Marlow Methodist Church

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Every Saturday


10.30am - Prayers in the Chapel for half an hour


Sunday 17th Nov


10.30am - freespirit

- led by Deacon Richard Goldstraw

- followed by a family lunch to which all are welcome


Sunday 24th Nov


10.30am - Morning Worship

- led by Rev Nick Thompson


6.30pm - Celebrate - at Flackwell Heath

6.30pm - Be Still - at Marlow Bottom



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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.



Wednesday Fellowship - all welcome.

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



The Holy Habit we are following on Tuesday nights is Gladness and Generosity in preparation for Advent - the sessions will take place as follows - Tue October 29th from 7.15pm at the URC led by Jon Garde, Tue November 12th at the our Church led by Nick Thompson, and Tue November 26th again at our Church led by Martin Ashford - all very welcome



Church family lunch after 'freespirit' on Sunday 17th November - all are very welcome - it would be helpful to know whether you plan to join us - Neil



Sir Aubrey Ward care home - our next service is at 11.00am on Thursday 28th November and we are leading the Carol Service on Monday 23rd December at 11.00am – please come and help sing.



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.



Wednesday 30th October, Wednesday 13th November, Wednesday 11th December, Wednesday 15th January.

You are warmly invited to join us at The Avenue, High Wycombe from 2.45pm (for refreshments) - 3.00pm-4.30pm for Living and Dying Well afternoons - These afternoons will be monthly and will begin with refreshments and then move into a short time of worship and then it will be over to our speaker to lead the rest of the meeting. There will be time for Q&A's. 



Whitechapel Methodist Mission - helping the homeless in the East End of London - our collection of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, toiletries and non-perishable food as well as chocolate bars to give as presents will take place in the Denton Room on Saturday 7th December - the chocolate bars will be wrapped during the morning of Sunday 1st December, so it would be helpful to have them by that date  - for more information please speak to Valerie Cameron.



  Christmas Fayre - Saturday 30th November, 10am to 4pm.

All Welcome

includes 'make a wreath' - to book contact Ros.



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. 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.



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 -



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.



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 ( see higher up this page ) to help sing - for more information speak to Sue Gallaugher



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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