or have any questions.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Sep 7th
The lunchtime bible discussion group, will be meeting again after the summer break on Tuesday September 7th beginning at 12 noon until 2pm, at St John's Vicarage (come to side door of vicarage next to church) We will be beginning a reading of Romans, with chapters 1 to 4. The Apostle Paul's letter to the Christians in Rome is a formative document. Most of the greatest minds within Christian history have acknowledged their debt to Romans. And countless individuals, including Augustine, Luther and Wesley, have traced their entry into faith to words from Romans. (James D.G. Dunn, The People's Bible commentary to Romans) Come and join us. Bring sandwiches with you, drinks provided.
SPONSORED RIDE OR STRIDE Sept 11th
Cycle or walk around Oxfordshire churches to raise money for your church and for the Oxfordshire Historic churches Trust. Sponsorship forms now available. Also, volunteer(s) required to organise this event for St Mary's from next year. Further details from Marion Kubat (tel 378108).
PARISH RAFFLE Sept 18th
Hampton Poyle has initiated a raffle to last the summer months - Draw on 18th September. Books of tickets will be available at the Barbeque and after church services. Please see how many you can sell!
Coffee/Sales Sep 18th
A reminder that St John's will be hosting a second Trinity Challenge Coffee/Sales Morning on Saturday 18th September from 10.00am to 12.30pm. This is being organised especially to give "challengees" an opportunity to sell their wares to our congregations and our friends and neighbours. Also during the morning we will be making the draw for the Parish Raffle for that beautiful quilt and other special prizes - so make sure you've bought your tickets in time! If you would like a sales table, then please let me know (name, phone number, type of goods) so I can make sure you are included in the publicity. Many thanks, Margaret Day (tel: 375916, email: margaret.day12@btinternet.com)
ROOM FOR EVERYONE 25th September
ROOM FOR EVERYONE: a changing culture needs a changing Church. This important Diocesan conference invites members of the church who have energy, vision and passion for Mission and who would like to explore key themes - the curious, the tentative and the restless and finding new ways to proclaim the Gospel afresh. Bishop Graham Cray will be the main speaker. Saturday 25th September 2010, 10am to 4pm at The Kings Centre, Osney Mead. Coffee available from 9.30am. Cost £5 per person (includes lunch) Please speak to Anthony if you are interested. Booking forms at the Parish Office.
HARVEST AT ST JOHN'S Sept 26th
Sunday 26th September at 9.30am will be Harvest Thanksgiving at St Johns. We are planning to donate the gifts that people bring as follows: fresh fruit and vegetables to Helen and Douglas House (hospice care for children and young people); and tinned/non-perishable food to the North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank (providing emergency food aid to local people).
Looking Ahead

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