Notices for Sunday 30th October

Project 900

In 2020, St Giles’ will be celebrating its 900th Anniversary and we want to make this a special year in the life of the church. The Standing Committee has had some very early discussions about how we can mark the anniversary. We would now like to make sure that all members of St Giles’ have a say in the planning. For this reason, you are invited to a Congregational Meeting on Sunday 6th November after the 10:30 am service. Please join us … we want everyone to be involved.

NOTICES

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Rd: 9:30 am, 2nd Nov. All welcome.

St Giles’Lunchtime Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 3rd November. Mercy: What facilitates Love; Speaker: Revd Georgie Simpson.

Cocoa and Compline: Thursday 3rd Nov, 9:30 pm at St Giles’. All welcome.

Come & Sing Fauré Requiem at St Giles’: Sun 6th Nov. Rehearsal: 4:30 pm; Service: 6:30 pm. £10 for singers. Scores available to hire. All singers welcome.

Next Sunday – 6th November, Third Sunday before Advent: 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Holy Communion followed by Congregational Meeting to discuss Project 900; 6:30 pm – Fauré Requiem Eucharist. (If you would like anyone to be remembered at this service, please add the names to the list at the back of the church.)

Priest & Pints: At7:45 pm on Sunday 6th November Tom Albinson will be at The Royal Oak. Do drop in for a chat.Email tomalbinson@gmail.com

Jazz at St Giles’: Tommaso Starace (saxophone) and Michele di Toro (piano); on Saturday 12th November at 7:30 pm. Tickets: £12/£10/£5.

Remembrance Sunday, 13th Nov: The Civic Service at the War Memorial will be followed by shortened Holy Communion in St Giles’.

Jazz at St Giles’: Guitarists Pete Oxley and Nicholas Meier. Sat 19th Nov at 7:30 pm. Tickets at the door: £12/£10 concessions/£5 students and children.

The Men who Went to War from the Parishes of St Margaret’s, St Giles’ and St Matthew’s: Exhibition/Talks/Films at St Margaret’s Institute, Polstead Road, OX2 6TN on Sunday 20th Nov from 2 pm. See posters for full details.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick: David Johnson, Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 30th Oct: Eleanor Thompson (2014); 1st Nov: Bob Benstead (2012);

2nd Nov: Joyce Head (2000); 4th Nov: Jack McManners (priest) (2006);

4th Nov: Joan Wheare (2013); 5th Nov: Denis Minayev (2013)

Yours,

Andrew.

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A weekend to remember – updated.

19th & 20th November, A weekend to Remember

The Battle of the Somme began on 1 July 1916 and ended in November of that year, when the weather and the exhaustion of both armies brought the battle to a ragged close. More than a million men lost their lives in this infamous battle, the British army alone lost 420,000 men and advanced only 2 miles over that summer and autumn. 12 of the 47 men on the St Margaret’s War Memorial were killed during the Battle of the Somme. At St Giles’, 3 men of the 18 named on the War Memorial died on the same day in the Battle of the Somme. JRR Tolkien, who fought there, wrote: ‘I lost my best friends on the Somme’. Churchill called it ‘The Graveyards of Kitchener’s Army’.

100 years after the end of the Battle of the Somme, over the weekend of the 19th and 20th November 2016, we will commemorate the Battle and honour some of the Oxford men who died fighting there in events at St Margaret’s Church and St Margaret’s Institute.

Saturday 19th at 8:00pm in St Margaret’s Church, The Cherwell Singers present the concert “Witnesses to War” with music by those who fought, fell and lived through the Great War. There will be choral works and solo songs by Moeran, Butterworth, Gurney, Dyson, Sumsion, Parry and Vaughan Williams. Especially poignant in our concert will be a song by George Butterworth, who fell at the Somme, and a setting of the Magnificat by the promising young composer William Denis Browne, killed during the Gallipoli campaign the previous year. The baritone soloist will be Gareth John, winner of the Kathleen Ferrier prize, and the organ and piano will be played organist of the London Oratory Church, Benjamin Bloor

Sunday 20th from 2:00pm in St Margaret’s institute, there will be a Commemorative Exhibition featuring the men of St Margaret’s, St Giles and St Matthew’s Grandpont who fought in the Great War and a continuous showing in the hall of The Battle of the Somme – a film made in 1916 and shown both to people at home and to soldiers in the trenches that autumn – with the original cinema piano score. You are free to drop in or stay for the entire film.

At 3.45 p.m. there will be talks by Dr Kate Tiller, Reader in English Local History at Kellogg College on ‘War Memorials and Local History’ and by Liz Wade, Alison Bickmore and Liz Woolley on the men of the three parishes they have researched.

This will be followed at 4.55 p.m. by a new documentary film 66 Men of Grandpont 1914-1918 about the innovative community history project undertaken by Liz Woolley and her team. The Commemoration will end at about 5.45 pm.

Sunday 20that 6:00pm in St Margaret’s church you are then most welcome to attend a special Evensong at which the men who died at the Battle of the Somme will be remembered.

Yours,

Andrew.

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Cherwell Singers autumn 16 poster.pdf

Notices for Sunday 16th October

NOTICES

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Rd: 9:30 am, 19th Oct. All welcome.

Bible Study groups continue; new members are welcome. Check the notices in church and contact the leader of the group which would suit you best.

St Giles’Lunchtime Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 20th October. Forgiveness: How love changes lives; Speaker: Revd Georgie Simpson.

Cocoa and Compline: Thursday 20th Oct, 9:30 pm at St Giles’. All welcome.

Next Sunday – 23rd October, Last Sunday after Trinity: 8 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Jazz at St Giles’: David Gordon Trio; Saturday 29th October at 7:30 pm. Tickets: £12/£10/£5.

Sunday, 6th Nov: All Souls’Requiem Eucharist (Fauré) at 6:30 pm instead of Evensong. If you would like anyone to be remembered at this service, please write the names on the list at the back of church.

Priest & Pints: At7:45 pm on Sunday 6th November Tom Albinson will be at The Royal Oak. Do drop in for a chat.Email tomalbinson@gmail.com

Jazz at St Giles’: Tommaso Starace (saxophone) and Michele di Toro (piano); on Saturday 12th November at 7:30 pm. Tickets: £12/£10/£5.

Remembrance Sunday, 13th Nov: The Civic Service at the War Memorial will be followed by shortened Holy Communion in St Giles’.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 3

Sick: David Johnson, Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP: Will Petter (10/10/2016)

Year’s Mind: 16th – Jeanne Symmons (2003); 17th – Graeme McLimont (2013)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Sunday 9th October

NOTICES

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Road: 9:30 am on Wednesday 12th October. Speaker: Prof David Cranston. All welcome.

Bible Study groups commence on Thursday 13th Oct. Do look at the notices in church and contact the leader of the group which would suit you best.

Michaelmas Term Lunchtime Talks commence on Thursday 13th October (in church) at 12:30 pm. Theme: The Love of God: Insights into the Kingdom. The first talk is Love: The Heart of the Matter; Speaker: Revd Andrew Bunch.

Cocoa and Compline: Thursday 13th Oct, 9:30 pm at St Giles’. All welcome.

Next Sunday – 16th October, Trinity 21: 8 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Jazz at St Giles’: Tina May with David Gordon; on Saturday 15th October at 7:30 pm. Experience Tina’s beautiful voice and face and David’s lyrical accompaniment – a soothing evening. Tickets £15/£13/£8.

Jazz at St Giles’: David Gordon Trio; Sat 29th Oct at 7:30 pm. £12/£10/£5.

Dates for your Diary: Sunday 6th Nov – All Souls’ Requiem Eucharist (Fauré) at 6:30 pm instead of Evensong. Sunday 13th Nov – Remembrance Sunday – The Civic Service at the War Memorial will be followed by shortened Holy Communion in St Giles’.

Priest & Pints: At7:45 pm on Sunday 6th November Tom Albinson will be at The Royal Oak. Do drop in for a chat.Email tomalbinson@gmail.com

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick: David Johnson, Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 10th – Anne Gilmore (2009)

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Trinity 20 Year C 09-10-2016 Confirmation.doc

Notices for Sunday 9th October

NOTICES

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Road: 9:30 am on Wednesday 12th October. Speaker: Prof David Cranston. All welcome.

Bible Study groups commence on Thursday 13th Oct. Do look at the notices in church and contact the leader of the group which would suit you best.

Michaelmas Term Lunchtime Talks commence on Thursday 13th October (in church) at 12:30 pm. Theme: The Love of God: Insights into the Kingdom. The first talk is Love: The Heart of the Matter; Speaker: Revd Andrew Bunch.

Cocoa and Compline: Thursday 13th Oct, 9:30 pm at St Giles’. All welcome.

Next Sunday – 16th October, Trinity 21: 8 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Jazz at St Giles’: Tina May with David Gordon; on Saturday 15th October at 7:30 pm. Experience Tina’s beautiful voice and face and David’s lyrical accompaniment – a soothing evening. Tickets £15/£13/£8.

Jazz at St Giles’: David Gordon Trio; Sat 29th Oct at 7:30 pm. £12/£10/£5.

Dates for your Diary: Sunday 6th Nov – All Souls’ Requiem Eucharist (Fauré) at 6:30 pm instead of Evensong. Sunday 13th Nov – Remembrance Sunday – The Civic Service at the War Memorial will be followed by shortened Holy Communion in St Giles’.

Priest & Pints: At7:45 pm on Sunday 6th November Tom Albinson will be at The Royal Oak. Do drop in for a chat.Email tomalbinson@gmail.com

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick: David Johnson, Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 10th – Anne Gilmore (2009)

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Trinity 20 Year C 09-10-2016 Confirmation.doc

Notices for Sunday 2nd October

Planned Giving Update

We are now 80% towards our target, and while this is very pleasing, it would be great to reach our goal of £15,000 as soon as possible …

NOTICES

Farewell to Nicholas Bradbury: 10:30 am service on Sunday 2nd October Nicholas Bradbury will be with us at St Giles for the last time as a member of the clergy team of this Benefice. Nicholas is moving the centre of his ministry to Summertown following his move to that part of the city last year. After the service, there will be a chance to say thank you to Nicholas for his ministry with us at St Giles.

Priest & Pints: At7:45 pm on Sunday 2nd October Tom Albinson will be at The Anchor. Do drop in for a chat with him.Email tomalbinson@gmail.com

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Road: 9:30 am on Wednesday 5th October. All welcome.

Compline and Cocoa starts 6th October, 9:30 pm at St Giles’. All welcome.

Next Sunday – 9th October, Trinity 20: 8 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Confirmation and Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Michaelmas Term Lunchtime Talks commence on Thursday 13th Oct (in church) at 12:30 pm. Theme: The Love of God: Insights into the Kingdom. The first talk is Love: The Heart of the Matter; Speaker: Revd Andrew Bunch.

Bible Study groups commence on Thurs 13th Oct. Do look at the notices in church and contact the leader of the group which would suit you best.

Jazz at St Giles’: Tina May with David Gordon; Saturday 15th October at 7:30 pm. Tickets £12/£10/£5. Leaflets at the back of the church.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick: David Johnson, Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind:

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Trinity 19 Year C 02-10-2016.doc