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Diary and Notices, November 2018

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Thursday, November 1
Friday, November 2
Saturday, November 3

Sunday, November 4

4th before Advent (All Saints')

Monday, November 5
Tuesday, November 6
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8
Friday, November 9
Saturday, November 10

Sunday, November 11

3rd before Advent

Monday, November 12
Tuesday, November 13
Wednesday, November 14
Thursday, November 15
Friday, November 16
Saturday, November 17

Sunday, November 18

2nd before Advent

Monday, November 19
Tuesday, November 20
Wednesday, November 21
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24

Sunday, November 25

Christ the King

Monday, November 26
Tuesday, November 27
Wednesday, November 28
Thursday, November 29
Friday, November 30

Notices


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General Notices


TRANSPORT TO CHURCH

Quite a few members of our congregations rely on lifts to get to church, and we do need a few more drivers to help out. If you have a car, and would be able to offer a lift, either occasionally or on a regular basis, please have a word with Anne Handsley or a member of the Clergy. Equally, if you need transport to get to church, please let us know.

STEWARDSHIP

Many thanks to all who have already responded to the recent Stewardship Campaign and to those who are still thinking about it. If you do have questions then please talk to Felicity, Robert Buckeldee, Margaret Day or Katy Smith. We can already see that we will have a small increase in giving but we do hope it can be more, so all the new initiatives we want to undertake can be properly resourced. It would be a great help if you could return the giving form sent to you, even if you choose not to make any change at this time, so we can review where we are.


Date Ordered Notices


AN INTRODUCTION TO ANNA CHAPLAINCY, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd November

Thursdays at 8pm in St. Mary's Refectory. A wonderfully mixed group of Christians from Kidlington's ecumenical churches and from other surrounding areas is working together to explore issues around spirituality and old age, dementia, death, and the church's role in residential homes. All welcome.

THE MAKING GROUP, 2,9,16,23 November

With an eye on the "Follow that Star" on Decemeber 15th, The Making Group will meet on Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd November, 2pm onwards in the Refectory. All welcome of course. Contact rosemary.meara@gmail.com.

ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE, 4th November

5pm at St Mary's Kidlington. If you can, please bring with you a single leaf for each person you are remembering. EVERYONE WELCOME.

THE NEXT GATEHOUSE COLLECTION Thurs 8th November

Deliveries to 60 Cherry Close as usual on that day, please. The December collection will be the one for receiving gifts of warm socks, gloves, and underwear, as well as large bars of chocolate. Gatehouse don't need hats or scarves this year. They are still asking for second-hand sleeping bags. Thank you for your generosity. Sarah.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY, 11th November

St Mary's Kidlington holds a Remembrance Service at 10am attended by the uniformed services. The service concludes with the two minute silence at the War Memorial.

FOR EVERYTHING A SEASON, 18th November

The last of Laura's year-long series of coffee talks will be on Sunday November 18th, at 11.30am in St Mary's Kidlington, discussing the 'kingdom season'. She'll also reveal the new plan of talks for 2019.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE 24th November
JORDAN: FAMILY AND MISSION 25th November

Martin and Diana will give feedback on Joel and Fiona and their life as CMS Mission Partners and a little taster on Jordan following their recent visit. Sunday November 25th, at 11.30am in St Mary's Kidlington.

POSADA 25th November onwards

The travel basket containing Mary, Joseph and their donkey will be leaving St John's on Sunday 25 November to travel around the village, returning on Christmas Eve. If you wish to receive them into your home, please contact Margaret Dee on 01865 373436 or dave_marg@btinternet.com with any dates you would prefer.

St John's GAMES EVENING 30th November