The Church is open during the day for visitors to enjoy.
Sunday 07 April 11.00am Thought for the Day – starting with refreshments and cake
Monday 08 April 2.30pm – 4.00pm Tea and Chat
Sunday 14 April 10.00am Procession from Milton Manor
Sunday 14 April 10.30am 10.30am Palm Sunday at Methodist Church (no service at St Blaise)
Sunday 14 April 2.00pm Duck Race followed by teas in St Blaise from 3.00pm
Sunday 21 April 11.00am Easter Day Family Communion Service – refreshments after
Sunday 28 April 11.00am Holy Communion - refreshments after
Advanced warning: Saturday 11 May – Sunday 19 May - Art Week
St Blaise Church will be used as an Art Week Venue, open each day. Tea and Cake will be available daily, with proceeds going to Christian Aid. Services will be held on Sunday at 11am as usual during Art Week.
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
We are having a series of four eco services, starting at the beginning of March, exploring Environmental/ Sustainability issues from the perspective of looking after God's world.
We will be very pleased if you would like to join us.
Services start at 10.30am and we are very pleased to welcome visitors to our services.
Sunday 07 April Tabitha Griffiths
Sunday 14 April Palm Sunday - Rev Joss Bennett - united service with St Blaise, processing from Milton Manor from 10.00am, followed by Lent lunch
Sunday 21 April Easter Sunday - Rev Frances Blood
Sunday 28 April Geoff Caudle
Palm Sunday: Join us at Milton Manor, enjoy the Manor's animals (last year there was a sight of their baby lambs, and an opportunity for the children to have a ride on one of the ponies). Then we will process round to the Methodist Church, led by the alpacas and ponies, waving our palm branches, for a family service, shared with St Blaise. Thanks particularly to the Mocklers who welcome us into the Manor grounds, and to Anne Wattam who works hard to get the animals 'procession ready'.
At lunchtime on Palm Sunday (12.15pm) we will serve a simple Lent lunch: bread, soup, fruit. Everyone is welcome and there will not be a charge, but we will be pleased to accept donations for Alice's charity, Ray of Vision, in Harare. People in Zimbabwe are finding it very difficult with unrest and rife inflation, so we are keen to support this charity run by the sister of one of our congregation.
Easter Sunday: Please come and join us for this celebration service led by Rev Frances Blood. Following the Easter service and communion, we are looking forward to an egg hunt!
Lunch Club: Tuesday 02 April, 12.15pm for 12.30pm
In March we had a vegetarian dinner (Mary Berry's lentil cottage pie), thinking about reducing our load on the planet, and then cooked up loads of pancakes, more than two each for the assembled 46 people, as it was Shrove Tuesday. Geoff showed a short film that followed the delivery of the shoe boxes that we put together at Christmas for the Link charity to the many recipients. It was touching to see how delighted the children and elderly people were with the rather modest offerings contained in a shoe box and we all felt moved to continue with this work.
We are very pleased to welcome anyone from the villages to join us at lunchtime, though lunches need to be booked in advance (ring Mary Hancock 848336 or Geoff Caudle 531409). The speaker at the April lunch will be Rev Phil Sutton, vicar of St Blaise, talking about his work as a chaplain at the hospital.
Art Group: Friday afternoons 2.00pm-4.00pm
We had an excellent workshop recently on painting with a palette knife, led by Sue Klemencic. We plan to have her back soon.
Knit and Natter: Tuesday 23 April 10.00am-12noon
Join us to knit and chat - £2 to include homemade refreshments
Date for your Diary: The Methodists are doing the Cream Teas for Christian Aid in Appleford on Sunday, 19 May, 3.00pm-5.30pm (actually at the end of Christian Aid week). There will be the usual line up of plants, music and homemade teas served in the garden, marquee and conservatory so please come and join us.
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 8.45am, 10.15am and 6.30pm
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