Shipton-on-Cherwell Holy Cross, Shipton on Cherwell, near Kidlington

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This little gem of a church is located on the canal side, near bridge 220, behind the manor house if you come by road.  It is open every day from 10am to dusk and visitors are welcome, but please sign the visitors' book.  Rebuilt in 1831, a church has stood on this site since at least the 12th century.  The ancient preaching cross in the Churchyard is of special interest. 

The congregation attempts to be friendly and welcoming.  We offer Fair Trade coffee and tea and soft refreshments after the services.  YOU will be welcome to worship with us.

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The Revd. Gareth Miller
6 Woodfield Drive
(01608)810902 (Associate priest) or 07974 843692

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Morning Service
This service seeks to reach out to people without church experience or poor memories of old churches, to provide a rewarding introduction or re-introduction without the pressure of having to decide to come to the rail for communion.
Christmas and Easter services may vary
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
until Sunday 27th November 2016
Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 55 minutes
from Sunday 23rd October 2016 until Sunday 27th November 2016
Coffee Common Worship
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Remembrance Service
A service when we remember those who have died during the wars. We display special plaques in memory of each resident in our parish who gave up their lives for our country.
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 9:30 AM for 50 minutes
Coffee Common Worship
Crib Service
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 3:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
Midnight Communion
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour


Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open Normally 10.00 am to dusk subject to keyholders holidays.
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Incumbent: The Revd Canon Adrian Mark DAFFERN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 248
Style of worship: All inclusive
Archdeaconry: Dorchester (274)
Deanery: WOODSTOCK (27411)
Benefice: Blenheim (27/055BT)
Parish Legal Name: Shipton on Cherwell (270286 )
CofE Church Info: (627286 27/286)
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The current editor is: Anne Clark

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This page was last updated on Friday 25th March 2016
Shipton-on-Cherwell Holy Cross : Canal-side, near canal bridge 220Turn into Shipton road off the A4260. Do not go round the bend but go straight on a few yards and park. Church is down the footpath to the right. , Shipton on Cherwell, near Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1JL

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