NEWS AND EVENTS

Two bishops to take part in opening of new church! 

While Sophie Jelley (then Capitanchik) trained for the ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford, she did her practical placement in Cumnor Parish.  Now she is Bishop of Doncaster and she is returning as the guest speaker at our Celebration Service on 11 September at 10.30am.  

We are honoured to have two bishops taking part in our opening events: Gavin Collins, Bishop of Dorchester, will officially open and dedicate the new church on
10 September at 2pm. 

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Jubilee celebrations in Dean Court on 5 June

We were glad to join in our local celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee.  At our jubilee service in the Community Centre two people spoke about the honours they had received for their community work in Dean Court: Margery had received Maundy Money from the Queen, in a ceremony celebrating Jesus' humble service of his followers, and Anna had attended a Buckingham Palace garden party.

The picnic on the Green was on the damp side but things improved for the tea outside the Centre (top right), which was well attended, with plenty of home-made cake being enjoyed. Margaret played her harp (below left), and other St Andrew's members organised jubilee-themed crafts for children (below centre) - a highlight being origami corgis. In the evening a magnificent spread (below right) was put on for the barbecue by Verity, a local chef. 

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