Some of our links

Local links

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JOY Place.  The church is used on first Sundays in the month by The JOY Place which runs special church services for adults with learning disabilities across Oxford (3.00 – 4.00pm, tea and biscuits from 2.30pm). We have recently strengthened our links with the JOY Place so that it is an official part of St Andrew’s, but with its own leadership.

 

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Dean Court Community Centre.  The Community Centre the middle of Pinnocks Way opened officially in April 2014.  There are monthly breakfasts (last Sunday in the month, 9.30am – 12 noon) which several of us go to after the service.  There is good coffee, bacon rolls, waffles and other things for sale at reasonable prices.  The Centre can also be hired.  It is gradually becoming the focus of lots of interesting activities and will help to build up our community life.   (The photo shows Tim Stevenson, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony.)

St Andrew’s provided cream teas at the Centre in June when we celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday, and we gave away copies of the book The Servant Queen and the King She Serves.

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Community Emergency Foodbank.  We invite people to bring gifts of food  for the Food Bank in Cowley, which gives valuable help to those in urgent need; some of us also help there as volunteers. For the past few years we have made a special collection of food at our Harvest services.

Food can be left in St Andrew’s Church on Sunday; there is also a box in Cumnor Church which is open in the daytime.  Find out what the foodbank needs at the moment

Discovering Prayer. Michelle Eyre, a church member, runs an online audio prayer resource which is endorsed by the Oxford Diocese.  Find out more

 

Mission links

As a parish, we give special support to mission organisations, usually those with which a church member has a particular link.

The Bible Society translates and distributes and encourages the use of the Bible in countries around the world, as well as in British schools.

                   

Heartcry for Change.  Revd Helen Azer works with Heartcry for Change, a Christian ministry dedicated to spreading hope throughout the world.

 


Hospices of Hope
provides hospice care for children and adults in Romania and surrounding countries, and lobbies for the provision of hospice care to be available throughout SE Europe. Some of the young people of the parish have been to Romania to help in these Christian hospices.

 

Mission support and giving

In addition, we as a parish are undertaking to support several Christian organisations (local, national and global), not only by giving money (roughly 10 per cent of the donations received by the church), but also by taking an active interest in them and inviting their representatives to speak in our churches.  The Missions Group (part of the PCC) is currently working on this.

 

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