Common Side of Partnership Link

SUMMERTOWN–WOLVERCOTE CHURCH PARTNERSHIP - www.summertown-wolvercotechurchpartnership.org
THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, SUMMERTOWN; THE ANGLICAN PARISH CHURCHES OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, SUMMERTOWN AND
ST PETER, WOLVERCOTE; WOLVERCOTE BAPTIST CHURCH. LINKED WITH ST CHAD’S, TAUNG, KIMBERLEY AND KURUMAN DIOCESE, S. AFRICA
Our four churches have pledged to work together creatively and flexibly to share the Gospel with our local communities, to support and
learn from each other through prayer and joint study, to strengthen our friendships, and through all this to witness to our underlying unity in Christ
PARTNERSHIP LINK
CHURCH PARTNERSHIP OFFICE - The Parish Room, St Peter’s Church, First Turn, Upper Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8AQ
Open Thursday 9.30-11.00am (EXCEPT August!) (01865) 236 094; [email protected]
Items for this side of PARTNERSHIP LINK - to Jenny Gerrard - by 6.00pm (PROMPT), TUESDAYS
20 Diamond Court, 153 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AA ([email protected])
A PILGRIMAGE OF LIGHT (CANDLEMAS) TODAY
Sun. 1 Feb. Pilgrimage begins: 3.30pm, Cutteslowe Pavilion, Cutteslowe Park With a St Michael's destination, it
takes place to mark the end of the Epiphany season. We will
have a Christingle celebration followed by refreshments. All
people of all ages are warmly invited. Gavin Knight 556 079
LET’S MAKE TAX FAIR WORKSHOP Thurs. 5 Feb., 6.008.00pm, Oxfam Head Office, John Smith Dr. OX4 2JY Annual corporate tax dodging costs developing countries c $160
billion, the UK £billions, money which could help tackle poverty. Training workshop re a new campaign to get tough on tax
dodgers. Free but NB ticket: https://www.eventbrite. co.uk/
e/oxford-lets-make-tax-fair-workshop-tickets-14447957229
NB CHANGED VENUE! SUMMERTOWN CHORAL
SOCIETY WINTER CONCERT Sat. 7 Feb., 8.00pm,
St Michael's Church, Lonsdale Road Programme:
Gioachino Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle; two short motets
by Rossini and Giacomo Meyerbeer. Tickets £12 at the door
(under-16s free).
Clive Williams
OPEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP Mon. 9 Feb., 2.30pm, St
Peter's Old School Room Robin Richardson will give a talk
on "Religion in the public square". As usual, there will be
plenty of time for discussion, followed by tea. Everyone is very
welcome.
Margaret Williams
community transport. Contact
Christopher Gowers
512 047; [email protected]
REMINDERS
THE QUARTERLY Contributions for the next issue will be welcomed by any of the editors, Ann Stedman, Michael Daniell and
John Harding (e-mail / MS). Submission deadline: Sun. 15 Feb.
Contributions of no more than 600 words.
John Harding
LENT QUIET DAY Sat. 21 Feb., 10.00am-4.00pm, Cherwell
Centre Led by Ann Persson: 'A Song of Pilgrimage - a Quiet Day
based on Psalm 84'. The cost of the day will depend on how
many attend (not more than £20, and should not deter anyone
from coming). Please let me know if you are interested.
Revd Viv Bridges [email protected]; 558 705
BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP NOTES BRF produces a
range of 4 different series - New Daylight, Guidelines, Day by Day
with God, The Upper Room. If you’d like to subscribe as part of a
group membership (cheaper than individual subscription) or know
more about having any of these booklets on a regular basis
please contact me 559 179; [email protected] internet.com or
Jasmine Howse 514 165.
Ann Stedman
AND ALSO...
AFTER EIGHT Sun., 8.00pm, Christ Church Cathedral informal
FIRST TURN BRIDGE CLOSED (Woodstock Rd-Mere Rd)
Sun. 15 Feb.-29 Nov. Information Exhibition* Thurs. 12
Feb., 2.00-8.00pm, St Peter’s Parish Room A footbridge for
most of the time; Godstow Rd/Mere Rd for vehicles (* also re
Oxford Parkway area)
NEWS FROM ST CHAD'S Revd Letta Mosadi has left
St Chad's to continue her ministry in another church. Fr Tsabeng has been appointed as priest. Tlotlo writes that it is very
hot and they are praying for rain. Greetings from St Chad's.
EBOLA CRISIS The Partnership contributed over £500
towards an order for protective clothing to be sent to Sierra
Leone, the order has been placed with the suppliers - you can
see a copy of it at the back of your church. There will be more
news from Adeline in due course.
Sue Smith
A WEEK IN TAIZE 17-24 May If you are interested and
would like to know more please get in touch.
Sue Smith 559 433; [email protected]
TEAM LEADER AND A YOUTH WORKER NEEDED to
join Innovista's Thrive Team, Barton. Do you have a heart for
hard-to-reach young people in urban communities with
multiple deprivations? You’ll need enthusiasm, patience, a
desire for excellence, and a JNC qualification or equivalent
experience. Details www.innovista.org/jobs. Pauline Main
COMMUNITY TRANSPORT To help member churches of
the Partnership we have updated our information on how to
book the CWW Community Bus, and how to organise trips
and care for passengers. We also include information on how
to obtain car lifts in the area and on other providers of
worship • conversation Enduring War... Engaging with Peace FEB.
1st Major General Sir Tim Cross, Former General Officer
Commanding Troops, Iraq. www.chch.ox.ac.uk/cathedral
RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND FREEDOM Tues., 5.00pm, Oxford
Centre for Christianity & Culture, Regent’s Park College FEB.
3rd International Law and the Freedom of Religion: Promoting Diversity, producing Division? Prof. Malcolm Evans OBE, Univ. of Bristol.
A CONTINUING JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE: Exploring the
Wisdom of the Mystics Thurs., 12.30pm, St Giles
FEB. 5th Mother Teresa: Responding to the thirsting Christ, Kathryn
Spink. www.ocsg.uk.net/
OPEN DISCUSSION SERIES Thurs., 6.00pm, Main Lecture
Theatre/The Boardroom, Oxford Brookes, Harcourt Hill Campus.
Free, no need to book. FEB. 5th What can the Church of England
Offer to 21st-Century Britain? Ven. Martin Gorick (Chair), Revd
Emma Percy, Canon Beaumont Stevenson, Alison Webster. Details
Shahriar [email protected]
GREEK FOOD FAIR Sat. 7 Feb., 10.00am-2.30pm, Wesley
Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall St Enjoy home-made
Greek & international delicacies, and live Greek music.
AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE Mon. 23 Feb., 7.00pm, North
Wall Theatre Family Dramas: Shakespeare on Loving, Leaving
and Losing Lecture, conversation, Laurie Maguire, Gwyn Daniel:
‘family life in Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Hamlet, Coriolanus’. For
Emmaus Oxford. Tickets £15, incl. pre-lecture reception from the
Box Office 319 450; www.thenorthwall.com.
1 February 2015