SUNDAY, 16 February 2020


What’s on this week?



Life Groups

Our vision for Life groups is that we can meet in community and share life together as the apostles did in Acts Chapter 2 v 42 - 47. If you would like to know more information about life groups, then please speak to Mark or life group leaders, Adam and Amy, Rosie and Stephen or Su (photos on the notice board!)


Mondays: Life Group at Williams Place at 10.30am. Please speak with Kath for further details. 

Mondays: Life group will be meeting at Sue and David’s at 7pm when we will be sharing a meal and fellowship.

Tuesdays: Life group at Adam & Amy’s at 7.30pm.

Wednesdays: Life group at Rosie and Stephen’s at 7pm.



Church News


Every church in the Diocese, including our own, is now undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review as part of the national Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2). You can find out more about PCR2 on the Diocese of Oxford website: oxford.anglican.org/pcr-2 If you have information or need to make a disclosure regarding church related abuse, please make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of Oxford on 01865 208290. Further details are available on the noticeboard.




Dates for your diary


Ecumenical Prayer Meeting

An ecumenical prayer meeting is being held at Josie’s flat from 10.30am for one hour on Friday, 21 February to pray for the developments in Didcot and how the churches might respond to those developments. We will also pray for ministers and church leaders who face many challenges as Didcot continues to grow. 


Annual Church Meeting

Our Annual Church Meeting will take place on Sunday, 19 April following breakfast and the church service at UTC. Make a note of the date in your diary and join with us as we reflect on God’s goodness to us over the past year.



What’s on in the wider community?

 

Lent Praise – Sunday, 1 March at All Saints’ Church

An hour of contemporary praise & worship, prayer and reflection starting at 6pm is planned for 1 March. All welcome.

 

Day Seminar 

Rev Josie Midwinter will be leading a fascinating day seminar about St Patrick at Aston Tirrold Centre for Reflection from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, 14 March. The seminar will finish with a time of worship in the Celtic tradition. Cost: £15 including a light lunch. Please book through the centre: coordinator@reflect.freeuk.com or call 01235 850423.


Didcot Choral Society Concert

All Saints’ will be hosting Didcot Choral Society’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s ‘Hymn to Cecilia’ and other unaccompanied British choral songs on Saturday, 28 March from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available on the door, online www.trybooking.com  or by calling 07915 094842. There is no charge for accompanied school children.


Plant & Produce Sale

Please make a note in your diary that St Peter’s Church are holding a plant and produce sale on 2 May from 10am – 1pm.


The Crown Singers - Tenors and Basses wanted
The Wantage based chamber choir, the Crown Singers, is looking for tenors and basses to join us. A small group, we have recently performed
concerts of Haydn and Mendelssohn partsongs, and Music of Lamentation (Tallis and Dowland). Our next concert is planned for Saturday, 4 July,
as part of the Wantage Summer Music Festival, and will be a programme of American music by Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen and Aaron Copland. We rehearse fortnightly on a Monday evening in Grove Village Hall.  


Church Address
Great Western Park Church
UTC College Café, Greenwood Way
Harwell, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0DL
The Vicarage
The Vicarage
1 Holly Lane, Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 6DA