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The Week Ahead:
Tues 24th April 8.30am Prayer meeting at
The Rectory
  12 noon-1.30pm Community Lunch
  6.45-8.00pm Blaze
Wed 25th April 9.45am Women’s Connect
  10.00am Holy Communion
Thurs 26th April 9.45am Alpha
  10.00am ARK group for toddlers, parents and carers
  7.30pm Annual Church Meeting
Fri 27th April  1.30pm
 6.00pm
Latin in South Room
Hebrew in South Room
Sat 28th April  10.30am
 3.00pm
 
 7.30pm                          
Coffee Service Café
Greek and NT Studies in The Centre
Organ Recital
Sunday 29thApril          Fifth Sunday of Easter
  9.30am Family Service
  11.00am Parish Communion
  6.00pm Contemporary Service
 
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.
 
Annual Church Meeting: This Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm. Please come to this important meeting to hear about last year’s church activities and our plans for the coming year.  Wine and nibbles will be served.
 
The Centre: Temporary Caretaker/Manager needed. Bob Johnson the caretaker/manager at the Centre is away on holiday from 14th May to 26th June.   We are looking for a temporary replacement to cover this period.  It involves opening, closing and being present at the Centre each weekday morning.  Also opening and closing for occasional bookings outside these times.  The Management Committee members will provide support. For further information and possible remuneration please contact Keith
Croxton 01280 815100 or at postmaster@keithcroxton.plus.com
 
Organ Recital at SSPP by International Concert Organist: Richard Pearce, who performs with the Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms. Do join us! Saturday 28th April 2018, 7.30pm £10 (Under 18s Free).  Tickets on the door.
 
Women’s film night on Friday 11th May at 7pm in church, showing ‘The Shack’. It’s a great film and a brilliant opportunity to invite a friend along too! Tickets are £3 each, including popcorn and a drink. Sign up sheet is at the back of church or email women@bpchurch.uk to book a place, and pay on the door on the evening
 
Family Fun Day: On Saturday 26th May we are having a Family Fun Day from 12pm - 3pm. With a bouncy castle, crafts, fun and games and a delicious BBQ there is something for everyone. Start inviting your friends. We are looking for volunteers to run different stations (craft, face painting, BBQ, etc.). Please email Jo Brice at families@bpchurch.uk to find out more ways to help or add your name to the sign up sheet at the back of church. All help will be greatly appreciated even if all you can give is an hour. 
 
The Centre is now very busy so if you wish to use The Centre for an event etc it is crucial you check availability first. You can email on centre@bpchurch.uk or phone Bob Johnstone on 07860 164425. If there is availability you will be asked to complete a booking form so we can agree opening and closing arrangements and set the heating correctly.
 
Bikers and Petrol Heads:  Meeting at 7pm on the 3rd Friday of each month at The Centre. An opportunity to socialise, and talk cars & bikes, over a shared (free!) meal. All are welcome!  Contact Alex Cooke: alexanderccooke@gmail.co.uk
 
Traidcraft: On the Traidcraft stall this week, there are 1kg bags of traditionally grown fairly traded rice from Malawi at £3 per bag, white or brown.  The Fairtrade Town Steering group is challenging Buckingham to send at least one child in Malawi to school through these sales.  If you eat rice, please support this challenge!  Tina Mitchell
 
The Life of Christ: I am organising another outing to the Wintershall estate in Surrey on Thursday 21st June 2018 to experience this wonderful production. It is a full day out, early start, easy walking around the grounds, following the actors depicting the Life of Christ. For full details and to book a seat, please contact me on lynnelegrove@gmail.com or 01280 824570. Lynne Legrove
 
God's Big Picture:  Do look at these books on the bookstall which tie in with our new teaching series.  Written by Vaughan Roberts the book gives an excellent overview of the Bible and costs £8.99. 
Rector: Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@buckinghambenefice.org.uk (830221)
Curate: Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care Worker: Jo Ash: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:  Tim King: worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:  Emma King: youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker: Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Pastor: Tom Brice: kids@bpchurch.uk
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) stewardship@bpchurch.uk
Safeguarding team: Jane Wardale and Denise Evans: safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
Connect Group Co ordinator: Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk
Organist & Choirmaster: Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk
Full service information:  www.bpchurch.uk
Duty Churchwarden 21st -22nd April David Squibb (822309)
                               23rd -27th April Paddy Collins (823006)            
Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items to Sarah North by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.