Carols by Candlelight Services this week

carols by candlelight

Carols by Candlelight Services This week

St John the Baptist, Fifield on Friday 13 December at 6.30pm
St Nicholas, Idbury on Sunday 15 December at 4pm
SS Simon & Jude, Milton on Sunday 15 December at 5pm


Need some more Christmas cards?

Mother and Child

New Christmas Cards available in Shipton Church

We have some lovely new cards available – perfect for Christmas – though they are blank inside so suitable to be used all year round.  £1 for 1 card, £3 for 5 cards, £5 for 10 cards. Available from the office 01993 832467 or contact Mike and Joy Brooks on 01993 830014. Proceeds towards the church roof fund.

Mother & Child carved by Pat Bannister

Pastoral Care at Christmas

open hands

Pastoral Support at Christmas

The Christmas season is the time of year for great excitement and delight for many, especially those who gather with family to celebrate.

But for many reasons Christmas can also be a painful and difficult time.  Maybe it’s a first without a much loved member of the family, perhaps relatives are too far away to reach or it is no longer possible to travel.

Can we all remain extra mindful of those around us who might appreciate a call or even a card to offer a visit.

Call Clare in the office (01993 832467) or me or Anne (01993 830160)  if you feel you would like a call or visit, or if you know of anyone who might.

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas


07939 510788/831610  [email protected]

New! Books corner in Shipton Church

Books corner Shipton

There are now books in Shipton church for you to buy, swap or just borrow. If you wish to add to the book collection you can drop any off at the Vicarage or Shipton Church – or phone Geoffrey for collection.

New! Messy Church

Messy Church 8 December


We are pleased to announce that Messy Church is coming to the Wychwood Benefice, starting on Sunday 8 December. This first Messy Church will have an Advent theme “Small is Mighty”.

Come along and join the fun..!

We meet from 4pm—6pm in the Wychwood Primary School.

Children…Bring your mums, dads, grandparents or carers.

We have a story with a short service, craft activities and a shared Tea.

No fee,  (donations welcomed)

Advent Groups 2019

Principles of Deep Water Fishing

Join us for Advent Groups


Advent Groups will be running as follows and you are welcome to come to any or all of the following:


Mondays at 10.30am in the Paddocks
(downstairs T.V. lounge)

Monday 25 November,

Monday 2, 9 & 16 December.

Tuesdays at 7.15pm at Anne and Mike Hartley’s: ~
Tuesday 26 November,

Tuesday 3, 10 & 17 December. Tel 830160

The Advent study this year will be based on Bishop Steven’s latest Bible study guide: Principles of Deep Water Fishing. Copies are now available in the office for £3.