Shipton Choir is back and looking for new members

Shipton Church Choir

After the pandemic revealed singing to be a surprisingly hazardous activity, Shipton choir continues to gradually find its way forward as best it can.  From March, we are hoping to resume Choral Evensong services every other month, and the choir will also be joining Milton United Benefice services in the months where it is not singing evensong. There are a couple of weekend trips to sing elsewhere planned: a trip to Worcester Cathedral in April (the choir last sang at Worcester in February 2020, when the biggest worries on the horizon were flooding and bush fires) and one to Southwell Minster in May.

We’ve missed out on a couple of years of recruiting new members for Shipton choir, so would very much welcome more.  The only commitment is on a Sunday morning – most church choirs have mid-week rehearsals, but Shipton choir doesn’t, which makes the quality of their singing all the more remarkable!  Sunday morning times are usually: 9:45am junior choir; 10:15am full choir; 11am service.

Because of the lack of rehearsal time, it is helpful if adults have some music-reading ability, but there’s no such requirement for children in the choir, who can join from the age of 7.  If you’d like to know any more, please contact Bernard ([email protected]/01451 824169) or come and have a chat with one of the choir on a Sunday.  And if you don’t feel able to join the choir, do help support them by singing enthusiastically from the pews on a Sunday.

The next Choral Evensong is on Sunday 20 March 6pm in Shipton Church. Why not come along….

Mothering Sunday 27 March 2022

holding hands

Celebrating Mothers and all who nurture us

8.15am BCP Holy Communion in Shipton Church

9.30am Mothering Sunday Service in Milton Church

11.00am Mothering Sunday Service in Fifeld Church

11.00am Mothering Sunday Service in Shipton Church

The Wychwoods collecting for Ukraine

ukraine collection

The Wychwoods collecting for Ukraine



clothes, waterproof coats, blankets, thermal blankets, bedding,

hygiene products – shower gel, toothbrushes, hair brushes, sanitary products, nappies, toilet paper, painkillers, basic medical supplies.

baby car seats, prams, cots.

garbage bags, disposable masks.

cereal bars, dried fruit and nuts, canned food, pasta, cereal,

kitchen tools (not knives), plates, cutlery, torches, candles,

Plus cardboard boxes


When and Where Drop off Milton or Shipton Church on Monday 7 March between 5 and 7pm (or before)


Can you help? We need helpers to sort and box items. Tel 01993 830160.


If you are able to the best way to help is to donate cash via the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. You’ll help DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.

And the UK Government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £20 million, meaning your support will go even further. Details here:

Messy Church Sunday 20 February 3-5pm Wychwood Primary School

Messy Ch

We are pleased to be back in the school hall on Sunday 20 February.

As usual we have a Bible Story (parable of the Lost Coin) some fun activities which are not just for children but anyone who is young at heart and a shared tea at the end.

Contact Rev Geoffrey Clement 832514 for more Information

5 Session Lent Discussion Group: On The Third Day

Lent course on the third day

During Lent we will be looking at On The Third Day during our homegroups. This is a 5 session course from York Courses.

York Courses are easy to use, ecumenical courses suitable for any time of year.

“York Courses really do offer some of the best material for group use, attractively presented, ecumenical, and not tied to a particular season” Church Times Review

Do you want to:

  • Learn more about the Christian faith?
  • Tackle the biggest questions facing humanity?
  • Examine your own beliefs, in fellowship with others?

More details can be found here: lent group 2022 OTTD-A4-poster-in-Word-hi-res (1)

We will meet on Mondays at 11am on zoom or 6.30pm in the Benefice Centre (there may be a zoom option). Monday 7, 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April.

Books are available to purchase for £5. Get in touch with Geoffrey to find out more [email protected] Tel 01993 832514.