6:30 pm Choral Evensong with Bishop Steven (Sung by all three St Giles’ Choirs)
Bishop Steven is walking between 46 churches over six days during September to pray for the renewal of catechesis in our archdeaconry, for the launch of the new St Frideswide Community, and for God’s blessing for each of the church communities he visits. He will be visiting St Giles’ on Sunday 2nd September at 6:30 pm. Bishop Steven welcomes us to join him for all or part of the journey each day. Whether you walk with him for a few minutes or the whole day, or simply want to pray with the bishop at one of the churches en route, all are welcome. You will need a packed lunch, appropriate walking attire and a heart for prayer. Full information, and to let the diocese know you’ll be joining in, at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/oxfordprayerwalk
Chess Club restarts this week.
OHCT Ride & Stride and Oxford Open Doors – 8th and 9th September. Volunteers still needed between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm on Saturday 8th September to assist the Ride & Stride effort; and from 12 noon and 4:00 pm on Sunday 9th September to welcome people into the church. This year we will be showcasing Project 900, and there will be a display on the theme of Extraordinary People.
Harvest Thanksgiving – Harvest Bakes please! We will be celebrating on 23rd September with Harvest Bakes and coffee or tea after the 10:30 am service – a chance to enjoy fellowship and home-made produce. Please bring either savoury or sweet bakes so that there will be plenty to share with Gatehouse guests too. Thank you! Joanne Russell
St Giles’ Parish News, November 2018: The final date for submissions will be mid-October – please send to: email@example.com or give a hard copy to Maureen Chu or Alison Bickmore.
Jazz at St Giles’: (All concerts start at 7:30 pm). Full details and ticket prices at http://www.jazzatstgiles.com
22nd Sept – Pete Oxley and Nick Meier;
29th Sept – Chris Ingham Quartet;
13th Oct – Trifarious Trio;
27th Oct – Ben Holder Hot Club de Paris;
10th Nov – Art Themen Quintet;
17th Nov – Brickwork Lizards;
24th Nov – Tommaso Starace.
1st Dec – David Gordon Trio.
Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1
Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Andrew McLean
Year’s Mind: 6th – Alan Oxley (2009); 7th – Mary Eileen Wheeler (1997)