NEWS & NOTICES

Public worship 

Both churches are open for daily worship - see the Services page for details.

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Harvest FEST!

Our Harvest Festival service was a glorious celebration of coming together with thanksgiving.

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Covid-19 Precautions

In line with many churches, we shall continue to offer Communion in one form only.

 

Face coverings

You are invited to wear a face covering in church buildings, especially when entering, leaving or moving around the building, or when you are not distanced from others.

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Trinity Tots will meet in Holy Trinity Church, Charlton Village Road, Wantage OX12 7HW from 9am-11am on Monday 18th October and thereafter on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month in term-time. It aims to provide a supportive environment for parents, with toys and activities for babies, toddlers, and preschool children. The group is led by a rota of parishioners and volunteers, all who have DBS clearance and Safeguarding training. This group is hosted by the church and is covered by the church safeguarding and insurance policies. 


Booking and paying for a space at the group is via Eventbrite. There is a limited number of spaces available and bookable. We regret that we are unable to accommodate childminders or school aged children. The charge is £2.50 per family to cover snacks, drinks, replacement toys and consumables.

The Big Clean

We got off to a good start with The Big Clean in the Parish Church this week.  Thanks to the volunteers who came along to help. There is still plenty more to do as we work our way through the building with brushes, dusters and anything else needed to get rid of the cobwebs and accumulated dust of the last 18 months of intermittent use, as well as putting a shine back on the woodwork and brass. Can you help? We will start at 10am and finish by 12.30pm on each of the following days this week and next:

*         Saturday 16th

*         Monday 18th

*         Saturday 23rd

If everyone can lend a hand, the job will soon be done.  Just come along to the Parish Church from 10am on any of the dates. If you can bring your own cleaning equipment that will help but it is not essential. For more information, contact Alastair Hunter on 07785 371558 or email alastair@bakerylane.co.uk

 

Wantage and Grove Foodbank

Thank you very much for the generous donations of tins and packets following your harvest festival. These have been taken to our store at the Kings Centre and will be distributed to those in need in the local area. If you would like to learn more about the Foodbank, please visit the website.

 

Let there be light!

The Sisters of CSMV invite you to join them to hear choral evensong in St Mary's Chapel at the Convent in Wantage at 4pm on Sunday 24th October.  The singing will be led by our own choir, and the service will celebrate the renewal of the lighting in the chapel. This combines the latest energy efficient technology with careful design to enhance the architectural beauty of the building. You are encouraged to arrive by 3.50pm to be shown to the chapel.  Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake. If you are planning to join the congregation, please contact reception at the Convent on 01235 763141 to let them know.

 

Remembrance – two events for your diary

Saturday 13th November: In Remembrance concert, by Wantage Silver Band. 7.30pm Wantage Parish Church

Sunday 14th November: Tea and Memories by Wantage Parish Church Choir. 3pm Wantage Parish Church - with refreshments