Saturday, 18 January 2020

Pew Sheet 19th January 2020

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. Coffee and squash will be served after the 10am service on Sunday.

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

Sunday 19th January 2020

Second Sunday of Epiphany 

 

As we share Christ’s baptism, so we share his life of service. May our worship today fill us with God’s Spirit and send us out to be the Gospel at work in the world.

10.00am Parish Communion 

First Reading: Isaiah 49 v 1-7
The work of God’s servant is ignited by God’s vision, which is not simply to restore Israel but to bring all nations into God’s light.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1 v 1-9
Paul calls the Corinthian Christians to holiness and reminds them it is only achievable through the grace of  God in Christ.

Gospel: John 1 v 29-42
John the Baptist sees the newly baptised Jesus fulfilling Isaiah’s servant vision as,
by calling his first disciples, Jesus begins to draw Israel back to God.

Hymns: 219, 263, 374, 756.

Communion: 658, 412, 949.

6.00pm Evensong

First Reading: Ezekiel 2 v 1 - Ch 3 v 4

Second Reading:

Hymns; 314, 120, 188: Psalm 96

Prayer of the week:
Merciful God, you sent your Son, the spotless Lamb, to take upon himself the sin of the world. Make our lives holy, that your Church may bear witness to your purpose of reconciling all things in Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

 

 Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • The immense unrest in Iran.
  • The will and wisdom to tackle climate change
  • The 176 people who lost their lives when an airplane headed to Ukraine crashed in Iran.
  • The unity of the church
  • Estate agents, for all who buy and sell land and property, for honest dealings.
  • Cooperation in mission and outreach
  • Churches Together in Risborough
  • Old Manor Close & Orchard Place (MR) Elm Road & Elmdale Gardens (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, 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
  • Recently departed:
    • Brian Phipps, Alan Brookes
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Bill Balance, Pete Kinsey, Dorothy Brock.
 

Notices


Prayer List
We are reviewing the prayer list on the pewsheet.  I would be grateful if anyone who has added a name on the current list, either within the parish or further afield would confirm for me that it should remain on. Please also contact me by email or phone if you would like someone new to be remembered in our prayers.  Names on the pewsheet are also displayed in the Notices section on the church website. Susanne 01844 342746 or email below

Pop-Up Cinema in St Dunstan’s Church
Lion King (PG) Feb 8th at 5.30pm. This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.
All is True (12) Feb 29th at 6.30pm. The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
Entry by donation on the door. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

Ride and Stride
Very many thanks to those who took part in, or helped with this event. £172.63 has come to St Dunstan's with the same amount going to Bucks Historic Churches.

Milk Bottle Tops
Thanks to everybody who gives me these. They are recycled into wellies, and the profits fund an air ambulance.  More donations always welcome - Rosemary

Volunteer Thanks
Cathy and Debbie are very grateful for the offers of assistance at our 10o’clock club and the new Monks Risborough Rainbows unit.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Churches Together Service  Today Sunday 19th Jan at 3pm
St John’s, Lacey Green.  All Welcome. CTR Service to start the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The material for the service has been prepared by the Christian Churches in Malta and Gozo, Please speak to Margaret Pitman if you would like a lift.

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.
Sun 19th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion       
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 23rd Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                  
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 26th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 28th Jan 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 30th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall) 
Sun 2nd Jan 8.00am Holy Communion                
10.00am All Age Family Communion  
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 6th Feb 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion                  
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 8th Feb 5.30pm Pop-Up Cinema: The Lion King (PG) (see notices)
Sun 9th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  
6.00pm Evensong                                       
Thurs 13th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion                 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys

7.30pm Fellowship Meeting ‘My job as a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor’ (church hall)
Sun 16th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion       
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 20th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion              
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 23rd Feb 10.00am Parish Communion        
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 25th Feb 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Wed 26th Feb Ash Wednesday 7.30pm Parish Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Thurs 27th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion
Sat 29th Feb 6.30pm Pop-Up Cinema: All Is True (12) (see notices)






Saturday, 4 January 2020

Pew Sheet 5th and 12th January 2020

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. Coffee and squash will be served after the 10am service on Sunday.

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

Double Edition

Sunday 5th January 2020

Epiphany


We are encouraged to celebrate with joy the immensity of God’s love for us and our communities, made known to us through Christ’s coming. That love will hold us close, whatever this year brings.

8.00am Holy Communion
Readings: Isaiah 60 v 1-6, Matthew 2 v 1-12

10.00am All Age Family Communion
First Reading: Matthew 2.1-12

Hymns: 724, 964, 88, 641.
Communion: 350, 182.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Baruch 4.36-5.end, John 2 v 1-11

Hymns: 85, 49, 552; Psalm 98

Prayer of the week:
Creator of the heavens, who led the Magi by a star to worship the Christ-child: guide and sustain us, that we may find our journey’s end in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


 

Sunday 12th January 2020

First Sunday of Epiphany / Baptism of Christ 

 

As we join together in worship, let us remember the gifts and opportunities we have been given and remind ourselves of God’s love and generosity.

10.00am Parish Communion
First Reading: Isaiah 42 v 1-9
Second Reading: Acts 10 v 34-43
Gospel: Matthew 3 v 13-end

Hymns: 527, 93, 552, 716
Communion: 66, 150, 922.

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  
Readings: Acts 10 v 34-43, Matthew 3 v 13-end

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Joshua 3 v 1-8 & 14-end, Hebrews 1 v 1-12

Hymns; 114, 84, 541: Psalm 46

Prayer of the week:
God of the covenant, you anointed your beloved Son with the power of the Holy Spirit, to be light from the nations and release for captives. Grant that we who are born again of water and the Spirit may proclaim with our lips the good news of his peace and show forth in our lives the victory of his justice. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Word made flesh, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, in the splendour of eternal light, God forever and ever. Amen.

 

 Your prayers are asked this fortnight for:


  • The forest fires in Australia
  • Those struggling to achieve their basic human needs, particularly those in Yemen, the refugees and the stateless in Europe, Mexico and the Asian sub-continent.
  • Those suffering injustice and living in fear or war; including Chile, Yemen, Syria, and Myanmar
  • Those who work on behalf of our churches giving their time and talent
  • Those struggling with personal debts and those who help them, for good advice and support.
  • Those learning a new skill and all who teach and encourage them.
  • All who work in or teach the performing arts. The Library and Literary Institute.
  • The Parish Council of Bledlow, Saunderton & Bledlow Ridge. Bledlow Cricket Club & Bledlow Reading Group. Fellows at Bledlow.
  • (5/1) Golf Club Lane & Green Hailey (MR) Cane End, Cannon Place & Carlton Court (PR)
  • (12/1) Cadsden & Cadsden Road (MR) Barn Road (L) Beech Road (PR)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, 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
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Dennis Eggleton, John Randall, Doris Hill, Sylvia Faithfull, Joan Gate, Jean Hoar, Diana Mullens.

Notices

Fellowship Coffee Morning Jan 9th 9.45-11.45 am
We are meeting for our annual coffee morning at Rosemary Woodward-Court's home, 32 St Teresa's Close PR. All Welcome. Please phone Rosemary for information. 344417.

Silent Prayer Meeting Mon 13th Jan
8.00pm in the Church Hall. (Also 24th Feb and 30th March). All Welcome. Please contact Jill with queries 01844 346488

Prayer List
We are reviewing the prayer list on the pewsheet.  I would be grateful if anyone who has added a name on the current list, either within the parish or further afield would confirm for me that it should remain on. Please also contact me by email or phone if you would like someone new to be remembered in our prayers.  Names on the pewsheet are also displayed in the Notices section on the church website. Susanne 01844 342746 or email below

Monks Monkeys: Restarts Thursday 9th Jan 2.00pm

2nd Monks Risborough Rainbow Unit NEW
Wanted! Fun individuals, good with children, willing to spare an hour and half on a Friday afternoon, 4.15-5.45pm, to help a new Rainbow unit, affiliated with our church. speak to Debbie Norie 07982 247715.

Volunteers needed to sit in on the odd 10 O'Clock Club session
We have about 8 sessions in 2020 when we need an extra adult to sit in the with the leaders as an observer, to meet our safeguarding obligations.  You will not be required to do anything other than be an extra body in the hall.  Whilst I do not have the exact dates yet, if you are interested please get in touch.  Cathy 343226  cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com

Newsletter Deadline 10th Jan
Submissions for the next edition of the newsletter should be sent to editor morna.hinch@btinternet.com

Pop-Up Cinema in St Dunstan’s Church
Lion King (PG) Feb 8th at 5.30pm and All is True (12) Feb 29th at 6.30pm. Entry by donation on the door. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

The Next Few Weeks 

Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.
Sun 5th Jan 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
Mon 13th Jan 8.00pm Silent Prayer (church hall)
Wed 15th Jan 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 16th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)         
Sun 19th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 23rd Jan 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 26th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 28th Jan 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 30th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                        
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall) 
Sun 2nd Jan 8.00am Holy Communion             
10.00am All Age Family Communion  
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 6th Feb 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 9th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  
6.00pm Evensong                                       
Thurs 13th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion           
2.00pm Monks Monkeys
Fri 14th Feb 7.30pm Fellowship Meeting ‘Objects with Stories’ (church hall)
Sun 16th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 20th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 23rd Feb 10.00am Parish Communion      
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Tues 25th Feb 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Wed 26th Feb Ash Wednesday 7.30pm Parish Communion and Imposition of Ashes
Thurs 27th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion

Friday, 20 December 2019

Pew Sheet 22nd and 29th December 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. Coffee and squash will be served after the 10am service on Sunday.

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

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent


As we stand on the threshold of Christmas, we give thanks to God for the precious gift of Jesus Christ. Let us come before God with thankfulness and praise.
10.00am Parish Communion 

First Reading: Isaiah 7 v 10-16
Second Reading: Romans 1 v 1-7
Gospel: Matthew 1 v 18-24
Hymns: 480, Canticle Set D, 128, 664.
Communion: 182, 77, 937.

3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service
Hymns: Carol sheets

 

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Christmas Eve


3.00pm Crib Service
6.00pm Village Carol Service
11.30pm Midnight Communion
First Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10
Second Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4
Gospel: John 1:1-14
Hymns: 508, 634, 700, 479
Communion: 326, 597, 776

 

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Christmas Day


8:00am Holy Communion
First Reading: Titus 2:11-14
Gospel: Luke 2:1-20

10.00am All Age Family Communion
First Reading: Isaiah 9: 2,6-7
Gospel: Luke 2:1-20
Hymns: 521, 964, 93, 266
Communion: 47,427, 861, 321

Prayer of the week:
Who are we, Lord God, that you should come to us? Yet you have visited your people and redeemed us in your Son. As we prepare to celebrate his birth, make our hearts leap for joy at the sound of your Word, and move us by your Spirit toy bless your wonderful works. We ask this through him whose coming in certain, whose day draws near; your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.

 

Sunday 29th December 2019

First Sunday of Christmas


As we gather in the afterglow of Christmas Day, we call to mind how God’s faithfulness and steadfast love continue with us even in the deepest complexities of the human condition. Let us bring our lives before God now.


10.00am Parish Communion
First Reading: Isaiah 63:7-9
Second Reading: Hebrews 2:10-end
Gospel: Matthew 1 v 18-24
Hymns: 240, 370, 588, 229.
Communion: 80, 589, 729,

6.00pm Evensong
First Reading: Isaiah 49:7-13
Second Reading: Philippians 2:1-11
Hymns: 4. Psalm 132:8-end, 745, 523

Prayer of the week:
Loving God, guardian of our homes, when you entrusted your Son to the care of Mary and Joseph you did not spare them the pains that touch the life of every family. Teach us to rely on your word, that in our trials as in our joys we may be clothed in gentleness and patience and united in love. Make us ever thankful for the blessing you give us through Jesus Christ, your Word made flesh, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, in the splendour of eternal light, God for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 Your prayers are asked this fortnight for:


  • Nations and national leaders, that they may be subject to the rule of God.
  • The worldwide fight against the measles and particularly for the outbreak in Samoa
  • Those who work on behalf of our churches giving their time and talent
  • Those who organise volunteers and for supporting them throughout the practice they require
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of St Michael’s Church, Horsenden. 
  • The Red Lion PH at Whiteleaf and The Plough at Cadsden
  • Wycombe Road (B & LG) Hillview (Sa)
  • 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, 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:
    • Bob Reece, Peter Carmody, Geoffrey Copcutt, Elizabeth Spittles, Shelagh Bartlett, Richard Farrelly, Phil Bowell, Jane De Rocha Chute.

Notices


2nd Monks Risborough Rainbow Unit NEW
Wanted! Fun individuals, good with children, willing to spare an hour and half on a Friday afternoon, 4.15-5.45pm, to help a new Rainbow unit, affiliated with our church. speak to Debbie Norie 07982 247715.

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. 


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 www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church . Complimentary glass of wine/soft drink included.

Volunteers needed to sit in on the odd 10 O'Clock Club session
We have about 8 sessions in 2020 when we need an extra adult to sit in the with the leaders as an observer, to meet our safeguarding obligations.  You will not be required to do anything other than be an extra body in the hall.  Whilst I do not have the exact dates yet, if you are interested please get in touch.  Cathy 343226  cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com

Thanks to:
  • Gwen and the “Flower Team” for making the church look so beautiful once again this year.
  • David Williams, Nick Moloney, Rob Brown and Rose Williams for covering Christmas services
  • All those in the Church Family who have taken on extra things during these last weeks


The Next Few Weeks 


Morning Prayer usually takes place on Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). Everyone is welcome. The Church is open daily from at least 9.30-4.00pm.
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 Morning Prayer
Sun 5th Jan 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 9th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion
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 (church hall)         
Sun 19th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 23rd Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 26th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 30th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                              
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall) 
Sun 2nd Jan 8.00am Holy Communion                 
10.00am All Age Family Communion  
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 6th Feb 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion                  
 2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 9th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion           
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  
6.00pm Evensong                                       
Thurs 16th Feb 9.30am Holy Communion                  
2.00pm Monks Monkeys


Friday, 13 December 2019

Pew Sheet 15th December 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: 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 for Remembrance Sunday where coffee and squash will be served afterwards.

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


Sunday 15th December 2019

Third Sunday of Advent


The long wait for God’s renewal of creation will be over  when everything and everyone experiences new possibility – so come, let us join with all life to worship God.

10.00am Parish Communion 

First Reading: Isaiah 35 v 1-10
It is in the landscape and the bodies of the overlooked people that God’s redemption will be seen.

Second Reading: James 5 v 7-10
James calls for people who long for the change that God’s coming kingdom will bring to be patient, like farmers who must wait for the crop to grow.

Gospel: Matthew 11 v 2-11
John the Baptist has to be patient as he waits in prison for God’s kingdom and Jesus tells him it will be just as Isaiah has said – seen in the bodies, the lives, of those considered least.

Hymns 263, 631, 630, 656
Communion 83, 399, 930

6.00pm St Dunstan’s Nine Lessons and Carol Service
Readings:
Hymns: 521, 362, 480, 229, 508, 776, 148, 370, 266

Prayer of the week:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • Our new government and politicians that they may lead our country to promote a world of peace and understanding
  • Victims of the factory fire in New Delhi and the volcano in New Zealand
  • Those who commit ‘war crimes’ through violence and terrorism
  • Medicin Sans Frontiers and the often dangerous role of caring for the sick in war.
  • The mission, ministry and congregational life of The Baptist Chapel in Speen
  • Wheelwright Road (L) Perry Lane (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Pam Johnson, Veronica Parker, Pam Strickland, 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:
    • John Hobson, Mary Copcutt
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Peter Hoar, Anna Kibble, Alan Borzone, Stella Walford.
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.

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.

 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 www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-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.

Christingle Super Elves
Very many thanks to the wonderful helpers who created the Christingle oranges..A special mention to one of them who has been doing this for 31 years ! Rosemary X

Volunteers needed to sit in on the odd 10 O'Clock Club session
We have about 8 sessions in 2020 when we need an extra adult to sit in the with the leaders as an observer, to meet our safeguarding obligations.  You will not be required to do anything other than be an extra body in the hall.  Whilst I do not have the exact dates yet, if you are interested please get in touch.  Cathy 343226  cathy.farquhar@btinternet.com

Monks Monkeys
The last session this year is 12th of December and will restart 16th January. (No Monks Monkeys 19th Dec).

 

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 15th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion            
6.00pm St Dunstan’s Nine Lessons and Carol Service
Thurs 19th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion                   
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
Sun 5th Jan 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Communion 
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 9th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                   
Sun 12th Jan 10.00am Parish Council                   
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 16th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                        
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)         
Sun 19th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion         
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 23rd Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 26th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Thurs 30th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion                              
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall) 
Sun 2nd Feb 8.00am Holy Communion                 
10.00am All Age Family Communion  
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 6th Feb 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion                   
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 9th Feb 10.00am Parish Communion            
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  
6.00pm Evensong                                       









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