Christmas Auction of Promises raising funds for Shipton church now live!

auction of promises

Open now for your bids until Saturday 12 December!

Auction of Promises raising funds for Shipton’s roof and repairs fund.

All you need for your Christmas meal, special treats, gifts for everyone, from amazing experiences to practical help, a stay in a local B& B to a weekend break in Southwold.
Go to the website to view the lots and register as a bidder by clicking on REGISTER.
Or your bid can be placed for you by a member of the fundraising group –  contact
or Anne on [email protected], tel 07770745621

https://app.galabid.com/shiptonchurch/items

Join us for Christmas 2020! Message from Revd Geoffrey Clement

Comfort and Joy logo
From December 6th we will be restarting our Sunday Services, our first service will be the United Benefice service at Shipton at 11am. Whilst we will not be having our carol services all our other services will continue as usual including the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve 11pm Shipton and services on Christmas Day. You are all warmly invited to join us for these services.
The Blue Christmas event will also still be held in the week leading up to December 20th. During this week our churches will be open for quiet reflection and an opportunity for you to remember family and friends who have passed away recently or who through Covid restriction will not be joining us for our Christmas celebrations.
At the same time the services will continue to be posted on line – Facebook facebook.com/WychwoodBenefice
Yours
geoffrey

Geoffrey

Update on work in Shipton church and exciting new fundraising opportunities

scaffolding

Shipton church update 23 November, 2020

Lang the building specialists will be starting to work in the church on Monday 30th November. To begin with they are just doing the preparation work which should take until the beginning of January. Lang’s have indicated that they hope to complete the work in March 2021.

We hope the church will remain open for this first stage of the work and services will continue as planned.

Help us raise funds!

We have just launched a Monthly Prize draw: Details can be found here: https://wychwoodbenefice.org.uk/sign-up-to-our-monthly-draw-100-prize-each-month-and-help-raise-funds-for-shipton-church/

We have a “silent aution” planned to raise funds for Shipton Church with some excellent items on auction, from Hampers to Holiday Lets to a skip! More information very soon.

 

Churches are still open – what the second lockdown means for churches

covid guidelines
  • Individual prayer
    Our churches can remain open for individual prayer, which is defined as a person or household entering the venue to pray on their own and not as part of a group, led prayer or communal act.
  • Congregational prayer and worship
    Collective or congregational prayer and regular scheduled services are not permitted.

For more details on the current guidelines please visit:

https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

How to watch services online

service online this sunday

November 2020

We are currently in another lockdown but even when services are again permitted we appreciate that not everyone is able to come to church at the moment.

We aim to post a service online each Sunday. This is posted to the facebook page on Sunday morning:

https://www.facebook.com/WychwoodBenefice

 

You can also watch it on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnWCSzeOm2futnYBw6P7Ig

It will also added to the website each Monday.

When services are taking place in our churches again we will continue to record one of the Sunday services each week and post this online.

 

There are also services available to watch from the Dicoese:

https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19-2/livestream/

 

 

Join the call to be part of Prayer for the Nation during November

Prayer for the Nation

Let’s pray
a month of prayer for our nation

This November, churches across the land will be praying for our nation every day at 6pm

Read the open letter from our Archbishops and find simple resources to help you pray each week here.

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-11/20201104%20Joint%20letter%20ABC%20ABY%20to%20the%20nation.pdf

Resrouces can be found here:

https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/call-prayer-nation