SUNDAY,  13 October 2019 

Scripture verse for the week: Genesis 1 verse 31

And God saw everything that he had made, 

and behold, it was very good.’

Today’s Sermon Topic

Our sermon topic today is ‘The gift of creation’

What’s on this week?

House Groups

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

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

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

Dates for your diary

Confirmation Service

I’m delighted to let you know that Bishop Colin will be attending our breakfast and morning service next week to officiate at the confirmation of Ryan, Claire and Fiona.  Please invite family and friends as we celebrate this occasion.  

There will be a separate collection taken during the service for the Bishop of Oxford Outreach Fund. The Outreach Fund is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Church worldwide and is generated by offerings across the diocese, particularly at ordinations, confirmations, collations, institutions and licensings. Through the fund, the Bishop is able to respond to a wide range of requests for help, in areas such as humanitarian need, Christian education, training and mission.  If you were able to contribute that would be great. Thank you.  Mark

Community Carol Service with mince pies and mulled wine.  Saturday, 7 December - can you help? 

We areplanning 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?

Builtfor Battle

Wallingford Baptist Church is hosting a series of monthly Bible expositions on spiritual warfare on Thursdays at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.  The speaker is Chris Hill.  The next dates are 17 October; 21 November and 12 December.  This is a free event, but an offering will be taken for Chris.  For more details call The Church Office on 01491 839904.  

Harwell Repair Café

Sustainable Didcot are holding a repair café at St Matthew’s Church, Harwell, on Saturday, 19 October from 2pm – 5pm.  For a small donation, you can take along a wide variety of items for repair.  Tea, coffee and cakes will also be available to purchase.

Celebrating Light’ Festival
The Ridgeway Community Church is holding an alternative Halloween party called ‘Celebrating Light’ on Thursday, 31 October from 4pm - 6pm at Didcot Civic Hall.  All Saints' Social and Fundraising Committee are planning a ‘Light Party’ on Sunday, 3 November at ASYCH.  If you have any empty jam jars which you could donate for the All Saints’ Light Party, please pass them to Helen.  Thank you.

Christian Business Leaders’ Meetings

CBL helps Christians grow successful businesses and lead inspirational lives through regional networking groups supported by monthly breakfasts (2ndThursday of the month in Oxford) and accountability groups.  For further information, visit the website: or speak with Fiona.

Didcot Food Bank

The Food Bank continues to be busy.  All donations of food and toiletries are gratefully received.  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!  Lots of smaller amounts of food and toiletries will go further.  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