26th March 2023

 Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill, or in need of support. Please remember Carol Murray, Margaret Boyce, Beryl House, Jan Williams, Jack Tutt, June Wright, Marjorie, Peter Wortley and all their family, the Brackley family, Ross Marshall and Jean Hunt in your prayers. 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.

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, please have a word with her. This week’s flowers are in memory of Bob and Doris Innes.

Church services.

Sunday 26th March at 10.15am. We join our Methodist friends at their church for a joint morning service, with a children’s facility.

Sunday 26th March at 6pm Jonny will lead the evening service

Sunday 2nd April There will be an all- age service led by Jonny at 10.15am

Thursday 7th April Maundy Thursday Service including Holy Communion led by Jonny

Friday 8th April. CTiH 10 .15am walk of witness from Townsend Green to St Marys Church

Friday 8th April 11am CTiH Good Friday Service at St Marys.

Sunday 9th April 6.30am Easter Sunrise Service in the burial ground, followed by breakfast in the schoolroom.

Sunday 9th April 10.15am Morning worship including Holy Communion led by Jonny

Sunday 9th April 6pm Evening worship including Holy Communion led by Ross Marshall


Thank you to everyone who supports the Foodbank. The Foodbank are in urgent need of tins of meat, tins of rice pudding, tinned custard, sugar, jars of preserves, toilet rolls, bottles of squash and cartons of fruit juice.


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 £685 per week. Our mission total currently stands at £711

Concert of Blue grass music at Haddenham Baptist Church

Our next event for ‘Hat and Boots’ is an evening of Blue Grass music, with coffee and cake, in church Friday 31st March at 7.30pm. £7.50 per ticket from Blooming Fruity, £8 on line or £8 on the door if space allows.


Easter fun afternoon with entertainment for all the family

We are having an afternoon of Easter Fun on Wednesday 5th April in the schoolroom 2 – 4.30pm. There will be crafts, fun, entertainment and food, raising funds for our Hat and Boots building appeal.

Soup lunches for Christian Aid.

There will be a Christian Aid lunch this year on 25TH March, 12 – .130pm in the Baptist school room. If anyone could offer soup or helping hands, please speak to Katharine Whitney.

Easter Saturday Coffee Morning

We will be holding an Easter Coffee Morning in the schoolroom 10 – 12 on Saturday 8th April, serving tea coffee, biscuits and hot cross buns. Raising money for mission.

Christian Aid collectors needed

Is there anybody in church who would be willing to deliver envelopes for Christian Aid week, or attend a coffee morning which would be used as a collection point for donations. If you can help, please have a word with Katharine Whitney.  Link to Hope Shoeboxes

We will again this year be supporting the ‘Link to Hope’ Shoebox appeal.  In preparation for this please save your shoeboxes now and if you are able begin collecting. Thank you

Bowling with JAM

The JAM team are organising a trip to the bowling alley on Saturday 15th April, in the afternoon. Spaces need to be booked so if you would like to join the team, please have a word with Katherine Robson asap.


This will take place on Wednesday evening 29th March 7.30pm in the schoolroom. Any names for the deaconate need to be submitted in writing to the church secretary signed by 2 church members and having gained the consent of the nominee by this Sunday 26th March. Thank you

Vintage Church

Vintage Church is meeting again on Saturday, 1st April, 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 activity this month will be to build an Easter garden. Do bring along any small bits of greenery of flowers to decorate the garden and also a few twigs to make the crosses. If you need a lift, please contact Joan on 01844 292512 or joan694@hotmail.com.


Please remember all the BMS missionaries in your prayers, especially Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries


The Monday Housegroup will be meeting this week, Monday 27th March 7.30pm at 1, Stokes End.

The Thursday Evening Housegroup will meet on 21st April 7.30pm at the Manse. See Jonny for details

Start the Week

This is held on a Monday morning 1st and 3rd of the month 11-12 noon for any ladies who might wish to join together in prayer and fellowship, meeting in St Mary’s Church.

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