Marlow Methodist Church
Sharing God's Love
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Sunday Worship is available online.
We aim to give the LATEST INFORMATION HERE on this page, the Home page, the Services Live page (link below) and the Youth page. Elsewhere in the website the pages show the timings that apply in more normal times.
There are video recordings of some of our church services on our facebook pages at:
you do not need to have a facebook account to view them.
Sunday Worship will be online and catch-up for a while - we will not be meeting at the church as building work is taking place. We are planning to gather at another church on 15th Nov, please check here nearer the time for details.
There are opportunities to gather online in the course of the week:
Revd Richard Teal (President) and Carolyn Lawrence (Vice-President) are hosting reflections each Monday via 'Facebook Live' starting at 12.45pm - join them here - the first on 26th October will look at the 'Fruit of the Spirit'
And the weekly national prayer gathering is at 12.45pm each Tuesday - details from www.methodist.org.uk
Our own Prayer meetings are carried out online using Zoom - Thursday and Saturday at 10.30am - email if you would like details.
And the Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening small groups meet - as well as the 'Holy Habits' group we share with our friends at Christ Church URC - email for more details if you would like to join them them
Timings and other information are in Neil's email notices
- contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you do not receive these and would like instructions on how to join in.
Tuesday evening group - meet by Zoom, every two weeks at 7.45pm - new members are welcome - please contact Norman Donkin for further detail - the first study of Philippians actually started with Acts 16:6-34, which sets the scene for the visit of Paul and Silas to the Church in Philippi (a Roman colony) during Paul's second missionary journey. Norman facilitated the discussion of this at the first meeting 15th September - the studies of Philippians continues every two weeks, i.e. on Tuesdays 29th September, 13th and 27th October, and 10th and 24th November.
Monday afternoon group - speak to Margery Hodson or Irene Bell if you are interested in joining the Monday afternoon group who are following the 'Holy Habits' journey via Zoom.
Wednesday Fellowship - For information about Wednesday Fellowship please speak to Bob Crawshaw or Pat Brown.
The Singing the Faith pages at www.methodist.org.uk/... is also a good resource for worshipping at home. There are Service sheets that can be printed out and distributed to people's homes where appropriate. If recipients do have computer access then it's worth clicking on the links in the service sheet to access videos of the hymns selected.
There are also resources available on the Together at Home website: www.tath.co.uk/sunday-packs
( this is an independant site from the methodist church )
The Fruit of the Spirit
A series of reflections led by different members of the circuit. These are available here on the Wycombe Methodist Circuit youtube channel.
Lighthouse Central has put together Lighthouse Online – Lighthouse Live!
You can view recordings ( it was live 27 - 31 July 20 ) .
MainStage was live every morning and afternoon at 10 am then at 4pm to introduce the day’s theme from the Lighthouse studio and then share activities, including the grunge tank! There was access to craft and other activities linked to each day’s theme 'Hidden Heroes', Bible characters who played key but unsung role, including Miriam, who watched over the concealed baby Moses, and the boy who gave his lunch of loaves and fishes to Jesus.
Lighthouse is aimed at children aged 11+
You can view recordings of the shows etc on the lighthousecentral.org website.
The following are suspended until further notice:
- Cooinda (Tuesday and Friday mornings)
- Friday Badminton
One Can - all food parcels will now be delivered to clients homes directly from the depot in High Wycombe. Marlow Food Bank will not now operate until this crisis is over.
We will of course, start again as soon as we can, so that we can continue to offer our clients the friendship and support that they need.
Because people are shopping less and obeying instructions to stay at home, and church buildings are closed, less food is being donated. However, OneCan still needs support and if you would like to make a financial donation this would be much appreciated. Ways to donate are on the OneCan Website.
There are now some collection points at the front of private houses around Marlow. If you are one of these kind people and would like your address listed here please send an email to
Information on how to access events through Zoom are in the email church notices. Joining these events requires dowloading software and signing in, so it is suggested you set this up in advance. If you are not receiving this information you can email email@example.com.
Church Members and Hall Hirers: If you have an update for here, you can email it to
If you would like to send us a prayer request, please follow this link...
High Wycombe Circuit Churches
In lieu of a collection plate, offerings towards the running costs of the High Wycombe circuit churches can be made via www.wycombegiving.co.uk.
(This leads to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website page https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/13710)
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) handle Gift Aid and charge a 3.6% fee.
eg for each £10 donated:
- if Gift Aid is applicable for the donor: Donation £10 + Gift Aid £2.50 - CAF fee £(0.45), Churches receive £12.05.
- if Gift Aid is not applicable: Donation £10 - CAF fee £(0.36), Churches receive £9.64.
For direct donations, for a specific church, please contact the Treasurer for that church.
For Marlow Methodist Church it's:
tel: 07882 874140
An overview of the usual timings for regular church activities is listed on the Activities page. Updates to these for the current week, as published in the church notices, are usually listed in this News & Events page.
Please use this as a guide, rather than the definitive source as things can sometimes change. If in doubt, please check with the Activity organiser.
If you are a member of the church and wish to include something in the notices, the email address is:
The Methodist Church video - Our Calling - can be viewed here.
Whitechapel Mission: Our annual collection of women's and men's clothes and shoes, of non-perishable food, and of toiletries took place in the Denton Room on Saturday 24th October from 10.00am to 1.00pm - please speak to Valerie Cameron if you have any questions.
Please take care to protect yourself and others when supporting any cause or event.
Badminton Club- not now meeting - ( when things are back to normal will be meeting on a Friday evening in the Hall between 7.30pm and 9.00pm to play or for a game of Table Tennis or simply a chat – everyone over the age of 12 is welcome whatever your ability - more information from Phil Rhymer )
Action for Children and World Mission boxes - thank you to all of the kind people who have a box and collect for either of these charities.
Sir Aubrey Ward care home - ( at normal times we lead worship for the residents and staff on the last Thursday of each month - all are very welcome to come and sing ).
Pancake Day - thank you to everyone who helped and who came along to support this CTiM event - proceeds in support of Marlow Lighthouse for children and young people..
Flower rota - please add your name to the rota on the board in the Welcome Area - the flowers add brightness to our Chapel during Sunday worship and to the lives of members of our Church family when they are taken out on Monday with a smile and a word of encouragement
Used Stamps - please remember to save stamps and put them in the box on the shelves in the Wesley Hall - they are sent to the Leprosy Mission who welcome them as part of their fundraising.
Joy Morrissey MP - (at normal times for the local constituency would be holding her surgery on the third Friday of each month in the Denton Room from 1.30pm to 4.30pm) - for current information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember One Can - contributions to the work of the food bank are always welcome.
Whitechapel Methodist Mission - helping the homeless in the East End of London - thank you to everyone who supported our collection and wrapped chocolate bars - the staff at the Mission are very grateful for our support at this time of year - Valerie Cameron
Volunteers needed to help our Church - all sorts of jobs around the Church and its activities need your practical support - in particular we are looking for people who have an hour to spare once a month to be No 2 steward - anyone over 16yrs is eligible - simple tasks to assist the main steward - please contact Paddy Gallaugher.
Christmas Collections -
Additional sales have raised an extra £454 for the Fair - a total of £3,876,
A total collection and Gift Aid for Action for Children of £349,
A total collection for Wycombe Homeless Connection of £584,
The Christmas card box raised £154 for the outreach giving fund.
Thank you to all who supported our
Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November 2019
Action for Children buffet lunch - Saturday 2nd November 2019 - Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising event - we raised £385 + £32 gift aid.
Prayers for the persecuted Church - a small group of Christians in Marlow meets on the second Monday of each month to pray for sisters and brothers suffering injustice and persecution - stories of the remarkable acts of faith in the face of brutal regimes are humbling and the remarkable answers to prayer are inspiring but get overlooked by our media - if you care about our world and need encouragement you are welcome to join the group - contact details in the church notices.
Prayer Handbook 2019/20 - 'Responding to the Gospel' - copies are available free-of-charge from the table in the Welcome Area - please speak to Neil Manthorpe if you have not had a copy in the past and would like one.
Stokenchurch Methodist Church - held their final service in the Chapel on Sunday 21st July 2019 and this was also be a farewell service for Rev Singa Vunipola. The Stokenchurch members are now part of our Church family and continue their links with the parish Church in Stokenchurch
Love Marlow - Building Community Together - thank you to everyone who got involved in the events and activities that took place last year – thank you for helping to share the Good News
Vision + Mission - Information on this can be found in the church entrance area and posts on the church facebook pages.
Leprosy Mission - Chris Stratta, who led our wonderful service on 24th March 2019, has written to thank our 'truly special people' for the donation of £896 which has been doubled by matched funding from the Government - £1.3m was raised in total which makes an incredible £2.6m with matching aid - Margery, Nigel, Sue and Paddy are visiting Nepal at the end of October and will visit the Anadaban Hospital - would anyone like to join us for this trip?
Transport to hospital - if you are able to help from time-to-time with taking someone to a hospital appointment, please speak to Margerie Hodson - thank you.
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