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Easter Service at the church

Given the improved and improving situation regarding Covid, we are looking to hold our first service back in Church on Easter Day at 10.30 a.m. led by Revd Jean King.   We have measures in place as part of our… Continue Reading →

A Letter from Rev Stephen (February 2021)

I am writing this letter for our website as we enter Lent, a time often associated with giving something up.   The internet provides lists of the most popular items to be put on one side including, of course, chocolate,… Continue Reading →

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A Letter from Rev Stephen (Dec 2020)

It has been good to be able to be back in church for public worship, and I hope that as the months pass and vaccines become readily available, we shall all feel more able to gather once again. We re-opened… Continue Reading →

Community Cupboard on BBC Oxford

Community Cupboard was the focus for this week’s Faith Place on BBC Radio Oxford. To hear what Libby (our manager and chaplain) said, go to 1h40 in, here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08yqdsn

Graveyard Scavenger Hunt

(Edited by Libby Hawkness-Smith, from a piece by Liz Roberts, St. Mary the Virgin, Iffley) The Halloween Graveyard Scavenger Hunt Libby and I held was a great success. St Mary’s joined with Rose Hill Methodist Church, inviting local families to… Continue Reading →

A Letter from Rev Stephen (Nov 2020)

November often feels like the month for remembering!   We begin with days to recall All Saints and All Souls, then move on to bonfires and fireworks as we “remember, remember, the fifth of November”, before marking the pain of… Continue Reading →

Halloween Scavenger Hunt in the Graveyard

Together with St. Mary the Virgin, Iffley, we’re running a Halloween scavenger hunt at their graveyard, from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 31st October. Hot chocolate will be available, and the church will be open too. It looks set to… Continue Reading →

Thank you from Community Cupboard

A great big thank you from all the Friends of Community Cupboard to all the many individuals and organisations who kept us going through lockdown! We couldn’t do what we do without you.

A Letter from Rev Stephen (Aug 2020)

After so many months of not being able to gather in our Church for worship, I am pleased to say that we will be re-opening on Sunday September 6th, when our morning service will be at 10.30 a.m..    We… Continue Reading →

Re-roofing the church

After our gallant efforts in fundraising and checking everything’s right, our re-roofing project is underway! It’s great to see the leaks being fixed and the building being refreshed in this way. Thanks to our team who are overseeing it and… Continue Reading →

We’re on Facebook!

A lot of our more immediate and informal links are posted on our Facebook page. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/RoseHillMC!

A Letter from Rev Stephen (June 2020)

Dear friends,                         “It is the month of June,                          The month of leaves and roses,                          When pleasant sights salute the eyes                          And pleasant scents the noses.” So wrote Nathaniel Parker Willis, and let us hope he is… Continue Reading →

A Letter from Rev Stephen (May 2020)

Dear friends, as we move into May, my thoughts went back to the 1990’s which as a family we spent living in Guernsey.  Each year on May 9th we were able to join-in with the celebrations for Liberation Day.  During… Continue Reading →

A Letter from Rev Stephen (July 2020)

“Home” has become something of a key word during these months.   Being at home has increasingly been a feature of television advertisements and programmes, some of which have been rather better than others!   Amongst the best for me… Continue Reading →

Friendship over a cup of tea

From Libby Hawkness-Smith the Community Chaplain, Rose Hill – September 2019 Dear Friends, I wonder when you last had a truly excellent cup of tea? What made it so great? For me, it was the last time I came to… Continue Reading →

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