Sunday 21 July – Friends of St John the Baptist Church, Fifield BBQ Picnic

summer barbecue

Friends of St John the Baptist Church, Fifield.  The Friends are holding a Barbecue Picnic on Sunday 21st July in the gardens of Old Housing.  On offer will be Barbecued sausages, a special sauce, baps, salads, trifles, soft drinks and a glass of wine plus bring your-own-bottle.  There will be a Tombola, a book stall and other sales tables.  Tickets are £6 to Friends’ Members and £7 to non-members.  Contact Tina Palmer 01993 830517, or [email protected] for more information and tickets.

Death Cafe 5 July 2-3pm in The Wychwood Inn

Death Cafe July

After the success of our first Death Cafe last month we are hosting our next Death Cafe in the pub. Do join us on Friday 5 July 2-3pm in the Wychwood Inn 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 the last 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?
  • The sorts of things you can do at a funeral nowadays – ways to make it personal.



And here’s the blurb:

What is Death Café?

At a Death Cafe people meet to discuss death, over some refreshments, most people who attend a Death Café are surprised that the discussion is not morbid or depressing but often lively, and informative. As one person put it: Death is inevitable so why not talk about it.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Death Café is offered:

– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space

– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

– Alongside refreshing drinks – and cake!






Shipton Church Coffee Morning 10am-12 noon Saturday 29 June

Shipton Church Coffee Morning

Come and support this coffee morning in Shipton church.  The bell tower will also be open.  There will be information available on the church roof and improvements to the church. Spread the word. Donations of cakes would be very welcome. Please contact Mike and Joy Brooks 01993 830014.

Photos from the Dedication of the Bells of St Mary’s Service Sunday 9 June 6pm

Take a look at the photos from this special service courtesy of Alan Vickers on our facebook page:

Dedication of the Bells of St Mary’s Sunday 9 June 6pm

All are welcome to attend this special service where the Bishop of Dorchester will bless the bells in Shipton.

This is a chance to celebrate the return of the bells and to thank all those who have helped make it possible.

The service will be followed by refreshments.

Pilgrim Paths

ilgrim Paths May June 2019

Pilgrim Paths are guided circular walks, led by experienced walkers offering reflections and insights. Find out about the next Pilgrim Paths here:

Guided walk poster 2019 3