Latest Benefice News

Shoebox Sunday


Just a little reminder that we will once more be collecting shoeboxes to send to children via “Operation Christmas Child”. This year our special service will take place on Sunday 20 November in Milton church.

For more information and ideas on what to collect please visit  Operation Christmas Child

Harvest Festivals: Come and celebrate together!


Give thanks for God’s provision, for the hard work of the farmers and for the wonderful produce we enjoy! This year we once again welcome all your donations of fresh or home grown produce as well as store cupboard items. Please bring your gifts of food to be presented during the services. Money raised will…

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New members of the Order of St Brinus


Mike and Joy Brooks were admitted as members of the order on 18th September in Dorchester Abbey.  Mike and Joy work tirelessly for the benefit of the church in Shipton. Mike is our long standing Bell Tower Captain, and Joy our long standing Sacristan. They both act as Verger for many services, always going beyond…

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Vicar’s Report Autumn 2016

This report seeks to review who we are and how we express that following my extended period of illness. It is written with a sincere desire to find ourselves in a healthy, sustainable place, where we are able to fulfil who God is calling us to be. Please consider the headings that follow, which are the priorities we…

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Greenbelt 2016

On the Sunday of the bank holiday, we were, as ever, taking part in a communion service in a field. But that isn’t where the differences end between this communion service and our typical service in the Wychwood benefice.  The Archbishop of Canterbury was participating in the service, though not leading – that was done…

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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 28 Sep to Tuesday 4 Oct.

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Services & Events




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

Sunday 2 October
10.00am      United Benefice Holy Communion Shipton
6.00pm        Prayer and Praise Milton

Sunday 9 October
8.15am        BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am        Holy Communion with Children’s Groups Milton
11.00am      Harvest Festival (followed by Bring & Share Lunch) Shipton
11.00am      Harvest Festival Fifield
4.00pm       Hope Street School

Sunday 16 October
10.00am      United Benefice Holy Communion Milton
6.00pm        Evensong Fifield

Sunday 23 October
8.15am        BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am        Sunday Worship Milton
11.00am      Holy Communion Shipton
11.00pm     Holy Communion Idbury

Sunday 30 October
10.00am      United Benefice All Souls Holy Communion Idbury