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Diary and Notices, December 2019


Sunday, December 1

Advent Sunday

Monday, December 2
Tuesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 4
Thursday, December 5
Friday, December 6
Saturday, December 7

Sunday, December 8

Advent 2

Monday, December 9
Tuesday, December 10
Wednesday, December 11
Thursday, December 12
Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14

Sunday, December 15

Advent 3

Monday, December 16
Tuesday, December 17
Wednesday, December 18
Thursday, December 19
Friday, December 20
Saturday, December 21

Sunday, December 22

Advent 4

Monday, December 23
Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 25

Christmas Day

Thursday, December 26
Friday, December 27
Saturday, December 28

Sunday, December 29

1st Sunday of Christmas

Monday, December 30
Tuesday, December 31


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General Notices

The theme on the 19th January is Br Roger and Taize. We are hoping to sing much of the service using music from Taize with a Eucharist. These are mostly very simple to sing. We don't usually have a choir on Open Space Sundays so we are hoping to gather a group of singers who would like to be involved. Please can you let Jane Hemmings know if you would be interested in singing or helping to plan and lead the service. Jane.hemmings@oxford.anglican.org 07891 977383
Our Christmas cards using images from last years live nativity and camel event are now on sale, with proceeds going to the Kidlington and Hampton Poyle 800 fund. Packs of 5 for £5 or 10 for £8. We would be hugely grateful if lots of people could send these as their family Christmas cards.
will be on sale from December 17th. This is a glossy 32 page book produced to celebrate the octo centenary. It has some accessible history, lots of pictures, and also celebrates life in both villages now, highlighting all that goes on for local residents. It will make an excellent stocking filler or a valued small gift for your friends. At £5 a copy it is a bargain! We take delivery of the books on Dec 16th and are collecting pre-orders from now on. Sign the list at the back of church to order your copies in advance. Thank you.
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!

Date Ordered Notices

Gifts, wrapped and labelled for age etc (Children and Adults) will be donated to the Bicester Children's Centre who support families in Kidlington and beyond, and Home Start - based in Oxford but also covering Kidlington. We gave to these two groups last year and they were extremely grateful and blessed by our generosity.
ADVENT CAROL SERVICE Sunday 1st December
At 5pm at St Mary's Kidlington. An atmospheric service of carols and readings celebrating the season of Advent, led by the choir and choristers.
The Holy Family will be leaving St John's on Advent Sunday 1 December and returning on Christmas Eve. If you would like to have them at your home for a night or two please get in touch with Margaret Dee at dave_marg@btinternet.com or 01865 373436 for further information.
At Headington Fairtrade Shop on Thursday 5th December. Once again, the shop will be open for our exclusive opportunity to browse and buy, from 6.00-8.00pm. Lots of lovely Christmas gifts and goodies available. Please let Jill, Tilly, Janet or Anne know if you would like to come.
Joyful Noise, Friday 6th December

At 10am in St Mary's K

PRESENCE AND ABSENCE Sunday December 8th
at 5pm at St Mary's Kidlington. This gentle service is a chance for us to remember at Christmas-time those we love who have died. Simple carols, candles, poetry, and reflection. All welcome.
KAOS Christmas Concerts Dec 19th, 20th

Gala Dinner Feb 1st 2020