23rd June 2024


    The Fourth 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.



  •  2 Corinthians 6: 2 “For (God) says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!”

  • – Wherever we are, “win”, “lose” or just pootling along, our lives are valued just as they are and acceptable to the God who comes to us 


    HC: 1 Samuel 17 32-49: 2 Corinthians 6.1-13: Mark 4.35-end

    MP: Psalm 48: Deuteronomy 11.1-15: Acts 27.-12

    EP: Jeremiah 10.1-16: Romans 11.25-end

  • Collect for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity:

  • O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  AMEN.
  • Collect for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity (BCP):

  • O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake our Lord. AMEN.

    Sunday 23rd June 2024 Fourth Sunday after Trinity

    8am BCP Holy Communion St Mary’s Amersham

    9am Matins on Zoom

    9am BCP Holy Communion All Saints’ Coleshill

    10:30am CW 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



    ANTHEM AND VOLUNTARY at St Mary’s Church:

    A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter) & Improvisation



  • Link for this Sunday: 10.30am this Sunday:     https://www.youtube.com/live/PrfKp4CNecA?si=x00nE4sAwP2VOOA4
  •  andfor 6pm   https://www.youtube.com/live/hXe_bxxW7AE?si=BsFrgdOvMhNSKqCW 


  • Thank you to everyone who came to support the parish fete by committing the time to setting up and make sure the day ran smoothly. A special thank you to Loraine, Martin, Simon, Steve & Jane, Andrew & Val for all they have done to organise the fete. We successfully raised over £3700 for our chosen charities: Scannappeal, MS Society South Bucks, The Hospice of St Francis and Niche Intrnation – which is a fantastic result!


  • We are very grateful to those people who will make a cake for the Fete – however, we need to call on your good nature to ask if you could also make a cake for Saturday 22nd June – the Priesting Service, where Michelle will be priested. If you can make a cake, please let David Skinner know – 01494 431652, or see him in church.


  • Michelle will then be presiding at Holy Communion for the first time. As this is such a special occasion for her and for both churches she is going to split this over two weeks and will preside at SMC on 23rd June and at ASC on 30th June. All are welcome to attend both these services.We are really wanting to encourage Michelle with a gift to say a huge congratulations! If you would like to contribute to this gift, please be in touch with Dorothy at the parish office. 


  • fake emails are doing the rounds (again) pretending to be clergy usually asking to respond where will likely go on to ask for money. These emails come from fake accounts so always check the email address. If in doubt, just give Jonny a call at 01494 724426.


  • would like to thank everyone who helped in the lead up to the fete and on the day itself, about 50 different people. We hope everyone enjoyed the event. Fortunately the weather was dry both for the fete and the clearing up. Together we raised £3,700 for the parishes chosen charities. A detailed breakdown of the results and a list of thank you’s are displayed in both churches. The next fundraising event is Heritage day on Sunday 8th September.


  • The pet service will once again be held at All Saints’ Church on Sunday 7th July at 10am – all pets welcome!!


  • is being organised by the Common Management Committee of Coleshill Parish Council on Coleshill common on Sunday 7th July from 11.00 – 3.00. It follows our pet service. There are specialists in flowers/trees, birds, amphibians/reptiles, bumble bees, mammals, bird boxes and more. The majority of it is aimed at the younger generation.


  • 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


  • 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, Howard Pool.

    For your ongoing prayers at home: Pam Atkinson

    For those who have died: Gayle Berrington, Linda Mae Farrant, Peter Lawrence.



    Monday 24th               12noon                    Thanksgiving Service

    Tuesday  25th              1-3pm                      Mini Steps in St Mary’s Church

    Saturday  29th             2pm                          Wedding


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
Petrina Clackett Churchwarden 01494 433044    petrina.clackett@coleshill.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