Weekly News

Harvest Festival is on the 6th October

Sunday 22 September 2019 (Trinity 14)


“For this son of mine was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found.”  (Luke 15:24)



8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers

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

(Please note that the 9.30am service at St. Margaret’s is a service of the Word.  If you wish to take Holy Communion you may join us at 8am or 11am) 

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset 

11.30am St. Margaret’s – Baptism

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary



Old Testament:  Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1

New Testament: 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Gospel: Luke 15:11-32



Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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


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.”


Harvest Supper:  Just a reminder that this is on Saturday 28 September this year at the Village Hall and you need to book your place with Gail (813254) as the limit is 150 people and we already have over 125.  Check that Gail has you on the list.  Sign up sheets are in both churches for help with cooking, setting up, clearing up, etc. 

Good news:  a huge thank you to all those people who have volunteered to help lead or support XStream.  We have managed to get enough cover to be able to re-start it,  which the children (and parents) are delighted about, so thank you for all your support and prayers.  XStream will begin on 22 September and run as usual each Sunday again, except for the first Sunday in the month.

Harvest Festival will be on Sunday 6 October at both Churches.  As usual, the gifts will go to Wycombe Women’s Aid, who are enormously grateful.  They ask for non-perishable items of food which they can then distribute among their families with children who have often escaped abusive relationships.

St. Margaret’s Rotas:  Please would you consider joining rotas for sidespersons, Sunday coffee, Church cleaning and Tuesday coffee.  With enough people it would mean just helping every two months.

Shoe Box Sunday is on Sunday 3 November and we will again be supporting “Operation Christmas Child”. Leaflets are in both Churches with more information.  Boxe contents do not need to be expensive – a new toothbrush and toothpaste, colouring pencils and a bouncy ball or a pair of gloves (all costing very little) is enough to bring a smile.  Shoeboxes can be any style –  detachable lid or hinged lid and a lovely box with pretty paper is super too.  Please follow their instructions – and any queries contact Emma Byrne on 812611 or ejwbyrne@outlook.com.  Those at Holy Trinity who have queries call Jean Ricketts on 814402.  

I hear that there is a new ‘The Matrix’ movie in the making which reminded me of an iconic scene in the first Matrix movie where Laurence Fishburne asks Keanu Reeves if he ever wonders if there is more, ‘like a splinter in your mind’.  Keanu takes the pill and wakes up from the Matrix into reality.  If you ever have the feeling that there must somehow be more, that this cannot be all that there is, well just maybe there is and it is called God.  We do live in a spiritual world but most of the time we are unaware of it.  Just occasionally we have lucid moments or we are brought up short by a major life event that rocks us and causes us to pause.  If you want to explore some of these issues in an open, friendly and accepting environment.

I will be hosting an Alpha course on Tuesday evenings from  1 October at 7pm in The Sanctuary at St.Margaret’s for a meal, talk and discussion, finishing by 9.30pm.  We start with a meal together, listen to a talk on that evening’s topic and then discuss over tea or coffee. 

Ring me on 816700 or email at ‘vicar@holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk’ to let me know you are coming.  There is no charge and no commitment to be there every week.

Revd Mike



Matilda Rose Brown, her parents, godparents, family and friends on the occasion of her Baptism




Monday…            Mary Lee welcomes the residents of Knotty Green and Forty Green at the Red Lion, Knotty Green at 8pm

Wednesday…    Funeral of Barry Witham at the Crematorium at 11am

Saturday…           Harvest Supper at Tylers Green Village Hall at 7.30pm



Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday Zechariah 4 Mark 9:38-50
Tuesday Zechariah 6:9-15 Mark 10:1-16
Wednesday Zechariah 7 Mark 10:17-31
Thursday Zechariah 8:1-8 Mark 10:32-34
Friday Zechariah 8:9-23 Mark 10:35-45
Saturday Zechariah 9:1-12 Mark 10:46-52

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


NEXT WEEK – 29 September 2019 (St. Michael & All Angels)

8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Graham Summers

9.30am St. Margaret’s – Family Communion with Revd. Derrick Carr (leading) and Revd. Graham Summers (preaching) 

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Mike Bisset

11.30am St. Margaret’s – Baptism

(Readings for Sunday:) Genesis 28:10-17,  Hebrews 1:5-14, John 1:47-51



Saturday September 28                           Harvest Supper at Tylers Green Village Hall at 7.30pm

Saturday November 16                            Quiz Night at Holy Trinity Church Hall


Past newsletters:

25 August 2019 Newsletter

1 September 2019 Newsletter

8 September 2019 Newsletter

15 September 2019 Newsletter