Bucklebury, Bradfield and Stanford Dingley

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Bradfield, Bucklebury &

Stanford Dingley Churches

To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known!


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Please keep this notice sheet as it covers 19th and 26th Jan.


Services for Sunday 19th January, Epiphany 2

Beginnings: Where did all go wrong?

Gen 3:1-24 Mark 7:14-23

      8.00am     BCP Holy Communion     St Mary’s, Bucklebury

      9.30am     Morning Prayer                St Mary’s, Bucklebury

      9.30am     Family Communion          St Peter’s, Bradfield S.

    11.00am     Holy Communion            All Saints’, U. Bucklebury

    11.00am     Holy Communion            St Denys’, Stanford D.


Services for Sunday 26th January, Epiphany 3

Beginnings: Brothers at war

Gen 4:1-16, Matt 5:21-26

      8.00am     BCP Holy Communion     St Mary, Marlston

      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

No Service at St Denys’, Stanford Dingley – please join Tutts Clump Methodist Church for their Covenant Service at 10.30am.


Services for Sunday 2nd February, 4th before Lent

Beginnings: Noah

Gen 6:1-7:1, Eph 2:8-10, (St D - Candlemas, Lk 2:22-40)

      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 S.

    11.00am     All-Age Worship              All Saints’, U. Bucklebury

      6.30pm      Carols for the Epiphany    St Denys’, Stanford D



Monday 20th January

  • ‘AM’ Coffee Morning, 9am – 12 noon. Post Office (9am to 12:30). All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury. Also on 27th
  • Bucklebury PCC, 7.30pm, All Saints’.

Tuesday 21st January

  • Memorial Service for Molly Higgs, St Denys’ 12.30pm.
  • Bible Study at St Peter’s, Bradfield Southend, 2.30pm. Also on 28th.
  • Parish Prayer Meeting, 8pm, Southfield House, Bradfield. Also on 28th.

Thursday 23rd January

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

Friday 24th January

  • Toddler Group at St Peter’s, 9.45am – 11.30am. Also on 31st.

Monday 27th January

  • Bible Study, 7.45pm, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury.

Friday 31st January

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


News and Notices

Funerals and Memorial Services: The private funeral of Fenja Anderson (Stanford Dingley) is to be held at West Berkshire Crematorium in the week commencing 26th January. There will subsequently be a Memorial Service arranged at St Denys’. Please pray for her family and for others who have recently been bereaved. Pray for Jules as he leads a Memorial Service for Molly Higgs (Hungerford Lane, Bradfield) on 21st January at St Denys’, Stanford Dingley, 12.30pm.

Bradfield Deanery Spiritual Development Group: Love is His Meaning; understanding the teaching of Jesus. A talk by Professor Keith Ward on Tuesday 25th February at The Music Room, Bradfield College at 7.30pm.  Car parking is available at Bradfield College Sports Complex, RG7 6BZ. More information from: Gordon Patterson

Graham Tour*: Beginning this May, Franklin Graham will share the Gospel during the eight-city Graham Tour. On Saturday 25th January, churches across the UK will stand together in Jesus’ Name and ask God to draw people from all walks of life to Himself during the tour. Will you join them?  Bring family members and friends to the National Prayer Gathering. Together we’ll ask the Lord to soften hearts and open doors for the Gospel before the Graham Tour begins.  Saturday 25th January, 10.30am – 12 noon at Emmanuel Centre, 9 – 23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3DW. *A ministry of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association UK. “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” James 5:16 ESV.

Bradfield College’s prospective plans for St Andrew’s Church: Bradfield College warmly invites you to their Public Exhibition to share their thoughts, seek your views and answer any questions you may have about the prospective proposals for St Andrew’s Church, subject to planning permission and subsequent acquisition. Thursday 30th January. Feel free to drop by and meet the team for light refreshments any time from 4pm – 8pm in The Stunt Pavilion (signposted from the Main Visitor Car Park).

Details of the plans for St Andrew’s Church will be available to view on the College website from Friday 31st January at www.bradfieldcollege.org.uk/about/vision-aims-strategy/cdf


Prayer Diary - January

Sun 19th The ordained ministry team – Jules, Lyn and their families.

Mon 20th  Bucklebury PCC, meeting this evening.

Tue 21st The family of Molly Higgs, whose memorial service and burial of ashes is today at St Denys’. The family of Fenja Anderson.

Wed 22nd Bradfield Lunch Club, which meets every Wednesday at St Peter’s and for Eleanor and Hugh Simpson who co-ordinate it.

Thur 23rd Bible Study and Home Groups in our benefices.

Fri 24th  St Peter’s Toddler group. Give thanks for the opportunity this gives us to serve parents in our community.

Sat 25th Pray for those working in hospitals, nursing or residential homes, or with those with learning difficulties. Ask that they might have patience, strength and know God’s grace as they care for others.

Sun 26th Tutts Clump Methodist Congregation and all Christians in our parishes worshipping elsewhere.

Mon 27th Pray for all those in our parishes struggling with health problems. Ask the Lord to uplift and encourage them in their faith.

Tue 28th All those who have been recently bereaved and everyone still struggling with bereavement.

Wed 29th Farmers and all who work on the land.

Thur 30th Bradfield College; particularly, the Swinbanke Society (Christian Union) and Chaplain Peter Hansell, Chaplain. Give thanks for the way God is working there.

Fri 31st Brexit day – pray for all those involved in the discussions about the UK leaving the EU.


Sat 1st Please remember all of those who have nowhere to live.

Sun 2nd Pray for our clergy and lay ministers and all others who lead and preach.

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

Administration Office:  01635 860220,

Priest in Charge: Revd Jules Gadsby,   01635 866731 (Day off – FRIDAY)     

Jules’ blog: https://juliangadsby.com/  

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

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The next Bulletin will be issued on Sunday 2nd February - copy by Weds 29th Jan please. Meantime, please check the website.

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