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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 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!!”


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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Christmas in the Wychwoods – Come and join us

Thursday 15 December 7pm Carols by Candlelight Fifield 18 December Advent 4 4pm Carols by Candlelight Idbury 5pm Carols by Candlelight Milton 6pm Carols by Candlelight Shipton Christmas Eve 4pm Crib and Christingle* Shipton 4pm Crib and Christingle* Milton 11pm Midnight Communion Shipton Christmas Day 9.30am Christmas Communion Milton 11am Christmas Communion Shipton 11am Christmas…

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Milton Church Christmas Mini Bazaar Sat 10 Dec 10am-2pm

Join as at our Christmas Mini Bazaar where there will be: Christmas cards and gifts, festive food and decorations, crafts, children’s activities. Morning coffee and cakes Bacon rolls, mulled wine Something for all the family Proceeds towards church funds christmas-poster-milton-mini-bazaar-2016


Shoebox Sunday: The Wychwoods have shown the LOVE

  A GREAT BIG THANK YOU! Yes we did it!    We had 120 shoe boxes dedicated in Milton Parish Church this year! This is our third year and year on year we are increasing the gift of our love to those who have little.   This year our boxes are going to Eastern Europe including Romania….

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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 Wednesday 18 Jan to Wednesday 25 Jan.

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Services & Events

Sunday 15 January
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Milton
6.00pm BCP Evening Prayer Fifield

Sunday 22 January
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Sunday Worship Milton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am Holy Communion Idbury

Sunday 29 January
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Fifield