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:

HARVEST FESTIVALS
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.

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

Sunday 31 October 9.30am in
Milton Church.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICES
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

 

SHOEBOX SUNDAY

Sunday 21 November
9.30am Milton Church

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

Current Guidance on Coming to Church -updated 19 August

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Current Guidance on Coming to Church

  • We ask you please not to come if you or anyone in your household is unwell with Covid symptoms.
  • Masks Although not obliged to do so, please consider wearing a mask in Church.
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available.
  • Space and Seating We will have an area in church for those who prefer to keep their distance.
  • Communion Services Clergy will wear a mask whilst preparing the elements and distributing the Communion as at present.
  • 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. These are not the same as close contact alerts issues by the NHS Covid app.

Church News and Service details for 5 – 12 September 2021

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You can read the latest issue of the Church News here: Church News 5 and 12 September 2021

There are services as follows on Sunday 5 September:
9.30am Milton Holy Communion-  livestreamed on Facebook
11.00am Fifield BCP Holy Communion
11.00am Shipton Holy Communion

There are services as follows on Sunday 12 September:
11.00am Shipton United Benefice Holy Communion with Bishop Gavin – livestreamed on Facebook

Do join us for this special service and stay afterwards for refreshments.

Plus
Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30

Church News and Service details for 22 – 29 August 2021

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You can read the latest issue of the Church News here: Church News 22 and 29 August 2021

There are services as follows on Sunday 22 August:
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 29 August:
11.00am          Fifield BCP Holy Communion – livestreamed on Facebook

Plus
Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30

Pitches still available! Car Boot Sale August Bank Holiday Monday 30 August

car boot sale 2021

Some pitches still available to pre-book

In aid of the Shipton Church Renovation Fund Monday 30th August 2021 9AM-1PM

 at New Beaconsfield Hall playing field,

Station Road, Shipton under Wychwood

 

  • Sellers arrive between 7.30am-8am
  • Selling from 9am only
  • Open to the public 9am-1pm
  • £10 per pitch
  • To book your pitch (prepayment required), email anne@wychwoodbenefice.org.uk or tel 01993 830160

 by 23rdh August

Church News and Service details for 8 – 15 August 2021

Fifield Church

You can read the latest issue of the Church News here: Church News 8 and 15 August 2021

There are services as follows on Sunday 8 August:
9.30am            Milton Holy Communion (livestreamed on Facebook)
11.00am          Shipton Holy Communion
11.00am          Fifield BCP Morning Prayer

There are services as follows on Sunday 15 August:
9.30am            Milton Unitee Benefice Holy Communion – livestreamed on Facebook

Plus
Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30

Come and join us for Tea and Bells Saturday 14 August 3-5pm

Tea and Bells

Come and join us for Tea and Bells
On Saturday 14th August, 2021,

between 3pm – 5pm,

afternoon tea will be served

by kind permission of

Lady Jane Graham

in her beautiful garden

at Salisbury Place, Shipton,

accompanied by the bells of

St Mary the Virgin, Shipton.

 

Tickets are £10.

For further details, please contact

Rev Anne Hartley 0777 0745621

A fundraising event for St Mary the Virgin, Shipton

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

Plus
Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30