Photograph by Cosima Gillhammer of a page in our Prayer Book (stored in the Treasury)


Sunday (Whitsun)
08:00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:30am Sung Mattins (BCP)
followed by a brief Communion


1:00-1:30pm Holy Communion (CW)
5:30-5:45pm Compline

1:00-1:30pm Holy Communion (BCP)
5:30-5:45pm Compline

08:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Sung Holy Communion (BCP)

From the Vicar

Pentecost – and the Spirit of God (in older language, the Holy Ghost) inspires and strengthens a small group to change the world. May the Spirit be at work in us this week.

Tuesday marks St. Barnabas Day. St. Barnabas was a key figure in the early church, known for his encouragement and generosity of spirit. May his example inspire us this week, and let’s be thankful for those who have been like Barnabas to us.

Readings for the week

Taken from the Book of Common Prayer Lectionary.

Acts 10:34-end          John 3:16-21

Tuesday        (St. Barnabas)
Acts 11:22-end          John 15:12-16

Acts 2:14-21               John 6:44-51

Acts 2:22-28               Luke 9:1-6

Acts 8:5-8                   Luke 5:17-26

Acts 13:44-end          Matthew 20:29-end



Church Warden Visitation Services
Bob Earl will be sworn in on 24th June at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford. Please keep him in your prayers. Congratulations to Penelope Warner, who was sworn in on Tuesday 14th May


Wesley Memorial Lecture 2019
Faith and Politics: Speaker: Alan Beith, Former MP. Wesley Memorial Church,
Thursday 11th July 7.30pm, Refreshments from 7pm, Free admission.

Oxford Bach Soloists; Tom Hammond-Davies
Bach: The Heavens are Telling: Cantatas for the 2nd and 4th Sundays after Trinity
Sunday 30th June at St Michael’s, 3pm-4:15pm Tickets £15, £12, £5 (Under 18s free) Order online at or on the door.

Music on Mondays 1.00 – 1.50pm
10th June Pavlova Ensemble;               17th June Ray Burley;             24th June Voirrey Carr
Entrance is free, retiring collection for charity chosen by performer. Fairtrade tea & coffee

A taste of honey
Saturday 15 June, Oxford Maggie’s Centre (on the Churchill Hospital site)
A quiet day designed for health care professionals interested in exploring the classic Christian traditions of contemplation in everyday life. Taster sessions on Ignatian prayer, visual meditation, and the practice of daily life review. Reflect on your own balance of spiritual practice amid the demands of everyday clinical care. Places are limited, but booking is now open on Eventbrite.

Bee Friendly Day, West Oxford
Saturday 15 June, 2.00-5.00pm, St Frideswide’s Church, Botley Road. A family friendly event about bees and pollinators with demonstrations, stalls & more including our popular Children’s Art Competition for 12 and under:


The Gatehouse Summer Volunteers Appeal 2019
The Gatehouse is a café for the homeless. Open: Monday-Friday 5-7pm and Sunday 4-6pm. We operate from 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT. In June, July and August the Gatehouse particularly needs volunteers. We are appealing for seasonal volunteers: no regular commitment needed. If you are aged 18+ and could offer some of your spare time please email or ring 01865 792999. If you would like further information please go to the Gatehouse website:


Temporary Closure on Turl Street
20th May to 28th June, no vehicles on Turl Street between Lincoln and High Street.

Corpus Christi Procession
Sunday 23rd June, St Giles, Beaumont, Broad, Magdalen, Cornmarket, New Inn Hall, Queen and St Ebbes between 14:00 and 17:00.

Temporary Road Closure at Ship Street
Starting on 1 July 2019, the anticipated completion date is 3 July 2019 (date included), but for a maximum of 5 consecutive days. Limited access will be maintained for emergency service vehicles and for frontages within the closed section of road, subject to the progress of the work