St Mary’s Silent Auction Online Now until 11 December – get bidding!

Christmas tree

Get your bids in now folks: Chippy Panto Tickets, Christmas wreaths, cakes, mince pies, a 6ft tree, plenty of festive tipples plus lots of great gift ideas. Take a look at St Mary’s fundrasing silent auction now online:

The Legend of Robin Redbreast

Christmas Robin

Hopefully those of you who live in our parishes will have received this year’s Christmas card with details of all our Christmas services (or will shortly). There are also some cards in the churches.

Our cheerful Robin is thanks to local artist Dorothy McCutcheon who was inspired by the legend of the Robin in the stable. If you don’t know this legend you can find out about it here:

Back to Church Christmas 2021 – an overview of Christmas in the Wychwood Benefice


Here is an overview of services over the Christmas period. Details of all services can be found in the calendar:



Sunday 28 November 6pm Shipton Advent Carols  livestreamed to Facebook

Friday 10 December Fifield Festival of Carols by Candlelight* 6.30pm followed by refreshments

Shipton Christmas Tree Festival 6-11 December with party (tickets available soon) on  Saturday 11 December 6-8pm

Sunday 12 December Milton Carols by Candlelight 5pm followed by refreshments

Sunday 19 December Idbury Festival of Carols by Candlelight* 4pm followed by refreshments

Sunday 19 December Shipton Nine Lessons & Carols by Candlelight* 6pm followed by refreshments

Monday 20 December Shipton Church Christmas Messy Church 10-12noon


Christmas Eve

Shipton Crib and Christingle# 4pm

Milton Crib and Christingle# 4pm

# Come dressed as your favourite nativity character


Milton Village Carols round the tree 6pm

Shipton Village Carols round the tree 7pm

Milton Midnight Communion 11pm


Christmas Day

Milton Christmas Communion livestreamed 9.30am

Shipton Christmas Communion 11am

Fifield Christmas Family Service 11am


Sunday 26 December Milton Holy Communion 9.30am




Shoebox Thank You

2021 Shoeboxes

Christmas Shoeboxes Thank You

Thank you to everyone who donated shoeboxes this year. We had a total of 98 which will be going to Romania, Georgia, Moldavia and Uganda.

For further details, please visit:



Messy Church on Sunday 21 November 4-6pm in Wychwood School

Messy Ch

Our theme this month is Sharing the Light. Amongst other things we will be making a large nativity for Shipton church.

We have some great games and crafts organised and we aspire to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
So whether you have been to church before or not, come along and see what we are about!

Fun games and activities ending with a light tea.

Contact Rev Geoffrey Clement 832514 for more Information


Help us support the Shoebox appeal for 2021

girl with shoebox

We are once again supporting Teams4U with their Shoebox appeal.

If you would like to put a shoebox together there are leaflets in all the churches plus there is lots of information online:

Families at Wychwood School will have received a leaflet in school bags before half term and can drop shoeboxes at school before 8 November. You can also bring your shoeboxes to Milton church up to 21 November.

On Sunday 21 November, we will be holding a special service in Milton Church at 9.30am where we will be sending the shoeboxes on their way.

“We know these have been very hard times. For our friends and family at home and for many people overseas. The pandemic has pushed millions of people over the poverty line and made desperate situations a hundred times worse.We are so humbled, that it is still in people’s hearts to support our Shoebox Appeal and continue spreading joy to children.”       Dave Cooke, Founder


To find out where your shoebox will be going, visit: