Today, straight after the Parish Eucharist, St Margaret’s will be playing cricket against St. Giles at St Edward’s School. We are aiming get there for 12:30 to start at 1pm. Please let Tom know 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. There are details describing how to find the pitch at the back of church.
On Sunday evening (8th July) at 6pm there will be a Sung Eucharist to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of the Rev’d Georgie Simpson’s ordination as a priest.
The preacher will be the Rt. Rev’d Rowan Williams
former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Everyone is very welcome to join with Georgie in marking this special occasion.
Next Sunday (July 15) we will be celebrating our patronal festival. Following the Parish Eucharist there will be the traditional shared lunch from 12.30pm for grace at 1.00pm in the Vicarage garden (in 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 – on the 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.
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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.
The number of newly-stitched kneelers for St. Margaret’s is gradually growing. However, we would like to step up our output! We meet monthly to sew together and if you would like to join our group please email kneelers.
Do you shop on line? Do you want to additional generate funds for St. Margaret’s as you shop at no extra cost to yourself? Then register with https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmargaretsoxford/ and add to the nearly £1100 we have raised already.
Sick: Audrey Faber, Christina Dagleish, Margaret Holmes, Polly, Anne Screech, Beth Fairbairn, Becca Henderson, Joan Johnson
RIP: Eric Stanley (21/06/2018)
Year’s mind: Linda Sellar (8/7/2016), Charles Wickham-Jones (14/07/2017)