Marlow Methodist Church
Sharing God's Love
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While gatherings at our Church are suspended for the time being
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.
Prayer meetings are now carried out online using Zoom.
Prayer time each day - Monday to Saturday - via Zoom - 10.30am for half-an-hour - some of us have been gathering each day to pray together for our Church family, our community, our country and our world - just like we would do on a Saturday if we could be together in the Chapel - you are welcome to join us.
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.
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 midweek reflections led by different members of the circuit every Wednesday during July and August. These are available here on the Wycombe Methodist Circuit youtube channel.
Marlow Methodist Church Outdoor Service - Sunday 16th August 2020 at 4.00pm
Venue : Marlow Church of England Infant School, Sandygate Road, Marlow, SL7 3AZ .
For further information or to Register your attendance please contact Phil Rhymer.
It is very important that you register your attendance as numbers will be limited.
Attendees - please wear a face covering.
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:
- Monday small group
- Wednesday Fellowship
- Cooinda (Tuesday and Friday mornings)
- Friday Badminton
The following will operate differently:
- Tuesday evening group - The Holy Habits journey is running from 28th April over Zoom. Three evenings will be spent looking at 'prayer' followed by three evenings looking at 'serving' - the sessions will last from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and will be led by David Downing, Jon Garde and Nick Thompson - whether or not you were part of the group in the past you are very welcome to join for these sessions.
- contact email@example.com for information.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Circuit Celebrate service was held on Sunday 29th March at 6.30pm online through a Zoom conference. Information on how to access events through Zoom are in Neil's email church notices. Joining these events requires dowloading software and signing in, so it is suggested you set this up in advance.
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.
Monday Small Group - not now meeting - ( when things are back to normal - will be meeting every fortnight in the upper room - contact Margery Hodson for information )
Tuesday evening small group - not now meeting - ( when things are back to normal - will be meeting at the homes of members each week at 8.00pm - speak to Miriam Pryke for more information - all very welcome )
Wednesday Fellowship - not now meeting - ( when things are back to normal - will meet each week, at 2.30pm in the Wesley Hall - all welcome.
For information about Wednesday Fellowship speak to Bob Crawshaw or Pat Brown.
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
Marlow Refugee Action Group - why not join a team going to Calais in late March to volunteer in support of the refugee situation there - see the poster in the Welcome Area for more details
Christian Aid Week is from 12th to 18th May - if you would like to get involved please speak to Alison Rae or Sue Gallaugher - more details to follow of the activities in Marlow and beyond.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Wycombe Youth for Christ – see notice board at the church for details of a job opportunity.
Week of prayer for Christian unity - was 18th to 25th January
Thank you to everyone who supported the events organised by Churches Together in Marlow - we should celebrate the unity of Christians in our town and look to work closely together whenever we are able to.
Living Nativity with animals and stalls on the church forecourt - thanks to everyone who supported our witness to the message of Christmas on Thursday evening.
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
Action for Children buffet lunch - Saturday 2nd November - 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.
There was a plant sale during the Saturday coffee morning on 28th September between 10.00am and 12noon - organised by Marilyn Smith - proceeds were for our Church funds.
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. Thank you to all who walked, or cycled, to some of our local Churches, to raise money and to those who sponsored them. £325 was raised and we have received a donation of £187.50. I will be contacting cyclists (or walkers and horse riders) at the beginning of September for 2020 so please do think about taking part - Sue Harris.
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 - www.preachweb.org/biblemonth
Cooinda Friendship Centre - which is a Churches Together in Marlow project celebrated it's 20th birthday on Friday 26th July 2019. 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 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 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 year - we raised £1,304 for Home Farm Trust - Sue Harris and Margery Hodson.
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 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?
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 2019 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)
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 - appeal - Churches Together in Marlow have run a monthly Messy Church on a Saturday afternoon, but it had to stop due to a staffing shortage - can you get involved and spare a couple of hours each month? Speak to Paddy Gallaugher
Collecting boxes - March 2019 status
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 .
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.
Pancake Day 2019 - 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.
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