Sunday, 16 December 2018

Pew Sheet 16th December 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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


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


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. 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.

Sunday 16th December

Third Sunday of Advent

In our worship today, let us seek ways to deepen and enrich our worship and prayer.

10.00am Parish Communion and Baptism Emelia Mais

First Reading: Philippians 4:4-7
Paul encourages the Philippians to rejoice, not to worry and to have faith in the peace of God, which passes all understanding.

Second Reading: Luke 1:26-38
The angel Gabriel visits Mary and announces that Mary will miraculously bear a child
Hymns: 480, 964, 411, 428.
Communion: 856, 67, 399.

6.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Prayer of the Week
Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son,
so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the trials of this present age to see, with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Your prayers are asked this week for:

 
  • Our country as politicians work out the next steps in the Brexit negotiations
  • Emelia as she starts her journey of faith through Baptism
  • The Red Cross and Red Crescent and their presence throughout the world caring for those in need.
  • Solicitors, accountants and other professional people.
  • Williams Way (L) Wainhill (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison
      and Veronica Parker
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail,
      Suzy Cooper and Anna Ballard
  • The recently departed: Janet Drurie
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Peter Hoar, Anna Kibble, Alan Borzone.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk


Notices

 

Advent Fayre and Christingle success
There was a lovely atmosphere and a good crowd of people came to the delights of the Advent Fayre and the Christingle service. With the Advent Fayre over £1,000 was taken with a profit of about £850 once expenses were taken into consideration. With the Christingle a whopping £704.15 was raised for the work of the Children’s Society. Thank you to everyone who made these such enjoyable community occasions. James

Carol Singing around the village

On Thursday December 20th meeting in St. Dunstan’s Church at 6.00 pm everyone is invited to come carol singing around the village with the church choir to help raise money for charity. Afterwards refreshments will be served. If you enjoy singing please come along – singers of all standards are welcome!

The Chandos Ensemble

A Candlelight Concert of String Music for the New Year” on 5th January at 7 pm. Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Violin; Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major. There will be a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and raffle. Tickets £8 (accompanied children under 18 £3) available from Rachel (01844) 761535 or Penny 07762 880219 or Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
 
Help fundraise for St Dunstan’s
If you are planning to order Christmas gifts online, did you know that you can also raise money for St Dunstan’s? Go onto the easyfundraising.org.uk website, search for ‘St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough’, click the ‘support this cause’ button and create an account (you’ll need an email address) and then search for the retailer you are planning to order from. The Easy fundraising website will then take you to the required online shop, and a percentage of your spend will be donated to the church. I have been doing this for the last year or so, and have raised nearly £20. If we all did it, just think how much we could raise...I am happy to help navigate you through the minefield that can sometimes be the internet. Speak to me, Sue Ingram for more details (275287) suemingram@hotmail.com

Pew movers required
After the morning service on Sunday January 13th we will need a lot of help to move the pews so that the decorators can start work the next day. If you can help (or know of someone who can) please let James know.

Redecoration of St. Dunstan’s Church
The church is beginning to look scruffy in a number of places and owing to some significant legacies and the continuing generosity of parishioners it will be possible to redecorate the whole church starting from Monday January 14th to Wednesday February 6th. The work is being undertaken by M. Simmonds Decorating Contractors and will take about 3 weeks. During this time services will continue as usual but in different locations. The 10 am service will take place in the Whiteleaf Scout Centre in Courtmoor Close (please park in Mill Lane) and all other services in the church hall. We aim to keep the disruption to a minimum and more details will be posted as they become available. One thing we do know is that help will be needed on Sunday January 13th to move some of the pews. James

Yew Bush

One of the yew bushes outside the South Door has been cut back to its stump in anticipation of a path being created between the church and the back of the church hall where we hope to site two additional toilets to cater for the large number of people attending special events and services.

Coffee and Mince Pies at the Rectory
As in the past everyone is invited for coffee and mince pies at The Rectory after the 10.00am Communion service on Sunday December 30th. Even if you don’t come to the service you are very welcome!

Confirmation Classes
A Confirmation Service will be held in the area in 2019. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James before January 14th. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in the New Year. 

 

The Next Few Weeks 

Tues 18th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Christmas Service
Wed 19th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Christmas Service
2.30pm Friendship Group
7.30pm Advent House Group
(7 Mead Acre)
Thurs 20th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
6.00pm Community Carol singing
(see notices)
Sun 23rd Dec 10.00am Parish Communion             
3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service
Mon 24th Dec Christmas Eve 3.00pm Crib Service                       
6.00pm Village Carol Service         
11.30pm Midnight Communion
Tues 25th Dec Christmas Day 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Communion
Thurs 27th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 30th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion (Mince pies afterwards at the Rectory)
6.00pm Evensong
New Year’s Eve 5.00pm Evening Prayer
Thurs 3rd Jan 9.30am Holy Communion and prayers for healing
2.00pm Monks Monkeys restarts
Sat 5th January 7.00pm Candlelit concert for the New Year (see notices)
Sun 6th Jan    The Epiphany 8.00am Holy Communion             
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of Oliver Hagger                                  
6.00pm Evensong
Thurs 10th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion 
Fellowship Coffee morning             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 13th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion         
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 14th Jan Redecoration of church starts
Wed 16th Jan 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 17th Jan 9.30am Holy Communion (church hall)            
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 20th Jan 10.00am Parish Communion (in the Scout Hall)
6.00pm Evensong (church hall)
6.00pm Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (PR Baptist Church)
6.00pm ‘Later’ youth group (at Princes Risborough Methodist Church)




Friday, 7 December 2018

Pew Sheet 9th December 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. 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.

Sunday 9th December

Second Sunday of Advent

 

God calls us to prepare the way for Christ. Let us each examine our own hearts and lives, open to God’s plan and seeking ways in which to welcome him.


10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Malachi 3.1-4
God’s messenger is coming to prepare the way. He will act as a refiner and purify the descendants of Levi.

Second Reading: Philippians 1.3-11
Paul thanks God for the Philippians and prays for them constantly. He longs for them and prays that their love may overflow, so that in the day of Christ they may be pure and blameless.

Gospel: Luke 3.1-6
The word of God came to John the Baptist in the fifteenth year of the Emperor Tiberius and he begins to preach his message of repentance. The famous words from Isaiah, “Prepare the way of the Lord,” describe his mission.
Hymns: 406, 695, 282   Communion: 633, 66, 949
Psalm: Benedictus  Anthem: Advent message

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
Readings: Malachi 3.1-4, Luke 3.1-6.

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Isaiah 40.1-11, Luke 1.1-25.
Hymns: 263, 691, 655; Psalm: 75

Prayer of the Week
God of our salvation, you strengthen the winding ways of our hearts and smooth the paths made rough by sin. Make our conduct blameless, keep our hearts watchful in holiness, and bring to perfection the good you have begun in us. We ask this through him whose coming is 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 for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 Your prayers are asked this week for:

 
  • MPs in the current Brexit debate, that cooperating in honesty, integrity and understanding, they might work towards bringing the greatest good to the greatest number of people
  • All who befriend drug addicts and run rehabilitation programmes and centres
  • Refugees who search for shelter and security, often risking their lives as they search for a new home and a new life
  • Upper Icknield Way (PR) West Lane (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison and Veronica Parker
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper and Anna Ballard
  • The recently departed: Janet Drurie
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Pat Kimber, Rowland Hill, Audrey Stonell and Audrey Astley-Cooper
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices


Advent Fayre and Christingle success
There was a lovely atmosphere and a good crowd of people came to the delights of the Advent Fayre and the Christingle service. With the Advent Fayre over £1,000 was taken with a profit of about £850 once expenses were taken into consideration. With the Christingle a whopping £704.15 was raised for the work of the Children’s Society. Thank you to everyone who made these such enjoyable community occasions. James

Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band

This will take place on Wednesday December 12th 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.

9 Lessons and Carols 6 pm Dec. 16th and Village Carol service 6 pm Dec. 24th : Readers Required
I am always on the look-out for people to read at these services. If you are available and would like to read at either or both these services, please let me know. Many thanks, James

Carol Singing around the village

On Thursday December 20th meeting in St. Dunstan’s Church at 6.00 pm everyone is invited to come carol singing around the village with the church choir to help raise money for charity. Afterwards refreshments will be served. If you enjoy singing please come along – singers of all standards are welcome!

The Chandos Ensemble

A Candlelight Concert of String Music for the New Year” on 5th January at 7 pm. Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Violin; Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major. There will be a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and raffle. Tickets £8 (accompanied children under 18 £3) available from Rachel (01844) 761535 or Penny 07762 880219 or Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
 
Help fundraise for St Dunstan’s
If you are planning to order Christmas gifts online, did you know that you can also raise money for St Dunstan’s? Go onto the easyfundraising.org.uk website, search for ‘St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough’, click the ‘support this cause’ button and create an account (you’ll need an email address) and then search for the retailer you are planning to order from. The Easy fundraising website will then take you to the required online shop, and a percentage of your spend will be donated to the church. I have been doing this for the last year or so, and have raised nearly £20. If we all did it, just think how much we could raise...I am happy to help navigate you through the minefield that can sometimes be the internet. Speak to me, Sue Ingram for more details (275287) suemingram@hotmail.com

Redecoration of St. Dunstan’s Church
The church is beginning to look scruffy in a number of places and owing to some significant legacies and the continuing generosity of parishioners it will be possible to redecorate the whole church starting from Monday January 14th. The work is being undertaken by M. Simmonds Decorating Contractors and will take about 3 weeks. During this time services will continue as usual but in different locations. The 10 am service will take place in the Whiteleaf Scout Centre in Courtmoor Close (please park in Mill Lane) and all other services in the church hall. We aim to keep the disruption to a minimum and more details will be posted as they become available. One thing we do know is that help will be needed on Sunday January 13th to move some of the pews. James

Yew Bush 
One of the yew bushes outside the South Door has been cut back to its stump in anticipation of a path being created between the church and the back of the church hall where we hope to site two additional toilets to cater for the large number of people attending special events and services.

Coffee and Mince Pies at the Rectory
As in the past everyone is invited for coffee and mince pies at The Rectory after the 10.00am Communion service on Sunday December 30th. Even if you don’t come to the service you are very welcome!

Confirmation Classes
A Confirmation Service will be held in the area in 2019. If you (or your son/daughter) would like to consider being confirmed please contact James before January 14th. Confirmation is traditionally seen as the entry point to receive Holy Communion as a person ‘confirms’ the promises made on their behalf at their Baptism. Preparation sessions will take place in the New Year.

 

The Next Few Weeks 


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

Mon 10th Dec 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting
Wed 12th Dec 7.30pm Advent House Group
(7 Mead Acre)
8.00pm Chinnor Silver Band Concert (see notices)
Thurs 13th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion               
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall): resumes January 3rd
7.30pm Fellowship Christmas Party (church hall)
Sun 16th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion and Baptism                                          
6.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols  
Tues 18th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Christmas Service
Wed 19th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Christmas Service
2.30pm Friendship Group
7.30pm Advent House Group (7 Mead Acre)
Thurs 20th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
6.00pm Community Carol singing
Sun 23rd Dec 10.00am Parish Communion             
3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service
Mon 24th Dec Christmas Eve 3.00pm Crib Service                       
6.00pm Village Carol Service         
11.30pm Midnight Communion
Tues 25th Dec Christmas Day 8.00am Holy Communion               
10.00am All Age Family Communion
Thurs 27th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
Sun 30th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion            
6.00pm Evensong
New Year’s Eve 5.00pm Evening Prayer


Friday, 30 November 2018

Pew Sheet 2nd December 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the hall after the 10.00am service.

Sunday 2nd December

Christingle Service

 

In Advent we look for the coming of the Christ child but also look further ahead to that time when we will come face to face with our Lord. Let us come before God now, with love for ourselves and for one another.

8.00am Holy Communion
First Reading: Romans 13.8-14
Second Reading: Matthew 21.1-13  

10.00am All Age Family Service without Communion
Bible readings: Genesis 1: 1-5 and John 1:1-5
Hymns: 108, 839, Candle in your Window, 201, 901, 845, 932, 419,

6.00pm CTR Advent Carol Service
Hymns: 932, 480, 128, 57, 527, 405.

Prayer of the Week
God our Saviour, you utter a word of promise and hope and hasten the day of justice and freedom, yet we live in a world forgetful of your word, our watchfulness dulled by the cares of life. Keep us alert. Make us attentive to your word, ready to look on your Son when he comes with power and great glory. Make us holy and blameless, ready to stand secure when the day of his coming shakes the world with terror. We ask this through him whose coming us 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 for ever and ever. Amen.

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • A reduction in hostilities and tension between Russia and Ukraine
  • Those suffering from AIDS or living with the HIV virus
  • Those young people and families who benefit from the work of the Children’s Society and others who do not receive the help they need  
  • Garages and petrol stations.  Restaurants and other service industries.
  • Summerleys Road (PR) Sandpit Lane, Chapel Lane & North Mill Road (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison and Veronica Parker
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper and Anna Ballard
  • The recently departed:
    • Jennie Covell and Janet Drurie
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Barry Mortimer, Joan Pitcher, Roy Lawrence, Elizabeth Bragger, Alan Gibson.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
The Whitechapel Mission is dedicated to providing a lifeline to the men and women caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy and lasting productivity.                        www.whitechapel.org.uk

 

Notices

 

Advent Fayre Success
There was a lovely atmosphere and a good crowd of people came to the delights of the Advent Fayre. Over £1,000 was taken with a profit of about £850 once expenses were taken into consideration. Thank you to everyone who made this such an enjoyable community event. James

House Group in Advent

‘Advent Reflections on Waiting’ is a course taking place at 7.30 pm at 7 Mead Acre, based on the book by Dr Paula Gooder: ‘The Meaning of Waiting’. Wednesday December 5th Waiting for the Day of the Lord; Wednesday December 12th* Waiting between the Times; Tuesday December 18th A lifetime of waiting. If you would like to come along to these sessions, please do contact: Jill Iredale: 346488 jillstovold@icloud.com or James: 275944

Church Together in Risborough Advent Service:
Everyone is welcome to this service at the start of Advent to help in their preparations to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This years’ service will be held at St. Dunstan’s on Sunday December 2nd at 6 pm. There will be well known ‘Advent’ hymns together with readings and reflections to mark this time of watching and waiting within the church’s calendar.

Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band

This will take place on Wednesday December 12th 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

9 Lessons and Carols 6 pm Dec. 16th and Village Carol service 6 pm Dec. 24th : Readers Required

I am always on the look-out for different people to read at these services. If you are available and would like to read at either or both these services, please let me know. Many thanks, James

Carol Singing around the village
On Thursday December 20th meeting in St. Dunstan’s Church at 6.00 pm everyone is invited to come carol singing around the village with the church choir to help raise money for charity. Afterwards refreshments will be served. If you enjoy singing please come along – singers of all standards are welcome!

The Chandos Ensemble
“A Candlelight Concert of String Music for the New Year” on 5th January at 7 pm. Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Violin; Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major. There will be a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and raffle. Tickets £8 (accompanied children under 18 £3) available from Rachel (01844) 761535 or Penny 07762 880219 or Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church
 
Help fundraise for St Dunstan’s
If you are planning to order Christmas gifts online, did you know that you can also raise money for St Dunstan’s? Go onto the easyfundraising.org.uk website, search for ‘St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough’, click the ‘support this cause’ button and create an account (you’ll need an email address) and then search for the retailer you are planning to order from. The Easy fundraising website will then take you to the required online shop, and a percentage of your spend will be donated to the church. I have been doing this for the last year or so, and have raised nearly £20. If we all did it, just think how much we could raise...I am happy to help navigate you through the minefield that can sometimes be the internet. Speak to me, Sue Ingram for more details (275287) suemingram@hotmail.com

Redecoration of St. Dunstan’s Church
The church is beginning to look scruffy in a number of places and owing to some significant legacies and the continuing generosity of parishioners it will be possible to redecorate the whole church starting from Monday January 14th. The work is being undertaken by M. Simmonds Decorating Contractors and will take about 3 weeks. During this time services will continue as usual but in different locations. The 10 am service will take place in the Whiteleaf Scout Centre in Courtmoor Close (please park in Mill Lane) and all other services in the church hall. We aim to keep the disruption to a minimum and more details will be posted as they become available. One thing we do know is that help will be needed on Sunday January 13th to move some of the pews. James

Yew Bush
One of the yew bushes outside the South Door has been cut back to its stump in anticipation of a path being created between the church and the back of the church hall where we hope to site two additional toilets to cater for the large number of people attending special events and services.

Coffee and Mince Pies at the Rectory
As in the past everyone is invited for coffee and mince pies at The Rectory after the 10.00am Communion service on Sunday December 30th. Even if you don’t come to the service you are very welcome!

The Next Few Weeks 

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

Wed 5th Dec 10.30am Monks Risborough School Nativity (open to the community)
Thurs 6th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion and Prayers for Healing     
10.30am Monks Risborough School Nativity (open to the community)                           
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 9th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion         
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion 
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 10th Dec 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting
Wed 12th Dec 8.00pm Chinnor Silver Band Concert (see notices)
Thurs 13th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion                
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall) 
7.30pm Fellowship Christmas Party (church hall)
Sun 16th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion and Baptism                                          
6.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols  
Tues 18th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Service
Wed 19th Dec 9.30am Monks Risborough School Service
2.30pm Friendship Group
Thurs 20th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion
6.00pm Community Carol singing
Sun 23rd Dec 10.00am Parish Communion             
3.00pm Owlswick Carol Service
Mon 24th Dec Christmas Eve 3.00pm Crib Service                       
6.00pm Village Carol Service         
11.30pm Midnight Communion
Tues 25th Dec Christmas Day 8.00am Holy Communion                
10.00am All Age Family Communion
Thurs 27th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion

Friday, 23 November 2018

Pew Sheet 25th November 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

www.stdunstanschurch.com

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

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

Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. Please do make use of the children’s corner in church with books, colouring sheets, toys etc. Coffee and squash is served in the hall after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 25th November

Christ the King

 

Together today we offer a welcome to our king, the king of kings, who is the way, the truth and the life.


10.00am Parish Communion
(God in the life of…Paula Salmon, also with Rev. Charlotte Collins, Deputy Head of Spiritual and Pastoral Care  
        
First Reading: Daniel 7 v 9-10 & 13-14
Daniel recounts his vision of the Son of Man being given authority, glory and sovereign power by the Ancient One. All nations and peoples worship God, whose kingdom is unique and will never be destroyed.

Second Reading: Revelation 1 v 4b-8
John greets the seven churches in Asia with a vision of Christ on the throne being worshipped.

Gospel: John 18 v 33-37
Jesus is questioned by Pilate, who asks him if he is the king of the Jews. Jesus replies that his kingdom is from another place, and that he came into the world to testify to the truth.

Hymns: 580, 683, 104. Psalm: 93
Communion: 718, 69, 156.

3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Readings: Daniel 5; John 6 v 1-15
Hymns: 433 (vs. 1, 2, 3, & 6), 490, 134, 394
Psalm: 72v1-7

Prayer of the Week
Almighty and eternal God, to Jesus Christ, the first-born from the dead, you have granted everlasting dominion and a kingship that shall not pass away. Remove from us every desire for privilege and power, that we may imitate the sacrificial love of Christ our King, and, as a royal and priestly people, serve you humbly in our brothers and sisters. Grant 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:

  • An end to the civil war in Yemen and other conflicts around the world
  • Brexit negotiations and unity in both parliament and nationally
  • Individuals and families affected by gambling 
  • Those who assess and offer compensation to victims of crime and accidents, that they may be generous in spirit.
  • Speen CE First School, its pupils, staff, head and governors. 
  • Sawmill Road (L) Dairymeade (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison and Veronica Parker
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard and Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Noel Murtagh, Jennie Covell
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Margaret Martin, Dorothy Pine, Lily Barraclough, Keith Barnes, Grace Freed.

Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Rennie Grove House Hospice Care - a charity providing care and support for patients in Herts and Bucks diagnosed with life-limiting illness www.renniegrove.org

 

Notices


Clerk Needed for the Monks Risborough Parochial Charities (MRPC)
The charity was established in the 19th century with the aim of providing for the poor and elderly of the ancient parish of Monks Risborough. Until recently the charity donated fuel, clothes and medicines for the benefit of those in need. Today this translates into providing shopping vouchers at Christmas to the financially less well-off and assisting those with social and educational needs on an ad hoc basis. The charity derives its income from the rental of agricultural land and allotments in the area. The Trustees are currently looking for a new clerk to assist in the smooth running of the charity. The clerk’s roles are to take minutes at meetings (usually two a year), act as an initial point of enquiry for questions regarding the allotments and plots of land, managing the Charity’s finances, and making arrangements for tenancy agreements. This is a voluntary position that would suit anyone with an interest in the local community, the countryside and/or land management, and good communication skills. If you or anyone else you know might be interested in this role please contact the Chairman of the Trustees for an informal chat: Rev James Tomkins, The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE (01844 275944) jamestomkins@@btinternet.com

House Group in Advent

‘Advent Reflections on Waiting’ is the four-session course taking place at 7.30 pm at 7 Mead Acre, based on the book by Dr Paula Gooder: ‘The Meaning of Waiting’. Tuesday November 27th Called to wait; Wednesday December 5th Waiting for the Day of the Lord; Wednesday December 12th* Waiting between the Times; Tuesday December 18th A lifetime of waiting. If you would like to come along to these sessions, please do contact: Jill Iredale: 346488 jillstovold@icloud.com or James: 275944

Redecoration of St. Dunstan’s Church

The church is beginning to look scruffy in a number of places and owing to some significant legacies and the continuing generosity of parishioners it will be possible to redecorate the whole church starting from Monday January 14th. The work is being undertaken by M. Simmonds Decorating Contractors and will take about 3 weeks. During this time services will continue as usual but in different locations. The 10 am service will take place in the Whiteleaf Scout Centre in Courtmoor Close (please park in Mill Lane) and all other services in the church hall. We aim to keep the disruption to a minimum and more details will be posted as they become available. One thing we do know is that helps will be needed on Sunday January 13th to move some of the pews. James

Yew Bush

One of the yew bushes outside the South Door has been cut back to its stump in anticipation of a path being created between the church and the back of the church hall where we hope to site two additional toilets to cater for the large number of people attending special events and services.

Volunteers required for
churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday December 1st we are looking to clear the remaining fallen leaves from the churchyard. Please can you bring along a rake and/or leaf grabber if you have one and we’ll provide plenty of big, garden sacks.

Elves Required

On December 1st 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 or if you'd be able to help making refreshments for the leaf sweepers please let me know. Rosemary 344417

Church Together in Risborough Advent Service
:
Everyone is welcome to this service at the start of Advent to help in their preparations to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This years’ service will be held at St. Dunstan’s on Sunday December 2nd at 6 pm. There will be well known ‘Advent’ hymns together with readings and reflections to mark this time of watching and waiting within the church’s calendar.

Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band

This will take place on Wednesday December 12th 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 Chandos Ensemble

“A Candlelight Concert of String Music for the New Year” on 5th January at 7 pm. Elgar: Serenade for Strings; Bach: Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Violin; Mozart: Symphony no 29 in A major. There will be a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink and raffle. Tickets £8 (accompanied children under 18 £3) available from Rachel (01844) 761535 or Penny 07762 880219 or Sally’s Sewing Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or www.ticketsource.co.uk/st-dunstans-church


The Next Few Weeks  

 

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

Mon 26th Nov 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Tues 27th Nov 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Wed 28th Nov 3.15pm Funeral of Noel Murtagh (Milton Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham)
Thurs 29th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 1st Dec 9.30am Leaf sweep (see notices)
9.30am Christingle Factory (see notices)
12.00 – 3.00 pm Monks Risborough School Fair
2.00pm wedding
Sun 2nd Dec 8.00am Holy Communion            
10.00am Christingle Service                       
6.00pm Churches Together in Risborough Advent Service (see notices)
Wed 5th Dec 10.30am Monks Risborough School Nativity (open to the community)
Thurs 6th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion and Prayers for Healing     
10.30am Monks Risborough School Nativity (open to the community)                             
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 9th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion         
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong
Mon 10th Dec 8.00pm Silent Prayer Meeting
Wed 12th Dec 8.00pm Chinnor Silver Band Concert (see notices)
Thurs 13th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion;
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall) 
7.30pm Fellowship Christmas Party (church hall)
Sun 16th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion and Baptism
6.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols  

Friday, 9 November 2018

Pew Sheet 11th November 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry
 
www.stdunstanschurch.com
 
Vicar: The Revd. James Tomkins
01844 275944 (day off Tuesday)
jamestomkins@btinternet.com
The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE

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

Welcome!

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


***DOUBLE EDITION***

Sunday 11th November 2018

 

Remembrance Sunday

 

As we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, we meet to remember those who have died in wartime and to repent of all that causes conflict in the world. We turn to worship God and to follow Christ, who has brought the good news of God’s kingdom of peace.



10.00am Parish Remembrance (without Communion)
Readings:
Ecclesiastes 3.1-8, Micah 4.1-5, John 15.5-17
Hymns: 409, 68, 177 (vs. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 8)

10.55 Act of Remembrance, war memorial, Mill Lane

11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion

Readings: Micah 4.1-5, John 15.5-17

6.00pm Service of Remembrance with readings, music and reflections
Hymns: 252, 584, 67, 144, 437, 379, 575, 33
Anthem: Give Rest, O Christ

7.05pm Ringing for the Nation

Sunday 18th November 2018

 

Second Sunday before Advent 

 

10.00am Parish Communion
Readings
: Daniel 12: 1-3, Hebrews 10: 1-25, Mark 13: 1-8.
Hymns: 137, 70, 642; Communion: 487, 126, 381
Psalm: 16

6.00pm Evensong
Readings: Daniel 3 v 13-end, Matthew 13 v 24-30 & 36-43
Hymns: 106, 643, 756; Psalm: 95v1-7

Your prayers are asked this week for:


  • 11th: The victims of war who have lost their lives in the service of others, and the innocent killed by the cruelty of humanity. 18th: Those who cover sickness amongst their colleagues and often at the expense of their own wellbeing.
  • 11th: Those involved in planning potential new housing developments as part of the Wycombe District Council Local Plan. 18th: Hearing dogs for deaf people.
  • 11th: Northfield Road (PR) Roundlands & Eastlands (LG) 18th: Peel Court (PR) Hampden Gate & Hampden Road (Sp)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison and Veronica Parker
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard and Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Alison Kemp, Monica Green, Cynthia George, Maggie Thompson and Rev. Kate Fergusson
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • 11th: Dewis Smith, Harry Mullens, Harold Tapping, Clare Sunley,
    • 18th: Hilda Sandell, John Baverstock, John Jolley, Alice Broadmeadow, Vera Girling, Sheila Benham.

 

Notices


Clerk Needed for the Monks Risborough Parochial Charities (MRPC)
The charity was established in the 19th century with the aim of providing for the poor and elderly of the ancient parish of Monks Risborough. Until recently the charity donated fuel, clothes and medicines for the benefit of those in need. Today this translates into providing shopping vouchers at Christmas to the financially less well-off and assisting those with social and educational needs on an ad hoc basis. The charity derives its income from the rental of agricultural land and allotments in the area. The Trustees are currently looking for a new clerk to assist in the smooth running of the charity. The clerk’s roles are to take minutes at meetings (usually two a year), act as an initial point of enquiry for questions regarding the allotments and plots of land, managing the Charity’s finances, and making arrangements for tenancy agreements. This is a voluntary position that would suit anyone with an interest in the local community, the countryside and/or land management, and good communication skills. If you or anyone else you know might be interested in this role please contact the Chairman of the Trustees for an informal chat: Rev James Tomkins, The Rectory, Mill Lane, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE (01844 275944) jamestomkins@@btinternet.com

Advent Fair – Saturday November 24th 10 am to noon
The stalls will include jewellery, craft items, cards and gift tags, cakes and produce, plants and bulbs, raffle, children’s corner and lots more. Cathy Farquhar is organising a lovely hamper as the main raffle prize. If you can supply/buy one or more of the following items (sherry, white wine, red wine, port, tea, coffee, chutney, Christmas cake, Christmas crackers, festive serviettes, Christmas pudding, posh nibbles, crackers (for cheese), chocolates, biscuits, mince pies) please can you write your name next to the item on the list in the porch.  Items are needed by Sunday 19th November.  High quality raffle prizes are also required. If you have something suitable please let Ann Myers know (01494 489815) along with donations of quality surplus (Christmas) presents in good condition for the Tombola (Gwen Miles 345230) such as jigsaws, games, children’s toys, bottles of wine/port/gin/whisky etc., Christmas decorations/tree baubles, jam, chutney, chocolates, tins of sweets, Christmas pudding, candles, knitted hats, scarves, etc. Thank you.

Paddington 2 (PG) on Saturday November 24th at 5 pm
This brilliant and much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. It’s a must for all ages. Adults £4 and accompanied
children £1. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (343966).

God in the life of…Paula Salmon
Up until a few years ago we ran a very successful series of talks that took the place of the sermon slot at the 10 am service. This was called ‘God in the life of…’ and gave the opportunity for people to speak about how their faith and life intersected. On occasions this proved quite challenging to listen to as real issues were talked about. Paula Salmon (accompanied by Rev. Charlotte Collins) will be talking from their experiences about mental health on November 25th at the 10 am service. This will touch on difficult and sensitive subjects so if anyone is affected by any of the issues raised details will be available so that people have the chance to follow through any issues that may arise and affect them. James

Volunteers required for
churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday December 1st we are looking to clear the remaining 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 garden sacks.

Elves Required
On December 1st 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 or help making refreshments for the leaf sweepers please let me know. Rosemary (344417)

House Group in Advent
‘Advent Reflections on Waiting’ is the four-session course taking place at 7.30 pm at 7 Mead Acre, based on the book by Dr Paula Gooder: ‘The Meaning of Waiting’. Tuesday November 27th Called to wait; Wednesday December 5th Waiting for the Day of the Lord; Wednesday December 12th* Waiting between the Times; Tuesday December 18th A lifetime of waiting. If you would like to come along to these sessions, please do contact: Jill Iredale: 346488 jillstovold@icloud.com or James: 275944 jamestomkins@btinternet.com

Christmas Concert by Candlelight, Chinnor Silver Band: Tickets selling very fast
This will take place on Wednesday December 12th 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 

The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer will take place on Thursday only at 8.45 am for the weeks commencing November 11th and 18th.   

Thurs 15th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion              
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 16th Nov 2.30pm Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alison Kemp (you do not need to wear black)
Sat 17th Nov 7.30 pm  Owlswick quiz (sold out)
Sun 18th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group, Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Mon 19th Nov 12.30pm Memorial Service for Monica Green
Wed 21st Nov 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 22nd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ at the Rectory
Sat 24th Nov 10.00am Advent Fair (see notices)
5.00pm ‘Pop-up’ Cinema: Paddington 2 (PG) (see notices)
Sun 25th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion (God in the life of…Paula Salmon, also with Rev. Charlotte Collins, Deputy Head of Spiritual and Pastoral Care          
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 26th Nov 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Tues 27th Nov 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
7.30pm Advent House Group (please see notices)
Thurs 29th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion              
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 1st Dec 9.30am Leaf sweep (see notices)
9.30am Christingle Factory (see notices)
2.00pm wedding
Sun 2nd Dec 8.00am Holy Communion           
10.00am Christingle Service                      
6.00pm Churches Together in Risborough Advent Service

Friday, 2 November 2018

Pew Sheet 4th November 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

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

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


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate 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 in the hall after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 4th November

Fourth Sunday before Advent

 

8.00am Holy Communion
First Reading: Philippians 3.17-end
Second Reading: Matthew 22.15-22

10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism of Leo McCormack

Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
Hymns: 45, 964, 819, 876
Communion: 47, 674, 856, 212

3.00pm Time to Remember
Hymns: 114, 144, 649, 437, 938, 931, 533, 689
Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus, C. Saint-Saens

Prayer of the Week
Lord our God, you are the one God and there is no other. Give us grace to hear and heed the great commandment of your kingdom, that we may love you with all our heart and love our neighbour as ourselves. 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:

  • Leo at the start of his Christian journey through Baptism
  • Those living in poverty, hunger or under oppression
  • Greater worldwide concern and action over climate change and damage to the environment
  • “The Boss”- the person we serve in our lives, who give us authority and who we answer to.
  • Adult Learning & Education Programmes and the University of the Third Age.
  • Market Square (PR) Main Road & New Road (LG) (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison and Veronica Parker
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard and Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed:
    • Alison Kemp, Monica Green
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Royston Gay, Roger Haigh, Vi Broderick, Pam Gordon, Beattie Brown.
Please remember the charities that the parish supports:
 Rennie Grove House Hospice Care - a charity providing care and support for patients in Herts and Bucks diagnosed with life-limiting illness                  www.renniegrove.org

 

Notices

 

Double Edition of the Pew Sheet
Next Sunday there will be a double edition of the pew sheet. Please bear this in mind when submitting notices.

‘Time to Remember’ Service, November 4th, 3 pm
A service to give thanks for those we love but see no longer with well-known hymns, readings and the lighting of candles. Everyone welcome

‘Journey’s End’ (12) on Saturday November 10th, 7pm
Based on RC Sherriff's play and novel of the same name the film is set in March 1918 as C-Company arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches with a German offensive imminent. Adults £4 and accompanied children £1. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343966).

Town Farm Art Show in Cheddington
Perfectly timed for that special Christmas gift! Ten artists & makers showing paintings, illustration, printmaking, ceramics, woodturning, embroidery & jewellery, plus willow weaving & sculpture in the garden   Free entry
Mulled wine & home baked festive treats in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.  Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November, 10am – 4pm. 6 Town Farm, Cheddington, Near Tring, LU7 0TT. Please park on High Street – not in Town Farm. Photos & more info at www.townfarmartshow.blogspot.com

Advent Fair – Saturday November 25th 10 am to noon
The stalls will include jewellery, craft items, cards and gift tags, cakes and produce, plants and bulbs, raffle, children’s corner and lots more. Cathy Farquhar is organising a lovely hamper as the main raffle prize. If you can supply/buy one or more of the following items (sherry, white wine, red wine, port, tea, coffee, chutney, Christmas cake, Christmas crackers, festive serviettes, Christmas pudding, posh nibbles, crackers (for cheese), chocolates, biscuits, mince pies) please can you write your name next to the item on the list in the porch.  Items are needed by Sunday 19th November.  June Timms is looking for baskets/bowls to plant bulbs in to sell at the fair. If you have a supply of baskets or bowls please leave them inside the Church or telephone June on 344966 and she will arrange to collect them. High quality raffle prizes are also required. If you have something suitable please let Ann Myers know (01494 489815) along with donations of quality surplus (Christmas) presents in good condition for the Tombola (Gwen Miles 345230) such as jigsaws, games, children’s toys, bottles of wine/port/gin/whisky etc., Christmas decorations/tree baubles, jam, chutney, chocolates, tins of sweets, Christmas pudding, candles, knitted hats, scarves, etc. Thank you.

Paddington 2 (PG) on Saturday November 24th at 5 pm
The brilliant and much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. It’s a must for all ages. Adults £4 and accompanied children £1. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343966).

Volunteers required for churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday December 1st we are looking to clear the remaining 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 December 1st 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 or if you'd be able to help making refreshments for the leaf sweepers please let me know. Rosemary 344417

Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band
This will take place on Wednesday December 12th 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 


The Church is open daily to visit from 9.30am–4.00pm
Morning Prayer usually takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.45am to 9.05am (except Bank Holidays). For the weeks commencing November 12th and November 19th it will take place on Thursday only. Everyone welcome.  

Thurs 8th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Reverse Advent Fellowship Meeting
Sat 10th Nov 2.00pm Marriage Blessing
7.00pm ‘Pop-Up’ Cinema: Journey’s End (12)
Sun 11th Nov
Armistice Day/
Remembrance
Sunday
10.00am Parish Remembrance Service (without communion)
10.55am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Service of readings, music and reflection for Armistice
7.05pm Ringing for the Nation
Thurs 15th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Fri 16th Nov 2.30pm Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alison Kemp
Sat 17th Nov 7.30 pm  Owlswick quiz (sold out)
Sun 18th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion          
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group, Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Wed 21st Nov 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 22nd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion             
2.00pm Knitters and Natterers (church hall)
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church)
7.30pm ‘Pilgrim Course’ at the Rectory
Sat 24th Nov 10.00am Advent Fair (see notices)
5.00pm ‘Pop-up’ Cinema: Paddington 2 (PG) (see notices)
Sun 25th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion (God in the life of…Paula Salmon, also with Rev. Charlotte Collins, Deputy Head of Spiritual and Pastoral Care           
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 26th Nov 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)
Tues 27th Nov 9.15am Fellowship Walk (layby)
Thurs 29th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion               2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 1st Dec 9.30am Leaf sweep (see notices)
9.30am Christingle Factory
(see notices)
2.00pm wedding
Sun 2nd Dec 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Christingle Service                      
6.00pm Churches Together in Risborough Advent Service
Thurs 6th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion and Prayers for Healing                                 
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sun 9th Dec 10.00am Parish Communion       
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion
6.00pm Evensong



Saturday, 27 October 2018

Pew Sheet 28th October 2018

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

Registered Charity Number: 1153869.

Part of the Risborough Team Ministry

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

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


Welcome!

We hope you will appreciate worshipping here with us. Please take away our welcome leaflet on the table for all of our services and activities. The 10 o’clock club for children meets in the church hall where coffee, squash and biscuits will be served after the 10.00am communion service.

Sunday 28th October

Saints Simon and Jude (last Sunday after Trinity)


As St. Simon and St. Jude, the humblest of the apostles, heard and heeded the Lord, so let us be attentive to Christ’s presence and obedient to his call as we worship him

10.00am Parish Communion

First Reading: Isaiah 28 v 14-16
The prophet warns arrogant leaders not to place their confidence in human schemes, but to rely on the trustworthiness of God.

Second Reading: Ephesians 2 v 19-end
Paul reassures the Gentile believers that they belong to God’s new covenant people, transformed through worship into a “living temple” united in Christ and indwelt by his Spirit

Gospel: John 15 v 17-end
Jesus forewarns his disciples that following him means facing the same hostility as he has done from those determined to reject the Son of God.

Hymns: 98, 12, 746
Psalm 119v89-96
Communion: 288, 278, 937
Anthem: ‘Teach me, O Lord’ by Thomas Attwood

3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
First Reading: Jeremiah 3 v 11-18
Second Reading: Jude 1-4 & 17 -end
Hymns: 453, 137, 434, 456 Psalm 119v9-16

Prayer of the Week

Almighty God, who has built your Church upon the foundation of the Apostles such as Simon and Jude and the Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Amen.

 

Your prayers are asked this week for:

  • Sufficient resources for hospitals and social care teams with the likelihood of increased demands for their services over the coming months.
  • All those affected by the prospect of unemployment or financial uncertainty with further job losses in the retail and other sectors of the economy being announced
  • The Anglican Church in the West Indies and closer to home for all members of the silent prayer and house groups
  • Youth clubs and youth groups.  Buckinghamshire County Council Youth Service.  Risborough Springs
  • Ker Maria Nursing Home (PR) Cherry Tree Nursing Home (B)
  • Those who are in need in our parish:
    • Joan Ballance, Pam Johnson, Pam Lidgley, Sue Caudery, Iris Hutchison and Veronica Parker
  • And also further afield for:
    • Alastair, Georgina Cole, Ginny Gibbs, Alex Chauhan, Cathy Owen, Gail, Suzy Cooper, Anna Ballard and Janet Drurie
  • The recently departed: Robin Jackson
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time:
    • Molly Clark, Ken Francis, Harry Goode, Dennis Parsons, Peggy Howes. 

Please remember the charities that the parish supports: Christian Aid is an international development charity. We work with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. www.christianaid.org.uk

 

Notices

 

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 October 31st 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 James

Volunteers required for churchyard leaf sweep
At 9.30 am on Saturday November 3rd and Saturday December 1st 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

Family Bonfire Night suitable for All Ages
Open to everyone especially if you prefer colour and prettiness over loud bangs! This will take place on Saturday November 3rd 5.30pm – 7.30pm at 32 Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough. Hot soup, mulled wine, hot chocolate, soft drinks and snacks will be served. Please bring ONE firework (not too loud!). RSVP Sue Ingram, 275287 or suemingram@hotmail.com

‘Time to Remember’ Service, November 4th, 3 pm
A service to give thanks for those we love but see no longer with well-known hymns, readings and the lighting of candles. Everyone welcome

‘Journey’s End’ (12) on Saturday November 10th, 7pm
Based on RC Sherriff's play and novel of the same name the film is set in March 1918 as C-Company arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches with a German offensive imminent. Adults £4 and accompanied children £1. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343966).

Advent Fair – Saturday November 24th 10 am to noon

The stalls will include jewellery, craft items, cards and gift tags, cakes and produce, plants and bulbs, raffle, children’s corner and lots more. Cathy Farquhar is organising a lovely hamper as the main raffle prize. If you can supply/buy one or more of the items from this (sherry, white wine, red wine, port, tea, coffee, chutney, Christmas cake, Christmas crackers, festive serviettes, Christmas pudding, posh nibbles, crackers (for cheese), chocolates, biscuits, mince pies) please can you write your name next to the item on the list in the porch.  Items are needed by Sunday 19th November.  June Timms is looking for baskets/bowls to plant bulbs in to sell at the fair. If you have a supply of baskets or bowls please leave them inside the Church or telephone June on 344966 and she will arrange to collect them. High quality raffle prizes are also required. If you have something suitable please let Ann Myers know (01494 489815). Thank you.

Paddington 2 (PG) on Saturday November 24th at 5 pm
The brilliant and much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. It’s a must for all ages. Adults £4 and accompanied children £1. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343966).

Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band
This will take place on Wednesday December 12th 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 


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

Wed 31st Oct 10am ‘Dying Matters’ at 17 Wellington Ave, Princes Risborough (see notices)
Thurs 1st Nov 9.30am Healing & Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 3rd Nov 9.30am Leaf Sweep in the churchyard (see notices)
2.00pm Naming/blessing service
5.30pm Bonfire party (see notices)
Sun 4th Nov 8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am All Age Family Communion and Baptism
3.00pm Time To Remember
Thurs 8th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Reverse Advent Fellowship Meeting
Sat 10th Nov 2.00pm Marriage Blessing
7.00pm ‘Pop-Up’ Cinema: Journey’s End (12)
Sun 11th Nov
Armistice Day/
Remembrance
Sunday
10.00am Parish Remembrance Service (without communion)
10.55am Act of Remembrance at the war memorial
11.30am Owlswick Holy Communion  6.00pm Service of readings, music and reflection for Armistice
7.05pm Ringing for the Nation
Thurs 15th Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
Sat 17th Nov 7.30pm Owlswick Quiz (sold out)
Sun 18th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion
6.00pm Evensong
6.00pm ‘Later’ Youth Group, Princes Risborough Methodist Church
Wed 21st Nov 2.30pm Friendship Group (church hall)
Thurs 22nd Nov 9.30am Holy Communion
2.00pm Monks Monkeys (church hall)
7.30pm Pilgrim Course at The Rectory
Sat 24th Nov 10.00am Advent Fair
5.00pm ‘Pop-up’ Cinema: Paddington 2 (PG)
Sun 25th Nov 10.00am Parish Communion (God in the life of…Paula Salmon, also with Rev. Charlotte Collins, Deputy Head of Spiritual and Pastoral Care
3.00pm Owlswick Evensong
Mon 26th Nov 8.00pm PCC meeting (church hall)