Welcome to this week's


In this week's eNews you can find:
  • A message from Peter
  • Upcoming services, including our Patronal Festival
  • Notices: including changes to distributing Communion, and more
  • Events: including upcoming Fellowship Walking Group and Open House
  • Prayers for the week

Peter's Message

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

It was wonderful to mark the very special Feast of the Ascension with many of you on Thursday.  It was the moment when we really start to turn our attention towards Pentecost; so please be encouraged to be praying that God will renew us all in the power of the Holy Spirit as we reach that special day in our calendar.

Speaking of special days: tomorrow we mark our patronal feast of St Dunstan.  I look forward to seeing many of you as we gather to give thanks for his life and witness, and to celebrate our shared life as a community.

God be with you this weekend, and always,



Saturday 20 May
2pm Holy Matrimony
The marriage of Alexandra Longshaw and Joseph Wilson.

21 May - Patronal Feast of St Dunstan
11am, Parish Eucharist
A special service starting at the later time of 11am as we mark St Dunstan's Feast Day (transferred from 19th May).
6pm, Evensong 
A prayer service for the world as evening starts to draw in.

25 May - Thursday
9.30am, Holy Communion
A simple special service to nourish us through the week.

28 May - Pentecost
10am, Parish Eucharist
We mark the great feast of Pentecost with our parish Eucharist.
6pm, Evensong
A service of prayer and praise for our community and the world.


Church Boiler Off for the Summer

The boiler is now off for the summer months, so if you’re someone who feels the cold, then you perhaps might consider bringing a coat or jumper if it’s not super toasty outside! 

Use of Tongs whilst distributing Holy Communion

The PCC met on Wednesday of this week and once again reviewed the Covid-related measures in place for our worship. 

The majority of the PCC were in favour of moving from our current method of distributing Holy Communion using tongs, and reverting to the celebrant distributing using their hands.  This reflects that, whilst it is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, the risk is generally considered to be lower than other scenarios.

Those who distribute Communion will thoroughly sanitize their hands before doing so. They will continue to carefully intinct (dip the bread in the wine) for those who wish to receive Communion in both kinds.

We intend to begin distributing in this way from Sunday 28th May onwards. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please do not hesitate to speak with either Peter or Sally.

Thank You

Avril and Bob Clark want to thank so many friends at St Dunstan’s for the support and prayers during our son Tony’s long struggle with cancer. We are now thankful he is now at peace and free from pain.

Beating the Bounds

Very many thanks to all of you who took part : the walkers, the navigators, those who did the preliminary walks and those who offered to be car drivers. I certainly felt a kind of bond between us all, and I hope you did too.
- Rosemary Woodward-Court

Accommodation sought in Winchester

For his final year of study at University in Winchester, Michael Fairall would be delighted to find living accommodation, either within the city or perhaps an outlying area. If you have any ideas or connections which might help point him in the right direction, please kindly drop an e-mail to

Support Immy Norie and her World Challenge trip

In the summer of 20254 Immy Norie is travelling to Tanzania for 3 weeks with World Challenge.  While there she will be helping the local people and immersing herself in their culture.

Stall at this weekend's Barbecue

Immy will be raising funds for her trip with a stall of all sorts of wonderful things that she has made: jewellery, candles, bath bombs amongst other goodies.  So please do bring some money to spend!

September Quiz Night
She is also hosting a quiz on 2nd September - please do reserve the date (details of which are below).

Fellowship Walking Group - 31st May

Please note we are meeting to catch a 300 bus, normal start place & time. It will be a scenic walk mainly downhill in the Bradenham area. A bus journey back.
Anyone with their dog please be aware at the bus driver’s discretion so best to not risk!?
Please contact Mick & Anne White (01844346536) if more info needed.

Open House

Meets this week at 7.30 on Wednesday 24th May at Margarets. Subject is Chritian denominations. Find out the history and different styles of worship of our fellow Christians.
Contact Ted or Mary Kent for details. 07597344507.

Bucks Art Week Cream Teas

We are offering our ever popular cream teas on the weekends of Bucks Art - June 10th/11th and 17th/18th

If you are able to bake a cake please sign the list in the porch or contact Cathy 343226 or Jo 346321, we would also appreciate some help serving teas.

May Play Day

Come and have fun at our next Play Day on 30 May, 9.15am-12pm! You can find all of the information that you need on the poster below. 
If you would like to help in any way please let us know. There are a variety of different ways in which you can help. Please contact either Rosemary (01844 344417) or  Anne White (01844 346536) to sign up. 
Play Day poster

Aylesbury Choral Society Concert

Lighthouse Quiz

Saturday 24 June 2023, St. Mary’s Church, Princes Risborough, 7.30 pm start. £5 per head, and teams of up to 8.
Bring your own drinks and nibbles  (please no red wine as it stains the floor). There will also be a raffle and heads and tails game. To book a table please contact Jamie Carter on 01844 273286 (booking is essential). Offers of raffle or other prizes would also be greatly appreciated - please let Jamie know if you can help in this way. 

Prayers and reflections

Please pray for...

  • Those struggling with the cost of living 
  • Those who have to flee their counties because of persecution, suffering, or hardship. 
  • All those who are suffering in body, mind, or spirit. 
  • All those who do not feel safe, who fear for their lives, or who are victims of abuse. 
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time, and those who grieve them.


Canon Rob's reflections

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