SUNDAY,17 November 2019

Scripture verse for the week: 2 Thessalonians 3 verse 13

‘As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.’

Today’s Sermon Topic

Our sermon topic today is ‘Hope in Turmoil’. 

What’s on this week?

House Groups

The Monday evening house group will meet at Brian & Helen’s from 8pm.

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

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

Church News

Worship Leader 

It is great to announce that Hannah has agreed to become our new Worship Leader. Hannah brings a great deal of talent and energy to the role and has plans to develop our music and worship both in our services as well as times where we can join together and praise God through song and prayer. I am really grateful to Hannah for taking on this demanding role and I hope you will all give her lots of encouragement and support. Hannah also joins our Leadership Team at an important time where we will be thinking and praying about where God is leading us as a community church.

Leaflet Distribution

Volunteers are required to distribute leaflets on the GWP estate advertising our Christmas events and services. Please let me know if you are able to help. Thank you. Mark.

Advent Praise 

Andy & Debbie Lord will be hosting an Advent Praise service on Sunday,1 December, 2019 at 6pm at All Saints' Church, Lydalls Road, Didcot. In order that as many people as possible from GWP church family can attend the service to support Andy and Debbie at this event, our normal monthly Pizza and Prayer meeting on 1 December has been cancelled. Mark

Dates for your diary

Community Carol Service - Saturday, 7 December, 5pm – 7pm 

We are planning a community outreach event in early December for residents to join together to sing carols and engage in the Christmas story. We need people to help organise this with us. If you would like to be part of this important outreach please see either Claire or me. Mark

What’s on in the wider community?

Didcot Choral Society

Didcot Choral Society will be performing Mozart’s Requiem accompanied by chamber orchestra on Saturday, 23 November from 7.30pm at St Matthew’s Church, Harwell. Tickets, which cost £10, (free for accompanied school aged children) are available on the door, by calling 07915 094842 or online at

Ecumenical Study Group - Through Advent with Charles Wesley

The Ecumenical Study Group will be meeting during Advent this year on Fridays: 29 November and 6, 13 & 20 December from 10.30am to 12 noon at the home of Jenny. We shall be reflecting on four of the Advent carols of Charles Wesley.  For further information speak with Mark.

Advent Quiet Day – Saturday, 30 November 

The Centre of Reflection at Aston Tirrold will be holding an Advent ‘Quiet Day’ on Saturday, 30 November from 10am – 4pm. The theme will be ‘O come, O come, Emmanuel’. The day will be led by Keith Green and Josie Midwinter. For more details email


If you have useable tools which are no longer required, then TWAM (Tools with a Mission) can always put them to good use. A list of tools which can be donated is on the notice board. All the tools enable people overseas to earn a living and support their families. For more details contact Mark.

Didcot Food Bank

The Food Bank continues to be busy with an increased need for food at this time of year. In particular, donations of jam, instant coffee, tinned carrots and veg, toilet rolls, washing up liquid, shower gel, nappies and sanitary products would be appreciated. Christmas food would also be appreciated although not sprouts or mince pies!

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