Dear all

 

The suspension of our regular Sunday and Mid-week gatherings challenges us all to find new ways of praying together and serving our villages. Here are some ways how we can continue to grow through this time of adversity. Rev Richard

The church building is open again during the day for private prayer and reflection!

We’re delighted that, from Monday 15 June, St Nicholas church will be open daily for private prayer and reflection. Hand sanitiser is provided just inside the door and we ask you to keep 2 metres social distance at all times.

Pray for someone special - bring an unlit candle to leave in church

You’re invited to bring a self-standing candle, like a t-light, to represent someone you are praying for or missing dearly. Simply leave it on the tiles near the communion rail - all candles will remain in church until public worship is re-started, and Rev

Richard will light them once a week and post this on the Village Instagram.  

Please click this link to see the latest video of prayer with the lit candles:  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KI-MZ14IbkI9Fi4qCNll3wqW9H_Y8AiK/view?usp=sharing

And share your experience of lockdown – bring your art to leave in church 

However old you are, you’re also invited to bring a piece of art on a single piece of A4 paper, expressing in words or pictures your feelings through the lockdown – positive and negative. Simply leave these on the floor around the font  as a prayer for the whole community.

Join in with the Church’s daily rhythm of prayer Monday to Saturday
  • Here are some resources to use:

    • A simple form of Morning Prayer attached (set up to print as a booklet). You can also pick up and take away a printed copy from each church.

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Give to the church by standing order
  • We are committed to keeping up with our payments through this period, but our income relies heavily on collections taken at services.  If you are in a position to do so, we would hugely appreciate anyone who is able to give a regular amount per month by standing order. We are praying for all those who are suffering financially as a result of coronavirus, and that includes people in our own church family. Many thanks for considering this.

  • Please email us at nwbucks@gmail.com for more details.

Take action to care for others where you live
  • Swap phone numbers with your neighbours - use the village telephone list

  • Foodbank support 

    • Please leave any donations in the phone box – this is collected regularly every week.

    • Or, donate financially to the Thame Foodbank: Via BACS to ‘Sharing Life Trust’; S/C: 30-98-56; A/C 01335266

    • Or, The Aylesbury Foodbank: Online at www.goldengiving.com/wall/aylesbury-foodbank

  • Stay connect on village communication channels (email / website / social media) so that you are ready to offer and request help where needed.

Sunday worship – one body worshipping together from many locations
  • Services can now be viewed on our dedicated YouTube channel every Sunday – 3 Bucks Churches 

  • A service from the Diocese of Oxford will be live streamed every Sunday at 10am. As many of us as possible are encouraged to join in with this from home

  • Sunday Worship is broadcast every Sunday on Radio 4 8.10am. The BBC has also announced plans to show a service on BBC1 on Sunday mornings so long as resources allow 

  • We’ll send details on how to access these in a regular weekly email, and on our website, www.3buckschurches.org