The Week Ahead:
Tues 13th February              8.30am       Prayer Meeting
                                                                ( at 21 Lenborough Rd)
                                       12.00 noon       Pancake Party in Church
                                       12.00 noon       Community Lunch at The Centre
Weds 14th February          10.00am       Ashing Service
                                            11.30am        Funeral
                                             7.30pm       Ashing Service
Fri 16th February                 7.00pm      Prayer Meeting in the Tower Room
Sat 17th February                 9.00am      Women’s Breakfast
 
Sunday 18th February                           First Sunday in Lent
                                          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.
 
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, parector@bpchurch.uk for further details.
 
Tuesday Morning Prayer Meetings:  Please note that on 13 and 20 February, the Tuesday Morning Prayer Meetings will be held at Michael and Zena’s house, Owl Cottage, 21 Lenborough Road, Buckingham.
 
Pancake Party: All welcome in church at 12noon to 1.30pm for pancakes, tea and coffee after the town council pancake race on the green. Bring your friends and family.
 
Community Lunch: Please note, on Tuesday 13th February, the Community Lunch will be held in The Centre, Verney Close.
  
Fabric Team Leader.  We are seeking someone to oversee the maintenance of our Grade 1 listed Church.  This is a managerial job that requires a love of our building and the ability to liaise with contractors and apply for permissions for projects.  You’ll need to be available for meetings in working hours.  If interested in serving in this vital role please speak to Will.
 
Office Help Needed: We need additional volunteers to help out in the office and with the production of the weekly notice sheet on a rota basis. Please contact Jan in the office.  jan.ballantyne@bpchurch.uk.
 
Women’s breakfast: Saturday 17th February at 9am in church. Continental style breakfast and pancakes, followed by a talk. All women are welcome and please do invite and bring a friend too! £3 on the door. The signup sheet is at the back of church or email women@bpchurch.uk
 
Parenting Teenagers Course - We are really excited to be running this for 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm, starting 28th February.  Further details and registration at www.bpchurch.uk/parenting
 
New Connect Group. A VERY exciting new ‘Pop-Up’ group is starting at The Centre on Friday evenings, from February 16th for 6 weeks. This is based on a very informative DVD from Care for the Family by Rob Parsons called The Wisdom House.
For more details please contact Ian/Flo (flo.thornton@gmail.com)   or Michael/Alexandra (Alexandraeh.smith@gmail.com)
 
Healing Ministry Conference.  A small group from BPC is attending the ‘Pastor Randy Clark Healing & Impartation Day’ at Holy Trinity Brompton on Thursday 22nd March. If you’d like to come do book direct (google it) and let Will know.
 
Production Team:  We need more help with sound and visuals on the Production Team. Please contact Tim King worship@bpchurch.uk
 
Marriage Course: We are looking to form a team of catering, washing-up and set-up volunteers to help run the Marriage Course starting 27th April on Friday evenings for 7 weeks. If you can help (or want to attend the course) please let Rosie know: operations@bpchurch.uk
 
Messy Church: This is a great monthly outreach ministry, where families enjoy coming together to explore who God is in an informal way. Sharing a meal together is central to Messy Church. We are looking for those with a heart for hospitality to help with preparing food, cooking or washing up. Please contact Jo Brice at families@bpchurch.uk or 01280 840887.
 
Traidcraft cupboard: Due to the redevelopment at the back of the church, the PCC has resolved to close the Traidcraft cupboard, as it is possible to buy a variety of Fairtrade goods elsewhere in Buckingham.  The bookstall will be redesigned and there will be space for Traidcraft cards and small gifts.  The catalogues with order forms will also be available there and Tina will still be taking orders for Traidcraft items. There will be ‘pop-up’ stalls during the year at church and in town at our Fairtrade events.  Thank you to all who have supported Traidcraft by buying from the cupboard.  Please continue to support its work, enabling the most marginalised of producers to lift themselves out of poverty through trade.
 
Used Printer Cartridges: Please note that we no longer collect these for recycling.
  

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         10th – 11th February Bob Legrove (824570)                                                               12th – 16th February Paddy Collins (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.