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In this week's eNews you can find:
  • A message from Peter
  • Upcoming services
  • Notices: Easter Garden, helping at Easter, job advert, free wildflower seeds
  • Events: Aylesbury Choral Society concert
  • Prayers for the week

Peter's Message

Dear sisters and brothers,

I hope that this message finds you all well and having had a good week.

Tomorrow is a special day in the life of the Church, as we mark Mothering Sunday. This is an occasion to give thanks for all those who have mothered us in all sorts of ways: not only individuals, but also our mother churches - those places where we have been nurtured in our faith. As we do so, may we think afresh on how we can build one another up so that we can become more who God calls us to be.

With my prayers and best wishes,


19 March - Mothering Sunday
Parish Eucharist, 10am, St Dunstan's
A special service of Holy Communion as we mark Mothering Sunday - celebrating all those who have nurtured and been mothers to us.
Evensong, 3pm, St Dunstan's
A beautiful service where we hear God's word and pray for the world.

Holy Communion, Thursday 23 March, 9.30am, St Dunstan's
A service to provide spiritual nourishment during the week.

26 March - Fifth Sunday of Lent
Parish Eucharist and 10 0'Clock Club, 10am, St Dunstan's
We join together in worship for our Sunday morning service, with children's activities in the hall. 
Evensong, 3pm, St Peter's, Owlswick
A service of scripture and prayer for our community and the world. 

Holy Communion, Thursday 30 March, 9.30am, St Dunstan's
A service to provide spiritual nourishment during the week.

Looking ahead to Holy Week..

For a full list of all our Holy Week services from Palm Sunday to Easter Day, please click on the button below. 

List of all our Holy Week Services
The services of Holy Week are rich in symbolism and significance; to find out about what happens in some of the principal services and why, you can click on our guide to Holy Week services below. 
An In-Depth Guide to the Principal Services of Holy Week

Plants needed for Easter Garden

We'd love some small plants to help our young people create the Easter Garden on Palm Sunday (2 April)! If you're able to donate some spring flowers, please get in touch with Debbie Norrie

Easter Day Sunrise Service - help needed

Churches Together Risborough hold a Sunrise Service on Easter Day at 6am on the top of Whiteleaf Cross.  We meet in the car park and walk to the cross as the sun is coming up.
In recent years St Dunstan’s has provided refreshments after the service - usually much needed! We provide hot drinks and bacon rolls (or the like) for about 40-45 people. Margaret Pitman is providing hot drinks, but we need someone to take charge of the bacon rolls. Advice is available from those who have done this in the past. 
If anyone is willing/able to do this please contact Margaret or Peter. Thank you! 

Job Advert

The Benefice of Long Crendon with Chearsley and Nether Winchendon are looking to appoint a part-time parish secretary.

Please click on the button below if you are interested in finding out more.
Long Crendon with Chearsley and Nether Winchendon Advert

Free Wildflower Seeds

BEE SQUARED comes to Princes Risborough! Here's your chance to make a beautiful native wildflower patch in your garden for the spring and summer, just right for bees and other pollinators. Princes Risborough Town Council in partnership with the North West Chilterns Community Board and Risborough Environmental Group is giving away seeds this spring so that you can plant your own 1-metre square of native wildflowers in your garden or in pots. 

You can find a box of free seeds in the Church Porch - please join in and help to make a difference! 
More info about BEE SQUARED

Aylesbury Choral Society Concert

On 1st April, Aylesbury Choral Society perform Joseph Haydn's The Creation at St Mary's Church.  Full details can be found on the poster below; tickets are available on-line or from Margaret Pitman.
Aylesbury Choral Society Poster
Prayers and reflections

Please pray for...

  • All the people who care for us, encourage us, nurture us and love us on this Mothering Sunday, and all those for whom this day might be difficult or sad. 
  • The people of Ukraine - we pray for peace, for an end to the conflict, and for safety for the Ukrainian people. 
  • Those who have to flee their counties because of persecution, suffering, or hardship. 
  • Those struggling with the cost of living crisis and facing a winter of spiralling energy bills and food costs. 
  • Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time, and those who grieve them. 
Don't forget that Canon Rob's reflections can be found on the church website by clicking the button below. Reflections will be available on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.
Canon Rob's reflections

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