Community Groups In Milton

The WI

the WIThe WI is a great place to meet people and learn new things too, but it is so much more. The very first WI was formed in 1897, in Ontario, Canada. Anglesey in Wales was Great Britain’s first in 1915. Did you know the WI was involved in the Keep Britain Tidy campaign? Plastic Soup and Alleviating Loneliness are just two of our current campaigns. Come join us and help to make a difference.


August was our annual garden party. The weather was glorious, and the food was delicious. We had a lovely afternoon and a good giggle! Below are some of our gorgeous ladies modelling their decorated masks.



Our speakers for the next two meetings will be:
16 October: Jenny Creese from the Earth Trust
20 November: Peter Wentworth; Art of the Magician

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in Sutton Courtenay Village Hall
Please call Val on 01235 847612 if you would like any more information

Shed Oxford Community Workshop

shed oxford abbey sutton courtenayI was lucky enough to stumble across Shed Oxford, a community workshop, during the recent Oxford Green Week. They are a fabulous group of people who meet to undertake workshop projects. Anyone is welcome to join them either to get help to work on their own projects/hobbies, or to join in with any renovation work that is underway. The emphasis is on gathering together to enjoy friendship and gain a sense of fulfilment in being productive. The workshop has a number of tools (including a lathe, chop saw, circular saw, router and a variety of hand tools) and is looking to expand this in the future.


I have since become the Vice Chair which is a role I am proud to hold as this is a group that has a philosophy of simply being there for anyone who needs them. There is the opportunity to both learn and share skills. We are lucky enough to be based in the grounds of the Abbey in Sutton Courtenay, which is a wonderful haven of peace and greenery. We perform various repair and renovation work for the Abbey in lieu of paying rent and currently are renovating the greenhouse in the kitchen garden.


The shed is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.30am til 6.30pm with late night opening on Wednesdays.


Some dates that might interest you:
Wed 17th October - late opening and poppy making for the village green.
Sat 27th October - promotional stall at Village Poppy Making event


Visitors are welcome to have a chat over coffee and see what we have to offer. New members and volunteers are always welcome.


For further information visit our website (by clicking this text) or email or better still call in a see us!
Kay Davies –Vice Chair, Shed Oxford

The WI

the WIWe would like to thank everyone who helped, donated or came along to support our Coffee Morning on Saturday 16 June. It was a lovely morning, lots of mouth-watering cakes and lots to spend your pennies on too! Special thanks to Margaret for her hard work setting up and for hosting it in her lovely home.


sutton Courtenay WI on the river at stratfordOn 19 June we had a lovely day out at Stratford upon Avon, a relaxing boat trip along the river, a bit of retail therapy, lunch and even time for an ice cream! Again, thanks to our fabulous President Margaret for organising this.


The next dates for your diary are:
17 July- Michael Palmer ‘Working as a Met man in the Falklands’.
21 August - Garden Party
18 September - Our speaker will be Bruce Duncan ‘The Loan Soldier’
We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Sutton Courtenay Village Hall at 7.30pm.

The Milton Book Group

the WIMilton Book Group meets about once a month and we are always open to new members. Our next meeting will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 07 August. We will be discussing "Holding" by Graham Norton - if you're interested let us know and we will confirm the venue - and don't worry if you've not had a chance to read the book, it's not compulsory!


Alternatively, or if you would like more information about the group, please contact Rebecca Thomas - 01235 833731, 07717 693724 or 


The group reads a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction - recent past reads include  "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" (Gail Honeyman), "The Light We Cannot See" (Anthony Doerr), "Sometimes I Lie" (Alice Feeney) and "The Yorkshire Shepherdess" (Amanda Owen).

Tea, cake and chat afternoons in Milton Community Space

Twice each month we have a tea, cake and chat afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.00pm in the Community Space in St Blaise Church. Why not come along and meet a few other villagers and have a sociable afternoon break in our beautiful community space? There is no charge but small donations for the refreshments are welcomed. If you need assistance to be able to get to a tea, cake and chat afternoon please let me know.

For further information contact Nicola Turner
Tel: 833938

Keep Fit Classes

Fun, friendly and affordable physical activity sessions for people aged 60+


This class incorporates a range of low impact exercises to music, improving fitness, balance and strength. It is suitable for all abilities including those who are getting back into exercise
Mondays, 10:30am-11:30am
Milton Community Space in St Blaise Church
£5 /session


Tai Chi for Health

Helps improve balance, strength, flexibility - suitable for all abilities

Thursdays 10.00am - 11.00am

The Matrix, Sutton Courtenay


To book your place or for more information please contact:
Tel: 07766 991487