Upcoming Events: Summer 2017 

For more information 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 and Gary 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


Upcoming Sermon Titles:

Main Sermon Series – from Colossians and Romans
Series title: Life Lessons

Part 4: 10th June, David Pickering – mini-talk at All-Age
How can we grow real, deep roots?
Colossians 2:1-7

Part 5: 24th June, David Pickering
How does dying help you live? 
Colossians 3:1-11

Part 6: 1st July, David Pickering
How do we find love and peace?
Colossians 3:12-17

Part 7: 8th July, David Pickering – talk at All-Age
Does prayer open doors?
Colossians 4:2-6

Part 8: 22nd July, David Wenham
Is being spiritual a team game or a solitaire sport?
Romans 12:1-8

Part 9: 5th August, Colin Wood
What does love mean today? 
Romans 12:9-21

Church Newsletters are here. These have many useful items so do check carefully.
Holiday Clubs: 7th and 9th August, 11.00-3.00pm at the Scout Hut. To book your child’s place, contact Gary on 07799968408, cfw.sjbchurch@gmail.com.
9.00 at 4.00: Everyone who attends the 9.00 service is invited to the Vicarage for afternoon tea at 4.00-5.30pm on Tuesday 21st August. Cucumber sandwiches will be served. All welcome. 

The next Village Lunch is September 10th, 12.30pm at the Village Hall. £3 per person. to book your place please contact Hazel or Peter by the Thursday before the Lunch.

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 July 15th.

August 26th  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.

August 10th 7.15 pm Church Room Film Night: Schindler’s List Free entry and free popcorn. No under twelves. No need to book just come along .  Full listing of upcoming films here.

Church Fellowship Prayer Meeting. For Fellowship Prayer Meeting Dates click here. Next prayer meeting is the evening of Sept 4th. More details and location from David.

Current Church Prayer Focus 

this month we give thanks for a successful Malawi trip  for the Malawi project and our team going there in early July, and for the ongoing work of WatSan in Uganda.

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 Simon, Pat, Margo, Hazel or Peter. 

Electoral Roll.
Please join the roll if you are a regular worshipper. Forms are at the back of the Church or ask any PCC member. If you feel God might be calling you to join the PCC or become a Churchwarden please see David or speak to our current Churchwarden or a current PCC member.


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Church of England website is available on this link