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Parish Diary and Notices, October 2017

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Sunday, October 1

Trinity 16

  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Harvest Festival at St John's
  • 10.00am Harvest Festival at St Mary's K
  • 2pm Holy Baptism at St Mary's K
  • 5.00 Harvest Festival at St Mary's HP, then supper
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, October 2
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.30am Flower Club, Refectory
  • 1.00pm Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, October 3
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am-12 Little Acorns (0-5's), St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, October 4
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 12noon Funeral, St Mary's K
  • 1.00pm Now I am Two, St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, October 5
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 2.30pm Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, October 6
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.45am Mothers' Union, Refectory
  • 1.00pm Jeanne/Bagnall wedding, St Mary's HP
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal, St Mary's K
Saturday, October 7

Sunday, October 8

Trinity 17

  • 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 Matins at St Mary's HP
  • 3.30pm Confirmation Service at St John's
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
  • 7.00pm St Mary's Choir Practice
Monday, October 9
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 1.00pm Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, October 10
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am-12 Little Acorns (0-5's), St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy, St John's
Wednesday, October 11
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 1.00pm 'Now I am 2', St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, October 12
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 10.00pm Bible Study Group, Frank Cook Court
  • 2.30pm St Mary's Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, October 13
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal, St Mary's K
  • 7.30pm Maasai Warrior Concert, St Mary's K (see notice)
Saturday, October 14
  • 9.00am PCC Away Day

Sunday, October 15

Trinity 18

  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Open Space at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's HP
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, October 16
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am School visit to St Mary's K
  • 1.00pm Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, October 17
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am Little Acorns (0-5's), St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy, St John's
Wednesday, October 18
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 1.00pm 'Now I am 2', St John's
Thursday, October 19
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 2.30pm Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, October 20
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal, St Mary's K
Saturday, October 21
  • 11.15am Visiting bell ringers, St Mary's K
  • 1.30pm Blake/Pratley wedding, St Mary's K

Sunday, October 22

Trinity 19

  • 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
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
  • 7.00pm St Mary's Choir Practice
Monday, October 23
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 1.00pm Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 2.00pm Funeral, St Mary's K
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, October 24
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am-12 Little Acorns (0-5's), St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy, St John's
Wednesday, October 25
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 10.00am Autumn Craft Morning, St John's
  • 1.00pm 'Now I am 2', St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, October 26
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, October 27
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal (tbc)
Saturday, October 28
  • 10am-10pm Worship Burn 24/7, St Mary's K (see notice)

Sunday, October 29

Last Sunday of Trinity (Bible Sunday)

  • 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
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, October 30
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 1.00pm Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, October 31
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am-12 Little Acorns (0-5's), St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's

Notices


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General Notices

THANK YOU !
A huge thank you to all who brought food to last week's Harvest Festival. This was gratefully received by the North Oxfordshire food bank, in a slight change to the notice in last week's service sheet. The kind donations will all go to local people in need.

CHRISTIAN AID BREAKFAST
Thanks to everyone who supported the Big Breakfast at Kidlington Baptist Church. A total of £406 was raised for Christian Aid.

MANY THANKS
for all your good wishes and cards on the birth of baby Thomas. He's settling in very well. Lizzie is quite resigned to another brother - she knew what to expect! I hope to be able to bring him over to introduce him before long. Judith Ryder.

CAN YOU SEW?
We need some help shortening the sleeves of the chorister robes! If you can help please contact David Hewett (07724 063194, dave_hewett@hotmail.com).

CHEQUES PAYABLE TO THE CHURCH
Since the change in bank account last year, any cheque for planned giving or otherwise must be made payable to Kidlington with Hampton Poyle PCC.

Dated Notices

HARVEST FESTIVAL 1st Oct
Our Harvest Festival services are on 1st October in all three churches. 9.30am at St John's, 10am at St Mary's K and 5pm at St Mary's Hampton Poyle. The last is followed by a Bring & Share Harvest supper. Why not celebrate harvest in a special way and come to Hampton Poyle this year? Donations of non-perishable goods are gratefully accepted for the Food Bank and Gatehouse projects.

Luther's Legacy Kidlington Methodist Church, 11.45am, 1st October
On the occasion of the quincentenary of Luther's publication of the 95 theses, this talk explores the legacy of the German Reformation. A particular focus will be on congregational singing and how the hymns shaped Protestant identity in Germany and Britain to the present day. We will look at (and sing) examples from the first Protestant hymnbook printed in 1524 in Erfurt to the Methodist hymnbook Hymns and Psalms. Henrike Lähnemann is Professor of Medieval German Language and Literature and coordinates the Reformation 2017 project in Oxford. She is a member of St Columba's URC and a keen singer. There will be a Bring and Share lunch and opportunity for further discussion after the talk. All welcome.

VISIT TO ST ALDATES 1st Oct
A group of us are going to the 6pm informal service at St Aldates on Sunday 1st October. This is being organised as part of the confirmation preparation, but all are welcome. Please contact Laura if you would like to come, or simply turn up!

Service of Confirmation 8th Oct
Confirmation preparation is now under way for adults and young people. Please contact Laura if you are interested in being confirmed or in accompanying the confirmation candidates in their meetings. The trip to Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday afternoon 24th Sep for a tour and evensong is open to everyone - just let Laura know if you would like to come. The confirmation service itself is on Sunday October 8th at 3.30pm at St John's. GATEHOUSE COLLECTION will be on October 12th. Please bring your contributions to 60 Cherry Close by 4 pm on that day, or put them in the clearly-labelled box on the table near the refectory door. Please remember that there are no cooking facilities at the Gatehouse. They can accept cakes, biscuits, sandwich fillers, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and Cup-a-Soups. I should also like to ask that the Gatehouse box in the Refectory be left where it is and not moved and also that nothing, apart from Gatehouse contributions, should be put in it, as contributions can be put into it at any time. Any questions? Please phone Sarah (371334) or Margaret (375916). Thank you!

GATEHOUSE COLLECTION Thu 12th Oct
Please bring your contributions to 60 Cherry Close by 4 pm on that day, or put them in the clearly-labelled box on the table near the refectory door. Please remember that there are no cooking facilities at the Gatehouse. They can accept cakes, biscuits, sandwich fillers, fresh fruit, tea, coffee and Cup-a-Soups. I should also like to ask that the Gatehouse box in the Refectory be left where it is and not moved and also that nothing, apart from Gatehouse contributions, should be put in it, as contributions can be put into it at any time. Any questions? Please phone Sarah (371334) or Margaret (375916). Thank you!

Maasai warriors Concert Fri 13th Oct
The Friends are delighted to host a troupe of Maasai warriors for a concert in church on Friday 13th October. Tickets ¬£10 for Friends, £12 for everyone else, children under 16 are free. This will be an unforgettable evening. Tickets from Margaret Day, or 2 local shops: Alison's Animals and the Fabric Shop. Don't miss this one - it will probably sell out so get your tickets as soon as possible and tell your friends.

OPEN SPACE SERVICE Oct 15th
The theme of the October Open Space service is Generosity, which will link with harvest and our wider reflections on what we give to others. Please contact Laura if you would like to be involved in the planning.

THE NEXT WILLOW TREE CAFE LUNCH Oct 18th
is at 12 noon. Please be in touch with Peter and Jan Jeffreys (580659) if you would like to attend. Everyone welcome. Date for November is the 15th. Thanks Philippa

ANTIQUE & COLLECTOR'S MARKET Oct 21st
At Kidlington Methodist Church on Saturday 21st October 10.00am-1.00pm. Refreshments. Free Admission.

AUTUMN CRAFT MORNING Oct 25th
10am until 12noon on Wednesday 25th at St John's. Come and join us for seasonal craft activities. There will also be a cafe with Tea and Coffee, Squash, Cakes and Biscuits. Come and have fun! Entrance Free.

WORSHIP BURN! 24/7 Sat Oct 28th
NON-STOP WORSHIP AND PRAISE at St Mary's Kidlington. This is an all-day event starting from 10am and running until 10pm. The worship and praise will be led by a dynamic team representing churches from the Oxford area. "We are bound together by our common pursuit to unite the Church and Community in Prayer, Worship and Prophesy."


Looking Ahead

2020 BUILDING PROJECTS CONSULTATION MEETING
8pm 2nd November, St Mary's Kidlington
As part of our 800th birthday celebrations for St Mary's Kidlington and St Mary's Hampton Poyle we have three important building projects which will enhance the ministry in both our ancient churches: a toilet for St Mary's Hampton, a mended roof for St John's Kidlington, and a rebuilt, redesigned, or completely new refectory and hall for St Mary's Kidlington.

Before going any further with the plans for St Mary's Kidlington. we would like to consult all those with an interest in St Mary's. What sort of hall would you like to see? What or who would you like to see it used for? What are the creative possibilities in designing it? We are holding two consultation meetings: Thursday 28th September for parish members, and Thursday 2nd November for stakeholders and local people. Both are at 8pm in St Mary's. Please do tell others and come with your thoughts and ideas.

See the further notice here .

MEGHANN'S LLM LICENSING Nov 4th
I am being licensed on Saturday 4th November in Christ Church Cathedral at 11am. If you would like to come to the service to support me, please could you let me know by Monday 9th October as I need to book seats. meghann_hewett@hotmail.com

ALL SOULS MEMORIAL SERVICE 2017 Sun Nov 5th
This years' service will be on Sunday 5th November at 5pm at St Mary's Kidlington and 5pm at St Mary's Hampton Poyle. Both services will include the lighting of candles and the reading of names. Do invite visitors if you think they would like to come. There is a list at the back of the church for you to put names of people that you would like remembered.

WILLOW TREE CAFE LUNCH Nov 15th
Just a reminder.