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25th August 2019                                                                    Tenth Sunday after Trinity
 
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in our services.
Please use the two zones at the back of church for younger children to play while the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 5pm service we have groups for children lead by our Youth Team.
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 5.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
25th August 2019                                                                    Tenth Sunday after Trinity
 
8am       Holy Communion (BCP)
10 am    Parish Communion      ‘Luke – Hypocrisy’
                                                              Heb 12: 18-28 (p.1211) Luke 13: 10-17 (p.1046)
 
5 pm      Combined Service          ‘Doing Family – How to do conflict resolution’
                & Picnic                      Matt 5: 23-34 & 18: 15 (p.969),
                                                 Eph 4: 26-31 (p.1175), Prov 18: 21 (p.654)
 
Today’s Collect
Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
 

Pray through the week for:
those who are ill 
all those who mourn that they may be comforted by God’s presence. 

The Week Ahead:
 
Tuesday 27th August
8.30 am
Prayer Meeting - Tower Room

Wednesday 28th Aug
10.00 am
Holy Communion

Friday 30th August
7.00 pm
Prayers in the Tower Room

Saturday 31st August
10.30am-12.00
Coffee Service Café
 
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 1st September
10.00 am
Parish Communion
 
5.00 pm
Combined Service & picnic
 
Benefice Picnic Lunch: Due to take place this Sunday 25th August has sadly been cancelled.
 
Picnic: Please stay for extended fellowship after the 5pm.
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel, and at the front of each side aisle at 5.00pm. (At 10.00am, please come after receiving Communion, or later.) Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Community Lunch: There is no lunch on Tuesday 27th August. Service resumes on 3rd September. We are in need of more helpers for the Community Lunch team! Can you, or someone you know, spare a few hours on a Tuesday on a regular or an ad hoc basis to cover holidays & sickness? We are also looking for "Great Buckingham Bakers" to make a cake for the first Tuesday of the month, and which we serve instead of a pudding. Contact Elaine on 01280 816858 or elaineheaven@hotmail.com
 
CAP Life Skills: Two meetings to discuss and pray about running courses at BPC will be held at 7.45pm on Thursday 29th August and 10.30am on Thursday 5th September. For further details contact Brian or Ann: 07458 604064 or brianhubbard@caplifeskills.org
 
A Big Thank You: to Jade Crouch and Jo Brice & her very friendly & willing helpers, from all those fortunate enough to enjoy Tea & Cakes at the Centre on Sunday afternoon. If you weren’t there you missed a Super Cake Selection!
 
Grace & Understanding: The PCC has decided to extend the 11.15 service trial & will make a final decision in November. Please continue to feedback your views via Bob & Lynne or boblegrove@btinternet.com.
 
BPC Weekend ‘Staycation’: 27-29 Sept 2019. We are very excited as more people are signing up for what will be an amazing weekend of fun and fellowship. Details of the programme are at bpchurch.uk/weekend. Please continue to book; the cost per person is £30, which includes meals, and forms are available at the back of church or online as above. Any enquiries to Sue Fox, parector@bpchurch.uk.
 
India Mission Trip 2020: If you are interested in joining a short trip to visit our mission partners in and around Pune in India, in February 2020, please let Jan in the office know manager@bpchurch.uk
 
Bucks County Show: 29th August. The Deaneries of Mursley, Claydon, Buckingham and rural Aylesbury combine to support a Hospitality Marquee at this event. Visitors are offered a drink and cake, contributed by all the local churches. BPC is asked to provide at least 5 cakes. If you can bake a cake please contact Judith Bundock for details, 01280 813887.
 
Are you ‘Connected’: Check out the BPC website www.bpchurch.uk for all you need to know about BPC. Keeping in touch by signing up to MyChurchSuite also ensures you stay in the loop with all that's going on.
 
Chaplaincy volunteers needed: Would you like to provide pastoral, spiritual & religious care to patients in Buckingham Hospital? Specialist training will be provided (half day group class and 6 shadowing and mentoring sessions). Please contact Lindsay van Dijk (Lead Chaplain Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust) at Lindsay.vandijk@nhs.net
 
Running on Empty: Christianity & Mental Health Conference at St Peter’s Brighton. Saturday 12th October, 9am-4.45pm. More information & booking at www.mindandsoulfoundation - If you would like to come and need a lift please contact Jo Wigley at care@bpchurch.uk.
 
Love Britain & Ireland Awards: The Centre was nominated for this award, and has got through to the national finals in October. The awards are sponsored by Premier Radio and celebrate Christians making a difference; The Centre works in the community and in particular with older folk, so a huge well done to our team of volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact Gill & Keith Croxton (01280 815100)
 
 
 
 
 
Clock Restoration: Our tower clock, dates from 1807, and is regarded as a special piece of clock heritage. It needs a thorough overhaul, and the PCC has agreed to its restoration and the reinstating of the chimes (though switched off in unsocial hours) by The Cumbria Clock Company and has applied for a faculty to do the work. The required public notices are displayed in the porch and inside church. For further information please speak to Tim Jones, Brian Hirst or Judith Bundock. 
 
Printer Cartridge recycling: Raise money for Traidcraft Exchange: go to therecyclingfactory.com/traidcraft-exchange, download, print & follow instructions on the free-post label! So far £1700 has been raised. This helps producers learn and share successful farming & financial skills, which helps improve their own & their community’s living standards.
 
An Afternoon of Summer Music: Stowe Church, Saturday 31st August, 3-4.30pm.  £10 entry includes music tea and cakes. In aid of roof appeal and ACT. Details from tamarajeankimpton@gmail.com .
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                            Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)
Youth Leader:                Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Worker:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Pastor:          Jacob Wigley: outreach@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker:       Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Ministry Intern:             Olly Holland; olly@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)
Connect Groups:                       Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Stewardship Co-ordinator:      Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster:    Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:   www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:        24th – 30th August:            Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                   31st August– 1st September:       Mike Evans (01280 814872)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.

Last week's notices

18th August 2019                                                                    Ninth Sunday after Trinity
 
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in our services.
Please use the two zones at the back of church for younger children to play while the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 5pm service we have groups for children lead by our Youth Team.
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 5.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
18th August 2019                                                                    Ninth Sunday after Trinity
 
10am     Parish Communion               ‘Luke – Reading the signs of the times!’     
                                                       Heb 11: 29 – 12: 2 (p.1210) Luke 12: 49-56 (p.1046)
 
5pm       Combined Service                 ‘Doing Family - How to do marriage’
                followed by a picnic                    Gen 2: 21-24 (p.5) Eph 5: 21-33 (p.1176)
                                                                                                              1 Cor 13: 4-8a (p.1154)
 
Today’s Collect
Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Pray through the week for:
those who are ill;
all those who mourn, that they may be comforted by God’s presence. 
The Week Ahead:
 
Tuesday 20th August
8.30am
Prayer Meeting - Tower Room
 
12.00-1.15pm
Community Lunch
Wednesday 21st Aug
10.00am
Holy Communion
 
3.45pm
Prayers for the World
Saturday 24th August
9.30am
Women’s Breakfast
 
10.30am-12.00
Coffee Service Café
 
Tenth Sunday after Trinity
Sunday 25th August
8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
 
10.00am
Parish Communion
 
5.00pm
Combined Service & Picnic
 
An Invitation from BPC Kids: please join them for Tea, Coffee and Cakes at The Centre, today, Sunday 18th August from 4pm to 5.30pm.
 
Barbecue: Please stay for extended fellowship after the 5pm.
 
Prayer Ministry: This is available at all services in the Lady Chapel, and at 5.00pm at the front of each side aisle. (At 10.00am, please come after receiving Communion, or later.) Prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Prayer for the World: 3.45pm Wednesday 21st August at 21 Lenborough Rd. We meet to pray for our mission partners, the persecuted church and other areas of great need. We meet every third Wednesday of the month. For further details contact zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk 
 
Friday Prayers: is cancelled on 23rd August, but resumes on 30th August.
 
Women’s Breakfast: Saturday 24th August, at 9.30am in church. We’re really excited that OCCA speaker Clare Williams will be talking on ‘Why suffering?’ – this evangelistic talk will be a great opportunity to invite friends along! Continental breakfast will only be £3.  Please book on the sheet at the back of church or contact women@bpchurch.uk
 
Newcomers: Please fill in a Welcome Card if you are new and want to regularly worship with us. Will and Lucia would love to invite you for a Welcome Meal. Please contact Sue Fox at parector@bpchurch.uk
 
Grace & Understanding: The PCC has decided to extend the 11.15 service trial & make a final decision in November. Please continue to feedback your views via Bob & Lynne or boblegrove@btinternet.com.
 
India Mission Trip 2020: If you are interested in joining a short trip to visit our mission partners in and around Pune in India, in February 2020, please let Jan in the office know at manager@bpchurch.uk
 
BPC Weekend ‘Staycation’: 27-29 Sept 2019. We are very excited as more people are signing up for what will be an amazing weekend of fun and fellowship. Details of the programme are at bpchurch.uk/weekend. Please continue to book; the cost per person will be no more than £30, which includes meals, and forms are available at the back of church or online as above. We still need a deposit from you to guarantee your place. Any enquiries to Sue Fox, parector@bpchurch.uk.
 
Benefice Shared Lunch: Sunday 25th August. This will be a ‘bring your own picnic’ in June Lewis’s garden, 5 Villiers Close off Moreton Rd, Buckingham MK18 1JH! There is no lunch in September to allow for the various Harvest meals, after which it is in Buckingham on 27th October.
 
Bucks County Show: 29th August. The Deaneries of Mursley, Claydon, Buckingham and rural Aylesbury combine to support a Hospitality Marquee at this event. Visitors are offered a drink and cake, contributed by all the local churches. BPC is asked to provide at least 5 cakes. If you can bake a cake please contact Judith Bundock for details, 01280 813887.
 
An Afternoon of Summer Music: Stowe Church, Saturday 31st August, 3-4.30pm.  £10 entry includes music tea and cakes. In aid of roof appeal and ACT. Details from tamarajeankimpton@gmail.com .
 
Chaplaincy volunteers needed: Would you like to provide pastoral, spiritual and religious care to patients within Buckingham Hospital? Specialist training will be provided (half day group class and 6 shadowing and mentoring sessions). Please contact Lindsay van Dijk: Lead Chaplain Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Lindsay.vandijk@nhs.net
 
Running on Empty: Christianity & Mental Health Conference at St Peter’s Brighton. Saturday 12th October, 9am-4.45pm. More information & booking at www.mindandsoulfoundation - If you would like to come and need a lift please contact Jo Wigley at care@bpchurch.uk.
 
Spring Harvest 2020: Believe it or not we are already late in booking; dates are 13-17 April, and title is “Unleashed”. Sounds wonderful! Please contact Flo Thornton 07789 642249, to reserve your place.
Love Britain & Ireland Awards: The Centre was nominated for this award, and has got through to the national finals in October. The awards are sponsored by Premier Radio and celebrate Christians making a difference; The Centre works in the community and in particular with older folk, so a huge well done to our team of volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact Gill & Keith Croxton (01280 815100)
 
Clock Restoration: Our tower clock, dates from 1807, and is regarded as a special piece of clock heritage. It needs a thorough overhaul, and the PCC has agreed to its restoration and the reinstating of the chimes (though switched off in unsocial hours) by The Cumbria Clock Company and has applied for a faculty to do the work. The required public notices are displayed in the porch and inside church. For further information please speak to Tim Jones, Brian Hirst or Judith Bundock. 
 
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                            Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)
Youth Leader:                Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Worker:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Outreach Pastor            Jacob Wigley: outreach@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker        Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:      Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Ministry Intern              Olly Holland; olly@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)
Connect Groups:                       Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Stewardship Co-ordinator:      Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster:    Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:   www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:        17th – 18th August:            Pam Fox (01280 812511)
                                               19th – 25th August:            Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.