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General Notices


KIDLINGTON 800 GALA DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION
To kick off the Kidlington 800 year we are holding a Gala Dinner with a Silent Auction and are looking for a range of "lots" for the silent auction. This might include things like offers of time (e.g. some hours of gardening/ironing), items/tickets donated by local businesses or attractions, one off or "things money can't buy" opportunities like signed objects or experiences that are not normally available. We would also like one "big ticket" item, for example the use of a holiday house for a week. Do you know anyone who could offer any of these items? Please get in touch with Meghann if you can help or know people who could!
THE SAFE SPACE GROUP
is a supportive fellowship and Bible group. The Safe Space Group offers a space to meet fortnightly both for fellowship and to study matters arising from faith and the bible. We aim to keep numbers between 5 and 8 members as this group particularly meets the needs of people who want a quieter experience, one where we can reflect on our lives and how our beliefs touch our daily living.

We usually agree a theme for these groups to provide continuity and focus. For example, we have examined St John's gospel, we have focused on prayer and currently are thinking about various Saints, what they stand for and what they have to teach us. So if you find some of our church groups rather daunting to attend, want a quiet reflective space to explore your faith and how it challenges or supports your life, the Safe Space Group is for you. We'd love to have you working with us. Contact Felicity (felicityscroggie@gmail.com, 01865 372230 or 07821542182). meghann_hewett@hotmail.com, 01865 580166

Lifts to church

Could you offer a lift to Church on Sunday once in a while? Several members of the congregation rely on a lift and would be very grateful, but there are not enough of us to meet their needs at the moment. Just once a month would be really helpful. Please speak to Anne Handsley if you think you might be able to help (378267).

USING YOUR BANK CARD TO DONATE TO CHURCH

You might have noticed that we now have a small device for contactless giving at the back of church. We can now take donations by card quickly and very simply. All you have to do is touch the pad with your card – just like in the shops. This is really important as so many of us now do not carry cash in our pockets but still want to contribute to church funds. It is set to a £5 basic donation but you can change the amount from £3 up to £30 by swiping the screen if you wish to. We have the machine on a three month trial from the diocese, so please give us your feedback about using it.


Date Ordered Notices


WEDNESDAY RETIRED CLUB 4th Sept
After a short summer break we will be meeting again on Wednesday 4th September at 10.30am in St John's Hall Church for coffee and conversation. Please come along and bring a friend or come and meet new people. We hope to see you then. All Welcome. Margaret Lang 376587.
JOYFUL NOISE 6th Sept 6th
at 10am in St Mary's Kidlington. A Monthly interactive service for Children with Adults. 'Make a joyful noise to the Lord!' (Psalm 98.4). Bible stories, songs, craft, refreshments.
THEOLOGY TALK 8th Sep
Continuing the series at St Mary's Kidlngton at 11.30am on Sunday 8th September. The Revd Peter Groves will speak about Salvation.
RIDE & STRIDE 14th Sept 2019
Over 500 churches and chapels in Oxfordshire will be open. You can help preserve the history on your doorstep by taking part in a sponsored walk, cycle or horse ride around Oxfordshire churches. For more information contact Richard Davies tel: 0776 809 0701.
COFFEE MORNING 21st Sept 2019

MAKING GROUP NATIVITY 23rd Sept
Are you interested in helping create a new Nativity scene for St. Mary’s Church? Our first meeting will be on Monday 23rd September at 7.30pm in the Refectory. We hope to create half life size figures, animals and a stable and are looking for anyone who would like to offer skills in carpentry, modelling, papier-mache, sewing, painting or anyone who would like to learn new skills. Contact Rosemary or David Meara for more details (david.meara14@gmail.com or rosemary.meara@gmail.com).
2020 OPEN GARDENS PLANNING MEETING 25th Sept
Wednesday 25th September, 7.30pm, St Mary's Refectory. All welcome. As part of our Kidlington 800 and Hampton Poyle 800 celebrations we are planning to have an Open Gardens weekend in Kidlington and Hampton Poyle on 6thand 7th June 2020. If you have already volunteered your garden or are simply interested in hearing how the weekend will be organised please come to the meeting. Please encourage your friends and neighbours who you think may be interested. For more details please talk to Joyce Morris or email her at jmm2020opengardens @ btinternet.com.
CHORAL EVENSONG: 29th Sept
at 5pm the choir and choristers will be singing choral evensong at St Mary's Kidlington. Music to include the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat by Stanford and the magnificent double choir anthem "I saw the Lord" by Stainer. All welcome.
FOODBANK 7,14,21,28th Oct
Harvest is always a busy time and there is lots of sorting and dating of items to be done ready for it to be stored for the coming months. Sorting will be on the following Mondays in October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th. It will take place in the hall at Kidlington Baptist Church from 2-7pm. If you are available to spend any time during those hours joining the merry crew to help, please contact Melvina Fawcett on 07835 714093 or email melvina.f @ virgin.net
NEXT GATEHOUSE COLLECTION 10th Oct
There is a notice on the board in the refectory with a list of the food items needed at the moment. Please remember there are no cooking facilities at Gatehouse. Anybody can put food items in the box in the refectory by Sunday, October 6th, or take them to 60, Cherry Close by 4pm on Thursday the 10th. You don't have to sign up! Thank you for all your help! Sarah.
COMMUNITY SINGERS 12th Oct

ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY 25th Oct
The 25th October it will be my 25th anniversary of being ordained Deacon and could you please pray for me, Maureen and our family. Thank you for all your friendship you showed me and my family over the years I served with you. Love, peace and prayers, Jim Turner.