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Tuesday 20 November 2018

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Friday 16 November 2018

Christmas Services

Elevensies - Sat 1st Dec

If you would like to make cakes or donate a raffle prize for the event
please contact Alicia Howard
If you wish to donate crafts, gifts and foods to the ‘St Nicholas Christmas Goodies’ stall
or if you would like to run your own stall for a donation of £20, please contact Anne Pratt
Proceeds will go to St Nicholas’ Church and The Children’s Society

Christmas Tree Festival - 14th - 16th

In St. Mary’s Long Crendon, there is a Christmas Tree Festival. The admission is free and refreshments are available,  Any donations will go to the  Friends of St. Mary’s to help maintain the fabric of the church.

Toy Service - Sunday 18th

This Sunday at 10am we have our annual TOY SERVICE.

It is a lovely family service where you are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate as a Christmas present to a child in the local area who is not as fortunate as we are.  The gifts will be distributed in the Aylesbury Vale area via the Mix ’96 local radio station appeal. So, if you can bring something (for a child of any age, girl or boy) it would be most gratefully received and bring joy to a child in our area on Christmas day 

Monday 12 November 2018

Messy Remembrance

Building bridges of peace

And doves of peace 

Poppy biscuits

 Air raid shelter

Memorial Wall

Monday 5 November 2018

Messy Remembrance this Sunday

This Sunday, you are invited to Messy Church, a free event for all ages,  to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.  There will be all sorts of games, crafts and activities based around remembrance, sacrifice and peace.   Play inside an air raid shelter, build a bridge of peace, decorate a poppy biscuit or make a tissue paper poppy and a cross keyring.  Then tuck in to a good old war time jacket potato and trimmings, or just enjoy a slice of cake and cup of tea.

Remembrance Sunday - 11th November

9.00        Holy Communion at the church 

10.45      Remembrance Service at the War Memorial 

11.30-2   Chearsley Remembers Exhibition at the village hall

12.30      Ringing Remembers at St Nicholas' Church

4-5.30     Messy Remembrance at the village hall

For our pew sheet, please follow this link.

Rock Solid - Secret Church 4/11/18

On Sunday, our youth group, Rock Solid, held a secret church.  They pretended to be persecuted Christians meeting in secret to worship.  They had a 2 minute warning when they had to remove all evidence of Christianity from the room - Bibles went up jumpers, crosses were hidden under bowls and they pretended to be worshiping the North Korean leader instead of God.  They told the story of the resurrection without saying the name "Jesus".  They decorated stones with bible passages, which we photographed and sent via the Open Doors charity to persecuted Christians in the middle east.

Then they wrote really thoughtful prayers.

Please God help the persecuted Christians in North Korea. Help the oppressive regime to be overturned to Christians may live without fear.

Dear Lord, please help people in North Korea worship God freely and pray for people in labour camps to be set free. Also help parents be able to tell their children and help them teach their children about God and allow them to pray without hiding it. Amen

Lord, share this message with the persecuted. We are with you, just as you are with us. We stand for you and your faith just as you stand for us.  We pray to you that our faith is held strong, that it is accepted throughout the world, and that those who are persecuted shall stay strong in both physiology and in faith. Amen.

And finally, a "prayer map".

Garland Workshop 2018

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Hiding Place - 3rd December

The Hiding Place is being performed by The Oddment Theatre Company at St Nicholas Church, Cuddington on Monday 3rd December at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available through their Benefice Office at St Mary’s Centre, Haddenham or online at  Ticket price is £10.

The play is the incredible story of the Ten Booms, a devoted Christian family who felt they couldn’t just watch the devastating circumstances of the Jews so they acted and set out on an incredible rescue mission.  This led to Corrie and her sister being imprisoned in the Second World War.  The production focuses on God’s influence on Corrie’s life and how God gave her the strength and means to do His work in terrible circumstances.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Family Communion - 4th November

Do come along on Sunday and join our Family Holy Communion service, led by Rev. Richard.  There will be a Junior Church upstairs.
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.

Thursday 1st November

Thursday 25 October 2018

Bereavement Service

This week in Chearsley, we have a special Bereavement Service.
There are several other services in the Benefice, see below for details.

9.00 am       Holy Communion (BCP)               LC    Richard Phillips
10:00 am     Family Service with Communion  NW   Richard Phillips
10:30 am     Holy Communion                          LC    Derek Witchell
6:00 pm       Annual Bereavement Service       Ch    Richard Phillips

For our pew sheet, please follow this link.

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.

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