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Monthly Holy Communion around the Benefice: Day Centre

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“It is a privilege to be given the Bishop’s permission to lead monthly short services of “home communion” to some members, usually 7 or 8, of the Wychwood Day Centre.  Commencing with prayers for sick members, and loved ones who need our thoughts, an abridged form of the Common Worship service is used, with a reading and some general prayers preceding distribution of pre-consecrated elements.  Those attending really appreciate this quiet half-hour together as most of them are unable to attend one of the Wychwood churches.”

“I know how much it means to most of them and an especial few who are unable to get out to church or may feel uncomfortable in doing so. It is bringing the church to ALL parts of our community and reaching those who may never go in to a church. I also know of some who have turned away from “religion” – because of their situation and have a perceived view that God has forgotten them or allowed “bad things” to happen. So, for them to be able to sit and not listen if they so wish, yet allowing your presence and words to surround them – can only be a positive thing and who knows what God’s word can accomplish without any help from ourselves!!”

Letter from + Steven Oxford

Bishop Steven

To the clergy and people of the Diocese of Oxford   Dear Friends and Colleagues,   Thank you for your various messages of welcome and for your prayers following the announcement of my nomination as the Bishop of Oxford. It’s an enormous honour and privilege to be appointed to this role and I look forward…

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JUICE

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Welcome back to JUICE after the summer holidays.  Our next meeting is on Saturday 3rd September. JUICE meets on the first Saturday of each month at The Pantry @ The Paddocks, Milton under Wychwood and breakfast is served promptly at 8.30am.  A choice of breakfast is served with either Full English breakfast (£9.00) or Continental…

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SHIPTON FETE

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St Mary’s Church Feast of Fun on the Village Green on Saturday 18th June from 1 to 4pm Save your thirst for our bar and your appetite for the variety of lunch options at our Food Marquee: Traditional hamburger and hot dogs barbecue. Hot soups and rolls. Exciting Brazilian, Spanish, and vegetarian options. Tea, cakes…

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Milton Church Barn Dance

Barn Dance

In answer to popular request we are holding a Barn Dance on Friday 24 June at Manor Farm Barn, Upper Milton OX7 6EX  6.30-10.30pm, in aid of Church funds. The  bar will open at 6.30 pm and we will have a sit down buffet supper, beginning at 7pm, that will surprisingly feature roast pork accompanied…

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What's happening, when and where

The calander for the next seven days and Services for the next four weeks.

Benefice Calander

Nothing from Monday 29 Aug to Sunday 4 Sep.

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Services & Events

Sunday 7 August
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Holy Communion with Children’s Groups Milton
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer with Children’s Groups Shipton
11.00am Sunday Worship Idbury                          

Sunday 14 August
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Holy Communion Milton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer Fifield

Sunday 21 August
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Shipton
6.00pm Evening Prayer Fifield

Sunday 28 August
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am United Benefice BCP Holy Communion Fifield

Sunday 4 September
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Shipton

Sunday 11 September    St Mary Patronal
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Holy Communion Milton
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer Shipton
11.00am BCP Holy Communion Fifield
4.00pm Hope Street School

Sunday 18 September
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Milton
6.00pm Evening Prayer Fifield

Sunday 25 September
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am Harvest Festival (followed by Harvest Lunch) Idbury
5.00pm Harvest Festival (followed by Harvest Supper) Milton