18th August 2019

HC: Isaiah 5.1-7: Hebrews 11.29-12.2: Luke 12.49-56: MP: Jonah 1: 2 Peter 3.14-end:

EP: Isaiah 28.9-22: 2 Corinthians 8.1-9:


AVAILABLE ONE BED SINGLE OCCUPANCY ACCOMMODATION This small ground floor simple unfurnished flat is available for about 6 months, one bedroom, one living area and kitchen including white goods. Located in the heart of Old Amersham in a historic building. Contact Harriet Lemon 01494 721 781 or Simon Partridge 01494 725 468.


VOCATIONS BRUNCH.  Might God be calling you to any aspect of service (not necessarily ordained ministry)? Why not come to the Vocations Brunch 9.30 am – 12 noon on October 5th at Chantry House (Adjacent to St. Mary’s Church), Hart Street, Henley on Thames RG9 2AU? A chance to explore with others in an informal setting with coffee/tea and croissants. You will have a chance to meet those engaged in lay and ordained work and ministry around our diocese. We are here to advise and to help you take the next steps. For more information please contact Revd.Jane Hemmings (jane.hemmings@oxford.anglican.org) or Revd Nicholas Cheeseman (Nicholas.cheeseman@oxford.anglican.org), or speak to Revs. Tim or Sue.


HOLIDAY CLUB We need homemade cakes for holiday club on Thursday 22nd August. If you are able to help it will be much appreciated. Please contact Loraine on 01494 728863.


MESSAGE FROM PHILIP WOODHEAD I want to thank everyone for your prayers and concern for Brenda and me during my recent weeks in hospital. Hardly a day went by without cards and messages arriving and I want everyone to know how uplifting and cheering they were. And I’ve still got them and will keep them to remind us of all the wonderful friends we have at St. Mary’s.


WALKING GROUP The next walk will start from The Potters Arms, Fagnall Lane, Winchmore Hill, HP7 0PH on Wednesday 28th August. Please assemble by 1015 to make menu choices in time for a 1030 start. If you would like to join us please contact George & Jo Worrall at geoanjo@waitrose.com or 01494 764555 by Monday 26th August.

THE ST. MARY’S PRAYER GROUP, which supports the youth work and the work of Street Kids Direct in Central America, is looking for someone to take over the reins of sending out the prayer requests. It simply involves gathering the requests from the youth volunteers, Dunc Dyason and Steve Poulson, and sending them out on a fortnightly basis. If you are interested in helping this important cause, or would like to go on the prayer chain distribution, please contact Laura Evans at l.e.evans2@gmail.com

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL, GREAT MISSENDEN are looking for a Parish Administrator/Office Manager. More information and application form https://www.missendenchurch.org.uk/Groups/326403/Vacancies.aspx


PLANNED GIVING If you signed up on our electoral roll and church family list (which almost everyone did), can we encourage also to sign up on the planned giving scheme asap? This enables us to count on regular giving as we address our financial needs in running the parish. Details can be found via our planned giving organisers who may be contacted at the addresses on the back of the weekly bulletin and at the St Mary’s website.


ECCLESIASTICAL INSURANCE  If you are looking for or renewing your house insurance, do take a quote from Ecclesiastical Insurance. If you sign up with them, the parish can benefit from this.


A DONATION from the Westcott family in memory of Pat and Derek, has enabled us to purchase a table from Auction. We are in the process of arranging a small engraved plaque.







Tuesday                    20th               Boiler Service – all morning (didn’t show up last week)

Wednesday              21st                Holy Communion 10am in St. Catherine’s Chapel

Thursday                  22nd              Wedding, 2.30pm             



For those who are ill:       

Emily Bradfield, Julian Chalmers, Rev Liz Norman, Philip Woodhead.

For those that have died:

Betty Sawyer




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