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.


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 –

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 – £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)