Weekly News

Sunday 20 January 2019 (Epiphany 3)

“Jesus turns the ordinary into the extraordinary”



8am Holy Trinity – Holy Communion with Revd. Peter Strutt

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

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Graham Summers (leading) and Mary Lee (preaching)



Old Testament: Isaiah 62:1-5

New Testament: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Gospel: John 2:1-11


Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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



Revd. Mike writes:-  “Over the last few months with us, TJ and I have been exploring her, and my, expectations for a curacy post.  Having discussed, thought and prayed, it has become increasingly clear to both TJ and to me that, for very good reasons, it would be better for her to serve a curacy in a different parish.  We have both learned much over these months and we wish TJ well and assure her of our prayers for her training over this year, ordination in the summer and curacy.  TJ has also assured me of her continued prayers for all of us here.”

Electoral Roll:  Every six years the Church of England requires a current list of those on the Electoral Roll.  It makes no difference whether you are a resident of the parish or not, everyone has to complete a form.  There are forms in both Churches which need to be completed.  They can be returned to the office or to Jean Stables (for St. Margaret’s) or to Hilary Forbes (for Holy Trinity).  Any queries, Jean’s number is 712138 and Hilary’s is 816438.

Monthly Lunch:  As the Horse & Jockey is temporarily closed, I have arranged to have our lunch this month (27 January) at The Crown.  They do a Child’s portion Roast for £4.99 for those who like small portions.  Please let me know if you will be joining us so that I can let the pub know numbers.

Residents of Forty Green & Knotty Green:  Mary Lee will look forward to seeing you on Monday 28 January at the Red Lion, Knotty Green at 8pm.  All are welcome.

Christian Book Club meets again on Monday 11 February and our book for discussion will be “Living Simply:  Decluttering your home and heart” by Fiona Castle.  The group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Vicarage at 7.30pm.   Contact Zoe on 07940 505245.

Drinks after the 11am service at Holy Trinity:  There used to be a rota of people doing these drinks, but now there is only Pat and she would be extremely grateful to have two or three other people on a rota.  As she is the only one, they can only take place when she can fit it into her busy schedule with family.  Please would any volunteers call Pat on 813268.  MANY THANKS.

Restore Hope is running a parenting course starting on 25 February.  Anyone is welcome.  The 6-week course is on Mondays 7.30-9.30pm until 1 April.  It costs £30 for one person or £55 for a couple and dinner is included.  It is more than a parenting course – it is a relationship and research-based, early intervention programme designed to enhance the attachment between parent and child, designed primarily for parents with children under five but the principles can be applied no matter what your child’s age.  For more info or bookings call 01494 765555 or nina.cooke@restorehopelatimer.org.

Swimming:  There is a small group who go to a private pool in Amersham from 11am – 12 noon on a Monday and several have dropped out over time.  There is therefore room for others to join.  If interested please call Jane on 673980.

Elspeth Hannen has told us that The Curiosity Consort are playing on Tuesday 22 January at Amersham Free Church at 1.10pm.  The concert is free to attend, and no tickets are required.  Donations to the church are welcomed.  The event is a twenty minute lunchtime concert, featuring beautiful music by Bach, Boyce, Caccini, Gervaise and Susato.  Be sure to leave ample time to park.



The family and friends of Kathleen Gold on their loss.  Memorial Service is at St. Margaret’s on Tuesday 22 January at 12.30pm

Philippa Ashfield thanks everyone for their prayers and support.  Albert has got into Stony Dean school, to start in September.


Dates for your Diary:

Pancake Party                      Tuesday 5 March at 6pm in The Sanctuary

Holy Trinity APCM             Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 7 for 7.30pm in the Church  Hall

St. Margaret’s APCM         Wednesday 10 April at 7.30pm in The Sanctuary



Tuesday…                                 Memorial Service for Kathleen Gold at St. Margaret’s at 12.30pm






Day Old Testament New Testament
Monday Amos 6 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Tuesday Amos 7 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Wednesday Amos 8 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
Thursday Amos 9 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
Friday Ezekiel 3:22-27 Philippians 3:1-14
Saturday Hosea 2:2-17
1 Corinthians 9:1-14

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


NEXT WEEK – 27 January 2019 (Epiphany 4)

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

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

11am Holy Trinity – Parish Communion with Revd. Graham Summers (leading) and Annette Bruce (preaching)

11.30am St. Margaret’s – Baptism

5pm G3 in The Sanctuary

(Readings for Sunday:) Nehemiah 8:1-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, Luke 4:14-21



Tuesday 5 March           Pancake Party in The Sanctuary

Tuesday 9 April             Holy Trinity APCM in the Church Hall at 7 for 7.30pm

Wednesday 10 April     St. Margaret’s APCM in The Sanctuary at 7.30pm

Thursday 18 April          Seder Meal in the Parish Rooms

Friday 17 May                 Village Care Tea Party in the Village Hall at 2.45pm

Sunday 9 June               Open Gardens


Past newsletters:

23 December 2018 Newsletter

30 December 2018 Newsletter

6 January 2019 Newsletter

13 January 2019 Newsletter