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      The Week Ahead:
Mon 13th November              1.00pm     Funeral
Tues 14th November             8.30am      Prayer Meeting
                                         12.00 noon      Community Lunch
                                      6.45-8.00pm      Blaze
Weds 15th November           9.45am      Women’s Connect
                                              10.00am     Holy Communion
                                              4.00pm      Pray for the World at Owl Cottage
                                               7.30pm      Alpha Course
Thurs 16th November          10.00am     Parenting Children Course
                                              10.00am     Ark Toddler Group    
                                                7.15pm     Choir practice
Fri 17th November                 7.00pm     Prayer Meeting in the Tower Room
                                                7.00pm    Women’s Christmas Craft Evening
Sat 18th November                10.30am    Coffee Service Café
 
Sunday 19th November                          Second Sunday before Advent
 
                                            9.30am      Family Service with HC
                                            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.
 
Confirmations and Baptisms: Sunday 12th November at 6pm.  It would be great to have a full turnout from across all congregations. Bishop Graham Dow is confirming.
 
11am Visuals: We’d like to continue providing words on the screens for the 11am hymns. In order to do this, we need a small group of helpers who’d be willing to be trained to operate the system. It is literally clicking a mouse so not hard. Please let the office know if you can help.
 
The Calling: Meetings of The Calling have regrettably been postponed until further notice.
 
Women’s Christmas craft evening: in church on Friday 17th November from 7pm until 9.30pm. There will be lots of Christmas crafts for women to try their hand at, plus festive drinks and nibbles. Tickets are £8 per person, and we’d love you to invite friends along too. Tickets available from the office, or you can email women@bpchurch.uk
 
Landrover Restoration Project:  If you’d like to spend a few hours starting off this project (in Silverstone) we’re aiming to leave BPC at 10am on Saturday 25th Nov. If you’d like to join us let me know, and you can either meet at BPC at 10am and come in the minibus, or meet us up there. I’ll provide lunch. Stay for as long or as short as you like.  Please contact Will email rector@bpchurch.uk
 
Children’s Society Box Count: It is time to collect all boxes. I intend to do a count on 14th Nov. Please leave your box in the parish office or contact Liz Marston 816843.
 
Safeguarding training: Sat 25th Nov at 10.30am-noon for volunteers working with children & young people. safeguarding@bpchurch.uk
 
Men’s Night: Black Pepper, 8pm Thursday 30th November. Fantastic Turkish Food. Please do invite your friends and bring cash. RSVP to curate@bpchurch.uk
 
Advent Courses: There will be a 3 evening course at the Rectory Thornborough on Nov 29th, Dec 6th, Dec 13th at 7.30pm led by Rupert Bursell and Gussie Walsh. More details from Gussie on 01280 821616 or email am@buckinghambenefice.org.uk .
 
Waiting for Jesus: Weds 6th Dec, 8-9pm in BPC. In this Advent season, come to a warm, candlelit church and take time out from the ‘pressure’ to reflect on some of the events around the birth of Christ, through visual display, music, readings, reflections, prayers and quiet. Led by the Prayer Ministry Team. All very welcome.
 
Benefice Christmas Lunch: 3rd December in Nash Village Hall, 1pm (or soon after!). This is a bring and share lunch with members from all our benefice churches. All are welcome but it will be helpful to know numbers and what you can bring. We try to be a little more organised than usual, to ensure that we can enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch of turkey, etc. Please contact Judith Bundock (01280 813887 or jandrb@bundock.com if you would like to come.
 
Buckingham Food Bank: If you wish to donate SMALL Christmas items, these will be most welcome, please donate by 1st Dec, Beverley Stockill.
 
Outreach Team: Calling anyone wanting to make a difference in our community. We are organising an outreach team to serve our community through social action, talking to people, prayer and food amongst others. Email George Pinnegar outreach@bpchurch.uk for more details.
 
Harvest Supper proceeds: It wasn’t a fund raising evening but it has been agreed that the surplus of £278.90 from our supper is to be sent to Christian Aid to support their work fighting hunger in countries like South Sudan. As part of CA’s Christmas Appeal, this will attract matched funding from the UK government. Thank you.
 
Christmas Parade: Volunteers required to help serve refreshments to those taking part in the Buckingham Christmas Parade on 9th December 9.30-10.30am. Please contact the office for further information.
 
Christmas Cards and Advent Calendars are now on sale on the church stall. Catalogues are available for ordering gifts. Sultanas and raisins are on sale for your Christmas baking, and lots more besides. Make your Christmas a fairly traded one.
 
 

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: Amanda Marshall: 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:  11th-12th November Bob Legrove (01280 824570)
                                          13th- 17th November Paddy Collins (01280 823006)            
Parish Office Mon – Fri, 10am – 12pm (821509) office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items to Shirley Embleton ((07525 437232) or by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.