Notices for Sunday, 13 August 2017

Activities this summer, all starting in St. Margaret’s, 10:00am-12:00pm:

Wednesday 23 August: Crafts

Friday 25 August: Sports

Wednesday 30 August: Nature Trail

Friday 1 September: Picnic

More info from:

We will be having an afternoon of music making on Sunday 17 September (with a rehearsal on Sunday 10 September), in memory of Anthony Aston Smith.  We’ll be performing Purcell’s Come ye sons of art and some other items.  If you would like to take part, please contact Samantha Schad (  Singers and instrumentalists of all ages and levels of expertise are welcome!

Michèle is glad to hear from anyone who would like to join St. Margaret’s flower rota.  If you would like more information, please speak to Michèle who is also happy to give individual help and support to anyone who would like to try but feels that they lack experience or confidence!

Calling young Oxford writers!  Writers in Oxford is running a competition for writers aged 18-30: 500 words on the theme, ‘Inspired by Oxford.’  £1,000 in cash prizes, closing date 1 September 2017.  See

The Gatehouse is currently short on volunteers.  Can you spare a few hours to volunteer?  The Gatehouse is open 5:00-7:00pm on Mon-Fri and 4:00-6:00pm on Sundays.  If you can, please contact

Wednesday 23 August, 4:00-6:00pm in the League of Friends Café, Level 2 of the main John Radcliffe Building: the hospital chaplaincy team is holding an Open Afternoon to welcome friends from the local community and representatives of the churches and faith groups.  You are most welcome to come along to find out more about our work in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Sir Michael Sobell House, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, and the Horton Hospital at Banbury.

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 over £900 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.

The Archway Foundation is an Oxford-based charity working with lonely, socially isolated and marginalized people.  It is organising a training workshop at Headington Baptist Church on Saturday 23 September from 9:30am and finishing at 12:30pm.  It is on the theme of “The Loneliness of Loss” and it will be offering guidance on the pastoral support of those experiencing loneliness and isolation.  There is no charge but a donation to help cover the cost of the day would be appreciated.  Booking is essential.  For further details please email

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.

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