What's coming up - this week and soon after!

Sunday 20th May

10.30 meeting at Stockham

Milward/Bruce small group on setup



The Turning - RE-boot!

We are re-launching the turning with a mini-series of Turning events in Oxfordshire. These will give people confidence for other mission opportunities this summer, as well as inspire and equip them to reach out to their families and neighbours in their everyday lives. Across the nations there are many amazing stories of people being

touched, changed, and discovering church - although sometimes with a big delay in each step! Everyone is invited to join us for a focus on outreach on two weekends. We are working with the other churches, and so there will be a choice of venues. We will have three sets of Turning events: 25-26 May, 27-28 May and 1‐2 June.


Friday 25th May and 1st June, The King’s Centre, Oxford

Sunday 27th May, The Beacon, Wantage 6-7.30 pm: dinner and follow-up training (registration required) 7.30-9.30 pm: encounter evening (with refreshments)

OUTREACH TIMES(venues tbc)

Saturday 26 May: Oxford and Didcot

Monday 28 May: Oxford and Abingdon

Saturday 2 June: Oxford and Wantage

9.30-10 am: registration for ‘first timers’ and refreshments

10-11 am: worship and outreach training (all)

11 am-12 noon: street outreach 1

12-1 pm: testimonies and lunch (bring your own) 1-2 pm: street outreach 2

2-3 pm: testimonies and refreshments.

Please note that in order to cater for the dinners, we are asking that anyone interested signs up beforehand on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/follow-up-trainingthe-turning-tickets-452..., indicating which date they would like to attend. Dinner will be provided free of charge, although voluntary contributions would be welcome. If you have any questions, please contact ruthm@saltlight.org


We still need Children’s workers needed for September

We would like to ask the Church to pray that we have enough children’s workers for September – we are blessed with many lovely children and need help especially with the younger groups.


Have you ever thought about helping with the children’s work? We need helpers for creche, our baby and pre-school group, and our middle group for children aged 4 – 7. This is the ideal way to get involved as no planning is required we just need you to come and play with the children or sit with some children during their lesson to help them get the most from it. If this is something you think you could do please speak to Eileen – training is available if needed.



Regular events

Dad’s out                                 (typically 3rd Saturday  of each month)


Kids Praise                                (typically 3rd Sunday of each month)


Sunday Social at The Hill’s    (Typically 1st Sunday of each month)

3rd June

Prayer and worship                   (typically 2nd Sunday of each month)

10th June

Men’s Meal                                 (typically 1st Friday of each month)

1st June

Baby and Toddler Group            Every Friday during term time




Other events

26th May

A Christian Response to child and adolescent mental health

22-24 June

The Gathering for Men

1st July

Church BBQ

22nd September

Youth Mental Health Training Day

26th September

Schools prayer meeting



Fridays are youth night for all young people Y7 up - all Welcome!

Email D to go on our mailing list or if you would like to host. Do pray for our young people - exams are looming and there are very many pressures on them

18th May – Whites


EXAMS EXAMS EXAMS– please pray for all our young people sitting exams at this time

but especially this week,



15th May- 6th June

Ed & Edith Final Major Project deadline


16 May


Jenny – PE GCSE

Ben Maths A level

Lucy – RS GCSE

Jenny – RS GCSE

Toby – RS GCSE

Abby – RS GCSE


17 May

Jenny & Abby – Chemistry GCSE

Lucy – Chemistry GCSE


18 May

Lucy- French GCSE

Abby – Drama GCSE

Lucy - PE GCSE

Jenny – PE GCSE



Event information



Baby & Toddler Group- every Friday in term time talk to D, Jenny, Linda, Kristal or Liz. Mums, dads, grandparents, carers & mums to be all welcome. 9.15- 11.15 Wantage Methodist Church Hall.


 Sunday Socials

These are held on the first Sunday of each month at Annie and Howard’s they start after Church with a ‘bring and share’ lunch, followed by a walk, or a film or something else (depending on the weather and what everyone would like to do).  Everyone is welcome come for just the lunch or go home for lunch and join us later as you prefer. The next one is on the 3rd June.




A Christian Response to child and adolescent mental health: Saturday 26th May, 10am-4pm, St Andrew’s Church, Oxford, OX2 6UG. Hosted by doorsteps, viva UKFor more info and to book go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-christian-response-to-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-tickets-44102392443


Opengate men’s event

The Gathering is a men's weekend festival like no other! It's fun, it's life changing, it's THE standout event for guys.


Taking place 22 - 24 June in a field near Swindon the Gathering features:


● Live comedy ● cool cars ● 5-a-side tournament ● bar ● live music ● walking football ● huge inflatables ● bar games ●volleyball ● axe throwing ● relevant Bible teaching ● great worship ● great speakers ● life stories ● powerful gospel ministry ● scalextric ● bonfires and loads more...


For more information and to book got to https://thegatheringformen.com/about


Church Summer BBQSunday 1st July 12noon onwards - put the date in your diary


Youth Mental Health Training Day: For all parents and youth workers. Saturday 22nd September 10-4pm Kings Centre, Oxford. Run by Youthscape Charity, hosted by Wantage Community Church. Details on how to apply to follow.

School’s Prayer Group

This group meets three times a year for the next academic year the dates are:-

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Wednesday 24th April 2019.

The group prays for all the schools in our area – everyone is most welcome. 7.30 St John’s Church Grove. For more information see Eileen.


Operations Technical Specialist, full-time flexible-hours role, salary range £20k-£24k

The King’s Centre (Oxford) is a large, multi-purpose events centre seeking an Operations Technical Specialist to help support its growing client base and volume of bookings. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day technical operations of the Centre’s events business, which broadly consists of four areas: managing information technology, audio-visual infrastructure, and environmental systems, and providing technical expertise to clients and staff.

This role requires a solid understanding of technology and the ability to learn, to troubleshoot, and to resolve problems effectively, while providing excellent customer interaction and technical support for the staff team at The King’s Centre. Event timings may from time to time require flexible working (evening, weekend, extended day).

This is initially a 12-month contract with the intention to extend, subject to performance review. The application deadline is Friday 18th May, and interviews will commence during the week of 21st May.

Full details at www.kingscentre.co.uk/jobs. You may request an applicant’s pack by calling 01865 297 400 or by emailing michellef@kingscentre.co.uk.


Please send items to be included in this weekly e-mail to Eileen@AnEWhite.co.ukby Wednesdays 9 o’clock.

If you would like to communicate some information to the whole Church send an e-mail to all@wantagecc.org.ukwhere it will be reviewed and sent on.


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