15th July 2018 


HC: 2 Samuel 6.1-5, 12b-19: Ephesians 1.3-14:  Mark 6.14-29:  

MP: Deuteronomy 28.1-14: Acts 28.17-end:  EP: Job 4.1, 5.6-end: Romans 15.14-29:

END OF TERM SERVICES Please note these take place on the morning of Tuesday 24th July: 9.15am in St Mary’s, 11am in Coleshill.


AMERSHAM UNITED CHARITIES Trustees meet in the parish rooms on Monday 16th July 16th at 5.15pm.

SOUND SYSTEM AT ST MARY’S It turns out the new mike on the lectern had a faulty plug and was operating on less than half capacity. We hope you will notice a big difference.


OVER 65’s EXERCISE CLASS to help reduce falls and general well being.  A free taster session will take place on Wednesday 1st August at 3.30pm, at St. Michael’s Church Hall in top Amersham, but you need to book in as the organisers (one from St Mary’s Church- a postural stability instructor) need to run through a health check. Do contact Lucie on luciewatson@hotmail.com.


HARVEST LUNCH For the last couple of years we have had a very successful lunch. Anyone like to take a turn at organising it? Sunday Sept 30th. Offers to wardens or clergy please.


CAMINO POR AMOR Duncan Dyason and Steve Poulson are going head to head shortly on a vast walk to raise funds for Street Kids Direct. Do check them out online and offer your support. https://mydonate.bt.com/events/caminoporamor2018


HAVE YOU REPLIED? VERY IMPORTANT! The parish office has sent out letters and/or emails to all those on the electoral roll and connected with St Mary’s and All Saints asking for permission to retain your contact data. So far, a number have not replied, including a few PCC members! The law obliges us to delete it soon if you have not given us permission. Please check with Dorothy at the parish office ASAP. If an emergency arises and you need us, or we need you we cannot be in contact otherwise.


VISITS FROM THE CLERGY With such a large overall number in our various congregations plus our wider responsibilities to all people in the parish, it is quite impossible for us to keep tabs and drop in on everyone. However, you only have to ask and we would be delighted to meet up for whatever reason. Please do not hesitate to call us!


SONGS OF PRAISE will take place on Sunday 22nd July at 6pm in place of the usual Choral Evensong. A box for suggestions is on the table – do complete your choice, and do include your name and phone number.

WALKING GROUP – Anne & Brian Lake invite members of the Walking Group to their home at 51, Coppice Farm Park, St. Leonards (HP23 6LG) on Friday 27th July at 6.30pm for a local walk followed by a Shared Supper. Please telephone them on 01296 620169 before 23rd July at the latest to book in and arrange what to bring. Places available are limited so prompt booking is advisable. Parking is limited so do share cars where possible and use the main Car Park at the site. Directions:-Through Chesham on the A416 to where it takes a sharp right turn and turn left along The Vale towards Hawridge. Continue on through Cholesbury for just over a mile. Take the second entrance on the right at the sign "Coppice Farm Park". Then take the first right into the car park.


AMERSHAM CHURCHES HOLIDAY CLUB Planning is well under way for the Amersham Churches Holiday Club running from 20th-24th August. It is such an amazing week for primary aged children to enjoy a wide variety of activities and hear about Jesus, sometimes for the first time. It is run by volunteers of all ages and there are all sorts of ways to help so if you can spare a few hours or even days you would be very welcome. Registration is now open and more information can be found here https://amershamchurchesholidayclub.com/ or you can ask Kathryn.


Holiday Club Request: Crafts are always a very popular part of holiday club and this year we are asking for any clean jam jars with lids and without labels. If you have any spare please could you give them to Kathryn.



Tuesday                    17th               Rehearsal of Leavers service 9am – 12noon

Wednesday              18th               Holy Communion, 10am, St. Catherine’s Chapel 

Friday                        20th               Rehearsal of Leavers service 9am – 12noon                                                                    


For those who are ill:       

Pauline Mason, Steve Newnham, Baby Ralph Pusey.

For your Private Prayers at Home:

Charlotte McCallum, Dennis Pritchard, John Ullman, Pat Westcott.






Rev’d Canon Tim Harper     Rector          01494 724426                     harpervic@yahoo.co.uk

                     Tim’s day off is Friday – please only contact him then in an emergency    

Rev’d Tim Barnard  Hon Assoc Rector                  728478                          timbar_uk@yahoo.co.uk

   Tim’s days off are Tuesday and Thursday – please only contact him then in an emergency

Rev’d Sue Gill        Asst Curate                          451485                             susangill01@gmail.com

Sheila Shield          Reader                                571766                                      smshield@aol.com

Charles Howlett    Reader                                728623          charleshowlett57@btinternet.com

Susan Pounce     Churchwarden       01494 727674                susan.thomaspounce@btopenworld.com

Howard Hughes   Churchwarden       01494 723110                       hwhughes1502@gmail.com

Dumpy Swerling  Churchwarden       01494 873931                    dumpyswerl@btinernet.com

Howard Pool        Churchwarden                   727687                         howardpool@hotmail.com

Graeme Coles        Treasurer             07703 963990                       Treasurer-pcc@outlook.com

Kathryn Ridout    Youth Leader              07955 242648                       stmarysyouthamersham@gmail.com


Christine Ray           (All Saints)          07714 836885                    christine_ray@btinternet.com

Steve Poulson      Mission Partner        07783 506692                       steve@streetkidsdirect.org.uk 

Parish Office       Dorothy Potter            01494 729380               stmarys.amersham@btconnect.com

Safeguarding officer for the Parish  -  Steve Johnson                    stevejohnson60@hotmail.com

tel: 01494 722230

St Mary’s website                        www.stmaryschurchamersham.com

Coleshill website                  www.coleshill.org/village-life/all-saints-church.html