Notices for 1st October

Today, 7:00pm at The Anchor on Polstead Road: Priest and Pints – feel free to drop in for a chat.  More details from

Today, 3:00pm in St. Giles: Animal Service.

Thursday 5 October, 1:45pm in St. Margaret’s Church: Thursday Afternoon Singers – Free of charge including tea and coffee afterwards.  Simply turn up at 1:45 – entrance via the Lady Chapel door to the right of the main entrance.

Saturday 7 October, 10am SAMs is back, this month’s theme is Noah. Please do come and join in the craft.

Sunday 8 October, 10:30am in St. Margaret’s: Confirmation Service.  Please pray for Dan, Claire, Joe, Iva and Alex as they prepare.  There are several road closures in Oxford on 8 October – details at to aid your journey planning.

Thursday Lunchtime Talks start in St Giles’ Church, on Thursday 12 October at 12:30pm.  The theme is Building Community, beginning with The Dynamics and Psychology of Building Community – Speaker: Anne Holmes.  During the series we will be looking at how communities are formed, maintained or destroyed in a variety of different circumstances.  This promises to be a fascinating set of talks, giving us insights from present (Grenfell Tower) and past (Indian Partition) and local situations.  See the poster for full details of all the talks.

Saturday 14 October in, 7:30pm in St. Giles’: David Gordon Trio speaks Latin jazz concert.  Tickets: £15/£12/£5.  See leaflets for full details of all the Concerts.

 The Gatehouse is appealing for donations for Christmas presents for the homeless and vulnerably housed again this year.  We hope for new donations of underpants (90% of users are male) socks, hats, gloves, scarves and bars of chocolate.  This means that hopefully we will be able to give each user of the project at least one Christmas present in 2017 (we are currently averaging 385 visits a week).

The Gatehouse’s community Christmas present wrapping event is due to be held on Wednesday 20 December 11:00am-3:00pm at St Giles Parish Rooms, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT.  Everyone is welcome, including children (with a responsible adult).  No need to book, just turn up to help!  Donations can be delivered to the same address between 4:00-7:00pm Monday-Friday and 3:00-6:00pm on Sunday.

Thank you in anticipation of your support, the project really couldn’t operate without the support of the community.

Sacristan teams: both the Sunday morning services’ (8:00am & 10:30am) sacristan teams are looking for someone to join them.  For more details contact Tom Albinson.

St. Margaret’s has now raised nearly £1000 from Easyfundraising as a result of purchases made by the members of St. Margaret’s who have registered – thank you!  This is a painless way to generate funds for St. Margaret’s when you shop online at a wide range of stores, book flights or holidays or purchase services such as insurance – please consider registering.  More details from or take a flyer from the porch.

There is now a community notice board in the porch for advertising items wanted or for sale, holiday accommodation etc.  Items for the notices or pewsheet should be handed to Michael Brooker or emailed to by 12:00 pm on Thursday.

Prayer Requests

Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Seth Ward, Tina Milkovic, Norman, Pat.

Year’s mind: Jack Faber (5/10/2015), Michael Blackler (6/10/2012)

Pewsheet 1 October