Weekly News


Parish of the Claydons

Claydons and Swan Team

NOTICES & NEWS for Week beginning:

Sunday 20th May 2018

Our Services of Worship Sunday 20th May 2018

9.30am St Mary’s East Claydon, All Age Service

10.30am Parish Room, Steeple Claydon with Bacon Butties to raise funds for Christian Aid

11am Parish Room, Refresh

Our Services of Worship the following Sunday 27th May 2018

11am Deanery Service at St John the Evangelist Church, Whitchurch – this is the only service today in the Deanery


Mon 21st - Christian Growth Group - 7.30pm at 9a, Buckingham Road, Steeple Claydon  Contact Carina 733882

Tues 22nd – Singing for Fun – 6.30-7.30pm Parish Room. £1 per session. Contact Olivia 730730

Tues 22nd – Tuesday Evening Home Group – 7.45pm at Turnstone, North End Road, Steeple Claydon Contact Sue: 730914

Wed 23rd - Church Mice 10.30-11.30am at St Michael's Church and the Parish Room.  Action songs and a Bible story for under 5s, followed by tea, coffee and chat with toys to play with.  Contact Kate 01296 730655 

Wed 23rd - Tea and Chat 2-4pm in the Parish Room    Contacts Heather 730447 and Carina 73388

Thurs 24th – PCC Meeting 7.45pm Parish Room

Fri 25th - Friday Night Prayer - Quiet time of prayer and contemplation in the Parish Room.  Contact Phil Gardner 07888 677960


Monday 28th May – NGS Open Gardens in the Claydons. There are four gardens open this year:  Claydon Cottage - Botolph; The Old Vicarage - East; The Old Rectory - Middle; 4 Station Cottages - between Middle and Steeple.  Open 2-6pm Admission £5 children free. Homemade teas provided by the Claydons WI in East Claydon Village Hall. Plant stall and free children’s trail at the Old Vicarage 

Sunday 3rd June – Open Garden 2-5pm at Bramley Barn 11 Claydon Hill Farm Barns – the home of our newsletter editor Steve Hurst and his wife Lorraine.   £2 per person. Proceeds to Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Sunday 10th June - Claydon Chamber Orchestra 5pm at St Michael's Church.  Conductor:  Hugh Molloy.  Handel 'Water Music' Suite  Haydn Symphony No 104  Beethoven  Symphony No 8  Tickets:  £12 (£6 under 18)  tel:  Julie Boulter 07979 791129 or 01296 730218 

Saturday 16th June - Annual Church Fete - Please put this date in your diary – full details can be found at https://www.bucksvoice.net/churches-of-the-claydons/parish-fete/




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 Betty, Revd Charles, Don, Emma and Stewart, Emma S,  Esme, Heather, Linda R, Lorraine, Maggie, Sandra, Sue, Sybil, Trina

Remembering all who have died and their friends and families

William George Stanbrook, Derek Taylor