Weekly News

Parish of the Claydons

Claydons and Swan Team

NOTICES & NEWS for Week beginning:

Sunday 10th December 2017

Our Services of Worship Sunday 10th December 2017

9.30am St Mary's  East Claydon - CW Communion

5.00pm Christmas Tree Festival - All Age - WENDY'S LAST SERVICE

Our Services of Worship the following Sunday 17th December

9.30am St Mary's East Claydon - All Age Service and Christingle

10.30am  Parish Room - Breakfast

11.00am St Michael's Church - Refresh

6.00pm All Saints - Carols by Candlelight (details below)


Message from Wendy

My Dear Friends
I want to say a huge thank you to those of you who turned out to my fabulous farewell party on Sunday and for all the lovely messages from people who weren't able to make it.  I was overwhelmed by your kindness and by all the very personal little touches that went into the planning of the party.  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen.  My house is now adorned with the most beautiful flowers to remind me of the afternoon and before I went to bed I opened my cards and discovered gifts inside - thank you, you are so generous and I will have great fun shopping!
My love and blessings go with you
Wendy Callan


Mon 11th-Games & Puzzles Afternoon 2.00-4.00pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room  Everyone is welcome to join us for a couple of hours with a cup of tea and a biscuit to enjoy as well.  Transport is available if required.  Please ring Betty 730465 or Kate 730655 for further information

Mon 11th - Christian Growth Group 7.30pm at 9a Buckingham Road, Steeple Claydon  Contact: Carina Shergold 733882

Tuesday 12th- Carol Singing (to some of the elderly in Steeple Claydon) - 6pm - meeting at the bungalows near the bottom of Victory Road.  If the weather is very wet we will postpone it until Tuesday 19th December 6pm. Everyone welcome, please bring a torch; and mince pies (to give away).THIS IS NOW POSTPONED TO NEXT TUESDAY 19TH

Tues 12th - Tuesday Evening Home Group 7.45pm at Turnstone, North End Road, Steeple Claydon  Contact: Sue 730914

Wed 13th - Church Mice 10.30-11.30am at St Michael's Church and the Mark Bulman Parish Room.  Action songs and a Bible story for under 5s, followed by tea, coffee and chat with toys to play with.  Contact: Kate Smith 730655 

Wed 13th - Tea and Chat 2.00-4.00pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room    Contact: Heather Aris 730447 and Carina 733882

Fri 15th - Friday Night Prayer 6.30-7.30pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room  Quiet time of prayer and contemplation   Contact: Phil Gardner 07888 677960.


Sunday 17th December - Carols by Candlelight - 6pm - All Saints' Church, Middle Claydon followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies in Claydon House.  Offers of Mince Pies would be most greatly appreciated ... contact Olivia if able to help 730730 ... thank you

Thursday 21st December - 7.00pm 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 janehenstock@sky.com

Friday 22nd December - 7.30pm  Singing with Emma and Roy ... come and enjoy an evening of dancing and singing in the Mark Bulman Parish Room with a ploughman's supper.  Contact Kate 730630.

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12.30 pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Rooms, Steeple Claydon.  Donations welcome.   Lifts to and from can be arranged.    We would love you to come along if you have no other plans.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Text or call Kai on 07756 301290 if you are interested.



Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for St Michael's Steeple Claydon - Fabric Fund?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation,
including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's really simple, all you have to do is:
1. Join. Head to
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2CRNV7/4BODV7f  and sign up for free.
2. Shop. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first,

pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
  - OR use the donation reminder inserted in your browser menu
3. Raise. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation
to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and St Michael's Steeple
Claydon Fabric Fund will be really grateful for your donations.  In
the first year we raised over £150 and that's with just 9 people!
If you have any questions speak to Jane Henstock 07956 711234 or Betty Picknell 01296 730465


St Michael’s Community Food Cupboard

The cupboard is located in the entrance to St Michael’s church, anyone who needs food may take what they need. It is not supervised and there are no restrictions at all so anyone who needs it can use it. The cupboard contains simple tinned and packaged food and is open when the church is open, between 9 and 5 every day. Donations are welcome and can simply be left in the cupboard, but please ensure all food is well in date and well packed so as not to attract mice. If you need a bit of food, or know someone who might, this could be for you.


Claydons’ Parish – please pray during the coming week for Alison, Cathy, Revd Charles, Dyan, Emma and Stewart and family, Emma S,  Esme, Heather, Lorraine, Maggie, Marion, Mark, Maureen, Norman, Paula, Ray, Ruth, Sue, Steve, Sybil, Trevi, Trina

Remembering all who have died and their friends and families

 Michael Dickens, Isaac Da'mon