Amongst other organisations, we support
A charity working to provide vocational training, school and univeristy scholarships and school packs for children affected by war and poverty - especially focussing on Cambodia. See www.edukid.org.uk.
The Gatehouse - a drop-in cafe for the homeless and poorly housed, situated in central Oxford. Along with members of St Mary's Kidlington we provide sandwiches, cakes, fruit and other food items on a regular basis, as well as supporting their administration and fund-raising activities. See www.oxfordgatehouse.org
The North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank - which is a voluntary group formed by members of local Christian churches. The aim is to provide food parcels to people within the Kidlington, Woodstock, Chipping Norton and Charlbury area. The parcels contain essential food for individuals and families in case of emergency, covering the time it takes for other social care infrastructure to come into play. Members of the congregation regularly contribute items for the food parcels, and use an NOCF Nectar card to earn points for buying other necessary supplies. See www.northoxfordshirecommunityfoodbank.org.uk
We have a regular Traidcraft stall, usually on the first Sunday of the month, and support many Fair Trade promotional activities within the village - including the Kidlington One World Market in November each year.
Helen and Douglas House - providing hospice care for children and young people, see www.helenanddouglas.org.uk
BibleLands - seeking to improve the lives of vulnerable and disabled people in the Middle East
Wednesday Retired Club, which usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10.30am - 12.30 pm. for conversation, coffee and company. The programme of events includes a wide variety of talks, displays, outings and celebrations. Membership is not limited to church members.
It meets on Sunday evenings in term time from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. TIG - ers enjoy a range of activities and outings and invite others to join them for fun, food, friendship and exploring the Christian faith.
Things that happen at St John's include
TIG stands for Together in God and is a youth group for 11 to 16+ year olds.
Little Acorns - a group for toddlers and carers, meeting every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am. With plenty of activities and FREE.
The Ley Community - for drug and alcolhol rehabilitation