Remembering loved ones who have died: United Benefice All Souls’ Service 31 October, 9.30am Milton Church

All Souls Service

On Sunday 31st October at 9.30am we will be holding a United Benefice Service in Milton Church to commemorate All Souls.

We warmly invite everyone to this service where there will be the opportunity to light a candle in memory of loved ones who have died. We will also be reading out their names.

If you would like to add any names to the list of those to be remembered, please email: [email protected] by Thursday 28 October.

 

Church News and Service details for 17 – 24 October 2021

Milton Harvest Flowers

You can read the latest issue of the Church News here: Church News 17 and 24 October 2021 v2

There are services as follows on Sunday 17 October:

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER – TRINITY 20
9.30am          Milton United Benefice Holy Communion  livestreamed on Facebook

 

There are services as follows on Sunday 24 October:

SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER – LAST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

8.15am            Shipton BCP Holy Communion
9.30am            Milton Worship for All (St Simon and St Jude Patronal)
11.00am          Idbury BCP Holy Communion
11.00am          Shipton BCP Morning Prayer livestreamed on Facebook

Plus
Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30

Church News and Service details for 3 – 10 October 2021

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You can read the latest issue of the Church News here: Church News 3 and 10 October 2021

There are services as follows on Sunday 3 October:

SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER – TRINITY 18
11.00am          Shipton United Benefice Holy Communion with Baptism livestreamed on Facebook
4.00pm            Messy Church Wychwood Primary School

 

There are services as follows on Sunday 10 October:

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER – TRINITY 19

9.30am            Milton Holy Communion
11.00am          Shipton Harvest Festival- followed by bring and share lunch livestreamed on Facebook
11.00am          Fifield Harvest Festival

Plus
Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30

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

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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.

Harvest Festivals in Fifield and Shipton Sunday 10 October

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We are celebrating Harvest Festival in two of our parishes on Sunday 10 October.

There is a Harvest Supper on Saturday 9 October – 7 for 7.30pm in Fifield Parish Hall.
Tickets £12.50 in advance only (book and pay A.S.A.P.)  from Jane McWilliam email [email protected] Tel 01993 830558. Bring your own bottle.

Come and celebrate Harvest Festival on Sunday 10 October 11am in St John the Baptist Church, Fifield.

 

In St Mary the Virgin Shipton under Wychwood, Harvest Festival is at 11am on Sunday 10 October

The service will be followed by a Bring and Share lunch.  Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided but you are very welcome to bring your own wine if you would like.

This year we are donating our Harvest Gifts of non-perishable items to the North Oxfordshire Foodbank
They provide food parcels to people within our local area. All donations are gratefully received but to find out exactly what is needed at the moment visit their website: www.northoxfordshirecommunityfoodbank.org.uk

 

Messy Church is back! Sunday 3 October 4-6pm at Wychwood Primary School

Messy Church logo

Join us for Messy Church.

This month’s theme is Trusting and believing.
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 Informatio

 

See the poster here for details:

MC Oct 2021 poster A4

Church News and Service details for 19 – 26 September 2021

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You can read the latest issue of the Church News here: Church News 19 and 26 September 2021 3

There are services as follows on Sunday 19 September:
9.30am            Milton United Benefice Holy Communion livestreamed on Facebook
11.00am          Live Zoom Service – Informal prayers and catch up with friends

Login details for zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839976916?pwd=Uk5DcmRJamY1V0YrMFo0czdUdGZydz09

Meeting ID: 838 3997 6916
Passcode: Service
If you would like some help with zoom, get in touch with Liz 01993 684286.

 

There are services as follows on Sunday 26 September:
8.15am            Shipton BCP Holy Communion
11.00am          Idbury Harvest Festival livestreamed on Facebook – followed by lunch
11.00am          Shipton BCP Morning Prayer
5.00pm            Milton Harvest Festival followed by Harvest Supper

Plus
Midweek Communion in Milton on Wednesdays at 10.30

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.

Harvest Festival and Supper Milton Church Sunday 26 September 5pm

Milton Harvest Supper

Harvest Festival and Supper Milton Church Sunday 26 September 5pm

Harvest Festival in Milton at 5pm will be followed by a ploughman style supper with apple pie. Suggested donation of £5 per adult (children are free). To book your supper please call Anne 01993 831061 or email [email protected] by Thursday 23 September.

Offers of apples pies/other contributions gratefully received – please contact Anne.

 

Milton Harvest Supper

Milton Harvest Supper