Marlow Methodist Church

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Every Saturday


10.30am - Prayers in the Chapel for half an hour




Sunday 22nd Sep


10.30am - Holy Communion

- led by Nick Thompson



Sunday 29th Sep


10.30am - Morning Worship

- led by Jon Garde



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News & Events


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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@



The Methodist Church video - Our Calling - can be viewed here.



Monday Small Group - meets every fortnight in the upper room - contact Margery Hodson for information.



Evening Small Group - usually meets at 8.00pm, now on Mondays. For details of the meeting on 16th Sep contact Miriam P.



Wednesday Fellowship - all welcome.

For information about Wednesday Fellowship speak to Bob Crawshaw, Pat Brown or Mollie Manthorpe


Sponsored Cycle Ride, or Walk, for the Historic Churches of Bucks. This took place on Sat. Sept. 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and our Church was open during this time. Our Church has benefitted from this charity in the past. Thank you to all who walked, or cycled, to some of our local Churches, to raise money.


Marlow Carnival - Saturday 21st September - please get in touch with Paddy Gallaugher if you can help with our stall - two people to help with erecting the gazebo for an hour from 8.30am and packing up at 4.00pm and four people to help Lynda with face-painting and simple games and leafleting for One Can - the offer of an hours help would be most welcome.



 There will be a plant sale during the Saturday coffee morning on 28th September between 10.00am and 12noon - if you have any cuttings and seedlings that you could donate for the sale please speak to Marilyn Smith - proceeds for our Church funds


Our series on the letter to the Colossians happened over the four Sundays in August.

There is a link to the Bible Month magazine with material about the background and the text of the letter here -



Our Holy Habits journey together with our friends at Christ Church URC continues in the Autumn looking at 'Biblical Teaching' - there are meetings at Christ Church in Oxford Road at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th and 24th September and 8th October - do get in touch if you want more information.


If you would like a copy of the booklet and don't already have one please let me (Neil Manthorpe) know.



Cooinda Friendship Centre - which is a Churches Together in Marlow project celebrated it's 20th birthday on Friday 26th July. If you are able to volunteer as a helper from time to time, please let us know - your help will be very welcome.



Stokenchurch Methodist Church - held their final service in the Chapel on Sunday 21st July 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



Please remember One Can - contributions to the work of the food bank are always welcome.



District 'Reimagine' conference - Saturday 5th October at All Saints, Abingdon – the keynote speaker is Trey Hall, the Connexional Director of Evangelism and Growth.

The link to book tickets is - ...



Love Marlow - Building Community Together - thank you to everyone who got involved in the events and activities that took place this year – thank you for helping to share the Good News



Strawberry cream teas for Home Farm Trust (lifelong homes for those with special needs) - thank you to everyone who helped and supported the garden party last weekend - we raised £1,304 for Home Farm Trust - Sue Harris and Margery Hodson.



Sir Aubrey Ward care home - we led worship on Thursday 25th July. You are very welcome to join us on our next visit ( we'll announce it on this page nearer the time ) to help sing - for more information speak to Sue Gallaugher



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.



Action for Children - summer buffet lunch thank you to everyone who helped and supported our fundraising activity - we raised £373 - Marilyn Smith



Vision + Mission - Information on this can be found in the church entrance area and posts on the church facebook pages.



 Plant sale - took place on the Saturday Coffee Morning on 4th May.



Christian Aid sponsored walk - a big thank you from the 21 Marlow walkers to their sponsors – we raised a total of £1,812 - Sue Gallaugher



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 - issues/ poverty-and-inequality/

Briefing paper - Universal Credit Increasing Poverty by Design (pdf)

Churches Together High Wycombe:

- cthw.html



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 has now stopped due to a staffing shortage - can you get involved and spare a couple of hours each month?  Speak to Paddy Gallaugher



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 .


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.





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