Benefice Advent Carol Service: 6 pm, Sunday 3rd Dec at St Margaret’s. 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.
Project900 Update: Recently Received as at 30/11/17 – Congregation and Friends – £7,642; Trusts – £10,300; New Total – £60,382. Target (Revised due to lower quote) – £85,000. Many thanks to all who have supported Project900 and the Roof Appeal 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).
Peal Attempt at St Giles’: From 12:30-3:30 pm (approx) on Sunday 3rd December.
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.
Road closures for Santa Run: Please note that on Sunday 10th December: there will be some road closures for the Santa Run.
Sunday 10th Dec, (The Second Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am -Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.
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 Sun 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 Dec 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 until 17th Dec, or delivered to St Giles’ Parish Rooms from 4-7 pm, Monday-Friday and 3-6pm on Sunday. The Gatehouse Christmas present wrapping event will be held on Wed 20th Dec, 11 am-3 pm at the Parish Rooms. All 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 2)
Sick: Andrew McLean, Heather Poole, George Pulford, Gerald Simmons
RIP: 6th November – Nancy Bower
Year’s Mind: 3rd Dec – Ruth Tomkinson (2010); 5th – Nick Kneale (2010);
6th – Barbara Taylor (1994); 9th – Peggy Smith (2011)