Services this Sunday

Sunday 26th March, 2017,  09.30
Coming Together with Communion Special Service
St John the Baptist
Sunday 2nd April, 2017,  09.30
Common Worship Order One Contemporary
Mothering Sunday
Theme
Passion Sunday
Rev'd Andrew Petit
Priest
Rev'd Tom Farrell

1st Reading
Ezekiel 37. v1-14  John Atkins
 
2nd Reading
Romans 8. v6-11  Jill Atkins 
Ps 87  Ted Morse
Gospel
John 11. v1-45  Celebrant
As set
Eucharist
1
As set
Intercessions
Rosemary Garner
Linda Farrar-Hockley
Chalice
Julia Howard
Ted Morse
Sidesman
Rosemary Garner
Pat Morse
Coffee
Veronica Port

Flowers

Rosemary Garner
Cleaning
Rosemary Garner
Breyan Knowles
Organist
Mo Windsor
851, 54 v1,5,6, 971, 387, 630 v1,3,4
Hymns
738, Ps 130, 649, 323, 187 (T188)

Friday 31st March,  11.00
Old Vicarage
Thursday 6th April,  11.00
Janet Knowles
Assistant
Veronica Port

Parish Share

The Parish Share represents a significant proportion of our Annual Expenditure.  Please click on the link below for a presentation by the Diocese on how our 'gift' helps further the work of the church in the Oxford Diocese.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2nkugm6jvnnb3t/For%20where%20your%20treasure%20is%20-%20Diocesan%20Finances.pdf?dl=0
Take a look at the History Tab for some excellent new pictures of the church and the churchard.  Many thanks to John Ward and Bill Nicholls

Outreach


Watch a video of the development of our Outreach Partnership with St Phillip the Apostle, Huhudi South Africa


video



On Sunday, 20th October, 2013 we celebrated the completion of Re-ordering Work in our Church with a Special Service:

Moving forward the work of the Gospel

We would like to share with you the Intercessions used during the Service.

Living God,
In this building, our church, 
    used to the sound of singing:
    which has seen baptisms and funerals;
    where people have come to be married;
    or to celebrate the birth of a child;
    where people have wept, or have been filled with joy.
In this building, our church, 
    where people through prayer: 
    have wrestled with the deep things of life; 
    have been stirred and changed.
In this building, our church, 
    where you have ever loved your people:
    be with us now and for always.
  
Dear Father,
Make our minds and hearts, like the new wineskins, 
     strong , open and 
     ready to receive the new wine of your Holy Spirit and 
     the knowledge of your great love and truth. 
Renew us, help us always to listen to you, 
     to be ready to respond, and 
     to travel with you in any way you ask of us,

God, our Heavenly Father,
Help us to make the door of our church 
     wide enough to welcome 
           all who need human love and fellowship and a Father’s care;
     but narrow enough to shut out 
           all envy, pride and lack of love. 
Help us to make it a place 
     where the tempted can find help, 
     the sorrowing receive comfort, 
     the sick find rest, and 
     the penitent be assured of your mercy; 
     a place where all your children can be renewed and 
     go on their way in hope and with confidence in your love.