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Parish Diary and Notices, April 2018

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Sunday, April 1

Easter Day

  • 8.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Easter Communion & Baptism, St John's
  • 10.00am Easter Communion & Baptism, St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Easter Communion, St Mary's HP
Monday, April 2
Tuesday, April 3
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy, St John's
Wednesday, April 4
  • 10.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 11.30am Funeral, St Mary's K
Thursday, April 5
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Hub: Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, April 6
Saturday, April 7

Sunday, April 8

Easter 2

  • 8.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion, St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion, St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Matins, St Mary's HP
Monday, April 9
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am Peal attempt, St Mary's K
  • 10.30am Flower Club, Refectory
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 3.00pm Bible Reading Fellowship Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, April 10
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am Hub: Little Acorns, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Stars, 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, April 11
  • 10.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Hub: Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 10.00am Craft Morning at St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Now I am Two, St John's
Thursday, April 12
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Hub: Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 10.00pm Bible Study Group, Frank Cook Court
  • 2.30pm Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, April 13
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Saturday, April 14
  • 10.00am Oxford Historic Churches meeting, Refectory

Sunday, April 15

Easter 3

  • 8.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion, St John's
  • 10.00am Open Space, St Mary's K
    followed by 'For everything a Season' talk.
  • 10.00am Parish Communion, St Mary's HP
Monday, April 16
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 2.00pm Safe Group meeting, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, April 17
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am Hub: Little Acorns, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Stars, 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, April 18
  • 10.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Hub: Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 1.00pm Hub: Now I am Two, St John's
  • 7.00pm Wedding Rehearsal, St Mary's K
Thursday, April 19
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Hub: Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, April 20
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.45am MU Wave of Prayer, St Mary's K (see notice)
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm Choristers Practice, St Mary's K
Saturday, April 21

Sunday, April 22

Easter 4

  • 8.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion, St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion, St Mary's K
  • 11.30am Coffee Concert, St Mary's K (see notice)
  • 7.00pm TIG, St John's
  • 7.00pm St Mary's Choir Practice
Monday, April 23
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.30am Flower Club, Refectory
  • 12noon Funeral, St Mary's K
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, April 24
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am Hub: Little Acorns, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Stars, 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, April 25
  • 10.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Hub: Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 1.00pm Hub: Now I am Two, St John's
  • 7.30pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting, St Mary's K (see notice)
Thursday, April 26
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Hub: Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 2.30pm Art Group Outing
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 8.00pm Bible Reading Challenge meeting, Refectory
Friday, April 27
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 12.30pm Daff/Abbott wedding
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm Choristers Practice, St Mary's K
Saturday, April 28

Sunday, April 29

Easter 5

  • 8.00am Holy Communion, St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion, St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion, St Mary's K
  • 11.30am For Everything a Season talk, St Mary's K
  • 7.00pm TIG, St John's
Monday, April 30
  • AllDay Welcome area works begin at St Mary's K
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory

Notices


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General Notices

RENEWING THE CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL
There is no membership requirement for the Church of England, but every church does keep a list of people who consider that they belong to this church and who are entitled to vote for appointing church wardens and other things at the annual church meeting. (This electoral roll is not for voting in council elections.) It does not cost you anything to be on our electoral roll, but it is important for church statistics that people who are church attenders do go on the electoral rolls. These are the most important figures that we have and where the church is growing (as we are) it is the best way we have to counter the commonly held view that 'no one goes to church nowadays'. In order to be on the electoral Roll you need EITHER to live in Kidlington or Hampton Poyle, OR to have been attending for the last 5-6 months. If you consider that this is your church, please do fill in the very simple form and go on our electoral roll. Forms are not available this week but will be in church next week. Or else contact the clergy and we will get a form to you. Thank you.

A REMINDER ABOUT CHEQUES
Please make any cheques for St Mary's Kidlington, St Mary's Hampton Poyle, or St John's, payable to Kidlington with Hampton Poyle PCC (St Mary's Church etc is not nowadays accepted by the bank.)

Rota for Summer Sunday Teas
The Rota for Summer Sunday Teas is being compiled for St Mary's (6th May to 16th Sept). I need more volunteers to work in a team to serve teas to the public. If you could do it one or two Sundays in the summer, it would be tremendous. It is an enjoyable and sociable activity. We need bakers for providing cakes as well. Please contact Philippa Burrell if you are interested. Tel 378444.

Fete Prep 30th June
Where do YOU have your haircut? Where do YOU shop? Would you be willing to ask your hairdresser or butcher, etc, to place an advert, sponsor an activity, or donate a prize (or put up a poster) for the fete? If so please see Tilly or call her on 01865 460038.

Give us your garden for four weeks only! We need sites for 'estate agent' fete signs for the four weeks up to 30 June 2018 (The Fete Date). Again please contact Tilly with your offer. Thank you so much.

800 YEARS CELEBRATION EVENTS IN 2020
We are planning a program of events to involve the communities of Kidlington and Hampton Poyle throughout the year. At this stage we have some specific needs:
  • a graphic designer who could make us an 800 years logo (low cost or free)
  • someone to liaise with community groups and individuals for an Open Gardens event
  • a team of people to liaise with community groups for a large scale procession with floats telling the history of 800 years (the zoo, monks, the car employers, airport, Exeter college, WW1 and 2, famous people, peasants ...)
  • a team to find general sponsorship
  • any other offers of organising help
Please tell felicity if you can be involved. THANK YOU in advance.


Dated Notices


Cakes & Marathons 8th Apr
There will be a home-made cakes stall after the 10am service today by Felicity's daughter who is running the London Marathon in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you.

BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP 9th Apr
It has been suggested that readers of the BRF Notes might like to meet sometimes to discuss the topics which have been covered in recent Notes. An initial meeting has been arranged for MONDAY 9th APRIL at 3pm in the REFECTORY. If you are already a reader, or are interested in finding out more about the BRF Notes, you are very welcome to come along. Janice Venables.

OPEN SPACE 15th April
The Key Group (monthly teenager group) are planning this service on the theme of "Holiness". They would really like pictures from you of places that you feel are holy or where you feel a special connection to God to include in the service. Please could you email me pictures (meghann_hewett@hotmail.com) or give me a copy if that's easier. This service will include Communion.

COFFEE TALK Sunday 15th April
For Everything a Season: the next of Laura's coffee talks is at 11.30am at St Mary's.

SAFE SPACE GROUP Monday 16th April
meets in St Mary's Refectory at 2pm. A supportive Fellowship and Bible group that meets fortnightly, for those who struggle and want to learn more about the Christian faith. For more information contact Felicity.

WILLOW TREE CAFE LUNCH 18th April
At 12.30pm on Wednesday 18th. Please let Peter and Jan Jeffreys 580659 know if you would like to go.

MOTHERS' UNION Friday April 20th
I will be in the Refectory at 10.45 am on Friday April 20th to go through the Wave of Prayer Service (which you'll find in the centre of the Spring Focus magazine). If anyone would like to join me, please come along & bring the Focus. These prayers & readings will be used in linked MU Dioceses throughout the world, as well as in this country, from the 20th-22nd. If you are unable to come, please read them at home when you have time. Thank you. Pam Cooper

COFFEE CONCERT 22nd April
At 11.30am after the morning service at St Mary's Kidlington. Given by Julia Middleton (Clarinet), Hannah Winstone-Partridge (Clarinet), and Mike Bardsley (piano). Music for clarinets and piano by Mozart, Ravel, and others.

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING Wednesday 25th April
The APCM is at 7.30pm in St Mary's Kidlngton. It is a chance to reflect on what has happened in the past year, elect new PCC members, and share what is coming up in the year ahead. Everyone is welcome.

BIBLE READING CHALLENGE Thursday 26th April
A meeting for those doing the Bible Reading Challenge, 8pm at St Mary's Refectory. Please turn up with any questions or comments, or anything else to share that you have discovered so far. Don't worry if you are behind (or ahead)!

GATEHOUSE Thurs 26th
Thank you everyone for your contributions to the Gatehouse last month. The next collection date is April 26th. Sarah K.

HELP PREPARING THE WELCOME AREA Sat 28th April
Please could we have your assistance in moving hymn books etc on Sat 28th April from 10am, to prepare the Welcome area for work to be done by builders. If you can spare an hour please let Gary Gibbs know.


Looking Ahead

MOTHERS' UNION Friday May 4th
Our next meeting will be on Friday May 4th in the Refectory at 10.00 am(coffee)when we will start with a short session of worship, before listening to your favourite music, poems or prose, so please bring something along. Also, have any ideas for further meetings & dates ready to discuss. Thank you. Pam Cooper.

CHRISTIAN AID lunch Sat 5th May
There will be a soup, bread and cheese lunch in aid of Christian Aid on Saturday 5th May, 12noon to 1.30pm, at the Methodist Church. Please do come along.

GODPARENTS' SUNDAY 6TH MAY
We will be joining other churches around the country in celebrating Godparents' Sunday. Both the All-Together Service at St John's and the 10am service at St. Mary's will offer the chance to celebrate the special role that godparents play or have played in our lives and will also provide opportunities to give thanks for and pray for any godchildren we might have. If you would like to invite anyone to this service, either families you know who would appreciate this opportunity or even your own godchildren (or maybe even your own godparents!), then I have special invitations that you can give them. Please ask/email me if you would like one to pass on to someone. Meghann (meghann_hewett@hotmail.com).

WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 15th June
Because the annual service in March had to be cancelled because of snow, we have rearranged it to Friday 15th June, 7pm at the Methodist Church. This is not long after World Environment Day, which fits well with the theme this year "All God's Creation is Very Good!". We hope that everyone who prepared for the original service can still be involved, and if you would like to join in then please contact Jill Buckeldee (374809) or Margaret Day (375916).

THE LIFE OF CHRIST OPEN-AIR PLAY AT WINTERSHALL ESTATE, SURREY Saturday 23rd June
This epic open-air production, with a cast of over 200 actors and animals, takes place every summer on the Wintershall estate. The performance runs from 10am to 3.30pm. Bring a picnic, rugs and folding chairs. A coach is being arranged to go to the production on 23rd June, leaving Islip Village Hall at 7.30am and returning at 6pm. Tickets: Adult £20, Child (3-18) £9.50, Concession £18, Family £50. The coach is £10 per person. Please contact Johanna Stephenson to book and for more info. 01865-848331 or johanna.stephenson@btopenworld.com.