St Giles – Notices for Sunday 20th January

NOTICES

Congregational Meeting: The Project 900 steering group want to bring you up to date with the developments of the plans for Project 900. There will be a meeting after the 10:30 am Holy Communion service on Sunday 20th January. We will let you know about developments with the fund-raising, plans for the west end building works and plans for the new organ.

A Message from the Treasurer – Church Running Costs: In 2019 it will cost £247 per day to keep St Giles’ Church open. This does not include any Music or Academy costs. We face a shortfall in the region of £10,000. Please could you help by contributing more towards our General Fund running costs? Contact treasurer

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Road: 23rd January at 9:30 am, followed by coffee. Speaker: Tim Keene, OCMS faculty. All welcome.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity continues until 25th January 2019.

Sheila Phillips: Sheila died on 4th January. Her funeral will be at St Giles’ on Saturday 26th January at 10:30 am. Please remember Sheila and her family in your prayers.

Sunday 27th January (The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP) (3rd Sunday after The Epiphany); 10:30 am – Holy Communion (Homelessness service); 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

St Giles’ Choir will be singing in Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July. (choir)

Prayer Requests – (Cycle of Prayer Week 1)

Sick: George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, Andrew McLean, Betty Couldrey, Kate Turner

RIP: Sheila Phillips (4/1/2019); Dhyanchand Christopher Devaraj (13/1/2019)

Year’s Mind: 21st Jan – Stuart Wilkins (2005)

Yours,

Andrew.

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St Giles – Notices for 13th January

A Message from the Treasurer: Since the appeal in last week’s pew sheet we have been given a most generous anonymous donation of £1,000 towards the cost of keeping the churchyard clean and tidy throughout the coming year.  Rod Nixon (treasurer@st-giles-church.org)

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Road: 16th January at 9:30 am, followed by coffee.  Speaker: Dr Bill Prevette, OCMS faculty.  All welcome.

Heather Poole: Heather died at midday on 1st January 2019.  The funeral has been arranged for 12 noon at St Giles’ on Friday 18thJanuary.  Please remember Alan, Heather and the family in your prayers.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th-25th January 2019.

Sunday 20th January (Epiphany 3): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP) (2nd Sunday after The Epiphany); 10:30 am – Holy Communion (Christian Unity service, Preacher Richard Ounsworth OP); 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Congregational Meeting: The Project 900 steering group want to bring you up to date with the developments of the plans for Project 900.  There will be a meeting after the 10:30 am Holy Communion service on Sunday 20th January.  We will let you know about developments with the fund-raising, plans for the west end building works and plans for the new organ.

Sheila Phillips: Sheila died on 4th January.  Her funeral will be at St Giles’ on Saturday 26th January at 10:30 am.  Please remember Sheila and her family in your prayers.

St Giles’ Choir will be singing in Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  (choir@st-giles-church.org)

Prayer Requests – (Cycle of Prayer Week 4)

Sick:            George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, Andrew McLean, Betty Couldrey, Kate Turner

RIP:             Heather Poole (1/1/2019); Sheila Phillips (4/1/2019)

Year’s Mind:                   

Yours,

Andrew.

St Giles – Notices for January 6th

NOTICES

A Message from the Treasurer: It will cost £1,017.90 to pay Alison, the Church Watcher, to keep the grounds around the Church and Parish Rooms tidy throughout the coming year.  Would anyone like to contribute towards this increase in our running expenses during 2019?  Further information from Rod Nixon (treasurer@st-giles-church.org)

The Epiphany Blessing of our homes: At the end of the 10:30 am Holy Communion service, there will be the Blessing of the Chalk. This is to enable members of the congregation to take part in the Epiphany Blessing of their own home.  Homes which were included last year have the 20 + C + M + B + 18 inscribed on them, a mark which was repeated on both St Giles’ and St Margaret’s churches when Bishop Steven conducted his pilgrimage around the deaneries of Oxford and Cowley.  This year homes taking part will have 20 + C + M + B + 19, bringing them up to date with the current year.

Sunday 6th January: 6:00 pm – Epiphany Carol Service at St Margaret’s.

Chapel Service at OCMS, Woodstock Road: 9th January at 9:30 am, followed by coffee.  Speaker: Terry Garde, OCMS student.  All welcome.

St Giles’ Choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th JanuaryCoventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo (choir@st-giles-church.org) for further information.

Sunday 13th January (The Baptism of Christ): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th-25th January 2019: 10:30 am on Sunday 20th January at St Giles’ – Christian Unity Service.

Prayer Requests – (Cycle of Prayer Week 3)

Sick:            George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton, Andrew McLean

RIP:             Heather Poole (1/1/2019)

Year’s Mind:                  7thNorma McLintock (1996); Diana Parker (2006).  8thBob Torrance (1999);

                   Ken Davis (2000).   11thLizzy Edmondson (2016); Stella Morgenstern (2018). 

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for Advent 4


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St Giles’ Service of Readings and Carols by Candlelight

TONIGHT at 6:30 pm

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

CHRISTMAS EVE, 24th December, at 11:30 pm

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

CHRISTMAS DAY at 8:00 am

Holy Communion

CHRISTMAS DAY at 10:30 am

NOTICES

St Giles’ Christmas services: Christmas Eve, 11:30 pm – Midnight Communion (Book of Common Prayer); Christmas Day, 8:00 am – Holy Communion (said) (Book of Common Prayer); 10:30 am – Holy Communion.

Evening Prayer will be said at 5:30 pm each day except Christmas Day.  There will be no other weekday services.

Sunday 30th December (First Sunday of Christmas): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong (no choir)

St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 1

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton,

                   Andrew McLean

RIP:             Trey Horne (9/12/2018)

Year’s Mind:                  25th – Michael Lennox Brown (2009); 26th – Pat Cotterell (2005); 
28th – Jeanne Forster (2010)

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for 16th December

JAZZ AT ST GILES AUTUMN SERIES 7: The record sum of £9,416.19 was raised from the latest Jazz series, awarded to the charities listed below.  This is £1,000 more than the sum raised in the 2017 series, and we can congratulate ourselves on the continuing success of the concerts.  Grateful thanks should go to all concerned, especially to choir parents for their invaluable stewarding.  The sums designated are as follows: War Child £1,000; Combat Stress £1,000; Save the Children (a residue from the 2017 series: £48.16; StGiles’ General Fund: £1,000; Project 900 (organ): £6,368.03. Rod Nixon, Treasurer

Sponsored Advent Fast in aid of St Giles’ General Fund: A deficit of over £9,000 is expected.  Please join or sponsor the Advent Fast, which is raising money to reduce the deficit.  Contact Rod Nixon for more information (email: treasurer@st-giles-church.org

Gatehouse Street Choir Concert: Songs for a Winter’s Night atSt Giles’ Church on Monday 17th December at 7:30 pm.  Admission free.

The Gatehouse: The box is now in church, and as usual, we are collecting scarves, gloves, pants, socks and small bars of chocolate for guests of The Gatehouse (90% of whom are male).  Please bring your contributions (unwrapped).  The present-wrapping event is on 19th December from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and all are welcome to come along to this. Margaret Williamson

New Chess Club: St Giles’ Chess Club will meet every Thursday in the Parish Rooms from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, starting on Thursday 20thDecember

Sunday 23rd December (Fourth Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am –Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Service of Lessons and Carols by candlelight.

St Giles’ Christmas services: Christmas Eve, 11:30 pm – Midnight Communion (Book of Common Prayer); Christmas Day, 8:00 am – Holy Communion (said) (Book of Common Prayer); 10:30 am – Holy Communion.

Sunday 30th December (First Sunday of Christmas): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong (no choir)

St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 4

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton,  Andrew McLean

RIP:             Margaret Croft (21/11/2018), Trey Horne (10/12/2018)

Year’s Mind:                  16th – John Rose (2004); 19th – Barbara Sanders (2012)

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for December 9th

Congratulations to Benjamin Grønlie on receiving his RSCM Gold Award with Honours.

Gatehouse cards (blank, for your own message) will be on sale in church after the 10:30 am service, or from mcwilliamson1@btinternet.com – £1 each, or six for £5 Margaret Williamson

Sponsored Advent Fast in aid of St Giles’ General Fund: A deficit of over £9,000 is expected.  Please join or sponsor the Advent Fast, which is raising money to reduce the deficit.  Contact Rod Nixon for more information – treasurer@st-giles-church.org
Decorating the Church:  
St Giles’ will be decorated at 3:30 pm on Wednesday 12th December.  All volunteers will be most welcome.

New Chess Club: St Giles’ Chess Club will meet every Thursday in the Parish Rooms from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, starting on 20th December.  Parishioners are all invited to the official opening on Thursday 13thDecember from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm, when there will be wine and nibbles.         Rod Nixon

Carols Round the Christmas Tree – 4:30 pm on Saturday 15th December.

Sunday 16th December (Third Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Evensong.

Congregational Photo: Tom Albinson will be leaving at the end of the year and he would like to have a photo of the congregation as a memento of his time here.  We are trying to arrange for this to be taken after the 10:30 am service on Sun 16th Dec.  It would be great if as many people as possible could be here, so that we can get a picture of most of the people associated with St Giles’.

The Gatehouse: The box is now in church, and as usual, we are collecting scarves, gloves, pants, socks and small bars of chocolate for guests of The Gatehouse (90% of whom are male).  Please bring your contributions (unwrapped).  The present-wrapping event is on 19th December from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and all are welcome to come along to this.  Margaret Williamson

St Giles’ Carol Service by Candlelight – Sunday 23rd December at 6:30 pm.

St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 3

Sick:            Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton, Andrew McLean

RIP:             Margaret Croft (21/11/2018) (Funeral at St Giles’ on Tues 18th December at 2 pm)

Year’s Mind:                  9th – Peggy Smith (2011); 10th – Earland Clear (2003); Mary Bloch (2003);

                   13th – Harold Padfield (2014); 14th – Elisabeth Warman (2001);

                   15th – John Wood (2015)

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for Sunday 2nd December

The Benefice Advent Carol Service, with the Combined Choirs, 
takes place at St Margaret’s at 6:00 pm on Sunday 2nd December.

NOTICES

2018 General Fund: A deficit of over £9,000 is expected.  Please join or sponsor the Advent Fast, which is raising money to reduce the deficit.  Contact Rod Nixon for more information –treasurer@st-giles-church.org

The Gatehouse: The box is now in church, and as usual, we are collecting scarves, gloves, pants, socks and small bars of chocolate for guests of The Gatehouse (90% of whom are male).  Please bring your contributions (unwrapped).  The present-wrapping event is on 19thDecember from 12 noon to 3:00 pm and all are welcome to come along to this.                                                                                                                     Margaret Williamson

Gatehouse cards will be on sale in church after the 10:30 am service, or frommcwilliamson1@btinternet.com – £1 each, or 6 for £5                                                                                                                     Margaret

Jazz at St Giles’ – Saturday 1st December – David Gordon Trio.  7:30 pm.  Tickets: £15/£12 (concessions)/£8 (students)/£5 (children).

David Longrigg will be selling copies of The Oxford Pot by Elizabeth Longrigg after the 10:30 am service on 2nd December.

Advent Carol Service on Sunday 2nd December, 6:00 pm at St Margaret’s.

Churchyard clean-up for Christmas: 10 am-1 pm on Sat 8th Dec.  If you can help, please let me know.  Bring secateurs and shears, and equip yourself with gloves.  It would be great if we could get a team of 6-10 people.          Andrew Bunch

Sunday 9th December (Second Sunday of Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

Carols Round the Christmas Tree – 4:30 pm on Saturday 15th December.

Congregational Photo: Tom Albinson will be leaving at the end of the year and he would like to have a photo of the congregation as a memento of his time here.  We are trying to arrange for this to be taken after the 10:30 am service on Sun 16th Dec.  It would be great if as many people as possible could be here, so that we can get a picture of most of the people associated with St Giles’.

St Giles’ Carol Service by Candlelight – Sunday 23rd December at 6:30 pm.

St Giles’ Choir: The choir will be singing in Southwark Cathedral on 12th January 2019;Coventry Cathedral on 29th June; and Peterborough Cathedral on 6th July.  Contact Nicholas Prozzillo for further information.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

Sick:                  Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, John Ashton, 
Andrew McLean

RIP:                   Jean Fooks (27/11/2018), Margaret Croft (21/11/2018),

                         (Margaret’s funeral will take place at St Giles’ on Tuesday 18th December at 2:00 pm)

Year’s Mind:     3rd – Ruth Tomkinson (2010); 5th – Nick Kneale (2010); 6th – Barbara Taylor (1994)

Yours,

Andrew.

Notices for Remembrance Sunday

The flowers in church today carry a special meaning for Armistice Day.  The pink roses symbolise appreciation and gratitude, the white roses symbolise peace and spirituality. Mary Whitlock

On Sunday 11th November, road closures will be in place for: Banbury Road from its junction with Parks Road to its junction with St Giles’; Beaumont Street from its junction with St John Street to its junction with St Giles’; Keble Road; Magdalen Street East and West.  St Giles’ will be closed from 12:01 am to 2 pm on Sunday 11 November 2018.  Parking will be suspended in St Giles’ during the Remembrance Sunday event.

Safeguarding at St Giles’ Church: Please read the information at http://shorturl.at/stJOX and let Siân (contact details overleaf) know if you are able to attend the training.

Lunchtime Talk at St Giles’: On Thurs 15th  Nov at 12:30 pm – Pertinent Questions.  Provocative Answers.  Speaker – Penny Faust.  Everyone welcome!

Jazz at St Giles’: (All concerts start at 7:30 pm).  17th November – Brickwork Lizards; 24th November – Tommaso Starace; 1st December – David Gordon Trio.  Tickets: £15/£12 (concessions)/£8 (students)/£5 (children).

Sunday 18th Nov (Second Sunday before Advent): 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP);10:30 am – Holy Communion; 6:30 pm – Choral Evensong.

Creation in Crisis: A Christian response to the environmental issues of today; 6 pm onSunday 18th November at St Andrew’s, Linton Road, Oxford.

Joint Advent Carol Service on Sunday 2nd Dec, 6:00 pm at St Margaret’s.

St Giles’ Churchyard clean-up: This will take place from 10 am-1 pm on Sat 8th Dec.  If you can help, please let me know.  Bring secateurs and shears, and equip yourself with gloves.  It would be great if we could get a team of six to ten people to help with this clean-up for Christmas.          Andrew

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Prayer Requests (Cycle of Prayer: Week 3)

Sick:                 Heather Poole, George Pulford, Becca Henderson, Roy Darke, 
John Ashton, Claire Woods, Andrew McLean

RIP:                 

Year’s Mind:    16th November – Joan Spencer (2005)

Notices for Sunday 4th November

In Memoriam:

Harry William Robinson, Major, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry

Died on active service, 9th November 1918, aged 32

Buried in Botley Cemetery, Oxford

There is a special booklet for this service.

NOTICES

6:30 pm, Sunday 4th November – Faure Requiem Eucharist                      

Temporary closure of Banbury Road: From 03:00 on Sat 3rd November to 23:00 on Sunday 4thNovember Banbury Road will be closed between Parks Road and St Giles to enable crane operation to remove the site tower crane.  Pedestrian access will not be affected but vehicular traffic will be diverted. 

Safeguarding at St Giles’: Please read the information at https://tinyurl.com/ya4jg7fk and let Siân (contact details overleaf) know if you are able to attend the training.

Lunchtime Talks at St Giles’: The series continues on Thursday 8th November – Engaging Emptiness; Speaker: Matthew Steven Carlos, Zen Monk, Oxford Monastic Institute.  Everyone welcome!

Jazz at St Giles’: (All concerts start at 7:30 pm).  10th November – Art Themen Quintet; 17thNovember – Brickwork Lizards; 24th November – Tommaso Starace; 1st December – David Gordon Trio.  Tickets: £15/£12 (concessions)/£8 (students)/£5 (children). 

Services on Sunday 11th November: 8:00 am – Holy Communion (BCP); 10:30 am – Civic Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial, followed at 11:15 am (approx) by shortened service of Holy Communion at St Giles’; 6:30 pm – Evensong (St Giles’ Singers). 

Road closures on Sunday 11th November: Banbury Road from its junction with Parks Road to its junction with St Giles’; Beaumont Street from its junction with St John Street to its junction with St Giles’; Keble Road; Magdalen Street East and West; St Giles’ will be closed from 12.01 am to 2 pm on Sunday 11 November 2018.  Parking will be suspended in St Giles’ during the Remembrance Sunday event. 

St Giles’ Churchyard clean-up on 8th December: The clean-up will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you are able to help during this time-window, please let me know.  Please bring some garden secateurs and shears and equip yourself with gloves.  It would be great if we could get a team of six to ten people to help with this clean-up for Christmas.  Andrew.

Prayer Requests – Cycle of Prayer: Week 2

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

RIP:             Dorothy Metcalf (03/07/2018); Michael Metcalf (25/10/2018)

Year’s Mind:                  4th – Jack McManners (2006); Joan Wheare (2013); 
8th – Geoff Darke (2011); 10th – Margaret Ellis (2006)

Yours,

Andrew.

Churchyard Clean-up

You may remember that a few weeks ago we had a problem with St Giles’ churchyard being used fairly extensively for drug-taking. Following the clean-up by the Council, I met with the Police who cover this area to see what can be done to prevent this situation arising again. They advised that we should clear the ground-cover vegetation in the area. The Police have volunteered to help us achieve this clear up, but have asked me to find people from the parish who are prepared to work with them.

The clean-up will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday 8th December. If you are able to spare some time during this time window please let me know. Please bring some garden secateurs and shears and equip yourself with gloves. It would be great if we could get a team of six to ten people to help with this clean-up for Christmas.

Yours,

Andrew.