13th October 2019

HC: Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7: 2 Timothy 2.8-15: Luke 17.11-19:

 MP: Isaiah 50.4-10: Luke 13.22-30:  EP: Nehemiah 6.1-16: John 15.12-end:

We welcome the family and friends of Daphne Jackson who is being baptised this morning at All Saints’ Church.


ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD – Autumn Clear-up  will take place on SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER at 2.15 pm. Come if you can and please bring a leaf rake if you have one and gloves of course.  If you could use some well-rotted leaf mould, there is a bin now available. I would be happy to assist anyone wanting to take some or show you which bin to use. Chris Wege 724152.

WALKING GROUP  The next walk will be on Tuesday 29th October setting off  at 10.30 from The Bedford Arms, Chenies,WD3 6EQ. Please arrive in time to make menu choices first. If you would like to join this walk please contact Jonathan Glenny –Phone (only) 01494. 721634 by Sunday 27th October.

THANK YOU Our thanks to all who have supported the Harvest Lunch from the advice given by those who organised previous Harvest lunches, those who have helped setting up and clearing away, those who sold tickets and  those who  volunteered to do the washing up! We are so grateful to those who decorated the tables and the church, baked bread and brought home made produce to be sold on the harvest stall. Finally, we would like to thank those talented people who entertained us with music and verse. We raised £445.21 for the St Mary’s Charitable Giving Fund.From the Harvest Lunch Team, Trevor and Janet Clayfield, Lorraine and Martin Hollett, Martin and Susan Pounce.


POSTAGE STAMPS It will soon be the time of year when you get more post than usual.  The franked postage stamps on that mail are useful to a charity operating locally. So please start cutting off the stamps and collecting them.   Further details will be in the Christmas edition of the Parish Magazine.  The same charity would also like any foreign coins you have tucked away, so please start gathering them together and I will give you some instructions as to how to donate these items at a later date.  Many thanks. Christine Pretty

HARVEST THANKS AT ALL SAINTS’  What a wonderful Harvest celebration this year. Our thanks must go to the flower team who decorated the church so beautifully, it looked splendid. All donations have been sent to Foodbank – thank you to all who contributed.


CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL OXFORD Your Rector's next outing as Precentor is Saturday October 26th at 6pm. All welcom

FUNERAL OF PAM BLACKWELL Pam was a long standing member of St. Mary’s although in the last few years has only attended the Wednesday morning service. Her funeral will be in the Hampden Chapel at the Crematorium on Wednesday 16 October at 2pm. Any enquires to William Scott on 727594.


PCC DECISIONS AND SAFEGUARDING REVIEW. PCC agreed at its meeting on 24th September to proceed with the installation of enhanced lighting at St Mary's and in principle to appoint a person to co-ordinate our work with children, families and youth across the parish and build on what is already being done. Steve Johnson as parish safeguarding officer presented to PCC a review of our policies and practice.


PARKING IN THE RECTORY LANE  We have a growing number of those with blue disabled badges or significant mobility problems attending St Mary’s Church on a Sunday morning who need to park here. Please display these badges or have a word with the Rector. If you are able bodied please keep this lane clear for their needs and park in the public car park, which is a short walk away and free on a Sunday. Clergy and staff will continue to park at the rectory, though this can get full quickly.


ALL SAINTS HARVEST SUPPER will take place on Friday October 18th 7.30pm from 8pm start. Tickets are £8 each to include a welcome drink and can be obtained from Pat Dawson 433036 or Maddie Murray 07530 305385. There will be a raffle!

ALMSHOUSE AVAILABLE IN AMERSHAM – PERMANENT RESIDENT ACCOMMODATION A mersham Almshouses  has a single floor one bedroom cottage available in the heart of Old Amersham.  The cottage comprises of one bedroom, a shower room, a kitchen and living area. Parking is on the street.  There is a secluded communal gardens.  Criteria The charity criteria for occupancy are single person who must be able to live independently, be of limited financial means, no pets and are resident in the area of benefit.  Please see https://www.amershamalmshouses.org.uk/apply-for-a-place for more details.  Contact:  Harriet Lemon on 01494 721 781 or visit our website for an application form. Email: harrietlemon163@gmail.com










Wednesday              16th               Holy Communion 10am in St. Catherine’s Chapel

Friday                        18th               Amfest – rehearsal all day, evening concert




For those who are ill:       

Emily Bradfield, Julian Chalmers, Maggi James

For those that have died:

Pam Blackwell, Ron Summerfield

For the friends and family of those that died a year ago:

Marion Hester, Anthony Renwick




Rev’d Canon Tim Harper     Rector          01494 724426                     harpervic@yahoo.co.uk

                     Tim’s day off is Friday – please only contact him then in an emergency    

Rev’d Tim Barnard  Hon Assoc Rector                  728478                          timbar_uk@yahoo.co.uk

   Tim’s days off are Tuesday and Thursday – please only contact him then in an emergency

Rev’d Sue Gill  Hon Assoc Rector                          451485                             susangill01@gmail.com

Sheila Shield          Reader                                571766                                      smshield@aol.com

Charles Howlett    Reader                                728623          charleshowlett57@btinternet.com

Susan Pounce     Churchwarden       01494 727674                susan.thomaspounce@btopenworld.com

Howard Hughes   Churchwarden       01494 723110                       hwhughes1502@gmail.com

Dumpy Swerling  Churchwarden       01494 873931                    dumpyswerl@btinernet.com

Howard Pool        Churchwarden                   727687                         howardpool@hotmail.com

Graeme Coles        Treasurer             07703 963990                       Treasurer-pcc@outlook.com

Clare Atkinson     Planned Giving                                                      stmarysgiving@btinternet.com

Christine Ray           (All Saints)          07714 836885                    christine_ray@btinternet.com

Steve Poulson      Mission Partner        07783 506692                       steve@streetkidsdirect.org.uk 

Parish Office       Dorothy Potter            01494 729380               stmarys.amersham@btconnect.com

Safeguarding officer for the Parish  -  Steve Johnson                    stevejohnson60@hotmail.com

tel: 01494 722230

St Mary’s website                        www.stmaryschurchamersham.com

Coleshill website                  www.coleshill.org/village-life/all-saints-church.html