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                The Week Ahead:

 Men's event:  March 24th, 7pm, at The Centre. Very excited to have David and Adriano from Jesus Saves motor racing team joining us to share their story. Their racing car will also be with us for the evening! Chilli served at 7.15. £5.  Please do be inviting non-church men to this; it will be a great night. The more the merrier.  Danny Rodgers, [email protected]

 

                                         Sat 25th      10.30am        Coffee Service Café
 Sun 26th March             Mothering Sunday           Fourth Sunday in Lent
                  9.30am           Family Service
                  11.00am           Parish Communion
                  6.00pm           Contemporary Evening Service
                   6.00pm          Lent Evensong  Lillingstone Lovell
                                       (Revd R Bundock)
There is NO benefice lunch today

 

                                         Mon 27th      9.00am        ‘Easter Cracked’
Tues 28th      8.30am        Prayer meeting at The Rectory
           10.00-11.30am        Lighthouse toddler church
            12.00-1.30pm        Community Lunch
                    7.30pm         Talk by Maj. Gen. Williams  
Wed 29th      9.45am        Women’s Connect
                    10.00am       Holy Communion
Thurs 30th   10.00am       Ark
Sat 1st April  8.00am        Men’s breakfast   
                   10.30am         Coffee Service Café
 
Sun 2nd April                   Fifth Sunday in Lent
                 9.30am            Family Service
                 11.00am            Parish Communion
                 3.00pm            Hamilton House
                 6.00pm           Contemporary Evening Service with HC. 
                 6.00pm            6.00pm  Lent Evensong & Confirmation
                                       (Bishop Alan) at Padbury
 

                                                                               
Prayer Ministry: Available at the 9.30am, 11.00am and 6.00pm services, in the Lady Chapel. At the 11.00am, please come after receiving Communion or later. Receiving prayer brings the Lord’s healing and wholeness.
 
Fundraising Talk:  Maj Gen Peter Williams CMG OBE returns on Tuesday 28th March 7.30pm to give a talk on ‘Commando Raids in Norway’. All proceeds in aid of BPC. Tickets £10 available on the door - £4 for Students. Ticket includes wine and nibbles.
 
Annual Church Meeting.  This is on Monday 3rd April at 7.30pm.  The whole church family is strongly encouraged to attend to hear all about what has been going on and to hear the ‘what next?’ It is followed by wine and nibbles.
The Revised Electoral Roll: can be found in a red ring binder on the chest by the font. Please check that your entry is correct and report any errors to Gill Stopps on 01280 812838 or to the Church Office before the APCM on 3rd April. 
 
PCC Secretary:  At the Annual Church Meeting on 3 April I will be stepping down as PCC Secretary having completed two five year terms in office.  If you are interested in taking on this role and would like more information, please contact Elaine Causer. [email protected] or ring 817770.
 
Party at the Centre: Thank you to everyone who came to the birthday party at The Centre on Saturday. It was a real encouragement to all the volunteers to welcome so many people. Also a huge thank you to everyone who contributed the amazing homemade cakes and biscuits. Please remember The Centre in your prayers as the bid is sent to Bucks County Council requesting an extension to the lease. Gill and Keith
 
Church minibus: We would like to run the minibus to the 11am Sunday service, to pick up and drop off anyone who can't get to church due to mobility or transport issues and who lives in the Buckingham area. If you can help please contact Jo Ash at [email protected] or let the office know.
 
Date of the next Women's breakfast is Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 9am (until 10am) and will be held in the Church. Our speaker will be Mary Williams. There will be a sign up sheet at the back of Church in due course, please book your place in advance, with payment of £3 on the door.
 
Outreach: George Pinnegar is heading-up an outreach team that will be going out into the town praying for people. First outing will be Saturday 15th April. If you’re interested in being involved or praying for the ministry please email [email protected]
 
‘Easter ALIVE 2017 is coming soon. We are planning a hog roast for after the 6pm service on Easter day. Everyone is welcome, please invite family and friends.  Tim King
 
The Children’s Society Box Holders: Please leave your box in the parish office for me to collect, no later than the 31st March if you wish your box to be included in the half yearly count. I will arrange for your box to be picked up from your home if this should be a problem. Your continued support is very much appreciated. Liz Mayston 01280 816843
 
Christian Aid Soup Lunch: This annual Lent lunch for Christian Aid is on Thursday 30th March from 12.00-1.30pm at The Centre, Verney Close. We will welcome a Christian Aid speaker to talk about their current work helping refugees. Pick up a flier and invite a friend. For more information contact Judith Bundock on 01280 813887. 
 
Fairtrade Fortnight: I still have some cards suitable for Easter. The Meaningful Chocolate Company Easter Eggs are in stock. Buy now at the Traidcraft cupboard. Tina Mitchell
 
Bosch Dishwasher: Free to a good home, Contact Cheryl Dawson 823026
 
You are invited to a communion service of Healing and Wholeness called 'The Compassion of God', to be held at St Mary's Thornborough at 6pm on Sunday 23rd April. All are welcome - why not bring a friend?
 
Operations Manager.  The PCC wishes to appoint a part-time Operations Manager to help manage the increasingly complex operations in the Church.  Start date September.  D/L for applications Monday 3rd April.  Interviews w/c 28th April.  Please contact the Rector for further information.

 
Prayer Chain: If you need or know of someone who needs prayer, please call Gill Croxton who heads up the Prayer Chain (815100)
Stewardship Co-ordinator:  Judith Bundock (813887) [email protected]
Rector: Rev Will Pearson-Gee: [email protected] (830221)
Curate: Rev Danny Rodgers: [email protected] (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care Worker: Jo Ash: [email protected]
Worship Leader:  Tim King: [email protected]
Children and Youth Minister:  Emma King: [email protected]
Families’ Worker: Amanda Marshall: [email protected]
Safeguarding team: Jane Wardale and Denise Evans: [email protected]
Full service information:  www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:   25th-26th March David Squibb   (07715 350530)
                                            27th -31st March Paddy Collins    (823006)
Parish Office: Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (01280 821509) [email protected]
Notice sheet items by email to Shirley Marshall 07525 437 232 or to [email protected] by 6pm on Wednesday.