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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
‘Combined Service – Please could you note that the service on the 20 May 2018 will be a Combined Service for Whitsun/Pentecost, with Holy Communion at 1030 am. We look forward to both congregations meeting together on that Sunday for worship and friendship.’
Glorious Reflections Taken By Annette Knight on Easter Morning When The Sun Shone Through The Church Windows
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Oxon Church News
- NEW: Pew News. Articles and notices should be sent to our Communications member James Grundy at email@example.com 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 20th 2018 Pew News
- ‘Combined Service – Please could you note that the service on the 20 May 2018 will be a Combined Service for Whitsun/Pentecost, with Holy Communion at 1030 am. We look forward to both congregations meeting together on that Sunday for worship and friendship.’
- NEW: Inaugural Organ Recital SUNDAY 10th JUNE at 5pm given by John Bowen Including Dedication of the organ by Bishop Mark
- NEW: Dave and Alison would love to invite you to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary by joining them for afternoon tea on Sunday 27th May at 3.30pm in the Old School Hall. All Welcome If you could RSVP so we know numbers a sign-up sheet is at the back of church.
- NEW: Ordination Invitation – Ana Lawrence will be ordained priest on Saturday 23rd June, 6pm at St Giles’ Church, Wenlock Road, Shrewsbury. If you’d like to come, no need to book, just turn up!
- NEW: A warm welcome to Val Thompson a Reader in Training who will spend time at Oxon Church between May and July as part of her course. I’m sure you will give her any help she needs during her stay with us.
- 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 2018 / 2019 from Elizabeth Slade or from the back of church.
- NEW: Children’s Society – A further £515.17 has been passed to The Children’s Society, bringing the total so far this year to £1,086.79 from box collections. There are still a few boxes to come in, so if you haven’t already done so, please bring your box to church and hand it to Ann or the duty Churchwarden. A huge “Thankyou!” goes to Jenn Lewis and Linda and David Glover for all their work helping with the opening of boxes and counting the cash, and to Alan Hartley who helped with the hauling of cash to the bank. If you are not already a box holder and would like to donate in this way, please have a word with Ann.
- NEW: Oxon Oracle for May 2018. Click lmage on the right to open.
- NEW: Monthly prayer for the growth of the church. Once a month we invite all church members to spend time in church between 10.00am-12.00pm. Feel free to come and spend as much or as little time as you can to be in God’s presence. Future dates will be announced shortly ‘And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests’ Ephesians 6.18.
- NEW: Ashar Emotional Health Café Style Drop-In – Every Monday (EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS) afternoon 12.30pm till 2.30pm in the Old School Hall at Oxon – Every 1st Monday of the month Palmer’s Café, Shrewsbury Central Baptist church 12.30 till 2.30pm – Every 1st Wednesday of the month The Orchard Café at Shrewsbury Catholic Cathedral 12.30pm till 2.30pm. (Please see handouts at the back of church or in the old school hall for more information and addresses).
- 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.
- NEW: Baptisms. On Easter Sunday 1st April 2018, at the 11.00pm service the Christian church welcomed a young child and her Mum into our community. Pia Woollam and her Mum Demi-Leigh were Baptised on Easter Sunday 1st April 2018, Pia’s First Birthday! and is seen in the photo with her parents Demi-Leigh and Mark on our Baptisms page.
- The Well meetings are: Every Monday morning from 10.30, a weekly drop-in facility for tea, coffee and cakes at the Community Hall. On 21st May 2018 The Well’s 4th Birthday Get-together Meal at the Toby Carvery at 12 noon. No Well that Monday – come for a meal instead. Pay for your own meal. Contact Kerry on 07837 274 526 for a place.
- 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.
- Small Groups started again on 19th April, at 2.15 and 7.pm.We have varied programmes arranged for the summer term, including Topics, NT and Old Testament characters and some DVDs to discuss. For more details and dates pick up your programme sheet in church or speak to Dave Mackay or Sue Cooper. All are welcome to any session, as they tend to be individual sessions. See you there.
- 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.
- Slimming World in the Hall. The very successful slimming club ‘Slimming World’ meets every Friday morning at 9.30 am and 11.30 am. Please contact Elaine on 07816 220 353 or simply turn up; you won’t be alone! This is proving really popular, new members are joining every week; give it a try if you feel the need, you’ll not be alone and you’ll be made most welcome.
- 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.