We had a wonderful time gathering together as a Love Didcot Community. We gathered first on a slightly windswept Wittenham Clumps for a short walk up to the top and around the clumps. We stopped to pause at the top and reflect on something about Jesus and as we did a beautiful rainbow appeared and then the heavens opened! It was a slightly surreal moment but we all quickly sought shelter in the trees at the clumps and enjoyed a group photograph.
After this we all gathered together at the Pococks house and enjoyed tea, cake and good company, before too long though it was all time to head home and get settled ahead of a new school term. It really was a great time together and we will be repeating it all again just after Christmas on the 30 Dec.
Family Connect had some fresh air, food and family fun in West Hendred. The morning started with an autumnal walk through the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The children had fun finding hidden words along the way which, when all collected, were rearranged to read the verses from Proverbs 3 v 5-6 about trusting in God.
Back at the village hall plenty of bacon butties were happily consumed (140 rashers in total!) and this was followed by a short period of worship together. To end the morning and sticking with the autumnal theme, we learnt about the importance of 3 biblical trees spanning creation, Jesus and Revelation!
Occasionally we meet as MCs which means the three MCs that the church has meet in a variety of ways over the weekend rather than in our usual pattern of gathering together on a Sunday morning. For more info on what is happening go to the events page
A gathering of the three regions of Oxfordshire Community Churches together to celebrate the goodness of God and to hear from Michael Green. Michael has been a leading evangelist and a key thinker on evangelism in the UK church for many years. Having spent 11 years at St. Aldate’s in Oxford he has been a huge influence for the kingdom locally, and has also taught on evangelism, mission and apologetics in London, Nottingham, Vancouver and back in Oxford at Wycliffe Hall. He was the advisor to the archbishops of Canterbury and York for the decade of evangelism and has written over 50 books including Evangelism in the early church’, ‘Evangelism through the local church’, ‘I believe in the Holy Spirit’ and ‘Who is this Jesus?’. He is a passionate follower of Jesus who has an unstoppable desire to see others come to know God for themselves, and is still living out his call as an evangelist and an equipper of the saints in evangelism in his eighties!
Transport Buses will be running from the Seacourt Park and Ride (OX2 0HP) to the venue.
Please arrive in good time and allow 15 minutes for the bus. Busses will be running from 9:55am, parking is £2.
Children and Youth There will be groups for children and youth.
Offering We will take up an offering to support mission, near and far.
Travel & Parking Information
Please note that parking at The King's Centre is limited and the surrounding estate is not particularly suitable for 'dropping-off'. When travelling to the centre, please first consider other forms of transport such as the public buses, Park and Ride Service and train services. Each provides transport to within 10 minutes walk of the centre.
A service for people wishing to be baptised. This will take place in the afternoon, 3.30-4.30pm at Didcot Baptist church and there will be no morning service at St Birinus.
The Service will have children's work as usual.
Tea and Cake will be served afterwards.