News from HBC  16th June 2024

Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill, or in need of support. Please remember, Christine Matthews, Mike Sweeney, Jackie Green, David and Carol Francis, Alan and Helen House, Jan Willliams, Andy and Jenny Hardy, Peter Gulbenkian and Marjorie Wortley. If you know of anyone who needs our prayers, please let us know.

BMS Birthday Scheme

If you are celebrating, Happy Birthday, and if you haven’t, but would like to join the birthday scheme, please have a word with Katharine Whitney.  We hope John Hawkins and Jonny Fillis enjoyed their birthdays this week.

Church Flowers 

If you can help Teresa with arranging flowers or are happy to donate some money to buy them, in memory of a loved one, a celebration or for no particular reason at all, just you like to see the flowers. please have a word with her. Thank you. This week’s flowers have been donated by Christine Newman.

Church services.

Sunday 16th June at 10.15am Morning worship is led by Carol Murray

Sunday 16th June at 4pm Strawberry tea in the schoolroom followed by a Songs of Praise service at 5pm led by Carol Murray

Sunday 23rd June at 10.15am a joint Holy Communion service at the Baptist Church with our Methodist friends led by Simon Carver

Sunday 23rd June at 6pm Evening worship led by Tim Chowns

Sunday 30th June Morning worship at 10.15am will be led  by Stephen Copson


Thank you to everyone who supports the Food bank. The Foodbank stocks are very low at the moment due to unprecedented demand, so if you are able to give, that would be much appreciated. The Foodbank are in urgent need of rice pudding, custard, spaghetti, soup, kidney beans, tinned tomatoes, long grain rice, sugar and breakfast cereals. Thank you


Thank you to everybody who is still supporting the church financially whether that be via bank transfer or money through the door. So far this year, offerings have averaged £739 per week. Our mission total currently stands at £941

‘Hat and Boots’ event

Our next Hat and Boots Restoration Appeal fundraising event is the Midsummer BBQ at 1 Stokes End on Friday 21st June 5pm – 8pm. Everyone is welcome. Free entry, donations invited towards the Appeal. Delicious home cooked food, salad selection and desserts. Vegetarian/Gluten/Dairy free options available. For catering purposes we kindly request that places are booked in advance please at:


Friday prayers

In July we will combine the Friday Prayers with Tuesday house group on 2nd , 16th and 30th July. All are welcome and we will be meeting at Jans at 2.30pm unless we notify a different venue. Please send prayer requests to Julie or Jan. For August we will be taking a break

Vintage Church

Vintage Church will meet again on Saturday, 6th July, (please note – there is no June meeting), in the schoolroom, from 2.0 till 4.0pm. Do join us for an afternoon of games, an activity, worship and of course, tea and cakes. All are welcome, especially the seniors amongst us. The theme for this month will be, ‘Cracked pots’, and we will make a  jig-saw of the picture of a pot. If you need a lift please contact Joan on 01844 292512 or joan694@hotmail.com.


Please remember all the BMS missionaries in your prayers, and Lucia Bastos who works at Guinebor 2 hospital, in Chad, our new link missionary.

Housegroups                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Monday House group will meet again on Monday 24th June at 1, Stokes End. The Thursday evening housegroup will meet again on Thursday 27th June. Tuesday afternoon house group will meet on 2nd July at 2.30 pm for tea, chat, pause for thought.

Jonny’s sabbatical

Jonny is now on his sabbatical, returning to the pulpit on Sunday September  8th. If you need anyone during his time away please contact one of the deacons.  Thank you

Ladies and men’s breakfast Tim and Steve are arranging a breakfast at Tickety Brew on Saturday 22nd of June at 9.00 am. You need to give a £5 deposit  and pre order your breakfast. If you are interested please contact Steve or Tim by Wednesday 19th June if possible

CBA Assembly and AGM

This will be held at Southcourt Baptist Church, Aylesbury (HP21 8HW) on Saturday 29 June from 10 am until 4pm.

Everyone is welcome to what we hope will be an encouraging and stimulating day under the theme of “Come to the Banquet!”

Cornerstone walking weekend

September Friday 20 Sunday 22nd 2024 at Wilderhope Manor £90 which includes food, booking now open. Please book via  the link or have a word with Marjorie     https://forms.gle/6rCHSAuA93nKpArD8

Sunday 16th June 4pm

We have a strawberry tea at 4pm, followed by a songs of praise service at 5pm, in the schoolroom, led by Carol Murray. .

Strawberry picking                                                                                                                                                                                                   Katharine Whitney is kindly organising a JAM strawberry picking sessions at Rectory farm on Saturday 15th June. If you would like to join her please contact her directly. Thank you.

Burial Ground Rose Garden

Paul Wright is going to create a rose garden in the burial ground for anyone who wishes to donate a rose in memory of a loved one. This will probably happen in September but please have a word with him if you would like to donate a rose. Thank you


If you would like anything included in the weekly news sheet please contact Marjorie Johnston on marjoriejohnston@f2s.com