Notices for 2nd April

HOLY WEEK AT ST GILES’

PALM SUNDAY – 9th APRIL

8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion

9:50 am – Blessing of Palms at St Giles’ and procession to St Margaret’s

10:30 am – Benefice Eucharist at St Margaret’s

6:30 pm – Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Wednesday of Holy Week – 12th April

12:30 pm – Eucharist

MAUNDY THURSDAY – 13th April

12:30 pm – Eucharist

GOOD FRIDAY –

10:15 am – Matins and Litany

7:00 pm – Mozart Requiem

EASTER DAY

5:30 am – Dawn Eucharist

8:00 am – Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

10:30 am – Holy Communion (Preacher: Revd Beau Stevenson)

6:30 pm – Evensong

NOTICES

Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St Giles’: Sun 9th April at 6:30 pm. Anna Shackleton (soprano), Adrian Boorman (countertenor), Jon French (piano).

Mozart Requiem: on Good Friday, 14th April, at St Giles’ at 7:00 pm.

Easter Chess Tuition for Juniors: Free tuition at St Giles’ on Thursday 20th April and Friday 21st April from 10 am to 12 noon. Please note that this is an amendment to the notice in the magazine.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting: After the 10.30 am service on Sunday 23rd April, St Giles’ will hold its Annual vestry meeting and APCM. At the Vestry meeting the churchwardens for the coming year are elected and PCC members are elected at the APCM. PCC members serve for a period of three years so about a third of the elected members are voted onto the PCC in any year. The number of elected members on the PCC is governed by the size of the electoral roll. With over 100 members on our electoral roll, we are entitled to have 12 elected members; this is in addition to the ex-officio members. This year there are more vacancies than usual and the meeting can elect up to six PCC members. Every three years, the APCM also elects Deanery Synod members and 2017 is the year in which Deanery Synod elections are held. There are three representatives on the Deanery Synod. All members of the congregation who are on the electoral roll can attend and vote at the APCM. Members of the electoral roll who are communicant members of the church can stand as PCC and Deanery Synod representatives. If you are unsure if your name is on the electoral roll or want to be added, please speak to Jim Smith. The PCC meets six times a year, usually on a Wednesday evening. If you would be interested in finding out more about being a PCC member, please speak to Sarah-Jane White, the Vicar or one of the churchwardens (Maureen Chu or Joanne Russell).

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 2nd April – Alan Pyburn (Priest) (2014);

5th April – Maureen Owen (2011); Vi Wyatt (2014)

6th April – Christine Martin (2010)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Mothering Sunday

NOTICES

Mothering Sunday Lunch:There is a Parish lunch after the 10:30 am service on 26th Mar and everyone is warmly invited.The choir are providing the food.

April Parish Magazine is available in church from 26th Mar – do take a copy. We will be very grateful for contributions for the May magazine by 23rd April.

Services next Sunday, 2nd April (Fifth Sunday of Lent): 8:00 – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Palm Sunday, 9th April: 9:50 am – Blessing of Palms at St Giles’, followed by Parish Eucharist at St Margaret’s at 10:30 am.

Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St Giles’: Sun 9th April at 6:30 pm. Anna Shackleton (soprano), Adrian Boorman (countertenor), Jon French (piano).

Mozart Requiem: on Good Friday, 14th April, at St Giles’ at 7:00 pm.

Easter Chess Tuition for Juniors: Free tuition at St Giles’ on Thursday 20th April and Friday 21st April from 10 am to 12 noon. Please note that this is an amendment to the notice in the magazine.

Archdeacon’s Visitation: Every year, a formal “Visitation” is held under Canon G5 of the Canons of the Church of England. These events are held at a number of venues throughout the Archdeaconry, and include the Admission of Churchwardens in compliance with the Churchwardens Measure 2001. Clergy and other representatives from the parish are invited to attend and support Churchwardens as they are admitted to office at the Visitation, although they are not required to be present. If you would like to attend the service on Monday 8th May at 7:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, please put your name on the list in church by the end of March.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 3

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 26th March – Lucie Carr (2001);

30th March – Marilyn Blackwell (2006);

1st April – Shirley Ward Jones (2001); 2nd April – Alan Pyburn (2014)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for 19th March

NOTICES

Congratulations to Benjamin Grønlie, Nicolas Wilkel, Benjamin Woo, Max Gregory, Max Rutterford, and Gus Collier for their successes in recent RSCM examinations. Well done to Benji for winning a prize for his mark. Choristers will be presented with their certificates at a ceremony in Christ Church Cathedral in November.

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Rd: On Wednesday 22nd March at 9:30am the speaker will be Dr Paul Wood, OCMS Faculty. All welcome.

Lecture: Luther’s Legacy – Speaker: Prof Henrike Laehnemann. At Summertown URC Church, 3 pm on Friday 24th March. £5 at the door.

The Annunciation: Eucharist on Saturday 25th March, at St Margaret’s, at 9:00 am.

Services next Sunday, 26th March (Fourth Sunday of Lent/Mothering Sunday): 8:00 – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Calling all bakers: To raise funds for St Giles’ choirs, we are asking for members of the congregation to donate Simnel cakes so people can buy a slice of cake to go with their tea or coffee after the 10:30 am service on Mothering Sunday. (Any left-over cake can be finished up at the Mothering Sunday lunch.)

Mothering Sunday Lunch:There will be a Parish lunch after the 10:30 am service on 26th March and everyone is warmly invited.The choir will provide the food, but will be grateful if members of the congregation would like to donate drinks.

Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St Giles’: Sun 9th April at 6:30 pm (in place of Evensong). Anna Shackleton (soprano), Adrian Boorman (countertenor), Jon French (piano).

Archdeacon’s Visitation: Every year, a formal “Visitation” is held under Canon G5 of the Canons of the Church of England. These events are held at a number of venues throughout the Archdeaconry, and include the Admission of Churchwardens in compliance with the Churchwardens Measure 2001. Clergy and other representatives from the parish are invited to attend and support Churchwardens as they are admitted to office at the Visitation, although they are not required to be present. If you would like to attend the service on Monday 8th May at 7:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral, please put your name on the list in church.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 20th March – Jane Brereton (2000); Helen Murray (2003)

22nd March – Pauline Moon (2012);

24th March – Yvonne Simmons (2006); 25th March – Val Sillery (2009)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for 12th March

NOTICES

Funeral of Ann Taylor: This will take place at St Giles’ at 11:30 am on Wednesday, 15th March.

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Rd: On Wednesday 15th March at 9:30am the speaker will be Stephen Stringer, OCMS student. All welcome.

Services next Sunday, 19th March (Third Sunday of Lent): 8:00 – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Lecture: Luther’s Legacy – Speaker: Prof Henrike Laehnemann. At Summertown URC Church, 3 pm on Friday 24th March. £5 at the door.

Mothering Sunday Lunch:The choir are organising a Parish lunch after the 10:30 am service on 26th March and everyone is warmly invited.They will provide the food, but will be grateful if members of the congregation would like to donate drinks.

Concerts at Queen’s College Chapel: Featuring choral and instrumental music by Taverner, Tye, Vivaldi, Steffani, Cardoso and Leitão de Aviles. The music’s Lenten themes will be illuminated by icons by artists Alison Berrett, Nicholas Mynheer, Tim Steward and Roger Wagner. FREE – with donations from the voluntary retiring collections to go to Christian Aid, Médecins Sans Frontières and The Gatehouse. Tuesdays 4th and 11th April. Doors open at 6 pm; for disabled access telephone the Porters’ Lodge on OX 279120.

Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St Giles’: Sunday 9th April at 6:30 pm (in place of Evensong). Anna Shackleton (soprano), Adrian Boorman (countertenor), Jon French (piano).

SERVICES AND EVENTS AT ST GILES’ THIS WEEK

Monday 13th March 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Tuesday 14th March5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 15th March 11:30 am Funeral of Ann Taylor

12:30 pm Eucharist

5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Thursday 16th March 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Friday 17th March 1:15 pm Taizé Service

(St Patrick, Patron of Ireland, c 460) 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Sat 18th March (St Cyril of Jerusalem, 386)5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Sunday 19th March 8:00 am BCP Holy Communion

(the third sunday of lent) 10:30 am Holy Communion

6:30 pm Evensong

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP: Ann Taylor (23/2/2017)

Year’s Mind: 13th – Barbara Clear (2008)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for 5th March

NOTICES

Talk: Christian Communities in Migration– Speaker: Harvey Kwiyani. Mon 6th Mar, 5pm, Oxford Centre for Christianity & Culture, Regent’s Park College.

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Rd: On Wed 8th March at 9:30 am the speaker will be Fr Stephen Platt, Oxford Orthodox Church. All welcome.

An exploration into The Lord’s Prayer. Led by Revd Georgie Simpson and Revd Canon Robin Gibbons. Wed 8th Mar, 10 am-4 pm at St Giles’. £15. To book, contact Revd Georgie Simpson 07803 031977 or info@ocsg.uk.net

Cocoa and Compline at St Giles’: 9:30 pm on Thursday 9th March.

Services next Sunday, 12th March (Second Sunday of Lent): 8:00 – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Mothering Sunday Lunch:The choir are organising a Parish lunch after the 10:30 am service on 26th March and everyone is warmly invited.They will provide the food, but will be grateful if members of the congregation would like to donate drinks.

Concerts at Queen’s College Chapel: Featuring choral and instrumental music by Taverner, Tye, Vivaldi, Steffani, Cardoso and Leitão de Aviles. The music’s Lenten themes will be illuminated by icons by artists Alison Berrett, Nicholas Mynheer, Tim Steward and Roger Wagner. FREE – with donations from the voluntary retiring collections to go to Christian Aid, Médecins Sans Frontières and The Gatehouse. Tuesdays 4th and 11th April. Doors open at 6 pm; for disabled access telephone the Porters’ Lodge on OX 279120.

Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St Giles’: Sunday 9th April at 6:30 pm (in place of Evensong). Anna Shackleton (soprano), Adrian Boorman (countertenor), Jon French (piano).

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP: Anne Taylor (23/2/2017)

Year’s Mind: 5th – Cyril Warman (priest) (2001); 6th – Brenda Boughton (2012)

8th – Nanette Woolgar (2014)

Yours,

Andrew.

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