|Time and Date||Event|
|Carpet Bowling - Village Hall|
| Oxnam Valley Voices - Village Hall
|Tuesday 28th March |
5.30 - 6.30 pm
Venue - Overwells, home of Ann Fraser
|Wednesday 29th March|
10.30 - 12.00
Oxnam Village Hall
Coffee, cakes and chat all for £2.00.
|Sunday 9th April||Oxnam Kirk Walking Group
Route - TBC
Bring a packed lunch
|Friday 21st April|
|Film Night - Oxnam Village Hall
'West Side Story'
|Tuesday 25th April|
|Worship Group meeting in vestry|
Pantomime January 2017 – Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories
On Sunday 8th January, the Northumberland Theatre Company came to Oxnam Kirk and performed a modern production of Little Red Riding Hood and other stories .
Usually on a Sunday afternoon, Oxnam Kirk sits quietly and is a sanctuary for anyone visiting . But this Sunday how happy was our church to see loads of children and adults rushing up the pathway to fill the church with chatter and laughter – changing the quiet sanctuary into a living vibrant building. Loads of fun, deep in the dark wood with Red Riding Hood and Wolf and Granny and ice cream. We could feel Oxnam Kirk smiling and a whisper was heard around the walls, ” Please all come back next year. ” Moira Land
The monthly film nights in the village hall continue on the 3rd Friday of the month (normally).
The most recent film shown was “The Imitation Game” about the cracking of the enigma code by Alan Turing and his team. Thought provoking in a number of ways and highly entertaining. We have also shown “Paddington” which was equally thought provoking (well funny anyway) and appealed to the child in all who were there. Sticking with a comedy theme “The Hundred Foot Journey” starring Helen Mirren (somewhat dodgy French accent) amongst others the film provided much entertainment judging by the laughter from the audience. On a completely different note “Open Range” was a modern version of a classic Western with the good overcoming the bad after lots of mayhem and shooting. It was really well done and clearly deserved its plaudits.
The next few months films will include “12 Years a Slave”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Of Mice and Men”, “Calvary” and James Bond in “Spectre”. Get yourself on the email@example.com mailing list and check out the Oxnam Village Hall Facebook page if you want to know when these are showing.
Pantomime – The Ugly Duckling
Thank you to all the elders and congregation who helped with the food, setting up and clearing away.Moira Land
Plenty of cakes at the coffee morning! About £500 was raised for Oxnam Church. Well done everyone!
The coffee morning on 2 December raised £100 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
We had a very successful harvest supper on Friday. Well attended & delicious supper, kindly organised by Jayne, Beryl & Rachel. Many thanks to them. The “Riddle Fiddles” entertained us afterwards to some singing & dancing, led by our session clerk! A good night was had by all. The evening made £750 for church funds!
A new group is currently meeting to plan a Worship Group service to be held on May 17th. The service promises to be really interesting, as we are focusing on the earliest men from the valley, who were killed in the First World War and what it must have been like for their families, and also for those who did come back. Anyone who has any information on the families (descendants still living would be specially good) of James Queenan, Geo Smith and Adam Telfer should contact Colin Hogg. The children will be involved in the service, we’ll be hearing what happened at Gallipoli, and we’d like to hear from anybody who has any memorabilia from either war. If you are curious, do let us know! There is a meeting on Tuesday 17th at 7pm in the Vestry. Please contact Marion Dodd if you would like to come to a future meeting.
Roxburgh Singers Concert
The collection from this raised £500 for Combat Stress, plus a donation for the church.
Northumberland Theatre Company
On Jan 11th 2015 Oxnam Kirk welcomed The Northumberland Theatre Company in the church . They performed Rumplelstiltskin to a delighted audience of children and adults . So much fun was had that we have asked them back next year to perform the Ugly Duckling — watch this space.
Macmillan Cancer Charity
Carrie Scott hosted a Big Coffee Morning for the Macmillan Cancer Charity at her home. The event was very well attended & raised the sum of £655.
Coffee Morning, Saturday 14th February 2014
Many thanks to everyone, especially Fiona, for organising another successful coffee morning.
With road closures & dreadful weather, we did very well to raise over £500. Thanks to all contributors, bakers & helpers & buyers.
Crisis in the Philippines
At our service on 17 November the collection of £200 was donated to the crisis in the Philippines.
This took place on Friday night, before our Harvest Festival in church on Sunday 20th. Many thanks to Francis, Morag & Anne especially and to all those who helped & cooked a delicious supper. The entertainment was provided by the Oxnam Valley Voices and Henry Douglas & Tommy Herdman. Both were thoroughly enjoyed & appreciated.
‘Roaring Reptiles’ – Sunday 22nd Sept 2014″
A very successful afternoon in the church, with about 70 children admiring, touching and handling various reptiles! Quite an unusual activity, but bringing many families into the church. Thank you to Moira Land for organising it.
On Wednesday 18 December a Christmas Special was held in aid of MS society, with a full attendance, who enjoyed festive cakes, accompanied by Jamie Mackenzie & some of the Oxnam valley Voices choir. Donations came to £116.
Margaret & Frank Clayton, of Shibben, Rennieston, very kindly opened their garden in aid of church funds on 21 July 2013. The garden was much admired and the weather was lovely; thanks go to them and the tea ladies who served a delicious tea. (Francis is getting quite a reputation!)
The sum of £345 was raised.
On Sunday 19th May, the Sticky Kids Funky Monkey Singalong Show came to Oxnam Kirk.
The action packed show was advertised for 2 – 6 year old children living in the valley and surrounding area.
Molly Muddle, the human equivalent of a party popper and her friend Mac performed songs and dressed up, providing great entertainment for the children.
The boys and girls were all eager to get up and join Mollie and Mac at any given opportunity and had an absolute ball singing along with them and performing the actions.
The hour long show closed with a final song and a stage full of children beaming with happiness and who had all thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon.