The Claydons & Swan Team Church Community Events

The Team have many events through the year that are hosted by one of the churches, or by other community groups, that we try to support.  The events can be found under either "Weekly and Regular" or "Forthcoming" events depending on whether they're held regularly or simply a 'one off' "forthcoming" event. 


Sunday evening - Claydons Youth Group (Monthly event held on the first Sunday DURING TERM TIME) 6.00-8.30pm - Botolph House, Botolph Claydon.  Younger Group starting at 6.00pm and Older Group at 7.00pm.  Contact: Emily on 730655; Lyn on 712200, Revd Wendy on 738055 

Monday afternoon - Games & Puzzles (Monthly event held on the second Monday) 2.00-4.00pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room, Steeple Claydon  ... Scrabble, Dominoes, Chess, Draughts, Board Games, Cards, Jigsaws, Puzzles - These and others are available to play or if you have another favourite we will try to obtain it.  Everyone is welcome to come and join us for a couple of hours, with a cup of tea and biscuit to enjoy as well.  Transport is available for those unable to come otherwise.  Please ring 730465 or 730655 for further information or if you would like transport

Monday evening - Christian Growth Group (Weekly event) 7.30pm at 9a Buckingham Road, Steeple Claydon.  Contact:  Carina on 733882

Tuesday evening - Singing for Fun (Weekly except first Tuesday in month) - this will resume after the holidays on Tuesday 12th September.  Everyone is welcome to join us on a Tuesday from 6.30-7.30pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room, Steeple Claydon.  It is not necessary to have a good singing voice, nor to read music.  Just come when you can  - £1 per session. 

Tuesday evening - Home Group (Weekly except first Tuesday in the month) 7.45pm at Turnstone, North End Road, Steeple Claydon  Contact: Sue on 730914

Tuesday evening - Worship Night (Monthly event held on the first Tuesday) - Mark Bulman Parish Room 7:45-9:00pm.  Informal service of worship, song and prayer with refreshments.     Co-ordinator Jon Hobbs 0781012703

Wednesday morning - Church Mice  (Weekly event) Mums 'n Toddlers Get-Together  10.30-11.30am at St Michael's Church, Steeple Claydon.  Action songs and a Bible story for under 5s, followed by tea, coffee and chat with toys to play with.  Contact: Kate on 730655

Wednesday afternoon - ‘TEA & CHAT’  (Weekly event) from 2.00-4.00pm  Do you sometimes feel a bit lost or lonely or just in need of a friendly chat over a 'cuppa'?  Why not come along to our 'Tea and Chat' in the Mark Bulman Parish Room, Steeple Claydon (next to St Michael's Church).  If transport is a problem, we can help, please call:   Carina 01296 733882 or Heather 01296 730447 - this is a WEEKLY event.

Thursday afternoon - Women's Fellowship (Monthly event held on the third Thursday) 2.30pm at 9a Buckingham Road, Steeple Claydon.  Contact:  Carina on 733882

Thursday afternoon - Messy Church (Monthly event held on the first Thursday) 3.30-5.15pm at St Michael's Church and the Mark Bulman Parish Room, Steeple Claydon  Contact Kate and Emily Smith on 730655 

Friday Night Prayer - Quiet time of Prayer and Contemplation (Weekly event) 6.30-7.30pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room.  Contact: Phil Gardner 07888 677960

Saturday morning - 'THE PLACE' (Monthly event held on the first Saturday) Free Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate and Homemade Cake.  10.30am in the Mark Bulman Parish Room, St Michael's Church.  Contact: Betty Picknell 730465. 

Saturday morning - HELP US TIDY ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCHYARD  (Monthly event held on the first Saturday) We invite you to join us on the first Saturday of each month from 10am as we tidy up the churchyard.  No skills or tools are required, just energy and enthusiasm!  Light refreshments will be provided at 'THE PLACE'.  If it's raining there are plenty of jobs to do inside the church.  For further information contact David or Kate on 730655 or just turn up during the mornings. 

Sunday - REFRESH -  Every THIRD Sunday of the Month -  Mark Bulman Parish Room, St Michael's Church -  Modern Acoustic Worship with a relaxed focus on worship songs, prayer and reflection.  Come at 10.45 for coffee and a continental breakfast.

Sundays at 4pm  4.00-5.30pm (for children of primary school age) meets 8 times a year - not in December, January, February and August.    The venue moves each month - GU Village Hall, MG Village Hall, Twyford      VH and Charndon Community Centre.  There will be games, a Bible story, prayer, varied craft activities and refreshments to enjoy.  If your child/children hope to attend please let Revd David Hiscock know on 01869 277297 - or just turn up.  Next meeting Sunday 26th November from 4.00-5.30pm at Grendon Underwood Village Hall.

Swan Team Junior Youth Club is for children aged 7-11 years and new members are especially invited to our next meetings on Mondays 13th and 27th November from 6.30-8.00pm at Marsh Gibbon Village Hall.

Sundays at 6pm 6.00-7.30pm at Grendon Underwood Rectory (for those aged 11 years and above) usually happens monthly except August.  Our time together is an opportunity to meet up with friends and make new ones in an informal setting.  Enjoy refreshments, bible reading, watch videos.  For further information please contact Revd Angela Mann on 01296 771100.   Next meetings:  Sunday 19th November, Sunday 10th December.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL - at St Michael's Church - We are holding this year's event (2017) over the weekend of Friday December 8th to Sunday December the 10th from 10am till 4.00pm.  Refreshments will be served all weekend along with 'bric a brac'.  If you would like to participate the theme is "PANTOMIME".  To book a place please contact Kate Smith on 730655.  You can come and put up your tree by Thursday 7th December and it can stay up for the Christmas season but we would ask that it is taken down by twelfth night.  The Christmas Tree Festival service will take place on Sunday 10th December at 4.00pm at St Michael's Church and everyone is welcome to attend. 

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER - Mark Bulman Parish Room - 12.30pm   Lifts to and from dinner can be arranged.   Contact: Kai on 07756 301290 

50 50 Auction  - ANNUAL EVENT  at St Michael's Church and the Mark Bulman Parish Room Steeple Claydon  Details will follow in early 2018

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 3rd December - Christingle Service 9.30am St Mary's Church, Marsh Gibbon.  We are revitalising this year's Christingle to make the service fun and provide the best support we can for the work of the Children's Society which helps improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout England.  Pease help us by attending the service.  There will be a collection for the Children's Society at the service or one can give a donation afterwards.  We are holding a special Christingle Colouring Competition for children and the entry forms will be given out at the service with prizes awarded at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve.


Sunday 3rd December - Revd Wendy's Leaving Tea Party 3.00-4.30pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room.  Everyone who knows and loves Wendy is welcome to attend.  Tea and cake will be served.  If anyone would like to bring a cake, it would be very warmly welcomed.  Contact Heather 730447 or Pam 738309

Sunday 3rd DecemberNativity Story  5.30pm Claydon Churches Together invite you to journey from Nazareth (Lewis's Newsagents/Fish&Chip Shop) to Bethlehem (The Fountain Pub) bringing the Nativity Story to life with live animals and Carol singing.  Bring a lantern/torch and come in costume if you can.  For all the family, finishing with refreshments. 

Saturday 9th December - Lunch is being Served 1.00pm-3.00pm  In the Mark Bulman Parish Room, St Michael's Church, Steeple Claydon.  Bric a Brac on sale!    Lifts available.  Ring Anita 730202

Thursday 21st December - Traditional Carol Singing and walking with Mary & Joseph in Calvert Green starting in Nazareth (aka Kiln Close) and finishing at Bethlehem in a stable at 62 Cotswolds Way with refreshments at the end.  Look out for more details on the residents' facebook page or contact