URGENT EARLY HELP FOR PARISH FETE 30TH JUNE 2018
Please could you:
- take letters to any
local businesses they use in Kidlington,
contact Diana Davis and Margaret Dee at
St John's, Tilly Evershed or Janet
Warren at St Mary's.
- Display Merrifield's signs for the Fete - Same contacts
Help on the day - Stall list to come, suggestions for new stalls welcome.
- Setting up
- Thursday 28th June table collecting and church clearing
- Friday 29th AM indoor stall decorating, PM goods sorting
- Saturday 30th 8am Gazebos & outdoor tables, erection and decorating 10:30 stall set up
Also if there are people who can't make
the fete on the 30th June, but would
like to contribute financially, then we
are looking for donations to cover the
cost of St John Ambulance and of buying
a personal amplifier, so that the Dog
Show commentator can be heard (and then
available to other uses around the
parish). Reply to same contacts or
email email@example.com, phone 01865 460038.
DATA PROTECTION IN THE PARISH
Along with every other organisation in the country we are reviewing
our practices and policies about holding data. In order to communicate
with you it will soon be the law that we need your consent to hold
your data (name, address, phone number and email or any other relevant
details). We are therefore asking each person to sign a consent form
and these forms are available today. It would greatly help us if you
would sign a form straight away after the service and hand it
back. This is the first stage in our strategy for reaching
everybody. It's is a big job to reach every single person so we really
appreciate your help in doing this. If you would like any help or
personal explanation do feel free to ask Margaret Day, Jill Buckeldee
or Felicity and we will be happy to explain more. Don't panic - its
quite straightforward really! 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
(St Mary's Church etc is not nowadays accepted by the bank.)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Everything A Season 6th May
The next in the series of Coffee Talks
by the Revd Laura Biron-Scott on the
theme 'For Everything a Season' is at
11.30am at St Mary's Kidlington.
SUMMER TEAS START TODAY 6th May
Summer is here ... at St Mary's in
the Refectory. From 3pm to 5pm each
Sunday afternoon. Please do come along
and support us and enjoy some tea and
ART WEEKS AT ST MARY'S 5th-12th May
Part of Oxfordshire Artweeks, the
exhibition runs from Saturday 5th May to
Sunday 13th May, 12 to 5pm each
day. Come along and see the variety of
artwork by 21 artists from the
Kidlington area and have a cup of tea.
There's a link to the Artweeks web site
on our front page.
Christian Aid Week 13th-19th May
There will be no house to house
collecting again this year, but
envelopes will be available in the
church for people to take. Thank you.
There's a link to the Christian Aid web site
on our front page.
PENTECOST SUNDAY 20TH MAY
Our annual Ecumenical Service will be at
St Mary's at 10.30am
(not 10am). This is
a joyful gathering of Kidlington
Christians. Other denominations cancel
their own services to be together so it
is a precious occasion. It will not be a
Eucharist. In the afternoon, for the
fifth time now, the united churches of
Kidlington offer a gift to local
families: family fun and entertainment
for free in Kidlington Jamboree. This is
held in the 'Piazza', the square behind
Barclays Bank and outside Freelance
fabrics between 1.30pm and 4pm. Please
take a flyer / poster, tell your
friends, and please consider
volunteering on the signup sheet at the
back of church. We need lots of help and
half an hour makes a difference.
Go straight to June's Notices