SUNDAY, 18th August 2019 +

Scripture verse for the week: Psalm 34 verse 8 ‘Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!’


SUNDAY, 25th August 2019

Scripture verse for the week: Psalm 66 verse 3 “Say to God, “How awesome are your deed! So great is your power  That your enemies cringe before you”



What’s on this week?

House Groups The Monday evening house group will restart on 16 September at Helen’s.

The Tuesday evening house group will restart on 10 September at Yan and Ruth’s.

Tuesdays: House group at Adam & Amy’s at 7.30pm.  Please call Amy on 07908253726 for more information.

Wednesdays: House group at Rosie and Stephen’s at 7pm.  Contact Rosie on  07507099326 or Stephen on 07818405104 for details.

Sunday School Please note that there is now no Sunday School until September.  Claire




Dates for your diary

Quiz Night with Buffet Supper I would like to make up a team for this event which takes place on Saturday,  7 September at All Saints’ Hall at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.  We need six to make up a team. It costs £7 for adults and £3.50 for children. If you would like to join me or if you want more details please contact Josie 01235 759398 or josie.midwinter@lineone.net  

What’s on in the wider community?



Rest in Peace Please pray for Brian, Helen, Pam and the entire Barrett following the death of Brian’s father, Gordon last Sunday. Pray that the joy of the Lord will be their strength at this sad time.

Good Article on Great Western Park We have just been featured in the online Oxford Diocese Magazine, Pathways which explains in some details about us and our community and its really a really encouraging read. Go and have a look. https://www.oxford.anglican.org/growing-a-new-church-on-great-western-park/ 

Licensing of the Rev. Andy Lord at All Saint’s Church, 10th September 7.30pm It would be great if as many of our church congregation were to come to the service and support Andy as he is licensed as a Priest in Charge and his wife Debbie who will receive a Licence to Officiate. Debbie is keen to have additional singers as part of the choir which will perform at the service itself. She is organising a scratch practice a few days before the service and will give exact details a little closer to the time. Mark

Youth Worker Vacancy – TRAIN We are currently recruiting a new youth worker to join the team here at TRAIN. It is a full time position, with potential for the role to be shared. If you are interested please visit our website (link below) for full job description. If you would like to apply please forward your CV with a covering letter detailing why your skills would be appropriate for this post. Recruitment@didcottrain.org.uk https://www.didcottrain.org.uk/about-train/jobs/youth-worker 


Treasure Times Treasure Times is running at Didcot Baptist Church on Thursdays throughout August from 10am – 12 noon.  Bibles based activities are provided for 5 – 11 year old children with their parents/carers.  There are also activities for under 5’s too!  Entry is free, although donations are welcome.  For further information contact the church office on 813187 or see the poster on the notice board.

Volunteers required for Didcot’s Summer Food Programme Didcot First and SOFEA have recently teamed up to provide free meals to children during the summer holidays. ‘The Grub Hub’ will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 29 July to 2 September apart from the August Bank Holiday Monday.  The Grub Hub will be open on Mondays at the Railway Centre from 11am – 2pm, on Wednesdays from 12 noon – 3pm and on Fridays from 11am – 2pm at the Civic Hall.  Volunteers are required to help with food preparation, run craft activities and/or sporty games.  Please contact Di on di@chesterman3.co.uk if you are able to help.  


All Saints’ Fundraising Jumble Sale with Refreshments  A jumble sale is being held on 31 August in the Youth and Community Hall of All Saints’ Church from 2pm - 4pm. Entry 50p (premium entry £1.50 from 1.30pm). Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served and there will be a raffle.  If you have jumble (adult or children’s clothes, white elephant or books) please deliver it to the hall on 30 August from 6pm – 9pm or on 31 August from 9am onwards.  


Age UK Bereavement Support Group An Age UK Bereavement Support Group will be held in the Kneller room of All Saints’ Youth & Community Hall, Roman Place, Didcot, on the first and third Wednesdays of the month starting on 4 September from 2pm – 3.30pm.  Please do come along if you feel that this would be of benefit to you.  Lucy, who is hosting the group, will be delighted to see you.

C2 Safeguarding Training – Advance Notice All Saints’ will be hosting a C2 Safeguarding course at 8pm on Monday,  11 November (finish time 10pm). This is a later than usual starting time to accommodate people's working arrangements so I hope it will be convenient for those still needing the training. The link for registration is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/c2-leadership-safeguarding-training-tickets65020873182  Let me know if you have a problem with the registration process.  Eleanor (01235 510146)  

Volunteer Puppy Walkers required for Guide Dogs Puppy walking is an essential element in the development of a future guide dog.  A volunteer puppy walker takes a puppy of around six weeks’ old into their home and develops it for the first year of its life.  It takes a lot of time, commitment and love, but if you think you’ve got what it takes to be a puppy walker, then visit the website www.guidedogs.org.uk/supportus/volunteering or call 0345 143 0191 or email volunteer@guidedogs.org.uk    

Didcot Food Bank The Food Bank continues to be busy.  All donations of food and toiletries are gratefully received.  In particular, donations of instant coffee, tinned carrots and veg, toilet rolls, washing up liquid and shower gel would be appreciated.   Please note donations of alcohol are not permitted.





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