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Parish Diary and Notices, November 2017

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Wednesday, November 1
  • 10.00am Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 1.00pm Now I am Two, St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, November 2
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 10.00am Visiting Bellringers, St Mary's K
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 8.00pm St Mary's 2020 consultation (see notice)
Friday, November 3
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.45am Mothers' Union, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal, St Mary's K
Saturday, November 4

Sunday, November 5

4th before Advent (All Saints')

  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am All Together at St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's HP
  • 2.00pm Holy Baptism, St Mary's K
  • 3.00pm Memorial Service at St Mary's HP
    (Please note change of time)
  • 5.00pm Memorial Service at St Mary's K
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, November 6
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, November 7
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am-12 Little Acorns (0-5's), St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy Communion at St John's
Wednesday, November 8
  • 10.00am Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 1.00pm Now I am Two, St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, November 9
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 10.00pm Bible Study Group, Frank Cook Court
  • 2.30pm St Mary's Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, November 10
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal, St Mary's K
Saturday, November 11
  • 3.00pm Set up St Mary's K for Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, November 12

3rd before Advent

  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Remembrance Service at St Mary's K
  • 11.30am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
  • 7.00pm St Mary's Choir Practice
Monday, November 13
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 1.00pm Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, November 14
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am-12 Little Acorns (0-5's), St John's
  • 1.00pm Little Stars, St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy, St John's
  • 8.00pm Standing Committee, Refectory
Wednesday, November 15
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 1.00pm Now I am Two, St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, November 16
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 2.30pm Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 8.00pm CTK Council meeting, Refectory
Friday, November 17
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal, St Mary's K
  • 7.00pm Games Evening, St John's (see notice)
Saturday, November 18
  • 7.00pm Friends of St Mary's AGM
  • 7.45pm Friends of St Mary's Lecture (see notice)

Sunday, November 19

2nd before Advent

  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Open Space at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's HP
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
Monday, November 20
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, November 21
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am Hub: Little Acorns, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Stars, St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy at St John's
Wednesday, November 22
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Hub:Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 1.00pm Funeral, St Mary's K
  • 1.00pm Hub: Now I am Two, St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, November 23
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 2.30pm St Mary's Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
Friday, November 24
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 12noon Funeral, St Mary's K
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.00pm St M's Choristers' rehearsal, St Mary's K
Saturday, November 25

Sunday, November 26

Christ the King

  • 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 9.30am Parish Communion at St John's
  • 10.00am Parish Communion at St Mary's K
  • 7.00pm TIG at St John's
  • 7.00pm St Mary's Choir Practice
Monday, November 27
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.30am Flower Club, Refectory
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Bunnies, St John's
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 6.30pm Meditation, St Mary's Refectory
Tuesday, November 28
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 10.00am Hub: Little Acorns, St John's
  • 1.00pm Hub: Little Stars, St John's
  • 1.30pm Prayer & Fellowship House Group
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 7.30pm Iona Liturgy at St John's
  • 8.15pm Advent Course at St John's
Wednesday, November 29
  • 10.00am Holy Communion at St Mary's K
  • 10.00am Hub:Bouncing Babies, St Mary's Refectory
  • 1.00pm Hub: Now I am Two, St John's
  • 8.00pm Wednesday House Group
Thursday, November 30
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's
  • 9.30am Mothers & Toddlers, Refectory
  • 2.30pm Art Group, Refectory
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer, Lady Chapel, St John's

Notices


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General Notices

THANK YOU !
A huge thank you to all who brought food to last week's Harvest Festival. This was gratefully received by the North Oxfordshire food bank, in a slight change to the notice in last week's service sheet. The kind donations will all go to local people in need.

CHRISTIAN AID BREAKFAST
Thanks to everyone who supported the Big Breakfast at Kidlington Baptist Church. A total of £406 was raised for Christian Aid.

MANY THANKS
for all your good wishes and cards on the birth of baby Thomas. He's settling in very well. Lizzie is quite resigned to another brother - she knew what to expect! I hope to be able to bring him over to introduce him before long. Judith Ryder.

CAN YOU SEW?
We need some help shortening the sleeves of the chorister robes! If you can help please contact David Hewett (07724 063194, dave_hewett@hotmail.com).

CHEQUES PAYABLE TO THE CHURCH
After our change in bank account last year, any cheque for planned giving or otherwise must be made payable to Kidlington with Hampton Poyle PCC.


Dated Notices


2020 BUILDING PROJECTS CONSULTATION MEETING
8pm 2nd November, St Mary's Kidlington
As part of our 800th birthday celebrations for St Mary's Kidlington and St Mary's Hampton Poyle we have three important building projects which will enhance the ministry in both our ancient churches: a toilet for St Mary's Hampton, a mended roof for St John's Kidlington, and a rebuilt, redesigned, or completely new refectory and hall for St Mary's Kidlington.

Before going any further with the plans for St Mary's Kidlington. we would like to consult all those with an interest in St Mary's. What sort of hall would you like to see? What or who would you like to see it used for? What are the creative possibilities in designing it? We are holding two consultation meetings: Thursday 28th September for parish members, and Thursday 2nd November for stakeholders and local people. Both are at 8pm in St Mary's. Please do tell others and come with your thoughts and ideas.

MEGHANN'S LLM LICENSING Nov 4th
I am being licensed on Saturday 4th November in Christ Church Cathedral at 11am. If you would like to come to the service to support me, please could you let me know by Monday 9th October as I need to book seats. meghann_hewett@hotmail.com

ALL SOULS MEMORIAL SERVICE 5th Nov
This years' services will be on Sunday 5th November at
  • 3pm at St Mary's Hampton Poyle; and
  • 5pm at St Mary's Kidlington.
Both services will include the lighting of candles and the reading of names. Do invite visitors if you think they would like to come. There is a list at the back of the church for you to put names of people that you would like remembered.

REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT 11th Nov
Islip village hall, Saturday 11th November at 7pm. The Sylvan Ensemble will play a programme of chamber music, including Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Ravel and more. Tickets £10/%pound;5 on the door or from Islip Village Shop.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 12th Nov
The civic service is at St Mary's Kidlington at 10am, followed by laying of wreaths at the war memorial. And for those who wish to receive communion there will be a short liturgy of the sacrament at 11.30am in the chancel.

A NEW GROUP 13th Nov
Do you find social situations uncomfortable? Are groups something that you avoid? But you would like to find out more about God and the Bible in a safe and friendly environment? Then this could be the group for you! We are trialing a new group meeting fortnightly between November and February in which we can encourage each other and go deeper into Christian faith together. No question too stupid, no one will be put on the spot or made to speak, everyone's presence will be valued, we will go at our own pace. Some Bible study, some prayer, some learning in a supportive atmosphere. If you are a shy person, or find life a struggle we hope that you will find this group safe and encouraging. Meet on Monday at 2pm in the refectory at St Mary’s Kidlington, or at the church porch at ten to two. First meeting is on Monday 13th Nov then Mon 27th Nov. To find out more and without any obligation, send an email to felicityscroggie@gmail.com or chat with Felicity ( 07821 542182).

WILLOW TREE CAFE LUNCH Nov 15th
Just a reminder.

GAMES EVENING WITH SUPPER Fri 17th Nov
At St John's at 7pm. Adults £7.50 including Fish and Chips or Vegetarian Chilli. Children £2.50 including Fish fingers or chicken nuggets (with chips). Tickets with supper choice must be bought in advance from Margaret Day (375916) or Malcolm Austen (372678).

FRIENDS OF ST MARY'S ANNUAL LECTURE: Sat 18th Nov
Katharine Eustace FSA (Kate Hamilton) will deliver a lecture on The Stones of Kidlington: St Mary's - History under your Feet and Before your Eyes at 7.45pm. The lecture is preceded at 7pm by our first ever annual meeting with refreshments. Free entry, donations. Kate is a Church Street resident, an authority on antiquities, and also great fun! Please come, and invite your friends too. Read more about the Friends of St Mary's.

TUESDAY EVENING ADVENT COURSE 28th November 5th, 12th December
We will be following Bishop Steven's Advent course on the Beatitudes, exploring how we can be more contemplative, compassionate and courageous as we prepare for the Christmas season. These sessions will be on Tuesdays 28th November, 5th and 12th December, 8.15-9.45pm at St John's Church.


Looking Ahead

Mothers' Union December 1st
The Revd Mervyn Puleston will lead an informal Advent Service in the Refectory on Friday, December 1st at 10 for 10.15am. Please come along and support this if you can. There will be coffee & mince pies afterwards (or before if you're unable to stay!) Look forward to seeing you. All welcome.

ADVENT & GIFT SUNDAY 3rd December
As a new church year begins and the season of preparation for Christmas begins we invite you to bring some gifts to church. We are asking you to provide gifts for families in particular need, who may not otherwise be able to afford a little something special for themselves and their children. Please wrap and mark/tag the gift and say if it is for a girl, boy and age, or for a man or woman. Thank you.

Through the New Church year with Laura
Sundays 3rd and 17th December
Every Advent we start a new church year. This year Laura is going to offer a series of teaching slots on the significance and meaning of each liturgical season, after the Sunday service at St Mary's (eg Advent, Christmas and epiphany, lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ascension...). Just as coffee time concerts happen at roughly 11.30 for half an hour, so Laura's reflections will be spread throughout the year according to the seasons, at roughly 11.30am. There will be 20 minutes teaching plus questions. No need to sign up. No need to go to every one. No questions too stupid. She will cover the season of Advent on Sundays 3rd and 17th Dec.