Click here for a printable pdf of the Noticesheet
 


5th April 2020                                                                        Palm Sunday

 

Another week in lockdown with working & schooling from home. The “Big Call Round” has now completed and you should all have been called.

 Buckingham Parish Church remains closed for everything. There is lots of new content on the website. Please email or phone the relevant person for all enquiries. See “Useful contacts” at the end of this notice sheet.

Remember, the church is people and we are the Body of Christ and we all remain open for prayer, communication and support; the staff team are hard at work delivering their ministries in new and exciting ways. See on!

Services continue to be live-streamed & we are using the Summer Schedule.

 

 

Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.

If you are new here, this section is for you!

 

Say hello by sending us an email & fill in a Welcome Card if you would like to become more involved. Have a look through our website www.bpchurch.uk.

 

Children: We have always had great provision for children & we are creating new services for our new virtual world; eg, see pyjama prayers on our website.

 

Streaming: We are maintaining our streaming service & are aware that we may now be reaching a wider audience than we have in the past. The staff team are working hard to develop and evolve this service and would value constructive feed back from both our congregation and any who are now tuning into Buckingham Parish Church, and then moving onto our website.
Sermons: are recorded and available for later viewing. Access may be restricted and if you encounter problems please email office@bpchurch.uk

 

Covid 19: See our guidance page on www.bpchurch.uk and keep yourself up to date with the government and NHS websites.

 

Remember

“Stay Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives”

 

but also                     This church is alive and well!

                                                Read Psalm 91

                                                Palm Sunday

All services are being Live-streamed (see www.bpchurch.uk/livestream)

 

10 am     Holy Communion                             “The cross and the temple”

                               Ephesians 2: 11-22 (p.1174); Luke 19: 45 - 20:2 (p.1054)

 

5 pm      Contemporary Service                         “The crucifixion of Jesus”

                                                                           John 19: 16b - 37 (p.1087)

 

Note we have moved to ‘Summer Sunday Schedule”

 

Today’s Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race

sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh

and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also be made partakers of his resurrection;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

Pray through the week for:

·           those who are ill including Sharon Webb and others known to us

·           all those who mourn, that they may be comforted by God’s presence.

 

The Week Ahead:

 

Monday 6th April

8-9 pm

Prayer & Praise - Zoom

Monday - Friday

9.00 am

Daily prayers with Will - Zoom

also being arranged

10.00 am

Daily bible studies – Zoom

Wednesday 8th April

10.00 am

Holy Communion – Live-streamed

Maundy Thursday

7.30 pm

Solemn Holy Communion - Live

Good Friday 10th April

11.45 am

Wintershall Passion Play - Website

 

2.00 pm

Meditation – Zoom

 

7.00 pm

Tower Room Prayers – Zoom

Saturday 11th April

10.00 am

Pyjama Prayers – with Jayde

 

Easter Sunday

Sunday 12thApril

10.00 am

Holy Communion – Live-streamed

 

3.00 pm

Messy Church – Facebook page

 

5.00 pm

Easter Alive – Live-streamed

 

 

 

 

Live-stream & Zoom: details on our website: see bpchurch.uk

 

Prayer & Praise: in these times it is ever more important to be a church that prays; God is in control, but we can do our bit in prayer. We meet on Zoom, daily at 9am, and on Monday 6th April at 8pm. Join us! See the website for details or contact Paul on paulrhwallace@icloud.com.

Prayer Ministry: While the church is closed we can pray at home; if you have specific prayer needs please contact Jo Wigley at care@bpchurch.uk.

Big Call Round: Everyone on the church database has been contacted to offer help at this time. If you are vulnerable, alone, sad, scared or lonely we can help. Contact Jo Wigley on 07512 274423 or care@bpchurch.uk

Newcomers: If you have moved into the area in these unsettled times you are very welcome to join our now virtual church. A lot is going on & we would love to welcome you. If you want to regularly worship with us please fill in an online Welcome Card; you will be invited to meet Will & Lucia for a Welcome Meal when normality returns. For now please see our website www.bpchurch.uk & contact Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk.

MyChurchSuite: Whilst we are in lockdown, do take the time to have a look at your settings on MyChurchSuite. Log on by going to the BPC church website bpchurch.uk and click the top right yellow LogIn; if you have forgotten your password, let Sue Fox know and we will send you a new one parector@bpchurch.uk. You could be missing out on important updates from Will’s weekly video if we don’t have your email address.

Diary events: Many events continue virtually so please check with the organisers (see below) and the church website for details.

Youth: has all gone online! Fuel, This Way & That Way meet on Zoom. Daily videos are being uploaded to our social media platforms. See the website or contact Lara on 07375 667190 or youth@bpchurch.uk.  

Messy Church and Ark: continue on Facebook and by email. Contact Jo Brice on 07852 115924 or families@bpchurch.uk for details

 Kids ministry: continues with Pyjama Prayers and BPC Kids Corner. See the website or contact Jayde on 07468 865862 or kids@bpchurch.uk

 Food Bank: is still operating. Please leave non-perishable items in the box outside The Centre, Verney Close from 10.30-11.30am on Tuesdays. If you are unable to get to the drop off please email care@bpchurch.uk.

Cherish & Focus: sadly these have both been cancelled, or ‘postponed’.  Contact or await organisers for the latest information and refunds, or see bpchurch.uk or (for Cherish) email families@bpchurch.uk

Traidcraft: Please order online. Pasta and rice can be ordered from Tina on 01280 814544 or randtmitchell@tiscali.co.uk.

 Book Review: “Where is God in a coronavirus world?” by John Lennox.

This short yet profound book by Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in the light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us make sense of it but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to. It will be published on 6th April and can be ordered from The Good Book Company (thegoodbook.co.uk) for £2.54 plus £2 p&p

Giving to BPC: Cancelled services means that our monthly 'cash/envelope' income has dropped. If you can, please consider setting up a Standing Order – see bpchurch.uk/giving. Single donations can be made via ChurchSuite or our QR code here. For further details please email stewardship@bpchurch.uk.

 

Useful contact details

Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)

Rector’s PA:                  Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)

Pastoral Care:               Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk (07512 274423)

Worship Leader:         Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk (07823 494704)

Youth Leader:              Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)

Families Leader:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk (07852 115924)

Outreach Leader         Olly Holland; outreach@bpchurch.uk

Children’s Leader        Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk (07468 865862)

Safeguarding team:    Jane Wardale & Denise Evans: safeguarding@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)

Connect Groups:         Rev Michael Greig (309025) connect@bpchurch.uk

Stewardship Co-ordinator: Judith Bundock (813887) stewardship@bpchurch.uk

Organist & Choirmaster:       Robert Tucker (847154)  choir@bpchurch.uk

Full service information: www.bpchurch.uk

Duty Churchwardens:        4th5th April              Mike Evans (01280 814872)

                                                  6th - 10th April            Paddy Collins (01280 823006)

                                                  11th – 12th April           Bob Legrove (01280 824570)

Parish Office:         Closed.     Email enquiries only to: office@bpchurch.uk

Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday