14th July 2024


      The Seventh Sunday after Trinity


      A Prayer for Israel and Palestine

      God of peace and compassion,
      We pray for all impacted by the escalation in conflict in Israel-Palestine
      For all who are mourning
      For all who are fearful, today, and for what may lie ahead
      For all traumatised and re-traumatised by what they have experienced.
      Enable us to stand in solidarity with people of peace
      May your Spirit bring peace and healing to your troubled world


      A Prayer for Ukraine

      God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort will draw them near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them. We pray in the name of Jesus, the prince of Peace. Amen.




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

      MP: Psalm 65: Deuteronomy 28.-14: Acts 28.17-end-16

      EP: Job 4.1, 5.6-end: Romans 15.14-29



      Collect for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity:

    • Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: graft in our hearts the love of your name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of your great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  AMEN.

      Collect for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity (BCP):

    • Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN


      Sunday 14th July 2024 seventh Sunday after Trinity

      8am BCP Holy Communion St Mary’s Amersham

      9am Matins on Zoom

      9am CW Holy Communion All Saints’ Coleshill

      10:30am CW Holy Communion St Mary’s Amersham (Streamed from church)

      6pm BCP Evening Prayer St Mary’s Amersham (Streamed from church)


      For all access details see below.


      In addition, the clergy team will livestream a short time of evening prayer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 6pm


      ANTHEM AND VOLUNTARY at St Mary’s Church:

      Lift Up Ye Heads (Matthias) & Prelude in C Major – BWV 547 (J. S. Bach)



    • Link for this Sunday:  10.30am this Sunday:

      https://www.youtube.com/live/9o4vfRvITqw?si=NVSn1xMtrhEg4U0M                                and for 6pm  https://www.youtube.com/live/OHSLM_jG0P0?si=AZANFgxinKoJpEvd




    • “Children from the ages of 4 until 11 can join us for a week of fun on Buryfield, Great Missenden, each day from 10:00 – 15:30. They will be involved in sports, craft and Bible teaching throughout the day. We also run an adult and toddler morning session called ‘Toddler Lighthouse’ for our youngest attendees (no pre-registration is required).

      Anyone over the age of 12 is welcome to come back as a helper. We have lots of different roles available from working as a Lighthouse Keeper, looking after a small group of children, to serving refreshments in the café.”

      To register your child or young person please use the following link: https://signmeup.org.uk/lighthouse-great-missenden/2



    • After the very sad death of former All Saints’ church warden, Howard Pool, all are welcome to his funeral service at All Saints’ on Friday 12th July at 2pm. Howard was a wonderful support to so many in the parish and will be greatly missed. Please do keep his family in your prayers.


    • on Saturday August 3rd at 10am and would welcome volunteers to help. Cleaning materials and refreshments will be provided.



    • Free parties for children with their adults from 12-2:30pm. Summer – Wed 24th July; Harvest Tue 3rd September. Email stmarysamershamkids@gmail.com to book your place, or to offer help


      DUKE OF EDINBURGH scheme volunteers:

    • Last winter two students from Dr Challoner’s Grammar school completed the volunteering section of their DoE Bronze certificate by working in the communal garden of our residential flats at Amersham on the Hill. This autumn we are looking for another couple of students from a local school who might like to volunteer for the same reason. They would come for short weekend gardening sessions, planting bulbs, clearing out summer bedding plants, etc. All tools, gardening gloves, etc are provided. I would direct them and  could sign the forms for their DoE supervisor at the end of the three months.  As a licensed lay minister (Reader) at St Mary’s Church I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate for safeguarding, and my contact details are in the list on this notice sheet. If you know any young people about to start the DoE scheme who might be interested, please tell them about this volunteering possibility. Sheila Shield.




    • has started on the East Window in St Mary’s Church. Distruption will be minimal.



    • is holding a summer concert in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 13th July at 7.30pm. Tickets £15/ £5 for under 16 and students from www.ticketsource.co.uk/amershamfestival or 0333 666 3366



    • 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 – please contact the Parish Office to get the details.


    • Do contact any of the clergy for a chat by phone, facetime or Zoom about anything that is concerning you. Time we have!


      SUNDAYS 9am Morning Prayer (BCP) Zoom: Please apply to Rev Tim Barnard for meeting joining details, see the contact list below.

      10.30am Holy Communion and Evening Prayers log in via the codes listed

      ANOTHER OPTION is to take part in streamed services from the Diocese of Oxford. Going to https://www.oxford.anglican.org/livestream/ will give you both the link to the streamed service and the download of the service order. The Eucharist can also be watched on demand.


      For those who are sick: Roy Evans, Andrew James, Don Nivens,

      For your ongoing prayers at home: Pam Atkinson

      For those who have died: Peter Lawrence, Joan Samwell.

      DIARY FOR JULY – St Mary’s Church

      Tuesday   16th            1-3pm          Mini Steps in St Mary’s Church

      Wednesday 17th         9-1pm          Dr Challoners Founders Day Service

    • Monday         22nd       11.30am      Thanksgiving Service – Joan Samwell


      Tuesday 16th            12 noon         Funeral – Peter Lawrence


    Rev’d Jonny Rapson Rector 01494 724426 rector@amershamwithcoleshill.org

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

    Rev’d Tim Barnard Hon Associate 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
    Rev’d Michelle Fotherby Assistant Curate 07973 921714                                                    Michelle’s day off is Friday         Michelle.fotherby@amershamwithcoleshill.org                              
    Sheila Shield Reader 01494 571766 smshield@aol.com
    David Skinner Churchwarden 01494 431652  mvf4312r@gmail.com
    Valerie Simmonds: Churchwarden 01494 724693 valeriesimmonds@btinternet.com
    Chris Suttie Churchwarden  07775 522769   chrissuttie@btinternet.net
    Jane McNeilly: Churchwarden 01494 726736  janemcneilly@yahoo.com
    Graeme Coles Treasurer  07703 963990   Treasurer-pcc@outlook.com
    Clare Atkinson Planned Giving – both churches: stmarysgiving@btinternet.com
    Simon Hollett Children’s Workerstmarysamershamkids@gmail.com 07926 575851
    Steve Poulson Mission Partner 07783 506692 steve@streetkidsdirect.org.uk
    Parish Office Dorothy Potter. Church St, Amersham. Bucks. HP7 0DB

    01494 729380                        stmarys.amersham@btconnect.com

    Safeguarding officers for the Parish

    Clare Samuels:  07966 425206 clare@noiinclare.co.uk.

    St Mary’s website:  www.stmaryschurchamersham.com
    Coleshill website:  www.coleshill.org/village-life/all-saintschurch.html