Upcoming Events

Do please feel free to contact our vicar, The Revd David Pickering (820451), re baptisms, weddings, funerals, home communion or pastoral care (on any day of the week except Wednesday).

For more information on any event contact Rev David Pickering 01865 820451 or Gary Long 07799 968408 (Children's and Families work) or using the details on the Church Contact Page. David will easily put you in touch with anyone named below whose details are not given.
 

Church Services

Every week 9 am Holy Communion
Every week 10.30 am Family-friendly Service

 

Next Sunday’s Services:


9.00 Easter communion,
10.30 Easter All-Age communion.


Holy Week Meditations:Mon-Thurs of Holy Week, 15-18 April, 7.30-8.00am, Church Room, reading the Holy Week narratives, reflection and intercession. See Fizz Gunn for details. 

Passover Style Meal with Christian Reflections: Maundy Thursday 7.30 pm Church Room.

Good Friday Meditation: 2 pm on 19th April. 

Church Fellowship Prayer meetings: 7.30pm, Thurs 18th June, David and Rebecca Pickering’s.

Messy Church: Sunday 28th April, 4.00-5.30pm in the Village Hall, a great way for families to have fun and make friends and worship God. Not to mention yummy food. It includes craft, activities, songs and a Bible story, followed by a buffet tea for everyone. Bring your kids and enjoy the party, and the fun-filled worship! See David or Lara Froud for details.

?Christianity Explored Course: Starts Tuesday May 21st at 7pm at Southfield and to continue on this basis for the next 5 weeks, with an away session on the 7th Tuesday (2nd July) at Simon and Lara's, and a final session on 9th July at Southfield. If interested, please see Pat Clamp or Peter Beer.
  
 

The next Village Lunch is 13 May, 12.30pm at the Village Hall. £3 per person. to book your place please contact Hazel or Peter by the Thursday before the Lunch. Lunch in May is now full.


Petypher House Group meets at 3pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Open to anyone not just residents. Speak to David or Pat C for more details. 


Third Sunday Pub Lunch at Waggon and Horses after 10.30 church service on the third Sunday of every month. Speak to Mel by the Thursday beforehand to book your place. Next lunch is in May.

April 28th,  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.

May 10th, 7.15 pm Church Room Film Night: Lion Free entry and free popcorn. No under twelves. No need to book just come along .  Full listing of upcoming films here.

Christian Aid Collection: We need volunteers for this year's Christian Aid collection, which runs from 12th - 18th May, contact Hazel or Peter.

CHURCH GROUPS: We have a range of groups for adults and children. Call David or Hazel for more information. 
Monthly Church Newsletters are available, please contact the Vicar to complete a Consent Form.


Current Church Prayer Focus 

This month we particularly wish to pray about the wonder of Easter, the ultimate love of the Lord Jesus Christ in dying to make a path through death to God the Father for all ready to follow Him and rising again from death to prove death's defeat and be our living leader for all time and eternity.
 

Ongoing Requests

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 might be able 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. 

Electoral Roll.
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.
 

Weblinks

Bishop Steven's Blog is available on this link

Church of England website is available on this link