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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 Services for Sunday 16th February, 2nd before Lent

Beginnings: Going it alone

Gen 16:1-16, Gal 4:21-31

      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 Prayer                St Denys’, Stanford D.

    11.00am      Holy Communion            All Saints’, U. Bucklebury

She [Hagar] gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’

                                                       Genesis 16:13


Services for Sunday 23rd February, 2nd before Lent

Beginnings: The three visitors

Gen 17:1-16 Matt 12:46-50

      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     Holy Communion             St Denys’, Stanford D.

    11.00am     Morning Worship             All Saints’, U. Bucklebury



Monday 17th February

  • ‘AM’ Coffee Morning, 9am – 12 noon. Post Office (9am to 12:30). All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury.

Tuesday 18th February

  • Parish Prayer Meeting, 8pm, Southfield House, Bradfield.

Friday 21st February

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


News and Notices


Pray in 2020 on the 20th of each month at 20:20 for 20 minutes



Lent Course 2020: As we journey through life, we face challenges - both big and small. What spiritual essentials will help us survive life's storms?  Lentwise is a five-session course which helps us to deal with the rigours of real life. Using fresh insights from John's gospel, it explores direction, nourishment, wisdom, refreshment and security. Each session lasts around an hour and a half.  We will be running the course across the parishes, with both a daytime and an evening course available, which you can swap between if you need to.   If you require a lift, please let us know. The evenings will alternate between St Peter’s and All Saints’. Daytime venues will be confirmed later.  

Daytime:  Thursdays, 11am-12.30pm

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March and 2nd April 

Evening: Wednesdays, 7.30pm

4th,Tue 10th, 18th, 25th March, 1st April. 

Cost: £6 to cover course materials.

 If you’d like to come, or want more details, please contact Jules.  

  , 01635 866731. 


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


Coming Up: Ash Wednesday service of Holy Communion, 26th February, 12 noon at St Mary’s Bucklebury.


Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCMs)

Stanford Dingley 26th April at 12.00 noon at St Denys’.

Bradfield 29th April, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Bradfield Southend.

Bucklebury 30th April, 7.30pm, All Saints’, Upper Bucklebury.

Put the relevant date in your diary and plan to come and find out what’s going on in your parish.  


Bearing Fruit: Christian Flourishing in Later Life

How can we keep bearing fruit for God’s kingdom in our later years? Join us for a day of practical insight, encouragement and inspiration into living well and bearing fruit as we get older. Get advice on supporting older people in care homes, helping those living with dementia to continue to flourish, making retirement a time of fruitfulness, and much more. Saturday 28th March, 10am-4pm at Freshbrook Church, Swindon. Book early to secure your place! www.pilgrimsfriend.org.uk/conference2020 phone 0300 303 1403. For more than 200 years Pilgrims’ Friend Society has been helping older people to live fulfilled lives in their later years through residential care and independent living.

World Vision Emergency Appeal: An estimated 12 million people are caught in one of the largest hunger crises ever to affect southern Africa. Since October 2019, millions of families in Zambia, Zimbabwe & Angola have seen their crops & livelihoods destroyed and water supplies stretched thin by one of the worst droughts in four decades. Your prayers are desperately needed to help save the lives of children and families.

A gift of £10 could provide urgently needed nutritious food packs to feed a hungry child for one month. Seven-year-old Zambian girl Musimbi explains, “We eat once a day. Sometimes we eat twice when there is a lot”. “When I’m hungry, my body shivers and I feel weak. I love playing with my friends, but when I’m hungry it’s hard to play.” Cheques payable to World Vision can be sent to World Vision UK, World Vision House, Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes, MK15 0ZR. Or visit www.worldvision.org.uk/foodcrisis  / phone 0800 012 1203 to give to this appeal.


Prayer Diary – February

Sun 16th  The Archbishop of Canterbury, for wisdom as he leads the Anglican Church.

Mon 17  Pray for rest and refreshment for pupils, teachers and staff as half-term begins (state schools).

Tue 18 Those who are struggling with relationships or suffering due to relationship breakdown.

Wed 19 Bradfield Lunch Club, which meets every Wednesday at St Peter’s and for Eleanor and Hugh Simpson who co-ordinate it.

Thur 20 Christians working in politics.

Fri 21 Pray that we might have more and more opportunities to share our faith with friends and neighbours, and see many people come to faith in Christ.

Sat 22 Archdeacon of Berkshire: Stephen Pullin. 

Sun 23 The ordained ministry team – Jules and Lyn and their families.

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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 23rd February - copy by Weds 19th please. Meantime, please check the website.

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