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Monthly Prayer Diary and Weekly Bulletin

Bradfield, Bucklebury &

Stanford Dingley Churches

To know Jesus Christ and to make Him known!

 

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Please keep this sheet which covers Sundays

11th and 18th August

Services for Sunday 11th August, Trinity 8

Theme: Faith: a sure hope

 Heb 11:1-3, 8-16, Gen 15:1-6

     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   BCP Morning Prayer        St Denys’, Stanford Dingley

 

Sunday 18th August, Trinity 9

Theme:  Keep your eyes on Jesus

Heb 11:29-12:2, John 14:1-7

                                                       

      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    Morning Worship            All Saints’, U. Bucklebury

    11.00am    Morning Prayer               St Denys’, Stanford Dingley

 

Services for Sunday 25th August, Trinity 10

Theme: Every day is the Lord's

Luke 13:10-17 Isaiah 58:9b-end

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

 

PARISH DIARY

 Monday 12th August

  • AM Coffee morning, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury, 9am-12 noon and Post Office (to 12:30).
  • Bible Study, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury, 7.45pm.

Tuesday 13thAugust

  • Prayer meeting, 8pm, Southfield House, Bradfield.

Thursday 15th August

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

Monday 19th August.

  • AM Coffee morning and Post Office, as last Monday.

Tuesday 20th and 27th August

  • Prayer meeting, 8pm, Southfield House, Bradfield.

Friday 23rd and 30th August

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

 

News and Notices

Work at St Mary’s, Bucklebury: Improvements to the heating, plus relocation of some pews in the north aisle, are due to start on 10th September. Please pray for the project and those involved in it.

 

 

Prayer Diary – August

Sun 11th Visiting clergy and preachers, who take services when members of the clergy team are on holiday.

Mon 12th   Pray for the churchwardens at St Mary’s, Bucklebury as they coordinate improvements to heating plus other works, due to start on 10th September.

Tue 13th All those in our parishes struggling with health problems. Ask the Lord to uplift and encourage them in their faith.

Wed 14th Bradfield Lunch Club, which meets every Wednesday at St Peter’s, and Eleanor and Hugh Simpson who co-ordinate it. 

Thur 15th Pray for all students who are waiting to hear the results of their exams. (Also on 22nd August.)

Fri 16th The ordained ministry team – Jules, Lyn and their families – for rest and refreshing.

Sat 17th Farmers and all who work on the land.

Sun 18th Please remember all those who have nowhere to live.

Mon 19th Pray for those working in hospitals, nursing/residential homes or with those with learning difficulties. Ask that they have patience, strength and know God’s grace as they care for others.

Tue 20th Remember those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Wed 21st  Persecuted Christians. Give thanks for their witness, and pray for them, that they are able to stand firm despite fierce opposition, and to know Christ’s presence. For more prayer ideas visit www.barnabasfund.org .

Thur 22nd  Debbie in the Church Office.

Fri 23rd The Oxford Diocese, and those who work in Church House, Oxford to support ministry in the parishes.

Sat 24th  Pray for those who look after our churchyards and give thanks for all their hard work.

Sun 25th The churchwardens of each parish, for wisdom as they carry out their responsibilities of care for our churches and in their support of the clergy team.

 

News from the Area

Appointment of Bishop of Reading: The Archdeacon of Berkshire, The Venerable Olivia Graham will be the new Bishop of Reading, and the first female bishop in the Diocese of Oxford.

She will be the 24th woman to be appointed as a bishop since the General Synod allowed women to become bishops in 2014.

The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Steven Croft said: “One of the things that was apparent when we were listening and consulting about the new bishop was that people wanted somebody who really knew what it is like to be in ministry in this part of the world.

“Someone who knew what the pressures and challenges are.

“In this and many other areas, Olivia brings just what we need at this time.

“I am very excited about what Olivia’s appointment means for the diocese.”

Ven Graham told the Newbury Weekly News: “I’m originally from Kent but I’ve grown to love Berkshire and appreciate the work being done in its churches.

“I want to help make a difference in the world; that’s what I’m here for.”

The consecration will be at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, on November 19th.

Please do keep Olivia in your prayers. Also pray for the process of recruitment for a new Archdeacon of Berkshire.

 

Shoemakers This year Shoemakers is having a summer break! We will be closed from Monday 12 - Saturday 17 August inclusive.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we will be back fresh and ready to go on Monday 19 August.

 

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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 25th August, copy by 21st please.  Meantime, please check the website.

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