4th June 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, Alison Hollowell, Stella Race, Mike Sweeney, June Wright and Marjorie Wortley.

Congratulations to Matty and Christabel Fearon on the birth of Rowan, sister to Amaryllis and Florence. 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 Pat Scales and Jean Pearce enjoyed their birthdays this week. John Forsyth and John Hawkins celebrate 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, please have a word with her. Thank you.

Church services.

Sunday 4th June we are having WILD CHURCH at 11 am at Manor Farm with our Cornerstone friends.

Sunday 11th June Morning worship at 10.15am, which includes Holy Communion, will be led by Revd Anthony Clarke

Sunday 11th June Evening worship at 6pm will be led by Jonny

Sunday 18th June. Jonny will lead morning worship at 10.15am followed by a church meeting in the schoolroom.

Sunday 25th June Our Methodist friends join us at the Baptist Church for a morning worship which includes Holy Communion and will welcome Andrew Openshaw into membership.

Sunday 2nd July Jonny will lead our all- age service at 10.15am, which will include a FOODBANK collection.


Thank you to everyone who supports the Foodbantoilet rolls, k.  Recent communication would suggest their stocks are running very low, so if you are able to give, that would be much appreciated. The Foodbank are in urgent need of UHT milk green, tins of rice pudding, tins of custard, bags of sugar, toothpaste, packets of biscuits, jars of pasta sauce, jars of instant coffee, tins of fruit and shampoo.


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 £1000

Scarecrow Festival

This year’s Scarecrow festival takes place between 3rd and 18th June.

JAM dates for your diary

A few save the dates for your diary! Rectory Farm strawberry picking at 12noon on 24th June, JAM family BBQ at The Manse on 22nd July from 3pm and JAM family picnic at Coombe Hill on Monday 28th August from 11am. All welcome, but please let Katherine Robson know (07872326945).

‘Hat and Boots’ event

Thank you to everyone who supported the concert ‘From the valleys to the shires’ performed by the Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir.

Our next event is the village fete on Saturday June 10th 12noon – 4pm, at Church end, then afternoon tea in church on Sunday 11th June 2.30 – 5.30pm followed in July by the family BBQ at Stokes End, Friday 7th July 5pm – 8pm. Drop in for a burger or a sausage, dessert or a drink. Everyone is welcome


Lighthouse Haddenham

Please remember to sign up for Lighthouse Haddenham as a volunteer, there are many jobs to be done. There is a briefing meeting for all the volunteers and will contain important information including safeguarding training on Sunday 16th July 3.30 pm at St. Mary’s Church.

Vintage Church

Vintage Church is meeting again on Saturday, 3rd June, 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, Thinking of You.  We will make a card for you to send and brighten up somebody’s day.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. Tom and Mel will be visiting us on July 9th in the afternoon for tea and a chat about their work in Chad. If you can donate a cake for this event please let Marjorie know. Thank you


The Monday Housegroup will meet again on Monday 5th June 7.30pm at 1, Stokes End.

The Thursday Evening Housegroup will meet on 8th June 7.30pm at the Manse. See Jonny for details

Tuesday Housegroup 6th June 2.30 p.m. 1 The Croft, Tea, Chat & Pause for Thought. All welcome.

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