15th October 2017


A SUCCESSFUL HARVEST LUNCH Thanks to Margo Arthurton and her team the Harvest lunch at St Mary’s last Sunday was a huge success, and over £1K raised towards the lighting project. Well done!


ST MARY’S SCHOOL GOVERNORS We meet on Thursday 19th Oct, 7.30pm at the school.


SCHOOL HALF TERM Please note this the week of Monday 23rd October. It has been an excellent half for both our schools.


A NEW APPOINTMENT AS SCHOOL GOVERNOR AT ST MARY'S We are delighted that our PCC Standing Cttee has ratified Steve Johnson's appointment as from Oct 12th 2017. As a newly retired senior teacher he is ideal for the post and brings a wealth of experience.

 

ALL SAINTS’ CHURCHYARD – CLEAR UP Please come and help tidy the Churchyard on Saturday 4th November at 2.15 pm. Bring gloves and suitable equipment for dealing with the fallen leaves. We want it spick and span for Remembrance Sunday.

  

WALKING GROUP The next walk will be on Tuesday 31st October. Details to follow.

 

CHORAL EVENSONG. All are welcome to join us next Sunday 22nd October at St Mary’s at 6.00 pm for choral evensong with the riches of music in worship around the classic words of Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer and to take part.

 

FLOWERS The flowers in the Prayer Corner have been donated by the Barker family in memory of their parents, May and Cyril.

 

WELCOME MINISTRY AT ST MARY’S CHURCH: We have plenty of newcomers but need someone to coordinate getting to know who they are through welcome cards and following up. Any offers to Tim H please. This is a very important task.


TRAIDCRAFT: We will be running a stall with a variety of Fairtrade non-perishable goods for purchase in St Mary’s church today.


CONFIRMATION.  Two members of our churches are intending to be confirmed at St Mary’s Beaconsfield on Sunday 22nd October.  Confirmation is a sign of being a full member of the Christian Church.  If you would like to be confirmed, please speak to one of the clergy as soon as possible. 

 

RISE Our contemporary worship service, Rise, will take a break on Sunday 22nd but will return on 29th October when we will start a series asking why a loving God lets us suffer. Please join us for a cuppa at 7.00 pm in the church rooms before the service starts at 7.15 pm. 

 

 

   

ST MARY’S CHURCH DIARY

OCTOBER     

Monday                    16th              Amfest AGM 7-10pm

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

                                                            Wedding rehearsal 3-4pm

Saturday                     21st              Wedding, 1pm


PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

For those who are ill:   

Tony Colvin, Pat Dawson, Linda Fallon, Daphne Fanthome, Edith Humphries, Charlotte McCallum, Alfie Sullivan, Derek & Pat Westcott, Alex Windsor.

For those who have died:

Liberty Schurer, Hilary Thomas

 

 

 

NAMES and ADDRESSES:

Rev’d 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

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

Sheila Shield          Reader                                571766                                      smshield@aol.com

Charles Howlett    Reader                                728623          charleshowlett57@btinternet.com

Ian Miller             Ordinand on placement                                            ianddmiller@outlook.com

Peter Whipday     Churchwarden       01296 295996                         p.whipday@hotmail.co.uk

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

Caroline Hughes   Planned Giving    07813 870947                           Carolineaf6@hotmail.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