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                The Week Ahead:
                    
Friday 26th                6.00pm           Hebrew Course
                                   7.00pm           Prayer Meeting
Saturday 27th           10.00am           Greek Course
                                  10.30am           Coffee Service Café
 
Sunday 28th                Seventh Sunday of Easter
                                            8.00am           Holy Communion (Prayer Book)
                                   9.30am           Family Service       
                                   11.00am          Parish Communion
                                    1.00pm          Benefice Lunch in Buckingham
                                   6.00pm          Contemporary Service
Tuesday 30th              8.00am         Prayer meeting
                                                     at 21 Lenborough Rd
                                   12-1.15pm       Community Lunch
                                                      at The Centre
 Wednesday 31st           10.00am     Holy Communion                                         
 Friday 2nd                    7.00pm     Prayer Meeting
 Saturday 3rd              10.30am     Coffee Service Café
                          
 Sunday 4th June        Pentecost
                                    9.30am      Family Service       
                                   11.00am      Parish Communion
                                    1.00pm      Benefice Lunch in Buckingham
                                     3.00pm    Hamilton House service
                                    6.00pm     Contemporary Service
                
VIP Party Saturday 10th June 7pm - 9pm, for drinks and eats. If you are serving on a team (of any sort) we want to recognize your contribution by inviting you to our VIP party. There will be light-hearted awards, for many different categories of volunteering, during an evening of much laughter and huge fun. We must know numbers for catering so if you can come RSVP to the office or on the signup sheet at back of church by 6th June.
 
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.
 
This week: Thy Kingdom Come is a continuous week of prayer in church 25th May – 1st June, for time to explore what God is saying to us in different ways. Sign up on the website at Church Life>Prayer>24/7 Prayer
 
P/T Family & Children’s Worker for the Villages: If you would like to know more please contact – Revd Gussie Walsh Tel 01280 821616 or email [email protected]
 
Connect Groups -  A new Connect Group is about to begin and some of the others are willing to add new members so if you are not already a member of a Connect Group or would like to find out why it is really helpful to be part of one please contact Michael Greig at [email protected] or 01290 309025
Holiday Club We are really excited to announce that Buckingham Churches Holiday Club 2017 will be running from 7 - 11th August 2017.  We have an action packed week planned, filled with games, music, drama, craft and lots of fun activities! To register your child, please go to buckinghamchurchesholidayclub.co.uk and follow the link for child registration.
 
Leaders for Holiday Club We are always very grateful to our volunteer leaders who help out with various activities throughout the week - all activities are pre-planned/organised but we do need leaders to help us bring them to fruition.   
If you think you could spare some time to help out as a leader during the week, please visit buckinghamchurchesholidayclub.co.uk and follow the link for Leader Registration.  Many thanks
 
Parish Weekend Away: In 2015, 120 of the church family went away for a weekend to The Hayes Centre and it was a massive success – so much so that we all agreed to re-book for 2017 before we left the venue!  If you would like to come along, please see the information at the back of church and the website for further details.
 
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: 29th August-7th September 2018: Are you interested? For further details please contact Canon Rupert Bursell at [email protected] or 01280 822995
 
Church Minibus: A volunteer is sought to take over responsibility for the maintenance of the minibus. This involves a quick tyre and fluid check approximately once a month, an occasional wash and ensuring that it is serviced and MOT'd at the appropriate times. For more information please contact Matt on 07795 550448 or via email to [email protected]
 
Buckingham Organ Recitals – proceeds for The Centre: At last! Three glorious organ recitals to celebrate the refurbishment of the 1913 Norman & Beard instrument. All proceeds will go towards developing community outreach at The Centre. On 17th June, Myles Hartley (Harris Manchester College, Oxford) will be playing. Our own organist Rob Tucker will play on 2nd Sept. and Jem Lowther (All Saints’, Northampton) on 23rd Sept. Concerts begin at 7.30pm, and last about an hour. £10 (under 18s free). Tickets from the church office.
 
Community Lunch - help needed to set up tables for the lunch. Could you spare 30 minutes at about 10.00am on a Tuesday morning to set up the tables and chairs for the Community Lunch in Church? We ideally need 3 or 4 people each willing to do this once a month. If you can help, please contact Michael Greig 01280 309025
Food Bank:  We are in most need of tinned potatoes, corned beef, hotdogs, rice pudding, custard, tinned fruit, sugar and squash. We have plenty of supplies of pasta, beans, soup and tuna.  The list of needs on the donation box is updated regularly.  Beverley Stockill 01280 817399
 
Gardening: If anybody would like to help with the garden at The Centre on a Saturday between 8am and noon please contact Stephen Smith on 07874 833984
 
A Day of Creativity on Saturday 1 July 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 at The Centre, Verney Close. Cost of day £8 to cover materials.  This will be a day to just “be” and have time out from the business of life. An opportunity to connect heart to heart with the Lord and experience His love, nourishment and healing as we create. It is for everyone over 18, whether you think you are creative or not, be ready to be surprised through different activities, eg painting, clay, collage etc!
For more information and to reserve your place (places are limited) go to:
 https://adayofcreativity.eventbrite.co.uk  Emma Cottrell & Mandy Hagon
 
Help needed with refreshments at 9.30am service. Would you be willing to come once a month to the 9.30am service to help with refreshments. Please contact Michael Greig on 01280 309025 or [email protected]

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]
Connect Group Co ordinator: Rev Michael Greig 309025 [email protected]
Organist & Choirmaster: Robert Tucker (847154)  [email protected]
Full service information:  www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwardens:   27th -28th May David Squibb (07715 350)
                                            29th May- Fri 2nd June Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) [email protected]
Notice sheet items to Shirley Marshall 07525 437 232 or by email to [email protected] by 6pm on Wednesday.