Easing of Restrictions in our Churches

come in we are open

Government restrictions have been lifted but for the time being, in our churches, we plan to ease ourselves back in gently.

  • Communion Services Clergy will wear a mask whilst preparing the elements and distributing the Communion as at present.
  • Masks Although not obliged to do so, please consider wearing a mask in Church.
  • Space Please respect other people’s space. Ask before you sit next to someone.
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available.
  • Congregational singing Where services have congregational singing, we strongly recommend wearing a mask whilst singing. Please also consider singing more softly than you might usually do, as louder singing increases the risk to other members of the church. The quantity of congregational singing in services may be limited at first.
  • Register of Attendance in Church We are encouraging people to continue to sign in and check in using the QR code displayed on the posters in church. Venue alerts will be triggered if there are 2 cases at a venue. Alerts will ask individuals to book a test but will not ask individuals to self-isolate. These are not the same as close contact alerts issues by the NHS Covid app.
  • How are you feeling? We ask you please not to come if you (or anyone in your household) are unwell with Covid symptoms.

Church News and Service details for 25 July – 1 August 2021

May in the Wychwoods

You can read the latest issue of the Church News here: Church News 25 July and 1 August 2021

There are services as follows on Sunday 25 July:
8.15am            Shipton BCP Holy Communion
9.30am            Milton Worship for All
11.00am          Shipton BCP Morning Prayer
11.00am          Idbury BCP Holy Communion

There are services as follows on Sunday 1 August:
11.00am          Shipton United Benefice Holy Communion – livestreamed on Facebook

Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30



We hope you’ll join us for our “Back to Church” Season

back to church season

Back To Church Season

Over the last 18 months we have all been keeping our distance and in the case of coming to church many have felt it best to enjoy church from home joining the Zoom church or watching the service online.

As we emerge from the restrictions, we would like to invite people to come back to join us in church. The “Back to Church Season” gives us an opportunity to invite people to come and join us, to “come and see”. There are some seasonal services that lend themselves to this kind of invitation: Harvest, All Souls, Remembrance, Shoe Box Sunday and of course in December the Carol services.

So if you haven’t been before or for a while, why not come along?

Or think of who you would like to invite and ask them: “Would you like to…?” “Would you mind…?” “Why not come…?”

Look out for the invitation cards and the flyers in church.

Download the flyer here: Back To Church Season 210721 one page


We look forward to welcoming you Back to Church this autumn

Here are some of the special services we are holding this autumn to which we warmly invite you to:

Celebrate Harvest in our communities!
Sunday 26 September
11am Idbury Church Harvest Festival
5pm Milton Church Harvest Festival
followed by Harvest Supper.

Sunday 10 October
11am Shipton Church Harvest Festival
followed by a bring & share lunch.
11am Fifield Church Harvest Festival.

Come and light a candle in memory of loved ones who have died

Sunday 31 October 9.30am in
Milton Church.

Remembering all those who have died
in wars & conflicts.

Sunday 14 November

9.30am in Milton Church
10.50am on the Green in Shipton
10.50am outside Fifield Church



Sunday 21 November
9.30am Milton Church

Join us in a service which gives thanks for all the Christmas shoeboxes our communities have collected.

Church News and Service details for 11-18 July 2021

Download the Church News for 11-18 July here: Church News 11 and 18 July 2021 final

9.30am            Milton Holy Communion livestreamed on Facebook
11.00am          Shipton Holy Communion
11.00am          Fifield BCP Holy Communion (Please book tel 01993 831881)


9.30am            Milton United Benefice Holy Communion livestreamed on Facebook


Milton Church and the Scarecrow Trail Saturday 10 July

Milton Scarecrow Trail 2019

The Milton Scarecrow trail will run between 10 and 2pm on Saturday 10 July.

In addition to having scarecrows at the church, we will also have a cake and produce stall and there will be flowers in the church so make sure you pop in.