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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Messy Church – 12th July

Now that public worship is once again allowed, we are delighted to announce that we will be holding a Messy Church this Sunday (July 12th) at 4pm until 4.30 Of course, it won’t be able to look the same as we will still need to follow social distancing guidelines. Instead it will look like this: Book your place on Facebook by saying "I'm going" to the event (as we can only safely fit 10 households (or bubbles) in the space) Turn up at Chearsley Village Hall, with a picnic blanket, a tray (you will need a flat surface) a sharp knife (for cutting an apple) and a small snack to eat during the blessing at the end We will have prepared “craft bags” 3 days in advance and positioned them socially distanced on the grass Pick up one of the craft bags and lay out your picnic blanket in its place, ensuring that you are 2m from the next household. Please stay...
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Children’s Prayer

This is a prayer that the 7-8 year olds at Cuddington and Dinton School helped to write. I thought you might like to read it. Thank you God for change, it helps us grow. We know things happen when we are not expecting them, but we always learn from them. Change often happens when you are not ready for it. You need to stay calm and take a deep breath because change can be good, Lord help us to stay calm. Sometimes we worry about change and this worrying can be unhelpful. Worries feel like a jumble in your head. Help us to remember that worries are often just inside your head and you need to let them float away on a cloud. We are thankful for the time we have spent with our families and we are grateful for how hard every one has tried to make things as normal as possible. Amen...
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Messy Church – Sunday 14th June

We would love to see you at our  Zoom Messy Church this Sunday. If you would like to have a go at the craft, please click here for instructions. A zoom link will be sent out via email and posted on our Family Fun Facebook page. Please contact Richard if you are not on the email list or Facebook group. ...
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Messy Church – Sunday 10th May

We would love to see you at our  Zoom Messy Church this Sunday.   If you would like to have a go at the craft, please click here for instructions. You might like to try the craft before Sunday, then show us the results!  Warning - It's addictive! A zoom link will be sent out via email and posted on our Family Fun Facebook page. Please contact Richard if you are not on the email list or Facebook group. Then be ready to play a scavenger hunt and hear a story.  Looking forward to seeing you! ...
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Family Fun Ideas – Doubting Thomas

Did you know that all the research suggests that if faith is grown within the home, the chance of losing faith for a young person will be lowered. Doubting Thomas After Easter, Jesus appeared to his disciples, except Thomas. They tried to tell him what they had seen but he didn't believe them. Ever since he has been called "doubting Thomas". Here are some Messy Church ideas you could use to share the story with your children. https://blenheimfreechurch.org.uk/doubting-thomas/ And if you want to watch the story try this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS9zrUKOJ8A...
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Sunday – Family Fun Ideas

Easter Sunday - Jesus has risen! Activity: Easter egg hunt – chat about why we celebrate Easter with hollow eggs. How the egg represents the empty tomb but also symbolises new life. Discuss:  How has Jesus’ resurrection changed the world?  Will you let it change you? Here is a short video for children: https://vimeo.com/channels/1551170/397067880 Activity: For older children and adults: Do you struggle to believe in the resurrection?  Here are 7 explanations that people give: Jesus was not dead Disciples were hallucinating Disciples lied / conspiracy The truth was distorted over time / legend There was an imposter Jesus Disciples were influenced/bribed Jesus was resurrected Watch these videos presented by a retired Cold Case Detective (who was an atheist before he investigated the resurrection).  He examines each of these possibilities and explains why no.7 is the only reasonable conclusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsO8JI9mmQc&t=137s  Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP9kyITpZZk  Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlV7-GI3Bww&t=1  Part 3 Has your view changed?...
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Saturday – Family Fun Ideas

Saturday - when Jesus body lay in the tomb Activity: wrap someone in toilet paper, but be sure to save it for use later!  Think how Jesus’ body and cloth was anointed in a lot of oils and spices and how the women at the tomb, discovered the grave clothes left behind, with the head cloth folded up neatly.  For older children – tell them about the shroud of Turin that some people believe is the actual cloth that wrapped Jesus.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt_92yHPSug Activity: Resurrection Roll – anoint a marshmallow in spices, wrap it in puff pastry burial clothes, then put it in the tomb (oven).   When you take it out, Jesus’ body will have disappeared! Discuss: What do you think Jesus was doing on the Saturday?   Lying dead in the tomb?  Already resurrected and getting healed by angels?  Getting a big hug from his father?...
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