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.  Regular events are listed separately. 

Sunday 20th January - 10am  -  Blessing of the Plough United Service at Twyford URC organised by the Anglican and URC churches of Marsh Gibbon and Twyford.  A traditional celebration of our rural life seeking God's blessing on our village communities and all who are involved in agriculture.  All are welcome.

Friday 25th January Village Quiz - Marsh Gibbon Village Hall in aid of St Mary's Church.  7.30pm for 8pm start.  Questions to suit all ages and interests.  Teams are of four people.  Entry £6 per team (or £1.50 a head).   Raffle, bar and fish & chip supper.  To book a team and order a fish and chip supper (£6 per person) please call Sarah & Steve de Mellow on 01869 277185 or email: before Wednesday 22nd January. 

Saturday 26th January  Burns Night Supper  East and Botolph Claydon Village Hall  7.30pm  Menu:  Home made Soup, Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Gravy ... Cranachan ... Shortbread ... Coffee... (Diets catered for on request)   Evening includes Bar, Scottish Music and Dancing, Poetry Reading and much more.  Tickets £20.  Tickets from:  Esther Turnbull - 01296 712127  Heather Paul - 713204  Linda O'Dell - 738111  Olivia Riches  730730.  Anyone wishing to perform  please contact Olivia.

Sunday 27th January  St Leonard's Church, Grendon Underwood  Reflections over Breakfast will 'Ring in the New Year' with an opportunity to visit the ringing platform and learn how our church bells operate.  This will be a good chance to meet and possibly join our small team of bell ringers, as well as eat bacon or sausage rolls.  Remember there is no charge, everyone welcome.

February - A Jumble Sale is planned for Febuary in Edgcott Village Hall.  Full details will follow shortly.  If you are having a turn-out to make room for gifts received over Christmas or have unwanted gifts suitable for Raffle prizes, then Jean Crawford (01296 770453) would love to hear from you.  Many thanks.

Saturday 2nd February - Village Quiz in the Old School, Preston Bissett.  Details to follow

Friday 8th February - St Leonard's Church Grendon Underwood  Raise the Roof Talks.  Charlie Ross antiques expert and TV personality  "From Bantams to Bugattis ... a life of auctioneering'  in Church at 7.30pm  Adults £10  Children free including wine, soft drinks and nibbles.  Tickets:  Peter Hornigold 01296 770637 or Charlie Mann 01296 771100 or

Saturday 16th March - Steeple Claydon Village Hall - Village Quiz to raise funds for the Churches of the Claydons - details to follow


Sunday morning - (every third Sunday of the month) - REFRESH -  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.

Sunday early evening - (every first Sunday of the month - during term time) - Claydons Youth Group 6.00-8.30pm - Botolph House, Botolph Claydon.  Younger Group starting at 6.00pm and Older Group at 7.00pm.  Contacts: Emily on 730655 and Lyn on 712200.

Sunday afternoon - (every second Sunday of the month) - Cafe Church in Calvert Green Village Hall from 4-5pm.  Church ... but not as you may know it ... With music, children's activities based on bible stories and of course, tea, coffee and biscuits.  Church of England based; all faiths or no faith welcome.  For further information and more details please email:

Sundays 4.00-5.30pm (for children of primary school age) We are taking a short break until March, preparing dates and the programme for this year's meetings at four different venues - Charndon, Grendon Underwood, Marsh Gibbon and Twyford.  Dates and venues to follow shortly.

Sundays at 6pm (monthly) 6.00-7.30pm at Grendon Underwood Rectory (for those aged 11 years and above)   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.  Our next meeting is on Sunday 13th January.  For further information please contact Revd Angela Mann on 01296 771100.   If you're in Y7 or above you're welcome to come along to be with friends and make new ones locally.  Further details from Revd Angela Mann 01296 771100

Monday afternoon - (every second Monday of the month) -  Games & Puzzles 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 Betty 730465 or Kate 730655 for further information or if you would like transport

Monday evening - Swan Team Junior Youth Club - Our first meeting of 2019 is on Monday 14th January from 6.30-8pm at Marsh Gibbon Village Hall.  We invite you to bring your child aged 7-11 years old to this first meeting and give the Club a try.  The first evening is free and we just ask for a donation of £1 for future meetings to go towards the cost of the hall, activity resources and refreshments.  We usually meet every two weeks with occasional trips through the year.  More information available from James Watt on 01280 423188 or the clergy.

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)   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 - held on the first Tuesday) - Mark Bulman Parish Room 7:45-9:00pm.  Informal service of worship, song and prayer with refreshments.     Contact: 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 2-4pm  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.

Wednesday afternoon - from 12.30pm in  St Leonard's Church, Grendon Underwood  A two-course hot lunch and drink costs £7.  The next lunch is Wednesday 9th January.  It is essential to book, so please let Pat Brazier know on 01296 770337 or Emma Dearn on 01296 770210 if you would like to attend.  All funds raised are for the Raise the Roof Appeal. 

Wednesday afternoon - (every third Wednesday of the month) - Choice of soups and bread rolls available  - Twyford Village Hall/The Crown Twyford 1-3pm   Contact:  Julia Cook on 01296 738810.  Come and join us ...everyone most welcome.  Organised by St Mary's Church in aid of various charities.   

Wednesday afternoon - (every fourth Wednesday of the month except in December when third Wednesday) -  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          

Thursday afternoon - (every first Thursday of the month) - Messy Church 3.30-5.15pm at St Michael's Church and the Parish Room, Steeple Claydon  Contact Kate and Emily Smith on 730655 

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

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 - (every first Saturday of the month) - HELP US TIDY ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCHYARD   We invite you to join us from 10.30am 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.  

Saturdays - Lunch is being Served  1pm til 3pm 19th January, 16th February, 16th March - Lifts available - ring Anita 730202  'Bric a Brac' on sale.