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21st April 2019                                                                         Easter Day
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 all our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.
 
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 9.30am and 6.00pm 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.
 
21st April 2019                                                                         Easter Day
8.00am     Holy Communion
9.30am     Family Service & HC              Matt 28 1-10 ‘He’s alive!’ (p.1000)
11.00am    Parish Communion    1 Cor. 15: 1-8, 12-15a (p. 1156)
                                                      Matt 28: 1-15 (p.1000) ‘The Resurrection’
6.00pm    Easter Alive & HC        1 Cor 15: 1-8 & 12-15a (p.1156)
                                                      ‘The Resurrection’
Today’s Collect
Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour,
glory and might, now and in all eternity. Amen.

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 23rd April 8.30am Prayer Meeting at the Rectory
    No Community Lunch today
  7.30-9.30pm Safeguarding Training
Wednesday 24 April 9.45am Women’s Connect
  10.00am Holy Communion
Thursday 25th April 7.15pm Choir Practice
Friday 26th April 7.00 pm Prayer Meeting in Tower Room
Saturday 27th April 11-12 noon Coffee Service Café
 
Second Sunday of Easter
Sunday 28th April
 
10.45am Combined Service with Holy Communion, Annual Parish Church Meeting and shared lunch.
 
Sunday 28th April, 10.45am: Annual Parochial Church Meeting or APCM. We are combining all services with the annual meeting and a picnic lunch (provided). There will be groups for children, we will ‘break bread’ together, and share lunch as one church family. We would love all church members to be involved so please put this in your diary.
 
Change of Time at 11am Service: The PCC have discussed options regarding the Sunday morning timings to ease parking issues and create a calmer transition between the 9.30 and 11am services. For a trial period starting 5th May, the 11am service will start at 11.15am. The sermon will be reduced so that the service will finish only a few minutes later than now. As the trial ends we will listen to your views before making a final decision for September. Your grace and understanding will be valued!
 
Alpha. New courses start, daytime on 30th April and evenings on 8th May (at the Centre) Details at: bpchurch.uk/Alpha. Please pray for these.
 
The New Electoral Roll has been produced and is available to view on the wooden chest at the back of church. This will be displayed until the APCM on the 28 April 2019.  Could you please check that your entry is correct and email electoralroll@bpchurch.uk in the event of any queries.
 
Community Lunch: is closed next Tuesday and restarts on 30th April.
 
Safeguarding  training: 23 April 7.30-9.30pm in BPC. We are running a Foundation Level Safeguarding training session for volunteers. If you haven't yet completed this compulsory training, or it is over three years since you last attended, register by emailing safeguarding@bpchurch.uk  
 
Prayer Meeting: Friday 26th April. Join us as we meet in the Tower Room to pray, every Friday evening from 7 to 7.30pm, for the Sunday services and also as we continue to pray for national events.
 
Women’s Heaven - a safe space for women: Tuesdays in term time only, restarting on 30th April at the new time of 10am-11.45am, with lunch after. For details email womensheaven@bpchurch.uk
 
Freedom in Christ discipleship: please pray for this course, which is now full. More details from the Hagons: mandy.hagon@uwclub.net
 
Christian Aid Week: 12-18 May – Volunteers are needed for house-to-house collections in a road near you. Help overcome poverty and injustice. Contact Judith Bundock at jandrb@bundock.com or 813887.
 
BPC Weekend Away: 27-29 Sept 2019. Details & booking form are at www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway. Day Rates are available for those who can only come for part of the weekend. There are two reasonably priced hotels with en-suite accommodation nearby. See the BPC website or pick up a leaflet in Church. For off site please book direct with hotel.
 
The Centre: is looking for a back up for Bob, our caretaker/manager, for days when he is not available (eg if sick or on holiday) This will be an occasional but important commitment, working alongside our team of volunteers. Ring Gill & Keith Croxton (01280-815100) for details.
 
Lift required: for 11am service. Could you offer a lift prior to the service, from a central location, once every few weeks. Please contact Jo Wigley.
 
Joint breakfast: Hannah, Mike & team thank everyone who came to, and helped with, the recent joint men and women’s breakfast! It was a great morning with a very moving & inspiring talk from Danny & Ally about their adoption experience. A fantastic £230 was donated to their chosen charity ‘Home for Good”. Watch this space for more breakfasts!
 
Traidcraft: chocolate is in stock in the Traidcraft cupboard. Details from randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk or 01280 814544
 
Bookstall:  We have a good selection of books for children and adults, and many relevant for Lent & Easter. Please browse the bookstall or see Zena for orders. Contact zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk or 01280 309025
 
Bible Reading notes: The Bible Reading Fellowship offer resources to help with regular Bible reading and study. Daily notes are available from Jane Wardale, 01280 814067, jswardale@gmail.com
 
Free Lecture - Excellent Speaker - On the 10th June at 7.30pm there is a free public lecture on ‘Faith and Science’ at St Laurence Church, Winslow.  The speaker is Professor Alister Mcgrath. 
 
Foundation Governor: needed for Padbury C/E primary, a small, village school with strong Christian ethos, part of Oxford Diocesan Bucks School Trust. New head last September. Further details from Jo Bursell (Chair of Governors) at jo.bursell@icloud.com or 01280 822995
 
Can you knit: our twin town in Germany needs 300 squares (15cm x 15cm). To help contact Sue Watkins (01280 816266) sue@mkteddy.co.uk  
 
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:          worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:               youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker:         Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker      Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:     Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@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:            20th – 21st April:    Pam Fox (01280 812511)
                                                      22nd – 26th April:  Paddy Collins (01280 823006)                                                    27th – 28th April:   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


14th April 2019                                                                     Palm Sunday
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 all our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.
 
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 9.30am and 6.00pm 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.
 
14th April 2019                                                                     Palm Sunday
8.00am  Holy Communion
9.30am   Family Service            Luke 22: 66 - 23: 25 (p.1059) ‘Jesus on trial’
11.00am  Parish Communion   Ps 118: 1-2, 19-29 (p.616)
                                                  Luke 19: 28-40 (p.1054)
                          ‘Jesus entry into Jerusalem’
3.00pm  Messy Church
6.00pm  Contemporary Service  Luke 22: 66 - 23: 25 (p.1059)
                                                    ‘Jesus on trial’
Today’s Collect
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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 16th April 8.30am Prayer Meeting at the Rectory
  12.00-1.15pm Community Lunch
Wednesday 17th April 10.00am Holy Communion
Thursday 18th April 7.30pm Altar Stripping and Vigil
Good Friday 10.15am Service in BPC
  10.45am Walk of Witness to the Old Gaol
  11am Service at Old Gaol followed by Hot Cross Buns at The Centre
  2pm Meditation in BPC
Saturday 20th April 10.30-12noon Coffee Service Café
 
Easter Day
Sunday 21st April 8am Holy Communion
Holy Communion 9.30am Family Service + Easter Egg Hunt
at all services 11.00am Traditional Service
  6.00pm Easter Alive, baptisms, pizza
 
Change of Time at 11am Service: The PCC have discussed options regarding the Sunday morning timings to ease parking issues and create a calmer transition between the 9.30 and 11am services. For a trial period starting 5th May, the 11am service will start at 11.15am. The sermon will be reduced so that the service will finish only a few minutes later than now. As the trial ends we will listen to your views before making a final decision for September. Your grace and understanding will be valued!
 
Alpha: New courses start, daytime on 30th April and evenings on 8th May (at the Centre) Details at: bpchurch.uk/Alpha. Please pray for these.
 
Sunday 28th April, 10.45am Annual Parochial Church Meeting or APCM. We are combining all services with the annual meeting and a picnic lunch (provided). There will be groups for children, we will ‘break bread’ together, and share lunch as one church family. We would love all church members to be involved so please put this in your diary.
 
Deanery Service: The 6pm Lent series concludes on the 14th April at Maids Moreton with a Confirmation Service conducted by Bishop Allan.
 
The New Electoral Roll has been produced and is available to view on the wooden chest at the back of church. This will be displayed until the APCM on the 28 April 2019.  Could you please check that your entry is correct and email electoralroll@bpchurch.uk in the event of any queries.
 
Safeguarding training: 23 April 7.30-9.30pm in BPC. We are running a Foundation Level Safeguarding training session for volunteers. If you haven't yet completed this compulsory training, or it is over three years since you last attended, register by emailing safeguarding@bpchurch.uk  
 
Prayer for the World: We will be meeting to pray for our troubled world, our mission partners and the persecuted church on Wednesday 17th April at 3.45pm at 21, Lenborough Rd. Many Christians suffer increased persecution at Easter. Please join us to pray for our brothers & sisters around the world. Further details from zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk 
 
Prayer Meeting: Good Friday 19th April. Join us as we meet in the Tower Room to pray, every Friday evening from 7 to 7.30pm, for the Sunday services and as we continue to pray for national events.
 
Women’s Heaven - a safe space for women: Tuesdays in term time only, restarting on 30th April at the new time of 10am-11.45am, with lunch after. For details email womensheaven@bpchurch.uk
 
Freedom in Christ discipleship: starts on Thurs 2nd May for ten weeks Contact Mandy or Keith Hagon mandy.hagon@uwclub.net for details
 
BPC Weekend Away: 27-29 Sept 2019. Details & booking form are at www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway. Day Rates are available for those who can only come for part of the weekend. There are two reasonably priced hotels with en-suite accommodation nearby. See the BPC website or pick up a leaflet in Church. For off site please book direct with hotel.
 
The Centre: is looking for a back up for Bob, our caretaker/manager, for days when he is not available (eg if sick or on holiday) This will be an occasional but important commitment, working alongside our team of volunteers. Ring Gill & Keith Croxton (01280-815100) for details.
 
Lift required: for 11am service. Could you offer a lift prior to the service, from a central location, once every few weeks. Please contact Jo Wigley.
 
Traidcraft: chocolate is in stock in the Traidcraft cupboard. Order for Easter. Details from randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk or 01280 814544
 
Bookstall:  We have a good selection of books for children and adults, and many relevant for Lent & Easter. Please browse the bookstall or see Zena for orders. Contact zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk or 01280 309025
 
Bible Reading notes: The Bible Reading Fellowship offer resources to help with regular Bible reading and study. Daily notes are available from Jane
 
Can you knit: our twin town in Germany needs 300 squares (15cm x 15cm). To help contact Sue Watkins (01280 816266) sue@mkteddy.co.uk  
 Wardale, 01280 814067, jswardale@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:          worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:               youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker:         Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker      Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team:     Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@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:            13th – 14th April:    Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                                      15th – 19th April:    Paddy Collins (01280 823006)                                                    20th – 21st April:    Pam Fox (01280 812511)
Parish Office:                Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.