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The Week Ahead:
Tues 20th February             8.30am     Prayer Meeting (21 Lenborough Rd)
                              12 noon-1.00pm      Community Lunch
                                             6.45pm     Blaze
Weds 21st February     9.30-12 noon    Women’s Connect
                                           10.00am      Holy Communion
                                            4.00pm      Praying for the World (21 Lenborough Rd)
                                            7.30pm       Alpha Course
Thurs 22nd February          10.00am     Ark Toddler Group
                                           10.00am      Daytime Alpha
                                            7.15pm       Choir Practice
Fri 23rd February                   1.30pm    Latin in South Room
                                            6.00pm     Hebrew in South Room
                                            7.00pm     Prayer Meeting in the Tower Room
Sat 24th February                8.30am    Men’s Breakfast
                                            9.30am      Greek Lessons and New Testament studies at the Centre
                                           10.00am      Cafe Service
 
Sunday 25th February                           Second Sunday in Lent
                                          8.00am        Holy Communion
                                            9.30am         Family Service
                                         11.00am        Parish Communion
                                        1.00pm         Benefice Shared Lunch BPC
                                        6.00pm         Contemporary Service
                                        6.00pm         Deanery Lent Evensong-Tingewick
 
Prayer Ministry:  Available at the 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.00pm services, in the Lady Chapel. At the 11.00am, please come after receiving Communion or later. Receiving prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting:  Please note that on 20 February, the prayer meeting will be held at Michael and Zena’s house, Owl Cottage, 21 Lenborough Road, Buckingham.
 
Men's Breakfast.  The next men's breakfast is on Saturday 24th February.  Will P-G will be speaking on his India trip.  Please let Danny now if you would like to come. curate@bpchurch.uk
 
Welcome Supper:  If you are new to Church and have never been to a Welcome Supper at the Rectory, then you are warmly invited to one. These evenings are a great way to meet other newcomers, hear the Vision and ask as many questions as you want! Very informal, no need to bring anything. Please email Sue Fox, parector@bpchurch.uk for details.
 
Parenting Teenagers Course - We are really excited to be running this for 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm, starting 28th February.  Further details and registration at www.bpchurch.uk/parenting
 
Fair-trade Fortnight:  is coming soon! It runs from 26th Feb to 11th March. The Traidcraft Big Brew will take place at the Old Gaol, Saturday March 11th in aid of Traidcraft’s ‘hidden entrepreneur’ campaign.  See info on the cupboard.
 
Fabric Team Leader.  We are seeking someone to oversee the maintenance of our Grade 1 listed Church.  This is a managerial job that requires a love of our building and the ability to liaise with contractors and apply for permissions for projects.  You’ll need to be available for meetings in working hours.  If interested in serving in this vital role please speak to Will.
 
Prayer for the World: We will be meeting to pray for the world 4pm, Wed. 21st February at 21, Lenborough Rd. We pray for our mission partners, the persecuted church and other current needs. Please do join us as part of fulfilling our church's Vision Statement. ‘Change the world'.  Tea will be on offer from 3.30pm. For further details please contact Zena Greig zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk or 309025.
 
Deanery Lent Evensongs: There will be an Evensong in a different Village Church on each Sunday in Lent, based on Bishop Steven’s book ‘Abundant Life - Reflections on the Raising of Lazarus’. Pick up a flier at the back of church for week by week venues and preachers.
 
Pop Up Connect Group: A new 6 week initiative at The Centre. There is still time to join us on Friday evenings: 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The Wisdom House is based on a dvd from Care for the Family by Rob Parsons. Contact Ian/Flo on 816718 for more details – join us if you can!
 
Bookstall:  There is a new selection of books on the bookstall, many suitable for Lent and Easter.  Some of the children’s books would make an ideal Easter gift for younger children.  Please have a look. 
Women’s Curry Night: Friday 9th March at 7pm at the Dipalee in town. £20 per head, only 40 spaces available. A great evening to socialise and get to know one another, we’d love to see you there! Email women@bpchurch.uk to book a place, or let Hannah Roskell or Ally Rodgers know that you’d like to come.
 
Marriage Course: Volunteers needed to help run the 7 week Marriage Course: Friday eves, 27th April. Contact Rosie, operations@bpchurch.uk
 
Healing Ministry Conference.  A small group from BPC is attending the ‘Pastor Randy Clark Healing & Impartation Day’ at Holy Trinity Brompton on Thursday 22nd March. If you’d like to come do book direct (google it) and let Will know.
 
Women’s World Day of Prayer: at St Mary's Stowe at 11am, Friday 2nd March. All welcome to this uplifting service, produced by the Women of Suriname. Crèche and refreshments provided. Further information from Cheryl Dawson 823026.
 
Messy Church: We are looking for volunteers to help with preparing food/cooking/washing up. Jo Brice at families@bpchurch.uk or 840887.
 
Taize Service: 5pm, Sunday March 4th, Well Street Church. A reflective time of worship in candlelight with prayers, songs and readings.
 
Accommodation needed: A 1/2 bed property to rent in Buckingham with good storage space. Please email Emma. emmacottrell@yahoo.com
 

Rector: Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@buckinghambenefice.org.uk (830221)
Curate: Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care Worker: Jo Ash: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:  Tim King: worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:  Emma King: youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker: Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Pastor: Tom Brice: kids@bpchurch.uk
Prayer Chain: If you need or know of someone who needs prayer, please call Gill Croxton who heads up the Prayer Chain (815100)
Stewardship Co-ordinator:  Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team: Jane Wardale and Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Connect Group Co ordinator: Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster: Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:  www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwarden            17th – 18th February Pam Fox (812511)                                                               19th – 23rd February Paddy Collins (823006)            
Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items to Shirley Embleton (07525 437232) or by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.