Notices for Sunday 26th November

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

NOTICES

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)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Sunday 19th November

NOTICES

RSCM Examinations: Congratulations to Gus, Max, Max, Nicolas, Benjamin, Benjamin (Silver), Eva, Eve, Mia, and Sunniva on receiving their RSCM certificates at Christ Church Cathedral last Saturday. At the award ceremony choristers had the opportunity to sing with the cathedral choir. Well done!

Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 23rd November – Nurturing the Life of a Community.

Sunday 26th Nov, Christ the King (The Sunday Next Before Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion;10:30 am -Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Advent Carols at St Margaret’s: On Sunday 3rd December at 6:00 pm.

Brickwork Lizards Concert: 7:30 pm, Sat 9th Dec at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com.

Christmas Toys and 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 so 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 Sun 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 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 to St Giles’ Parish Rooms from 4-7 pm, Monday-Friday and 3-6pm on Sunday. Their community Christmas present wrapping event will be held on Wed 20th Dec, 11 am-3 pm in the Parish Rooms. All are welcome: just turn up to help!

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 4)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford, Gerald Simmons

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 19th Nov – Islay Doncaster (2015); 20th – Ossie Haworth Booth (2002)

22nd – Neville Wilkinson (2002); 22nd – Joan Peacock (2014)

23rd – Mary Stanley (2016); 24th – Richard Browne (2010)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Holy Week 2018 – Save the dates

Holy Week 2018

I want to alert you to plans which are being put in place for our celebration of Holy Week in 2018, starting on Sunday Palm Sunday (25th March) and ending on Easter Day (1st April). Angela Tilby will be our invited preacher and her plan for Holy week is as follows:

THEME: ‘The End of God’ with Angela Tilby

The Christian faith is in decline in Britain. Surveys in recent years have shown that the majority of the population claim to have no religion. During this Holy Week Angela Tilby addresses some of the reasons for this loss of faith and explores what it might mean for those who persist in believing (or at least in trying to believe). The drama of Holy Week is the back drop for a new exploration of the basics of Christian faith, and a new challenge to take up the Christian life in the confidence that it rings true in the depths and heights of our humanity.

Palm Sunday Eucharist

Address ‘The end of the road’

Eucharist or Compline on Monday

Address: ‘The end of faith’

Eucharist or Compline on Tuesday

Address: ‘The end of reason’

Eucharist or Compline on Wednesday

Address: ‘The end of freedom’

Maundy Thursday Eucharist

Address: ‘The end of humanity’

Good Friday

Three Addresses with hymns and readings

  1. The empty cross
  2. The crucifix
  3. The nine pointed cross

Service of Light and First Eucharist of Easter

Address: ‘The end of time’

Easter Sunday

Address: ‘The end of ends’

Please do put these dates in your diary…

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for Remembrance Sunday

NOTICES

Organ Scholar: We welcome James Fellows as our Senior Organ Scholar.

Lunchtime Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 16th November – Creating a Community of Different Faiths. Speaker: Revd Bruce Gillingham.

The Oxley Meier Guitar Project Concert: 7:30 pm, Saturday 18th November at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com. Further information from Jean Darke (01865 514575).

Sunday, 19th November, the Second Sunday before Advent: 8:00 am – Holy Communion;10:30 am -Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

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. Further information from Jean Darke (01865 514575).

Chorister Concert: On Sunday 10th December at 12 noon there will be a short concert. Do put the date in your diary and come and support our young musicians.

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 3)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 16th November – Joan Spencer (2005)

Sunday

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for November 5th

Fundraising for our much-needed roof repair:

There will be an important meeting to launch the roof fundraising appeal on Sunday 5th November, after the 10:30 am Communion service, beginning at c. 11:45 am. We will outline the cost of the repairs, the strategies for raising these sums and explain how YOU can help to preserve St Giles’ for future generations. Please spread the word about this meeting to all who attend or have an interest in our historic church.

Joanne Russell, Churchwarden

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Church flowers: The flowers in church this Sunday are given by Jean Darke, in loving memory of her husband, Geoffrey Darke.

Lunchtime Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 9th November – Grenfell: Why we need a Parish Church. Speaker: Alan Everett.

The Poetry of War – A reflective study day: 10 am-4 pm at Corpus Christi College, Sat 11th Nov. £35 including refreshments (concessions may be available). Info: Revd Georgie Simpson – 07803 031977 or http://www.ocsg.uk.net or Email info@ocsg.uk.net.

Remembrance Sunday, 12th November: 8 am – Holy Communion;11:00 am -Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, followed by a shortened Holy Communion in St Giles’; 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

The Oxley Meier Guitar Project Concert: 7:30 pm, Saturday 18th November at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com. Further information from Jean Darke (01865 514575).

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. Further information from Jean Darke (01865 514575).

Chorister Concert: On Sunday 10th December at 12 noon there will be a short concert. Do put the date in your diary and come and support our young musicians.

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 2)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 5th Nov – Denis Minayev (2013);
8th Nov – Geoffrey Darke (2011);
10th Nov – Margaret Ellis (2006)

Yours,

Andrew.

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St Giles Notices for 29th October

Fundraising for our much-needed roof repair:

There will be an important meeting to launch the roof fundraising appeal on Sunday 5th November, after the 10:30 am Communion service, beginning at c. 11:45 am. We will outline the cost of the repairs, the strategies for raising these sums and explain how YOU can help to preserve St Giles’ for future generations. Please spread the word about this meeting to all who attend or have an interest in our historic church.

Joanne Russell, Churchwarden

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Peal: A peal of Stedman Triples was successfully completed on St Giles’ bells on Sunday 22nd October by a band of ringers mostly from around Oxford, including John Pusey and Andrew Freer from the St Giles’ band, in 2 hours 52 minutes – the full extent of the possible 5040 changes on seven bells, each rung once and only once, and with the tenor bell striking last in every change.

Lunchtime Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 2nd November – Making and Breaking Community in 20th Century India. Speaker: Judith Brown.

Simply Marvellous – Tommaso Starace Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 4th November at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com. Further information from Jean Darke (01865 514575).

Sunday, 5th Nov (All Saints’ Sunday): 8 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Holy Communion, followed by Roof Repair Meeting; 6:30 pm – All Souls’ Fauré Requiem Eucharist. (There is a sign-up sheet for you to add the names of those you would like to be remembered at this service.)

The Poetry of War – A reflective study day: 10 am-4 pm at Corpus Christi College, Sat 11th Nov. £35 incl refreshments (concessions may be available). Info: Revd Georgie Simpson – 07803 031977 or http://www.ocsg.uk.net or Email info@ocsg.uk.net.

Remembrance Sunday, 12th November: 8 am – Holy Communion;11:00 am -Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, followed by a shortened Holy Communion in St Giles’; 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

The Oxley Meier Guitar Project Concert: 7:30 pm, Sat 18th Nov at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com.

Chorister Concert: On Sun 10th Dec at 12 noon there will be a short concert. Do put the date in your diary and come and support our young musicians.

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 1)

Sick: 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 (2006);
4th Nov – Joan Wheare (2013)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for Sunday 22nd October

Fundraising for our much-needed roof repair

There will be an important meeting to launch the roof fundraising appeal on

Sunday 5th November,

after the 10:30 am Communion service, beginning at c.11:45 am.

We will outline the cost of the repairs,

the strategies for raising these sums

and explain how YOU can help to preserve St Giles’ for future generations. Please spread the word about this meeting

to all who attend or have an interest in our historic church.

Joanne Russell, Churchwarden

NOTICES

Thursday Lunchtime Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 26th October – Forming an Ethos of Community in a College. Speaker: Clare Hayns.

Ben Meets Benny Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 28th 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.

Next Sunday, 29th October (Last Sunday after Trinity): 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Simply Marvellous – Tommaso Starace Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 4th November at St Giles’. Tickets: £15/£12/£5 available at the door or from www.jazzatstgiles.com. Further information from Jean Darke (01865 514575).

All Souls’ Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance (Fauré Requiem) at St Giles’: 6:30 pm on Sunday 5th November. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church for you to add the names of anyone you would like to be remembered at this service.

The Poetry of War – A reflective study day for Armistice Day 2017: 10 am-4 pm at Corpus Christi College on Saturday 11th November. £35 including refreshments. (Concessions may be available). Contact Revd Georgie Simpson – http://www.ocsg.uk.net or Email info@ocsg.uk.net or call 07803 031977.

Remembrance Sunday, 12th November: 8 am – Holy Communion;11:00 am -Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, followed by a shortened Holy Communion in St Giles’; 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for 15th October

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Thursday Lunchtime Talk: 12:30 pm on Thursday 19th October – L’Arche Community: Showing the way. Speaker: George O’Neill.

Next Sunday, 22nd October (Trinity 19): 8:00 am – BCP Holy Communion; 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Fundraising for our much-needed roof repair: There will be an important meeting to launch the roof fundraising appeal on Sunday 5th November, directly after the 10:30 am Communion service, beginning at c.11:45 am. We will outline the cost of the repairs, the strategies for raising these sums and explain how YOU can help to preserve St Giles’ for future generations. Please spread the word about this meeting to all who attend or have an interest in our historic church. Joanne Russell, Churchwarden

All Souls’ Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance at St Giles’: 6:30 pm on Sunday 5th November. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church for you to add the names of anyone you would like to be remembered at this service.

Ben Meets Benny Concert: 7:30 pm on Saturday 28th 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.

The Poetry of War – A reflective study day for Armistice Day 2017: 10 am-4 pm at Corpus Christi College on Saturday 11th November. £35 including refreshments. (Concessions may be available). Contact Revd Georgie Simpson – http://www.ocsg.uk.net or Email info@ocsg.uk.net or call 07803 031977.

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 3)

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

RIP:

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

Yours,

Andrew.

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Notices for October 8th

Fundraising for our much-needed roof repair: There will be an important meeting to launch the roof fundraising appeal on Sunday 5th November, directly after the 10.30am Communion service, beginning at c.11.45am. We will outline the cost of the repairs, the strategies for raising these sums and explain how YOU can help to preserve St Giles’ for future generations. Please spread the word about this meeting to all who attend or have an interest in our historic church. Joanne Russell, Churchwarden.

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

This 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.

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.

Flowers: If you would like to make a donation towards flowers, or would like to arrange for flowers to be placed in church to commemorate a particular date or anniversary, please contact Mary Whitlock, or speak to the Churchwardens or a member of the clergy.

WHAT’S ON AT ST GILES’ this Week

Monday 9th October 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Tuesday 10th Oct (Paulinus) 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 11th October 12:30 pm Eucharist

5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Thursday 12th October 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Friday 13th October 1:15 pm Taizé Service

(Edward the Confessor) 5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Saturday 14th October5:30 pm Evening Prayer

Sunday 15th October (Trinity 18) 8:00 am BCP Holy Communion

10:30 am Choral Matins

6:30 pm Evensong

Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 2)

Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford

RIP:

Year’s Mind: Anne Gilmore (10/10/2009), Jeanne Symmons (16/10/2003),

Yours,

Andrew.

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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