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Christmas Card 21 November 2014

Oxford Poverty Action Trust (OxPAT) has produced its first Christmas card (~5” x 7”, and £5.00 for a pack of 10). Local artist John Somerscales has donated the artwork which is a winter view of Brasenose College Oxford. Profits from the card will boost the money OxPAT is able to give to the Oxford homelessness charities it supports. See the Oxpat website for more detail about what OxPAT does and the agencies supported. The cards can be bought direct from Liz Storrar who can give you more details— email: christmascards@oxpat.org. The cards are also available at the Charity Christmas Card Fair now running at the Oxford Town Hall until the 18 December (10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday).

Christmas Toy Appeal 21 November 2014

This year we are supporting the Salvation Army’s Appeal for toys to distribute to families. Toys should be new and unwrapped, and be brought to Church by Sunday, December 14th and left on the chest by the small organ where there are greeting tags and leaflets available. Gifts for older children and teenagers are particularly appreciated. If you have any queries, please contact Michele on crawford.smith22@btinternet.com. Thank you for any donations.

Note from PCC Meeting 14 November 2014

From December, the 6:15pm Eucharist on Tuesdays will be cease as a regular weekly service. Falling numbers in attendance has meant that this service has only been viable intermittently over the past few months.

About Us

We are a traditional, vibrant church. The Eucharist is central to our worship.

If you would like to attend the 10.30 Sunday Eucharist, you can find a short guide here.

We follow the liturgical year, celebrating major festivals and Saints’ Days, enriching and uplifting our worship through colour and sound.

Our aim is to provide a worshipping environment in which people of all ages, both individuals and families, are welcomed as part of a wider family.

Our flourishing choir and fine organ make a major contribution to the strong musical dimension of our services, following the very best choral tradition of English music.

We encourage the development of faith through exploration, learning from each other and supporting each other in our life of faith. The active Sunday school furthers this aim. We aim to encourage one another to a commitment to a life of prayer and in particular to pray regularly for one another.

St Margaret’s Church is located on the corner of St Margaret’s and Kingston Road: see the map.

St Margaret’s is closely involved with the local Church of England Primary School, SS. Philip and James School, and St Margaret’s Institute, our local community centre. In addition we support a number of outreach projects.

The parish War Memorial is situated in the corner of St Margaret’s churchyard.

St Margaret’s is a registered charity. No. 1154947: ‘The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of SS Philip and James with St. Margaret’.

St Margaret’s is part of the Church of England, and is located in the Diocese of Oxford. It forms part of a Joint Benefice uniting the parish of St Giles’ with the parish of St Margaret’s Church and the (now closed) church of St Philip and St James (Phil & Jim).

We believe in God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.