The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH Prince Philip 1921-2021

“The prayers of the whole Diocese of Oxford are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family today and in the coming days as we mourn the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. We give thanks for Prince Philip’s long and extraordinary life, his faithful service to Queen and country, his support especially for young people, his humour, honesty and integrity and strong Christian faith and especially his steadfast support to the Queen over the long years of their marriage. Philip has been at the centre of our national life for so many decades offering a model of strength and stability. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace and rise in glory, and may God’s peace and love be with all who mourn his passing, and most especially his immediate family.”

Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford

If you would like to add a message to the online book of condolences or light an online candle please visit: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/

The Church News and Service details for Easter

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Read the latest Church News here: Church News Easter 2021 4-11 April

There are services as follows on Easter Day:

9.30am Easter Holy Communion Service in Milton Church. This service will also be live-streamed on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WychwoodBenefice
(booking required to attend the service in Milton –  please email Liz: [email protected])

11am Live  Zoom Easter Communion Service
Join our Zoom Sunday Service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839976916?pwd=Uk5DcmRJamY1V0YrMFo0czdUdGZydz09
Meeting ID: 838 3997 6916
Passcode: Service

 

Here is a copy of the order of service for Easter Day (The church and zoom service): Easter Sunday Communion

For details of services on Sunday 11 April, please read the Church News above.

 

If you would like to make a one off donation towards our churches here are the bank details:

Payable to: The Wychwood Benefice, CAF Bank
Acc No: 00032493, Sort Code: 40 52 40

Services and Events from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday 2021

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Palm Sunday 28 March
This year our Palm Sunday Service will be held at 11am on 28 March in Shipton Church.

There will be also be a live zoom service at 11am.

Live Zoom Service – Sundays at 11am
Join our Zoom Sunday Service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839976916?pwd=Uk5DcmRJamY1V0YrMFo0czdUdGZydz09
Meeting ID: 838 3997 6916
Passcode: Service

If you would like a palm cross, these are available in our churches now.

We will be supporting Christian Aid’s Lent and Easter campaign on Palm Sunday. A short film will be shown during coffee after the zoom service and during the prerecorded church service about the work of Christian Aid (who celebrate 75 years this year) and anyone who would like to make a donation will be able to do so. Visit their website for further details on the work CA do: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/

 

Passover Service on Zoom: Wednesday 31 March 6.30pm

This year we are going to host a Passover Service on Zoom. This will be an interactive service where we learn about the Jewish tradition of the “Passover meal”

You will need to book so that we can provide you with a “takeaway bag” with instructions and some of the items needed so that everyone can partake in the rituals.

We suggest that you have your meal prepared to have after the service and if anyone wishes to remain on zoom together you are very welcome to do so.

Traditionally the supper would have been roast lamb but you can prepare whatever you like. Please let us know if you would like to join us  – email [email protected] by Wednesday 24 March.

 

Maundy Thursday  1 April
Holy Communion Service 10.30am in Milton Church. This will also be livestreamed on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/WychwoodBenefice

 

 

Good Friday 2 April
On Good Friday we will have our family service in Milton church at 9.30am, followed by hot cross buns.  After the service there is the opportunity to go on a leisurely walk across the countryside to Fifield for a picnic at 12noon. We then make our way to Idbury Church for our 2pm Hour at the Cross service.

This year groups of 6 (from multiple households) or two households will be permitted to walk together and have a socially distanced picnic. We are asking people to let us know if they would like to do the walk this year so that we can a) stagger the groups if there are too many people and b) provide groups with a copy of the map and readings. Email [email protected] 

 

Easter Garden

Easter Saturday 3 April – Easter Trail in Milton
This is a collaborative initiative and we have agreed to be part of an Easter Family Trail running in Milton on Saturday 3 April. The trail will begin in Milton church. Families can collect a booklet for the trail and then take part in the first of 6 stops or “stations” offering a chance to experience parts of the Easter Story. We will be depicting the Last Supper and hope to offer the chance for children/families to partake in an interactive experience. More details to follow.

 

 Easter Sunday 4 April

9.30am Milton Easter Communion Church Service*

*Please book seats for the Easter Day Service – email [email protected]

This service will also be livestreamed on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WychwoodBenefice

11am Live Zoom Holy Communion Service

The Church News and Service details for Sunday 28 March 2021

Read the latest Church News here: Church News 28 March 2021 final

There are services as follows on Sunday:

11am Palm Sunday Holy Communion Service in Shipton Church

11am Live  Zoom Service
Join our Zoom Sunday Service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839976916?pwd=Uk5DcmRJamY1V0YrMFo0czdUdGZydz09
Meeting ID: 838 3997 6916
Passcode: Service

Pre-recorded Holy Communion Service on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/WychwoodBenefice  and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnWCSzeOm2futnYBw6P7Ig

Here is a copy of the order of service for Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday Communion president

 

If you would like to make a one off donation towards our churches here are the bank details:

Payable to: The Wychwood Benefice, CAF Bank
Acc No: 00032493, Sort Code: 40 52 40

Join us for an interactive Passover Service on Zoom Wednesday 31 March 6.30pm

Join us for an interactive Passover Service on Zoom Wednesday 31 March 6.30pm

This year we are going to host a Passover Service on Zoom. This will be an interactive service where we learn about the Jewish tradition of the “Passover meal”

You will need to book so that we can provide you with a “takeaway bag” with instructions, the order of service and some of the items needed so that everyone can partake in the rituals.

We suggest that you have your meal prepared to have after the service and if anyone wishes to remain on zoom together you are very welcome to do so.

Traditionally the supper would have been roast lamb but you can prepare whatever you like. Please let us know if you would like to join us  – email [email protected] by Wednesday 24 March.

You can download the order of service here: Passover order of Service

 

 

The Church News and Service details for Sunday 21 March 2021

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Read the latest Church News here: Church News 21 March 2021 final

There are services as follows on Sunday:

11am BCP Holy Communion Service in Idbury Church

11am Live  Zoom Service
Join our Zoom Sunday Service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83839976916?pwd=Uk5DcmRJamY1V0YrMFo0czdUdGZydz09
Meeting ID: 838 3997 6916
Passcode: Service

Pre-recorded Holy Communion Service on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/WychwoodBenefice  and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnWCSzeOm2futnYBw6P7Ig

If you would like to make a one off donation towards our churches here are the bank details:

Payable to: The Wychwood Benefice, CAF Bank
Acc No: 00032493, Sort Code: 40 52 40