SUNDAY, 17 February 2019

Scripture verse for the week: Psalm 37 verse 39

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;

He is their stronghold in time of trouble.’


WHAT’S ON ……..

House Groups

We really believe that belonging to a house group is essential to find out who we are, deepen our relationships and support one another in our walk with God.  To this end, we would strongly encourage you to join one of the house groups below.  

Mark Bodeker– Monday evenings

Phil Kerry & Brian Barrett – Tuesday evenings

Adam & Amy Ogle – Tuesday evenings

 Church Electoral Roll

We are inviting the congregation to sign up to the GWP Church electoral roll.  This is for everyone who wants to register as a church member. There is no cost involved, no membership fee or commitment other than what you are currently doing!  Forms are available on the Welcome Table, which you should complete and hand back to Helen or Mark.  Thank you.

Men’s group – a date for your diary.

Please note that the men’s group night has changed from the fourth Tuesday of the month to the fourth Thursday of the month.  The next men’s group is now scheduled to take place on Thursday, 28 February at 8pm in the Station Garden Pub.  

Welcoming new residents to our community - Can you help?   

The southern part of GWP continues to see more and more houses being built and new residents joining our community. There are also new houses in the area to the north of Aureus High School.  It seems important that we make them feel welcome.  Josie and I have knocked on doors and said hello in the past and wondered if you would like to join us doing it again?  It is not difficult and people are generally happy to chat about community and to be invited to come to our church. The Welcome Leaflet helps here.  If you would be interested in doing this, do get in contact with me. I would be most grateful of your support.  Mark     

Prayer Spaces

If you would like to volunteer to help out with Prayer Spaces at Northbourne School during the week of the 4 – 8 March, please use the sign-up sheet on the Welcome Table or speak to Mark.  

C2S1 Safeguarding Training

The next C2S1 safeguarding training sessions will take place at St Mary’s Church Wallingford, on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 from 6pm –9pm. 

Please use the appropriate link below to register for a space so that the team can prepare the correct training materials and certificates. If you want to attend C2S1:

If you just want to attend S1

CAP Money Course at Harwell Church Hall

Three free sessions to help you manage your money better are scheduled to take place on Saturday, 23 & 30 March and 13 April from 10.15am. Breakfast butties are included.  To book a place on the course, call 01235 834256 or email

Church AGM

The Church AGM will take place at the Vicarage at 5pm on Sunday, 7 April.  This will replace our Pizza and Prayer evening for the month, although pizza will be available and there will also be opportunity for prayer!  Please put this date in your diary.  

Easter Celebration – Saturday, 20 April 

Volunteers are required to help at the Easter Celebration which this year will take place in the hall and café at UTC from 2pm – 4pm (setting up from 12 noon).  If you are able to help with crafts, baking,welcoming people, serving drinks and snacks and setting up and taking down, please contact Claire.  


‘Pathways’,the magazine for the people of the Diocese of Oxford, is available on the Welcome Table.  Please feel free to take one. 

Didcot Food Bank

The Food Bank continues to be busy and current greater needs are:

Tinned meat/meat pies; long-life baguettes (ie that require baking before eating); pasta sauces, preferably tomato; packet puddings; whole UHT milk
packet potato; long-life juice; biscuits; treats; cereal;sugar; tinned veg.  More volunteers are required to staff the Food bank on Tuesdays and Friday. If you are able to help please email the Didcot Baptist Church Office –

Mark’s day off…..

is Wednesday.  Please respect Mark’s day of rest.  If you need help on Wednesdays please contact Helen in the office – telephone: 01235510865 or Thank you.

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