Monday, 20 March 2017

Services and Notices

Sunday 19th March 2017 – The Third Sunday of Lent (CW)
or the Third Sunday in Lent (BCP)
  9:00 am Holy Communion  Ch
10:00 am Family Service  NW
10:30 am Family Service  LC

Sunday 26th March 2017 – The Fourth Sunday of Lent (CW)
or the Fourth Sunday in Lent (BCP) Mothering Sunday
  8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP) LC
10:00 am Family Service  Ch
10:30 am Family Communion with posies LC
11:00 am Family Service  NW

Sunday 2nd April 2017 – The Fifth Sunday of Lent (CW)
or the Fifth Sunday in Lent (BCP) – Passiontide begins
  9:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)  NW
10:00 am CafĂ© Sunday   LC
10:00 am Family Holy Communion  Ch

Sunday 9th April 2017 – Palm Sunday
10:00 am Benefice Breakfast and Palm Craft at Chearsley
Village Hall followed by a procession from the Hall to St. Nicholas’
for Family Communion at about 10:30 am (when the procession arrives)
6:00 pm Seasonal Lessons and Carols St Mary's Long Crendon   
Note:  there is no service in Nether Winchendon today

Holy Week
Monday 10th April
LC 7:30 pm Compline (Night Prayer)
Tuesday 11th April
Ch 7:30 pm Compline (Night Prayer)
Wednesday 12th April
NW 7:30 pm Compline (Night Prayer)
Maundy Thursday
NW 7:30 pm United Benefice Communion

Good Friday
LC 9:00 am Prayer Walk
Unite with the Baptist and Catholic churches
in Long Crendon, starting at the Baptist Church.
Ch 10 am Good Friday Service
Readings and hymns with symbolic dramatic actions
depicting the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion.
NW 11 am Good Friday Family Service
Good Friday made accessible to families with younger children.
LC 2 pm Stations of the Cross,
A traditional devotional service.
Ch 5-8 pm Rock Solid

Holy Saturday
Ch 10 am Creation of Easter Garden
Come and help create the Easter Garden with our children’s team.
Ch 8 pm Benefice Holy Communion and Service of Light
The first celebration of Easter with the lighting of the Pascal candle. 

Sunday 16th April 2017 - Easter Sunday
Christ is risen! Time to celebrate with Holy Communion and Easter egg hunts.
10.00 am – St Nicholas Church, Chearsley – Family Communion
10.00 am – St Nicholas’ Church, Nether Winchendon – Communion bcp
10.30 am – St Mary’s Church Long Crendon – Family Communion

Benefice Lent Course started 2nd or 3rd March for six weeks but you are welcome to join in at any stage:  You are invited to come to a ‘crash course’ in navigating the more baffling parts of the Bible, using Krish Kandiah’s book, ‘Route 66’, held on Thursday evenings 8:00-9:30pm in Church House, Long Crendon (started 2nd March for 6 weeks) or Friday afternoons 1:15-2:45pm at Long Meadow, Dark Lane, Chearsley (started 3rd March for 6 weeks).   If possible, please bring your own Bible.   .   If you have any questions, including directions to the venues, email
Saturday 18th March, 9:00 am St. Mary’s Long Crendon:  Volunteers are sought for a Churchyard working party.   Please bring any useful tools.   Hot cross buns and coffee will be provided!
Saturday 1st April, Monthly Prayer Gathering at St. Mary’s, Long Crendon, 9:30-10:30 am.   Our prayer focus will be on the three villages and wider issues.   All welcome.   Ray Copping and Geoff Hogbin