Shared Services

While members of our four congregations often attend services in each others churches, from time to time specific Partnership Services are organised. These include an annual Partnership Advent Carol service, usually at St Peter’s, and an annual service which rotates between our four churches, either a service of Confirmation and Reception into Church Membership, usually every two years, or in the intervening years a service in which we renew our commitment to each other. The last of these was a Pentecost Celebration in 2016. Some of these various services are listed below. Future services will be announced as they become imminent.

Past Services

Partnership Confirmation Service 2017

A service of Confirmation and Reception into Church Membership was held in the presence of Bishop Steven at St Michael and All Angels on Sunday 14th May at 6.00 pm. There was one candidate for infant baptism, two candidates for adult baptism and confirmation and nine further candidates for confirmation. In addition two newly ordained Elders of the United Reformed Church were welcomed in the service.

Annual Partnership Service 2016

St Peter’s Church, 6.30pm, Sunday 15th May (Whitsunday)

A service to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit in our Partnership Life Together.
For details of this very special service go to Partnership Pentecost Celebration.

Partnership Advent Carol Service 2015

St Peter’s Church, 6.30pm, Sunday 29th November, 2015

To see the text of this service go to the link Advent Carol Service Nov 2015.

Annual Partnership Service and Renewal of 2007 Partnership Covenant

Wolvercote Baptist Church, 6.00pm, Sunday 17th May, 2015

A Celebration and Renewal of our 2007 Partnership Covenant in the presence of leading denominational representatives, the Archdeacon of Oxford, the Ven Martin Gorick, the Moderator of the URC Wessex Synod, the Revd Clare Downing, and the Regional Minister of the Southern Counties Baptist Association, the Revd Colin Norris, along with leaders of Churches Together in Oxfordshire. Preacher: the Rev’d Professor Paul Fiddes. ‘Pop-up and Sing’ African choir led the worship. The renewed covenant was signed during the Service which concluded as we shared together in the Lord’s Supper. After the service there were refreshments and an exhibition displaying some of the joint activities in which our churches have shared over the years.

To see the text of the Service and the details of the Covenant to which we were renewing our commitment go to: Covenant Renewal Service

Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper

Maundy Thursday 2nd April, 2015, 7.30pm at St Peter’s

A joint service with Summertown URC, including footwashing, stripping of the altars and vigil.
Preacher: The Rev’d Pauline Main
President: The Rev’d Canon Dr Simon Jones

Confirmation and Reception into Church Membership

Sunday 18th May, 2014, 6.30pm at Summertown United Reformed Church

A joint service of Confirmation and Reception into Church Membership for members of our four Partnership Churches was held on Sunday evening 18th May, 2014. Bishop John presided.

Womens’ World Day of Prayer 2014

A service for the Womens’ World Day of Prayer was held at 1.00 pm on Friday 7th March at Summertown United Reformed Church. The service was arranged by Churches Together in North Oxford and was led by the Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker. The theme of the service was Streams in the Desert and was based on an order of service devised by the Womens’ World Day of Prayer Group in Egypt.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014

A Taize-style service arranged by Churches Together in North Oxford and involving all our Partnership Churches, see attached Poster, was held at St Michael’s Church on Sunday 19th, 2014, at 6.30 pm. The service was followed by coffee and biscuits.

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