Pastoral Care at Christmas

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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

Elaine

07939 510788/831610  [email protected]

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Benefice

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There’s a lot going on, here’s an overview:

Christmas Eve
4.00pm Crib and Christingle Service in Milton Church
4.00pm Crib and Christingle Service in Shipton Church
6.00pm Carols round the tree in Milton
7.00pm Carols round the tree in Shipton
11.00pm Midnight Mass in Milton Church

 

Christmas Day
9.30am Christmas Communion in Milton Church
11.00am Christmas Communion in Shipton Church
11.00am Christmas Communion in Fifield Church

Christingle Making: Monday 23 December 10-12 noon, Benefice Centre

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Christingle Making: Monday 23 December 10-12 noon, Benefice Centre

Do come and join us for our annual Christingle making session. Children are very welcome to come and help make Christingles ahead of the Crib and Christingle services (and possibly eat some sweets along the way…).

Christmas Tree Festival Pictures

Shipton's tree festival

Here are a few photos from our first Christmas Tree Festival in Shipton.

 

 

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Shipton’s Christmas Tree Festival

Carols by Candlelight Services this week

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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