Churches In Milton

st blaise church milton oxfordshire

St Blaise 

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

 

We are delighted to announce the appointment to the DAMASCUS Parish of the Reverend Meg Heywood as Associate Priest. The details regarding her start date and licensing service are still to be confirmed but look out for more information coming very soon. Meg will be moving, with her husband David, into Drayton Vicarage as a House for Duty Priest serving across the DAMASCUS Parish. We continue to work to recruit a Part-time Stipendiary Priest to the DAMASCUS Parish.

 

Thank you to all those who attend the Inaugural DAMASCUS APCM on 13 September. Nicola Turner & Hilary Otterburn were appointed as Churchwardens of the DAMASCUS Parish. Valerie Cross & Linda Johnson (Drayton), Joy Browning & Nicola Turner (Milton), Alison Budd & Fred Cubbage (SC), Alan Binning & Jane Hornsby (Steventon) were elected as Pro-Wardens to serve in their respective churches. Anne Brownson, Elizabeth Duffield, Anton King & Alex Landsbert were appointed as Deanery Synod Reps. Diana Hasting is on the PCC by virtue of being on Diocesan Synod. Valerie Cross, Linda Johnson, Robert Green, Joy Browning, Margaret Patching, Fred Cubbage, David King, Jane Hornsby & Clare Ward were appointed as PCC Members. All other members of the Ministry Team, not being members of the PCC, are invited to attend PCC meetings. At the PCC following on from the APCM: Martin Blogg was co-opted and appointed as Hon. Treasurer & Sue Harris was co-opted and appointed as Hon. Secretary. Alex Landsbert was appointed as Electoral Roll Officer. We are still seeking Stewardship & Safeguarding Officers.

 

Sunday 01 October 11.00am Coffee, cake and Thought for the Day

Sunday 08 October 11.00am Parish Eucharist

Tuesday 10 October 2.30pm-4.00pm Tea and Chat at St Blaise

Sunday 15 October 11.00 am Parish Eucharist

Sunday 22 October 11.00am Family Service

Wednesday 25 October 2.30pm-4.00pm Tea and Chat at St Blaise

Sunday 29 October 10.00am Damascus Group Service, All Saints, Sutton Courtenay - No service at St Blaise

 

For further details of services or other matters related St Blaise church, see: www.stblaise.org.uk
Or contact Joy Browning, 66 High St, Milton OX14 4EJ Email: joy.browning@outlook.com Tel: 834869 or Nicola Turner, 35 High St, Milton OX14 4ER Email: nicola@pduck.plus.com Tel: 833938
The Rector, Revd Helen Kendrick, can be contacted via Email: rector@damascusparish.org.uk
Tel: 01235 84829
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methodist church high street miltonMilton Methodist Church


Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

01 October Mrs Helen Carter, Harvest Festival, followed by Harvest lunch
08 October            Mrs Libby Bolton
15 October            Rev Katherine Pickering, service of Holy Communion
22 October            Mr Malcolm Newton
29 October            Mrs Barbara Kershaw
If you have any produce available for the Harvest display we would be pleased to receive it from 9.00am on Saturday 30 September. We will take surplus food to the night shelter in Oxford.

 

Lunch Club: next lunch Tuesday 03 October – 12.15pm - Lunch costs £3.50 payable on the day.
The October lunch will be followed (2.00-2.45pm) by our Harvest concert in the Chapel with John Hunt on piano accordion and songs from St Blaise Primary School. Everyone is welcome to join us and to stay for refreshments afterwards. 
This will be the last day for our Link Christmas shoeboxes donations too.

Silk painting with Mary Day: Tuesday 31 October, £6 for 2.5 hour session including light lunch.
Mary Day has run several very successful silk painting workshops with us and we are pleased she is coming to run another one this October. A few places remain, so if you would like to join us please contact Mary Hancock (848336)

Art Group: every Friday 2.00pm-4.00pm, £2 to include refreshments.
Clive Eastland will run a half day pastels workshop 'Still Life with Grapes' on Friday 20 October 1.30pm-4.30pm, cost £20 to include paper, tea, coffee and refreshments. Please contact Chris East (522950) or Mary Hancock (848336) if you would like to join us.

Knit and Natter: Tuesday 24 October 10.00am-12 noon, £2 to include refreshments

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise 

 

The building work to create the Community Space is now complete. Regular services have re-started at St Blaise and from 31 July 2017 the church will again be open during the day for visitors to enjoy.

 

From 01 July 2017 St Blaise became part of the new ecclesiastical parish called DAMASCUS Parish together with the churches of St Michael and All Angels Steventon, St Peter Drayton, All Saints Sutton Courtenay and St Peter and St Paul Appleford. At the celebration service at Milton on Sunday 30 July Revd Helen Kendrick will be installed as Rector of the DAMASCUS Parish and we welcome Revd Karen Hyde as Curate. We are continuing with the recruitment process to appoint further ministers for the new Parish.

 

Sunday 30 July 10.30am Celebration and dedication of our re-ordered church, toilet
and kitchen – Bishop Colin and Archdeacon Judy French.

Sunday 06 August 11.00am Coffee, cake and Thought for the Day

Sunday 13 August 10.30am No service at St Blaise – joint service at Milton Methodists

Sunday 20 August 11.00am Parish Eucharist

Sunday 27 August 11.00am Family Service

For further details of services or other matters related St Blaise church, see: www.stblaise.org.uk
Or contact Joy Browning, 66 High St, Milton OX14 4EJ Email: joy.browning@outlook.com Tel: 834869 or Nicola Turner, 35 High St, Milton OX14 4ER Email: nicola@pduck.plus.com Tel: 833938
The Rector, Revd Helen Kendrick, can be contacted via Email: rector@damascusparish.org.uk
Tel: 01235 84829
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Milton Methodist Church


Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

Sunday 06 August     Dr Barbara Sexton
Sunday 13 August   Mr Malcolm Newton
Sunday 20 August Mrs Marlene Chalkley 
Sunday 27 August   Revds Ken and Maggie Blake

You may have noticed the Chaplains camper van parked at the Chapel. This is being used by our community chaplains as a base at Great Western Park. We had a wonderful service of dedication of the Chaplains and the van at the beginning of July, and are happy to be a part of this work.

 

Lunch Club: Tuesday 01 August, 12.15 for 12.30pm
Come and enjoy a home cooked lunch at the Methodist Church. Cost £3.50, and we are happy to prepare food for special diets if we have a few days’ notice. Book a lunch through Geoff Caudle (531409) or Mary Hancock (848336) 
We had a very happy outing to Moreton in Marsh at the end of June, and on the strength of that are considering a Christmas outing!  
Art Group: Art Group will take a break from 28 July through August- starting again on 1 September. We plan to have a pastels workshop on the afternoon of 20 October, more details in next Milton Matters. 
Knit and Natter, 4th Tuesday of the month, next meetings, 21 August and 26 September 
Come and enjoy a chat and some knitting, 10.00am-12 noon, £2 to include refreshments and wool as available. We are also planning another silk painting workshop, more details in September.  

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise 

 

Now open and work almost finished. Come and see!

 

Sunday 02 July 11am Thought for the Day – with drinks and cake

Sunday 09 July 11.00am Thought for the Day – with drinks and cake

Sunday 17 July 11.00am Parish Eucharist – Rev Hilary Watkins

Sunday 23 July 11.00am Family Service - drinks and biscuits after

Sunday 30 July 10.30am Damascus Parish Service of Celebration

Sunday 06 August 11.00am Thought for the Day – starts with drinks and cake

 

 

Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

02 July  10.30am Mr Geoff Caudle 
3.00pm  Rev Jill Marsh, Circuit Service at Milton Methodist Church to dedicate the new chaplaincy van, followed by refreshments. All welcome.  
09 July  10.30am   Mr Geoff Caudle 
16 July 10.30am Rev Katherine Pickering, service of Holy Communion
23 July 10.30am Mrs Ruth Dams
30 July 11.00am Combined service at St Blaise

 

Lunch Club:
Tuesday 4 July 12.15pm - speaker Alice Dore of 'Train' Didcot (a young person’s charity) Lunches cost £3.50 and must be booked in advance (Geoff Caudle 531409 or Mary Hancock 848336). Come and enjoy a home cooked lunch with us!
Knit and Natter:
Knit and natter Tuesday 25 July 10.00am -12noon, £2 to include refreshments. We are very pleased to have just taken 426 little jerseys, 264 hats, and 10 little blankets to Newbury for the charity 'Knitone2saveone' - thank you very much to all our knitters. We were given some wool which we will sell at Milton Fete on 01 July for 50p ball- come and have a look, good quality wool in nice colours. 
Milton Art Group:
Fridays 2.00pm-4.00pm
Come and join us for some painting on a Friday afternoon, cost £2 to include refreshments. 
Milton Fete:
Saturday 01 July - please come and look for us at the fete. In support of our efforts towards an eco-church we will organise free activities for children including sowing wallflower seeds in homemade pots. 

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise 

 

There will be no services at St Blaise on Sunday 4 June or Sunday 11 June, beacuse of the continuing work to create our community space. Whilst work may still be in process in the kitchen area we willbe able to recommence services on 18 June.

 

Sunday 18 June 11.00am Parish Eucharist and welcome

Sunday 25 June 11.00am Family Service

Sunday 30 July 11.00am Celebration and Dedication of our re-ordered Church, toilets and Kitchen – Bishop Colin and Archdeacon Judy French

For further details of services see: www.stblaise.org.uk

 

A notice about the draft Pastoral Scheme providing for the union of the benefice of Drayton, the benefice of Steventon with Milton, and the benefice of Sutton Courtenay with Appleford, is posted on the tower door entrance to the church. A copy of the draft Pastoral Scheme is also pinned to the tower door. You may also inspect a copy of the draft scheme on the Church Commissioners website at www.ccpastoral.org or by contacting Nicola Turner on 01235 833938. If you wish to make representations to the Church Commissioners either for or against the scheme you must do so in writing to reach them by 19 June 2017.

 

 

Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

Sunday 04 June Mrs Barbara Kershaw
Sunday 11 June   Rev Katherine Pickering
Sunday 18 June   Mr Malcolm Newton
Sunday 26 June  Rev Frances Blood

 

As part of our efforts towards being an Eco congregation, on 18 June, after church, we will ride our bikes (or car share!) over to Blewbury for a picnic and then a tour round the open gardens. You would be very welcome to join us, even if you didn't get to church, details Mary Hancock, 01235 848336

 

Lunch Club: Tuesday 6 June - 12.15 for 12.30pm
We serve up a home cooked lunch (with a five-star catering award from Environmental Health) on the first Tuesday of the month. Charge is £3.50, payable on the day but lunches need to be prebooked (Geoff Caudle 531409, or Mary Hancock 848336)

Lunch Club Outing: to Moreton in Marsh on 27 June, still a few seats spare £12.50 for a trip to the market, and then a picnic at Batsford Arboretum- contact us on numbers above if you would like to join us.

Knit and Natter: no knit and natter in June as we shall be off on the outing!

Art Group: continues to meet on Fridays, 2.00pm-4.00pm but needs a few more supporters.
On Friday 09 June, we shall meet at The Farthings in Marcham. We always went there when Gladys Lane was alive to celebrate the birthday of the Lunch Club. We've been invited to Marcham by Gladys’ husband, Harry. We hope to go and look at a memorial to Gladys in a nearby garden. If you'd like to come we would be pleased to find you a lift- contact Mary Hancock

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise 

 

There will be no services at St Blaise until at least June, while building work is underway.

 

Sunday 11 June Possible return to normal services

Sunday 30 July 11.00am Celebration and Dedication of our re-ordered Church, toilets and Kitchen – Bishop Colin and Archdeacon Judy French
Combined Service with the 5 local parishes – the Damascus Group

 

New member of Clergy for St Blaise (The Damascus Parish)
The closing date for advertising for a new vicar for Milton and Steventon is mid-May. The move towards becoming a single parish, called ‘Damascus Parish’ with Steventon, Sutton Courtenay, Drayton and Appleford is well underway, and should be complete by early autumn. We shall still have a designated priest attached to us, and have responsibility for St Blaise Church but the 5 villages will work more closely together. This is seen as a very positive step, removing repetition of duties.

 

Come and join the 5 Villages walk – 27 May 2017
Do as much or as little as you want, or help with coffees at Milton
Those of us walking from Milton are aiming to get sponsorship for the Community Space Project.

Breakfast - Steventon
Morning Coffee - Milton (Approx 2 Miles)
Lunch - Sutton Courtenay (Approx 1.5 Miles)

Tea - Appleford (Approx 2 Miles)
Supper - Drayton (Approx 3.6 Miles)

Meals, and transport are being provided. If you are able to join in, please contact me for further details. If you can help with shuttling people, marshalling or assisting with catering, please also phone or email.
joy.browning@outlook.com, Tel: 834869, or 66 High Street, Milton OX14 4EJ
Nicola@pduck.plus.com, Tel: 833938 or 35 High Street, Milton OX14 4ER

 

 

Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

Sunday 07 May Rev Katherine Pickering
Sunday 14 May   Mr Peter Hemmings
Sunday 21 May   Mrs Marlene Chalkley
Sunday 28 May   Mr Malcolm Newton

 

Lunch Club Tuesday 02 May, 12.15pm for 12.30pm. You are most welcome to join us for a lunch of roast gammon, followed by trifle, cost £3.50, but booking is essential - phone Mary Hancock (848336) or Geoff Caudle (531409)
Outing to Moreton in Marsh Tuesday 27 June, trip to market and picnic at the arboretum, £12.50/ person, a few seats still available, ring Mary Hancock or Geoff Caudle
Cream Teas for Christian Aid We hope you will be able to join us for a homemade cream tea in Church Street, Appleford on Sunday 28 May 3.00pm-5.30pm. We will serve teas in the garden and the conservatory. As usual there will be live music and a large plant stall. In addition, we have inherited a huge amount of knitting wool, mostly Aran, double knitting and four ply, that we will sell for the charity for 50p/ ball, all sorts of interesting bargains! All takings to Christian Aid, please come and support.
Art Group Fridays 2.00pm-4.00pm £2 to include refreshments
Knit and Natter Tuesday 23 May 10.00am-12noon £2 to include refreshments
Ann Tilley had a very successful time with her knitted chicks in the approach to Easter. At the last report, she and her granddaughter anticipated sending nearly £1000 to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital - well done Ann! We are about to take another consignment of jerseys to Newbury to Knitone2saveone, so if you have any needing delivery to the charity, please bring them along

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise 

Community Space Project
There has been steady progress as can be seen in our time lapse video. Visit www.stblaise.org.uk and under the Community Space Project section the first month of work can be seen in 55 seconds! The weekends are obvious.

Over the past weeks, the lime floor screed has been drying out, and the inside of the church has been painted. The last week of April will see the floor slabs laid, after which the toilet, kitchen and oak screening will be worked on.
The drains have been dug and are awaiting connection to the main sewer by Thames Water, and our water supply will be connected soon. Grass seed was scattered some weeks ago, but it hasn’t rained since!

Thank you to those of you who have been sending donations to the project. We are now short of approximately £10,000, so further donations will be most welcome. This is effectively your future Village Hall! We would welcome any donations to this project, you can contact us directly, please make cheques payable to ‘Milton PCC’ and if you are a tax payer, please gift aid your donation. Alternatively go the the My Donate link on www.stblaise.org uk , and you will be guided through the process.

The Damascus Parish
The closing date for advertising for a new vicar for Milton and Steventon is mid-May. The move towards becoming a single parish, called ‘Damascus Parish’ with Steventon, Sutton Courtenay, Drayton and Appleford is well underway, and should be complete by early autumn. We shall still have a designated priest attached to us, and have responsibility for St Blaise Church but the 5 villages will work more closely together. This is seen as a very positive step, removing repetition of duties.

Come and join the 5 Villages walk – 27 May 2017
Do as much or as little as you want, or help with coffees at Milton
Those of us walking from Milton are aiming to get sponsorship for the Community Space Project.

 

Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

Sunday 02 April Rev Keith Underhill, Service of Holy Communion
Sunday 09 April Rev Katherine Pickering, Palm Sunday, united service with St Blaise
Sunday 16 April Geoff Caudle, Easter Sunday
Sunday 23 April James Garnett
Sunday 30 April Malcolm Newton

On Palm Sunday we will meet at the front of the Manor at 10.00am to process to the Chapel. We will be led by the assorted Manor animals; there may be an opportunity to have a brief ride on one of the ponies before we set off. We are particularly grateful to Anthony Mockler and Anne Wattam for their support on this venture. 

 

Car Boot Sale 18 March: Thanks to everyone who supported- we had a lovely lot of customers who ate good quantities of cake and purchased assorted items. The car boot was part of our initiative to become an eco church, and to tread as lightly as we can on the planet. Car boots encourage recycling and reuse of goods. We raised £170 which will be split between the toilet twinning project - to pay for a toilet in a developing country which will tend to improve the health and wellbeing of that group -and the famine appeal. Lunch Club: next lunch Tuesday 04 April, 12.15 for 12.30pm, cost £3.50. Please ring Geoff Caudle (531409) to book a lunch if you would like to join us. 
Outing to Moreton in Marsh Market and Batsford Arboretum: Tuesday 27 June departing Milton Methodist Church at 10.00am, returning 3.30pm. £12.50 to include a picnic at the arboretum. We have some spare seats so if you would like to join us, please ring Mary Hancock (848336).  Moreton is a lovely town and the market huge and interesting so we anticipate a good day out.
Knit and Natter: 25 April 10.00am-12 noon: Come and join us for knitting and a chat, £2 to include refreshments. Wool, needles and patterns available for small vests for Knitone2saveone or hats for Romania. Another consignment of small jerseys is ready to go to Newbury for travel onward to Johannesburg and you may have seen in the local paper that Anne Tolley has been on a great fund raising effort for Great Ormond Street Hospital, making little chicks. Lots of the ladies got into knitting the chicks and we are excited that Anne and her family have raised more than £900. 
Art group: Fridays 2.00pm-4.00pm Work on your own project or the set topic- the group meet most Fridays, though not Good Friday. Cost £2 to include refreshments

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise st blaise church milton oxfordshire

The picture is from the “Spade Blessing” by Bishop Colin the Bishop of Dorchester at the end of February, attended by the Chairman and the Leader (Matthew Barber) of the Vale of White Horse District Council and many people from the village.

 

Work started in March and by the time you read this the under-floor heating and the base of the new floor will be completed. Work on the drains is underway. We apologies that the footpath through the churchyard has been closed during the excavation for the drains; we hope this stage of the work will be completed by Easter and the path can then be re-opened. Once all the building work is completed the path will be re-gravelled, the hedge will be re-planted and the churchyard reinstated.

 

We would also like to thank all those in the village who have supported fund raising events and the individuals who have made financial donations to the project, some anonymously so we have been unable to write and thank them personally. We still need to raise about £15,000 to cover the cost of tables, chairs and equipping the kitchen.

 

So could you make a donation to the project and help us with the final push to cover the costs of this project? All donations will be recorded in a book of acknowledgement. If you would like to sponsor a specific item a donation of £70 could sponsor a floor tile and a donation of £140 could sponsor a chair. Donations can be made via the MyDonate link on www.stblaise.org.uk or directly to one of the Churchwardens: Joy Browning 66 High Street, Milton OX14 4EJ, Tel: 834869, e-mail: joy.browning@outlook.com or Nicola Turner 35 High Street, Milton OX14 4ER, Tel: 833938, e-mail: nicola@pduck.plus.com

 

Services
There will be no services at St Blaise until at least June, while building work is underway.

Sunday 30 July 11.00am Celebration and Dedication of our re-ordered Church, toilet and kitchen. Bishop Colin, and Archdeacon Judy French

Combined Service with the 5 local Parishes – the Damascus Group
For further details please see: www.stblaise.org.uk

 

Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

Sunday 02 April Rev Keith Underhill, Service of Holy Communion
Sunday 09 April Rev Katherine Pickering, Palm Sunday, united service with St Blaise
Sunday 16 April Geoff Caudle, Easter Sunday
Sunday 23 April James Garnett
Sunday 30 April Malcolm Newton

On Palm Sunday we will meet at the front of the Manor at 10.00am to process to the Chapel. We will be led by the assorted Manor animals; there may be an opportunity to have a brief ride on one of the ponies before we set off. We are particularly grateful to Anthony Mockler and Anne Wattam for their support on this venture. 

 

Car Boot Sale 18 March: Thanks to everyone who supported- we had a lovely lot of customers who ate good quantities of cake and purchased assorted items. The car boot was part of our initiative to become an eco church, and to tread as lightly as we can on the planet. Car boots encourage recycling and reuse of goods. We raised £170 which will be split between the toilet twinning project - to pay for a toilet in a developing country which will tend to improve the health and wellbeing of that group -and the famine appeal. Lunch Club: next lunch Tuesday 04 April, 12.15 for 12.30pm, cost £3.50. Please ring Geoff Caudle (531409) to book a lunch if you would like to join us. 
Outing to Moreton in Marsh Market and Batsford Arboretum: Tuesday 27 June departing Milton Methodist Church at 10.00am, returning 3.30pm. £12.50 to include a picnic at the arboretum. We have some spare seats so if you would like to join us, please ring Mary Hancock (848336).  Moreton is a lovely town and the market huge and interesting so we anticipate a good day out.
Knit and Natter: 25 April 10.00am-12 noon: Come and join us for knitting and a chat, £2 to include refreshments. Wool, needles and patterns available for small vests for Knitone2saveone or hats for Romania. Another consignment of small jerseys is ready to go to Newbury for travel onward to Johannesburg and you may have seen in the local paper that Anne Tolley has been on a great fund raising effort for Great Ormond Street Hospital, making little chicks. Lots of the ladies got into knitting the chicks and we are excited that Anne and her family have raised more than £900. 
Art group: Fridays 2.00pm-4.00pm Work on your own project or the set topic- the group meet most Fridays, though not Good Friday. Cost £2 to include refreshments

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise 

 

The St Blaise Church Community Space Project - Work Starting!
The builders are in, and over the coming months our Community Space will be forming within St Blaise Church. We are turning our attention to what we are going to need within that space, so it can be used to its full potential – meetings, classes, fairs, films – the list could be endless!
We need tables and chairs and the kitchen needs to be stocked with white goods, crockery and cutlery. We still need to raise funds to cover these items; for example. the chairs we have chosen are about £140 each. We have received individual sponsorship for a number of chairs and it would be fantastic to receive further offers. We will record all donations in a book of acknowledgement.

We would welcome any donations to this project, you can contact us directly, or go to the My Donate link on www.stblaise.org uk .
For further details see: www.stblaise.org.uk
joy.browning@outlook.com, Tel: 834869, or 66 High Street, Milton OX14 4EJ
Nicola@pduck.plus.com, Tel: 833938 or 35 High Street, Milton OX14 4ER



New member of Clergy for St Blaise - The advert is now in, advertising for our new member of clergy. Shortlisting takes place in March, and hopefully appointment will follow during the summer.
This post will be part of our new Parish of Damascus joining with Steventon, Sutton Courtenay, Appleford and Drayton, having Helen Kendrick in Sutton Courtenay in overall charge as Incumbent.

 

Services
There will be no services at St Blaise until at least June, while building work is underway.

Sunday 30 July 11.00am Celebration and Dedication of our re-ordered Church, toilet and kitchen. Bishop Colin, and Archdeacon Judy French

Combined Service with the 5 local Parishes – the Damascus Group
For further details please see: www.stblaise.org.uk

 

Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

Sunday 05 March Mrs Libby Bolton, Water
Sunday 12 March Mr Geoff Caudle, Energy 
Sunday 19 March Rev Katherine Pickering, Holy Communion, Reducing Waste
Sunday 26 March Mrs Barbara Kershaw, Shopping Thoughtfully

We are seeking to achieve eco-congregation status and, as we are thinking about reducing our load on the planet, our March services all address environmental issues.

 

Car boot and coffee morning with sales table - Saturday 18 March, 10.00am-12 noon
As part of our effort to register as an eco church we are holding a car boot and coffee morning to encourage recycling and reuse. Please come and support and enjoy a chat and a coffee, purchase some good cakes or marmalade, peruse the car boots!  We have a big car park so lots of space. Car boots, £5 per pitch, must be booked in advance by ringing Mary Hancock on 848336  

Lunch Club - Tuesday 7 March, 12.15pm for 12.30pm
We prepare and serve a home cooked lunch each month with meat supplied by Bobs of Harwell. After lunch we have a speaker. In March the speaker will be Jim Haydon talking about his collection of Russian dolls and how he has himself made some nested dolls. Anyone is very welcome to join us. Lunches cost £3.50 and must be booked in advance by phoning Geoff Caudle (531409) or Mary Hancock (848336) 

Knit and Natter - Tuesday 28 March, 10.00am-12 noon
We have made 100s of little jerseys for Knitone2saveone and items for the JR.  At the moment, organised by Anne Tolley, we are knitting small chicks (to fill with Cadbury Creme eggs) to fund raise for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Come and join us for a chat and to work on one of our projects or to progress your own project.  £2/session to include refreshments

Art Group - Friday afternoons 2.00pm- 4.00p.m.
Art group meets on Friday afternoons to enjoy progressing individual projects in the company of the group. Occasional organised classes too. Cost £2/session to include refreshments.

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive


St Blaise 

Sunday 29 January 11.00am Damascus Group Service at St Blaise with Rev Helen Kendrick

 

Sunday 5 February St Blaise Day Thought for the Day. An Informal gathering over Drinks and cake. Milton Methodists will join us 

Sunday 12 February Parish Eucharist - Rev Marcus Braybrooke

Sunday 19 February Parish Eucharist - Rev Hilary Watkins  A special service in preparation for our Church re-ordering Project due to commence 20th February

Monday 20 February 8.30am Colin, Bishop of Dorchester, will bless the building project.

 

February to June 2017.  St Blaise Community Space Project works. During the works, the church will not be accessible.

 

For further details please see: www.stblaise.org.uk

 

Milton Methodist Church
Services start at 10.30am and we are always pleased to see visitors.

 

Sunday 29 January Mrs Esther Woollgar

Sunday 05 February Combined service at St Blaise to celebrate the festival of St Blaise (11.00am start)
Sunday 12 February Mrs Tabitha Griffiths
Sunday 19 February Rev Katherine Pickering, service of Holy Communion
Sunday 26 February Mr Malcolm Newton

 

Lunch Club Next lunches Tuesdays 7 February and 7 March - On the first Tuesday of each month we prepare and serve a lunch in the Methodist Hall for £3.50/person. The lunch is usually followed by a short talk. Martin Woodgett will make some recent observations about his trip to Romania in February, and in March Jim Hayden will talk about Russian dolls as he has a collection of them, and has made some himself. Anyone is welcome to join us but lunches need to be booked in advance. (Ring Geoff Caudle 531409 or Mary Hancock 848336 to book) 

Art Group Each Friday 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.
We very much enjoyed Jonathan Newey's workshop in the middle of January and are planning a follow up workshop.
It is amazingly conducive to settling and getting on when everyone around is doing the same. Come and work with us at the art group, cost £2 to include refreshments.

Knit and natter 4th Tuesday of the month 10.00am -12 noon
Come along and knit and chat, working either on your own project, or using some of our wool for one of the charity knits. We have knitted a huge number of little jerseys for the charity Knitone2saveone as well as hats for our Romania boxes and blankets for the SSNAP unit at the JR.  Cost £2 to include refreshments

 

Roman Catholic Church Milton is part of the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund in Abingdon. 
The parish priest is Father Jamie McGrath (520375). 

Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 08.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
Mass is celebrated at St Mary’s, East Hendred on Sundays at 09.30am
Mass is celebrated in Milton Manor Chapel on Sundays at 6.00pm from March to October inclusive