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Local worship

Parish Church of SS Simon and Jude

The Parish Church of St Simon and St Jude in North Street is at the heart of the village community of Castlethorpe. We seek to be a focal point for worship and prayer while serving local people, providing pastoral care and holding community events for all ages. Our sister church is St James Church, Hanslope. The parishes have been joined for a thousand years.
The church stands in an elevated position within the confines of what was the castle. The Church was originally Anglo-Saxon, but the oldest surviving part is the north arcade with its circular column dating from the late 12th century. Much of it was rebuilt in about 1350. Within the Church there is a large memorial to the Tyrrill family and the gravestone of Sir Francis Drake’s grandson.
The Future
There have been relatively few changes to the Church since Victorian times, but we are now fundraising to install running water and a kitchen for refreshments, build a toilet with disabled access and baby changing unit, put in a heating system and energy efficient lighting, and completely redecorate. When completed, these improvements will enable the Church to be used for more activities that benefit the whole community.

You can find out more about our Church, including details of the online services and our renovation plans, at castlethorpechurch.org. A monthly diary for the two churches lists everything that is happening.

Sunday Services
Depending on demand, there are one or two services on Sunday mornings. Please book in advance due to space constraints. Contact Ron & Margaret Wilson on 01980 510473 or rwilson9@btinternet.com. The services are open to all, families are encouraged.
Sunday School for children meets online or in the Village Hall in term time. Please contact Melissa King on 07525 668446 for more details.
Evensong is usually held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 6.00pm. There is no need to book in advance.
Weekday Services
A shorter service is usually held every Wednesday evening at 5.30pm and on Friday morning at 9.30am. There is no need to book in advance.
Contact Details and Further Information
Fr Gary Ecclestone, Parish Priest, and Fr Adam Burnham, Assistant Parish Priest, can be contacted on handc.parish@gmail.com.
Fr Gary: 01908 337936 Fr Adam: 01908 510336
PCC (Church Council) Secretary, Jan Bance, is the person to contact if you have any questions about church events (07541 413970, janjohnandollie@outlook.com).
Castlethorpe Church also has a Facebook page for friends and regular worshippers – Castlethorpe Parish Church: SS Simon & Jude.

Hanslope Methodist Church

24 High Street, Hanslope, Milton Keynes MK19 7LQ
Phone: 01908 614411
1st Sunday of month 9am Holy Communion
Other Sundays Service at 10.30am
Sunday School every Sunday at 10.30am
Contact Rev Nicola Martyn-Beck

Hanslope Gospel Hall

41 Gold Street, Hanslope, Milton Keynes MK19 7LU
Phone: 01908 317095
Sundays 11am Breaking of Bread, 5.45pm Prayer Meeting, 6pm Gospel Meeting
Tuesdays 7.30pm Prayer & Ministry, Prayer & Bible Study or Missionary Prayer (rotates)
Wednesdays 6.30pm Children’s Meeting
Saturday 7.30pm Ministry Meeting

Roman Catholic churches

St Francis de Sale, 
Radcliffe Street, Wolverton, MK12 5LJ
Mass times: Saturday 6.30 pm Sunday 8.30 am (Portuguese language), 11.30am

St Mary Magdalene,
105 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AT
Mass time: Sunday 9.15am 

Contact Fr Bernard Barrett Telephone 01908 613162
More information on the website St Francis de Sale & St Mary Magdalene

Our Lady Help of Christians & St Lawrence, Olney
Mass times: Saturday 6.30 pm, Sunday 10.30 am, Tuesday 10.00 am, Thursday 10.00 am.
Wednesday: Service of Word & Communion 10.00 am.
Officiating Priest: Fr David B Barrett (olneyparishpriest@icloud.com)
Parish Deacon:  Rev Peter Griffin 
Parish Co-ordinator: Denise Wallenger 01234 711212

Salvation Army

Ramsons Avenue Conniburrow
Milton Keynes MK14 7BA
Phone: 01908 606916

Seventh Day Adventist

1 Veryan Pllace
Milton Keynes MK6 2SP
Phone: 01908 671000

Jehovah's Witnesses

Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses
Ardwell Lane, Greenleys,
Milton Keynes MK12 6AT
Phone: 01908 31455

Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses
2-4 Hainault Avenue,
Giffard Park, Milton Keynes MK14 5PA
Phone: 01908 211334.

Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses
Langland Road, Netherfield,
Milton Keynes MK6 4HE

Quaker Centre

The Quaker Centre
1 Oakley Gardens, Downhead Park,
Milton Keynes MK15 9BH
Phone: 01908 604673
Website: llquakers.org.uk/miltonkeynes


Central Jamia Mosque
14-16 Church St, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5JN
Phone: 01908 221341

Al Karam Trust Mosque
19 North St, New Bradwell, Milton Keynes MK13 0EE
Phone: 01908 221202
Website: www.alkaram-mosque.co.uk

Milton Keynes Islamic & Cultural Association
401 South Row, Milton Keynes MK9 2PG
Website: www.mkica.org

Hindu temples

Milton Keynes Murugan Temple
Glazier Dr, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes MK14 6HG
Website: www.miltonkeynesmurugantempletrust.com


Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue
Hainault Ave, Giffard Park, Milton Keynes MK14 5PQ Telephone: 01908 617790
Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue, also known as Beit Echud, is a Reform Jewish community founded in 1978 and is affiliated to the Movement for Reform Judaism. Website: www.mkdrs.org.uk