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Nuffield Church

The pattern of services has changed slightly as Rev Ian Thacker, the chaplain of the prison, has offered to conduct a service of Holy Communion on the 2nd Sunday of most months at 11am.

  • 1st Sunday Morning Prayer with John Erbetta
  • 2nd Sunday Holy Communion with Ian Thacker
  • 3rd Sunday Holy Communion with Brendan Bailey
  • 4th Sunday Family Service with John Erbetta

All services are at 11am and all are welcome!

Watlington and Districts Age Concern's Thursday Social Club and Drop In Centre

Watlington and District Age Concern's Drop in Centre and Thursday Social Club work with the NHS and Social Services to provide company, interest and assistance to older people, including those who are virtually housebound.

The Centre is situated in the High Street and offers a warm welcome each weekday morning, where you can socialise with friends over light refreshments or use many of the services available. A Chiropractor and Chiropodist visit regularly. New Hearing and Batteries can be obtained at the centre. A scrabble club meets every Wednesday afternoon. The Centre also operates its own Mini Bus for weekly shopping trips. 

Between 12 and 20 people attend the Thursday Social Club each week for a good meal (cooked on the premises) and a varied programme. We have recently had several weeks with members of the Oxford Concert Band, ending with a full concert for over an hour. The Oxfordshire Museum is booked for a number of visits to show us, explain and discuss some of their moveable exhibits. Visitors include a local author and a frozen food company. Regular activities include exercises, music while sitting down, quizzies and participative games.   

Some of those who attend are brought by Watlington's Voluntary Car Service, which also collects from neighbouring villages; some are brought by friends and some walk.

Please contact the secretary (Doreen Hobbs 01491 612209) or manager (Sylvia Allen 01491 612237) at the Drop In Centre for more information. 

Nettlebed Surgery Bus

This service, manned by volunteers, runs on Monday and Thursday's from Nuffield via the surrounding villages of Checkendon, Stoke Row, and Highmoor to Nettlebed Surgery. It leaves at 9.30am from the telephone box in Nuffield Village. Patients do not need an appointment at the surgery as the doctor clears an hour and they are seen within that period. The driver waits until all are seen before returning. He also brings back prescriptions and they are delivered to the door of the patients.Drivers use their own vehicle and there is no need to pre-book. In the last 15 years there has not been a volunteer driver contributing to this service from the Parish of Nuffield although it is used by patients within. If you are able to help (usually it is only once every 5/6weeks) please contact the Parish Clerk, Claire Dunk, on 01491 680558. A mileage allowance is available towards the cost of fuel.

The Chiltern Society

Local information in and around the Chilterns.

Our aims

• to promote high standards of planning and architecture, and argue against developments that will spoil the area • to tell people about the Chilterns’ unique character and history and encourage them to walk or cycle in the area, and visit attractions
to help people conserve and improve footpaths, rivers and streams, areas of tranquillity, heritage buildings and landscapes to encourage people of all ages to enjoy and care for the natural environment and beauty of the area.