Easter Bingo

wp-1458329123684We play for chocolates ! Members bring some eggs, or chocolate bunnies or other treats and we redistribute them through the evening.


Our caller, with our fancy Bingo machine.


Two full cards – once we have played a few games we tend to carry on until everyone has won a prize.


Happy winners with plenty of chocolate to take home !


Quiz Night


Robin had created a very well organised quiz, which we did in teams – as well as drinking tea or coffee and eating biscuits.


We had a Disney Princess based word search, as well as anagrams, and a chance to show our knowledge (or lack of), of the titles of Carry On films.


One of the other teams hard at work !

Church Partnership Party

Phab were invited to the church party which was held in Cowley Road Methodist Church.


Which People do we recognise ?


There were quizzes on Flags, People, and Streets of Oxford,  as well as games for all ages


After the quizzes we had a plentiful supper, some  singing and then a barn dance, before it was time to go home.  A huge thank you to the congregation of Cowley Road Methodist Church for making us so welcome.

Lord Mayor’s challenge

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Rae Humberestone, visited Oxford Phab to meet the members (several of whom he knew already) and take part in a quiz, with a baked potato supper and a game of Boccia.

We were joined by visitors from Wesley Memorial Church, in particular from the Open Doors project and the John Wesley Society, which made it a particularly enjoyable evening.

The arrival

DSCF1475Mary and Helen welcoming the Lord Mayor.

DSCF1468The Mayor greeting members.

The quiz

Helen had prepared a quiz, so we divided up into four teams,

The Mayor’s team – called The Chain Gang – working on the quiz

Some of the other teams, hard at work.

DSCN6576Helen reading out the questions.

The supper

After the quiz we ate a meal of jacket potatoes with savoury mince, tuna, cheese or baked beans, followed by tea or coffee.

Boccia in the Church

We moved through into the church, where there was more space for a game of Boccia.

DSCF1504Trisha enjoying Boccia in the church

The Mayor bowled well, but his team did not quite catch up with the lead the General Ignorance team had built up in the quiz.

Presenting the prizes




At the end of the evening the Lord Mayor presented The Lord Mayor’s Challenge Cup to some members of the winning team. There were also chocolates which were shared with anyone who wanted one.

We hope Rae will be able to return next year, as Deputy Mayor for another Lord Mayor’s Challenge

Boccia – with our new Boccia set

We played Boccia in the John Wesley Room.

DSCN1965Using our new Boccia set – we had been borrowing Boccia sets before now to play.

DSCN1967The John Wesley Room is shorter than the Hall, so we set up tables as a backstop.

DSCN1969Knocking the white target ball away from its initial position is a perfectly valid – and sometimes successful – tactic.

and here we are on video !

Beetle Drive

With much rattling of dice our Beetle Drive began


Some Beetles were very artistic – but everyone had a good time


with a break for a light(ish) supper – of bread and cheese and pate and salad


and we raised money for the Wesley Memorial Open Doors project, which aims to make the rooms where we meet more accessible

Beetle Drive in conjuction with the John Wesley Society

On Friday 27th April we held a Beetle Drive, in conjunction with the John Wesley society, in aid of the Wesley Memorial Open Doors project.

The evening gave Phab members and JWS and church members a chance to socialise, and get to know each other a little. As well as playing Beetle, we ate hot dogs, and Beetle Biscuits. There were prizes (of chocolate bars) for the best drawn Beetles. Unfortunately the prize for best Beetle costume went unawarded this time, so someone missed out on even more chocolate.DSCN0413