Project900 Roof Appeal Campaign: Congregation/Friends – £5,605 raised since Campaign Appeal to the congregation; Concerts – Autumn Jazz series is attracting record audiences; Trusts – £10,000 Pledge received from a Trust; Total – £58,019 from a target of £120,000. Rod Nixon, Assistant Treasurer
Gatehouse Calendars: Margaret Williamson has a supply of calendars for sale at £5 (all proceeds to the Gatehouse Wednesday Art Group).
Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 30th November – Church and Community nourishing each other? Speakers: Andrew Bunch, Tom Albinson and Georgie Simpson.
Sunday 3rd Dec, (The First Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion;10:30 am -Holy Communion; 6 pm at St Margaret’s – Advent Carols; 6:30 pm – Evensong.
Benefice Advent Carol Service: 6 pm, Sunday 3rd December at St Margaret’s with the choirs of both churches. This year, in addition to celebrating the start of the new church year, we are also marking the 20th anniversary since Andrew Bunch was installed as Vicar. There will be refreshments after the service.
Brickwork Lizards Concert: 7:30 pm, Saturday 9th December at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com.
Christmas Toys/Games Collection: We hope to collect new or homemade toys/games/books etc for children (babies to teenagers) for distribution by the Salvation Army to needy homes in Oxford. There will be a basket at the back of the church for unwrapped gifts each Sunday up to 10th December. (Gifts for older children are always tricky but toiletries, lip balm, trendy tights/socks and gloves, and fashion jewellery would be appreciated.)
Chorister Concert at 12 noon on Sunday 10th Dec: Do put the date in your diary.
Carols Round the Tree: On Saturday 16th December at 4:30 pm at St Giles’.
Carol Service by Candlelight: On Sunday 17th December at 6:30 pm at St Giles’.
The Gatehouse is asking for presents for the homeless and vulnerably housed. They would like donations of new pants (90% of users are male) socks, hats, gloves, scarves and chocolate bars. They hope to be able to give each user of the project at least one present. Donations can be left in the box in church, or delivered to St Giles’ Parish Rooms from 4-7 pm, Monday-Friday and 3-6pm on Sunday.
Choral Evensong: St Giles’ Choir will sing Evensong in Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 13th January 2018, at 4:00 pm.
Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 1)
Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford, Gerald Simmons
RIP: 6th November – Nancy Bower
Year’s Mind: 28th Nov – David Bunn (2014)