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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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)