- by completing the Reply Form in the brochure or magazine or
- on the lists on the Barber Rooms notice board or
- by phoning the Church Wardens or
- emailing the administrator.
New members are always most welcome at all Home Groups – please contact a number listed below for more details or just turn up.
|Day and Dates||Time||Place||Contact||Subject|
9th & 23rd
|7.45pm||28 The Pines||240 532||Luke for Everyone|
9th & 23rd
|7.45pm||1 Haynes Close||241 975||Women of the Old Testament|
10th & 24th
|2.30pm||2 Leamington Gate||615 009||Studies in 2 Corinthians|
11th & 25th
|7.45pm||7 Badbury Close||241 860||Studies in Matthew|
|7.30pm||2 Ferndale Street||241 161||Acts|
12th & 26th
|8.00pm||10B Coxwell Street||242 753||Studies in John’s Gospel|
All Saints’ seeks to have an active and regular prayer ministry with a number of informal meetings during the month to which all are very welcome.
|Tuesday 3rd||2.00-3.00pm||Julian Meeting (18 Eastfield Court)|
|Tuesday 3rd||7.15-8.15pm||Mission for Faringdon (Barber Rooms)|
|Thursday 5th||9.00-9.30am||Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)|
|Friday 6th||7.40-8.30am||Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)|
|Tuesday 10th||8.00-9.00pm||Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)|
|Thursday 12th||9.00-9.30am||Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)|
|Friday 13th||7.40-8.30am||Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)|
|Wednesday 18th||10.30-11.30am||Prayer for CMS (8 Coach Lane)|
|Thursday 19th||9.00-9.30am||Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)|
|Friday 20th||7.40-8.30am||Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)|
|Friday 20th||8.00pm||Prayer for the World (Call 240 509 for venue)|
|Tuesday 24th||8.00-9.00pm||Julian Meeting (Call 244 905 for venue)|
|Thursday 26th||9.00-9.30am||Morning Prayer (Lower Asset Room)|
|Friday 27th||7.40-8.30am||Parish Prayers (20 Market Place)|
For further details contact:
Mission for Faringdon (1st Tuesday evening): 241 975
Julian Meeting (Tuesday afternoon): 01865 820 511
Julian Meeting (Tuesday evening): 244 905
CMS Prayer Group (Wednesday morning): 243 388
Parish Prayers (Friday am) and Prayers for the World (Friday pm): 240 509
Please continue to pray for the life and work of our parishes
|Sun 1st||The baptismal service this morning.|
|Mon 2nd||Revd David Williams as he is licensed as our new Area Dean.|
|Tues 3rd||Mission for the Month – Adventure Plus.|
|Wed 4th||Ministry team: Paul, Max, Barbara, John, Helen & Graham.|
|Thurs 5th||The Wardens and PCCs during the Interregnum.|
|Fri 6th||Festival of Remembrance concert this evening.|
|Sat 7th||David & Liza Cooke, our CMS Link Partners.|
|Sun 8th||Remembrance Sunday services today.|
|Mon 9th||All who help in our Churches.|
|Tues 10th||Continued prayer for the appointment of a new Bishop of Oxford.|
|Wed 11th||The Music Group.|
|Thurs 12th||Continued prayer as we begin looking for a new Vicar.|
|Fri 13th||Mustard Seed AGM in the Barber Rooms this evening.|
|Sat 14th||Those recently bereaved.|
|Sun 15th||For Sunday Special and Pathfinder leaders and members.|
|Mon 16th||Bellringers as they practise this evening.|
|Tues 17th||All Saints’ PCC this evening.|
|Wed 18th||All who are ill or in any other kind of need.|
|Thurs 19th||Charles’ Institution in Wolvercote & Wytham this evening.|
|Fri 20th||Flower Guild decorating the Church.|
|Sat 21st||Magazine preparation this weekend.|
|Sun 22nd||The baptismal service this morning.|
|Mon 23rd||Community activities in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.|
|Tues 24th||Choir practice this evening.|
|Wed 25th||Our Bishops, Archdeacons and Area Deans.|
|Thurs 26th||The Wisbey family during this time of change for them.|
|Fri 27th||Allsorts this morning.|
|Sat 28th||Advent Fair in Faringdon Market Place today.|
|Sun 29th||CTIF United Advent Service and Messy Church this afternoon.|
|Mon 30th||Work of Churches Together and the Family Centre.|
News from Church Mission Society
From Hopeless to Homeowners
In 12 years, deaf and disabled men and women in Iringa, Tanzania have gone from begging on the streets to building their own homes.
This is thanks to CMS mission partners who pioneered Neema Crafts in 2003 with the diocese of Ruaha and also to the hard work done by the deaf and disabled Neema staff. (this is the project you helped when buying crafts in June).
At a Neema staff meeting in October 2014, mission partner Ben Ray announced that profits from the Neema guest house had been set aside to help Neema staff build their own homes.
“This raised a loud cheer! It is such a gift from God to be able to do this.”
Four Neema staff members helped form a housing committee, which handles the house-building logistics. “In order to fund these houses, staff have to have saved up money to buy land and contribute a percentage,” Ben explained.
“Each beneficiary will personally own a two-room home that has been especially designed for disabled use.”
The first home built was for Mama A, who does beadwork at Neema.
Mama A, a widow, raised four children on her own. She scraped by, selling vegetables and making bricks until 2000, when she was in an accident and had to have her leg amputated. Using heavy crutches and with no prosthesis, she carried vegetables on her head every day into market until in 2007 she found work at Neema Crafts. And now she has her own home.
“Our dream is to see 40 homes built over the coming two years and up to 80 over the next five years,” said Ben.
“Current calculations indicate that we have enough for 30 such homes, so we are working to raise the rest of the projected cost through sales at our shop and other outlets.”
Neema has trained and employed more than 100 deaf and disabled people in a variety of skills and runs a physiotherapy centre and a guest house.
From Refugee to Top of the Class
A young man in South Sudan has overcome displacement, hunger and loss and become a dynamic student leader.
Rafael’s earliest memories are of fleeing Maridi, South Sudan to a refugee camp in DR Congo during the Sudanese civil war. Rafael recalled, “In 1993, my father took us to Uganda in hopes of better education. We walked 200 miles to another refugee camp in Moyo.”
Rafael attended primary school in the refugee camp, but his world was rocked by his father’s death. This made his financial situation even more unsteady.
Wanting to earn money to pay for his education, Rafael returned to South Sudan. He took whatever jobs he could find, yet there were still days when he went without food.
Rafael managed to earn just enough money for his secondary education, though he says, “I was so hungry I sold my mobile for food. “I wondered if my hardships would ever end. Yet, as a Christian I knew there was hope for the future.” Hope came in the form of a job at the office of the Maridi county commissioner.
“The commissioner saw me as a young man with a lot to offer our country, so he sent me to train at Chaima Christian Institute, which offers quality further education.”
At Chaima, Rafael met Patricia Wick, who was serving as principal and encouraged him in his pursuits. Rafael studied for a certificate in business administration and entrepreneurship, yet his accomplishments haven’t stopped there. “Rafael is a gift from God to the institute,” said Patricia. “He is our highest achieving student, has been elected president of the student council and he motivates and mobilises other students.
“Rafael’s prayer is that in the future he will do great things for his country. May God honour his prayer.”
David and Liza are currently in the UK for their daughter’s wedding. We will get news of them next month, or at the CMS prayer meeting on 18th November.
Visit http://davidandlizacooke.wordpress.com for their blog and more information
Adventure Plus (A+) started from small beginnings as a youth work charity in 1990, to inspire young people to make positive life choices and embrace the adventure of life. A+ helps young people to realise their potential through adventure and education in a positive Christian environment. It has grown significantly (six-fold since 2000) and now provides adventure youthwork to over 6,000 children and young people each year.
They have recently acquired a site at Windmill Farm in Clanfield and are now seeking funding to complete purchase by the end of 2018, They already have planning consent to build an Adventure- Base, where they will create youth accommodation for up to 40 people, and a range of indoor and outdoor facilities.
Among their patrons are Bear Grylls, Bishop Colin Fletcher and Jeremy Vine.
For more information see www.adventureplus.org.uk
Just a short note to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving us such a marvellous send off – both at the Harvest All Age Service, and at the Harvest Lunch, the Confirmation Service, and the Harvest Supper at Little Coxwell. We are completely overwhelmed by your generosity and your wonderful gifts to us – we will enjoy our wonderful pictures and special treats, and look forward to finally having our own kitchen range cooker, and a brand new bicycle to get around the new parish!
We are especially moved by the way you have taken our whole family to your hearts, and your appreciation and kind words for our boys as well as us. Farewells are very hard, but be sure we will never forget our wonderful friends in Faringdon and Little Coxwell.
It has been a huge privilege to share with you in discovering more of God’s love for us and for all in Faringdon and Little Coxwell – something we know you will continue to do.
We shall miss you very much indeed.
With our love and huge thanks,
Charles and Jane