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: https://app.galabid.com/stmaryschurch2021/items
Ticket are now available for this year’s Christmas Tree Festvial Fundraiser. Seasonal refreshments and raffle.
Tickets from [email protected]
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:
You can download the current Church News here:
Join us for Advent carols with Shipton Choir on Sunday 28 November, 6pm in St Mary’s Church, Shipton.
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
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
Milton Christmas Communion livestreamed 9.30am
Shipton Christmas Communion 11am
Fifield Christmas Family Service 11am
Sunday 26 December Milton Holy Communion 9.30am
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: https://teams4u.com/
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
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:
You can read the latest issue of the Church News here:Church News 14 and 21 November 2021 2