Milton under Wychwood

An image of St Simon and St Jude's, Milton under Wychwood

Address: Church Road, Milton under Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6LJ

Supporting you local parish church:
If you would like to support the running costs of your local church we would really appreciate any donations.
You church is open for you to visit during daylight hours.

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Milton QR Code

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St Simon and St Jude’s in Milton under Wychwood is not physically in the centre of the village, but it is in the hearts of many of those who live here.

The congregation at St Simon and St Jude sets out to be a friendly, all-embracing church family, welcoming people of all ages and visitors to our Sunday services and other activities. An active Mothers Union group is run by members of the church, and others take part in weekly home groups and contributing to all aspects of the worship and running of the church.  Church members are thoroughly involved in the community of the Wychwoods, whether providing services and support to the local elderly care homes, at the Wychwood School and in the many local organisations.

The church is open every day during normal working hours and is available for hire for musical events and rehearsals, providing excellent acoustics and the use of a grand piano. The modern church room, used as the Benefice Centre and office with kitchen and toilet facilities is also available for hire.

For details of the next services see the homepage or the calendar.

 

POLICIES

Joint Privacy Notice Milton – Shipton July 2018

Milton Safeguarding Policy

Contact numbers:

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Liz Watts 01993 684286

[email protected]

 

Children’s Advocate

Elaine Russell-Jarvie 01993 831610

[email protected]

 

Need to talk?

Contact Childline anytime – calls are free and confidential

Call 0800 1111

 

Family Lives

Free and confidential helpline for support

0800 800 2222

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline)  providing information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Open 9am to 9pm, Monday – Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

St John the Baptist, Fifield

Image of St John the Baptist, Fifield

Address: St John the Baptist, Church Street, Fifield, Chippng Norton OX7 6HF

Fifield is a small civil parish of about 180 people in the West Oxfordshire Cotswolds.  It has been an ecclesiastical parish with Idbury since the 19th century with a combined population of about 240.  The Church of St John the Baptist has indications of there having been a Norman building on the site, and there are also some Early English windows. It was “modernised” in Victorian times, although a plan then to extend into a side aisle on the north side did not take place.”

 

POLICIES

Fifield and Idbury safeguarding policy 2019

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Contact numbers:

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Catherine Hitchens 01993 831881

Need to talk?

Contact Childline anytime – calls are free and confidential

Call 0800 1111

Family Lives

Free and confidential helpline for support

0800 800 2222

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline)  providing information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Open 9am to 9pm, Monday – Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Shipton under Wychwood

Image of St Mary the Virgin, Shipton under Wychhwod

Address: Church Street, Shipton under Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BP

How to support Shipton Church:

If you would like to support the running costs of your local church we would really appreciate any donations.
You church is open for you to visit during daylight hours. Use the link below or scan the QR code to make a one off donation now:

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QR Code Shipton Church

QR Code Shipton Church

 

In 2015 we celebrated the 900th anniversary of a church in Shipton. This is the largest of the churches in the benefice and full of life and activity.

St Mary’s is a broad church congregation embracing a range of services, from Book of Common Prayer to Common Worship – said services, sung services, all-age services & separate children’s activities all take place each month.

Update on Shipton Church the roof repairs project January 2021

Work is now underway on phase one of the roof repairs project.

Last week large pieces of oak were delivered and are now being cut to the correct shape and size. Also, this week the scaffolders arrived to put up access scaffold outside. This is for the work on the Victorian cast iron ties which hold the upper walls of the nave clearstory as well as the replacement of stone coping on the nave parapet. A visit to Shipton church for your daily exercise will reveal all the above is its full glory.

Update on St Mary’s Shipton-u-Wychwood February 2020

We have had full investigations of the roofs of the church. The central nave roof and south aisle roof both require significant work, and the central nave roof continues to be supported by scaffolding until we have raised funds to make it safe. Our current plan is to prioritise work on the central nave roof, then move on to the south aisle roof as funds permit, then our third stage will be to carry out planned work on heating, toilets, servery and flooring.

To carry out these works will require significant sums of money. Our preliminary costings lead us to suspect we will need around £905,000 – or £1,000 per year of Shipton church’s life to date! We are planning a series of events to help raise funds, and the “Friends of St Mary’s” are a core part of accomplishing that; the Friends will also be assisting by coordinating applications to grant-awarding bodies.

If you can help with fundraising or donations in any way, please do get in touch with us. We would also very much welcome any assistance anyone can offer with maintenance of this beautiful but elderly and large church building, from weeding and gully clearing to oiling external woodwork – or holding a ladder!

Church Choir
We are fortunate to have one of the finest robed choirs in West Oxfordshire. Bernard West is the choir master and organist. The choir consists of approximately 25 voices which includes 9 young people. It supports the worship at the main service each week, in the Anglican choral tradition. The choir also sings further afield, including singing the services for a weekend at a cathedral once a year: recent trips have included Exeter, Worcester and Salisbury Cathedrals.

Bell Ringing
The bell tower has 8 working bells, some of them dating back several centuries. We are fortunate to have 9 bell ringers registered to the tower who ring for most principal services. The church recently carried out significant work to repair and improve the bells and tower, and the peal was rededicated by Bishop Colin on 9th June 2019.

 

POLICIES

Joint Privacy Notice Milton – Shipton July 2018

Shipton Safeguarding Policy

Contact numbers:

Parish Safeguarding Officer
Liz Watts 01993 831759
[email protected]

Children’s Advocate
Elaine Russell-Jarvie 01993 831610
[email protected]

Need to talk?
Contact Childline anytime – calls are free and confidential
Call 0800 1111

Family Lives
Free and confidential helpline for support
0800 800 2222

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline)  providing information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Open 9am to 9pm, Monday – Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

St Nicholas, Idbury

An image of St Nicholas Idbury

Address: St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Idbury, Chipping Norton OX7 6RU

 

Idbury is a small village of about 120 people and one church.

POLICIES

Fifield and Idbury safeguarding policy 2019

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Contact numbers:

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Catherine Hitchens 01993 831881

Need to talk?

Contact Childline anytime – calls are free and confidential

Call 0800 1111

Family Lives

Free and confidential helpline for support

0800 800 2222

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service (previously known as Parentline)  providing information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Open 9am to 9pm, Monday – Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.