Latest Benefice News

Scaffolding photo of Shipton Church

Shipton Church Closed until further notice

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 for now the church remains closed.  


Milton Choir Concert Surrey Fringe and Eight in a Bar

Milton Choir Concert

Milton Concert Eight in a Bar and Surrey Fringe Thank you to everyone who supported the choir concert in Milton church. It was fabulous to see the church full with such a friendly and supportive audience to support these two very different choirs. We raised over £1100, which has been divided between the John Radcliffe…

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Lent Groups

Lent Groups

Lent Books and Lent Groups for 2019 Please note change of time to day time Lent groups – these now start at 10.30am Copies of our chosen lent resource Lent with New Daylight – Rediscovering who we are as God’s people, are now available for £3 in the office. They include Lent group study material…

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2019 Services

Calendar of 2019 Services

How do you keep up to date with services? They are listed on the website and in the fortnightly Church News. However, we’ve now produced a sheet with all the services on for 2019. You can pick up a printed copy in church or download here: Summary Calendar 2019


What's happening, when and where

The calander for the next seven days and Services for the next four weeks.

Benefice Calander

Monday 25 Mar
  • Benefice Office Open 9.00-2.30
    Starts at: 9:00 am
    Where: Benefice Centre
  • Lent Group
    Starts at: 10:30 am
    Where: Upper Lounge, The Paddocks, Shipton Road, Milton under Wychwood
  • Benefice Midday Prayers in Milton
    Starts at: 12:00 pm
    Where: Upper Lounge, The Paddocks, Shipton Road, Milton under Wychwood
  • Holy Communion - Tall Trees
    Starts at: 2:30 pm
    Where: Tall Trees, Shipton
Tuesday 26 Mar
  • Coffee Club
    Starts at: 9:30 am
    Where: Benefice Centre, Next to SS Simon & Jude Church, Milton
  • Mothers Union Holy Communion
    Starts at: 10:30 am
    Where: Upper Lounge, The Paddocks, Milton under Wychwood
  • Benefice Office Open 11.00-2.30
    Starts at: 11:00 am
    Where: Benefice Centre
  • Lent Group
    Starts at: 7:15 pm
Wednesday 27 Mar
  • Benefice Office Open 12.30-2.30
    Starts at: 12:30 pm
    Where: Benefice Centre
  • Lent Group
    Starts at: 7:30 pm
Friday 29 Mar
  • Benefice Office Open
    Starts at: 9:00 am
Sunday 31 Mar
  • Shipton BCP Holy Communion
    Starts at: 8:15 am
  • Milton Mothering Sunday -- HC or not? Lay Led
    Starts at: 10:00 am
  • Shipton Mothering Sunday service in New Beaconsfield Hall
    Starts at: 11:00 am
  • Fifield United Benefice BCP Holy Communion
    Starts at: 11:00 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