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.  Please see below.  Weekly and regular events are listed separately. 

Wednesday 23rd May - SINGING AT LIME TREE COURT HOME, TWYFORD - Join members of St Mary's Church and the URC and sing along with some of the residents.  2.30-3pm - this is a monthly event (details below)

Sunday 27th May - DEANERY SERVICE ... 11.00am  at St John the Evangelist Church, Whitchurch - this will be the only service this day in the Claydons Deanery.  All are welcome to attend.  

Saturday 2nd June - MUSIC IN QUIET PLACES - St James Church, Barton Hartshorn  7.30pm  Sparkling Baroque!  Music by Bach, Handel, Locatelli, Quantz, Telemann including Michel Corrette's Concerto Comique Op.8 No.1  Contact local ticket agent: or pay on the door £10.

Sunday 10th June CLAYDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at St Michael's Church, Steeple Claydon 5.00pm  conductor: Hugh Molloy  HANDEL 'Water Music' Suite   HAYDN Symphony No. 104  BEETHOVEN Symphony No 8    Tickets:  £12 (£6 under 18s)  tel:  Julie Boulter on 07979 791129 or 01296 730218


Friday 22nd June - CHETWODE CHURCH CONCERT Pirates of Penzance with Paddy Marshall and Friends 7.30pm  Tickets cost £18 to include wine and canapes.  Contact David 0797 457 4380

Saturday 30th June - TRADITIONAL FETE - Barton Hartshorn Church 2-4pm.  More details to follow.

Sunday 9th September - PIMMS & HYMNS SERVICE - St James Church, Barton Hartshorn 5.00pm  More details to follow.


Sunday evening - Claydons Youth Group (Monthly event  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 and Lyn on 712200.

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.

Every FIRST WEDNESDAY until October - Afternoon Teas  St Leonard's Church, Grendon Underwood  2.30-4.30pm 

Wednesday (once a month) SINGING AT LIME TREE COURT, Twyford  2.30-3pm Join members of St Mary's Church and the URC and visit Lime Tree Court Home to sing along with some of the residents           Dates as follows:  23 May, 27 June, 25 July, Not August, 26 September, 24 October, 28 November, 19 December

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 - 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 in the Parish Room.  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 11am -  Modern Acoustic Worship with a relaxed focus on worship songs, prayer and reflection.  Come at 10.30am 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.