This Sunday @ St Michael’s, Cumnor
10:30am Morning Worship
This Sunday @ St Andrew’s in Dean Court Community Centre
11:30am Morning Worship
The 10:30am service in St Michael’s on Sunday morning will be live-streamed via our website at:
The service will remain available to watch online afterwards.
The revised Electoral Roll will be available to review in St. Michael’s Church until Sunday 24th April. If you note any errors, please let me know no later than 25th April. Jan Harris 01865 864169
Ukraine – We Can Do Something
If you would like to use the church for prayer and reflection, a dedicated area is now available in St Michael’s.
We can also pray using Christian Aid’s resources or this prayer for peace from +Steven.
A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
God of compassion,
Have mercy this day on the people of Ukraine.
Restore to them the gift of peace.
Grant wisdom to the governments of the world.
Bring good in the midst of evil and suffering,
For the sake of Jesus Christ your Son,
Who gave his life to bring peace to your world
Christian Aid are encouraging people to sign a change.org petition launched by Together With Refugees member, Freedom From Torture. It’s calling on the government to provide humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine, and asking for urgent concessions on the Nationality and Borders Bill.
Cash donations to a registered and regulated charity are best at this time. You can donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal here: DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Another option is to buy “survival items” from the online aid shop of the charity RefugEase. It sells food parcels, hygiene packs and medical packs.
Don’t Look Away
The Ukrainian Institute has an excellent web site with further information.
Oxford diocese also has a webpage dedicated to a Christian response to the war, which they will keep updated over the coming weeks.
Hymns and Cake at St Mary’s
Hymns and Cake’ is the new informal cafe type gathering on the fourth Sunday of every month at 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church Farmoor. We would very much welcome some help with refreshments etc on a regular or not so regular basis. For more info, please call Jean on 07927 236961.
Listen to Jean talking about it on Radio Oxford.
We’re really looking forward to the next Messy Church on Saturday 9th April 2022 at 2pm. There will be crafts, stories, drama, snacks and lots and lots of fun, to help everyone get ready for Easter.
It’s for families with children under 11.
Please let us know if you’re coming, and if you have any special dietary requirements at email@example.com
The next Taizé service will be held in St Michael’s on Sunday 1st May, at 4:30pm.
The songs and readings for March remain available online at: https://cumnor.org/taize-service-march-2022/ , and all our previous Online Taizé services can be found at https://cumnor.org/taize/
Flexicare Community Walk
Sunday 8th May 2022 sees the return of the Flexicare Community Walk. Run, walk, wheel or cycle your way along routes of different lengths and ease on and around the Ridgeway, starting from Snells Hall, East Hendred. Refreshments available. Raising money for Flexicare, an Oxfordshire based charity providing a specialised sitting service for families with severely disabled children. For further information or to register, visit their website www.flexicare.org
St Andrew’s Rebuilding Update
It’s so exciting to see the excellent progress that’s being made down at St Andrew’s. This past week the roof beams have been fully assembled in place so we can really begin to get a sense of what our new church building in Dean Court will be like when it’s finished.
Opening St Michael’s Every Day – Will You Help?
Now the restrictions have lifted I’d really love for us to be able to open St Michaels again 7 days a week, and to make that possible we need your help. Would you be able to open or lock up one or more times a week? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with this.
Banking the Collection – Will You Help?
Could you help us to bank the cash and envelope collections at St Michael’s? Please contact me on email@example.com or ring 01865 863702 for more details. Jonathan.
The St Michael’s Toddler group meets on Wednesdays mornings in the Parish Centre, 1 Abingdon Road.
Each session costs just £1 and runs from 9am-11am during term times. The group is open to everyone.
For more details please contact Dianne Taylor (01865 862165) or Angela Evans (01865 864397).
St Michael’s Choir practice in Church on Friday evenings at 6:30pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact Andrew Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bellringers practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Please contact Jenny Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail: email@example.com
The Cumnor Bellringers have put together a great new website at https://cumnorbellringers.uk. Why not take a look?
Forthcoming Worship Services and Events
St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre
Palm Sunday (10th April) 11:30am Morning Worship
Good Friday 10.30am ‘Crown of Thorns – a Good Friday meditation in art, readings and worship’ led by David and Eve Lockett’
Easter Sunday 11.30 ‘Easter Praise and Communion’ .
Palm Sunday (10th April) Morning Worship
Maundy Thursday (14th April)
7:30pm Tenebrae Service (At Cumnor URC)
Good Friday (15th April)
10:30am Morning Worship
2pm Last Hour at the Cross (At Cumnor URC)
Easter Sunday (17th April)
8am Holy Communion (1662)
10:30am All-age Communion
St Michael’s remains open for private prayer every Monday and Friday, from 9am-5pm.
St Mary’s, Farmoor
24/4 3:30pm Hymns and Cake with Holy Communion
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Please Pray For…
- The conflict in the Ukraine.
- The staff and pupils at our local schools as they break up for their Easter holidays
- Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
- Messy Church on Saturday.
- Our CMS mission partner Bia.
- The ongoing rebuilding work at St Andrews.
- Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.
St Michael’s Parish Office
1, Abingdon Road,
The Parish Office email and answerphone are being checked regularly or please get directly in touch with Jonathan.
1, Abingdon Road