Lent Appeal

Lenten Giving With schools once again closed due to the pandemic, it is clear that many students still do not have access to a computer, laptop or data, and this lack of access to digital technology for all pupils, is demonstrating existing inequalities in households. You can go a little way towards helping some of our local young people this Lent, by making a donation to: 3 Villages Lent Appeal Lent is not just a time for “giving things up”, but for simply “giving” too! All funds raised will be donated to Mandeville School in Aylesbury, and spent on IT support for students in need of assistance. Please make online payments to Alicia Howard  20 74 09  50983772 referencing your payment LENT or cash/cheque in envelopes clearly marked LENT to Great Barn, School Lane, Chearsley. Many thanks, Alicia (Churchwarden at St Nicholas’ Church, Chearsley)...
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A new star has risen…..

Many thanks to Toby, our amazing village craftsman for making our beautiful new star, and thanks to Roy, Darren and Oliver for helping to install it in the cold foggy weather.  As the next few weeks of advent lead us to Christmas, do take an evening walk down Church Lane to see the star and think of the Magi, who followed the star to Bethlehem, to find a little baby, born to save the world. Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold,  wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,  saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”  Matthew 2:1-2...
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October Services

A new pattern for services in church in October We are going to double the number of Sunday morning services in each parish church. This has necessitated a change in both the time and pattern of services. Please remember to attend worship in your usual church, as capacity is significantly restricted by the 2m distancing rule that remains in place. Please note also that face coverings in church are now mandatory:   4th October         9.30am Nether Winchendon BCP Communion 11am Long Crendon Traditional Harvest Festival 4pm Long Crendon Family Harvest Service   11th October       9.30am Chearsley Traditional Harvest Festival 11am Long Crendon Service of the Word 4pm Chearsley Messy Harvest   18th October       9.30am Nether Winchendon Family Service 11am Long Crendon Communion Service   25th October      9.30am Chearsley Service of the Word 11am Long Crendon Service of the Word...
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Volunteer Position

Visitor Co-ordinator for the Buckingham Archdeaconry Clergy Charity The Archdeacon of Buckingham’s Clergy Charity is a small Charity set up to provide financial support to clergy in the Archdeaconry, also their widows in times of need.  The Trustees comprise the Archdeacon of Buckingham, the Bishop of Buckingham and three Lay members.  Whilst the needs of the clergy are generally well known to the Archdeacon, the clergy widows are personally visited by lay people in order to provide both pastoral support and to establish if the Charity can help with any specific significant financial issue. Currently there are six visitors based in different parts of the county who have been co-ordinated on a voluntary basis by a Visitor Co-ordinator for more than a decade.  The Co-odinator now wishes to relinquish the voluntary Co-ordinator's role though will continue to visit a small number of clergy widows.  The Trustees are therefore looking for someone to continue with this valuable work.  Specifically, this entails the responsibility...
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