Latest Benefice News



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 and music in the comfort of the Church.

Don’t forget all of the stalls and games and bring all your loose change.

White Elephant stall:
Please remember to offer your reusable and sellable personal effects, house and garden wares. Quality books and jigsaw puzzles especially welcome. Delivery up to Wednesday 15th June, please.
Anything up to the size of a folding chair can be taken. Please deliver in boxes or transparent plastic bags. Please no electrical goods, liquids or chemicals.

Collection point: Standing House, Shipton Road, Shipton-under-Wychwood (opposite Shipton Standing) preferably between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thursday to Sunday inclusive.

For advice and information, call the Coordinator, James Walmsley on 830842, and also please contact James if you are willing to assist on the stalls/preparation and are not already signed up.


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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Celebration of Marriage Services

wedding rings

We are holding special services in celebration of marriage on Sunday 26 June at 9.30am in Milton church at 11.00am in Shipton church for all those who have been married and their families and friends There will be opportunity to give thanks for your marriage, to renew your vows and celebrate together. The service will…

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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 breakfast (£5.00), both served with fruit juice, hot beverages, toast and preserves. To ensure that there is…

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A Week of Prayer


The Archbishop of Canterbury has asked that each parish church in the land engage in a week of prayer. This is the week before Pentecost (May 8th-15th). Prayer is to be focused around ‘Your Kingdom come, your will be done’ which is, of course, very close to our hearts too. In our Benefice, we will…

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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 Tuesday 28 Jun to Monday 4 Jul.

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Services & Events


Sunday 19 June
10.00am Father’s Day United Benefice Service Shipton
6.00pm Evening Prayer Fifield

Sunday 26 June
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Sunday Worship with Celebration of Marriage Milton
11.00am Holy Communion with Celebration of Marriage Shipton
11.00am Patronal BCP Holy Communion Fifield

Sunday 3 July
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 Holy Communion Idbury                           

Sunday 10 July
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Holy Communion Milton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am Sunday Worship Fifield
4.00pm Hope Street School

Sunday 17 July
10.00am United Benefice Ho;y Communion Milton
6.00pm Evening Prayer Shipton

Sunday 24 July
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Sunday Worship Milton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am BCP Holy Communion Fifield

Sunday 31 July
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Idbury