Notices for Sunday 22nd April

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place after this service next Sunday, 29th April.  We will receive reports covering the past year, and also elect members of the PCC.  If you would like to consider standing for the PCC, please speak to the Vicar, Churchwardens or Sarah-Jane White.

NOTICES

Holy Week 2018: The text and recordings of Angela Tilby’s addresses can be found at https://wp.me/P7ksLG-YZ  (For anyone who cannot access the internet, we are also hoping to print them in Parish News in due course.)

Experiencing Resurrection Exhibition at St Giles’: Paintings by Nicholas Mynheer and Robert Wright, 14th April-20th May.  Weekdays: Noon to 2 pm; Saturdays: 2-5 pm (except 12th and 19th May); Sundays: Noon to 4 pm.

Sunday 29th April (The Fifth Sunday of Easter): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm –Evensong.

Experiencing Resurrection Talks: Thursdays, 12:30 pm, at St Giles’.  26th April – The Empty Tomb, Speaker: Nicholas Mynheer; 3rd May – The Walk to Emmaus, Speaker: Hugh Wybrew; 10thChrist our Morning Star, Speaker: Robin Gibbons; 17thEncountering the Divine?, Speaker: Andrew Bunch.

A Musical Banquet: Adrian Boorman – Countertenor; Malcolm Pearce – Harpsichord; Tricia Warhurst – Viola da Gamba/Baroque Guitar.  Sat 28th April, 7:30 pm, at St Giles’.  £12/£10 concessions/£8 students/£5 children under 10.

Chamber Choir of LMH Concert: 7:30 pm on Monday 30th April at St Giles’.  Tickets: £10/£8 concessions/£4 students.

Services on Sunday 6th May (The Sixth Sunday of Easter): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Choral Matins; 4:30 pm – Evensong and Rogation Procession round the parish.

St Giles’ Choir will sing in Coventry Cathedral on 23rd June 2018 at 4:00 pm. Please contact Nicholas Prozzillo if you wish to join the coach party.

Save the date: On 8th July, after the 10:30 am service, St Giles’ and St Margaret’s will be having a cricket match at St Edward’s School.  If you would like to play, please let Tom know.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Bernard Masterman

RIP:

Year’s Mind:    25th April – Julie Pusey (1999)

 

Yours,

Andrew.

 

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Notices for 15th April

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place after this service on Sunday 29th April.  We will receive reports covering the past year, and also elect members of the PCC.  If you would like to consider standing for the PCC, please speak to the Vicar, Churchwardens or Sarah-Jane White.

 

NOTICES

Holy Week 2018: The text and recordings of Angela Tilby’s addresses can be found at https://wp.me/P7ksLG-YZ  (For anyone who cannot access the internet, we are also hoping to print them in Parish News in due course.)

Experiencing Resurrection Exhibition at St Giles’: Paintings by Nicholas Mynheer and Robert Wright, 14th April-20th May.  Weekdays: Noon to 2 pm; Saturdays: 2-5 pm (except 12th and 19th May); Sundays: Noon to 4 pm.

Volunteers still required to steward the exhibition: Slots available 2-5 pm on some Saturdays and 12-4 pm on some Sundays.  Or perhaps you could do a weekday afternoon.  Offers to Margaret –mcwilliamson1@btinternet.com or 01865 372498

Sunday 22nd April (The Fourth Sunday of Easter): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm –Evensong.

Experiencing Resurrection Talks: Thursdays, 12:30 pm, at St Giles’.  19th April – Iconic Gaze: The Divine Exchange, Speaker: Beau Stevenson; 26th – The Empty Tomb, Speaker: Nicholas Mynheer; 3rd May – The Walk to Emmaus, Speaker: Hugh Wybrew; 10th – Christ our Morning Star, Speaker: Robin Gibbons; 17th – Encountering the Divine?, Speaker: Andrew Bunch.

A Musical Banquet: Adrian Boorman – Countertenor; Malcolm Pearce – Harpsichord; Tricia Warhurst – Viola da Gamba/Baroque Guitar.  Sat 28th April, 7:30 pm, at St Giles’.  £12/£10 concessions/£8 students/£5 children under 10.

St Giles’ Choir will sing in Coventry Cathedral on 23rd June 2018 at 4:00 pm. Please contact Nicholas Prozzillo if you wish to join the coach party.

Save the date: On 8th July, after the 10:30 am service, St Giles’ and St Margaret’s will be having a cricket match at St Edward’s School.  If you would like to play, please let Tom know.

 

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Bernard Masterman

RIP:

Year’s Mind:    19th – Winifred Broughton (2012); Aiko Tjebbes (2015); 20th – Roy Manley (1999);
21st – Simone Wooldridge (2000); Stuart Brand (Priest) (2017)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Sunday 8th April

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place after this service on Sunday 29th April.  We will receive reports covering the past year, and also elect members of the PCC.  If you would like to consider standing for the PCC, please speak to the Vicar, Churchwardens or Sarah-Jane White.

 

NOTICES

Holy Week 2018: The text and recordings of Angela’s addresses can be found at https://wp.me/P7ksLG-YZ

The Oxford Lent Concerts raised £1,833.42 through the voluntary retiring collection which means that The Gatehouse and Médecins sans Frontières will each receive £916.71Jonathan and Jan Spurlock

Priest and Pints is starting up again, meeting after St Giles’ Evensong on 8th April in The Royal Oak, Woodstock RoadCome along for a pint or two and some conversation with Tom Albinson.  (Please note: Priest and Pints will revert to the first Sunday of the month from May.)

Experiencing Resurrection Exhibition: An exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Mynheer and Robert Wright in St Giles’ Church, 14th April to 20th May.  Weekdays: Noon to 2 pm; Saturdays: 2-5 pm (except 12th and 19th May); Sundays: Noon to 4 pm.

Volunteers required for the exhibition: Could you offer some stewarding?  Slots available 2-5 pm on three Saturdays and 12-4 pm on six Sundays beginning next weekend.  Maybe you could even ‘adopt’ one afternoon. Offers to Margaret –mcwilliamson1@btinternet.com or 01865 372498

Sunday 15th April (The Third Sunday of Easter): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm –Evensong.

Experiencing Resurrection Talks: 12:30 pm on Thursdays at St Giles’.  19th April – Iconic Gaze: The Divine Exchange, Speaker: Beau Stevenson; 26th April – The Empty Tomb, Speaker: Nicholas Mynheer; 3rd May – The Walk to Emmaus, Speaker: Hugh Wybrew; 10th May – Christ our Morning Star, Speaker: Robin Gibbons; 17th May – Encountering the Divine?, Speaker: Andrew Bunch.

St Giles’ Choir will sing in Coventry Cathedral on 23rd June 2018 at 16:00. Please contact Nicholas Prozzillo if you wish to join the coach party.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Bernard Masterman

 

Yours,

Andrew.

 

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Notices for Easter

Roof Appeal Update: Thanks to the great contribution from the congregation and the concerts and now to a good response from trusts, the end of the roof campaign is in sight. It will take a month or two for cheques from some of the successful applications to be received, and we hope that the remaining applications will complete the appeal. This will take time as some of the trusts only consider applications at long intervals. We will let you know when we have firm figures. Catherine Hilliard and Robin Harland

NOTICES

Electoral Roll revision: If you would like to be added to the Electoral Roll, please speak to the Vicar or Jim Smith.

Rose Garden:Many thanks to the parent of the former Chorister who has designed and planted up the Rose bed in the South Churchyard. His modesty prevents us from thanking him by name – but he has asked if the congregation could supply a couple of bags of horse manure to help the plants flourish. I’m sure we would like to respond to this request – please contact Nicholas or a Churchwarden if you can help.

Sunday 8th April (The Second Sunday of Easter): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm –Evensong (no choir).

Priest and Pints is starting up again, meeting after St Giles’ Evensong on 8th April in The Royal Oak, Woodstock Road. Come along for a pint or two and some conversation with Tom Albinson. (Please note: Priest and Pints will revert to the first Sunday of the month from May.)

Experiencing Resurrection Exhibition: An exhibition of paintings by Nicholas Mynheer and Robert Wright in St Giles’ Church, 14th April to 20th May. Weekdays: Noon to 2 pm; Saturdays: 2-5 pm (except 12th and 19th May); Sundays: Noon to 4 pm.

Experiencing Resurrection Talks: 12:30 pm on Thursdays at St Giles’. 19th April – Iconic Gaze: The Divine Exchange, Speaker: Beau Stevenson; 26th AprilThe Empty Tomb, Speaker: Nicholas Mynheer; 3rd MayThe Walk to Emmaus, Speaker: Hugh Wybrew; 10th MayChrist our Morning Star, Speaker: Robin Gibbons; 17th MayEncountering the Divine?, Speaker: Andrew Bunch.

St Giles’ Choir will sing in Coventry Cathedral on 23rd June 2018 at 16:00. Please contact Nicholas Prozzillo if you wish to join the coach party.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 3

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Bernard Masterman

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 1st April – Shirley Ward Jones (2001); 2nd – Alan Pyburn (Priest) (2014);
5th – Maureen Owen (2011); Vi Wyatt (2014); 6th – Christine Martin (2010)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Holy Week

Notices

Easter Flowers: If you would like to make a donation for Easter flowers to remember family or friends, please place your contribution in the box at the back of the church, together with the names of those you would like to commemorate. Many thanks. Mary Whitlock

Electoral Roll revision: If you would like to be added to the Electoral Roll, please speak to the Vicar or Jim Smith.

St Giles’ Choir will sing in Coventry Cathedral on 23rd June 2018 at 16:00. Please contact Nicholas Prozzillo if you wish to join the coach party.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER AT ST GILES’ AND ST MARGARET’S

Monday 26th March

8:00 pm Eucharistand Address at St Margaret’s

Tuesday 27th March

8:00 pm Eucharistand Address at St Margaret’s

Wednesday 28th March

12:30 pm Eucharist at St Giles’

8:00 pm Eucharistand Address at St Margaret’s

Maundy Thursday 29th March

12:30 pm Eucharist St Giles’

8:00 pm Sung Eucharist and Address St Margaret’s

Good Friday 30th March

10:30 am Matins and The Litany St Giles’

Noon Meditations St Margaret’s

1:30 pm Solemn Liturgy St Margaret’s

7:00 pm Mozart Requiem St Giles’

Holy Saturday 31st March

6:00 pm Easter Vigil (said) St Margaret’s

9:00 pm Service of Light and First Eucharist of Easter St Margaret’s

Easter Day 1st April

8:00 am Holy Communion St Giles’ & St Margaret’s

10:30 am Holy Communion St Giles’

10:30 am Parish Eucharist St Margaret’s

6:00 pm Evening Prayer St Margaret’s

6:30 pm Evensong St Giles’

Experiencing Resurrection

An exhibition of paintings by
Nick Mynheer and Robert Wright

14th April to 20th May at St Giles’ Church

Weekdays: 12 Noon to 2:00 pm

Saturdays: 2:00-5:00 pm
(except 12th and 19th May)

Sundays: 12 noon to 4:00 pm

There is also a series of Talks at 12:30 pm on Thursdays throughout the exhibition

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Bernard Masterman

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 21st – Reginald Drury Hodgson (1918); 25th – Val Sillery (2009);
26th – Lucie Carr (2001); 30th – Marilyn Blackwell (2006)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Sunday 18th March

NOTICES

PALM SUNDAY (25th MARCH)

9:50 am        Blessing of Palms at St Margaret’s Church,

                     followed by procession to St Giles’

10:30 am      Parish Holy Communion at St Giles’. 

                     NB: No 10:30 am service at St Margaret’s on Palm Sunday

6:30 pm        Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St Giles’ (in place of Evensong)

 

Easter Flowers: If you would like to make a donation for Easter flowers to remember family or friends, please place your contribution in the box at the back of the church, together with the names of those you would like to commemorate.  Many thanks.                      Mary Whitlock.

Lent Concerts: 20th and 27th March in The Queen’s College Chapel.  Theme: Prophecy and PassionThe FREE concerts will feature choral and instrumental music as well as visual art.  All welcome.    Jonathan and Jan Spurlock Stockland

Saturday 24th March at Corpus Christi College, Oxford: Stanley Spencer’s Christ in the Wilderness – Reflections led by Bishop Stephen Cotterell.  10:00 am-4 pm.  £35 including refreshments (concessions may be available).  For more information, please contact Revd Georgie Simpson 07803 031977; http://www.ocsg.uk.net or email info@ocsg.uk.net

Sunday 25th March (Palm Sunday): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 9:50 am – Blessing of Palms at St Margaret’s, followed by Procession to St Giles’; 10:30 am – Benefice Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Pergolesi Stabat Mater.

Holy Week

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week: 8:00 pm –Eucharist and Sermon at St Margaret’s.

Maundy Thursday: 12:30 pm – Eucharist at St Giles’; 8:00 pm – Sung Eucharist at St Margaret’s.

 Good Friday: 10:30 am – Matins and The Litany at St Giles’; 1:30 pm – Solemn Liturgy at St Margaret’s;

7:00 pm – Mozart Requiem at St Giles’ (Admission £12/£10/£8/£5)

 

Electoral Roll revision: If you would like to be added to the Electoral Roll, please speak to the Vicar or Jim Smith.

St Giles’ Choir will sing in Coventry Cathedral on 23rd June 2018 at 16:00. Please contact Nicholas Prozzillo if you wish to join the coach party.

 

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Bernard Masterman

RIP:

Year’s Mind:    12th March – Thomas Parker George (1918); 20th – Helen Murray (2003);
20th – Jane Brereton (2000); 22nd – Pauline Moon (2012);
24th – Yvonne Simmons (2006); 24th – Val Sillery (2009)

 

Yours,

Andrew.

 

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Notices for 11th March – 🌺 Mothering Sunday

NOTICES

Remembering the Great War: THOMAS PARKER GEORGE, Chaplain to the Forces.  Died 12th March 1918, aged 48.  Burial place in West Africa unknown.

Friday 16th March, 2:15pm – Funeral of Tom Darby.

Sunday 18th March (Lent 5) (Passiontide begins): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion.  6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

Saturday 24th March at Corpus Christi College, Oxford: Stanley Spencer’s Christ in the Wilderness – Reflections led by Bishop Stephen Cotterell.  10:00 am-4 pm.  £35 including refreshments (concessions may be available).  For more information, please contact Revd Georgie Simpson 07803 031977; http://www.ocsg.uk.net or email info@ocsg.uk.net

PALM SUNDAY (25th MARCH)

9:50 am        Blessing of Palms at St Margaret’s Church,

                     followed by procession to St Giles’

10:30 am      Parish Holy Communion at St Giles’. 

                     NB: No 10:30 am service at St Margaret’s on Palm Sunday

6:30 pm        Pergolesi Stabat Mater at St Giles’ (in place of Evensong)

Easter Flowers: If you would like to make a donation for Easter flowers to remember family or friends, please place your contribution in the box at the back of the church, together with the names of those you would like to commemorate.  Many thanks.                                        Mary Whitlock.

Lent Concerts: Please mark the last two Tuesdays before Easter – March 20th and March 27th – in your diaries.  The theme is Prophecy and Passion.  The concerts, which as always are FREE, will take place in The Queen’s College Chapel and will feature stunning choral and instrumental music as well as visual art.  Everyone is welcome.                                           Jonathan and Jan Spurlock Stockland

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week: 8:00 pm –Eucharist an d Address at St Margaret’s.

Maundy Thursday: 12:30 pm – Eucharist at St Giles’; 8:00 pm – Sung Eucharist at St Margaret’s. 

Good Friday: 10:30 am – Matins and The Litany at St Giles’; 1:30 pm – Solemn Liturgy at St Margaret’s; 7:00 pm – Mozart Requiem at St Giles’ (Admission £12/£10/£8/£5)

 

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson

RIP:             Tom Darby (24/2/2018)

Year’s Mind:    12th March – Thomas Parker George (1918);
13th March – Barbara Clear (2008); 17th March – Oliver Heaton (2013)

Yours,

Andrew.

 

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Notices for Sunday 4th March

The service will be followed by a short Chorister Concert and choir-led Bring and Share Parish Lunch in the Parish Rooms.  All are welcome.  If possible, please bring some food and drink to share.

NOTICES

Flowers in church: The flowers in church today are given by Jim Smith in loving memory of his wife, Sumi.

Sunday 11th March (Lent 4) (Mothering Sunday): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion.  6:30 pm – Evensong.

Sunday 11th March: We would like to be able to offer traditional Simnel cake with coffee after the Mothering Sunday service and would welcome offers of cake.  As we did last year, we will ask for donations for coffee and cake, with any money raised going to the choir.           Mary Whitlock

Saturday 24th March at Corpus Christi College, Oxford: Stanley Spencer’s Christ in the Wilderness – Reflections led by Bishop Stephen Cotterell.  10:00 am-4 pm.  £35 including refreshments (concessions may be available).  For more information, please contact Revd Georgie Simpson 07803 031977; http://www.ocsg.uk.net or email info@ocsg.uk.net

Holy Week 2018 is going to be a special time for the Benefice, as Angela Tilby is coming to be our guest preacher throughout Holy Week.  So please put 25 March to 1 April in your diary.  Throughout Holy Week, there will be our regular pattern of services at St Margaret’s and this will include a set of meditations on Good Friday.  On Palm Sunday and Easter Day she will be preaching at St Giles. Angela has chosen the title for this series of talks to be “The death of God.”

 

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 3

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson

RIP:             Tom Darby

Year’s Mind:  4th – Sumie Smith (2011), 4th – Robin Alden (2014)

5th – Cyril Warman (2001); 6th – Brenda Boughton (2012)

 

 

Yours,

Andrew.

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Financial giving to St Giles

Dear friends,

I am very pleased to report that donations to Project900 for the roof repair went well in 2017. We are now making applications to charitable trusts for the shortfall, which is around £17,000. Currently, it looks as if we are on track to carry out the repairs this coming summer.

Getting to this point has caused some strain on the general finances of the church, and the as yet unexamined accounts for 2017 show a deficit of £7000. So, this year (2018) we need to shift the focus for our finances from Project900 to covering general expenditure.

The PCC agreed a budget at its meeting in January. There have been increases in various items of our running costs in the last few years. Your generosity made our planned giving campaign several years ago very successful and we raised our income by £15,000. But with our current budget we see now that we need to raise our level of giving by £4000 to remain in a good state of financial health.

So, I write to thank you for your generosity in the recent past and to ask whether you would be willing to review your current level of giving, and help us close our funding gap in 2018?

With very best wishes,

Andrew.

Notices for Sunday 25th February

NOTICES

This Sunday at the Choral Evensong we will be giving thanks for the charitable giving that comes from St Giles, particularly noting the work of the Susan Kidd Charity and the money raised from the Jazz concerts. The recipients of grants from the Susan Kidd charity are invited to attend… it would be lovely if members of the congregation could welcome them at this service. Andrew.

Chorister garden: We have now been given permission to create a rose garden on the south-facing wall of the church. We are therefore asking all choristers, past and present (and their parents) to consider donating a rose (bush, shrub or climber) in shades of white, pink or red. We will then create a small copper sign, to be placed in front of the relevant rose, with the name of the chorister and the years that he or she sang at St Giles’. We are also keen to receive rose plants (or donations) from parishioners, who would likewise have a copper sign with their name. Please give all donations of plants or money to Nicholas Prozzillo by the end of February.

Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held at St Mary Magdalen Church on Friday 2nd March from 12-1 pm. Praying for Suriname. A service for everyone.

Sunday 4th March (Lent 3): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am -Holy Communion, followed by Chorister Concert and choir-led Bring and Share Parish Lunch in the Parish Rooms. All welcome. Please bring some food and drink to share. 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

Sunday 11th March: We would like to be able to offer traditional Simnel cake with coffee after the Mothering Sunday service and would welcome offers of cake. As we did last year, we will ask for donations for coffee and cake, with any money raised going to the choir. Mary Whitlock

Saturday 24th March at Corpus Christi College, Oxford: Stanley Spencer’s Christ in the Wilderness – Reflections led by Bishop Stephen Cotterell. 10:00 am-4 pm. £35 including refreshments (concessions may be available). For more information, please contact Revd Georgie Simpson 07803 031977; http://www.ocsg.uk.net or email info@ocsg.uk.net

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 25th February – Olive Sayce (2013); 26th – Adrian Hollis (2013)
27th – Suheil Musallam (2010); 1st March – Marjorie Booth (2000)

Yours,

Andrew.

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