Congratulations to all Riders and Striders!

Ride and Stride 2019

Here are a couple of photos from the weekend’s Ride and Stride event – outside St John the Baptist Church, Fifield.

Thank you to all those who took part in helping run the day or those who “rode and strode” between churches and those who sponsored the event, helping to raise money for our churches.


Ride and Stride 2019

Ride and Stride 2019

Harvest Festivals in the Benefice

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Do come and celebarte Harvest with us at one of our church services and meals. Everyone is welcome.

This year we are supporting our local food bank – North Oxfordshire Community Foodbank.

We collect items for the foodbank throughout the year but have decided to support them with our Harvest Donations too this year.

They provide food parcels to people within the Kidlington, Woodstock, Chipping Norton and Charlbury area. All donations are gratefully received but to find out exactly what they are collecting at the moment visit their website:

We will also once again be supporting Helen and Douglas House with our fresh harvest produce.


Harvest Festival Dates:

Idbury Harvest Festival Sunday 22 September 11am followed by lunch (free but book your place on 831074).

Milton Harvest Festival Sunday 22 September 5pm followed by supper (free but book your place on 830160). If you are able to contribute something towards the supper, please sign up in church or let Mike Hartley know on 830160.

Shipton Harvest Festival Sunday 13 October 11am followed by a bring and share lunch.

Fifield Harvest Festival Sunday 13 October 11am (supper Saturday 12 October, ticketed event, to book please call 831881).


Death Cafe Friday 13 September 2pm The Wychwood Inn

Death Cafe Sep 19

Our next Death Cafe will be on Friday 13 Sepetmber 2-3pm in the Wychwood Inn. Do join us for some lively conversation.

If you are not sure what it’s all about, here are just a few of the things that came up at a recent Death Cafe:

  • I really must update my will.
  • I have all these ideas for my funeral including lots of song choices. What do I do with them and who do I tell?
  • What do you say to children if a sibling died before they were born?
  • Would you prefer to be buried or cremated?
  • What do you think actually happens at the moment of death?

Find time for some Breathing Space – Saturday 21 September 10-12 Milton Church

Breathing Space

Could you do with some Breathing Space?

Breathing Space Saturday 21 September 10-12 Milton Church

Offering rest and quiet in a church setting, encouraging us to seek God in silence.

The invitation is to drop in any time during the morning. Nothing will be asked of you or required of you, stay as little or long as you like. Some resources will be available, but the idea is that you find what helps you to seek God in silence.