Friday, 13 April 2018

Pew Sheet 15th, 22nd and 29th April 2018

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:

Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com


Welcome!
 
We hope you will appreciate worshiping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall during the service where coffee and squash is served afterwards.

***TRIPLE EDITION***

 

Sunday 15th April
Third Sunday of Easter


10.00am Parish Communion (& parish photograph)
Readings: Acts 3: 12-19, 1 John 3: 1-7, Luke 24: 36b-48
Hymns: 637, 12, 690; Psalm: 4
Communion: 84, 369, 938
Anthem: I Will Thank Thee (D. Purcell)


6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Deuteronomy 7 v 7-13, Revelation 2 v 1-11
Hymns: 224, 635, 281, Psalm 142

 

Sunday 22nd April
Fourth Sunday of Easter


10.00am Parish Communion
Readings: Acts 4: 5-12, 1 John 3: 16-end, John 10: 11-18
Hymns: 337, 103, 667; Psalm: 23
Communion: 673, 653, 455

6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Readings: Exodus 16 v 4-15, Revelation 2 v 12-17
Hymns: 443, 114, 118, 272 Psalm 81v1-8

 

Sunday 29th April
Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

10.00am Parish Communion
Readings: Acts 8.26-39, 1 John 4 v 7-end, John 15 v 1-8
Hymns: 9, 408, 428; Psalm: 22v23-end
Communion: 82, 533, 483
Anthem: Day by Day (M. How)

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Isaiah 60 v 1-14, Revelation 3 v 1-13
Hymns: 606, 718, 484, Psalm 96



Your prayers are asked for:


  • A peaceful solution to the current international tension over Syria and those affected by the civil war there 
  • Those who work with young, elderly or vulnerable people
  • Bishops, synods and all who lead the church
  • 15th: All consumers as they are the lifeblood of our economic life and the employment they bring to all of us
  • 22nd: Those made unhappy and depressed through our materialist society, all those who are sad because of the relentless desire to possess
  • 29th: The cancellation of debt and for an end to world poverty, for those nations of the world burdened by unpayable debts.
  • 15th: The mission, ministry and congregational life of St John’s Church, Lacey Green.
  • 22nd: The mission, ministry and congregational life of the Baptist Church in Princes Risborough
  • 29th: The Red Lion PH at Whiteleaf and The Plough at Cadsden.
  • 15th: Kings Oak Close & Long Meadow Close (MR) Church Lane & Church Street (PR)
  • 22nd: Pilgrim’s Close & Little Ham Lane (MR) Greenway cottages & Grovers Court (PR)
  •  29th: Staddle Stones & Kop Hill (PR) Trout Hollow (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • 15th Flora Skinner, Robert Hartle, Alan Thomas
    • 22nd Winifred Wakefield, Anne Minter, David Vere, Stella Cornford, Sid Howard  
    • 29th Trevor Calvert, Gerald Brock, Elisabeth McGown
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.           www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices


Newsletter – Early copy date
The copy date for the next Newsletter is 8th May.  Please send entries to Morna Hinch at morna.hinch@btinternet.com or John McKay at penserve@gmail.com. Many thanks.

Evening Events at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick
The first of these evenings is a talk by Dr David Royston on Gardens in Health Care: From Herbs to Healing: a history of plants in medicine on Tuesday 24th April, 7.30pm. To reserve a seat please visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk or take your chance on the night. Contributions are asked of £5 per person per evening, payable on the door, to cover costs including wine and soft drinks. The next event with be a musical evening with local acoustic guitarist Wilber Sears on Friday 11th May at 7.30pm. For full details of these and future evenings please look at the notice in the porch or the advert in the church newsletter

St. Dunstan’s Gourmet Family BBQ May 20th
Sunday May 20th 12 noon for 12.30 (with children’s games and activities). Award winning and locally sourced ‘pulled pork’, sausages and burgers from Orchard View Farm. Tickets are £8 (children 18 and under £2). Additional food can be purchased on the day! A complimentary drink will be served. Tickets from Susanne Carr 01844 346827 or Rachel Ungi 07970 043117. Please advise in advance of any special dietary requirements e.g. gluten free, vegetarian etc. Please bring a chair to sit outside if fine weather. A list is now up in the porch for people to sign if they can provide a salad or dessert.

Events Team – more volunteers required
St. Dunstan’s prides itself on running a wide ranging series of events throughout the year to engage with the wider community. There are usually about 8 meetings each year and events include concerts, cream teas, film nights and the fun day. Without obligation, if you are intersted in helping out please have a chat with James. Thank you

Fancy an evening out in Marlow?
Following their election as churchwardens, Johanna Powell and Margaret Hunnibell are due to be formally admitted in to their role as churchwardens at a service at All Saints Church, Marlow on Monday May 14th at 7.30pm. If you are interested in coming to support them please let Johanna or Margaret know by Sunday April 29th.

Flower Festival items required
We would like to borrow the following for use in the Flower Festival: Push lawnmower, early computer e.g. Sinclair, BBC etc. old fashioned film projector & metal film cans, large wooden bobbins/reels, walking sticks, hockey sticks, badminton racquets, snooker cues, rounder’s bats, garden books. Please contact Gwen Miles 01844 345230

Flower Festival Concert – Saturday June 9th at 7.30pm
The Manor House String Quartet present an evening of classical music including Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’, Vivaldi’s ‘summer from ‘the Four Seasons’ and Delibes’ ‘Flower Duet’. Tickets £10 from Sally’s sewing box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Johanna Powell 01844 343996 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink

Day Trip to the National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral, Wednesday August 15th
This years’ parish visit will be to the beautiful and poignant National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, in the morning, and after lunch to the stunning cathedral at nearby Lichfield. The visit to the Arboretum is free but donations are appreciated. There is an optional guided walk (£3) or land train (£5) with a pre-recorded commentary that needs to be booked in advance. A guided tour is included in the price of the trip to the cathedral and it is hoped to be able to attend Choral Evensong sung by a visiting choir. The coach will leave the lay-by in Monks Risborough at 8:00 am and return there at approximately 8.45 pm stopping for a comfort break on both the outward and return journey. Please bring a picnic lunch and tea or enjoy the refreshments at the Arboretum and in the city of Lichfield. The cost of the trip is £22 (children £11.00) plus an extra £3 or £5 if you wish to book a place on the guided walk/land train. Please book early to avoid disappointment by contacting Rev James Tomkins (01844) 275944 jamestomkins@btinternet.com and sending your cheque payable to ‘Monks Risborough PCC’ to the Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE specifying if you wish to book a guided walk or the land train.

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Thursday only for the next few weeks (April 19th and 26th). Everyone welcome


Wed 18th April 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th April 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys restarts
Sat 21st April 7.30pm St Marys Lighthouse Quiz (see notices)
Sun 22nd April 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 24th April 9.15am walking group (meets in the A4010 lay-by)
7.30pm Talk at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick (see notices)
Thurs 26th April 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in the church)
2.00pm Knitters & natterers (church hall)
Sun 29th April 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 30th April 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 3rd May 9.30am Holy Communion 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 6th May 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism     
2.30pm Naming/blessing/baptism
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 10th May
Ascension Day
9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Risborough School Service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Talk: ‘First in last out’ – a history of the RAF’s mobile Air Movement Squadron by David Powell: Everyone welcome (church hall)
Fri 11th May 11.00 am WW1 Commemoration at the war memorial (Mill Lane)
7.30pm An evening of music with guitarist Wilber Sears at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick (see notices)
Sun 13th May 10.00am Parish Communion
11.30am Holy Communion, Owlswick (BCP)
6.00pm Evensong


Monday, 9 April 2018

Pew Sheet 8th April 2018

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers and children meet in the church hall during the service where coffee and squash is served afterwards.

Sunday 8th April

Second Sunday of Easter


he Lord encourages us to believe and trust right where we are, not in some ideal future. As we worship, let us realise that the God who loves us is with us right here and now.


10.00am Parish Communion and Baptism of Jack and Bethany Briance

Gospel: John 20 v 19-end
The disciples are locked away for fear of the authorities. Jesus appears and turns fear into rejoicing. In the face of Thomas’ initial unbelief, the Lord commends those who believe, despite never having seen the risen Lord.

Hymns: 25, 964, 334, 503
Communion: 47, 166, 35, 67
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion

First Reading: Acts 4 v 32-35
The fruits of Jesus’ ministry are seen in the infant Church – in unity, power, grace and generosity.

Gospel: John 20 v 19-end

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Genesis 3.8-15
Second Reading: Galatians 4.1-5
Hymns 433, 579, 754
Psalm 85

Prayer of the Week
God of life, source of all faith, through the waters of baptism you have raised us up in Jesus and given us life that endures. Day by day refine our faith, that we who have not seen the Christ may truly confess him as our Lord and God, and share the blessings of those who believe. Grant this through Jesus Christ, the resurrection and the life, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen


Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • An end to the murders on the streets of London
  • The success of the Commonwealth Games in Australia
  • Music shops and for the gift of music in our lives on demand through electronic goods.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough. 
  • Courtmoor Close (MR) Berndene Rise & Berryfield Road (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard, Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Brenda Ridgley, Pamela Miller
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Joan Minns, Chrissie Hollingdale, May Murdoch, Ivy Aldous, Rita Woodwards, 

Please remember the charities that the parish supports
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed.
www.whitechapel.org.uk

Notices


Triple edition Pewsheet
There will be a triple edition of the pew sheet to cover April 15th/22nd/29th. Please bear this in mind when submitting notices.

Trip to Calibre Audio Library April 12th
Calibre, at Weston Turville, provides audio books for visually impaired people. If you would like to come on a tour of the library please get in touch. Rosemary 344417.

Visit to the National Gallery – April 14th
This second and final tour is now full. A couple of places may become available so it is worth letting Susanne Carr know that you are interested in case of any cancellations (01844 346827), susannecarr2168@aol.com or text 07980519421. The tour will meet in the foyer of the Sainsbury Wing to start at 11am.

Sunday April 15th – Church Photograph (rescheduled)
After the 10 am service can you stay for a few minutes so that a photograph of the whole congregation can be taken to update the website and to use for grant applications. Thank you. James

Lighthouse Quiz – Saturday 21st April 2018
St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, prompt 7:30 pm start, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles (no red wine as it can stain the flooring), Raffle and Heads and Tails Game, offers of Raffle Prizes greatly appreciated, tables of eight, to book a table contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286, booking essential.

Evening Events at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick
The first of these evenings is a talk by Dr David Royston on Gardens in Health Care: From Herbs to Healing: a history of plants in medicine on Tuesday 24th April, 7.30pm. To reserve a seat please visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rosalind-wates or contact Roz Wates on 01844 274427 or roz@rosalindwates.co.uk or take your chance on the night. Contributions are asked of £5 per person per evening, payable on the door, to cover costs including wine and soft drinks. The next event with be a musical evening with local acoustic guitarist Wilber Sears on Friday 11th May at 7.30pm. For full details of these and future evenings please look at the notice in the porch or the advert in the church newsletter.

St. Dunstan’s Gourmet Family BBQ May 20th
Sunday May 20th 12 noon for 12.30 (with children’s games and activities). Award winning and locally sourced ‘pulled pork’, sausages and burgers from Orchard View Farm. Tickets are £8 (children 18 and under £2). Additional food can be purchased on the day! A complimentary drink will be served. Tickets from Susanne Carr 01844 346827 or Rachel Ungi 07970 043117. Please advise in advance of any special dietary requirements e.g. gluten free, vegetarian etc. Please bring a chair to sit outside if fine weather. A list will be put up in the porch for people to sign if they can provide a salad or dessert.

Events Team – more volunteers required
St. Dunstan’s prides itself on running a wide ranging series of events throughout the year to engage with the wider community. There are usually about 8 meetings each year and events include concerts, cream teas, film nights and the fun day. Without obligation, if you are intersted in helping out please have a chat with James. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Fancy an evening out in Marlow?
Following their election as churchwardens, Johanna Powell and Margaret Hunnibell are due to be formally admitted in to their role as churchwardens at a service at All Saints Church, Marlow on Monday May 14th at 7.30pm. If you are interested in coming to support them please let Johanna or Margaret know by Sunday April 29th.

Day Trip to the National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral, Wednesday August 15th
This years’ parish visit will be to the beautiful and poignant National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, in the morning, and after lunch to the stunning cathedral at nearby Lichfield. The visit to the Arboretum is free but donations are appreciated. There is an optional guided walk (£3) or land train (£5) with a pre-recorded commentary that needs to be booked in advance. A guided tour is included in the price of the trip to the cathedral and it is hoped to be able to attend Choral Evensong sung by a visiting choir. The coach will leave the lay-by in Monks Risborough at 8:00 am and return there at approximately 8.45 pm stopping for a comfort break on both the outward and return journey. Please bring a picnic lunch and tea or enjoy the refreshments at the Arboretum and in the city of Lichfield. The cost of the trip is £22 (children £11.00) plus an extra £3 or £5 if you wish to book a place on the guided walk/land train. Please book early to avoid disappointment by contacting Rev James Tomkins (01844) 275944 jamestomkins@btinternet.com and sending your cheque payable to ‘Monks Risborough PCC’ to the Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE specifying if you wish to book a guided walk or the land train.

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 9th April 8.00pm PCC Meeting (church hall)
Wed 11th April 11.00am WW1 Act of Commemoration at the war memorial
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Pilgrim Study Course at The Rectory
Thurs 12th April 9.30am Holy Communion
Fri 13th April 11.00am Memorial Service for Pam Miller
1.45pm Cremation of Brenda Ridgley,
Chilterns Crematorium (Milton Chapel)
Sat 14th April 11.00am Wedding (Owlswick Chapel)
Sun 15th April 10.00am Parish Communion (rescheduled parish photograph)
3.00pm Cherry Tree Nursing Home Communion, Saunderton
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Wed 18th April 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th April 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys restarts
Sat 21st April 7.30pm St Marys Lighthouse Quiz (see notices)
Sun 22nd April 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 24th April 7.30pm Talk at St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick (see notices)
Thurs 26th April 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 29th April 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 30th April 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Thurs 3rd May 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 6th May 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism     
2.30pm Naming/blessing/baptism service
6.00pm Evensong

Friday, 23 March 2018

Pew Sheet 25th March 2018

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibell01@gmail.com

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am service.

Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday – Holy Week begins


Today we remember that we can trust God even if our lives are not going as we would like, and even if we do not understand why. God’s ways are different to our ways, but our heavenly Father’s plans are infinitely wiser and better.

10.00 am Procession (from A4010 lay-by), Passion Narrative and Parish Communion

First Reading: Isaiah 50.4-9a
God’s servant endures abuse from others but knows God will vindicate him.

Second Reading: Philippians 2.5-11
Paul encourages the Philippian Church to follow Christ’s example and serve others.

Gospel: Mark 14.1-15.end
How Christ suffered for us is laid bare in these verses from his betrayal to his agonising death.

Hymns: 905, 394, 683, 663
Communion: 34, 482, 938
Psalm: 31v10-20

3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
First Reading: Isaiah 5.1-7
Second Reading: Mark 12.1-12
Hymns 439, 84, 95, 445
Psalm 69v1-6

Prayer of the Week
O God of eternal glory, you anointed Jesus your servant to bear our sins, to encourage the weary, to raise up and restore the fallen. Keep before our eyes the splendour of the paschal mystery of Christ, and, by our sharing in the passion and resurrection, seal our lives with the victorious sign of his obedience and exaltation. We ask this through Christ, our liberator from sin, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God for ever and ever. Amen

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Those elected as Churchwardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members at this year’s Annual Meetings
  • Those areas of the world where war and violence are a daily reality such as Syria and Yemen
  • Those facing suicide or who feel desperately alone; for the work of the Samaritans and others who provide support
  • Speen CE First School, its pupils, staff, head and governors.
  • Sawmill Road (L) Dairymeade (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard
  • The recently departed:
    • Brenda Ridgley
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Doreen Argue, Bryan Corsham, Pat Mills, Peter Frith, Julian Girling-Green, Dora Hobson, Winnie Smith, Francis Butt, John Newport, Kym Norris

Please remember the charities that the parish supports
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices


Christian Aid Soup Lunch
Very many thanks to the soup-makers, kitchen staff and patient customers who helped raise nearly £165 .That could provide seven families with a goat each giving them milk to drink and sell. Rosemary Woodward-Court.

Walk of Witness
As per last year we’ll leave the A4010 lay-by at 10.30 with a simple wooden cross and make our way via The Avenue (10.45 approx.) and Berryfield Road (10.55 approx.) to meet outside the Elim Church in Bell Street, Princes Risborough for a short service of worship at 11.15am. You are very welcome to join all or part of the walk or make your way straight to the time of worship. James

Easter Lilies in Memory of a Loved One
Once again there is the opportunity for parishioners to donate the cost of an Easter lily as part of an arrangement in memory of a loved one. If you would like to take part, please write your name and IN BLOCK CAPITALS the person(s) whom you wish to remember, on the list in the Church or contact Jenny Masterton-Smith on 01844 273538 or Gwen Miles on 01844 345230. To make your donation, please put your contribution into a blue gift aid envelope and write “Easter Lily” on it (with your name & address on, if you are a taxpayer). Please put the envelope into the wooden chest on the pillar or hand it to Anne White/James Tomkins

Easter Day Choral Evensong, April 1ST at 6 pm
There will be a special ‘choral’ Evensong at St. Dunstan’s featuring choirs from local churches. There will be jubilant hymns to sing and two inspiring anthems to listen to. Please come to round off your Easter Day celebrations.

Defibrillator Training Course, April 4th, 7.00 - 8.30pm
Hopefully you’ll never need to use a defibrillator but there are number of these in and around Risborough and by attending this short course in the church hall you could save someone’s life. The defibrillators are very simple to use and further details of the course can be found in the church porch. Please let James know if you’d like to come.

Visit to the National Gallery – April 14th
This second and final tour is now full. A couple of places may become available so it is worth letting Susanne Carr know that you are interested in case of any cancellations (01844 346827), susannecarr2168@aol.com or text 07980519421. The tour will meet in the foyer of the Sainsbury Wing to start at 11am.

Lighthouse Quiz – Saturday 21st April 2018
St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, prompt 7:30 pm start, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles (no red wine as it can stain the flooring), Raffle and Heads and Tails Game, offers of Raffle Prizes greatly appreciated, tables of eight, to book a table contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286, booking essential.

Events Team – more volunteers required
St. Dunstan’s prides itself on running a wide ranging series of events throughout the year to engage with the wider community. The more people that become involved in the team the more the load can be shared amongst all of the members of the team. There are usually about 8 meetings each year and events include concerts, cream teas, film nights and the fun day. Without obligation, if you are intersted in helping out please have a chat with James. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Fancy an evening out in Marlow?
Following their election as churchwardens, Johanna Powell and Margaret Hunnibell are due to be formally admitted in to their role as churchwardens at a service at All Saints Church, Marlow on Monday May 14th at 7.30pm. Apart from the prospect of an evening walk by the River Thames, if you come along you’ll be showing your support to them in what is always an enjoyable and intriguing service as the office of churchwarden is the oldest elected office in England. If you are interested in coming please let Johanna or Margaret know by Sunday April 29th.


The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 26th March 8.00pm Stations of the Cross
Tues 27th March 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
8.00pm Compline (night prayer)                      
Wed 28th March 9.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Easter’ Service
8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Thurs 29th March



Maundy Thursday
9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Easter’ service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys  (resumes April 19th)
8.00pm Parish Communion with hand washing and stripping of the altar
Fri 30th March

Good Friday
10.30/11.15am Churches Together ‘Walk of Witness’ (see notices)
2.00pm Service of Readings and Reflection
Sun 1st April
Easter Day
6.00am Sunrise Service at Whiteleaf Cross (with bacon rolls & hot drinks)
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Easter Egg hunt
6.00pm Choral Evensong with choirs from local churches
Wed 4th April 7.00pm Defibrillator Training Course in the church hall (see notices)
Thurs 5th April 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
Sun 8th April 10.00am Parish Communion and Baptisms
11.30am Holy Communion (BCP), Owlswick
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 9th April 8.00pm PCC Meeting (church hall)
Wed 11th April 11.00am WW1 Act of Commemoration at the war memorial
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Pilgrim Study Course at The Rectory
Thurs 12th April 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 14th April 11.00am Wedding (Owlswick Chapel)
Sun 15th April 10.00am Parish Communion (rescheduled parish photograph)
3.00pm Cherry Tree Nursing Home Communion, Saunderton
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 18th April 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 19th April 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sat 21st April 7.30pm St Marys Lighthouse Quiz (see notices)
Sun 22nd April 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Owlswick

 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Pew Sheet 18th March 2018

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am service.

Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

Today is often known as Passion Sunday and marks the beginning of the costly two weeks leading up to Easter. The focus is on the cost of discipleship.

10.00am Parish Communion (church photo afterwards)

First Reading: Jeremiah 31.31-34
God is not finished with the disobedient people but makes a new start with them.

Second Reading: Hebrews 5.5-10
Christ was given to humanity by God, so that through his prayers everyone could be restored to God’s company.

Gospel: John 12.12-16
Jesus enters Jerusalem and the crowds hail him as their long-awaited Messiah

Hymns: 16, 626, 394 (vs. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 11)
Communion: 165, 206, 931
Psalm: 51v1-13

3.00pm Home Communion (Cherry Trees Nursing Home)

6.00pm Evensong

First Reading: Hosea 11.1-9
Second Reading: Luke 2.41-end
Hymns 723, 130, 327 Psalm 132.1-7

6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group
(Princes Risborough Methodist Church)

Prayer of the Week
In our hearts, O God, you have written a covenant of grace, sealed by the obedience of Jesus your Son. Raise us up with Christ, the grain fallen to earth that yields a harvest of everlasting life. Bring us to glorify your name by following faithfully where he has led. We ask this through Christ, our deliverance and hope, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God for ever and ever. Amen

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Those being elected as Churchwardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members at this year’s Annual Meetings
  • Those affected by the poisoning in Salisbury, that the use of chemical weapons may cease worldwide
  • Members of the armed forces, especially those serving overseas under the United Nations mandate
  • Longwick CE Combined School, its pupils, staff, head and governors.
  • Windsor Hill (PR) Crownfield & Wycombe Road (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Doris Gomme, Anne Frow, Helen Keeping, John McMullan, Minnie Greig, David Stevens, Geoffrey Carter, Brian Copcutt, Harry 'Whistle' Loveridge

Please remember the charities that the parish supports
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices


Sunday March 18th – Church Photograph
After the 10 am service can you stay for a few minutes so that a photograph of the whole congregation can be taken to update the website and to use for grant applications. Thank you. James


Annual Church Meetings: Monday March 19th
These will take place on in St. Dunstan’s. Drinks will be served from 7.30pm and the meeting will start at 8pm. Please can you make every effort to attend. Paper copies of the agenda and annual report are available from the table by the south door and in St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick. All of the papers are also available on the church website www.stdunstanschurch.com James

St Dunstan’s Flower Festival Spring Lecture
“The Tradescants” – Plant Collectors and Gardeners of the early 17th century by Joanne Kidd on Wednesday 21st March 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at Monks Risborough Primary School. Cost £8. Tickets from Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough, Jenny (01844 273838) or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
 
Walk of Witness
As per last year we’ll leave the A4010 lay-by at 10.30 with a simple wooden cross and make our way via The Avenue (10.45 approx.) and Berryfield Road (10.55 approx.) to meet outside the Elim Church in Bell Street, Princes Risborough for a short service of worship at 11.15am. You are very welcome to join all or part of the walk or make your way straight to the time of worship. James

Easter Lilies in Memory of a Loved One
Once again there is the opportunity for parishioners to donate the cost of an Easter lily as part of an arrangement in memory of a loved one. If you would like to take part, please write your name and IN BLOCK CAPIATLS the person(s) whom you wish to remember, on the list in the Church or contact Jenny Masterton-Smith on 01844 273538 or Gwen Miles on 01844 345230. To make your donation, please put your contribution into a blue gift aid envelope and write “Easter Lily” on it (with your name & address on, if you are a taxpayer). Please put the envelope into the wooden chest on the pillar or hand it to Anne White/James Tomkins

Easter Day Choral Evensong, April 1ST at 6 pm
There will be a special ‘choral’ Evensong at St. Dunstan’s featuring choirs from local churches. There will be jubilant hymns to sing and two inspiring anthems to listen to. Please come along to round off your Easter Day celebrations.

Defibrillator Training Course, April 4th, 7.00 - 8.30pm
Hopefully you’ll never need to use a defibrillator but there are number of these in and around Risborough and by attending this short course in the church hall you could save someone’s life. The defibrillators are very simple to use and further details of the course can be found in the church porch. Please let James know if you would like to come.

Visit to the National Gallery – April 14th
Susanne Carr, a leading art historian and author of several books is again leading a group around the National Gallery (nearest tube station is Charing Cross) on an hour long tour. Numbers are limited to 15 places. If you are interested, please contact Susanne to book your place even if your name is on the waiting list (01844 346827), susannecarr2168@aol.com or text 07980519421. The tour will meet in the foyer of the Sainsbury Wing to start at 11am.

Lighthouse Quiz – Saturday 21st April 2018
St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, prompt 7:30 pm start, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles (no red wine as it can stain the flooring), Raffle and Heads and Tails Game, offers of Raffle Prizes greatly appreciated, tables of eight, to book a table contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286, booking essential.

Monday Bible Club – Monks Risborough School
Since November a small team of people have been running a lunchtime ‘Bible’ club (12.40 to 1.10pm) at Monks Risborough School for children aged 5 to 7. It is great fun with little or no preparation time required. If you are interested in helping out please speak with either James (275944)
.

The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome


Mon 19th March 7.30/8.00pm Annual Church Meetings (see notices)
Wed 21st March 2.30pm Friendship Group
7.30/8.00 pm Flower Festival lecture (see notices)
Thurs 22nd March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters (and natterers) in the church hall)
Sun 25th March

Palm Sunday


Holy Week begins
Clocks have gone forward 1 hour
10.00am Parish Communion, Passion Narrative Procession starting from the A4010 lay-by
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 26th March 8.00pm Stations of the Cross
Tues 27th March 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
8.00pm Compline (night prayer)                     
Wed 28th March 9.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Easter’ Service
8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Thurs 29th March

Maundy Thursday
9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Easter’ service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys  (resumes April 19th)
8.00pm Parish Communion with hand washing and stripping of the altar
Fri 30th March

Good Friday
10.30/11.15am Churches Together ‘Walk of Witness’ (see notices)
2.00pm Service of Readings and Reflection
Sun 1st April

Easter Day
6.00am Sunrise Service at Whiteleaf Cross (with bacon rolls & hot drinks)
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Easter Egg hunt
6.00pm Choral Evensong with choirs from local churches
Wed 4th April 7.00pm Defibrillator Training Course in the church hall (see notices)
Thurs 5th April 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
Sun 8th April 10.00am Parish Communion and Baptisms
11.30am Holy Communion (BCP), Owlswick
6.00pm Evensong

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Pew Sheet 11th March 2018

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am service.

Sunday 11th March

Mothering Sunday

 

When a mother looks at her new-born child, all her petty preoccupations dissolve in love. Whether we are parents or not, this Mothering Sunday we are asking God to teach us that raw, pure quality of love.

10.00am All Age Mothering Sunday Service without Communion
Hymns 450, 825, 334, 332, 856, 631

11.15am WW1 Act of Commemoration (war memorial)

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
First Reading: Exodus 2.1-10
Second Reading: John 19.25b-27

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Numbers 21.4-9
Second Reading: John 3.14-21
Hymns 323, Psalm 107, 458. 516

Prayer of the Week
God of love, passionate and strong, tender and careful:
watch over us and hold us all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Those churches which have nurtured/’mothered’ us in our lives
  • Continuous improvements in relationships between North and South Korea   
  • Air, sea and mountain rescue organisations especially the RNLI remembering those who have lost their lives in the service of others
  • All teachers, lecturers and other staff in schools and colleges. Good parent-teacher relationships.  PTAs
  • Homes and families of those belonging to our churches living outside the Team 
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Ethel Seager, Agnes Bowell, Alan Laken, Eddy Tranter, John Clegg
Please remember the charities that the parish supports
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices

 

Super Soup lunch, Friday March 16th
In support of Christian Aid this will take place in the church hall from 12.15-1.45 pm. Homemade soup, crusty bread and a hot drink £4.50. If you are able to make a soup for our Christian Aid Lunch on March 16th or if you would prefer to help with serving it /washing up, please let me know. Sue Ingram will also be there selling her ever popular Phoenix cards etc. Many thanks Rosemary 344417

Sunday March 18th – Church Photograph
After the 10 am service can you stay for a few minutes so that a photograph of the whole congregation can be taken to update the website and to use for grant applications. Thank you. James


Annual Church Meetings: Monday March 19th
These will take place on in St. Dunstan’s. Drinks will be served from 7.30pm and the meeting will start at 8pm. Please can you make every effort to attend. Paper copies of the agenda and annual report are available from the table by the south door and in St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick. All of the papers are also available on the church website www.stdunstanschurch.com James

St Dunstan’s Flower Festival Spring Lecture
“The Tradescants” – Plant Collectors and Gardeners of the early 17th century by Joanne Kidd on Wednesday 21st March 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at Monks Risborough Primary School. Cost £8. Tickets from Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough, Jenny (01844 273838) or
www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
 
Walk of Witness
As per last year we’ll leave the A4010 lay-by at 10.30 with a simple wooden cross and make our way via The Avenue (10.45 approx.) and Berryfield Road (10.55 approx.) to meet outside the Elim Church in Bell Street, Princes Risborough for a short service of worship at 11.15am. You are very welcome to join all or part of the walk or make your way straight to the time of worship. James

Easter Lilies in Memory of a Loved One
Once again there is the opportunity for parishioners to donate the cost of an Easter lily as part of an arrangement in memory of a loved one. If you would like to take part, please write your name and IN BLOCK CAPIATLS the person(s) whom you wish to remember, on the list in the Church or contact Jenny Masterton-Smith on 01844 273538 or Gwen Miles on 01844 345230. To make your donation, please put your contribution into a blue gift aid envelope and write “Easter Lily” on it (with your name & address on, if you are a taxpayer). Please put the envelope into the wooden chest on the pillar or hand it to Anne White/James Tomkins

Defibrillator Training Course, April 4th
If you are interested in attending this course please speak to James. Details can be found in the church porch. The course will run from 7-8.30 pm in the church hall.

Visit to the National Gallery – April 14th
Susanne Carr, a leading art historian and author of several books is again leading a group around the National Gallery (nearest tube station is Charing Cross) on an hour long tour. Numbers are limited to 15 places. If you are interested, please contact Susanne to confirm your place even if your name is on the waiting list (01844 346827), susannecarr2168@aol.com or text 07980519421. The tour will meet in the foyer to start at 11am

Lighthouse Quiz – Saturday 21st April 2018
St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, prompt 7:30 pm start, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles (no red wine as it can stain the flooring), Raffle and Heads and Tails Game, offers of Raffle Prizes greatly appreciated, tables of eight, to book a table contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286, booking essential.

More grass cutters required for the churchyard
The time commitment is about two to three hours each fortnight during the growing season. If you would like to find out more about what’s involved please speak with James.

Monday Bible Club – Monks Risborough School
Since November a small team of people have been running a lunchtime ‘Bible’ club (12.40 to 1.10pm) at Monks Risborough School for children aged 5 to 7. It is great fun with little or no preparation time required. If you are interested in helping out please speak with either James (275944)
.

The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 12th March 8.00pm Silent Prayer meeting (church hall)
Thurs 15th March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Pilgrim Course at The Rectory
Fri 16th March 12.15pm Super Soup lunch (see notices)
2.00pm Marriage Blessing
Sun 18th Match
Passion Sunday
10.00am Parish Communion (church photograph afterwards)
3.00pm Home Communion (Cherry Trees Nursing Home)      
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Mon 19th March 7.30/8.00pm Annual Church Meetings (see notices)
Wed 21st March 2.30pm Friendship Group
7.30/8.00 pm Flower Festival lecture (see notices)
Thurs 22nd March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters (and natterers) in the church hall)
Sun 25th March
Palm Sunday

Holy Week begins
10.00am Parish Communion, Passion Narrative Procession starting from the A4010 lay-by
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 26th March 8.00pm Stations of the Cross
Tues 27th March 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
8.00pm Compline (night prayer)                     
Wed 28th March 9.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Easter’ Service
8.00pm Compline (night prayer)
Thurs 29th March
Maundy Thursday
9.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Monks Risborough School ‘Easter’ service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
8.00pm Parish Communion with hand washing and stripping of the altar
Fri 30th March
Good Friday
10.30/11.15am Churches Together ‘Walk of Witness’ (see notices)
2.00pm Service of Readings and Reflection
Sun 1st April
Easter Day
6.00am Sunrise Service at Whiteleaf Cross (with bacon rolls & hot drinks)
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Easter Egg hunt
6.00pm Choral Evensong with choirs from local churches
Wed 4th April 7.00pm Defibrillator Training Course in the church hall (see notices)

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Pew Sheet 4th March 2018

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Coffee and squash is served in the church hall after the 10.00am service.

Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

 

Let us worship God in pureness of heart, resisting all distraction and ready to present our minds and bodies as a living sacrifice.


8.00am Holy Communion
First Reading Exodus 20.1-17
Second Reading John 2.13-22

10.00am All Age Family Communion
and Baptism of Oscar Russell

Hymns 503, 563, 25, 108
Communion 285 (verse 1 only), 838, 166, 212

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading Exodus 5.1-6.1
Second Reading Philippians 3.4b-14
Hymns 169, Psalm 11, 297, 316

Prayer of the Week
Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • The victims of the continuing civil way in Syria, especially the area of Eastern Ghouta, that there may be access to humanitarian aid and a constructive path to peace  
  • The government and the European Union in their continuing negotiations and decisions regarding Brexit  
  • The safety of those travelling on roads or staying at home during wintry weather
  • Oscar Russell, his parents and godparents at the start of Oscar’s Christian journey
  • Hospital Chaplains, for their difficult and demanding role, that they may be supported by others  especially through prayers
  • Bucks University College. Young people from this area away at university
  • The Avenue (PR) Oddley Lane (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin, Teri Parker
  • The recently departed:
    • Ian Turner, Pete Smith
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Chris Broadmeadow, Ethel Galley, Jasmine Cawley, Marjorie Browne, Pam Mason

Please remember the charities that the parish supports
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.     www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices

 

Risborough Car Parking Review
An informal consultation is taking place at St. Mary’s Church Hall on Wednesday March 7th from 3pm to 8pm as part of the second phase of reviewing car parking arrangements in Monks/Princes Risborough. One of the suggestions concerns extending the junction protection markings at the junction of St. Dunstan’s Close with Mill Lane. Full details can be found on http://www.risborough.org/princes-risborough-parking-review/ There is also the option to email risborough.parking.review2018@gmail.com or complete an online survey to leave anonymous responses at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q7JNJZH James


St Dunstan’s Flower Festival Spring Lectures
“Green & Pleasant Lands” – A History of British Gardens from the Romans to the present day by Joanne Kidd now Wednesday 7th March 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School Cost £8
“The Tradescants” – Plant Collectors and Gardeners of the early 17th century by Joanne Kidd on Wednesday 21st March 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School. Cost £8.
Tickets from Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough, Jenny (01844 273838) or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
 
Newsletter
Copy date for the next Newsletter is 10th March.  Please send entries to Morna at morna.hinch@btinternet.com or John McKay at penserve@gmail.com

Super Soup lunch, Friday March 16th
In support of Christian Aid this will take place in the church hall from 12.15-1.45 pm. Homemade soup, crusty bread and a hot drink £4.50. If you are able to make a soup for our Christian Aid Lunch on March 16th or if you would prefer to help with serving it /washing up, please let me know. Many thanks Rosemary 344417


Sunday March 18th – Church Photograph
After the 10 am service can you stay for a few minutes so that a photograph of the whole congregation can be taken to update the website and to use for grant applications. Thank you. James


Annual Church Meetings: Monday March 19th
These will take place on in St. Dunstan’s. Drinks will be served from 7.30pm and the meeting will start at 8pm. Please can you make every effort to attend. Paper copies of the agenda and annual report are available from the table by the south door and in St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick. All of the papers are also available on the church website www.stdunstanschurch.com James

Easter Lilies in Memory of a Loved One
Once again there is the opportunity for parishioners to donate the cost of an Easter lily as part of an arrangement in memory of a loved one. If you would like to take part, please write your name and IN BLOCK CAPITALS the person(s) whom you wish to remember, on the list in the Church or contact Jenny Masterton-Smith on 01844 273538 or Gwen Miles on 01844 345230. To make your donation, please put your contribution into a blue gift aid envelope and write “Easter Lily” on it (with your name & address on, if you are a taxpayer). Please put the envelope into the wooden chest on the pillar or hand it to Anne White/James Tomkins

Lighthouse Quiz – Saturday 21st April 2018
St Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, prompt 7:30 pm start, cost £5, bring your own drinks and nibbles (no red wine as it can stain the flooring), Raffle and Heads and Tails Game, offers of Raffle Prizes greatly appreciated, tables of eight, to book a table contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286, booking essential.

More grass cutters required for the churchyard
The time commitment is about two to three hours each fortnight during the growing season. If you would like to find out more about what’s involved please speak with James.

Churchwarden and Deanery Synod vacancy
We need to find a suitable person to be the second churchwarden. The primary role of churchwardens is attending most of the 10 am services on a Sunday morning and at major festivals, and to have a concern for the church, its people and its buildings. Charlie is very willing to carry on helping out with practical and maintenance issues such as the church boiler and the lawnmowers so this will lighten the load. There is also a vacancy for the Deanery Synod which acts as a link between the local church and Diocese. The synod meets 3 times a year and means that you automatically become a member of St. Dunstan’s Church Council (PCC) which meets 8/9 times each year on a Monday evening. If you are interested in filling either of these roles please speak with James.


The Next Few Weeks 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 5th March 12 noon Funeral of Ian Turner
Wed 7th March 7.30/8.00pm Flower Festival Lecture (rescheduled)
Thurs 8th March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship Communion service followed by AGM and talk
Sun 11th March
Mothering Sunday
10.00am All Age Mothering Sunday Service without Communion 
11.15 WW1 Act of Commemoration (war memorial)
11.30am Owlswick BCP Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 12th March 8.00pm Silent Prayer meeting
Thurs 15th March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Pilgrim Course at The Rectory
Fri 16th March 12.15pm Super Soup lunch (see notices)
Sun 18th Match
Passion Sunday
10.00am Parish Communion
(church photograph afterwards)
3.00pm Home Communion (Cherry Trees Nursing Home)      
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Mon 19th March 7.30/8.00pm Annual Church Meetings (see notices)
Wed 21st March 2.30pm Friendship Group
7.30/8.00 pm Flower Festival lecture (see notices)
Thurs 22nd March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
2.00pm Knitters (and natterers – church hall)
Sun 25th March
Palm Sunday

Holy Week begins
10.00am Parish Communion, Passion Narrative Procession starting from the A4010 lay-by
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 26th March 8.00pm Stations of the Cross
Tues 27th March 8.00pm Compline

Friday, 23 February 2018

Pew Sheet 25th February 2018

St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough
& St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

Churchwardens:
Charlie Fairall 07584 264573 crmfairall@yahoo.co.uk
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna@powellathome.com


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock club for children meet in the church hall during the 10 am service where coffee and squash are served afterwards.

Sunday 25th February

Second Sunday of Lent


10.00am Parish Communion
First Reading: Genesis 17.1-7 & 15-16
Second Reading: Romans 4.13-end
Gospel: Mark 8.31-end

Hymns 573, 629, 97
Psalm 22v23-end
Communion 939, 554, 937
Anthem: Lord, for thy tender mercies sake, R. Farrant

3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
First Reading: Genesis 12.1-9
Second Reading: Hebrews 11.13 & 8-16
Hymns 67, 74, 357, 376
Psalm 135v13-end

Prayer of the Week
Ever-faithful God, you were well pleased with Abraham’s obedience and you accepted the sacrifice of your Son, who gave himself up for the sake of us all. Train us by Christ’s teaching and school us in his obedience, that as we walk his way of sacrifice we may come to share in your glory. We ask this through Christ, our deliverance and hope, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • The victims of the continuing civil way in Syria that there may be access to humanitarian aid and constructive path to peace  
  • The government and the European Union in their continuing negotiations and decisions regarding Brexit  
  • The Anglican Church in Central America
  • Equal rights and dignity for women with the forthcoming Women’s World Day of Prayer
  • School governors and the responsibility they carry for the life of our schools, teachers, pupils and the wider community
  • Speen CE First School, its pupils, staff, head and governors.
  • Sawmill Road (L) Dairymeade (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Rob, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Debbie Cadwallader, Colin
  • The recently departed:
    • David Argue, Ian Turner, Dennis Farrell, Stephanie Hearn, Cynthia McDonald
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Babs Dudley, Evelyn How, Enid Clack, Muriel Birrell, Doreen Roberts, Jean Taylor, Brian Watts, Leslie Morecraft.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports
Rennie Grove House Hospice Care - a charity providing care and support for patients in Herts and Bucks diagnosed with life-limiting illness www.renniegrove.org

 

Notices


Newsletter
Copy date for the next Newsletter is 10th March.  Please send entries to Morna at morna.hinch@btinternet.com or John McKay at penserve@gmail.com

Women's World Day of Prayer March 2nd
This year the service is at 11.00am in St Teresa's Church. If you would like to do a short reading as a St Dunstan's representative please let me know. Rosemary 344417

Updating of Church membership (Electoral Roll)
We are updating the membership list (electoral roll) of St. Dunstan’s and St. Peter’s. The closing date is Friday March 2nd. If you would like a form sent in the post or by email, or if you would like to be taken off the electoral roll, please contact Susanne (01844 342746 / susanned@onetel.com)

St Dunstan’s Flower Festival Spring Lectures
“Green & Pleasant Lands” – A History of British Gardens from the Romans to the present day by Joanne Kidd on Wednesday 28th February 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School Cost £8
“The Tradescants” – Plant Collectors and Gardeners of the early 17th century by Joanne Kidd on Wednesday 21st March 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School. Cost £8.
Tickets from Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough, Jenny (01844 273838) or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
 
Super Soup lunch, Friday March 16th
In support of Christian Aid this will take place in the church hall from 12.15-1.45 pm. Homemade soup, crusty bread and a hot drink £4.50. For more details please contact Rosemary Woodward-Court 344417


Sunday March 18th – Church Photograph
After the 10 am service can you stay for a few minutes so that a photograph of the whole congregation can be taken to update the website and to use for grant applications. Thank you. James

Annual Church Meetings: Monday March 19th
These will take place on in St. Dunstan’s. Drinks will be served from 7.30pm and the meeting will start at 8pm. Please can you make every effort to attend. Paper copies of the agenda and annual report are available from the table by the south door and in St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick. All of the papers are also available on the church website www.stdunstanschurch.com James

Buckinghamshire Day Conference
We are called to be contemplative, compassionate, courageous people and churches of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5.1-12). Everyone from Buckinghamshire is warmly invited to join Bishops Steven and Alan on Saturday 24th March 2018, 10am – 4.30pm at the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP21 8PE. Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day. Please bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential, either through Eventbrite: bucksareaconference.eventbrite.co.uk or by email bucksareaconference@oxford.anglican.org

Easter Lilies in Memory of a Loved One
Once again there is the opportunity for parishioners to donate the cost of an Easter lily as part of an arrangement in memory of a loved one. If you would like to take part, please write your name and IN BLOCK CAPIATLS the person(s) whom you wish to remember, on the list in the Church or contact Jenny Masterton-Smith on 01844 273538 or Gwen Miles on 01844 345230. To make your donation, please put your contribution into a blue gift aid envelope and write “Easter Lily” on it (with your name & address on, if you are a taxpayer). Please put the envelope into the wooden chest on the pillar or hand it to Anne White/James Tomkins

More grass cutters required for the churchyard
The time commitment is about two to three hours each fortnight during the growing season. If you would like to find out more about what’s involved please speak with James.

Churchwarden and Deanery Synod vacancy
We need to find a suitable person to be the second churchwarden. The primary role of churchwardens is to be able to attend most of the 10 am services on a Sunday morning and at major festivals, and to have a concern for the church, its people and its buildings. Charlie is very willing to carry on helping out with practical and maintenance issues such as the church boiler and the lawnmowers so this will lighten the load. There is also a vacancy for the Deanery Synod which acts as a link between the local church and Diocese. The synod meets 3 times a year and means that you automatically become a member of St. Dunstan’s Church Council (PCC) which meets 8/9 times each year on a Monday evening. If you are intersted in filling either of these roles please speak with James.

The Next Few Weeks 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone welcome

Mon 26th Feb 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Tues 27th Feb 9.15am Walking Group meets in the A4010 lay-by
Wed 28th Feb 7.30/8.00pm Flower Festival Lecture in the school hall (see notices)
Thurs 1st March 9.30am Holy Communion with prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
2.30pm Memorial service for David Argue
Fri 2nd March 11.00am Women’s World of Prayer (St. Teresa’s Church – see notices)
1.00pm Funeral of Dennis Farrell
Sun 4th March 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 5th March 12 noon Funeral of Ian Turner
Thurs 8th March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm Fellowship Communion service followed by AGM and talk
Sun 11th March 10.00am All Age Mothering Sunday Service without Communion 
11.15 WW1 Act of Commemoration (war memorial)
11.30am Owlswick Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 12th March 8.00pm Silent Prayer meeting
Thurs 15th March 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Pilgrim Course at The Rectory
Fri 16th March 12.15pm Super Soup lunch (see notices)
Sun 18th Match 10.00am Parish Communion
3.00pm Home Communion (Cherry Trees Nursing Home)      
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Mon 19th March 7.30/8.00pm Annual Church Meetings