Open for CoffeeThe next regular opportunity for meet in our beautiful building for coffee and a chat with friends will take place on Saturday 22nd June from 10am until midday. This month, the PCC is organising the event so why not come along and support them. Stalls will include craft activities for children, cakes, toys, books, raffle and refreshments. Help us raise vital funds to support the maintenance of the building and have fun at the same time.
Launton Church Fête 2013Details of this year's Church Fête are still being finalised but information on the events and stalls is available here on the website.
Thought for the weekOne of our ministers gives us a thought or passage to consider at any time during the day when you have some spare time or a need to focus your thoughts on the Lord. Click Thought for the week to see the latest offering.
Christmas Tree FestivalFollowing the very successful first Christmas Tree Festival in December 2012, we are planning to stage another in 2013. We are currently recruiting sponsors for tree stands so that we don't have to shift a ton of gravel again this year! For more details of the first event and how to register interest in the next one, please click Tree.
Renewing the church
Find out how you can help
Weekly NewsheetsClick to view a copy of this week's newsheet for St Edburg's or here for St Mary's and St Peter's.
Contact NewsletterFrom here you can access our monthly benefice magazine for more information about us and what we are doing.
Launton Community CaféOn Tuesdays during term time come to Launton Parish Hall to join your friends for tea and a chat before or after picking up your children from school. Run by volunteers, the community café is open between 2.30-4.15pm and serves refreshments, homemade cakes and healthy options. Next opening dates 11th and 18th June. Contact Revd Becky Mathew for more details 324153.
Forthcoming concertsTrinity Camerata have published the schedule of their 2012-2013 season of concerts to be held in St Edburg's. Here are the details.
WATCHWomen and the Church is the main organisation campaigning for the ordination of women as Bishops. It is a voluntary group of women and their supporters who need the help of sympathetic Christians so that they can lobby more effectively for full recognition of the mission of women in the Church of England. For more information and to join please see the WATCH website.
Services this week
WEDNESDAY 19th June
Celebrate the Eucharist with a quiet, said service using Common Worship.
SUNDAY 23rd June (4th after Trinity)
Celebrate the Eucharist with a quiet, said service using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.
Celebrate the Eucharist with all of the family in this Communion service designed for parents and children. Sunday School facilities are available.
Please note the unusual start time for this service. Join us to celebrate the Eucharist with this sung service using Common Worship. This is an extra special service during which our Curate, the Rev Peter Wright, will be presiding at the Eucharist for the first time having been ordained priest earlier in the day. He would love as many people as possible to come along to support him at this very important service. There will be a hog roast and refreshments will be served after the service (A suggested contribution of £5 a head requested). Everyone welcome.
The Bicester Team ministers meet at 8.15am on some weekday mornings to say Morning Prayer together. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join them for this Common Worship said service; Tuesdays and Wednesdays in St Edburg's and Fridays in St Peter's, Bucknell. Please join us if you can.
Clergy days off
Please remember that all of our clergy need to have time off to be able to recharge themselves so that they can lead us most effectively. To that end, each of them is allocated a rest day when we really should try to respect their time off. Theresa and Becky are off on Mondays. If you do need to contact a member of the clergy, and it happens to be their day off, please contact the Office or another member of the Team. Thank you for your cooperation.
Light up St Mary's!
Linked with the concern about church metal thefts, St Mary's has floodlighting to illuminate this beautiful church, having been the victim of the theft of lead from the roof three times in the last five years. For more information about their efforts to fund the cost of the floodlighting please see their Light up a Life campaign information.