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        The Week Ahead:
Tues   17th October       8.30am      Prayer Meeting at the Rectory
                                 12.00 noon      Community Lunch
                                      6.00pm       Blaze
Weds 18th October       9.45am      Women’s Connect
                                      10.00am      Holy Communion
                                      7.30pm       Alpha Course
Thurs 19th October      10.00am      Ark Toddler Group
                                      7.15pm         Choir Practice
Fri   20th October           1.30pm      Latin Course
                                     6.00pm        Hebrew Course
                                     7.00pm        Prayer Meeting in the Tower Room
Sat   21st October           9.30am      Greek Course
                                    10.30am         Coffee Service Café
Sunday 22nd October                   Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
                                    8.00am     Holy Communion (Prayer Book)
                                        9.30am      Family Service
                                       11.00am      Parish Communion
                                       1.00pm      Benefice Lunch BPC
                                       6.00pm      Contemporary Service with HC
 
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.
 
Welcome Supper:  If you are new to Church and have never been to a Welcome Supper at the Rectory, then you are warmly invited to one. These evenings are a great way to meet other newcomers, hear the Vision and ask as many questions as you want! Very informal, no need to bring anything. Please email Sue Fox, [email protected] for further details.
 
Confirmation Service:  We will welcome Bishop Graham Dow to BPC to confirm and baptise on Sunday 12th November at 6pm.  Anyone who would like to be baptised and/or confirmed is asked to let one of the clergy know as soon as possible.
 
The Spire will be lit on 15th October in memory of Emily Dennis.
 
Women’s Breakfast: The next breakfast is on Sat 4th November in church at 9.00am with speaker Emma Cottrell.  £3 payable on the door.
  
BPC Kids Glow Party on Tuesday 31st October 2017; Time: 5pm - 6.30pm; Venue: Buckingham Parish Church A fun packed event for BPC Kids to shine brightly for Jesus on Halloween night. There will be fantastic games, crafts, music, food and so much more.  Bring your friends along
(children under school age are welcome but are to be supervised by their parents/carers please). Dress code: Bright colours.
 
Parenting Children Course at Ark. Could you join a team to run the
crèche at our Parenting Children course for two hours each Thursday
during Ark from 2nd November for five weeks. Alex Morten is taking the lead running the crèche, but she needs helpers to ensure we have the right ratiosIf you could spare a few hours, even for just one of the weeks, I would be really grateful.  Please email Amanda at [email protected].  
 
Changing the World  is one of our objectives as a church.  A powerful way to do that is through prayer. Please join us to pray for our mission partners, the persecuted church and the needy areas of the world. We will meet on Wednesday 18th Oct. at 21, Lenborough Rd. at 4pm (or 3.30pm for tea and cake) For further details contact Zena Greig (01280 309025) or zenagreig @ hotmail.co.uk
 
Outreach Team.   Calling anyone wanting to make a difference in our community. We are organising an outreach team to serve our community in many different ways through social action, talking to people, prayer and food amongst others. Please email George at [email protected] for more details.
 
SOS Team: The SOS Team we run a short term, emergency shelter at The Centre and are looking for additional people to assist in various ways. ([email protected]) or Paul ([email protected])
 
Christmas Day Lunch: We are looking for someone to ‘project manage’ a Churches Together team to produce a Christmas lunch for those left on their own on Christmas Day. If you could help,, please let the Rector know. Also, if you’d be prepared to help with the cooking/serving, please let the office know. We need to get a team in place soon if we are to proceed with this event.
 
Restoration Project.  I have bought a 1962 Series 2 Landrover as a project to restore.  I am hoping this can become a ‘men in sheds’ activity so that a team of men (all ages) might want to meet up to work on it together as a
team.   Please contact Will for more information.
  
The Calling is in the Tower Room on the second Monday of the month at 7.30 pm until 9.00 pm.  We are taking a break from looking at prophecy, to considering revivals, recent (1949 Hebridean Revival) and in the past (18th Century).  We will ask the question “Will we see a revival in our times?”
 
Board Games and Jigsaws: Jo Ash is hoping to start a games session for a couple of hours during one of the coffee mornings at The Centre. If anyone has any traditional board games or jigsaws, that they no longer need, please let her know. Also, if you are interested in joining in with this fun activity, Jo would love to hear from you! [email protected]
 
Bitternes Afloat:  Each year a group of 11-18 year olds to the Bitternes Afloat Christian Cruise on the Norfolk Broads to spend a week sailing in cabin yachts and hanging out with God.  If you are (or know someone who might be) interested in coming please speak to Will Trevitt on 07764 682 198 or email [email protected] No experience necessary.
 
An evening with Rob Parsons: author of Care for the Family at Milton Keynes on October 18th . Cost £6. Please contact Flo Thornton on 07789 642249 or book on line www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/other-events/the-wisdom-house-live
 

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]
Youth Pastor:  Emma King: [email protected]
Families Worker: Amanda Marshall: [email protected]
Children’s Pastor: Tom Brice: [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]
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 Churchwarden:  14th-15th    October  Pam Fox (01289 812511)
                                      16th-20th    October Paddy Collins (01280 823006)            
Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) [email protected]
Notice sheet items to Sarah North 01280 822672 or by email to [email protected] by 6pm on Wednesday.