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An Advent Calendar with a difference!

Foodbank Advent

Instead of a traditional Advent Calendar this year, why not join the growing number of people throughout the UK who are giving a tin or packet of food or toiletries, tooth-paste or chocolates to our local Food Bank.  Simply get an empty box, put something in it each day and then bring it to Church ready for the Foodbank to collect later in December.

Together, let’s make a real difference to others in our community!

Friends @ 4

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At 4pm on Sunday 13 October, a group of families met at Enstone Church for the first Friends @ 4 gathering. Through play, praise and prayer we explored the theme of Shelter.

At this time of year, animals are preparing for winter and looking for somewhere safe and warm, perhaps in our churchyard or in our gardens. We did a treasure hunt to find animals inside the church, in our stained glass windows and mosaic, and also looked for soft toys that had been hidden. Continue reading Friends @ 4

Mental health, imagination & spirituality

Psychotherapists, counsellors and others interested in mental health as well as spirituality may have spotted some interesting speakers at Wychwood Circle this autumn.  After mindfulness in September, on November 3rd we have author Guy Stagg who has suffered with serious mental illness and who, as a non-believer, decided to undertake the 5,500km ‘pilgrimage’ from Canterbury to Jerusalem:  he hiked on foot, alone, on ancient paths and busy routes, relying on the generosity of strangers all the way.  The result is ‘The Crossway’ (Picador 2018), which mixes travel and memoir and where Guy Stagg (guystagg.co.uk) tells of his walk towards recovery and – a big question for us – ‘asks whether religion can still have meaning for those without faith’. Join us at Wychwood Library at 7pm.  Continue reading Mental health, imagination & spirituality