Friday, 6 December 2019

Pew Sheet 1st and 8th December 2019

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869. 

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry 


Vicar: vacancy
parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk

Churchwardens:
Johanna Powell 01844 343996 johanna:powellathome.com
Margaret Hunnibell 01844 274366 mehunnibe1101@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.
Please do make use of the children's corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served after the 10:00am service in the church hall.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

***DOUBLE EDITION***

Sunday 1st December 2019
First Advent of Christmas

As we celebrate the beginning of a new church year and look forward to Christmas, we meet to worship the risen Christ, who comes today in word and sacrament.

8:00am Holy Communion
Readings: Isaiah 2 v 1-5, Matthew 24 v 36-44.

10.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
Hymns: 108, sheet, 839, 201, 845, 901, 932, 419

6.00pm Churches Together Service at Elim Church
Hymns: 684, 174, 84; psalm 1

Prayer of the Week:
Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Arnen.


Sunday 8th December 2019 
Second Sunday of Advent

As we continue through Advent we hear the call of John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Lord. We offer our lives to the God who meets us with tender compassion and great mercy.

10.00am Parish Communion
First Reading: Isaiah 11 v 1-10
Second Reading: Romans 15 v 4-13
Gospel: Matthew 3 v 1-12

Hymns: 406, 259, 690, 221
Communion: 156, 633, 949

11:30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Isaiah 11 v 1-10, Matthew 3 v 1-12.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: 1 Kings 18 v 17-39, John 1 v 19-28
Hymns: 527, 70, 691 Psalm: 11

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • Men, women and children who have died as a result of war
  • Governments and politicians that they may promote a world of peace and understanding
  • Those who have been victims of war and those who commit 'war crimes' through violence and terrorism
  • 1st: All those suffering from AIDS and those who are HIV infected, and for all who care for a loved one who is suffering. 
  • 8th : Those who work with the homeless and those living on the streets, for their compassion.
  • 1st: Possibilities of ministry and mission within the Risborough Team. 
  • 8th: The Bishop of Buckingham and The Archdeacon of Buckingham.
  • 1st. Stratton Road & Sycamore House (PR) Skittle Green & Holly Green (B). 
  • 8th: Town Farm Barns (PR) Shootacre Lane (B).
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson,Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge and Joe Ratlidge
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo, Marriette and Veronica Taylor
  • The recently departed: Shobha Mani Hart
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Grace Freed, Barry Mortimer, Joan Pitcher, Roy Lawrence, Elizabeth Bragger, Pat Kimber, Rowland Hill, Audrey Stonell.

    Notices 
  • St Andrew's Christian Bookshop outing on December 4th
    We are leaving from the lay-by at 6.45pm for a trip to the shop in Great Missenden which will include mulled wine and mince pies, returning at 9.00pm. If you would like to go-please contact Rosemary on 344417. 

    Confirmation 'Classes'
    A number of people have recently expressed an interest in being confirmed in the Church of England. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider this please contact the parish office on parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk. The 'classes' usually involve a couple of sessions lasting approximately two hours each.

    Sponsorship required
    My daughter Ellie has taken part in a sponsored hitchhike from Sheffield - she is a student at the university - to Glasgow to raise funds for the Snowdrop project (to support survivors of human trafficking); Molly's Fund (a mental health charity); Target Housing Sheffield and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. If you would like to suooort Ellie. vou can soonsor her bv sendina me an email sueminqram@hotmail.com and I will send you the appropriate link. Thank you, Sue Ingram.

    Christmas Concert with the Chinnor Silver Band
    This will take place on Wednesday December 11th at 8.00 pm. Tickets (El 0) are available from Sally's SewingBox (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Rachel Ungi (761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie

    Better Together: Saturday 14th December in the Church Hall<br /> James' resignation was a shock to all of us and we are all feeling a sense of loss: a bereavement. To help us come, to terms with it, Rob is convening two sessions to give us the opportunity to talk it through. They will be on Saturday 14th December in the hall: the first session from 10 - 11.30am, the second from 2 - 3.30pm.lf you would like to join in, it would help Rob greatly if you could sign the list in the porch, preferably by Sunday 8th. Thank you.

    Candlelight Concert: Saturday 4th January at 7pm
    The Chandos Ensemble return for an evening of music by Vivaldi, Handel and Corelli. Tickets £8 — accompanied children (under 18) £3, available from Penny 07762 880219 or Sally's Sewing Box, Duke St., Princes Risborough or vMw.ticketsource.co.uWst-dunstans-church . Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink included.

    Advent Craft Fayre
    Many thanks to all who helped to make the Advent Craft Fayre such a success. A total of £850 was raised as a result of your efforts. Well done.


    The Next Few Weeks

    Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday,Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays) but only on February during the w/c
    February 11th. Everyone welcome 
  • Sun 1st Dec
    Christingle 1st
    Sunday of Advent
    8.00am Holy Communion
    10.00am All Age Family Service
    Without Communion (Christingle Service)
    6.00pm Churches Together Service at Elim Church
    Thurs 5th Dec
    9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
    Sun 8th Dec
    10.00am Parish Communion
    11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
    6.00pm Evensong
    Wed 11th Dec
    8.00pm Christmas Concert with the Chinnor Silver Band (see notices)
    Thurs 12th Dec
    9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
    7.30pm Fellowship Christmas Party
    Sun 15th Dec
    10.00am Parish Communion
    6.00pm St Dunstan's Nine Lessons and Carol Service
    Thurs 19th Dec
    9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
    Sun 22nd Dec
    10.00am Parish Communion
    3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service
    Tues 24th Dec
    Christmas Eve
    3.00pm Crib Service
    6.00pm Viilage Caroi Service
    11.30pm Midnight Communion
    Weds 25th Dec
    Christmas Day
    8.00am Holy Communion
    10.00am All Age Family Communion
    Sun 29th Dec
    10.00am Parish Communion
    6.00pm Evensong
    Thurs 2nd Jan 2020
    9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
    Sun 5th Jan Epiphany
    8.00am Holy Communion
    10.00am All Age Family Communion
    6.00pm Evensong
    Thurs 9th Jan
    9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys
    Sun 12th Jan
    10.00am Parish Communion
    11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
    6.00pm Evensong
    Thurs 16th Jan
    9.30am Holy Communion
    2.00pm Monks Monkeys

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Pew Sheet 24th November 2019

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

Vicar: vacant
parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk

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

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. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Separate activities are also taking place in the hall for children where coffee and squash will be served afterwards.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 24th November 2019

Christ the King // Sunday before Advent


Our focus for our worship today is confession, for it is only through acknowledgement and repentance that we are able to draw close to Christ our King, whom we honour and
celebrate today.

10.00am Parish Communion 

First Reading: Jeremiah 23 v 1-6
The prophet speaks words of warning from God to the shepherds who do not care for their sheep and God's promise that He will intervene to take care of them himself.

Second Reading: Colossians 1 v 11-20
St Paul tells his readers that Christ makes known who God is and through faith in him we are forgiven, redeemed and strengthened.

Gospel: Luke 23 v 33-43
On the Cross Christ reveals himself to be the true King, not just of the Jews, but to all who turn to him.

Hymns: 382, 683, 104. Psalm 46
Communion: 931, 323, 381.

6.00pm Evensong
 
Readings: 1 Samuel 8 v 4-20, John 18 v 33-37
Hymns: 433, 490, 500, 272; Psalm: 72v1-7.

Prayer of the week:

God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us your Son, the beloved one who was rejected, the saviour who appeared defeated. Yet the mystery of his kingship illuminated our lives. Show us in his death the victory that crowns the ages, and in his broken body the love that unites heaven and earth. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 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:


  • Men, women and children who have died as a result of war
  • Governments and politicians that they may promote a world of peace and understanding
  • Those who have been victims of war and those who commit ‘war crimes’ through violence and terrorism
  • Restorative justice and those who work with ex-offenders to help them change and seek a new direction in their lives.
  • Risborough Festival, Church and Village Fetes
  • Red Lion Lane & Salisbury Close (PR) Coleheath Bottom & Laurel Close (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge and Joe Ratlidge
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo, Marriette and Veronica Taylor
  • The recently departed:
    • Shobha Mani Hart, Tim Lee
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Sheila Benham, Margaret Martin, Dorothy Pine, Lily Barraclough, Keith Barnes.

 

Notices

 

Pulpit Conservation
Over the past few weeks the pulpit has been carefully and lovingly conserved by Cliveden Conservation to ensure that the essential features and colours are not lost to future generations. A decorative metal band is also being conserved for St. Peter’s Chapel which will be remounted once the structural investigations there and any remedial work have been completed.

Confirmation ‘Classes’
A number of people have recently expressed an interest in being confirmed in the Church of England. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider this please contact the parish office on parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk. The ‘classes’ usually involve a couple of sessions lasting approximately two hours each.

Sponsorship required
My daughter Ellie has taken part in a sponsored hitchhike from Sheffield - she is a student at the university - to Glasgow to raise funds for the Snowdrop project (to support survivors of human trafficking); Molly's Fund (a mental health charity); Target Housing Sheffield and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. If you would like to support Ellie, you can sponsor her by sending me an email suemingram@hotmail.com and I will send you the appropriate link. Thank you. Sue Ingram

Elves Required
On November 30th the pop up Christingle- making Factory will be happening in the Hall at 9.30am. If you would like to be part of the team please let me know. Rosemary 344417

Christmas Concert with the Chinnor Silver Band
This will take place on Wednesday December 11th at 8.00 pm. Tickets (£10) are available from Sally’s Sewing Box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Rachel Ungi (761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie.

St Andrew's Christian Bookshop outing on December 4th
We are leaving from the lay-by at 6.45pm for a trip to the shop in Great Missenden  which will include mulled wine and mince pies, returning at 9.00pm. If you would like to go please contact Rosemary on 344417.

Monks Risborough C of E Primary School - Reading Help Volunteers
Members of the congregation of St. Dunstan's have been helping children at the school with their reading, which has proved to be of great benefit. The school is very grateful for the help that has been given and is now ready to re-start the reading helper programme. If you have previously been involved with this, or if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering in this capacity, please contact Jane Curry on 07973 300758 or at jlecurry@gmail.com, or in person at church on Sunday.

Monks Risborough C of E Primary School Christmas Fair
The school is holding its Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December and would welcome volunteers from the congregation of St. Dunstan's to help with this. This could involve serving tea and coffee, helping at a stall or at the entrance. In the middle of the day the St. Dunstan's Choir will be there singing carols, so do please come to support us there if you can. If you are interested in helping, please contact Jane Curry on 07973 300758 or at jlecurry@gmail.com or in person on Sunday after the 10 a.m. service.


The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome.


Sun 24th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Nov 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 28th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
2.00pm Knitters & natterers (church hall)
Sat 30th Nov 9.30am Christingle making (church hall)
10.00am Quiet Day at Great Kimble Church with Rev. Rose Williams (see porch for details)
Sun 1st Dec    Christingle    1st Sunday of Advent 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Service Without Communion (Christingle Service)  
6.00pm Churches Together Service at Elim Church
Thurs 5th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
Sun 8th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion            
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 11th Dec 8.00pm Christmas Concert with the Chinnor Silver Band (see notices)
Thurs 12th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church    
7.30pm Fellowship Christmas Party
Sun 15th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion            
6.00pm St Dunstan’s Nine Lessons and Carol Service
Thurs 19th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
Sun 22nd Dec 10.00am Parish Communion            
3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service
Tues 24th Dec Christmas Eve 3.00pm Crib Service                          
6.00pm Village Carol Service             
11.30pm Midnight Communion
Weds 25th Dec Christmas Day 8.00am Holy Communion                
10.00am All Age Family Communion
Sun 29th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion             
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 2nd Jan 2020 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion






Saturday, 16 November 2019

Pew Sheet 17th November 2019

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

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. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people meet in the church hall during the 10.00 am service where coffee and squash is served afterwards. 

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 17th November 2019

Second Sunday before Advent


What and who do we rely on at the deepest point of our lives? The readings today face us all with this question.

10.00am Parish Communion 

First Reading: Malachi 4 v 1-2a
The prophet comforts the hearers who are suffering under the arrogant rule of those who do evil.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3 v 6-13
Paul is writing to the very young Church about how to live while they wait for God’s action in their midst.

Gospel: Luke 21 v 5-19
Jesus spells out to his disciples what they can expect and what they must rely on.

Hymns: 468, 656, 667, 695
Communion: 554, 575, 929

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Daniel Ch 6, Matthew 13 v 1-9 & 18-22
Hymns: 580, 756, 691; Psalm: 97.

Prayer of the week:

Lord God of all the ages, the One who is, who was and who is to come, stir up within us a longing for your kingdom, steady our hearts in time of trial, and grant us endurance until the sun of justice dawns. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 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:


  • Those suffering hardship as a result of the flooding in parts of England
  • All politicians in the forthcoming General Election that they may be motivated by compassion and the common good
  • A peaceful solution to the problems of the Middle East
  • Medical staff and occupational health advisors, for the decisions that they make about the health of workers and all the pressures they are under
  • Those who are homeless or suffering from housing stress. Those unable to afford housing in this area.
  • Park Street (PR) Chapel Hill (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge and Joe Ratlidge
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo, Marriette and Veronica Taylor
  • The recently departed: Tim Lee
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Noel Murtagh, John Baverstock, John Jolley, Alice Broadmeadow, Vera Girling.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 25 years of experience www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

 

Notices


Pulpit Conservation
Over the past few weeks the pulpit has been carefully and lovingly conserved by Cliveden Conservation to ensure that the essential features and colours are not lost to future generations. A decorative metal band is also being conserved for St. Peter’s Chapel which will be remounted once the structural investigations there and any remedial work have been completed. James

Making the most of Advent
I have purchased some copies of Jane Williams’ book ‘The Art of Advent’ which explores this season by providing a short commentary on a different painting each day. If you would like to buy a copy of the book please take one and give me £8. There are also some free copies of the ‘Love life, Live Advent available from the table by the south door. James

Confirmation ‘Classes’
A number of people have recently expressed an interest in being confirmed in the Church of England. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider this please contact James. The ‘classes’ usually involve a couple of sessions lasting approximately two hours each.

Sponsorship required
My daughter Ellie is taking part in a sponsored hitchhike from Sheffield - she is a student at the university - to Glasgow to raise funds for the Snowdrop project (to support survivors of human trafficking); Molly's Fund (a mental health charity); Target Housing Sheffield and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. If you would like to support Ellie, you can sponsor her by sending me an email suemingram@hotmail.com and I will send you the appropriate link. Thank you. Sue Ingram

‘Pop up Cinema’ in St. Dunstan’s Church
Victoria and Abdul (12)
will be shown on Saturday November 23rd at 7pm. This is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria (played by Judi Dench) and a young clerk, who travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Entry is by donation. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996).

Volunteers Required: Churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 23rd and Saturday December 14th we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. Rev James Tomkins

Elves Required
On November 30th the pop up Christingle- making Factory will be happening in the Hall at 9.30am. If you would like to be part of the team please let me know. Rosemary 344417

Advent Carol Service: Sunday December 1st at 3 pm
This is a new service for 2019 with some well-known Advent hymns, traditional Advent readings and choir pieces sung by the ‘Anima singers’. If anyone would like to read a lesson at this service please let me know. James

Christmas Concert with the Chinnor Silver Band
This will take place on Wednesday December 11th at 8.00 pm. Tickets (£10) are available from Sally’s Sewing Box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Rachel Ungi (761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie

 

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome.

Sun 17th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion           
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Web 20th Nov 2.30pm Friendship Club (church hall)
Thurs 21st Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                  
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Group at 31 Place Farm Way
Sat 23rd Nov 9.30am Leaf Sweep (see notices)
7.00pm Film Night: Victoria and Abdul (12)
Sun 24th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Nov 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 28th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
2.00pm Knitters & natterers (church hall)
Sat 30th Nov 9.30am Christingle making (church hall)
10.00am Quiet Day at Great Kimble Church with Rev. Rose Williams (see porch for details)
Sun 1st Dec   
1st Sunday of Advent
8.00am Holy Communion 
10.00am All Age Family Service Without Communion (Christingle Service)    
3.00pm Advent Carol Service (with the Anima singers)
6.00pm Churches Together Service at Elim Church
Mon 2nd Dec 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Thurs 5th Dec 9.30am Healing and Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sunday 8th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 9th Dec 8.00pm Silent Prayer (church hall)
Wed 11th Dec 8.00pm Chinnor Silver Band (see notices)
Thurs 12th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall) 
7.30pm Fellowship Christmas Party (church hall)
Sat 14th Dec 9.00am Christmas Tree being decorated
9.30am Leaf Sweep (see notices)
Sun 15th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm St Dunstan’s Nine Lessons and Carol Service (followed by refreshments)         
Wed 18th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Christmas Service
2.30pm Friendship Group (Church hall)
Thurs 19th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion  
10.30am Monks Risborough School Christmas service
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
6.30pm Carol singing around the village
Sat 21st Dec 11.00 Marriage blessing
Sun 22nd Dec 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Pew Sheet 10th November 2019

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

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. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Separate activities are also taking place in the hall for children for Remembrance Sunday where coffee and squash will be served afterwards.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 10th November 2019

Remembrance


At this season of remembrance, we gather to give thanks for those who have given their lives in sacrifice for peace, most especially our Lord Jesus Christ, and we offer ourselves as living sacrifices for the sake of God’s reconciling work in the world today.

10.00am Parish Remembrance Service without Communion
First Reading: Isaiah 9.1-7
Second Reading: Colossians 3.12-17
Gospel: John 14.23-29
Hymns: 153, 493, 230, 33
Anthem: Call to Remembrance (R. Farrant)

10.55am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial (Mill Lane/A4010)


11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Isaiah 9.1-7, John 14.23-29.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: 1 Kings 3 v 1-15, Romans 8 v 31 – end
Hymns: 70, 222, 96; Psalm: 40v1-13.

Prayer of the week:

God of all the living, in the resurrection of Jesus Christ you have given us the life that even death cannot destroy. Remember your unshakeable promise and strengthen us to live in this world as your new creation. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 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:


  • Men, women and children who have died as a result of war
  • Governments and politicians that they may promote a world of peace and understanding
  • Those who have been victims of war and those who commit ‘war crimes’ through violence and terrorism
  • Psychotherapists and people who counsel those seeking to come to terms with mental illness
  • Crownfields Industrial Estate, Ministry Wharf, the Clare Foundation and other businesses/industries in Saunderton.
  • New Road (PR) Westlands Road & Meadow Rise (LG)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent, Michael Hopkins, Elsie Ratlidge and Joe Ratlidge
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo, Marriette and Veronica Taylor
  • The recently departed: Shobha Mani Hart
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Dewis Smith, Harry Mullens, Harold Tapping, Clare Sunley.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) is a national UK eating disorders organisation with over 25 years of experience www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

 

Notices

Pulpit Conservation
Over the past few weeks the pulpit has been carefully and lovingly conserved by Cliveden Conservation to ensure that the essential features and colours are not lost to future generations. A decorative metal band is also being conserved for St. Peter’s Chapel which will be remounted once the structural investigations there and any remedial work have been completed. James

Making the most of Advent
I have purchased some copies of Jane Williams’ book ‘The Art of Advent’ which explores this season by providing a short commentary on a different painting each day. If you would like to buy a copy of the book please take one and give me £8. There are also some free copies of the ‘Love life, Live Advent available from the table by the south door. James

Confirmation ‘Classes’
A number of people have recently expressed an interest in being confirmed in the Church of England. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider this please contact James. The ‘classes’ usually involve a couple of sessions lasting approximately two hours each.

Sponsorship required
My daughter Ellie is taking part in a sponsored hitchhike from Sheffield - she is a student at the university - to Glasgow to raise funds for the Snowdrop project (to support survivors of human trafficking); Molly's Fund (a mental health charity); Target Housing Sheffield and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. If you would like to support Ellie, you can sponsor her by sending me an email suemingram@hotmail.com and I will send you the appropriate link. Thank you. Sue Ingram

‘Pop up Cinema’ in St. Dunstan’s Church
Victoria and Abdul (12)
will be shown on Saturday November 23rd at 7pm. This is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria (played by Judi Dench) and a young clerk, who travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Entry is by donation. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996).

Dying Matters
Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that it’s helpful to face at some point, but it can be hard to talk to family and friends. On Wednesday November 13th there is an opportunity to come along to a session from 10am to 12 noon at 17 Wellington Avenue, Princes Risborough (home of Revs. Steve and Rose Williams) to think, chat and articulate these questions in a relaxed environment. A series of question cards are used to encourage conversations and to listen to others’ perspectives and experiences in small groups. The sessions are open for people of all faiths, doubts and none. To book a place on this session please contact Rev James Tomkins jamestomkins@btinternet.com 01844 275944

Volunteers Required: Churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 23rd and Saturday December 14th we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. Rev James Tomkins

Elves Required
On November 30th the pop up Christingle- making Factory will be happening in the Hall at 9.30am. If you would like to be part of the team please let me know. Rosemary 344417

Advent Carol Service: Sunday December 1st at 3 pm
This is a new service for 2019 with some well-known Advent hymns, traditional Advent readings and choir pieces sung by the ‘Anima singers’. If anyone would like to read a lesson at this service please let me know. James

Christmas Concert with the Chinnor Silver Band
This will take place on Wednesday December 11th at 8.00 pm. Tickets (£10) are available from Sally’s Sewing Box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Rachel Ungi (761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie


The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome.

Sun 10th Nov Remembrance Sunday 10.00am Parish Remembrance Service (no communion)  
10.55am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial (Mill Lane/A4010)                            
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6,00pm Evensong
Mon 11th Nov 10.55am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial
1.30 pm Funeral of Shobha Mani Hart
Wed 13th Nov 10.00am ‘Dying matters’ (see notices)
Thurs 14th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                  
2.00pm Monks Monkeys                
7.30pm Fellowship Book Club (church hall)
Sat 16th Nov 10.00 am – 12 noon Advent Fair
Sun 17th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion            
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Web 20th Nov 2.30pm Friendship Club (church hall)
Thurs 21st Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
7.30pm ‘Open House’ Group at 31 Place Farm Way
Sat 23rd Nov 9.30am Leaf Sweep (see notices)
7.00pm Film Night: Victoria and Abdul (12)
Sun 24th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 26th Nov 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 28th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys in church
2.00pm Knitters & natterers (church hall)
Sat 30th Nov 9.30am Christingle making (church hall)
10.00am Quiet Day at Great Kimble Church with Rev. Rose Williams (see porch for details)
Sun 1st Dec   1st Sunday of Advent 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Service Without Communion (Christingle Service)  
3.00pm Advent Carol Service (with the Anima singers)
6.00pm Churches Together Service at Elim Church

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Pew sheet 13th, 20th, and 27th October 2019

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 worshipping here with us. Please see our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. 


***TRIPLE EDITION***

Sunday 13th October 2019
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity


10.00am Parish Communion
Readings: 2 Kings 5 v 1-3 & 7-15b, 2 Timothy 2.8-15 & Luke 17 v 11-19.
Hymns: 359, 314, 516, 716. Anthem: ‘Teach me O Lord’
Communion: How Shall I Sing that Majesty (choir only), 68, 472

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: 2 Kings 5 v 1-3 & 7-15b, Luke 17 v 11-19

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Nehemiah 6 v 1-16, John 15 v 12-end.
Hymns: 225, 281, 644. Psalm 144v1-10

 

Sunday 20th October 2019
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity


10.00am Parish Communion
Readings: Genesis 32 v 22-31, 2 Timothy 3 v 14 to Ch 4 v 5, Luke 18 v 1-8.
Hymns: 573, 727, 489, 19
Communion: 432, 323, 615.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Nehemiah 8 v 9-end, John 16 v 1-11.
Hymns: 541, 418, 288. Psalm 149.

 

Sunday 27th October 2019
Last Sunday after Trinity


10.00am Parish Communion
Readings: Jeremiah 14 v 7-10 & 19-end, 2 Timothy 4 v 6-8 & 16-18, Luke 18 v 9-14,
Hymns: 172, 606, 636, 32.
Communion: 29, 540, 930. Anthem ‘Blest are the pure in heart’

3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Readings: Ecclesiastes 11 & 12, 2 Timothy 2.1-7
Hymns: 449, 456, 342, 434, Psalm 119v1-8

 

Your prayers are asked for:


  • Peace among the nations that God may rid the world of violence and let peoples grow in justice and harmony
  • Those who serve in public office that they may work for the common good
  • The vibrancy of the Church in witness and proclamation of the Gospel
  • 13th: All who provide a high quality of service waiting upon those who eat out; may they be treated with proper respect. 20th: those who seek to educate us in the proper use of food and to eat wisely without becoming obese; 27th: those who treat and care for allergy sufferers, that all of us may be away from the potential cause of illness through diet.
  • 13th: Cross Keys Surgery.  Doctors, nurses, other staff, and their patients. 20th: Nurses, midwives and other health professionals working in the community. 27th: The mission, ministry and congregational life of St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick,
  • 13th: The Holloway, & Longdown Hill (MR) Chairmakers Close & Chestnut Road (PR). 20th: Owlswick & Owlswick Lane (MR) Fairway & Firs Court (PR). 27th: Wellington Avenue & Well Lane (MR) Little Orchard Close (L), Little Park (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent and Michael Hopkins
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo, Marriette and Veronica Taylor
  • The recently departed:
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • 13th: Brian Farrelly, Joan Turnbull, Robin Jackson, John Miller, Edith Cave.
    • 20th: Frank Jackson, Dave Skinner, Janet Myerson, Alexander Smith.
    • 27th: Molly Clark, Ken Francis, Harry Goode, Dennis Parsons, Alison Kemp, Peggy Howes.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere (ROPE) is committed to combating the impact of poverty across the world. www.rope.org.uk.

 

Notices


Quiz at Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle
This is in aid of St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick and takes place on Saturday 26th October starting 7.30pm. Teams of up to 6 people @ £12.50 per head to include a delicious supper of slow cooked beef bourguignon with vegetables (a vegetarian bourguignon is also available). Licenced bar: Prosecco, Red, White & Rose wine; beer, lager, cider as well as a great selection of soft drinks. To book your team ring 01844 347906 or email rogers.owlswick@waitrose.com

Volunteers Required: Churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 2nd and Saturday November 23rd we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. Rev James Tomkins

‘Pop up Cinema’ in St. Dunstan’s Church
‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (U)
will be shown on Saturday November 9th at 5pm. Following a personal loss, a now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins. Through her unique magical skills, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Victoria and Abdul (12) will be shown on Saturday November 23rd at 7pm. This is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria (played by Judi Dench) and a young clerk, who travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Entry is by donation. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996).

Dying Matters
Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that it’s helpful to face at some point, but it can be hard to talk to family and friends. On Wednesday November 13th there is an opportunity to come along to a session from 10am to 12 noon at 17 Wellington Avenue, Princes Risborough (home of Revs. Steve and Rose Williams) to think, chat and articulate these questions in a relaxed environment. A series of question cards are used to encourage conversations and to listen to others’ perspectives and experiences in small groups. The sessions are open for people of all faiths, doubts and none. To book a place on this session please contact Rev James Tomkins jamestomkins@btinternet.com 01844 275944

Advent Fair: November 16th (10-12 noon)
Please can you sign up on the list in the porch so that we can make a special hamper for the raffle for the Advent Fair. Thank you (Cathy Farquhar)

Confirmation ‘Classes’
A number of people have recently expressed an interest in being confirmed in the Church of England. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider this please contact James. The ‘classes’ usually involve a couple of sessions lasting approximately two hours each. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. A confirmation service will be arranged in a nearby church (possibly at St. Dunstan’s) with a local bishop leading the service.

Christmas Concert with the Chinnor Silver Band
This will take place on Wednesday December 11th at 8.00 pm. Tickets (£10) are available from Sally’s Sewing Box (Duke Street, Princes Risborough), Rachel Ungi (761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer is usually held at 8.45am (except Bank Holidays) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Between Monday October 13th and Monday October 27th (inclusive), Morning Prayer will take place on Thursday only.

Sun 13th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion             
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion       
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 16th Oct. 2.30pm Friendship Group outing (contact Avril Clark 342165 for details)
Thurs 17th
Oct
9:30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Fri 18th Oct 9.00am-12.30pm ‘Think Pink’ Coffee morning for Breast Cancer (see noticeboard for further details)
Sun 20th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion            
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Tues 22nd Oct 9.15am Fellowship Walk (A 4010 layby)
Thurs 24th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion  
2.00pm Knitters & Natterers (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
Sat 26th Oct 7.30 pm Owlswick Quiz Evening (see notices)
Sun 27th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion          
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 28th Oct 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (hall)
Wed 30th Oct 7.30pm The Pilgrim Course
(at the Rectory)
Thurs 31st Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 3rd Nov  All Saints Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Communion   
3.00pm Time to Remember
Mon 4th Nov 8.00pm PCC meeting
Thurs 7th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sat 9th Nov 5.00pm Film Night: Mary Poppins returns (U) – see notices
Sun 10th Nov Remembrance Sunday 10.00am Parish Remembrance Service (no communion)    
10.55 Act of Remembrance at the war memorial
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion   
6.00pm Evensong


Saturday, 5 October 2019

Pew Sheet 6th April 2019

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

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. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 6th October 2019

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (Harvest Festival)


We gather together to praise our saviour and to encourage, challenge and support each other in our faith – so that with wisdom and vigour we may grow outwards, as individuals and as a community, spreading the true love of God throughout the world.



8.00am Holy Communion

Reading: Deuteronomy 26 v 1-11
Gospel: John 6 v 25-35

11.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
Readings: Genesis 3.1-7

Hymns: 719, 559, 825, 900, 332, 766 (x3 faster)
Anthem: We thank you Lord of heaven

12:00/12.30pm Harvest Festival Lunch (Scout Hall)

6.00pm Evensong


Readings: Joel 2.21-27, 1 Timothy 6.6-10,
Hymns: 184, 566, 185 Psalm 126.

Prayer of the week:
God, the rock of our salvation, whose gifts can never fail, deepen the faith you have already bestowed and let its power be seen through your servants. We make our prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, 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:

  • Those in the midst of famine and disaster, along with the work of aid agencies around the world 
  • Homeless people and the work of the Whitechapel Mission in supporting vulnerable people
  • Our government, all members of parliament and the European Union in an attempt to reach a deal regarding Brexit
  • All who transport our food by road, rail, sea and air, for all those who face difficult working conditions.
  • Carers in the community – both paid and unpaid 
  • Canterbury Close (MR) Bell Close (PR) Bell Crescent (L)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent and Michael Hopkins
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo, Marriette and Veronica Taylor
  • The recently departed:
    • Tim Addison
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Barbara Wakefield, Cecil Corbin, Ivy Davies, John Thomas, Neil Radford, Edith Porter, Neil Ashdown.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere (ROPE) is committed to combating the impact of poverty across the world. www.rope.org.u
k.

  

Notices

 

Triple Edition of the Pew Sheet
Please note that the next edition of the pew sheet will cover the weeks commencing October 13th/20th/27th. Please bear this in mind when submitting notices.

Ride and Stride Success!
Very many thanks to those who rode on behalf of our parish, and to the welcomers. We had 45 visitors at St Dunstan's and 24 at St Peter's. Will let you know the amount raised when we have it. Rosemary

Quiz at Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle
This is in aid of St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick and takes place on Saturday 26th October starting 7.30pm. Teams of up to 6 people @ £12.50 per head to include a delicious supper of slow cooked beef bourguignon with vegetables (a vegetarian bourguignon is also available). Licenced bar: Prosecco, Red, White & Rose wine; beer, lager, cider as well as a great selection of soft drinks. To book your team ring 01844 347906 or email rogers.owlswick@waitrose.com
 
Volunteers Required: Churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 2nd and Saturday November 23rd we are looking to clear the fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we will provide plenty of big, garden sacks. Rev James Tomkins

‘Pop up Cinema’ in St. Dunstan’s Church
‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (U) will be shown on Saturday November 9th at 5pm. Following a personal loss, a now grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins. Through her unique magical skills, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Victoria and Abdul (12) will be shown on Saturday November 23rd at 7pm. This is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria (played by Judi Dench) and a young clerk, who travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Entry is by donation. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996).

Dying Matters
Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that it’s helpful to face at some point, but it can be hard to talk to family and friends. On Wednesday November 13th there is an opportunity to come along to a session from 10am to 12 noon at 17 Wellington Avenue, Princes Risborough (home of Revs. Steve and Rose Williams) to think, chat and articulate these questions in a relaxed environment. A series of question cards are used to encourage conversations and to listen to others’ perspectives and experiences in small groups. The sessions are open for people of all faiths, doubts and none. To book a place on this session please contact Rev James Tomkins jamestomkins@btinternet.com 01844 275944

Confirmation ‘Classes’
A number of people have recently expressed an interest in being confirmed in the Church of England. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider this please contact James. The ‘classes’ usually involve a couple of sessions lasting approximately two hours each. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ for themselves the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. A confirmation service will be arranged in a nearby church (possibly at St. Dunstan’s) with a local bishop leading the service.



The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome.

Sun 6th Oct Harvest Festival 8.00am Holy Communion               
11.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
12.30 Harvest Festival Lunch (see notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 7th Oct 9.30am Monks Risborough School Harvest Service
2.00pm Funeral of Tim  Addison
Thurs 10th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion                  
2.30pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Group in the church hall: ‘Objects with stories’ (change to programme)
Sat 12th Oct 3.00pm The Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary (GSS)
Sun 13th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion             
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion       
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 16th Oct. 2.30pm Friendship Group outing (contact Avril Clark 342165 for details)
Thurs 17th
Oct
9:30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Fri 18th Oct 9.00am-12.30pm ‘Think Pink’ Coffee morning for Breast Cancer (see noticeboard for further details)
Sun 20th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion      
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Tues 22nd Oct 9.15am Fellowship Walk (A 4010 layby)
Wed 23rd Oct 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 24th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion  
2.00pm Knitters & Natterers (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
Sat 26th Oct 7.30 pm Owlswick Quiz Evening (see notices)
Sun 27th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion    
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 28th Oct 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Wed 30th Oct 7.30pm The Pilgrim Course (at the Rectory)
Thurs 31st Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 2nd Nov 9.30am Churchyard Leaf Sweep
Sun 3rd Nov 8.00am Holy Communion            
10.00am All Age Family Communion 
3.00pm Time to Remember Service
Mon 4th Nov 8.00pm PCC meeting
Thurs 7th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sat 9th Nov 5.00pm Film Night: Mary Poppins Returns (U)
Sun 10th Nov Remembrance Sunday 10.00am Parish Remembrance Service (no communion)  
10.55am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial (Mill Lane/A4010)                            
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6,00pm Evensong

Friday, 27 September 2019

Pew Sheet 29th September 2019

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

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. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. The 10 o’clock for babies, toddlers, children and young people meet in the church hall during the 10.00 am service where coffee and squash is served afterwards.

The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.

Sunday 29th September 2019

Michael and All Angels


As we commemorate today the feast of Michael and All Angels, our heavenly Father calls us to marvel at the ministry of angels in our world. Let us come before God in worship, praise and thanksgiving.

10.00am Parish Communion

First reading: Genesis 28 v 10-17
One night, on his journey to Haran, Jacob dreams of a ladder stretching between heaven and earth, on which angels are ascending and descending. The Lord appears and tells of his family’s future, promising not to leave him.

Second Reading: Revelation 12 v 7-12
Using apocalyptic language, the author tells of a war in heaven between Michael and his angels, and the dragon called Satan. A voice in heaven proclaims the power of God’s kingdom and the Messiah’s authority. The devil’s resistance will be short-lived.

Gospel: John 1 v 47 - end
Nathanael comes to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus tells him that he will come to see even greater things.
Hymns: 534, 86, 37, 758
Anthem: Locus Iste (A. Bruckner)
Communion: 41, 165, 154,

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Daniel 10 v 4 -end, Revelation 5.
Hymns: 755, 756, 587; Psalm 138.

Prayer of the week:

Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted the ministries of angels and mortals in a wonderful order: grant that as your holy angels always serve you in heaven, so, at your command, they may help and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • The healing of our country: that our political leaders might find solutions that will help to mend the divisions caused by the Brexit debate.
  • Those being ordained deacon or priest at Michaelmas
  • The peace of the world following the latest bombing in Afghanistan outside a hospital
  • The United Nations and its bringing together of nations and people to reach a consensus of the world’s needs
  • The Red Lion PH at Whiteleaf and The Plough at Cadsden. 
  • Staddle Stones & Kop Hill (PR) Trout Hollow (Sa)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, Mary Copcutt, John Hobson, Mary Kent and Michael Hopkins
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Jonathan Kelly, Joshua, Marj, Bill, Sue, Jo and Marriette
  • The recently departed:
    • Terry Meek, Tim Addison
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Evelyn Monaghan, Pat Fisher, Anita Martin, Linda Adams, Dave Wheeler.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 The Princes Centre provides day care services for older people and people with different disabilities www.princescentre.org.uk

 

Notices

 

Ride and Stride Success!
Very many thanks to those who rode on behalf of our parish, and to the welcomers. We had 45 visitors at St Dunstan's and 24 at St Peter's. Will let you know the amount raised when we have it. Rosemary

Harvest Time at St. Dunstan’s and St. Peter’s
  • Services at St. Dunstan’s, Monks Risborough on Sunday October 6th at 11.00 am.
  • Harvest Festival Lunch will be held in the Scout Hall in Courtmoor Close, Monks Risborough at 12:30pm Sunday October 6th. The Last date for tickets is TODAY from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535) or Susanne Carr (01844 346827): adults £6, children 18 or under £3. If you can provide a pudding please can you complete the list in the porch.
  • The Whitechapel Mission provides hot food and a drink, showers, clothing, free toilets and the chance of a wash and brush-up to homeless people in London. As in previous years we are delighted to accept your donations for the work of the Whitechapel Mission at or before the Harvest services. Please log on to their website www.whitechapel.org.uk, click on ‘donate’ and scroll down to ‘donate gifts, our current needs’ for a list of the things most desperately needed. A list of these items can also be found in the porch. Thank you in anticipation of your help.
Quiz at Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle
This is in aid of St. Peter’s Chapel, Owlswick and takes place on Saturday 26th October starting 7.30pm. Teams of up to 6 people @ £12.50 per head to include a delicious supper of slow cooked beef bourguignon with vegetables (a vegetarian bourguignon is also available). Licenced bar: Prosecco, Red, White & Rose wine; beer, lager, cider as well as a great selection of soft drinks. To book your team ring 01844 347906 or email rogers.owlswick@waitrose.com
 
Will Aid November 2019
Have your Will professionally written by a good solicitor and you’ll have the added feel-good factor of supporting nine of the UK’s best loved charities. Instead of paying a fee, the solicitor will invite you to make a donation to charity. Suggested voluntary donations are £100 for a basic Will, or £180 for a pair of basic ‘mirror’ Wills. Your donation will be shared between the nine Will Aid charities and will be used to help vulnerable people in the UK and around the world. To find your nearest available Will Aid solicitor please log on to http://www.willaid.org.uk/ James

St. Andrews Christian Bookshop Great Missenden
St. Andrews offers an extensive selection of Bibles, Christian books, resources, second hand books, Children’s books, cards, gifts, CDs and DVDs. They are located at 61-65 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AA and you can also shop on line at www.standrewsbookshop.co.uk Leaflets about the bookshop can also be found on the table near the south door. James

The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome.

Sun 29th Sept 10.00am Parish Communion        
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 3rd Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
1.30pm Funeral of Terry Meek
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 4th Oct 12.30pm Wedding Blessing
Sun 6th Oct Harvest Festival 8.00am Holy Communion               
11.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
12.30 Harvest Festival Lunch (see notices)
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 7th Oct 9.30am Monks Risborough School Harvest Service
2.00pm Funeral of Tim  Addison
Thurs 10th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion                  
2.30pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Fellowship Group in the church hall: ‘Objects with stories’ (change to programme)
Sat 12th Oct 3.00pm The Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary (GSS)
Sun 13th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion             
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion       
6.00pm Evensong
Wed 16th Oct. 2.30pm Friendship Group outing (contact Avril Clark 342165 for details)
Thurs 17th
Oct
9:30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sun 20th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion            
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group (Princes Risborough Methodist Church)
Tues 22nd Oct 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Wed 23rd Oct 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 24th Oct 9.30am Holy Communion  
2.00pm Knitters & Natterers (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (in church)
Sat 26th Oct 7.30 pm Owlswick Quiz Evening (see notices)
Sun 27th Oct 10.00am Parish Communion          
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 28th Oct 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting (church hall)
Wed 30th Oct 7.30pm The Pilgrim Course (at the Rectory)
Thurs 31st Oct 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 2nd Nov 9.30am Churchyard Leaf Sweep
Sun 3rd Nov 8.00am Holy Communion            
10.00am All Age Family Communion 
3.00pm Time to Remember Service
Mon 4th Nov 8.00pm PCC meeting
Thurs 7th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Sat 9th Nov 5.00pm Film Night: Mary Poppins Returns (U)
Sun 10th Nov Remembrance Sunday 10.00am Parish Remembrance Service (no communion)  
10.55am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial (Mill Lane/A4010)                            
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6,00pm Evensong