The Benefice Advent Carol Service, with the Combined Choirs,
takes place at St Margaret’s at 6:00 pm on Sunday 2nd December.
2018 General Fund: A deficit of over £9,000 is expected. Please join or sponsor the Advent Fast, which is raising money to reduce the deficit. Contact Rod Nixon for more information –firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gatehouse: The box is now in church, and as usual, we are collecting scarves, gloves, pants, socks and small bars of chocolate for guests of The Gatehouse (90% of whom are male). Please bring your contributions (unwrapped). The present-wrapping event is on 19thDecember from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and all are welcome to come along to this. Margaret Williamson
Gatehouse cards will be on sale in church after the 10:30 am service, or email@example.com – £1 each, or 6 for £5 Margaret
Jazz at St Giles’ – Saturday 1st December – David Gordon Trio. 7:30 pm. Tickets: £15/£12 (concessions)/£8 (students)/£5 (children).
David Longrigg will be selling copies of The Oxford Pot by Elizabeth Longrigg after the 10:30 am service on 2nd December.
Advent Carol Service on Sunday 2nd December, 6:00 pm at St Margaret’s.
Churchyard clean-up for Christmas: 10 am-1 pm on Sat 8th Dec. If you can help, please let me know. Bring secateurs and shears, and equip yourself with gloves. It would be great if we could get a team of 6-10 people. Andrew Bunch
Sunday 9th December (Second Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.
Carols Round the Christmas Tree – 4:30 pm on Saturday 15th December.
Congregational Photo: Tom Albinson will be leaving at the end of the year and he would like to have a photo of the congregation as a memento of his time here. We are trying to arrange for this to be taken after the 10:30 am service on Sun 16th Dec. It would be great if as many people as possible could be here, so that we can get a picture of most of the people associated with St Giles’.
St Giles’ Carol Service by Candlelight – Sunday 23rd December at 6:30 pm.
St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019;Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July. Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.
Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2
Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton,
RIP: Jean Fooks (27/11/2018), Margaret Croft (21/11/2018),
(Margaret’s funeral will take place at St Giles’ on Tuesday 18th December at 2:00 pm)
Year’s Mind: 3rd – Ruth Tomkinson (2010); 5th – Nick Kneale (2010); 6th – Barbara Taylor (1994)