For practical help, eg with shopping or collecting prescriptions etc, contact Peter on 01865 820805
For administrative help (eg receiving Pews News), contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last update - 28 Jan 2022
Sunday 30 Jan
09.00am Zoom Service https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7043897655
10.30am CAFE CHURCH in the Village Hall - Coffee, Bacon Butties & Doughnuts. Neil Rowe will be speaking on "God and Farming"
Sunday 6 Feb
09.00am Zoom Service https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7043897655
10.30am Service in Church
Other Activities and Resources
Daily Morning Prayer Service
A small group of us meet each weekday morning at 8am to follow the Church of England service of Morning Prayer.
If you would like to participate in our group, please contact Susan or Stephen via email@example.com
You can follow the liturgy for the service or pick up the app for your phone from the CofE Daily Prayer page.
Parish Prayer Meeting
Next - details from David.
Christianity Explored - in Jan/Feb 2022
What’s it all about, then? If you have questions about life’s big issues, explore life and the Christian faith at Christianity Explored, from the comfort of your own home, via Zoom: a short, interesting video, a lively discussion, everyone has the chance to share their views, it doesn’t matter what you do or do not believe, come and explore! Seven Friday afternoons, 2.00-3.00pm, starting 28 January.
Book in with David, 820451, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now active again - see Cafe News.
At 10.30 every Friday, several of us get together on Zoom with a cup of coffee and discuss the theme for the week (communicated in advance). Details from Stephen; Zoom info in Pews News.
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 Zoom and WhatsApp Church Groups for adults have already started to keep people in touch and for social support.
Contact David for more information.
Personal Discipleship Plan
Our supportive new Personal Discipleship Plan (PDP) initiative links you up with David (our Vicar) for two or three chats over a few months. During these conversations, you will be able to discuss your spiritual journey and your gifting, and you will be encouraged in your development of your inner spiritual life in Christ Jesus.
Contact David for more information. These meetings can be done online.
Abingdon Food Bank
If you would like to contribute, please leave non-perishable food items with Jenny Weaving, Hazel Brennan or Susan Green. You can leave these items in the box outside their front doors. Jenny will then transport these items to the Food Bank.
If you would prefer to donate money instead, then follow this link:
Giving during Coronavirus Restrictions
For those of you who would normally give on a Sunday through the green envelope schemes and have been unable to do so since the church closed in March but wish to continue to donate, you may do so by
a) Setting up a direct on-line payment through the Parish Giving Scheme
b) Continuing to use the Gift Aid envelopes - a supply is available at the West Door of the Church. You can post your current and outstanding donations through Hazel Brennan’s letter box.
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.
Follow this link to find full details and to complete your Consent Form, if you have not completed one already.
If you have any questions about this, please speak to the Vicar or email email@example.com
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.
A reminder for Church Officers who need to renew their safeguarding training:
If you have not previously completed courses C0 & C1 you must now complete "Basic Awareness" and "Foundation" safeguarding training before attending a Leadership session. These online modules can be accessed at:
As Safeguarding Officer, Susan Green would be grateful if everyone she has asked to undertake an on-line Safeguarding course would let her know when this has been completed.
Sadly the following activities are currently suspended - but do contact the various leaders for the latest updates on the situation
Under review, in the light of Gary's departure.
Petypher House Group
First Tuesday of the month at 3pm. Open to anyone, not only Petypher House residents. Speak to David or Pat for more details. #
Prayer & Praise
Contemporary sung worship, with a short talk and prayer. Fourth Sunday of the month at 7.15pm in Church Room. Come at 7pm for coffee. Does not run in July and August.
First Friday of the month at 7.15pm in the Church Room. Free popcorn, hot drink and chocolates passed round. No children under 16. Contact Margo or Corrinna for more details.
Food Bank Box
This 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. (But see above.)
Please speak to David if you are interested.
Technical Team needs Helpers
Please speak to David if you would like to learn how to:
Set up and take down the projectors and run the service PowerPoints, and/or
Operate 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.