Notices for 1st October

Animal Service: 3:00 pm on Sunday 1st October.  Everyone welcome!

Chorister Open Afternoon: 4:30 pm on Sunday 1st October.  A chance to experience life as a chorister.   Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs now recruiting.  For girls and boys aged 6-14.

Priest and Pints: Tom Albinson will be at The Anchor from 7 pm on 1st Oct.

Next Sunday, 8th October (Trinity 17) at St Giles’: 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Choral Matins; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Next Sunday, 8th October (Trinity 17): Confirmation Service at St Margaret’s at 10:30 am.  Please pray for Claire, Iva, Joe, Alex and Dan as they prepare for their confirmation.

Road closures for Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday, 8th October: See details at https://goo.gl/B5sGfQ to aid your journey planning.

Thursday Lunchtime Talks in St Giles’ at 12:30pm.  The theme for this term is Building Community, beginning on Thursday 12th October with The Dynamics and Psychology of Building Community – Speaker: Anne Holmes.  During the series we will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances.  See posters for full details of all the talks.

David Gordon Trio Speaks Latin Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 14th October at St Giles’.  Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com.  Further information from Jean Darke on 01865 514575.


WHAT’S ON AT ST GILES’ this Week

Monday 2nd October                                 5:30 pm                                              Evening Prayer

Tuesday 3rd Oct (George Bell, 1958)           5:30 pm                                              Evening Prayer

Wednesday 4th October                          12:30 pm                                                       Eucharist

(St Francis of Assisi, 1226)                             5:30 pm                                              Evening Prayer

Thursday 5th October                               5:30 pm                                              Evening Prayer

Friday 6th October                                     1:15 pm                                                  Taizé Service

(William Tyndale, Translator, Martyr, 1536) 5:30 pm                                              Evening Prayer

Saturday 7th October                                5:30 pm                                              Evening Prayer

Sunday 8th October (Trinity 17)              8:00 am                                   BCP Holy Communion

10:30 am                                               Choral Matins

6:30 pm                                                        Evensong

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 1)

Sick:                        Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

1st October Pewsheet

 

Notices for 24th September – Harvest Festival

NOTICES

St Michael and All Angels: Eucharist with hymns on Friday 29th September at 8:00 pm at St Margaret’s.

Celebrating Hoagy Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 30th September at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5. See leaflets for full details of all the Concerts.

Next Sunday, 1st October (Trinity 16): 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 3:00 pm – Animal Service; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Priest and Pints: Tom Albinson will be at The Anchor from 7 pm on 1st Oct.

Choral Matins at St Giles’ on Sunday 8th October at 10:30 am.

Confirmation Service at St Margaret’s on Sunday 8th October at 10:30 am.

Thursday Lunch-time Talks in St Giles’ at 12:30pm. The theme for this term is Building Community, beginning on Thursday 12th October with The Dynamics and Psychology of Building Community – Speaker: Anne Holmes. During the series we will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances. This promises to be a fascinating set of talks, giving us insights from present (Grenfell Tower) and past (Indian Partition) and local situations. See poster for full details of all the talks.

David Gordon Trio Speaks Latin Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 14th October at St Giles’. See above for ticket prices, etc.

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 4)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 25th – Ken Matthews (2000); 25th – Charlie Boscott (2010)

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Trinity 15 Yr A Pr 20, Harvest Thanksgiving, 24-09-2017.doc

Reminder – Resources for members of the Benefice on Building Community

Dear Friends,

I sent out the e-mail below 10 days ago. I am sending it our again as I want to check if anyone would like to join a weekly Bible Study group associated with the Building Community theme. So far, I have had a number of requests but I would like to know if there are other potential participants who may had not read the full e-mail. Please let me know.

Andrew


This coming term there will be a series of different resources offered within the Benefice on the subject of Building Community.

Thursday Lunch-time Talks in St Giles at 12:30pm – The theme for this term is starts with the first talk on Thursday 12th October. We will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances. This promises to be a fascinating series giving us insights from present (Grenfell tower) and past (Indian partition) and local situations. Please see the attached poster for full details of the series of talks.

Prayer Stations – The prayer stations on Building community will go up jest before the start of the Thursday lunch-time talks. If you are unlikely to be able to visit St Giles whilst these are on display, please visit the St Giles web-site.

Bible Studies – On Sunday 15th October, the first of the weekly Bible studies on Building Community will be sent out to members of the Benefice who are on our mailing list. The theme of each week follows the same themes that will be on display in St Giles in the Prayer Stations. If you would like to join a group for this series of Bible studies, please let one of the clergy know and we will put together some study groups with a nominated leader.

Daily thoughts – A daily thought associated with the theme of the week’s Bible study will be sent out to members of the benefice on the mailing list. On some days, links will be provided to short videos which are related to the thought of the day.

Sermons in November – On the Sundays in November, the theme of the sermons at the 10:30am services in the Benefice will be on Building Community. Each week there will be a different preacher coming from a different kind of community. This series of sermons starts off with a representative of a religious communities. On Remembrance Sunday, the themed sermon at St Giles will be at Evensong.

The concept of community is important, not only in our secular society, and perhaps particularly relevant in the UK at this time, but also in the entire idea of what it is to be members of the church. We hope that what is being offering will be thought-provoking and will enhance our understanding of the importance of each of us being part of something bigger, more significant and life-giving, namely a community.

Yours,

Andrew, Georgie & Tom.

Autumn2017.docx

Notices for 17th September

NOTICES

Candle-lit Vigil for Peace in Palestine and Israel: on Wed 20th Sept at 6:30 pm in St Giles’. Prayers and silent reflection, followed by refreshments.

Next Sunday, 24th September (Trinity 15) (Harvest Thanksgiving): 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

St Michael and All Angels: Eucharist with hymns on Friday 29th September at 8:00 pm at St Margaret’s.

Celebrating Hoagy concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 30th September at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5. See leaflets for full details of all the Concerts.

Animal Service: 3 pm on Sunday 1st October.

Priest and Pints: Tom Albinson will be at The Anchor from 7 pm on 1st Oct.

Choral Matins at St Giles’ on Sunday 8th October at 10:30 am.

Confirmation Service at St Margaret’s on Sunday 8th October at 10:30 am.

Thursday Lunchtime Talks in St Giles’ at 12:30 pm. The theme is Building Community, beginning on Thursday 12th October with The Dynamics and Psychology of Building Community – Speaker: Anne Holmes. During the series we will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances. This promises to be a fascinating set of talks, giving us insights from present (Grenfell Tower) and past (Indian Partition) and local situations. See poster for full details of all the talks.

David Gordon Trio Speaks Latin Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 14th October at St Giles’. See above for ticket prices, etc.

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 3)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 17th – Derek Shaw (2003); 19th – Marcus Saville-Deane (priest) (2004)
23rd – Stephen Sawford (2012)

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Trinity 14 Yr A Pr 19, 17-09-2017.doc

Resources for members of the Benefice on Building Community

Dear Friends,

This coming term there will be a series of different resources offered within the Benefice on the subject of Building Community.

Thursday Lunch-time Talks in St Giles at 12:30pm – The theme for this term is starts with the first talk on Thursday 12th October. We will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances. This promises to be a fascinating series giving us insights from present (Grenfell tower) and past (Indian partition) and local situations. Please see the attached poster for full details of the series of talks.

Prayer Stations – The prayer stations on Building community will go up jest before the start of the Thursday lunch-time talks. If you are unlikely to be able to visit St Giles whilst these are on display, please visit the St Giles web-site.

Bible Studies – On Sunday 15th October, the first of the weekly Bible studies on Building Community will be sent out to members of the Benefice who are on our mailing list. The theme of each week follows the same themes that will be on display in St Giles in the Prayer Stations. If you would like to join a group for this series of Bible studies, please let one of the clergy know and we will put together some study groups with a nominated leader.

Daily thoughts – A daily thought associated with the theme of the week’s Bible study will be sent out to members of the benefice on the mailing list. On some days, links will be provided to short videos which are related to the thought of the day.

Sermons in November – On the Sundays in November, the theme of the sermons at the 10:30am services in the Benefice will be on Building Community. Each week there will be a different preacher coming from a different kind of community. This series of sermons starts off with a representative of a religious communities. On Remembrance Sunday, the themed sermon at St Giles will be at Evensong.

The concept of community is important, not only in our secular society, and perhaps particularly relevant in the UK at this time, but also in the entire idea of what it is to be members of the church. We hope that what is being offering will be thought-provoking and will enhance our understanding of the importance of each of us being part of something bigger, more significant and life-giving, namely a community.

Yours,

Andrew, Georgie & Tom.

Autumn2017.docx

Notices for 10th September

NOTICES

Sunday 10th September at 12:30pm – Shared Parish Lunch in the Vicarage Garden. Please come and bring some food to share.

The Gatehouse is appealing for contributions for Christmas presents for the homeless and vulnerably housed. They need donations of new pants (90% of users are male), socks, hats, gloves, scarves and bars of chocolate. They hope to be able to give each user of the project at least one present (they are currently averaging 385 visits a week). Donations can be delivered from now onwards to St Giles’ Parish Rooms, 4-7 pm Mondays-Fridays, and 3-6pm on Sundays. The community gift wrapping event is due to be held on Wed 20th Dec, 11 am-3 pm, in St Giles Parish Rooms. All are welcome, including children (with a responsible adult). No need to book, just turn up!

Next Sunday, 17th September (Trinity 14): 8 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Harvest Thanksgiving: 10:30 am on Sunday 24th September.

St Michael and All Angels: Eucharist with hymns on Friday 29th September at 8:00 pm at St Margaret’s.

Jazz at St Giles’ – Jean Darke writes: Autumn Series 5 will be kicking off again on Sat 30th Sept at 7:30 pm with an absolutely delightful concert paying tribute to the great American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, composer of evergreen melodies such as Stardust; The Nearness of You; Georgia; Skylark; The Old Lamplighter; How Little we Know, etc, so many of which featured in memorable vintage black and white movies starring the late great Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall etc. The Chris Ingham quartet, whose tribute programme was awarded 5 stars by The Sunday Times, The Times, and The Guardian “for a truly memorable evening”, will provide a gently nostalgic beginning to another “highly acclaimed series” (Oxford Times). For further programme billing go to the lively web site jazzatstgiles.com – where you can play sample performance videos of the other outstanding international artists appearing – a good way to choose which events you would like to attend. Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite, or at the door on the night. Help us to exceed the amazing total (not far short of £6,000) we raised with the last Autumn series for War Child and Save the Children – and this year for Project 900.

Animal Service: 3 pm on Sunday 1st October.

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 2)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford, Kat Horne

RIP:

Year’s Mind:

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Trinity 13 Yr A Pr 18, 10-09-2017.doc

Notices for 3rd September – Our Patronal Festival

NOTICES

Dennis Shaw, CBE: Dennis died on Tuesday 25th July. His ashes will be interred at St Giles’ on Sunday 3rd September after the 10:30 am service.

Blessing of the Fair service: This takes place in St Giles Road at 5 pm on Sunday 3rd September.

Priest and Pints: Tom Albinson will be at The Royal Oak at 7:45 pm on Sunday 3rd September. Do join him!

St Giles’ Fair: Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help.

Ride and Stride – 9th September; and Oxford Open Doors – 9th and 10th September. Assistance will be needed for these two worthwhile and enjoyable events – please add your name to the sign-up sheets. Do also take a look at the OHCT website to link to the Oxford Walk map featuring St Giles’. This year one of the leading participants on the Oxford Walk will be Revd Canon Edmund Newey, Sub Dean of Christ Church, who will be walking, with his family, to six churches in central Oxford. Joyously he will be celebrating that OHCT supports congregations of all Christian faiths, so his walk will include a Baptist and Methodist church. The walk is less than three miles so is ideal for families or those who are limited by time available or their knees or hips or both! If you would like to participate in Ride and Stride and join Edmund to raise essential funds for OHCT please go to https://ohct.org.uk/ride-stride/oxford-walk/ to sign up and download the Oxford Walk route

Next Sunday, 10th September (The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity): 8 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am –Holy Communion and Baptism; 6:30 pm – Evensong. There will be a Shared Parish Lunch at the Vicarage after the 10:30 am service.

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 1)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP: Dennis Shaw (25/7/2017)

Year’s Mind: 6th – Alan Oxley (2009); 7th – Mary Eileen Wheeler (1997)

Yours,

Andrew.

SG Trinity 12 Yr A Pr 17, 03-09-2017.doc