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Harvest Festivals in the Wychwood Benefice

Harvest Festivals 2018

Sunday 23 September, 11am Idbury Harvest Festival followed by lunch. R.S.V.P. for lunch 01993 831074 by Monday 17 September.

Sunday 23 September 5pm Milton Harvest Festival, followed by supper (all are welcome) Donations of apple crumble welcome.

Sunday 14 October 11am Shipton Harvest Festival, followed by bring & share lunch.

Saturday 13 October Fifield Harvest Supper at the Parish Hall 7 for 7.30pm Tickets £12.50 from Catherine Hitchens 01993 831881.

Sunday 14 October 11am, Fifield Harvest Festival.

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Harvest Donations:

All fresh produce you bring will go to Helen & Douglas House

All other produce will go to The Porch Steppin’ Stone Centre

All donations are extremely welcome.

Licensing and Induction Service of Revd Geoffrey Clement

You are invited to meet your new vicar Revd Geoffrey Clement  at his induction service followed by refreshments on Wednesday 17 October 7.30pm St Mary the Virgin, Shipton-u-Wychwood Church Street, Shipton under Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BP. This service includes the Institution and Licensing by The Bishop of Dorchester and the Induction and Installation by…

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Shipton Bells – Refurbishment Update – Can You Help?

Shipton Bells Update: The bells are due to be removed from the tower on 1 October, a process which will take approximately 4 days. To reduce costs, between the last Sunday where the bells will be rung (23 Sunday) and 1 October, bell ringers along with other volunteers will remove as many of the fittings…

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Hands Benefice Prayer

Prayer for the Benefice during the vacancy

Prayer for the Benefice during the vacancy Heavenly Father, As we prepare for the arrival of our new vicar, we give thanks for the appointment of Revd. Geoffrey Clement as Incumbent for this benefice. Lord Jesus, we pray for Geoffrey as he prepares to join us. Help us all to take our part, growing in…

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Pastoral Care in our villages

Pastoral Care in our villages   Did you know that there is a Pastoral Care Team willing to help anyone with the support they may need? Please make contact with us if you would appreciate a call, a visit or some other help. There are many people facing a variety of obstacles in our villages,…

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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 23 Sep
  • Shipton BCP Holy Communion
    Starts at: 8:15 am
    Where: St Mary's, Church Street, Shipton under Wychwood
  • Idbury Harvest Festival followed by lunch
    Starts at: 11:00 am
  • Lay Led Shipton BCP Morning Prayer
    Starts at: 11:00 am
  • Idbury Harvest Lunch
    Starts at: 12:00 pm
  • Milton Harvest Festival
    Starts at: 5:00 pm
  • Milton Harvest Supper
    Starts at: 6:00 pm
Monday 24 Sep
  • Benefice Office Open 9.00-2.00
    Starts at: 9:00 am
    Where: Benefice Centre
  • Benefice Midday Prayers in Milton
    Starts at: 12:00 pm
    Where: Benefice Centre, behind St Simon and St Jude's Milton under Wychwood
  • Holy Communion - Tall Trees
    Starts at: 2:30 pm
    Where: Tall Trees, Shipton
Tuesday 25 Sep
  • 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 11.30-2.30
    Starts at: 11:30 am
    Where: Benefice Centre
Wednesday 26 Sep
  • Benefice Office Open 12.30-2.30
    Starts at: 12:30 pm
    Where: Benefice Centre
  • Home Groups
    Starts at: 7:30 pm
Thursday 27 Sep
  • Benefice Office Open 9.00-2.00
    Starts at: 9:00 am
    Where: Benefice Centre
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Services & Events

Sunday 26 August
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Sunday Worship Milton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer Idbury

Sunday 2 September 
11.00am United Benefice Holy Communion with children’s and youth groups Shipton

Sunday 9 September (St Mary Patronal)
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
9.30am Holy Communion Milton
11.00am Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer Fifield

Sunday 16 September
11.00am United Benefice Holy Communion  Milton
12.00pm Benefice Lunch Milton

Sunday 23 September
8.15am BCP Holy Communion Shipton
11.00am BCP Morning Prayer Shipton
11.00am Harvest Festival (followed by Harvest Lunch) Idbury
5.00pm Harvest Festival (followed by Harvest Supper) Milton

Sunday 30 September  
11.00am United Benefice BCP Holy Communion Fifield

Sunday 7 October  
11.00am United Benefice Holy Communion with children’s and youth groups Shipton