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Parish of Cumnor News for 31st July to 21st August

Dear friends, When TV presenter and celebrity Carolyn Flack took her life in February 2020 the world was shocked and saddened. How could someone so young, beautiful and successful do such a thing? It seems that the pressure of an impending court case, the vitriol she received online, and her own inner pain had become …

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Family Resources from Taizé

If you’re looking for something that’s both fun and will help your family grow in faith this summer, then This Taizé are offering special online resources for Children and Families called Olinda. An online programme for families. This year for the first time they have put together an online version of the family programme. This …

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Eve Lockett’s Experience of Gathering for Worship Again After Lockdown

Some of you may be wondering about going back to church at St Michael’s, or even trying out a service there for the first time to see what it’s like. You may, like me, have felt a certain reluctance about taking the risk of venturing into any enclosed space with people gathered for worship. That’s …

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A Gold Medal for The Princess Who Hid in a Tree

We are delighted to be able to share the news that Jackie Laar’s wonderful book for children telling the story of St Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford and our Diocese, has received international recognition. The book won the Gold medal at the Illumination Awards in the Children’s Picture book category! Many congratulations Jackie on …

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Sasha is cycling for Shelter

Sasha Bond is doing an epic bike ride from Land’s End to John O Groats! He’s raising money for Shelter. He set off last Thursday and has already cycled through Cornwall and Devon, and most of Somerset!! If you would like to donate, please use the link to his Just Giving page below; https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sashabond

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Takeaway Services available from our Pubs in Cumnor

Both the Bear and Ragged Staff and The Vine are offering takeaway services during the lockdown period. The Bear are offering a takeaway menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings between 5pm and 8pm, click here https://www.bearandraggedstaff.com/menu/#takeaway for more information. The Vine are also offering a free non-contact delivery of food and bottled drinks. For their …

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Making Regular Donations To Our Work Using The Parish Giving Scheme

In common with many churches and faith organisations, our income is being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve lost the weekly income from the collection plate and bookings for our buildings are cancelled.  All your donations to the parish support our church’s ministry, and our mission to reach the wider community with the good news …

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update – 20/03/2020

In line with the latest guidance on limiting the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 the following additional precautions are now in place: The administration of the chalice as well as physical contact during the sharing of the peace, blessing or “laying on of hands” has been suspended.          This means: We will now offer Communion …

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