Marlow Methodist Church
Sharing God's Love
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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: notices@ marlowmethodistchurch.org.uk
The Methodist Church video - Our Calling - can be viewed here.
Monday Small Group - next meeting 6th June, then every fortnight ( to be confirmed ), usually in the upper room - contact Margery Hodson for information.
Tuesday Small Group - next meeting 21st May at 8.00pm - to continue their study of Luke's Gospel - all very welcome - contact Alison Rae for venue.
Wednesday Fellowship - 2.30pm - every Wednesday in the Wesley Hall - everyone is very welcome to come along.
You might be interested in:
- 22nd May: Jambalya - a musical duo with live performances of Christian, folk, 50s and 60s songs.
- 29th May: Richard Luscombe of English Heritage speaking about the WWI hospital at Wrest Park.
For more information speak to Bob Crawshaw, Pat Brown or Mollie Manthorpe
Our Annual General Church Meeting took place as part of our Morning Worship led by Rev Nick Thompson on Sunday 19th May at 10.30am.
Thy Kingdom Come - from Ascension Day to Pentecost
- with prayers at 12noon in the Chapel on Thursday 30th May,
- a social for our Church family from 6.00pm until 9.00pm on Friday 7th June,
- prayers in the Chapel on 8th June with Saturday prayers at 10.30am and continuing until 4.00pm,
- and Nick leading our worship on Sunday 9th June at 10.30am.
Action for Children - summer buffet lunch on Saturday 1st June at 12.30pm - all very welcome - we would be very grateful for offers of food and/or help on the day - thank you - Marilyn Smith.
Strawberry cream teas for Home Farm Trust (lifelong homes for those with special needs) - the annual garden party will be at 3.00pm on Saturday 8th June - contact Sue Harris or Margery Hodson for venue information and tickets.
Love Marlow - Building Community Together - Events run for two weeks from Saturday 1st June to Sunday 16th June. Events at Marlow Methodist Church and more information can be found here on the Churches Together page.
Vision + Mission - There will be a meeting open to all our Church family on Wednesday 12th June at 8pm in the Chapel to hear about and see the latest proposals about our Mission/Premises Project - you are all very welcome to attend - from the vision+mission team, the stewards and Nick.
Service at Sir Aubrey Ward care home for Easter - took place on Thursday 25th April at 11.00am - all are welcome to these events.
Plant sale - took place on the Saturday Coffee Morning on 4th May.
Christian Aid Week - 12th to 18th May - thank you to everyone who has collected, walked and/or sponsored.
Leprosy Mission - Chris Stratta, who led our wonderful service on 24th March, 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?
Poverty and Universal Credit - Rachel Lampard, the leader of the Joint Public Issues Team, and a former Vice-President of Conference spoke on the subject of poverty at Wesley Methodist Church (Priory Rd, High Wycombe) on Wednesday 27th March at 7.30pm - this was part of a Churches Together in Wycombe series for Lent
More Information -
Circuit letter about Universal Credit:
Includes a request for action - UC-letter-Circuit-13-03-19 (pdf)
Joint Public Issues Team:
Poverty and Inequality - www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/ issues/ poverty-and-inequality/
Briefing paper - Universal Credit Increasing Poverty by Design (pdf)
Churches Together High Wycombe:
There is a need for additional volunteers to help with Saturday Coffee - just a couple of sessions each quarter would be very helpful - please contact Sue Gallaugher.
Messy Church - urgent appeal - Churches Together in Marlow have run a monthly Messy Church on a Saturday afternoon but it is in danger of stopping due to a staffing shortage - can you get involved and spare a couple of hours each month? Speak to Paddy Gallaugher
Lighthouse 2019 - runs from 5 to 9 August ( a week later than usual) - registration is open for volunteers to sign up at www.lightousecentral.org - over 200 volunteers are needed to enable nearly 500 children to participate.
Children's registration will open on 1st May
Collecting boxes –
The World Mission boxes have raised £305 so far this year and
The Action for Children boxes have raised £432
- if you would like a box please speak to Marguerite Donkin (WM) or Stella Warne (AfC) - thank you for your donations to these important funds for work to help others in our world.
Holy Habits - video on YouTube.
If you have any questions please speak to Nick or Neil - there will be more information after Easter about this journey we plan to take with our friends at Christ Church URC .
Fundraiser for the Lantern Community Church - a concert by the London Welsh Male Voice Choir at All Saints on Saturday 22nd June at 7.00pm - tickets from the Parish Office or Howard Lewis - see the poster in the Welcome Area for more details
Some dates for your diary:
Circuit Celebration on Sunday 30th June at Wesley Methodist Church - will be led by Rev Singa Vunipola and members of the Tongan Community who meet at the Avenue - more details will follow
Stokenchurch Methodist Church - will hold their final service in the Chapel on Sunday 21st July and this will also be a farewell service for Rev Singa Vunipola – the Stokenchurch members will become part of our Church family and continue their links with the parish Church in Stokenchurch
Georgina Bondzi-Simpson – the new probationer minister for Wesley and the Avenue from September - will be welcomed to the Circuit at a service on the afternoon of Sunday 25th August at Wesley – the preacher will be Rev Helen Cameron, the District Chair
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.
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.
Do you enjoy baking? - Sue Gallaugher would love to have a home-made cake to sell in slices on the cake stall at the Saturday Coffee Morning each week - speak to Sue if you are able to help.
Whitechapel Methodist Mission - helping the homeless in the East End of London - thank you to everyone who donated to our collection - annual reports available from Valerie Cameron
Pancake Day - thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the lunch happen and to all who supported the event - more than £500 was raised in support of Marlow Lighthouse for children and young people.
Christmas Fair - 2018 - thank you to everyone who helped with the event and to all who came along to support - we raised £3,411 in support of our activities throughout the year - well done!
Appeal for disaster relief in Sulawesi - the retiring collection raised £201 which has been sent to Christian Aid for their work in supporting people affected by the earthquake and tsunami
Action for Children - the lunch on Saturday 13-Oct-18 raised £438 - thank you to everyone who helped and to everyone who came and supported this important work with children and families.
Our Stall at the Marlow Carnival - 15-Sep-18.
It's what we do that counts!
Representing just some of the things that happen at Marlow Methodist Church, Pam Thompson and Jackie Duxbury put on a colourful display of Traidcraft and One-Can products at this year’s Carnival in Higginson Park. In this they were helped by a first-rate assembly team of Neil, Charlotte & Henry Manthorpe and Michael Crotley who erected, positioned and re-positioned the Gazebo.
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The team also helped put out an attractive range of confectionary and artefacts produced by Traidcraft and One Can.
OK, the latter’s display of nappies and baked beans might not have looked quite as enticing, but these are the sort of practical things One Can offers and which are genuinely appreciated by so many visitors to our church.
It was a good day and we are very grateful to Pam and Jackie for their initiative as well as all who helped, not forgetting Roy & Sue Harris !
Sponsored cycle ride - Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire - a big thank you to Sue, Paddy and Vic for cycling and thank you to all those who sponsored them - a cheque has been sent to the Trust for £223 from our Church.
Autumn plant sale - this was held on Saturday 15th Sept 2018.
Christian Aid Walk - thank you to everyone who sponsored the walkers - a total of £1,393 was donated - a big thank you from Christian Aid for supporting those in such great need around the world.
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