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Schedule of services

Benefice Notice, Sunday, 10th December

2nd Sunday of Advent


9.00 am Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Gt Milton

10.30 am  Family Worship, St James’s, Lt Milton


Old Testament:  Isaiah, Chapter 40, verses 1-11

New Testament:  2 Peter Chapter 3, verses 8 – 15a

Gospel:                      Mark, Chapter 1, verses 1 – 8



O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power

and come among us,

and with great might succour us;

that whereas, through our sins and wickedness

we are grievously hindered

in running the race that is set before us,

your bountiful grace and mercy

may speedily help and deliver us;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honour and glory, now and for ever.


Almighty God,

purify our hearts and minds,

that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as

judge and saviour

we may be ready to receive him,

who is our Lord and our God.


Post Communion

Father in heaven,

who sent your Son to redeem the world

and will send him again to be our judge:

give us grace so to imitate him

in the humility and purity of his first coming

that, when he comes again,

we may be ready to greet him

with joyful love and firm faith;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Julian Dunn's Funeral Tuesday, December 5th

2.00 pm Requiem Mass at Chalgrove Church followed by Committal, after which family and close friends will attend a short service at the Crematorium. Anthony (Julian's son) hopes to arrange a pub gathering later to which all will be welcome.


Vigil for Peace at St Mary’s Church Great Milton on Thursday, December 7th 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Come for quiet reflection and the chance to meditate on the 23rd Psalm, in both word and music, as we think of ongoing conflicts, particularly in Gaza and Israel. You can stay for the full hour or simply drop in.


Victor Storey’s Funeral, Thursday, 14th December at 1.00 pm, St Mary’s, Gt Milton

As many of you will know, Victor was Simon’s predecessor as Rector of our three Parishes.  He sadly died a couple of weeks ago, and his funeral will take place on Thursday, 14th December at 1.00 pm at St Mary’s, Great Milton, and afterwards at the Neighbours Hall.  Hopefully, many of you will be able to attend and say farewell to Victor.


Christmas Carols and Services around the Benefice:

Wednesday, 13th December, 6.00 pm Carols Round the Tree, the Green at Gt Milton                        

Saturday, 16th December, 4.00 pm Carol Service, Lt Milton

Sunday, 17th December, 4.00 pm Carol Service, Gt Haseley

                                         6.00 pm Carol Service, Gt Milton           

Thursday, 21st December, 6.00 pm Carol singing round the village from the entrance to the Old Field  Lt Milton

Sunday, 24th December, 4.00 pm Crib Service, Gt Haseley

                                        6.00 pm Carol singing at the village hall, Gt Haseley

                                        11.15 pm Midnight Mass, Gt Milton                            

Monday, 25th December, 10.00 am, Christmas Day Holy Communion                                                                                     Lt Milton