NEWS & NOTICES

Wantage Wassail!

The Ghost of Wassails Past will take place at 7pm on Saturday 4th December in the Parish Church. As before, you will be invited to book a table with friends and family, bring your meal and drinks, and leave the rest to us.

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The Gospel of Luke :: An Advent Course

Luke was a companion of St Paul, and he was quite familiar with the different interpretations of the life of Jesus held by different groups within the Christian community. His purpose was to minimise the differences between the various groups and thus promote harmony within the church. This Advent course will be led by Fr Robert Teare weekly on Tuesdays at 7.30pm, beginning on 30th November and will be held on Zoom.  Meeting ID: 878 1248 1962    Passcode: 371914


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FROM THE CHURCHWARDENS


Interregnum News issue #4

 

David and Jan are pleased to say that the draft Parish Profile was adopted by the Wantage PCC at the section 11 meeting on Monday 22nd November, and both feel honoured to have been chosen as our parish’s representatives for future stages of the procedure.

 

The Parish Profile has now been submitted to the Diocese, for their comments and amendments, prior to our meeting with them at the section 12 meeting in mid-January. For now, the focus of the process has shifted away from the parish we can take this time to pray earnestly for our bishop and patron, our new vicar and ourselves.

 

We would like to thank the other members of the drafting committee, Suzie Lapwood, Ben Mabbett, and Catherine Mann for all their hard work over many long hours, and to Ben for all his additional work with the formatting. We also wish to thank Fr.Robert Teare for his valued spiritual support to the committee.

 

 

Parish profile update and an important request

 

Our Parish Profile is packed with pictures of parish life featuring many members of our Parish Family. If you do not wish your photograph to be included in the Profile, please notify Ben Mabbett (bdhmabbett@gmail.com) or one of the churchwardens. We will then check to see if you have been featured and, if so, remove the picture. Sadly, we shall not be in a position to publish the Profile until it has been signed off by the Diocese and the formal date set for that is in the New Year, as the Diocese wishes to pause the process for Advent and Christmas. 

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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.