At Buckingham Parish Church, we know there is more to life than just what happens within the walls of our building. We are part of a local community and a global community, and God cares about both and wants the church to be a vessel for change and positive growth.
The Community Lunch
The Community Lunch is what people will tell you never exists - a free meal! Every Tuesday between Noon and 1.15pm we turn the Church into a restaurant and offer a full meal of Soup, a main and a pudding with tea or coffee thrown in - all totally free. We do ask for donations towards the cost from those that can afford it.
We usually welcome around 60-70 people every week from across all ages and it is a wonderful time to meet new people and for those who may struggle with loneliness to be amongst others. We even have a minibus that taxis people to lunch.
There is a wonderful team of volunteers in the kitchen (more always welcome!) and you will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.
The Food Bank
BPC set up and administers the Buckingham Food Bank which covers Buckingham and the surrounding villages.
Requests for food parcels are made by care agencies such as the CAB, GP’s, Community Nurses, Health Visitors, Local Churches who can help assess the need.
Calls are not taken direct from the public as it is important the issues leading to a food crisis are dealt with as well. Our team of volunteers deliver food parcels to agencies requesting them for their clients or to people’s homes.
Advice on issues leading to the need for a food parcel can be obtained by contacting the CAB Help Line on 03444-111444
If you feel the church can help then please get in touch with Jo Wigley on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and telephone number.
If you would like to contribute financially a bank transfer can be made using the following details:
Bank: Lloyds Bank
Account name : Buckingham PCC The Centre
Sort code : 30-91-39
Account Number : 00368427
Please put Food Bank on the transfer
We are fairly well stocked but a few bags going out soon depletes stock. Dried goods are always appreciated.
This food bank is not allowed to issue baby foods.
Buckingham Parish Church is passionate about being actively involved in the community and The Centre
is one of the most exciting developments in recent years. Located in the Buckingham Town Centre it allows for the development of current community outreach activities as well as opening opportunities for new ones.
The building is also being used by other groups who share the vision for making The Centre a place of warmth, compassion and friendship: helping to build a caring and supportive community Weekly events include:
Coffee and Company
Coffee and Company every morning Monday to Thursday between 10 am and 12 noon. Drop in for a coffee and some company, especially if you are on your own. There will always be someone to chat to. Why not bring your friends along and enjoy a warm relaxing atmosphere where you can wile away the morning.
Tea and Chat
takes place every Monday between 2.30 pm and 4 pm. Call in and enjoy a cup of tea and even a piece of cake. This is a great opportunity to meet and make new friends. Our team of volunteers will give you a warm welcome and would love to get to know you.
For booking enquiries, please contact Judith Wigley, Centre Manager, email@example.com
For further information about The Centre please contact Gill and Keith Croxton on 01280-815100
If you would like to personally support any of these projects or get involved yourself, please do get in contact.
It is a big mission field, and we need as many willing hands as possible!