Notices for Advent 1

NOTICES

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 30/11/17Congregation 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)

Yours,

Andrew.

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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

NOTICES

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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