Notices for Sunday 30th September

Contactless Offerings: St Giles’ is part of a national trial for collecting
donations via contactless cards. If you wish to give your weekly donation via card, please use the system which is on the coffee bar. If you have any
feedback about using the system, please do let Tom know.

St Giles’ Choir CD: This Sunday sees the launch of the new Choir CD (price
£10), which will be on sale in church after the 10:30 am service.

From Revd Georgie Simpson: On Michaelmas Sunday, 30th Sept, I am officially retiring from my position as Associate Priest in the Benefice. My final service will be the 10.30 am Parish Eucharist at St Margaret’s. Ben and I would like to invite you all to drinks and nibbles after that service and do hope you will be able to join us.

Exodus Exhibition at St Giles’: This runs until 30th Sept and aims to raise funds for supporting three Oxford-based organisations, Sanctuary Hosting, Asylum Welcome and Refugee Resource, through sales and donations – hence, one of our green ‘buckets’ at the back of the church.Half Marathon on Sunday 7th Oct: There will be road closures to allow this to take place.(See https://uk.virginsport.com/event/oxford-2018/faqs)

Services on Sunday 7th October (Trinity 19): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am –Confirmation and Holy Communion;3:00 pm – Animal Service;6:30 pm– Evensong.

Priest and Pints: After Evensong on Sunday 7th October atThe Royal Oak.

Lunchtime Talks at St Giles’: The new series begins on Thursday 11th October at 12:30 pm – Auden, the Psalms and Me; Speaker – J Chester Johnson (Poet, Essayist and Translator). Everyone welcome!

Jazz at St Giles’: (All concerts start at 7:30 pm). 13th October – Trifarious Trio; 27th October – Ben Holder Hot Club de Paris; 10th November – Art Themen Quintet; 17th November – Brickwork Lizards; 24th November – Tommaso Starace; 1st December – David Gordon Trio.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, Maxine,
John Ashton, Claire Woods, Betty Couldrey, Bernard Masterman, Andrew McLean

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 29th – Francis John William Slay (1918)

St Giles – Notices for Sunday 23rd September

NOTICES

Exhibition at St Giles’: Exodus – the exhibition of work by Michele Tallack and Karima Brook – runs until 30th September. Depicting refugees and vulnerability, it aims to raise funds for supporting three Oxford-based organisations, Sanctuary Hosting, Asylum Welcome and Refugee Resource, through sales and donations – hence, one of our green ‘buckets’ at the back of the church. They will be giving a tea-talk at 2 pm on Sunday 23rd and will continue to share stewarding with Ali from 12-5 pm throughout the week.

Jazz at St Giles’: (All concerts start at 7:30 pm). 29th September – Chris Ingham Quartet; 13th October – Trifarious Trio; 27th October – Ben Holder Hot Club de Paris; 10th November – Art Themen Quintet; 17th November – Brickwork Lizards; 24th Nov – Tommaso Starace; 1st Dec – David Gordon Trio.

Services on Sunday 30th Sept (Michaelmas Sunday): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am –Holy Communion;6:30 pm– Evensong.

A message from Revd Georgie Simpson: My dear friends: As some of you may know, on Michaelmas Sunday, 30th September, I am officially retiring from my position as Associate Priest in the Benefice. My final service will be the 10.30 am Parish Eucharist at St Margaret’s. Ben and I would like to invite you all to drinks and nibbles after that service and do hope you will be able to join us. With much love, Georgie.

Confirmation Service: Sunday 7th October, 10:30 am, at St Giles’.

Animal Service: Sunday 7th October, 3:00 pm, at St Giles’.

Thursday Lunchtime Talks at St Giles’: The new series begins on 11th October at 12:30 pm – Auden, the Psalms and Me; Speaker – J Chester Johnson (Poet, Essayist and Translator).

Contactless Offerings:St Giles’ is part of a national trial for collecting donations via contactless cards. If you wish to give your weekly donation via card, please use the system which is on the coffee bar. If you have any feedback about using the system, please do let Tom know.

Flowers:The flowers in church this week are given by Jane Finnerty in memory of her mother, Margaret Holstead, 1943-2003.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, Maxine,
John Ashton, Claire Woods, Betty Couldrey, Bernard Masterman,

Andrew McLean

Year’s Mind: 23rd – Stephen Sawford (2012);
25th – Ken Matthews (2000); 25th – Charlie Boscott (2010)

Yours,

Andrew.

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Georgie’s future ministry

Dear Friends,

As you may know, Georgie will be retiring as an Associate priest licensed to this Benefice at the end of September. Since her retirement from stipendiary ministry with us ten years ago, Georgie has been developing the life of the Oxford Centre of Spiritual Growth (OSCG). Part of this work with her OSCG was carried out in this benefice. She has organised no less than ten 8 week series of talks on various forms of spirituality together with numerous other talks, Quiet Days, study days on prayer etc. After this September, Georgie will spend more of her time developing the ministry of OSCG further, organising more events, all of which will be designed to make meaningful connections for people, stretch their imaginations and deepen their faith.

Two such events are coming up in October, both of which you may find very appealing.

The first, on Saturday 20th October, at Corpus Christi College, is The Song of Songs: Wisdom’s Song of Love through Word, Music and Silence – a reflective study day led by a well-known author of the Christian mystical tradition. Georgie writes…

“The most mysterious of all the books in Holy Scripture, The Song of Songs has been well-loved and well-known for centuries. To name but a few, In the 8th century, the Venerable Bede wrote a commentary on it; in the 12th century, St Bernard of Clairvaux wrote 86 sermons on it; the 16th century mystics, St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross were profoundly influenced by it. And it has provided much inspiration for classical and popular composers throughout time.

The Song of Songs was described by a significant 2nd century Jewish teacher, Rabbi Akiva, as ‘the holy of the holies’ and is perhaps best seen as the ultimate love poem from God, expressing a passionate yearning for the people of God to return God’s super-abundant love for his entire creation.”

See details http://www.ocsg.uk.net/events/ Telephone Georgie: 07803 031 977

The second event, on Thursday 25th October, at Wolfson College, is An Evening with Laurence Freeman OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation. The main talk ‘Christian Meditation in a Secular Age: Rediscovering faith and belief’ at 7pm, will be preceded by (optional) informal conversations and discussions from 5.30pm.

See details http://www.ocsg.uk.net/events / 07803 031 977

So, as you see, Georgie’s ministry will continue, but take a different form. I know that she would be delighted to see members of this Benefice at the events she will be organising in the future. We will try to ensure that we keep you informed of what she is organising.

With best wishes,

Yours,

Andrew.

St Giles – Notices for 16th September 2018

We will be celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving on Sun 23rd Sept. As usual our focus for Harvest offerings will be on GIFTS FOR GATEHOUSE. They would welcome: •Instant coffee •Teabags •Cake •Tuna •Blackcurrant squash •Orange squash •Peanut butter •Marmite •Chocolate spread •Jam (esp strawberry) •Mayonnaise •Salad cream •Biscuits •Cuppa soups ·Tinned fruit

NOTICES

Contactless Offerings:St Giles’ is part of a national trial for collecting donations via contactless cards. If you wish to give your weekly donation via card, please use the system which is on the coffee bar. If you have any feedback about using the system, please do let Tom know.

Exodus Exhibition at St Giles’: An exhibition of painting and sculpture about refugees with proceeds to Asylum Welcome, Refugee Resource and Sanctuary Hosting. From 15th-30th September. Open daily from 12 noon-5:00 pm. There will be a talk by the artists at 2 pm on Sunday 23rd September.

Jazz at St Giles’: (All concerts start at 7:30 pm). 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.

Services on Sunday 23rd Sept: 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am –Holy Communion (Harvest Thanksgiving);6:30 pm– Choral Evensong.

Harvest Bakes please! On 23rd September there will be 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

Flowers: The flowers in church this Sunday are given in memory of Ernie and Gwen Huckin.

A message from Revd Georgie Simpson:

My dear friends: As some of you may know, on Michaelmas Sunday, 30th September, I am officially retiring from my position as Associate Priest in the Benefice. My final service will be the 10.30 am Parish Eucharist at St Margaret’s. Ben and I would like to invite you all to drinks and nibbles after that service and do hope you will be able to join us. With much love, Georgie

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 3

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, Maxine, John Ashton, Claire Woods, Betty Couldrey, Bernard Masterman, Andrew McLean

RIP:

Year’s Mind: 17th – Derek Shaw (2003); 19th – Marcus Saville-Deane (2004);
Andrew Fulkes (2014)

Yours,

Andrew.

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St Giles’ – My Top Ten

My Top Ten – This autumn, and the study material distributed by e-mail and the series of Thursday lunch-time talks at St Giles will have the same focus… writings and books that have inspired people.

From the first week of October, each week, a short review will be sent out by e-mail on a book which has been influential to their life of faith of your clergy. A short daily thought will be sent out from the book in question to supplement the book review. Ten books will be included in this weekly series.

The Thursday lunch-time talks will have a similar theme. Each week a talk will be given in which a speaker will present readings, stories or quotes which they have found to be inspirational to them. The speakers come from a range of different faith backgrounds, We will hear the views from Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Confucian perspectives. The series starts on 11th October in St Giles. The details of the talks can be found on posters and handbills in our two churches.

Yours,

Andrew.

St Giles – Notices for Sunday 9th September

We will be celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 23rd Sept. As usual our focus for Harvest offerings will be on GIFTS FOR GATEHOUSE. They would welcome: •Instant coffee • Teabags •Cake •Tuna •Blackcurrant squash •Orange squash •Peanut butter •Marmite •Chocolate spread •Jam (especially strawberry) •Mayonnaise •Salad cream •Biscuits •Cuppa soups

NOTICES

Exodus Exhibition at St Giles’: An exhibition of painting and sculpture about refugees with proceeds to Asylum Welcome, Refugee Resource and Sanctuary Hosting. From 15th-30th September. Open daily from 12 noon-5:00 pm.

Services on Sunday 16th September (Trinity 16): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am –Holy Communion;6:30 pm– Choral Evensong.

Jazz at St Giles’: (All concerts start at 7:30 pm). 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. Full details and ticket prices at http://www.jazzatstgiles.com

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

A message from Revd Georgie Simpson: My dear friends, As some of you may know, on Michaelmas Sunday, 30th September, I am officially retiring from my position as Associate Priest in the Benefice. My final service will be the 10.30 am Parish Eucharist at St Margaret’s. Ben and I would like to invite you all to drinks and nibbles after that service and do hope you will be able to join us. With much love, Georgie

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick: Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Andrew McLean

RIP:

Year’s Mind:

Yours,

Andrew.

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