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Wednesday 29 April 2015

The Life of Christ : 23rd - 28th June

The greatest story of all time, movingly recreated by a cast of over 200 – authentic detail, outstanding quality sound and music – the Life of Christ is an experience not to be missed. It is both educational and entertaining, amusing and serious.

Enjoy the beauty of the Wintershall Estate while you experience the biblical presentation of the life of Jesus. Running from 10am to 4pm, this is a promenade performance in three acts with a brief interval, takes you back in time to Palestine of Jesus’ day. Experience the emotions and events of the Biblical characters and the lasting story

Adults £17.50  Children £8.50  To go to their website click here.

Pew Sheet - 3rd April 2015

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4-7

Lord Jesus, it is better to light one candle than to give up hope and curse the darkness. It is better to save one stranger from deportation and reunite one separated family, than it is to say it is not our problem and we can’t do much to help. It is better to join hands in one work of love than to sit on our hands and feel powerless. Lord, help us to love you in the stranger and the refugee. Help us to love ourselves enough to believe that we can change things for the better. Help us to love as you have loved us. Amen. Christian Aid

Services this week
8.00am   Holy Communion   Long Crendon (JW)
10.00am Cafe Sunday          Long Crendon 
9.00am   Holy Communion   Nether W (AB)
10.00am Holy Communion   Chearsley (AB)

To read more of the pew sheet click here.

Tuesday 28 April 2015


When:  4pm, 10th May
Where: Nether Winchendon Church
What:   Activities, Craft, Bible Stories, Singing & Refreshments

If you enjoyed Footsteps in the Easter Holidays then you will enjoy this too!

Click here for more information.

Thursday 23 April 2015

St George's Day

Chearsley bells will ring out at 6pm today, to join with many across the country in marking St George's day.  To find out more about how the campaign are hoping to get the 44,000 bell ringers to ring the 208,000 bells in the 12,000 churches ringing in England, all at exactly the same time, at 6pm on St. George’s Day, England’s Day, April 23rd go to the website:

You might like to know that Anne will also be joining ringers in Merton College, Oxford at 1.45 and Jeremy will be at Westminster Abbey at 6, all as part of  'Ring for England'

Pew Sheet - 26th April 2015

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Loving Shepherd of thy Sheep,
Keep thy lamb, in safety keep
Nothing can thy power withstand,
none can pluck me from thy hand. 


The image of Jesus shown above is typical of many early examples of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Pictures of Jesus like this carrying a lamb on his shoulders can be found in the catacombs and on early grave stones. The Christian is shown to have Christ as the support. Then a change takes place, later pictures show Jesus the Good Shepherd cradling the church. We can see how an understanding develops of Christ working through the church, rather than the individual. Sheep listened to the church, obeyed the minister and were cared for.

Perhaps we need to move away from the idea of being looked after by clergy and rediscover that we all have service to do ourselves. We all have a mission and ministry and are called to serve. Christians move in the power of God and we are to grow as we each serve and fulfil our responsibilities to Christ.  

Services April 26th  - Easter 4
8.00am     Holy Communion           Long Crendon           JW
10.30am   Sung Eucharist              Long Crendon           JW
                 Followed by the APCM
10.00am   Family Service               Chearsley                  JS
6.00pm     Evensong (shortened)   Nether Winchendon  JW
                 Followed by the APCM

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Pew sheet - 19th April 2015

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The resurrection of Jesus turned the world upside down. For a man to be raised from death was not something new; Jesus had raised Lazarus from death. But the resurrection of Jesus was something different. The resurrected Jesus was not the same. His body was different and even those who had known him well were surprised. Jesus was able to appear through locked doors and yet his body bore the wounds and scars of the nails which held him to the cross and the spear which the soldiers plunged into his side. The resurrected Jesus ate fish with his disciples and yet they knew that this was no mere resuscitation, Jesus had changed. The risen Jesus was different, he had gone thorugh death and passed through the other side, he would die no more. Jesus was now no longer just Jesus of Nazareth, he was their risen Lord. The resurrected Jesus gave them a challenge to tell the world about him and because he was no longer confined by the physical world, he would be with them spiritually wherever they went and whatever they faced. That is why these frightened disciples left their cowardice behind and became some of the bravest and most fearless people the world have ever known. The world was turned upside down and that resurrected Jesus has been present with his followers ever since. 

Services April 19th - Easter 3
8.00am      Holy Communion      Long Crendon           JW
10.30am    Family Service with  Long Crendon            RC
     Holy Baptism                                                               
9.00am      Holy Communion      Chearsley                JW
10.00am    Family Service          Nether Winchendon  AB
12.30pm    Holy Baptism            Long Crendon          JW       

Services April 26th - Easter 4
8.00am      Holy Communion      Long Crendon          JW
10.30am    Sung Eucharist         Long Crendon          JW
10.00am    Family Service          Chearsley               JS
6.00pm      Evensong                 Nether Winchendon JW
                 Followed by the APCM

To Gay Edwards and friends within the Benefice of Long Crendon, Chearsley and
Nether Winchendon, and other supporters.

Cyclone Pam Relief AppeaL

This is to acknowledge with grateful thanks the donations made by parishioners and  friends to our appeal for cash to help to rebuild and repair schools and their assets damaged by this terrible cyclone in Vanuatu. The total sum you have raised - £1000 - is truly generous. We are a charity dedicated to relief of poverty in Vanuatu by means of education initiatives. Our normal charitable activities are largely based on paying school fees for bright students whose parents cannot afford the cost themselves. The money raised by this appeal however will be used specifically to do whatever we can afford to bring broken schools, wrecked libraries, damaged computers, or whatever else is needed, back to where they were before, the better to ensure children's education can be resumed as quickly as possible with all the school facilities available to them. We will work closely with the National Disaster Management Office to achieve this. Every penny raised will be used to this end; we have no internal operating costs. Your donations will go a long way towards our objectives, so please accept our thanks for your generosity. In due course members of BFoV will have more detail about how the funds are used. Thank you very much.

Sunday 12 April 2015

Call My Bluff - CANCELLED

Unfortunately the Call my Bluff evening planned for next Saturday 18th has had to be CANCELLED.  Tickets bought will of course be refunded.

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Resurrection really?

Not sure if you can believe in the resurrection?  Well come along to Morning Celebration on Sunday morning at 10am and watch a court case drama discussing that very topic.  We also have a video clip and children's talk.  Refreshments will be served at the start and end.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Pew Sheet - 15th April 2015

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Services Today: April 12th
Easter 2
8.00am     Holy Communion         Long Crendon             JW
10.30am   Sung Eucharist            Long Crendon             JW/RH
10.00am   Morning Celebration     Chearsley                   Lay Led
10.00am   Matins                         Nether Winchendon     RSB
6.00pm     Evensong                   Chearsley                    JS

Annual Parochial Church Meetings
Sunday,   April 26th   12.00pm          Long Crendon
Sunday    April 26th     6.00pm          Nether Winchendon

 Friends of St. Mary's, Long Crendon
Aylesbury Opera Group presents
A Night at the Opera
 St Mary’s Church, Long Crendon
Saturday 9th May 2015 at 7.30pm
A concert programme featuring a quartet of local, professional singers accompanied at the piano by Anthony McCarthy.The programme will comprise famous and popular arias and ensembles from across the opera repertoire, including Handel,
Mozart, Rossini and Verdi.
for tickets at £10 each e-mail
or just call Lindsey Kennedy on 290602.
It will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy popular opera music in a
brilliant setting. See you there.

Thursday 2 April 2015

Footsteps - Photos

Over 80 children and adults enjoyed a morning of Easter crafts followed by a game of "Jesus Says" (instead of Simon says) and a shared meal.

 resurrection rolls

 egg painting

 tomb treats

 egg marbling

 hand print angels

 Judas money bags

 crown of thorns

 junk modelling

 egg painting

 tomb treat

Hama bead cross necklaces

 Judas 30 pieces of silver

 crown of thorns

 face painting

Easter garden

 face painting

 Gethsemane Graffiti

 Judas money bag

 Tomb treat

 Egg marbling

 Junk  modelling

 Egg painting

 Judas money bag

 Tomb treat

 Making money

 Face painting

 Easter cards

 Easter cards

 Hand print angels

  Hand print angels

 Face painting

  Face painting


 Jesus says instead of Simon Says

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Good Friday

Maundy Thursday - 2nd April

Holy Communion 8.00pm

This day commemorates two of the most significant actions of Jesus. It is the night on which Jesus had a last supper with his friends and commanded us to remember him each time we share bread and wine.