Marlow Methodist Church
Sharing God's Love
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Prayers and Bible references for Christian Unity:
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 - facebook may display a panel asking you to log-in, you can continue to watch without doing so - having selected the video, select the full-screen option (bottom right of video) - and again if necessary.
An Easter Message From Our Minister
This Easter we come to celebrate New Life after the most difficult of years. We have been in lockdown since before Easter last year. Some of us have fallen ill, many have isolated at home and we have been unable to meet with our loved ones or friends for far too long. We may relate well to the image of the body of Jesus locked away in a tomb. But Easter contains a surprise. Anything in life can be transformed! Lockdown will end one day.
The Easter journey through Holy Week offers to us a story of Hope. In the days leading up to Easter we hear how Jesus said farewell to his friends and asked them to remember him always. He suffered betrayal, arrest and false charges and was handed over to die. And for what? If we travel through all this in Holy Week we can arrive at Easter in a state of exhaustion at the injustice of it all.
But when we have experienced the dreadful lows, we can appreciate all the more the wonder and the deep joy of Easter Day as hope returns to a lost world.
Do come and be a part of this journey from death to life through this Easter season at the services. listed here...
Marlow Easter Trail
Sunday 28th March - Sunday 11th April
The Easter story unfolding across Marlow
The walk covers nine stations at different churches in the area. At each Station you will find something from the Easter Story, the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
( this intro from 4u-team website )
for more information
Please, of course, take care and follow public health rules and guidelines for everyones safety.
4th April 9.30am - 10.00am Easter Sunday - Holy Communion in the church courtyard
To book a place contact Ros via the
Easter Tuesday - 6th April - 2.00pm Family Easter Trail in Riley Park - to book contact Lynda, Childrens Worker.
Sunday Worship will be online and catch-up for a while - we will not be meeting in the church as building work is taking place. Any specific variations, eg meeting outside the church, will be noted above.
We thank the United Reformed Church for enabling us to worship there when the public health situation allowed.
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 looked at the 'Fruit of the Spirit' )
And the weekly national prayer gathering is at 12.45pm each Tuesday - details from www.methodist.org.uk
Local Prayer meetings are carried out online using Zoom
- Thursday 12.45pm led by Lesley Hatton - You are welcome to bring your own lunch and stay for a short time of fellowship afterwards.
- Saturday at 10.30am
email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the email notices
- contact email@example.com
if you do not receive these and would like instructions on how to join in.
Tuesday evening group - Holy Habits - the Tuesday evening group reconvened on Tuesday 3rd November via Zoom to look at 'Worship' and met again on 10th and 17th - email Rev Nick Thompson or Jon Garde if you would like information about this group.
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 Epiphany Meeting -
All church meetings are subject to Covid 19 restrictions and limited seating so please book your seat with Bob Crawshaw. All are welcome.
For information about Wednesday Fellowship please speak to Bob Crawshaw or Pat Brown - or send a message by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be passed on.
Christian Aid hosted a Service of Reflection on Wednesday 4th November 2020 - a recording of this - can be viewed here
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.
A Light Party from the Lighthouse Live set is a 90 minute show with songs, Craft with Zoe, drama on board the SpaceArk, a Bible Story, memory verse with actions, a Chat with Cat, Professor Max and Mark in the kennel, presenters Eleyna and Ryan and yes, Gunge…..maybe pumpkin orange this time…
It is available here https://go.allstarskidsclub.com/catalog so do please join in and pass the link to families, young people, volunteers and keep the spirit of Lighthouse alive.
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.
Paddy abseiling to raise money for Christian Aid.
Fortunately he made it down safely to tell the tale,
Your donations will be very welcome:
The following are suspended until further notice:
- Cooinda (Tuesday and Friday mornings)
- Friday Badminton
Fair Trade Products & Ethical Gifts
To view fair trade products, follow the link below.
www.traidcraftshop.co.uk or contact Pam Thompson
One Can - all food parcels are currently delivered to clients homes directly from the depot in High Wycombe. Marlow Food Bank will not now operate until the public health situation allows.
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.
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.
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.
The items below where published in 2019 (and before) and are retained here as an indication of the church in more normal times:
Christmas Collections (2019) -
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
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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