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Sunday 1 March 2020 (Lent 1)

“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17)



8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr

8am St. Margaret’s – Holy Communion with Revd. Peter Strutt

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Service with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and Annette Bruce (preaching) 

11am Holy Trinity – Family Service with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and Annette Bruce (preaching) 




Old Testament:   Genesis 2:15 – 3:7

New Testament: Romans 5:12-19

Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11



Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin; give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen


World Day of Prayer:  This year it is on Friday 6 March at St. Margaret’s at 1.45pm.  Do join us.  We would be very grateful for the offer of cakes etc. for the after-service refreshments.  Please let Corrine know on 814347 if you are able to help with this.

New Wine Summer Conference:  Anyone interested in coming with our group to New Wine (2 – 9 August) please let Revd. Mike know ASAP.

One Can Trust:  Their neighbours, Empower to Cook, have secured 3 years’ funding from The Rothschild Foundation to help open their Community Cooking & Wellbeing Kitchen in High Wycombe and run projects around food.  They need someone to help run & develop this over the 3 years.  If interested michael@empowertocook.co.uk with CV with covering letter stating why.

Aylesbury Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Aylesbury HP20 2JJ on Saturday 28 March at 7.30pm.  Tickets £15 (under 18 £5) from www.aylesburychoral.org.uk or Ken Orpin on 07718 924583 or 01494 865253.

Christian Aid Lent Count Your Blessings 2020.  There is plenty of literature in both Churches in regard to this annual appeal, so please help yourselves and if we run out I am sure we can obtain more.

Easter Sunday:  If you wish to consider your child taking their first communion on Easter Sunday (12 April), please let David Carter know.

Message from the Easter Bunny:  Don’t forget that, following the 11am Easter Service at Holy Trinity, there will be the Easter Egg hunt in the churchyard.  Bring your baskets.

Dates for your diary:

Easter Monday Walk on Monday 13 April.  As usual there will be a sign-up sheet and (also as usual) you will need to call the office on 813254 if you want to join us for lunch afterwards and with your choice of menu.  There is a sign-up sheet in both churches to indicate if you are walking and the menus for you to let Gail know your choice if you are lunching.

Greek Evening:  Following our very successful French evening, we are having a Greek evening on Saturday 2 May.


Prayer for Growth

God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, send your Holy Spirit to give vision to our planning, wisdom to our actions and power to our witness.  Help Holy Trinity and St. Margaret’s to grow in numbers, in spiritual commitment to you and in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Coronavirus:  The Church of England centrally have issued advice to churches concerning the potential spread of coronavirus at Communion.  The advice is that communicants should not intinct as it is the fingers that present the greatest risk of spreading the virus (apparently much greater than the lips).  Those who normally intinct are welcome either to drink from the cup or just receive the bread.  If you have any questions, please do speak to a member of the staff.  Revd. Mike





Tuesday…              Revd. Mike takes Assembly at Tylers Green First School at 9am

Thursday…             Holy Communion with Prayer for Healing at Holy Trinity at 10am

                                Gentlemen of the Parish are invited to join Revd. Mike at the Red Lion (by the duck pond) for temporal & spiritual refreshment at 8pm

Friday…                  World Day of Prayer at St. Margaret’s at 1.45pm.  All are invited



NEXT WEEK – Sunday 8 March 2020 (Lent 2)

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Worship & Word Service with Revd. Mike Bisset 

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset (leading) and David Carter (preaching)

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary

(Readings for Sunday:) Genesis 12:1-4a, Romans 4:1-17, John 3:1-17





Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday Genesis 41:25-45 Galatians 3:23 – 4:7
Tuesday Genesis 41:46 – 42:5  Galatians 4:8-20
Wednesday Genesis 42:6-17 Galatians 4:21 – 5:1
Thursday Genesis 42:18-28 Galatians 5:2-15
Friday Genesis 42:29-38 Galatians 5:16-26
Saturday Genesis 43:1-15 Galatians 6

(Bible Study Notes about the readings can be obtained from Edwina – 812837)

We now have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HolyTrinityandStMargarets (Click on the Facebook logo) where events will be published and possibly the odd “emergency” statement such as that issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the Sri Lankan atrocity.  Please visit and ‘Like’ us.”


Past newsletters:

2 February 2020 Newsletter

9 February 2020 Newsletter

16 February 2020 Newsletter

23 February 2020 Newsletter