Sunday 24th September 2023

Thoughts and prayers

Please continue to remember all those who are ill, or in need of support. Please remember Carol Murray, June Wright, Mike Sweeney, Gerald Hunt, Emma Chowns 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 Fran enjoyed her birthday last 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, please have a word with her. Thank you.

Church services.

Sunday 24th September at 10.15am a joint service with our Methodist friends at the Methodist Church, celebrating harvest led by Hee Gon Moon

Sunday 24th September The feast service at the green will be led by the Catholics, but Jonny will be delivering the message at 4pm.

Sunday 1st October Morning worship at 10.15am which includes a Church meeting will be led by Jonny

Sunday 1st October Evening worship which includes Holy Communion will be led by Ross Marshall and Bill Johnston

Sunday 8th October Morning worship is a HOME MISSION service led by Jonny and Jackie Buie

Sunday 8th October at 6 pm. An evening at Prince Risborough Baptist Church exploring the Christian response to Climate Change.


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 bottles of squash, jars of instant coffee, tins of soup, tins of meat or fish, tins of custard, crisps and toilet rolls.


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 £704 per week. Our mission total currently stands at £1621


‘Hat and Boots’ event

Our next event in October is ‘The Big Quiz’ on Saturday 21st November 7.30 – 10pm in the village hall. Tim Chowns is our quizmaster. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. There will be a raffle and a bar available. Tickets are £7.00 per person.



Vintage Church

Vintage Church is meeting again on Saturday, 7th October, 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, ‘Harvest’.  While we think about harvest, we will make a scarecrow. If you need a lift, please contact Joan on 01844 292512 or joan694@hotmail.com.

Prayers on Friday

Thank you for all your support for the Friday morning prayers. We are meeting again on Friday 6th and 13th October 10th and 17th November 1st and 8th December We will continue to pray for our church and the building work and also for our community. Everyone, is welcome and we have time to pray out loud, to pray in silence, to discuss and to reflect – praying and listening to God.

Christian Aid-4th November 

We will be holding a table top sale event on Saturday 4th November in the Scout and Guide hut. It’s a good opportunity to have a pre- Christmas clear out AND look for potential Christmas gifts at the same time. Hopefully there will be dome hand- made items too! Tables at £20. More details to follow. Please get in touch with Katharine Whitney if you would like to book a table.

Link to Hope

Now is the time to get yourself a shoebox and fill it full of goodies to go to those who most need it in Eastern Europe. Boxes need to have in them the correct items, listed on the leaflets available from the back of the church. Many of you have filled shoeboxes in the past and once again we are asking for your help and generosity to ‘bring a smile’ to those in desperate need. In particular, last year the people of Ukraine expressed a deep sense of gratefulness that people had not forgotten them. The shoeboxes become extra special gifts that show love and are also a practical help in people’s lives. Boxes need to be securely wrapped, the appropriate form put on the front of the box and £3 given to a member of the Mission team so we can pay for postage. Completed boxes need to be returned to church by Sunday 29th October. Thank you for your continued support.


Please remember all the BMS missionaries in your prayers, especially Mel and Tom Spears our link missionaries, who are now trying to figure out what the future might hold.


The Monday House group is on Monday 25th September, 7.30pm at 1, Stokes End. The Thursday Evening House is on Thursday 21st September, 7.30pm held fortnightly at the Manse, everyone is welcome but please have a word with Jonny if you intend coming. Thank you. Tuesday House group will be held on Tuesday 3rd October 2.30 p.m. 1 The Croft, Tea, Chat & Pause for Thought. All welcome.

Climate change and Christian response

On Sunday evening 8th October at 6 pm, the Revd Dave Gregory will be exploring Climate Change and the Christian Response to it. I am sure it will be a really encouraging and challenging evening, held at Princes Risborough Baptist Church.

Men’s Breakfast

Please come along and enjoy breakfast together at Bradmoor Farm, on Saturday 23rd September, 10am. It would be great to get an idea of numbers and please email Julie wing: wingjulie94@gmail.com to let her know if you can make it.

Teas on the green

What a lovely occasion, supported by many. The weather was kind to us and we raised a lot of money approximately £750. Thank you to all those who donated cakes, worked behind the scenes, and those who worked very hard on the day. Your willingness to help and support this cause is much appreciated.

Pete Appleby cycle ride

What a mammoth effort by Pete, he cycled 35 miles from Didcot to Haddenham in record time. We are very grateful to him for supporting our ‘Hat and Boots’ appeal, as well as the NHS in recognition of all they have done for him over the last few years. Well done, Pete.

If you have sponsored Pete but not yet paid, perhaps you could have a word with him or Katherine so we can clos

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