A DAMASCUS Parish Walk along the Thames Path
2.00pm - 4.30 / 5.00pm - Sunday 09 June 2019
An open invitation to walk with us from Appleford (St Peter & St Paul) to Sutton Courtenay (All Saints) via Long Wittenham and Clifton Hampden along the Thames Path
Total Distance about 6 miles and it should take about 2 ½ - 3 hours.
We will start at Appleford Church at 2.00pm with a short prayer and aim to be in Sutton Courtenay for Tea and Cakes at 4.30 / 5.00pm
Dogs are welcome!
If you are unable to walk you are welcome to cycle or drive and join us for tea. If you want to take part, please add your name to the lists at the back of each church so we know for catering purposes. If you need a lift, or can offer one, please indicate from where to where on the sign up list.
Any questions? Please contact the Reverend Helen Kendrick 01235 848297
The Church is open during the day for visitors to enjoy.
Sunday 02 June 11.00am Thought for the Day – starting with refreshments and cake
5.00pm Milton’s own Acappella Choir Concert
Sunday 09 June 11.00am Holy Communion – refreshments after
Wednesday 12 June 2.30pm-4.00pm Tea and Chat
Sunday 16 June 11.00am Family Service - refreshments after
Sunday 23 June 11.00am Holy Communion - refreshments after
Thursday 27 June 2.30pm-4.00pm Tea and Chat
Saturday 29 June 2.30pm Milton Tadpole Feast on Squire Barrett Recreation Field
Sunday 30 June 9.15am Damascus Parish Eucharist at Appleford
No service at St Blaise
Details of these and other activities and events on website: www.stblaise.org.uk
The Rector: Rev Helen Kendrick email@example.com Tel: 01235 848297
Associate Priest: Rev Phil Sutton firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07507 378737
Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are very pleased to welcome visitors to our services.
Sunday 2 June Rev Joss Bennett
Sunday 09 June Mrs Libby Bolton
Sunday 16 June Mrs Carol Sturt
Sunday 23 June Rev Joss Bennett, service of Holy Communion
Sunday 30 June Mr Steven Atkinson
Lunch Club: Tuesday 04 June 12.15pm for 12.30pm Come and join us for a home prepared lunch - main, pudding and tea or coffee for £3.50. To book call Geoff Caudle (531409) or Mary Hancock (848336)
Last month we had a very interesting talk from a charity called Parkinsons.me. They are working to provide support through exercise classes in the Oxford area, and also to provide support for the families of people who have Parkinsons. we hope to run an event to benefit them sometime soon.
Knit and Natter: Tuesday 25 June - cancelled because of the lunch club outing to Canons Ashby.
Art Group: Friday afternoons, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Sue Klemencic will be leading a workshop, working with water-based oil paints, on Friday 07 June, 1.30pm- 4.30pm. We would be pleased to have one or two more participants (ring Mary Hancock 848336 if you would like to join us).
Milton Tadpole Feast: Saturday 29 June 2.30pm-5.00pm
The Methodists are pleased to be invited to do the teas for the fete- look out for us on the field- we plan to make loads of tasty cakes! .
Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon.
The Parish Priest is Monsignor Andrew Burnham (Father Andrew)
Tel: 835038 Email: email@example.com
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.