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Lent

Lent 2017

Lent is almost upon us, and this year we will be focussing on the Eucharist, how this meal connects us to our ancestors in the faith and Jesus and his disciples in the upper room, how this meal helps us to remember and contemplate Jesus as the bread of life. We will be using Pilgrim again, The Eucharist, and books will be available from the benefice centre. There will be groups on Thursday mornings, Wednesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons, so why not take the opportunity to explore this central part of our faith and come along.

Grace and peace,

Kate

 

Lent Groups for 2017 are running as follows:
Wednesday evenings on 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March and 5th April
7.30pm: venue rotates so please contact Kate or Anne

Wednesday afternoons on 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March and 5th April
3pm at Old Prebendal House, Shipton under Wychwood

Thursday mornings on 2nd, 16th March and 6th April
9.30am in the Benefice Centre, Milton under Wychwood

Lent Lunch on Sunday 9th April
12 noon in Milton Village Hall

Passover Supper on Wednesday 12th April
7pm at Milton Village Hall

 

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PASTORAL CARE IN OUR VILLAGES

To better support Kate and Anne in their invaluable pastoral care, it has been suggested that we may create a more cohesive support team. To this end, it would be great to hear from anyone with an hour to spare occasionally and also to hear about anyone who might value a call or a visit….

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Services this month in the Benefice

  Sunday 26 February 8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton 9.30am Sunday Worship Milton 11.00am Holy Communion Shipton 11.00am Sunday Worship Idbury Wednesday 1 March – Ash Wednesday 7.30pm Holy Communion Shipton Sunday 5 March 10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion with children’s and youth groups Shipton 6.00pm Prayer and Praise Milton Sunday 12 March 8.15am BCP…

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Monthly Holy Communion around the Benefice: Day Centre

“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…

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Monthly visits to Tall Trees Care Home

“We really enjoy our monthly visits to Tall Trees Care Home to take a short service of Songs of Praise on a Monday afternoon. We use a brief set service and the readings and collect for the week so that the theme is topical and there is a good connection with what is going on…

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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 27 Feb to Monday 6 Mar.

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Services & Events

Sunday 26 February
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Sunday Worship Milton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am Sunday Worship Idbury

Wednesday 1 March – Ash Wednesday
7.30pm Holy Communion Shipton

Sunday 5 March
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion with children’s and youth groups Shipton
6.00pm Prayer & Praise Milton

Sunday 12 March
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Holy Communion Milton
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer Shipton
11.00am Holy Communion Idbury

Sunday 19 March
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Milton
6.00pm BCP Evening Prayer Fifield

Sunday 26 March – Mothering Sunday
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Mothering Sunday and Christening Celebration Milton
11.00am Mothering Sunday and Christening Celebration Shipton
11.00am Mothering Sunday and Christening Celebration Fifield