Weekly News

Parish of the Claydons

Claydons and Swan Team

NOTICES & NEWS for Week beginning:

Sunday 18th February 2018

Our Services of Worship Sunday 18th February 2018

 9.30am St Mary's East Claydon - All Age Service

10.30am Mark Bulman Parish Room Steeple Claydon - Breakfast followed by Refresh Service

Our Services of Worship the following Sunday 25th February 2018

9.30am St Mary's East Claydon - CW Communion

11.00am St Michael's Steeple Claydon - Family Communion


Mon 19th - Christian Growth Group 7.30pm at 9a Buckingham Road, Steeple Claydon  Contact: Carina Shergold 733882

Tues 20th - Singing for Fun 6.30-7.30pm.  Everyone is welcome to join us in the Mark Bulman Parish Room.  It is not necessary to have a good singing voice, nor to read music.  £1 per session.  Contact Olivia Riches 730730

Tues 20th - Lent Discussion Group - 7.45pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room  Contact: Revd David Hiscock 01869 277297 Full details of all Discussion Groups and Lunches please see https://www.bucksvoice.net/churches-of-the-claydons/lent/

Wed 21st - Church Mice 10.30-11.30am at St Michael's Church and the Mark Bulman Parish Room.  Action songs and a Bible story for under 5s, followed by tea, coffee and chat with toys to play with.  Contact: Kate 01296 730655 

Wed 21st - Tea and Chat 2.00-4.00pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room    Contact: Heather Aris 730447 and Carina 733882

Thurs 22nd - DCC Meetings 6.45pm at The Old Rectory Middle Claydon and 7.45pm at Turnstone, North End Road, Steeple Claydon

Fri 23rd- 6.30pm Friday Night Prayer - Quiet time of prayer and contemplation in the Mark Bulman Parish Room.  Contact Phil Gardner 07888 677960




Saturday 24th February - Are you interested in becoming a dementia friend?  Everyone is invited to attend an afternoon tea for all parishes, with an informative talk by Hazel Reynolds, who is a Dementia Friends Champion.  The purpose of the talk is to enable those attending to become dementia friends by increasing their awareness of dementia.   Venue: St John's Hall,Whitchurch.  Time:  2.00pm-4.00pm   For more information please contact:  Revd Jacqueline Dove, jacquelineleach.dove@gmail.com, 07775387271, 01296 715242

Saturday 24th February - Annual Quiz Night - Grendon Village Hall.  Teams of 4-6.  Doors Open 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  Tickets £8 for adults and £4 for children (to include two course hot supper) available from Charlie Mann 01296 771100  Licensed bar.

Friday 2nd March - Women's World Day of Prayer - Men, women and childen are all invited to a service prepared by the women of Suriname, South America.  There are two services: 11.00am in Twyford United Reformed Church and 2.00pm in the Mark Bulman Parish Room, Steeple Claydon.  The theme is 'All God's Creation is Very Good!'  Come and find out more about Suriname and join with the rest of the world in worship and prayer for its people.

Friday 9th March - at 7.00pm - Listen to The Right Hon John Bercow MP at  St Leonard’s Church Grendon Underwood Raise the Roof Talks    Adults £10.00 Children Free including wine, soft drinks and nibbles

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April - Annual Auction in St Michael's Church and the Mark Bulman Parish Room - more details to follow.




Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for St Michael's Steeple Claydon - Fabric Fund?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation,
including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's really simple, all you have to do is:
1. Join. Head to
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2CRNV7/4BODV7f  and sign up for free.
2. Shop. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first,

pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
  - OR use the donation reminder inserted in your browser menu
3. Raise. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation
to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and St Michael's Steeple
Claydon Fabric Fund will be really grateful for your donations.  In
the first year we raised over £150 and that's with just 9 people!
If you have any questions speak to Jane Henstock 07956 711234 or Betty Picknell 01296 730465


St Michael’s Community Food Cupboard

The cupboard is located in the entrance to St Michael’s church, anyone who needs food may take what they need. It is not supervised and there are no restrictions at all so anyone who needs it can use it. The cupboard contains simple tinned and packaged food and is open when the church is open, between 9 and 5 every day. Donations are welcome and can simply be left in the cupboard, but please ensure all food is well in date and well packed so as not to attract mice. If you need a bit of food, or know someone who might, this could be for you.


Claydons’ Parish – please pray during the coming week for Alice, Alison, Betty, Cathy, Revd Charles, Don, Dyan, Emma and Stewart, Emma S,  Esme, Heather, Lorraine, Maggie, Marion, Mark, Maureen, Norman, Paula, Ruth, Sandra, Sue, Sybil, Trevi, Trina

Remembering all who have died and their friends and families

Ray Everett