Children in Need Cake Sale

Polly Logan, Jessica Meads and Milly Remmington raised £330 through their cake sale for this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who bought cakes.

Quiz Night Thanks

Quiz Night: Thank you to everyone who supported the quiz night either by taking part or by generous donations. It raised an amazing £827.00 for which we are very grateful. Joanne and Gill Myall.

Our new parish logo

Welcome to our new logo, designed by Rev Canon John Edwards.

Its symbolism is as follows:
* the outer ring (or halo) includes the names of the two churches which are united by the date of union and the lightning flash of St James and St John, the sons of thunder.
* the inner circle incorporates the familiar cross of Saint Mary and St John’s, with the scallop shell of St James.

Many thanks to all those who took the time and trouble to put forward proposals – congratulations to John for having such hidden talent.

Harvest Supper proceeds

Our Harvest Supper made £819.70 for Water Aid. Many thanks to all those who contributed to an enjoyable and sucessful evening.

Message from Revd John

Thank you to all those who contributed to the collection at the Celebration Service: it raised over £600 for Bible Society work in Ethiopia.

Thanks from the Churchyard Trust Committee

The Churchyard Trust Committee would like to thank all those that came to the afternoon tea and their kind donations of £103.41. The total contributed to the maintenance of the churchyard was £297.02

Rev’d John’s Celebration of Ten Years of Ordained Ministry

If you were unable to attend the service today celebrating Rev’d John’s ten years of Ordained Ministry, you can hear a recording of the whole service by clicking below.

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Alternatively we have a shorter recording containing only the sermon given by Rt Rev’d Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham.

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Christian Aid collection for East Africa

The Christian Aid collection for East Africa which we recently held in our church amounted to £767, plus Gift Aid of approx. £100. Many thanks to all who were so generous, with a special thank you to the children who contributed £55 from a cake sale.

Patronal Festival report

Patronal Festival Sunday. For those energetic folks who climbed the tower on Sunday afternoon, the warm sunshine and clear skies could not have been better for the spectacular views. There was a steady queue all afternoon both for the tower visits and cream teas. The afternoon was also very profitable adding another £647.54 towards the conservation fund. Many thanks to everyone who came and helped or participated.

Christian Aid Collection and Cake Sale Thanks

Christian Aid Collection and cake sale: together raised £772 including Gift Aid. Many thanks to all who helped.