UPDATED WEEKLY NOTICES 

 

HOLY WEEK SERVICES (all streamed)


MONDAY      6pm  Compline   FB (see how to connect to these under regular Sunday service)

TUESDAY       6pm  Compline   FB

WEDNESDAY 10 am BCP Holy Communion (Zoom: apply to Rev Sue Gill for a meeting invitation)

6pm  Compline   FB

MAUNDY THURSDAY 10AM Blessing of the Oils from Christchurch Cathedral Oxford (see Diocesan Livestream info below)

GOOD FRIDAY 11am Meditation (Zoom; apply to Rev Tim Barnard for a meeting invitation)

                          6pm Compline FB        

EASTER EVE (SATURDAY) 8pm Kindling of the New Fires and renewal of Baptism Vows with Tim and Rosie Harper  FB

EASTER SUNDAY 9am BCP HC (Zoom as above)

                         10am HC FB

                           5pm Childrens’ Bible story FB

                           6pm Evening Prayer FB

 

 

REGULAR ONLINE SUNDAY SERVICE (Live or on catchup)

Now at 10am. Each Sunday Tim Harper will celebrate a short Eucharist live from his study currently via his FB page. Friend requests to do so will be accepted. We may set up a parish page soon. Do join us. If you would like a copy of the service text please email him. If you can't get in, another option is to take part in streamed services from the Diocese of Oxford, via Oxford.anglican.org/livestream. The Eucharist is at 10 on Sunday but can also be watched on catch-up.

 

FOR ANYONE WITHOUT FB ACCESS

Google ‘Tim Harper vicar facebook’; and a page containing the most recent video should appear like magic which will be available almost immediately the stream has finished. However, FB is by far the simplest and quickest way of accessing.

 

EVENING PRAYER OR COMPLINE

The Rector will live stream an informal Evening Prayer or Compline time from his study at 6pm each day (again via FB) using the material you will find on the free C/E Daily Prayer App or at the C/E website. 


CHILDRENS' BIBLE STORY

Every Sunday at 5pm Tim Harper will read a short Bible story for children young and old, again via his FB page. PLEASE SEND A FRIEND REQUEST FROM AN ADULT FAMILY MEMBER.

 

TAIZE SHEETS

They can be accessed from this site:

http://www.taize.fr/en_article1854.html

 

PRAYER AT HOME

THE C/E app Time to Pray is now available free at the Appstore. The same content can be found at the Church of England website under the 'Join us in daily prayer' button. These are excellent and a real spiritual resource, especially for the housebound as well as those on the move. Do use them.

 

DONATIONS TO ST MARY’S AND ALL SAINTS

While the buildings are shut there is likely to be a significant drop in income for the parish. If you would like to make a donation or catch up with planned giving and have online banking the easiest way is to make a BACS payment to: Amersham PCC St Mary’s Church, Sort Code 00014511, 40-52-30. Many already donate by Standing Order so please let our Treasurer know if you want any help in changing to this. Please contact Graeme Coles at Treasurer-pcc@outlook.com We will sort out divvying the proceeds between the churches later.

 

PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES

We hope regulars will want to maintain their contributions to the parish at this time. Please put them through the Rectory front door and we will process everything as usual.

 

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS): PUBLIC SERVICES IN CHURCH ARE SUSPENDED AND CHURCHES CLOSED

Sadly but rightly the Archbishops have decided that all Anglican churches must be closed and so there will be no services on Sundays or weekdays for the forseeable future. Neither are we allowed to open the churches for private prayer. If you need pastoral support of any kind please contact the clergy direct. Contact details below.

 

SELF ISOLATION AND GOOD NEIGHBOURS

While local groups seem to be managing the needs of the housebound very well, if you need or know of anyone else who needs help to get shopping please do call the clergy direct. We will do our very best to help.

 

THE PARISH OFFICE is now closed for the foreseeable future. Anything urgent please contact the clergy or wardens direct. Contact details below.

 

EASTER LILIES 

We will do something later in the year.

 

FLOWER FESTIVAL 

With much regret the flower team have decided to postpone the flower festival till next year.

 

ANNUAL REPORT Leaders of church groups of all kinds please prepare to send a short report for inclusion in the near future.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

Those who are ill: Emily Bradfield, Paul Newman, Ernest Newhouse, Dorothy Potter, Joan Samwell

 

Those who have died: Richard Baer, Howard Green, John Loarridge, Ron Putt.

 

 

 

NAMES AND ADDRESSES:

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  01494 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 Hon Assoc Rector  01494 451485 susangill01@gmail.com

Sheila Shield Reader 01494  571766  smshield@aol.com                                              

Charles Howlett    Reader 01494 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 01494 727687 howardpool@hotmail.com                                        

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

Clare Atkinson Planned Giving stmarysgiving@btinternet.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 01494 722230

St Mary’s website www.stmaryschurchamersham.com                                                                                          

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