This Week’s Notices
Dec 12 (01.45 PM) | Singing group
Designed for those who prefer to meet in the afternoons, we will be singing a wide range of music, from folk tunes to madrigals. In St. Margaret’s. No auditions, simply come and sing! Further information email@example.com
Dec 14 (10.00 AM) | Cleaning party at St Margaret’s Church
The idea is to clean and polish parts those of the church that are not covered in the weekly cleaning round and to tidy up the church generally in advance of Christmas. Please come if you can, even if only for an hour. Coffee and cake with be provided but please bring cleaning equipment.
Dec 14 (10.30 AM) | The Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth: A Quiet Day for Advent
Led by Jean King and Georgie Simpson and offering seasonal reflections on the spirituality of waiting at St Mary’s Church Refectory, Kidlington.
Dec 14 (04.30 PM) | Come and Sing – Handel’s Messiah (part 1)
In St. Giles’ church. Rehearsal starts 4.30pm and there will be a refreshment break before the performance at 7.00pm. Price for singers £10, Music copies available to hire (Novello/Prout edition). Details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 14 (05.00 PM) | SAMMYs Christmas Concert
In St. Margaret’s. Followed by tea. Everyone Welcome.
Dec 22 (11.30 AM) | Christmas church decoration
Following the Parish Eucharist—lots of hands make light work! Soup, bread, and cheese lunch will be provided.
Partner organization for December
Médecins sans Frontières is a medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 75 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural or manmade disasters. They are working in Syria, the Philippines, and many places with lesser known medical emergencies. They are treating people with HIV/AIDS or drug-resistant TB in places where it is dangerous to go… With its ministry in dangerous, remote, rural, or war torn areas, MSF seems quite well suited as our partner organization for Advent and Christmas. Please take a look at the Noticeboard where there are some good informative leaflets. More on the side table in the Porch.
Please take one home to read… See their website.
Christmas Journey 2013
The St Margaret’s knitted Nativity Set is going on a journey around the community. Every day, it will come to rest in a different house—will you look after it for us? Sally will arrange to leave the nativity at your house in the evening of the day you sign up for and will collect it the following day. Families who host the nativity will be able to keep a knitted sheep or donkey as a ‘thank you’. Please sign up on the rota at the back of the church.
47 Men of North Oxford
A short book about the First World War which tells the stories of men from our area commemorated on the St. Margaret’s War Memorial. Copies at £6 will be available at the back of church on November 10 and 17 or from Liz Wade (01865 556031).
To mark the 25th anniversary of Andrew as a priest the PCC has set up a special fund known as The Andrew Bunch 25th Ordination Anniversary Fund (the AB25 Fund). This will be under Andrew’s sole control to spend from time to time on anything he wants to do with the fabric or mission of the church. It will be open for contributions until 19 Sep 2014. Such contributions will be made to St Margaret’s PCC but will be designated and accounted for as contributions to the fund and not as church income. Please make cheques out St Margaret’s PCC and endorsed (AB25Fund) or mark cash donations accordingly, and give them to Sarah Coleman, Treasurer, 13 Crick Road, OX2 6QL.