Today at 6pm there will be a service of Choral Evensong giving thanks for our choristers who are off to college or university. If you wish to come to the meal after the service contact Michele (email@example.com)
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On Friday 6 July Fergus Fairbairn will be swimming in aid of the Oxford Leon Association to fund projects to provide clean water. Leon is in Nicaragua and is twinned with Oxford. You can sponsor Fergus in person or at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Fergus-Fairbairn2. Thank you!
Next Sunday, July 8 at 6pm, Georgie is celebrating her 20th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood with a Sung Eucharist.
Also next Sunday, St Giles’ have challenged St Margaret’s to a cricket game to be played at St Edward’s School. We are aiming get there for 12:30 to start at 1pm. Please let Tom know or sign up at the back of Church if you would like to play. Spectators are very welcome and there will be a break for food between innings so please bring food to share, water will be provided.
This year we will be celebrating our patronal festival on Sunday, July 15. Following the Parish Eucharist there will be the traditional shared lunch in the Vicarage garden (church if wet). There is a list at the back of church to give an idea of numbers and the food you plan to bring. Ideal contributions would be cold meat or fish, vegetarian dishes, a substantial salad or alternatively a pudding or some cheese – green salad and bread will be provided as will soft drinks – adults may like to bring something stronger!
SAMMYS end of term concert will be at 3.30pm on 15th July – all welcome – including anyone in need of a bit of a sit down following the Patronal Festival and shared lunch! Tea and cake after the music.
Thursday 19 July – eve of the feast of St. Margaret of Antioch our patron saint there will be a pilgrimage to the church and well at Binsey where Bishop Stephen will preach and preside. Andrew will lead a group of walkers starting at 5.30pm from St. Giles, calling at St. Margaret’s at 6.00pm and reaching the Perch to join other pilgrims by 6.45pm. Food including a special pilgrim supper is available at the Perch but needs to be booked – please see poster for more details and contact Andrew if you are planning to come.
To help those looking at Social Activities at St Margaret’s Church, could you spend 5 minutes to fill in this survey @ https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XMFDB3M
If you wish to complete a paper version please contact Tom.
We are planning Confirmation Classes, please let Andrew or Tom know if you or a family member wishes to be confirmed this Autumn.
The email address for Tricia Brant, the community worker for St Margaret’s is now triciabrant Tricia is taking a break over the summer and will be back at work in September when she will be working directly for St Margaret’s. Most groups will continue to run during July and August, except for the film club, which will restart on the 26th September.
Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Beth Fairbairn, Becca Henderson
RIP: Michael Screech (1/6/2018)
Year’s mind: John Barnett(2/7/2010), Jean Pim (3/7/2002),
Daphne Bentley (4/7/2006), Linda Sellar (8/7/2016)
Vicar: Canon Andrew Bunch, The Vicarage, Church Walk, Oxford OX2 6LY.
Telephone 01865 510460 – email vicar
Associate Priest: Rev’d Tom Albinson, 19a St. Margaret’s Road, Oxford OX2 6RX.
Telephone 01865 515409 / 07426 948251 – email tomalbinson