A Prayer for Turkey and Syria

Loving God, God of the Earth, of the mountains and the seas,
We lift before you the people of Turkey and Syria,
We pray for shelter for those who have lost their homes.
We pray for comfort for people who are grieving.
We pray for peace for all who are scared and alone.
We pray for the earth to be calm and for the aftershocks to subside.
We pray for those who have already lost so much and now have another disaster to face.
Give them strength and courage. Be their fortress, their rock and their refuge.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

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.

Verse for the week: Verse: Acts 2:1-21 ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

Thought: The celebration of Pentecost reminds us of something incredibly important: God is here to help!

Readings:  HC: Acts 2.1-21: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13; 5.6-11: John 20.19-33

MP: Psalm 87: Genesis 11.1-9: Acts 10.34- end

EP: Joel 2.21-end: Acts 2.14-21


Collect for Pentecost: God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort:  through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  AMEN

Collect for Whit Sunday (BCP):  God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. AMEN




SUNDAY 28th May 2023 Pentecost

8am BCP Holy Communion St Mary’s Amersham

9am BCP Matins (on Zoom)

9am All-Age Holy Communion at All Saints Coleshill

10:30am CW All-Age Holy Communion St Mary’s Amersham (Streamed from Church)

6pm BCP Choral Evensong 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



Come Down, O Love Divine & Veni Creator


YOUTUBE: Link for this Sunday

For 10.30am service and  for 6pm service



On Saturday 3rd June we will be having our monthly prayer meet at All Saints’ at 10am. All welcome!



A few members of our congregations have been enquiring about being confirmed. Confirmation is a way of affirming the promises made at ones baptism as a step on our journey of faith. If you would be interested in being confirmed, please speak with Jonny.



In addition to choral evensong at St Mary’s this Sunday, there will be choral evensong next Sunday 4th June at All Saints at 6pm,.All welcome!



The 9am at All Saints’ & 10:30am at St Mary’s will be all age services for Pentecost on the 28th May . If your child/children would like to take part then please speak to Jonny.



Our next Choral Evensong service will be this evening at 6pm at St Mary’s. All welcome!



Our church Saturday breakfast talks are available as audio files. If you would like a copy please email Paul Clarke and he will forward a copy to you. His email is


Parish Fete 17th June

A great start last Saturday – the book and plant stall raised a fabulous £116, all going to charity. The stall will be there this Saturday, so come along to browse a different selection of books and plants. Donations of plants, if you have any spare, will be gratefully received.

Tickets for the prize draw will be on sale on Saturday at the stall and after the service on Sunday. Don’t miss out on your chance to win!

We need your help to make the fete a success, so please do sign up on the noticeboard at the back of the church.



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 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, Ally

For your ongoing prayers at home: Pam Atkinson

For those who have died: Rev. Nicholas Fridd



Thursday           1st     8-9.15pm                   Bellringing

Saturday           3rd      all day                         Bellringing

Sunday             4th      4.30-6pm                   Bellringing



Saturday          3rd     10am                          Monthly prayer meeting



Rev’d Jonny Rapson Rector 01494 724426

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

Rev’d Tim Barnard Hon Associate Rector 01494 728478

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
Sheila Shield Reader 01494 571766
Susan Pounce Churchwarden  01494727674
Valerie Simmonds: Churchwarden 01494 724693
Petrina Clackett Churchwarden 01494 433044
Howard Pool: Churchwarden 01494 727687
Graeme Coles Treasurer  07703 963990
Clare Atkinson Planned Giving – both churches:
Simon Hollett Children’s 07926 575851
Steve Poulson Mission Partner 07783 506692
Parish Office Dorothy Potter. Church St, Amersham. Bucks. HP7 0DB

01494 729380              

Safeguarding officers for the Parish

Clare Samuels:  07966 425206

St Mary’s website:
Coleshill website: