At present all church group physical meetings are suspended because of the Coronavirus. However we are gradually setting up a variety of online groups and activities.
Please contact us by clicking this link for more details of what is going on - or just to have a chat at this difficult time.
Please see our Pews News weekly mailing on this link
Church Online - this is a work in progress but so far...
This Sunday - Please watch / listen to the Recorded Service first and then join us for Fellowship Meeting online
The Recorded Service will be available for you to watch or listen to, on Sunday morning. It will take around 45 minutes so do watch it on Sunday morning. Then join with others for our ...
Online Church Fellowship Meeting (Please note the new time!)
Sunday Morning 11.00 am
Fellowship and conversation online live (using Zoom Online). Starting: 11.00 am. Join our Zoom Meeting using this link:
Meeting ID: 924 618 636
Gary's Stories for Kids
Gary is busy recording stories, songs and so on for kids, find these on our Recorded Stories for Kids tab or by using this link
These can be found in our Recordings online - follow the link to the most recent service on our Home Page
Daily Morning Prayer
from Anne can be found in our Morning Prayers online - follow the link to the most recent Prayer on our Home Page or join us online during the recordings
We normally have a range of groups for adults and children. Being a member of a weekly housegroup can be a rewarding way to deepen your faith and get to know some people better. Several WhatsApp Church Groups for adults have already started to keep people in touch and for social support.
Contact David or Anne for more information or to join a WhatsApp group.
Other church meetings will be held online using Zoom- contact Anne using email@example.com for help on joining Zoom. Please bear with us as we set this up in a changing situation.
Personal Discipleship Plan: Our supportive new Personal Discipleship Plan initiative links you up with David or Anne for two or three chats over a few months - about your spiritual journey, your gifting and encourages you to develop in your inner spiritual life in Christ Jesus. For more information and to sign up, do speak to the Vicar or Licensed Lay Minister. These meetings can be done online.
Pastoral Conversations can also be held online so do contact David, Anne or others on the Pastoral Team if you would like a pastoral conversation.
CONSENT FORMS: There are a range of options available.
Monthly Church e-Newsletters are available if that is all that you would like from us.
Your Consent is required under GDPR for Church Members.
You also can give Consent or opt out from our Fundraising requests.
Please join the roll if you are a regular worshipper. Forms are available from Andre who is the Electoral Roll Officer, or ask any PCC member. If you feel God might be calling you to join the PCC or become a Churchwarden in the future please see David, speak to our current Churchwardens or a current PCC member.
Current Church Prayer Focus
This month we pray particularly for justice, remembering the burning zeal of the prophets against the injustices of this world.
Bishop Steven's Blog is available on this link
Church of England website is available on this link
Sadly the following activities are currently suspended - but do contact the various leaders for the latest updates on the situation
Ignite - Thursday 6.30-7.30, starts 16 January
Golden Eagles - Thursday 3.30-4.30, starts 16 January
Contact Gary 07799968408
Petypher House Group meets at 3pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Open to anyone, not only Petypher House residents. Speak to David or Pat C for more details.
Fourth Sunday evening, Prayer and Praise 7 for 7.15 pm in Church Room. Come at 7 pm for coffee. For all Prayer and Praise dates and the flier click here. Does not run in July and August.
Film Club - The Inn of the Sixth Happiness: Friday Apr 3rd 7.15 pm, Church Room. Free popcorn, hot drink and chocolates passed round. No children under 16. Contact Margo, Corrinna or Anne for more details.
Ongoing Requests (suspended)
Food Bank Box
is at the back of the church - please bring donations of tinned food, pasta and dried food to church with you. Our donations go to the Abingdon Food Bank.
Please speak to David if you are interested in Confirmation Classes
Technical Team needs helpers
Please speak to Anne if you would like to learn how to:
- help set up and take down the projectors and run the service PowerPoints, and / or
- help run the Music Box, a digital hymnal which is set up before the service - no musical ability required! Training can be given and it's fun to be involved.
Open the Book Seeks more Volunteers
A team from the congregation visits John Blandy School once every half term to read and act-out a Bible story at a morning assembly. We try and involve a small number of children each time and have great fun dressing up. The whole assembly takes about an hour (20 mins preparation, 20 mins to tell the story and 20 mins to clear away) and we have two very short rehearsals the week before. You don’t need to be an Oscar-winning actor to take part and most roles are non-speaking. We really need to expand the team and would love some of you to join us. If you would like to know a little more please speak to Margo, Hazel or Peter.