St Peter’s fund raising.
We support CAFOD – The Catholic Fund for Overseas Development. This is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales with links to Caritas International (www.cafod.org.uk).
We also support GATEHOUSE. A local charity based in Oxford welcoming and providing food and companionship for homeless people (www.oxfordgatehouse.org.uk).
Year 2016 fund raising activities.
Lots of people came to visit St Peter’s Garden during the Eynsham Open Gardens weekend in June. It was looking really good. Our thanks to Moira Deane who made about £100 for Church funds by serving tea and cakes. The Open Gardens Event raised about £1000 for local charities.
Year 2015 fund raising activities.
On Saturday 14th of November we had our traditional Tea Party and Singalong. We sang some Childrens favourites plus some songs from the Music Hall, but this year we have been asked to include a few patriotic songs like Land of Hope and Glory. The £80 of money we raised at the Party were added to our Special Sunday Mass Collection for the Refugees and Asylum Seekers of £528!
Our special CAFOD Collection for the NEPAL Disaster on Sunday 10th May raised just over £1000. What a great result! CAFOD is one of the agencies that is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee that has launched this big national Appeal. See cafod.org.uk/Nepal
The year 2014 fund raising activities.
The Tea Party and Singalong on Saturday 29th November was a great success again this year and raised almost £200 for Church funds.
We sent almost £194 to Bethlehem University just after Christmas. This was all given in donations at the Christmas Crib through the Christmas and Epiphany period. Bethlehem University is run by Catholic brothers and provides a University education for Palestinians – both Christian ad Muslim. Here is the link in which you will see and hear the students thanking us.
Our most recent fundraising event was the Summer Fete and BBQ on Sunday 29th June when we raised £1657. Earlier this year were the Coffee Morning at 8 The Green Standlake on the Saturday 15th February and Our Pancake Feast on Saturday 1st of March, where we raised £289 and £432 accordingly.
The year 2013 fund raising activities.
Earlier in this year we had two collections for the CAFOD: the first was our normal Lent Collection that raised £431.45 and the second was a special Collection for Syria that raised £578.51.
We have recently been raising funds to pay for our new Heating. The Appeal for £11,000 had, at Christmas 2013, reached more than the required amount.
Our barbecue and fete took place on Sunday 14th July. It was our traditional and very happy event with lots of activities, which this time was supported by fantastic sunny and hot weather.
Sponsored Marathon Bible Read. On Saturday 15th of June, Fr Martin took a challenge to read the New Testament aloud all day. The reading has started at 9.30am in one hour sessions with a short break, and with possible finish at 5pm. His effort was to raise funds for the church new heating.This was well supported by parishioners, and at the end we collected £665. A great effort!