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.   

Saturday 8th September - CHURCHES RIDE AND STRIDE  This is a great opportunity to visit local churches, many of which will be serving refreshments, while raising money for your nominated church.  More information to follow.

Sunday 9th September - PIMMS & HYMNS SERVICE - St James Church, Barton Hartshorn 2pm.  This proved very popular when held for the first time last year.  A complementary glass of Pimms, or other drink, combined with singing some favourite hymns in a beautiful setting.  We hope you will be able to attend.

Saturday 15th September - JUMBLE SALE Edgcott Village Hall 2.30pm  Raffle & Refreshments.  Admission Free.  In aid of St Michael & All Angels Church, Edgcott

Saturday 22nd September - The first Grendon Underwood JUMBLE TRAIL 10am-2pm  Join in by setting up a stall outside your home and sell your unwanted items eg bric-a-brac, furniture, books, bikes, toys, clothes, cakes, craft items, cookies, anything really   A free Trail map showing all the stalls will be available on the day.  Tea, coffee, cake and bacon rolls will be available to keep the bargain hunters and stallholders going.  To register your stall for £8 or for more information contact Emma Dearn on 01296 770210, 07788 645507 or  The £8 registration fee goes towards the 'Raise the Roof' fund. 

Sunday 23rd September - HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE, HARVEST LUNCH AND PRODUCE SHOW - Preston Bissett Church 11am.  The lunch will take place at midday and all are welcome; no need to book.  After lunch the winners of the Harvest Produce categories will be announced and the winning produce auctioned off. 

Friday 28th September - St Leonard's Grendon Underwood Raise the Roof Talks -Carol Hardy a Guide at Waddesdon Manor will talk on ROTHCHILD-SHIRE FAMILY, FORTUNE AND PHILANTHROPY 7pm Grendon Underwood Church   Adults £10  Children free including wine, soft drinks and nibbles.  Tickets:  01296 770637  or 

Sunday 7th October - TRUMPET & ORGAN RECITAL - St Michael's Church, Steeple Claydon  3-4pm.  Tickets £10 from      Crispian Steele-Perkins with Hilary Davan Wetton.                                    Crispian Steele-Perkins is one of the country's leading trumpet players.  He is widely admired for his purity of tone nad he has presented acclaimed recitals and masterclasses throughout the world.  He has played the theme tunes for many films and TV programmes, including Antiques Roadshow, Lord of the Rings and For your eyes only.                                                                                                                                                                        Hilary Davan Wetton is a nationally renowned organist and conductor.  He as Jo Brand's organ teacher for the BBC1 series, Play It Again, and presenter of Classig FM's Masterclass programme.  He is currently Conductor of the Military Wives Choirs.  Recent organists posts have included St George's, Southwark, and St Mary & St Johns', Oxford. 


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 afternoon - (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) meets 8 times a year - not in December, January, February and August.  The venue moves each month - Grendon Underwood Village Hall, Marsh Gibbon Village Hall, Twyford Village Hall 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 16th September from 4-5.30pm at Twyford Village Hall.

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.  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.  We take a break in August and meet after the summer holidays on Sunday 9th September.  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 is for children aged 7-11 years and new members are especially invited.   The Club re-starts on Monday 17th September meeting at Marsh Gibbon Village Hall from 6.30-8pm.    If you have a child who might like to join us please contact Revd David Hiscock on 01869 277297 or

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

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.  (stop for break in August)

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 2.00-4.00pm  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. (Stop for break in August)

Wednesday afternoon - (every first Wednesday of the month until October) - Afternoon Teas  St Leonard's Church, Grendon Underwood  2.30-4.30pm 

Wednesday afternoon - (every third Wednesday of the month) - Light Lunch or Afternoon Tea  - Twyford Village Hall 1-3pm  Come and join us for a cuppa with a huge selection of sandwiches and cakes.   Contact:  Julia Cook on 01296 738810.  Everyone most welcome.  Organised by St Mary's Church in aid of Bicester Food Bank.  All Welcome. 

Wednesday afternoon - (every fourth Wednesday of the 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:  Not August, 26 September, 24 October, 28 November, 19 December

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) - COFFEE MORNING  Parish Room, Steeple Claydon  10.30-12noon  Come and join us.

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

Saturdays August and September - CREAM TEAS 18th and 25th August and 1st 8th 15th 22nd 29th September - 2-4pm  Come and join us in the Parish Room, St Michael's, Steeple Claydon