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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Chearsley Praise - 21st October


Come along on Sunday at 10am for our "Chearsley Praise", a service of hymns, led by John Scholefield with short readings, children's prayers and a short talk from Darren Sampson.

If you prefer, in Long Crendon, there is a Holy Communion at 9am taken by Rev Richard and a Family Service with Baptism at 10.30 also taken by Rev Richard. Robert Spencer Bernard is leading Matins in Nether Winchendon at 10am.

For our pew sheet, please follow this link.

Bereavement Service


Monday, 15 October 2018

Messy Church - We are the body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12
"You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."

Our very first Messy Church finally took place on Sunday, with lots of "body" related crafts and activities.  Seventy people came along to try it out, with crafts, activities, worship and food.

We added a hand or foot print to our banner.  Hopefully each month when we see our prints, we will remember that it is our church, where we will always be welcome.






















We chose a body part that best represents us and made it out of clay

- ears - for good listeners
- eyes - for those that are spotting people in need
- hand - for comforting
- feet - for running errands
- nose - not sure about that one!




















When we put them all together, our great, loving, supportive, comforting community looks like this!  Not scary at all!





















We dressed jumbo people and gave them woollen hair.

























We made bodies out of vegetables - very Chearsley Show style!













We also had an amazing sensory quiz with things to sniff, and touch and listen to.  It was fascinating that one item adults could not smell, only children.

A popular choice was junk modelling.




















All ages had a great time together.  One big new family enjoying time together.


If you missed it, do join us next month, 4pm 11th November for Remembrance Day Activities.  Family, Fun, Friendship and Food.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Services this Sunday


This Sunday, in Chearsley, we have our 9am Holy Communion, a Common Worship service, without hymns, led by Rev Richard Phillips 

If you prefer, there is a Harvest Festival Service in Long Crendon at 10.30 followed by a bring and share lunch in aid of Indonesia.  

Then there is our first Messy Church at Chearsley village hall at 4pm, where we will be thinking about the "Body of Christ" whilst making scratch and sniff Gingerbread men and playing Pictionary blind folded.




And finally, there is an Evensong in Nether Winchendon at 6pm led by John Scholefield.
This week, you are really spoilt for choice!

For the full pew sheet, please follow this link

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Family Communion - 7th October


Do come along on Sunday and join our Family Holy Communion service, led by Rev. Steve & Rose Williams  There will be a Junior Church upstairs led by Anne Pratt.
  
If you prefer, there is a BCP Holy Communion in Nether Winchendon at 9am and Cafe Sunday in Long Crendon at 10am.

For our pew sheet, please follow this link.





Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Friday, 28 September 2018

Thank you


The Steppin Stone Centre in Oxford were very pleased to receive our Harvest gifts.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

This Sunday - Benefice Communion


Do come along on Sunday to Nether Winchendon, at 10am, for our Benefice Holy Communion service, led by Rev. Richard Phillips  
  
For our pew sheet, please follow this link.





Sunday, 23 September 2018

We plough the fields and scatter

We had a weekend of celebrating all the good gifts around us.

First with a Harvest Supper in our fabulous new village hall, beautifully decorated by Tara and Joy and scrumptuous salads and pudds provided by our talented bakers





Then this morning, Richard led, our Harvest Festival where we collected food for the Steppin Stones centre for the Homeless in Oxford.


If you missed the service, feel free to drop items off to Cloverdale on Monday or Tuesday.  We promise not to eat them, but take them in to Oxford on Wednesday.


Saturday, 22 September 2018

Habitat for Humanity Build

As many of you will know, Oliver and Darren Sampson went to Kenya in July to help build a house, with Habitat for Humanity, for a grandma looking after her two grandchildren and niece.  

Here is the house she lived in before they arrived.


And here is the house they built, when they had to leave.


And here is the house after the local builders finished it off.




For the full story follow this link

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Harvest Festival



Do come along on Sunday at 10am and join our Harvest Festival, taken by Richard Phillips.

As well as the more traditional fresh fruit and vegetables, we would love some dry produce such as tinned food, rice, pasta or sugar as we will be donating items to the Steppin Stone centre for the homeless in Oxford.


If you prefer, there is a BCP Holy Communion in LC at 8am taken by Richard Phillips or 10.30am, also in LC taken by Derek Witchell.  Then an Evensong in NW at 6pm taken by Richard.


For the full pew sheet, please follow this link

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Sat 22nd - Long Crendon Open Day



10:30-12:00 and 2:30-4:30, come and celebrate 10 years of restoration work on St Mary's Long Crendon.   Hear about the history and heritage, talks at 11am and 3:30pm.   Bell peal in the morning, Children’s treasure hunt.   Free refreshments, organ recital and tower open in the afternoon.



Confirmation Service - 16th September 6pm


This Sunday we have Bishop Alan, the Bishop of Buckingham, coming to Long Crendon at 6pm to take our Benefice Confirmation service.  Please come along to support the candidates including several children from Chearsley as they take this important step in their lives.

We also have a guest speaker giving the sermon in Chearsley at the 9am Holy Communion Service so do come along and find out who it is!

To read the pew sheet, please follow this link.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Meadowsong Photos








Thanks to Ann Persson for the loan of her "Meadow" and to Paul and Laura for their beautiful singing.  The weather was glorious and everyone enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon last Sunday at Meadowsong.

This Sunday

If you are coming along to the Chearsley Classic Car Show from 11am this Sunday do pop in to our Messy Church Tent where there will be face painting, car making, biscuit decorating and a chance to think about our journeys through life, or to ask us "What exactly is Messy Church?"


Then at 6pm we have our Evensong service in Church, led by John Scholefield.

To read the pew sheet, please follow this link.

Harvest Supper


Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Sunday, 26 August 2018

11am Family Communion - 2nd Sept


Do come along on Sunday and join our Family Holy Communion service, led by Rev. Richard.  Please note the start time of 11am.  This will be followed at 12:30 pm by a ‘bring your own’  picnic, and deck chairs in  Ann Persson's lovely garden.




This will be followed by MeadowSong, again with the brilliant Paul Shinar and Laura.   Everyone is invited for an afternoon of lively music in Ann’s beautiful garden, please follow the signs for parking.   Tickets (£10) available from Joy Payne: joychearsley@gmail.com or 01844 208513
  
Note, there is also a 9am BCP Communion in Nether Winchednon and Cafe Sunday at 10am in Long Crendon.

For our pew sheet, please follow this link.





Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Chearsley Praise - 26th August


Come along on Sunday at 10am for our "Chearsley Praise", a service of hymns, short readings, prayers led by the children and a short talk, taken by John Scholefield. 

If you prefer, in Long Crendon, there is a BCP Holy Communion at 8am taken by Rev Richard and a Holy Communion at 10.30 taken taken by Rev Derek Witchell. Then at 6pm, John Scholefield is leading an Evensong in Nether Winchendon.

For our pew sheet, please follow this link.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Biscuits and Bottle Tops


Calling all bakers - would anyone be able to bake a batch of car shaped biscuits for the Messy Church tent at the Classic Car show on Sunday 9th September?  I can provide a car shaped cutter and there is no need to ice them, as we will do that on the day.   We also need your bottle tops to act as wheels for another craft.  If you have any, please can you drop them on our porch or let me know and I can pick them up.  Thanks  Sharon
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

This Sunday - Benefice Communion


Do come along on Sunday to St Mary's Long Crendon, at 10am, for our Benefice All Age Holy Communion service, led by Rev. Gordon Kuhrt.  
  
For our pew sheet, please follow this link.




Monday, 13 August 2018

St Mary's Long Crendon

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Great to see the chancel is open again after major building works.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

This Sunday - 12th August

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We're back from Kenya, and we would love to tell you all about it, this Sunday at 10am in St Nicholas church. Come along and find out how far we got with the house, the family we built it for and the amazing experiences we had along the way.   There will be refreshments and the children can have a go at laying bricks There will also be an opportunity to donate to  Habitat for Humanity if you wish, but please don't feel obliged to, especially as so many of you have already been very generous and helped to make a dream come true for one lucky family.

Darren and Oliver 


Alternatively, you can attend a "normal" service :


8am.       Long Crendon            BCP Holy Communion    Rev Richard

10am      Nether Winchendon   Matins                             Robert Spencer Bernard
10.30am Long Crendon            Holy Communion            Rev Richard
6pm        Chearsley                   Evensong                       John Scholefield.

For our pew sheet, please follow this link.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Save The Date - Sunday 2nd September






Please note that the morning Family Communion service on Sunday 2nd September will be held at 11:00 am (not the usual 10am) so that it can be followed at 12:30 pm by a ‘bring your own’ picnic in the gardens of Long Meadow.  

Then at 2:00 pm, we will have a return of "Meadowsong" with the brilliant Paul Shinar and Laura.   Everyone is invited for an afternoon of lively music in a beautiful garden.   Tickets available from Joy Payne.