Jonathan will once again be getting on his bike to do a sponsored cycle ride for St Giles’. As many of you know, this annual excursion began with a long dreamed ride from London to Oxford, beginning at St Giles’, Cripplegate and ending at St Giles’, Horspath. This year he has found another St Giles’ church to cycle to which is in Hartington, Derbyshire. The trip is about 135 miles in length, his longest cycle ride yet and will take two days to complete on 24-25th July. Please do sponsor him via the sheets in church or through Just Giving.
Hymns and Pimms.
Come along to an enjoyable early evening opportunity to sing some of the Nation’s Favourite Hymns along with a glass of Pimms or soft drink at St Giles’, Horspath on Sunday 12th August at 4 pm. A great way to meet friends and enjoy the light Summer evenings. Donations on the door.
Benefice Celebration Day.
You are warmly invited to a tea party at the Rectory on Sunday 2nd September 3 – 4.30 pm to celebrate our life together and as a thank you for all your support of the churches across the Benefice. In the morning there will be a 10 am Festival Eucharist at All Saints’, Cuddesdon when we continue our Sermon Series on the Beatitudes, to which all are very welcome.
5th August at St Mary’s Garsington
Rt Rev’d Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester
2nd September at All Saints’ Cuddesdon
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake
Rev’d Dr Emma Pennington, Vicar of Garsington, Cuddesdon and Horspath
7th October at St Mary’s, Garsington
Blessed are you when people revile you
Venerable Olivia Graham, Archdeacon of Berkshire
Breakfast Time at St Mary’s
Come and join us on the fourth Sunday for breakfast and discussion, starting at 9.30 a.m. with Coffee/Tea and Croissants followed by an informal discussion at 10 am. The following topics are:
Should Islamic State returnees be punished or forgiven? (Ephesians 2:11-22)
Are the teachings of Jesus too hard to follow? (John 6: 56-69)
For the sake of peace and unity should everyone think the same? (Mark 9:30-37)
Is Ronald Trump’s success proof of God’s blessing? (Job 42:10-16)
The contemplative prayer meeting gathers every second Thursday of the month in the Edward King Chapel at Ripon College Cuddesdon. All are welcome to this time of reflection and silent prayer for 30 minutes. For more information please go to www.thejulianmeetings.net.
On the third Friday of the month the back of St Mary’s church in Garsington is transformed into a café with tables and chairs, newspapers, coffee and cake. When the weather is good you can enjoy the view across to the Baldons and beyond with seating outside. Everyone is welcome to drop by between 10 am and 12 noon to catch up with friends and meet new ones.
This very successful coffee morning held in the village hall in Cuddesdon every second Tuesday of the month. With book shop, raffle, coffee and good company.
Forthcoming Services Across the Benefice