Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

MC Sunday 28th October

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Church is meeting on Sunday 28th October in its communities in a variety of places!

Every once in a while our Missional Communites get to do something together instead of gathering as a whole church. Each MC has organised something for Sunday 28th October. Everyone is welcome to any of the below activities.

CAP MC - Meeting at Fleetmeadow Community Centre at 2:30pm for prayer and worship followed by a traditional Sunday afternoon of tea, cake and games from 3:15-4:45pm.

Please let Jansen Jacob know if you are planning on coming

Love Didcot MC - Meeting at Wittenham Clumps car park at 2:30pm for a walk followed by tea and cake in Cholsey at 4pm.

Please let Michael & Susie Pocock know if you are planning on coming

FCMC - Gathering at West Hendred village hall, OX12 8RP from 10:30-12 for an autumn walk followed by bacon butties.

Please let Matt & Estie Warren know if you are planning on coming

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Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

Community Choir for Didcot - Calling all singers!

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Would you like to be part of the new Love Didcot Choir - a choir on a mission to bless the town of Didcot?

Our first project will be the Live Nativity. Come along, have a sing and see if it's for you. If you want to be involved please email lizzie.butler@hotmail.co.uk.

Dates for rehearsals at the Methodist Church are:

Tuesday 30th October

Monday 5th November

Tuesday 13th November

Monday 19th November

Tuesday 27th November

Monday 3rd December

Tuesday 11th December

Dress rehearsal Wednesday 19th December

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Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

REFRESH - Ladies Christmas Craft Event

Our next REFESH get together is fast approaching.

On Saturday 24th November we'll be at Fleetmeadow Community Hall between 7-9:30pm for Christmas wreath and craft making, so please do put it in your diaries and get inviting your friends.

Please contact Sonja if you're coming to let her have numbers for wreath making.

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Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

MC Sunday 12 August

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Church is meeting this Sunday in its communities in a variety of places!

Every once in a while our MCs get to do something together instead of gathering as a whole church. Each MC will be organising something for Sunday 12th. Everyone is welcome to any of the below activities.

Love Didcot MC - Meeting 11am at the Waterfront Café Benson, for Brunch or Coffee. www.waterfrontcafe.co.uk/ for details of menu and how to get there. Please let Paul and Fran know you are coming on paulg@occ.org.uk. 

CAPMC - Meeting 11am for Brunch at Nick and Naomi's house (21 Ridgeway Road, OX11 8HQ) Please let Nick know you are coming on nick.white@thekingschurchdidcot.org

FCMC - Afternoon tea at 3pm at Courthill on the Ridgeway (the end of Kids Camp Tea together). For Directions to Courthill see www.courthill.org.uk/

 

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Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

CAPMC BBQ in Harwell

CAP Didcot and Wallingford’s Summer BBQ at St Matthew’s, Church Lane, Harwell, OX11 0EZ. It will be a great time for CAP clients and volunteers to eat, have fun and hear the Gospel together, with food, kids games, live music and a talk from Musician, Missionary and Mum, Kathryn Ford on why “You Matter”.

CAP MC will be serving CAP Debt Centre and the other churches on this by organizing the BBQ and food. As a group we will be getting there from 11:30am, setting up (quietly as St Matthew’s morning service will still be going on!), getting food on and cooking it, serving drinks, and then helping to clear up at the end. Anyone is very welcome to join us with this – should be great fun. Let Nick know or Stuart McGill know if you are coming on stueymcgill@gmail.com so we know for catering and organizing roles. There will be parking in the field opposite the church.

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

FCMC in the Countryside Weekend

The location is 50 Sharpenhoe Road, Barton-le-clay Bedfordshire, MK45 4SD (approx 90mins drive - day trip distance if you cannot commit to staying overnight).

The plan would be arrive mid morning on Saturday 9th and unpack cars. We will then have a bring and share lunch followed by a walk over the Barton Hills, enjoying the Springs and large recreation ground - please do bring games with you.

Saturday evening we will have a BBQ followed by some traditional Giles family games (my maiden name, my parents family home). Games are titled: 'Skip to the loo' or 'Compost corner' (depending on the weather), laser tag and stuck in the mud also possible. We can play knock-out-pool and there are plenty of board games, and puzzles to keep us busy into the evening, although place feel free to bring your own favourite games too.

Sunday morning we are hoping to do bacon butties, followed by 'Bring a thing Church'.
Sunday lunch will be picnic lunches (bring your own or you can buy from local co-op 5min walk away)

Email them on mattrwarren@hotmail.co.uk for more details or to say you are coming

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Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

LovedidcotMC Trip to Lakeside Eastleigh

We are looking forward to our time together as a whole MC this Sat 9th June, we are delighted that so many are coming already, there is still plenty of space for those that haven't said they are coming or anyone you want to invite along etc.

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The rough plan for Saturday is;

11am onwards for arrivals at Lakeside SO50 5PE website is https://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/…/lakeside-country-park-p… giving people time to go on a train ride or anything really before aiming for a picnic lunch at 12.30pm.

Please bring a pack lunch and any other equipment for the day with you.

Other plans are Fun, Food, walks, games, Train rides, fishing?!

4.30/5pm – Go to local pub for food. This will be at the Gateway Pub located just a mile up the road. Directions and Menu are
http://www.tabletable.co.uk/…/Hampsh…/Gateway-Eastleigh.html 

7pm ish head home.

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Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Shedspace Footgolf

Time to get into World Cup Fever. Come and join as at the Haddon Hill Golf Course for a round of Foot Golf. Followed by a drink and a chance to watch the England friendly warm up against Nigeria.

£10 per head plus £5 deposit for a football (or bring your own!)

16 spaces booked with an option to extend. To book see Facebook shedspace page

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May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Refresh - Riverside Walk and Food and drink by the River

Time : 6.30pm prompt depart from Wallingford splash park Venue : 7pm ish arrive at Waterfront cafe Benson.

Return walk to the Waterfront cafe in Benson for food/drink/light refreshments/conversation ... whatever suits you

Hope you've all kept the date free and are able to join us and bring along some friends. This has always been a popular event and it's such a nice setting sitting next to the Thames in the evening. This year we're a month earlier so it may be dark walking back, sunset about 8:45pm, so please do bring a torch with you.

Please let me know if you can come by next Monday 8th May so that I can reserve a table for final numbers. We can order food/drinks on arrival so there’s no need to send orders ahead of time. Please click I AM COMING SUSIE to register.

https://www.waterfrontcafe.co.uk/menu

We hope lots of you are able to come along! And do invite friends too!

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Apr
1
10:30 AM10:30

Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday we will be celebrating that Death is Defeated and that Jesus has risen so come along and find out more about who this Jesus is!

There will be Hot Cross Buns and Chocolate with Tea and Coffee before and after the Service.  

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Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Ladies Day - POSTPONED - More news to follow

Ladies Day at the King's Centre with Guest Speaker Sarah Williams

God is a  God of power and of intimacy who calls us to follow him and to walk hand in hand with him. We want to explore our identity in Christ - to know that we’re secure in who we are and how God sees us. That he made us and equipped us for all he has called us to and that we have a destiny and a purpose in him.
 
We want to set aside time to rest in God’s presence and hear what he would say to us today, to find out what he wants to release in us and to go wherever he calls us with faith & hope. Our expectation is that people leave more confident in who they are in Christ & better equipped to live life to the full.

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Our speaker Sarah is a research professor from Regents college, Vancouver , she is also the author of a widely read spiritual autobiography entitled The Shaming of the Strong, in which she reflects theologically on contemporary debates surrounding identity and personhood. Sarah is married to Paul &  they have recently moved back from Canada to the Cotswolds. 
 
Cost: £20 before February 14th, £25 thereafter. It really helps our planning and the caterers if you book promptly. Please book by March 1st AT THE LATEST!!  (Any bookings after that will not be entitled to food).

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Dec
31
10:30 AM10:30

MC Sunday - Various Options!

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Family Connect MC

We will meet at 10.30am by the park in Great Mead (You can park along the road here - see map) and follow the route - it's only 2 miles and shouldn't take much more than an hour.
Be lovely to see you there (although I know some of you will still be seeing family then) and catch up with each other after Christmas.

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LoveDidcot MC

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A walk along the old railway and refreshment at the George and Dragon Pub in Upton. Meeting at 11am at Mowbray Fields entrance off Mowbray Road, see map below If you don't want to walk just meet us at the Pub at 12noon!

Directions and link click WALK ON RAILWAY

CAP MC 

Meeting at 2.30pm at the White's House. To go for a walk around the area and then return to the White's for Tea and Cake . If raining please go to the White's for one of Rob Bennie's famous quizzes!

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Dec
16
4:30 PM16:30

Live Nativity with Carols and Choir

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On Saturday 16th Dec, the Town Centre will host another Live Nativity Play with Gospel Choir and Actors. Come and join us for a retelling of the Christmas story but with a twist as we enjoy a choir singing carols and actors young and old performing all outside in the open air! It all starts at 4.30pm outside the Cornerstone Arts Centre and the play will move through the Orchard Centre, finishing at the Amphitheatre.   

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Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

Clothes Swap in North Moreton

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The King’s Church Girls Cell are organising and running a charity event in aid of Style Acre - a local charity that supports people with learning difficulties.

When? 25th November, 2pm—4:30pm

Where? North Moreton Village Hall

How does it work? Bring any old clothes you have at 2pm, exchange clothes for tokens which can then be used to purchase another item of clothing.

No clothes to bring? No problem! You can come along for refreshments and cake. You can also buy tokens to exchange for clothing, bags, shoes or jewellery.

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Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Refresh - Craft Evening

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Hello lovely ladies...

We're trying to fill the crafting hole that the closure of No Two Things has left us and will be hosting our own take on a craft evening..

Our own wonderful Michelle Williamson will be leading some Christmas related crafts while Sasha's Crafting will be showing us how to make beautiful cards. There will also a cosy space to bring any unfinished (portable!) crafts for those of you who'd like to finish (at least attempt to) them with some ...good company.

As Sasha is bringing stock from her own small business, there will be a charge of £1 for each card made, with 4 options to choose from.

Date; Wednesday 1 November
Time; 7.30-9.30pm
Venue; Welfare House, Vauxhall Barracks ( I will spend about 30 minutes at the gate to help out with passes etc, 7.20ish onwards)
Tea, coffee and posh bikkies provided ;)

Please reply to Sonja to book your place sonjalako@hotmail.com
Looking forward to seeing you there...

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Oct
29
2:45 PM14:45

Light Party

 The Kings Church light party. Halloween alternative. Photographer, crafts, games, snacks singing and a short message.  'The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.' John 1:5  You can invite your friends along!  At our usual venue of St Birinus School, Mereland Road, OX11 8AZ   

The Kings Church light party. Halloween alternative. Photographer, crafts, games, snacks singing and a short message.

'The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.' John 1:5

You can invite your friends along!

At our usual venue of St Birinus School, Mereland Road, OX11 8AZ

 

 
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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Pie and Pint night

 This popular event returns on Friday 22 Sept at the Fleur de Lys in E Hagbourne. Please choose a pie from the list below and email paulg@occ.org.uk by MON 18 Sept.   Moo Pie British Beef Steak, Cracked Pepper & Real Ale  Chicken of Aragon Free Range Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Tarragon  Heidi Pie Somerset Goats Cheese, Sweet Potato, Spinach & Red Onion  Wildshroom Pie Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus, White Wine & Cream  Served with Mashed Potato/Chips, Mushy Peas/Garden Peas/Baked Beans & Gravy £12

This popular event returns on Friday 22 Sept at the Fleur de Lys in E Hagbourne. Please choose a pie from the list below and email paulg@occ.org.uk by MON 18 Sept. 

Moo Pie
British Beef Steak, Cracked Pepper & Real Ale

Chicken of Aragon
Free Range Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Tarragon

Heidi Pie
Somerset Goats Cheese, Sweet Potato, Spinach & Red Onion

Wildshroom Pie
Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus, White Wine & Cream

Served with Mashed Potato/Chips, Mushy Peas/Garden Peas/Baked Beans & Gravy £12

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Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Have you lost a loved one and want to remember?

Linda Hoffman (Pastoral Care team at TKC & nurse at Sue Ryder) will be at the the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice Forget-Me-Not-Walk on Sat 16 Sept 10am-12noon for an opportunity for you to gather with friends, family and Nettlebed staff to celebrate the life of those who are gone but not forgotten. It does cost to go on the walk with more information on their website* but you will be giving to a very worthy cause at the Sue Ryder Hospice and will have the opportunity to talk with others and with Linda about your loved one.

*For more information about the walk please see their website Sue Ryder/Events

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Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Missional Community Sunday

This Sunday we are gathering in our three Missional Communities, rather than together at St Birinus. You are welcome to join with us at any of them.

Love Didcot is meeting 10:30am for Brunch at Style Acre cafe at Savages Nurseries, London Rd, Blewbury, OX11 9HB. Contact Paul Gander for details paulg@occ.org.uk

CAP MC is also meeting for Brunch, 10:30am at Nick and Naomi White's. Contact Nick for details nickw@occ.org.uk

Family Connect is meeting for afternoon tea, 3-4:30pm as part of our Kids Camp weekend. This is at the Court Hill Centre, Court Hill Rd, Letcombe Regis, Wantage OX12 9NE. Bring some cake and flask of tea (or you can get from the Court Hill cafe).

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Aug
12
to Aug 13

Kids Camp: Be Transformed!

This year on Kids Camp we want to be transformed and to become more like Jesus and there will be a few froggy and butterfly activities to enjoy too. If you are currently in Year 2 - Year 6 come for the weekend (one night), and if you are currently in Year 1, you are invited for the Saturday. So pack your wings and hop along to Court Hill. Weekend Campers: £45.00. There is an early bird discount (£40.00) if you pay by 16 July 2017. Day Campers: £22.00 (Early bird discount is £20.00). Forms available from Richard and Tessa tessa@casebase.co.uk

 
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Jul
14
7:45 PM19:45

Shed Space - Aunt Sally, Pint and Pub grub night

Friday 14th July, 7:00pm for the bike ride to the pub, or meet at 7.45pm George and Dragon Pub, in Upton.

The plan is as follows:

A short cycle ride – meeting outside the Broadways Pub in Didcot at 7:00pm (leaving promply at 7:15pm) and we will cycle to the George and Dragon Pub, in Upton along the old railway track. (remember cycle lights for the return trip).

There will be food that can be purchased. A couple of beverages to wash it down and then the highlight of the evening will be to have a game of Aunt Sally. If you have not heard of the game, well.. it involves throwing rolling pins at coconut/old Doll!

Look forward to seeing you there

 
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Jul
4
7:30 PM19:30

Extra Refresh Eve - at No Two Things

Ladies, a gentle reminder for next week (Tuesday 4th) crafting event at No Two Things (Broadway, Didcot) from 7.30-9.30.
Many of you have spent happy hours browsing the shop, pottery painting or a craft session and we'd like to say a final farewell to the wonderful duo who've made this possible. The craft sessions are being run as a "Pay what you think it's worth" night, some of you may have attended one before, the crafts are to be confirmed on the night.. please invite friends along and make the (last) REFRESH evening at No Two Things the best one yet... 
Confirm attendance via my email, 
sonjalako@hotmail.com

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May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Shed Space - Visit to The Bell

Shedspace is going to visit The Bell in Aldworth, its been a pub since 1340 and has been in the current landlords family for 200 years. Stepping into their bar is like stepping back in time. 
Two options of travel are:
1) 5pm meet at St Birinus and we will cycle up the Ridgeway to the pub
2) Travel by car and meet us there for 6pm, it's 4 miles outside of Goring. Postcode is RG8 9SE

There are rolls and crisps to eat but not a full bar menu (we are stepping back in time!) we will be arriving for 6 pm and aiming to leave for 8.30 pm 

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Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

Good Friday Service at Sainsbury's Amphitheatre

This will be an interactive service for all ages and will have music, children's activities and chocolate, taking place at the Amphitheatre in Sainsbury's. This is part of the Churches Together in Didcot Easter Services.

The Easter Sunday Celebration at the King's Church will take place at our usual venue of St Birinus with Coffee served before and afterwards.

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