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Welcome to Oxon Church

The Vicar, the Reverend David O’Brien, his wife Alison and son Josh welcomes you to the community of Christ Church, Shelton with Oxon, often referred to simply as Oxon Church. We are a thriving group, with an enthusiastic congregation, located in the heart of Shelton with Oxon. For your satnav, our postcode is SY3 5AH and we’re immediately opposite the Toby Inn pub. Do feel free to pop in for a chat, or contact the vicar either by phone on 01743 231 427 or by e-mail at vicar@oxonchurch.co.uk

Oxon Church Services

Sunday: 9.30 am – Traditional Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer and alternating weekly with Common Worship which is in modern English. It is a Communion service each week and is led by the vicar, organist and choir.

Sunday: 11 am – Morning Praise. The style is more contemporary. It has modern music and the structure is much looser, to allow for a much more flexible pattern. It is more relaxed and less formal than a traditional service and Communion is shared on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

Sunday: 6.00 pm – Reflections.This means we meet to pray and study the Bible in an informal setting. Anyone can ask any question and it is a time for listening to one another and God.

Wednesdays: 11 am in the Hall for Communion followed by tea, coffee, and delicious biscuits. The pattern alternates between Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship.

Sunday 31st March 2019: Mothering Sunday

Combined Service with Holy Communion starting at 10.30am


14th April 2019: Palm Sunday:

0930 – Common Worship Holy Communion

1100 – Morning Praise

18th April 2019 – Maundy Thursday:

1900 – Holy Communion

19th April 2019: Good Friday:

1400 – Meditations

21st April 2019: Easter Sunday:

0930 – BCP Holy Communion

1100 – Morning Praise with Holy Communion

Glorious Reflections Taken By Annette Knight on Easter Morning When The Sun Shone Through The Church Windows

Verse of the Day


Bible Gateway

Oxon Church News

  • NEW: Pew News. Articles and notices should be sent to our Communications member James Grundy at james.grundy@hotmail.co.uk who will forward them on to the Editor, Stanton D’Arcy. To view the latest copy please click on the image on the right.                                                                To download go to: May 19th 2019 Pew News
  • NEW: Buffet Lunch: We are having a leaving lunch for Rev’d David and family in the Old School Hall on the 16th June after the joint service at 10:30am. It will be a seated buffet lunch at a cost of £10 per person. Tickets will be available after the church services from 5th May from Alyson Bradney, Neil Harris Sandra Boyle or Jan Thomas. We will need to know numbers by the 26th May to enable us to confirm numbers with the caterers.
  • NEW: Installation of Rev’d David O’Brien as vicar of St. Thomas Monday 15th July 2019 7pm – Please sign up on form at back of Church. We require the money for the bus by the 26th May (£20)
  • NEW: The Children’s Society. Ann is pleased to report that a further £352.82 has been passed to The Children’s Society from the box scheme making our total so far this year £977.36. Emptied boxes are at the back of church for collection. A huge thank you goes to Linda and David Glover and Kathy Driscoll for helping to count the cash, and to Alan Hartley for helping to haul it to the bank. Thank you to everyone who has brought their box to church. There are still a few more boxes to come in and Ann will report the final figure in due course.
  • New: All New Electoral Roll In accordance with the Church Representation Rules (‘CRR’), 2019 is a year in which an entirely new church electoral roll must be prepared in advance of the annual parochial church meeting in every parish in the Church of England. In the near future forms will be made available and anyone wishing to be entered must fill in a form and hand it in.
  • NEW: Small Groups Come along and have a chat and learn more about your faith, on Thursday afternoon at 2.15pm or Thursday eve. 7pm. Warm welcome at Dave’s or Shelia’s house. COLLECT your programme from the back of the Church. Speak to Dave or Sue for more details or click HERE.
  • The Well meetings are: Every Monday morning from 10.30,  a weekly drop-in facility for tea, coffee and cakes at the Community Hall. For more information click HERE
  • 100 Club Draw for May has taken place. Results for the draw can be found by going to the 100 Club page. Application forms are now available for year 2019 / 2020 from Elizabeth Slade or from the back of church.
  • NEW: Oxon Oracle for May 2019. Click lmage on the right to open.
  • The Junior Choir meets on Wednesday evenings. 6-7pm in church. Thanks to The Ouseley Trust we are seeking to develop our work to include regular and seasonal services throughout the year and to perform at concerts where we have the opportunity. Just pop along and see us. Open to KS2 upwards. There is also an opportunity to learn to play a church organ under the tuition of the director of music John Bowen.
  • Our Sponsors. A significant number of local companies sponsor our Church by taking out adverts on this website. There are too many to mention but all offer a valuable service which you may find helpful. All the adverts can be found  by clicking the Our Sponsors button at the top of this page or HERE.
  • Church Organ. The new organ has been installed and sounds wonderful. The gift was very generously donated by Gilbert and Priscilla Roscoe, from the estate of Gilbert’s late brother Glyn. Photo’s are now on the Gallery page above.
  • Church Flowers – If anyone would like flowers put in church for a special occasion, or to remember some one, please ring Penny on 246759. Thank you.
  • Aerial photos of the church. Wonderful shots, kindly taken and donated by Simon Knight. Please go to the Gallery page.
  • Church choir. John, our Director of Music is looking for new choir members, especially tenors and basses, but everyone is welcome. Contact John or any Church officer, details are on the Contacts page above.
  • Church evacuation. If a fire is discovered, and you are asked to evacuate, please leave the building in a calm, orderly manner, helping the less-able if necessary. There are 2 marked exits; the main door and a back-door exit via the vestry. Choice of exits may depend on the location of the fire. Make your way to the Assembly point which is next to the stone bench in the cemetery to await the arrival of the Fire Service. Similar arrangements also apply to the church Hall.