This Sunday's Notices  - 21 October 2018

Scripture verse for the week:  Mark 10 verse 45

‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’


Men’s Social Evening

The next men’s social evening takes place this coming Tuesday, 23 October at the Station Garden Pub from 8pm.  Please feel free to come and join me for a chat and a pint.  Jimmy.


Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir  90th Birthday Concert – 27 October 2018 

Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir invites you to join them for a celebration of 90 years of making music in Oxford at Oxford Town Hall from 7.30pm.  Joining Oxford Welsh on stage will be the highly regarded Côr Meibion de Cymru and prize winning young soloists Samantha Oxborough and Rhydian Jenkins. Tickets, which cost £15, (accompanied children free) can be purchased from Sharron Jenkinson on 01235 203929 or oxwelsh@gmail.com


Cherishing God’s Earth - A Series of Talks

Rev David Rice,with the help of Revd Jennifer Brown, Science Missioner in the Churn benefice, has put together a series of talks which explore what the Christian faith has to say about our care of creation. The talks,which are being held at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford, start at 3.30pm and will cover the following topics:
Sunday, 28 October:Cherishing God’s Earth: where to begin?
Sunday, 18 November: Cherishing God’s Earth: putting it into practice.
Sunday, 25 November:  Cherishing God’s Earth: what about plastic?

A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving For Those Who Have Died 

An All Souls’ service to remember loved ones who have died and light a candle in their memory will take place at All Saints’, Didcot, on Sunday, 28 October at 4pm.  You are most welcome to attend.  Josie will be leading this service.


Safeguarding Training

A Safeguarding Level C1 training course has been booked for Saturday, 3 November at St Agatha’s, Brightwell cum Sotwell OX10 0RT.  The course will run for approximately 2.5 hours, starting at 10am.  Tea and coffee will be available from 9:30am.  If you would like to attend,  please contact Wendy (aidwallingforddeanery@gmail.com ortel 01491 839091).   Please remember to email both Helen and Eleanor Hards, All Saints’ Safeguarding Officer, on completion of training.  Eleanor’s email address is eleanorhards@aol.com


Pizza & Prayer

A pizza and prayer evening will be held on Sunday, 4 November at the Vicarage from 5pm.  We will endeavour to eat at 5.30pm and then start praying for a short while at 6.30pm.  In order that sufficient pizzas can be ordered, please could you confirm your attendance with Helen on administrator@didcotallsaintshall.org.uk by Thursday, 1 November.  Mark.


Care for the Family - Raising Faith

This event takes place at the King’s Centre, Oxford, OX2 0ES on 14 November from 7.30pm –10pm and is for any parent, particularly if you are a parent of a child under ten, who wants practical tips on how to build faith into family life.  Tickets, which cost £6, can be bought at https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/other-events/raising-faith


Hearing God’s Call– Vocations in the Oxford Diocese

This is an opportunity for those who are considering God’s call (in whatever form) to meet with others on a similar journey, and talk informally to members of the Diocesan Vocations’ Team.  Rev Mark Stafford, Chaplain at Pusey House, will be the speaker at this Thursday Eucharist Service from 6pm on 15 November.  Please note that there is no car parking at the Cathedral. Refreshments will be provided.  Register on https://hearing_gods_call_eucharist.eventbrite.co.uk. 


Preaching Themes for the New Year

We are currently in the process of looking at a number of preaching themes  for the New Year.  If there is a topic which you would particularly like to hear on Sunday morning, we would value your input.  Please email your suggestions to Helen on administrator@didcotallsaintshall.org.uk before 18 November.


Prayer Spaces

All Saints' School is holding Prayer Spaces during the week commencing 26 November and this year it is going to be on the theme of Advent.  If you’d like to help, please contact Tim on 01235511448.


Advent Community Event - Following that Star!

Saturday,1 December from 2pm - 4pm 

The Advent Community Event, which is open to everyone, will be held in the Canteen of the UTC College on Saturday, 1 December from 2pm – 4pm. We are planning to build rockets to celebrate the beginning of Advent and our journey to Christmas. There will be music and a story, all Christian focussed.  We need used 2 litre liquid containers for the rockets, so if you could begin collecting these, this would be helpful.   Ideas for traditional Christmas craft activities would be appreciated for younger children who won’t be making rockets. If you would like to run an activity, please get in touch with Helen.

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