This Sunday @ St Michael’s, Cumnor
10:30am Holy Communion
4:30pm Taizé Service
This Sunday @ St Andrew’s in Dean Court Community Centre
11:30am Morning Worship
The 10:30am service in St Michael’s on Sunday 3rd will be live-streamed via our website at:
The service will remain available to watch online afterwards.
In accordance with the Church Representation Rules, the Church Electoral Roll must be revised each year. If you are not already on the roll and would like to apply now, please complete a form (to be found at the back of the Church) and return to me or put the form in the box (marked Electoral Roll forms) by Sunday 3rd April. Jan Harris 01865 864169
Ukraine – We Can Do Something
“I urge all Christians to come together on the 3rd of April to pray and light candles for the people and the peace of Ukraine: to pray for hope for those fearful of the future, to pray for God’s comfort for those suffering, and to pray for the Holy Spirit to turn hearts towards the compassion and justice that the resurrected Christ promises us will eventually prevail.” Archbishop Justin
In response to Archbishop Justin’s call, St Michael’s will be open for prayer all-day on Sunday 3rd April. Why not pop in after the morning service or in the afternoon to use the area and resources we’re providing to help us pray?
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
If you would like to use the church for prayer and reflection, a dedicated area is now available.
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.
The next Taizé service will be held in St Michael’s on Sunday 3rd April, again at the earlier time of 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
BeSpace Prayer Space in Cumnor C.E. Primary School
We’ve had a brilliant week at our Church School where BeSpace have taken over the science classroom and transformed it into a prayer and reflection space for the children. Every class has spent time in there using four different prayer stations to explore different aspects of the Easter Story and prayer. The children really enjoyed the experience and the overall feedback was that they felt very calm and peaceful. A massive thank you to all our fantastic volunteers, Amanda, Claire, Jackie, Jane, Jean, Karen, Kate and Margery. Here are some photos.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
The Bellringers practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Please contact Jenny Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
3/4 11:30am Morning Worship
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’ .
3/4 10:30am Holy Communion
4:30pm Taizé Service
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 Mary’s, Farmoor
24/4 3:30pm Hymns and Cake
St Michael’s remains open for private prayer every Monday and Friday, from 9am-5pm.
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Please Pray For…
- The conflict in the Ukraine.
- The staff and pupils at our local schools badly affected by COVID again this week.
- Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
- Messy Church plans being made for the start of Holy Week.
- The PCC Meeting on Thursday 7th April.
- 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