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What’s happening over Easter in the Wychwood Benefice and latest edition of Church News

Here’s an overview of all that is happening over Easter.
The latest Church News can be read here 140419 – 210419 Palm Sunday Holy Week and Easter Day:

Easter and Holy Week:

Sat. 13 April Easter Egg trail and Mini Messy Church at Milton Church

A morning of activities. Come and join us any time from 10am till 12pm with crafts, refreshments and an Easter egg trail round the churchyard. We look forward to seeing you, it would be helpful to send an email to say you plan to join us and would make organising easier but is not obligatory

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Palm Sunday and Lent Lunch Sunday 14 April

The Palm Sunday United Benefice Service in Milton will start slightly later at 10am and will be followed by coffee and a simple Lent Lunch with activities for children, in Milton Village Hall from 11.30am.

Passover Supper: Wednesday 17 April 7pm, Fifield Parish Hall
On the Wednesday of Holy Week, we would like to invite you to Fifield Parish Hall for our Passover Supper. We welcome people of all ages to this event which is great for families, very interactive, and there are Easter Eggs to find and readings to be read by children and young people. As the evening unfolds we learn about the Jewish tradition of the “Passover meal” and reenact it from Jesus’ perspective at his Last Supper, with his disciples. Please R.S.V.P. to the office or call Catherine Hitchens 01993 831881 to book your place.

Maundy Thursday Holy Communion 18 April 7.30pm Milton Church

Good Friday: 19 April
On Good Friday we will have our family service in Milton church at 9.30, followed by hot cross buns.  After the service there is the opportunity to join in a leisurely walk across the countryside to Fifield for a picnic at 12noon. Of course, you could just drive up and bring your picnic. 12.45pm we leave for Idbury Church. 2pm is Idbury Hour at the Cross.

Good Friday Walk:
A reminder that you can join th e walk at any of the points along the way.
The itinerary is as follows:
10.30am Walk from Milton Church to Fifield
12noon “bring-your-own” Picnic at Fifield Church
12.45pm leave for Idbury Church
1.30pm arrive in Idbury
2pm Idbury Hour at the Cross


Easter Day Services:
9.30am Milton Family Easter Communion
11.00am Fifield BCP Easter Communion
11.00am Shipton Family Easter Communion in New Beaconsfield Hall




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Easter Church News

Here’s the Church News for 14 and 21 April 2019 140419 – 210419 Palm Sunday Holy Week and Easter Day

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Shipton Church Closed until further notice

UPDATE 2 April, 2019 We are aiming to have Shipton church back in use by mid May.     March 2019 Following an inspection of the roof timbers, significant decay has been found in a number of locations and the professional advice is to close the church until remedial works can be carried out. Sadly…

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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

Sunday 21 Apr
  • Milton Easter Family Communion
    Starts at: 9:30 am
  • Fifield Easter BCP Holy Communion
    Starts at: 11:00 am
  • Shipton Easter Family Communion in New Beaconsfield Hall
    Starts at: 11:00 am
Tuesday 23 Apr
  • Clare admin
    Starts at: 9:00 am
  • Mothers Union Holy Communion
    Starts at: 10:30 am
    Where: Upper Lounge, The Paddocks, Milton under Wychwood
  • Home Group
    Starts at: 7:15 pm
Wednesday 24 Apr
  • Benefice Office Open 9-2
    Starts at: 9:00 am
    Where: Benefice Centre
  • Home Groups
    Starts at: 7:30 pm
Thursday 25 Apr
  • Day Centre Service
    Starts at: 11:00 am
    Where: New Beaconsfield Hall, Church Path, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BQ, UK
Friday 26 Apr
  • Benefice Office Open
    Starts at: 9:00 am
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Services & Events

Whilst work is taking place in Shipton Church, please check the website for latest details.

Sunday 7 April
11.00am Shipton United Benefice Holy Communion Service  Milton Church

Sunday 14 April – Palm Sunday
10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Milton Church
Followed by Coffee, Lent Lunch and Children’s Activities Milton Village Hall
6.00pm BCP Evensong Fifield Church

Wednesday 17 April
7.00pm Passover Meal Fifield Parish Hall

Thursday 18 April – Maundy Thursday
7.30pm Holy Communion Milton Church

Friday 19 April – Good Friday
9.30am Family Service (ends with hot cross buns) Milton Church
10.30am Good Friday Walk from Milton Church to Fifield Church
Noon Picnic at Fifield Church
2.00pm Hour at the Cross Service Idbury Church

Sunday 21 April – Easter Sunday
9.30am Easter Family Communion Milton Church
11.00am Easter BCP Holy Communion Fifield Church
11.00am Shipton Easter Family Communion New Beaconsfield Hall

Sunday 28 April
8.15am BCP Holy Communion West End of Shipton Church
9.30am Holy Communion Milton Church
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer Idbury Church

Sunday 5 May
11.00am Shipton United Benefice Holy Communion Service Milton Church