This week's notices: (scroll down for last week's notices)

19th May 2019                                                                                  Fifth Sunday of Easter
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in all our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
19th May 2019                                                                                  Fifth Sunday of Easter
9.30 am      Family Service with            Luke 24: 36-53 (p.1062)
                      Holy Communion               ‘Witnesses with power from on high’
11.15 am    Parish Communion            Acts 11: 1-18 (p.1105)
                                                                        John 13: 31-35 (p.1081)
                                                                        ‘The Gospel for all nations’
6.00 pm      Contemporary Service     Luke 24: 36-53 (p.1062)
                                                                        ‘Witnesses with power from on high’
Today’s Collect
Almighty God,
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen 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.
all those who mourn that they may be comforted by God’s presence. 

The Week Ahead:
 
Tuesday 21st May
8.30am
Prayer Meeting at the Rectory
 
10.00-11.30am
Women’s Heaven
 
12.00-1.15pm
Community Lunch
 
6.45pm
Blaze
Wednesday 22nd May
9.45am
Women’s Connect
 
10.00am
Holy Communion
 
12.30pm
Funeral
 
6.30-8.30pm
Fuel
 
7.30pm
Men’s Meal at Red Chilli
Thursday 23rd May
10.00am
Ark Group for toddlers,
parents and carers
 
7.15pm
Choir Practice
Friday 24th May
7.00pm
Prayer Meeting in Tower Room
Saturday 25th May
10.00-12.00 pm
Coffee Service café
 
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 26th May
8.00am
Holy Communion
 
9.30am
Family Service
 
11.15am
Parish Communion
 
6.00pm
Contemporary Service
 
New start time: This is the third week of the new start time for the Morning Service. We hope you have noticed a calmer transition between services. The sermon is being reduced so that the service will finish only a few minutes later than before. This trial period continues through the summer and as it ends we will listen to your views before making a final decision for September. Your grace and understanding will be valued!
 
Electoral Roll: the new list can be viewed on the wooden chest at the back of church. Please check that your entry is correct. Application forms are available for parishioners and new worshippers wishing to join. Enquiries to electoralroll@bpchurch.uk
 
Women’s Heaven - a safe space for women: Next on Tuesday 21st May at the new time of 10am-11.30am, with lunch together after. For details email womensheaven@bpchurch.uk
 
Alpha. New day and evening courses have started. Please pray for these. It is not too late to join! Contact Michael Grieg via alpha@bpchurch.uk
 
Freedom in Christ discipleship: please pray for this course, which has started. For future courses contact: mandy.hagon@uwclub.net
 
Prayer Meeting: Friday 24th May. Join us as we meet in the Tower Room to pray, every Friday evening from 7 to 7.30pm, for the Sunday services and also as we continue to pray for national events.
 
Men’s Meal: 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd May. Banquet night at the Red Chilli, Buckingham. It’s informal and £11 a head so a great opportunity to invite friends. See menu at redchilligold.com/html/weekly_events.html We have 25 reserved places so book asap with men@bpchurch.uk  
 
Ladies Walk: 12 midday, Saturday 1st June. We will meet at church and do part of the circular walk. Come along! Children & dogs welcome. Let us know if you can come: email women@bpchurch.uk or sign up at the back of church. Pick up a leaflet about other ‘Women’s Events at BPC’.
 
BPC Weekend Away: 27-29 Sept 2019. Details & booking form are at www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway. Day Rates are available for those who can only come for part of the weekend. There are two reasonably priced hotels with en-suite accommodation nearby. See the BPC website or pick up a leaflet in Church. For off site please book direct with hotel.
 
Praying in colour creativity evenings: 2nd Monday monthly at BPC. The next meeting is Monday 10th June, 7-9.15pm in the Ringing Chamber. An evening of refreshment and a time to listen, be still and receive God’s healing touch through different creative starting points. Open to all. See BPC website or email Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
Prayer for the World : We meet to pray for our troubled world, our mission partners and the persecuted church every third Wednesday of the month at 21, Lenborough Rd. Next meeting will be the 19th June at 3.45pm. Further details from zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk  
 
University of Buckingham students: We are looking for couples who might be interested in offering occasional hospitality to a university student. If you would like to help, please contact Andrew and Sandra Miscampbell, on asmiscampbell@btinternet.com or 823762.
 
Benefice Lunch: The next lunch is in Buckingham on the 26th May.
 
Bookstall:  A new selection of books for children and adults has arrived! Contact Zena Greig for orders at zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk or 01280 309025
 
Free Lecture - Excellent Speaker – On 10th June at 7.30pm there is a free lecture on ‘Faith and Science’ at St Laurence Church, Winslow.  
 
Latin, Greek and Hebrew Lessons: at the Centre.
Latin: Friday 1.30 to 5.30pm   –   Hebrew: Friday 6.00 to 8pm
Greek: Saturday 10.00am to 12:30pm (2 classes, intermediate & advanced)
 
From Papyrus to Pixel: an illustrated presentation about the transmission of the Greek New Testament by Professor Hugh Houghton from the University of Birmingham. The Centre, Saturday 15th June, 10:30am followed by a buffet lunch. Further information and tickets £6 from Steve Watkins 07900 955149 or stephanos@eroumen.co.uk 
 
Stowe Church Ascot Garden Party: 2.15pm, 16th June at Evenly Wood. £20 includes entrance, refreshments, string quartet and race evening from 6pm (latter only £5). In support of recently launched ‘Roof Appeal’. Details from jmorten@btinternet.com  
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                            Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                   Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                            Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:                Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:           Ali Burt: worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:                 Lara Burt: youth@bpchurch.uk (07375 667190)
Families Worker:          Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker  Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
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:               18th – 19th May:    Pam Fox (01280 812511)
                                                      20th – 24th May:    Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                                      25th – 26th May:   Mike Evans (01280 814872)
Parish Office:          Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.

Last week's notices

12th May 2019                                                                              Fourth Sunday of Easter
Welcome to Buckingham Parish Church.
If you are new or just visiting do please make yourself known to one of the clergy or the welcome team – we’d love to get to know you.
 
Children: We have great provision for children in all our services.
At the 9.30am service there are age-appropriate groups for ages 3 to Year 6.
There are also two zones at the back of church for younger children to play whilst the service continues and they remain in the care of their parent/carer.
At our 11.15am service we have a group for primary aged children and at 6pm we have a group for children in Year 3 to Year 6 as well as our Youth Group.
 
Streaming: All services are streamed into the Tower Room. This is a quiet place to go but children using it should be supervised by a parent/carer at all times. Please note that our 9.30am and 6.00pm services will be ‘live streamed’ for on-line viewing. If you do not wish to be included, please sit at the rear of the church or in the side aisles. All that is recorded (for viewing later) is the sermon, featuring only the preacher.
 
12th May 2019                                                                              Fourth Sunday of Easter
8.00 am          Holy Communion                 
9.30 am          Family Service                         Luke 24: 13-35 (p.1061)
                                                                              ‘Jesus meets hopeless despair’
11.15 am       Parish Communion               Acts 9: 36-43 (p.1103)
                                                                               John 10: 22-30 (p.1077)
                                                                               ‘A Powerful Gospel’
3.00 pm         Messy Church                        
6.00 pm         Contemporary Service        Luke 24: 13-35 (p.1061)
                                                                               ‘Jesus meets hopeless despair’
Today’s Collect
Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he 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.
  • all those who mourn , that they may be comforted by God’s presence.
 
The Week Ahead:
 
Monday 13th May 7.00-9.15pm Praying in Colour - Creativity Evening
Tuesday 14th May 8.30am Prayer Meeting at the Rectory
  10.00-11.30am Women’s Heaven
  12.00-1.15pm Community Lunch
  6.45pm Blaze
Wed. 15th May 9.45am Women’s Connect
  10.00am Holy Communion
  6.30-8.30pm Fuel
Thursday 16th May 10.00am Ark Group for toddlers,
parents and carers
  7.30pm Archdeacon’s Visitation
Friday 17th May 7.00 pm Prayer Meeting in Tower Room
Saturday 18th May 12.00-3.00pm Family Fun Day at BPC
 
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 19th May 9.30am Family Service with Holy Communion
  11.15am Parish Communion
  6.00pm Contemporary Service
 
New start time: This is the second week of the new start time for the Morning Service. We hope you have noticed a calmer transition between services. The sermon is being reduced so that the service will finish only a few minutes later than before. This trial period continues through the summer and as it ends we will listen to your views before making a final decision for September. Your grace and understanding will be valued!
 
Electoral Roll: The new list can be viewed on the wooden chest at the back of church. Please check that your entry is correct. Application forms are available for parishioners and new worshippers wishing to join. Enquiries to electoralroll@bpchurch.uk
 
Women’s Heaven - a safe space for women: Next on Tuesday 14th May at the new time of 10am-11.30am, with lunch together after. For details email womensheaven@bpchurch.uk
 
Alpha: New day and evening courses have started. Please pray for these. It is not too late to join! Contact Michael Grieg via alpha@bpchurch.uk
 
Freedom in Christ discipleship: P
lease pray for this course, which has started. For future courses contact: mandy.hagon@uwclub.net
 
Prayer for the World:  We were all shocked at the horrific events in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and there are many other similar attacks which go unreported. We can show solidarity and support for our persecuted brothers and sisters by regularly praying for them. We will be meeting on Wednesday 15th May at 4pm to pray for them, our Mission Partners and the wider world. Please join us at 21 Lenborough Rd. For further details contact Zena on 01280 309025 or zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk
 
Prayer Meeting: Friday 17th May. Join us as we meet in the Tower Room to pray, every Friday evening from 7 to 7.30pm, for the Sunday services and also as we continue to pray for national events.
 
Family Fun Day: 12-3pm, 18th May at BPC. A day of fun for all the family. Bouncy Castle, bungee run, crafts, face painting, refreshments and much more. This is a free event (apart from the barbecue which is £1 per item) Come and join the fun! Details from Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
 
Coffee Café: will not operate on 18th May because of Family Fun Day.  
 
Christian Aid Week 12th – 18th May:  As we celebrate the safe arrival of Harry & Megan’s baby Archie, please help Christian Aid in their work to help the world’s poorest Mums give birth safely. Members of the local churches will be collecting round the town this week but if you don’t have this opportunity there are envelopes in church or please contact Judith Bundock: on 01280 813887 or jandrb@bundock.com  to add your contribution. Thank you.
 
Benefice Lunch: The next lunch is in Buckingham on the 26th May.
 
BPC Weekend Away: 27-29 Sept 2019. Details & booking form are at www.bpchurch.uk/weekendaway. Day Rates are available for those who can only come for part of the weekend. There are two reasonably priced hotels with en-suite accommodation nearby. See the BPC website or pick up a leaflet in Church. For off site please book direct with hotel.
 
Praying in Colour - Creativity evenings: 2nd Monday monthly at BPC. The next meeting is Monday 13th May, 7-9.15pm in the Ringing Chamber. An evening of refreshment and a time to listen, be still and receive God’s healing touch through different creative starting points. Open to all. See BPC website or email Emma Cottrell: info@createdcreative.co.uk
 
 
University of Buckingham students: We are looking for couples who might be interested in offering occasional hospitality to a university student. If you would like to help, please contact Andrew and Sandra Miscampbell, on asmiscampbell@btinternet.com or 01280 823762.
 
Bookstall:  A new selection of books for children and adults has arrived! Please browse at the back of church or contact Zena Greig for orders at zenagreig@hotmail.co.uk or 01280 309025
 
Latin, Greek and Hebrew Lessons: at the Centre.
Latin: Friday 1.30 to 5.30pm   –   Hebrew: Friday 6.00 to 8pm
Greek: Saturday 10.00am to 12:30pm (2 classes, intermediate & advanced)
 
Free Lecture - Excellent Speaker - On the 10th June at 7.30pm there is a free public lecture on ‘Faith and Science’ at St Laurence Church, Winslow.  The speaker is Professor Alister Mcgrath. 
 
Stowe Church Ascot Garden Party: 2.15pm, 16th June at Evenly Wood. £20 includes entrance, refreshments, string quartet and race evening from 6pm (latter only £5). In support of recently launched ‘Roof Appeal’. Details from jmorten@btinternet.com  
 
Useful contact details
Rector:                          Rev Will Pearson-Gee: rector@bpchurch.uk (830221)
Rector’s PA:                Sue Fox: parector@bpchurch.uk (830223)
Curate:                          Rev Danny Rodgers: curate@bpchurch.uk (07814 243193)
Pastoral Care:             Jo Wigley: care@bpchurch.uk
Worship Leader:        worship@bpchurch.uk
Youth Pastor:              youth@bpchurch.uk
Families Worker:       Jo Brice: families@bpchurch.uk
Children’s Worker    Jayde Crouch; kids@bpchurch.uk
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:          11th & 13th – 17th May:                Paddy Collins (01280 823006)
                                                      12th & 18th – 19th May:    Pam Fox (01280 812511)
Parish Office:        Mon to Fri, 10am - 12pm (821509): office@bpchurch.uk
Notice sheet items by email to newsletter@bpchurch.uk by 6pm on Wednesday.