27th May 2018


HC: Isaiah 6.1-8: Romans 8.12-17:  John 3.1-17: MP: Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31:

 2 Corinthians 13.11-end:  EP: Ezekiel 1, 4-10, 22-28a: Revelation 4:

 

VISITS FROM THE CLERGY With such a large overall number in our various congregations plus our wider responsibilities to all people in the parish, it is quite impossible for us to keep tabs and drop in on everyone. However, you only have to ask and we would be delighted to meet up for whatever reason. Please do not hesitate to call us!

 

COIN RACE The annual coin race will be held in top Amersham on Saturday 2nd June for 9am in favour of SKD. Do drop by with your coppers.

 

ALL SAINTS COMMITTEE We meet in the village hall on Tuesday 5th June, at 7.30pm (note earlier time), and paperwork will be circulated from the parish office in the usual way.

 

TEA AT THE PALACE Congratulations to Charles Howlett who was invited to afternoon tea in recognition of his long and distinguished service to CDC.

 

PETER WHIPDAY Has now stepped down after three years of sterling service as churchwarden. We thank him for all his hard work.

 

IAN MILLER How has now completed his nine-month placement with us as part of his first year vicar training. It has been a pleasure having him and we wish him well for the future.

 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK AT ALL SAINTS As a result of our soup lunch in church (£175.00) and the sponsored walk (£146.50) we were able to send a cheque for £321.50to Christian Aid. Thank you very much to all who supported us.

 

CHORAL EVENSONG AT ALL SAINTS'. All are welcome to join us next Sunday 3rd June at 6.00 pm for choral evensong at All Saints' with the riches of music in worship around the classic words of Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer and to take part.

 

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING.   The next one will be on Saturday 9th June.  All are welcome to join us at All Saints' Church for 45 minutes from 10am to pray for the needs of people and the community.

 

TRINITY CHORAL EVENSONG. All are welcome to join us tonight at 6.00 pm at St Mary's and enjoy the riches of music in worship around the classic words of Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer and to take part.

 

 

LEADING INTERCESSIONS. We would really like to have a rota of people prepared to lead the intercessions at All Saints’. The intercessor team at St Mary’s would welcome new members.  If this is of interest, please speak to one of the clergy.

 

JOHN WILLIAMS CONCERT in St. Mary’s on Friday 1st June, 7.45pm. SOLD OUT

 

THE SUMMER FETE is on Saturday, 16th June. As usual we need volunteers to run stalls etc (sign up at the back of the church). We need screw top wine bottles (empty and full) for the Water into Wine stall – bring them to church or contact Loraine Hollett to arrange collection. The prize draw tickets are available – please take books for yourself, friends and family. All enquiries to Loraine (01494 728863).

 

AMERSHAM CHURCHES HOLIDAY CLUB Planning is well under way for the Amersham Churches Holiday Club running from 20th-24th August. It is such an amazing week for primary aged children to enjoy a wide variety of activities and hear about Jesus, sometimes for the first time. It is run by volunteers of all ages and there are all sorts of ways to help so if you can spare a few hours or even days you would be very welcome. Registration for volunteers will open in a few days and more information can be found here https://amershamchurchesholidayclub.com/ or you can ask Kathryn.

 

THE CURATES HOUSE a three bed property in Piggotts End, Old Amersham, is available for rent. Please let the Churchwardens or the local Agent John Nash & Co know if you or anyone you know may be interested. It is being marketed for a rent of £1,350 pcm with the income going to PCC funds.

 

FUNERAL OF JOHN BRUMWELL will take place on Thursday 31st May at 11.45am at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium. Any who wishes to attend will find transport laid on from the station.

 

THE DOOR – is changing! The current issue is out, but as the Summer Edition, and in September there will be an Autumn Edition. After that it is hoped that this will become a quarterly magazine.

 

VOCATIONS God is constantly inviting men and women of all ages and backgrounds to various ministries, ordained and lay. If you feel the ‘still small voice’ and would like to have a no-strings chat with any of the clergy or readers do not hesitate to do so.


CAR PARKING  As a church we need to be good neighbours when we come to St Mary's.  Please remember that Flint Barn Court is private property and we have no rights to park cars at any time there unless visiting the Parish Office for a very brief period.


ALL SAINTS’ CHURCHYARD May we draw attention to the fact that the long-awaited bees are now installed in their new home in All Saints', Coleshill, churchyard.  Bees are not naturally aggressive, but as wild creatures they need their space !  In case of questions / problems please call Howard Pool on 01494 727687 or Gail and Nigel Wolfendale on 01494 723092.

 

 

ST MARY’S CHURCH DIARY

MAY

Wednesday                          30th               Holy Communion, 10am, St Catherine’s Chapel   

Thursday                              31st                Peal, 6.30pm       

JUNE           

Friday                                    1st                 Afternoon rehearsal,

                                                                        John Williams concert, 7.45pm         

Monday                                4th                 First Steps in St. Mary’s 10am

 

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

For those who are ill:       

Philip Gibson, Charlotte McCallum, John Ullman.

For your Private Prayers at Home:

Tom Burns, Dennis Pritchard, Alex Windsor, Pat Westcott

For those who have died:

John Brumwell

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

Hilda Bustard

 

NAMES and ADDRESSES:

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        Asst Curate                          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

Kathryn Ridout    Youth Leader              07955 242648                       stmarysyouthamersham@gmail.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