Churches In Milton - Diary for THE MONTH


st blaise church milton oxfordshireSt Blaise 

The Church is open during the day for visitors to enjoy.


Tuesday 02 July 12.30pm-13.00pm ‘Silent Space in a Busy World’
Sunday 07 July 11.00am Thought for the day - Alex Landsbert
starting with refreshments and cake
Thursday 11 July 2.30pm- 4.00pm Tea, Cake & Chat
Sunday 14 July 11.00am Holy Communion – Rev Phil Sutton - refreshments after
Sunday 21 July 11.00am Family Service - refreshments after
Tuesday 23 July 2.30pm- 4.00pm Tea, Cake & Chat
Sunday 28 July 11.00am Holy Communion – Rev Helen Kendrick - refreshments
Sunday 04 August 11.00am Thought for the day – Rev Karen Hyde
starting with refreshments and cake
Tuesday 06 August 12.30pm-13.00pm ‘Silent Space in a Busy World’
Friday 09 August 7.30pm Charity Film Night “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”
in aid of World Jewish Relief
Sunday 11 August 11.00am Holy Communion – Rev Phil Sutton - refreshments after
Monday 12 August 2.30pm- 4.00pm Tea, Cake & Chat
Sunday 18 August 11.00am Family Service – Rev Helen Kendrick - refreshments after
Thursday 22 August 2.30pm- 4.00pm Tea, Cake & Chat
Sunday 25 August 11.00am Holy Communion – Rev Phil Sutton - refreshments after


Details of these and other activities and events on website:


The Rector: Rev Helen Kendrick Tel: 01235 848297
Associate Priest: Rev Phil Sutton Tel: 07507 378737


methodist church high street miltonMilton Methodist Church

Services start at 10.30am and we are very pleased to welcome visitors to our services.


Sunday 07 July  Rev Frances Blood, preacher Ms Laister, Bible Fellowship
Sunday 14 July      Mr Frederick Obeng
Sunday 21 July       Rev Joss Bennett, service of Holy Communion
Sunday 28 July      Mr Andrew DIxon 

Sunday 04 August  Mr Michael Howlett
Sunday 11 August      Dr Barbara Sexton
Sunday 18 August       Mr Ian Sturt
Sunday 25 August        Rev Frances Blood


Lunch Club: Tuesday 02 July and 06 August, 12.15pm for 12.30pm 
Come and join us for a home prepared lunch - main, pudding and tea or coffee for £3.50. 
It is important to book a lunch in advance by calling Geoff Caudle (531409) or Mary Hancock (848336).  
In July John and Margaret Wilhomsen are coming to talk about the ongoing work in Romania, following their recent visit.
Knit and Natter: Tuesday 23 July and 27 August, 10.00am-12 noon
Join us for a chat and to work on knitting projects, cost £2, includes refreshments.
Art Group: Friday afternoons, 2.00pm-4.00pm
We hope to continue meeting over the summer, but some Fridays, when we anticipate few artists, we may cancel. Please ring Mary Hancock (848336) to check that we will be in the hall if you fancy joining us.
We had a very successful workshop with Sue Klemencic in early June and plan to invite her back soon. .


Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the East Hendred Catholic Parish. 
The Parish Priest is Monsignor Andrew Burnham (Father Andrew)
Tel: 835038 Email:
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 9.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel at 6.00pm on the first Sunday of the month from
March to October inclusive


St Mary’s Catholic Church, East Hendred:
THE GLORIOUS weather over Easter showed off our churches and our village to visitors. We are so richly blessed to live here and those who work locally are doubly blessed. I hope our First Communion Class at St Mary’s – well over a dozen children, aged 7 and above – cherish and remember their Catholic upbringing against such a lovely backdrop. They will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time on Corpus Christi, Sunday 23 June. Let us hope for the fine weather that we usually have that weekend in June. Their First Communion Mass is at 11.00am. One of the downsides of a village church is the lack of spare seating capacity so we shall ask our normal 9.30am congregation to move swiftly on to make room for the children, their families, and friends at 11.
Corpus Christi is not our next highlight. Before that we have Ascension Day – thankfully now restored to its proper Thursday date, 40 days after Easter. This year that will be 30 May. Then, on Sunday 09 June, it will be Pentecost, which, as the word suggests, is 50 days after Easter. Our modern world, gradually more secular, has forgotten that Ascension Day is as important as Christmas Day – what comes down must go up! – and that both days rank with Easter and Pentecost (Whitsun) as the four great celebrations of the Christian Year. We lost the Whitsuntide Bank Holiday years ago. Instead, the government has given us two Bank Holidays, one at either end of May, both of which offer unreliable weather. (At least Easter and Whitsun, being moveable feasts, gave us two sporting chances of fine Bank Holiday weather).
I have noticed that, as well as always talking about the weather, we nowadays always seem to talk about politics too. Perhaps there is a golden and sunny future when nations will trade fairly and peacefully with one another, to the increased well-being of humankind and the safeguarding of the natural environment. You don’t have to espouse the Whig view of history to embrace optimism about such developments. Older and more reliable is the Judaeo-Christian tradition, which has taught us to love one another and to work and to pray for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. So far, it’s been hard going and it’s not prelates and priests who manage progress. It’s the daily growth in decency of human beings who, in villages like ours and in well-functioning communities throughout the world, do their best for their families, and their friends, and one another.
May God richly bless you.
Fr Andrew