This Week’s Notices
May 23 (12.30 PM) | Franciscan Spirituality: Embracing Creation with Love
The Origins of Franciscan Theology: Bonaventure, Master of Paris, Disciple of Assisi Fr Paul Rout OFM, Heythrop College, University of London.
May 30 (12.30 PM) | Franciscan Spirituality: Embracing Creation with Love
Ecology and Franciscan Spirituality Br Samuel SSF, Hilfield Friary.
Jun 06 (12.30 PM) | Franciscan Spirituality: Embracing Creation with Love
The Life of St Francis in Renaissance Italian Art Dr Nicholas Gendle, Art Historian, University of Oxford.
Jun 09 (10.30 AM) | St Giles Church Pilgrimage. All welcome!
An eight mile journey along ancient pilgrimage routes from the centre of Oxford to the ‘holy well’ at Binsey, arriving at Christ Church Cathedral.
We will begin our journey at the 12th century church of St Giles, which originally lay outside the city of Oxford, as befits its dedication to the patron saint of beggars and outcasts.
Following a ‘Pilgrim Mass’ using words from the 11th century Sarum Missal, we will leave Oxford at about 11.30, arriving at St Margaret’s Church, Binsey, in time for lunch.
We will then walk by the banks of the River Thames as far as Folly Bridge, then through Christ Church Meadow to the Cathedral, where we will be given a tour of the Cathedral with its shrine to St Frideswide. Tea in the Priory Room will be followed by Evensong at 6.00 pm.
The pilgrimage is free (bring your own lunch and other supplies), but pilgrims must register. Please contact Sally Welch on 07974439630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 13 (12.30 PM) | Franciscan Spirituality: Embracing Creation with Love
Francis and the Papacy Fr Tom Reist, Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury.
Partner organization for May: Diocese of Northern Uganda (DNU)
The DNU is a faith-based organization that belongs to the global Anglican Communion. The diocese began in March 1903 when the first Church Missionary Society entered Acholi land. Its first Acholi mission was established at Keyo (1904–08). Diocesan status was granted in 1961 when the DNU was carved from the Diocese of Upper Nile.
The DNU is located within the districts of Gulu and Amuru in Northern Uganda, and covers an area of 11,734 km 2. The area has a tropical climate characterized by orographic rainfall and the predominant vegetation is largely composed of savanna grassland.
The area has a total population of about 450,000 people, most of whom were confined to one of the 51 IDP camps during the war. Now that the area has returned to relative peace, about 80 percent of those displaced have left the camps and gone back to their villages. This has placed enormous pressure on already weakened family support systems, social services and natural resources.
More information from the website.
St Margaret’s Church 2013 Stewardship Campaign —see this page.
Easy fundraising —see this page.
Weekly rotas —see this page.
Items for notices or pewsheet to Kathryn Bunch
or email@example.com by noon on Thursday