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Bradfield, Bucklebury &

Stanford Dingley Churches

To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known!


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Sundays 20th and 27th October


Services for Sunday 20th October, Trinity 18

Persistent in prayer - Luke 18:1-8, Jer 31:27-34


8.00am    BCP Holy Communion    St Mary’s, Bucklebury      

9.30am    Morning Prayer               St Mary’s, Bucklebury   

9.30am    Family Worship               St Peter’s, Bradfield Southend

11.00am     Holy Communion            All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury

6.00pm  Evensong                         St Denys’, Stanford Dingley


The speaker at St Peter’s today will be Philip Bingham (CMS)


Services for Sunday 27th October, Trinity 19, Bible Sunday

Jesus is good news - Luke 4:16-3, 0 Rom 15:1-6


8.00am    BCP Holy Communion          St Mary’s, Bucklebury    9.30am    Holy Communion                  St Mary’s, Bucklebury 9.30am    Family Worship                     St Peter’s, Bradfield S.     11.00am  Morning Worship                  All Saints’, U. Bucklebury

 11.00am    Holy Communion                 St Denys’, Stanford Dingley

Charles Chalmers (OMF) will be speaking at St Mary’s at 9.30 and All Saints’ at 11am.

Friday 1st November – All Saints’ Day

10.00am       Holy Communion                 St Mary’s, Bucklebury

Luke 6:20-31 Eph 1:11-23


Services for Sunday 3rd November

The Little Man and the Big Turnaround

Luke 19:1-10, 2 Thes 1:1-12


      8.00am     BCP Holy Communion           St Mary’s, Bucklebury

      9.30am     Morning Prayer                       St Mary’s, Bucklebury

      9.30am     Family Worship                       St Peter’s, Bradfield Southend

    11.00am     All-Age Worship                      All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury

    11.00am    Family Service                         St Denys’, Stanford Dingley

      3.00pm    Service for the Bereaved       St Denys’, Stanford Dingley



Monday 21st October

  • AM Coffee morning, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury, 9am-12 noon and Post Office (to 12:30). Also on 28th October.
  • Stanford Dingley PCC, St Denys’, 6.30pm.
  • Bible Study, 7.45pm, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury.

Tuesday 22nd October

  • Bible Study, 2.30pm, St Peter’s, Bradfield Southend, All welcome.
  • Prayer Meeting, 8pm, Southfield House, Bradfield.

Thursday 24th October

  • Mission Prayer Group, 7.30pm, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury.

Friday 25th October

  • Toddler group, 9.45am, St. Peter’s, Bradfield Southend

Monday 28th – Coffee morning as last Monday.

Tuesday 29th October – as 22nd.

Thursday 31st The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5

Friday 1st November

  • Prayer Group, 8pm, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury.

Coming Up

3rd November: Annual Service for the Bereaved, 3pm at St Denys’, Stanford Dingley, RG7 6LS. An opportunity to take part in a simple service of remembrance and to light a candle in memory of your loved one. Come alone or with friends or family. All welcome.

7th November, Women’s Fellowship, 7.30pm at All Saints, tbc.

News and Notices


8am Holy Communion next Sunday, 27th October, will be at St Mary's, Bucklebury, not at Marlston.

Pick up your free copy of Pathways - the magazine for churches across the Diocese of Oxford. From deepening your spiritual life to practical tips on living out your faith, Pathways is designed to provide something for everyone.

Update from Jules: My trip to Macedonia was very good (or mnogu dobra in Macedonian!). I was shown a really wonderful welcome and hospitality. My itinerary included a visit to a number of churches across the country, and opportunities to preach on the two Sundays as well as some other talks. It was really lovely to sing some of our popular worship songs in Macedonian. 

Macedonia is a beautiful country, and the people are so lovely. The whole two weeks taught me a great deal, and I was able to see a lot of the initiatives and projects the church is involved in. I am looking forward to sharing with you more fully when I return. 

The rest of the sabbatical has been good so far, with opportunities to do some reading and spend time with the family after being away from each other for a couple of weeks. 

Thank you all for your prayers and I look forward to seeing you in December. 



A Christian Response to Brexit: the bishops in the Oxford Diocese have issued guidance as follows: There is an important role at this time for practical expressions of love and hope by communities and individuals. Here are 12 steps we can take. Don’t be limited by this checklist and don’t underestimate what we can achieve together.

  1. Give extra support to the food banks in your area.
  2. Watch out for the lonely, the anxious and the vulnerable.
  3. Reach out to EU nationals in your neighbourhood and workplace.
  4. Make sure people have access to good advice on migration and travel, debt and financial support.
  5. Remember the needs of our children and young people.
  6. Support the statutory services.
  7. Think about the needs of particular groups in your area.
  8. Work together with other churches, faith communities and charities.
  9. Invite the community together.
  10. Watch over other faith and minority ethnic communities.
  11. Encourage truthful and honest debate.
  12. Pray in public worship and private prayer.

“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”  Jeremiah 29:7 (New Revised Standard Version)

Prayer Diary – October

Sun 20th The Bishop of Reading elect, Olivia Graham.

Mon 21st Stanford Dingley PCC, which meets this evening at St Denys’.

Tue 22nd Sharon Wilcox, Bradfield’s CMS link, and others in Ecuador. There is nationwide disruption, with ongoing demonstrations and road blockages in many provinces; State of Emergency and curfew declared; the situation is changing daily.

Wed 23rd Bradfield Lunch Club, which meets every Wednesday at St Peter’s, and Eleanor and Hugh Simpson who co-ordinate it.

Thur 24th The PM, Government and those involved in the Brexit process.

Fri 25th All those who work in the emergency services.

Sat 26th Richard Benyon, MP, as he serves this constituency

Sun 27th Those involved in ministry – lay and clergy, particularly those who lead and preach.

Mon 28th Those who are suffering long-term illness and their carers.

Tue 29th The worldwide church. Pray for those supporting and equipping ministries in developing countries, where there are very few resources. To know more, visit www.uk.langham.org (Langham Partnership).

Wed 30th Bradfield College (Headmaster, Christopher Stevens; Chaplain, Revd Peter Hansell)

Thur 31st The Light of Christ to be seen shining in the darkness throughout the world.


Fri 1st St Peter’s Toddlers’ Group – for good relationships to be formed with the parents and children who attend.

Sat 2nd For those who are lonely or housebound. Pray that Christians might support and help supply their needs.

Sun 3rd  Families of all those who have been recently bereaved and others still struggling with the loss of a loved one.

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For ALL church enquiries including wedding, baptism and funeral enquiries, and pastoral matters:

Administration Office:  01635 860220,

Bradfield Parish website: http://www.bradfieldchurch.org.uk/ 

During Jules’ sabbatical please contact the church office for all enquiries.  If you need to speak to a minister for pastoral reasons: Associate Clergy – Revd Lyn Bliss, 01635 862281, assisted by Revd Raymond Obin, 01635 38212 and Lindy Hope.

Whilst Jules Gadsby, the priest in charge, is on sabbatical, if you know of anyone in the wider church family who has a particular pastoral need, is in hospital or would appreciate a visit at home, please could you let Lyn, Raymond or the office know – or talk to one of the churchwardens.

For urgent matters regarding church buildings: Bradfield – Robin Evans, 0118 974 4920, Andrew Waters, 0118 974 4082.

Bucklebury – John Tennant, 0118 971 3393, Tom Service, 0118 971 2504. Stanford Dingley – Julia Hunt, 0118 971 0114, Ray Ellis, 07968 673 492.

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Thank you so much for your faithful and generous giving. Do please always complete the Gift Aid envelope details if you are a tax payer.


The next Bulletin will be issued on Sunday 3rd November, copy by Weds 30th Oct please. Meantime, please check the website.

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