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World's Biggest Coffee Morning - 24 September 2021

World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2021

World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Coffee,cakes and more
Friday 24th September 2021
St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray
10.00 till midday
Everyone welcome. Please come and support us.


Heritage Open Day, 11 September 2021

St Mary's Eaton Bray

Come and join in the fun and learn something new about where you live.

This year, St. Mary's Church, Eaton Bray is holding a free 'Heritage Open Days' event.

Saturday, September 11th 2021, 2-5pm

'Edible England' is this year's theme. Discover all about the Aylesbury Prune, or prune plums as they were otherwise known. There will be quizzes, a churchyard trail, activities for children plus more.

Were you or your ancestors baptised or married in St. Mary's, Eaton Bray? The church records will be available for you to look up special events from the past.

Refreshments will be available to round off an entertaining afternoon.

Why not combine a visit to St. Mary's Church, Eaton Bray with a visit to St Mary's, Edlesborough for more foodie fun.

We look forward to seeing you

Heritgage Open Day
at St Mary's Church,
11 September 2021 2pm-5pm
Activities include:
Local History
Church Records
Churchyard trail
Pictorial Quiz
Refreshments will be available

Heritage Open Day - 11 September 2021 - 2pm to 5pm

HODS offer free entry to a wide range of attractions around the UK, giving you an opportunity to discover local treasures and national gems that might not normally be open to the public to explore. W: heritageopendays.org.uk

For the first time ever, both of our St. Mary's will be part of this dynamic programme of over 5,000 events. HODS is England's largest annual festival of history and culture, and runs for ten consecutive days from the 10th to the 19th of September. Both of our Churches will be manned on Saturday 11th September. Please see the above poster and information about events at Eaton Bray.


St Mary's Edlesborough

The Friends of the Church on the Hill, Edlesborough will be setting up on Friday September 10th. We will be manned on the Saturday and Sunday 10 - 4pm, hoping that on the Sunday afternoon we can have our Bell Ringing team, followed by a "Songs of Praise".

Each year HODS has a national theme and this year it is "Edible England". At the time of writing, one of our local beekeepers will be on hand with advice on the conditions and equipment required for healthy productive bees within the ecosystem. We are talking to a local business, who may be able to add to the Edible England' theme. There may be examples of local foraging opportunities and there will be pictures and stories of our village history, and the families that lived here.

As well as enjoying all that the Church building has to offer it is also an opportunity to explore the Churchyard; it is much bigger than you might think. We have retained our wildflower banks and they should be a picture at the time, hopefully alive with bees and other insects.

We will add our event to our website: edlesboroughchurch.org.uk

If you are a Facebook user please search for us: Friends of the Church on the Hill, Edlesborough and like our page. See you in September.

Friends of the Church on the Hill


St Mary's Village Carnival, 28th August 2021

St Mary's Village Carnival 2021This year's Carnival is only a few weeks away.

Visit the Carnival website and Carnival Facebook page to see what will be happening and how you can get involved.


Services and events during August

Here is information about services and events at St Mary's during August (2021).

Saturday 7th August 2021, 10.00 - 11.30am: a coffee morning will be held in the churchyard or if wet, in the church.

Sunday 8th August, 10am: (Stephen) We will be holding an outdoor service to thank God for the Natural World and to remind ourselves of our responsibility to look after it.  We are hoping that some of our Messy Church families will be able to attend. If the weather is bad, we will hold the same service, indoors. There will be coffee, tea, biscuits and cake afterwards but unfortunately, it will not be possible to live stream on that day.

Saturday 14th August, 7.30pm: the first of our resumed Music at St Mary's concerts will take place in the church.  Sopranos Min Min Peaker and Karen Logan will be singing duets. Please ring 01525 222283 for tickets.

Sunday 15th August, 10am: Worship for Everyone at St Mary's (Gordon) and 10.30am, Holy Communion at All Saints Dagnall (Stephen).

Wednesday 18th August, 10am: Holy Communion - Joy's first service after returning from sabbatical leave.

Sunday 22nd August, 10am : Holy Communion (Joy)

Sunday 29th August, 10am:  The North Chilterns Group Annual United Service will be held at St Mary's, Studham followed by a picnic in the churchyard. There will be no service at Eaton Bray.

We do hope you will be able to attend some of these services and events.


St Mary's Village Carnival 2021

Carnival 2021 - Heroes

From the Carnival Committee:

Following the recent government announcement, the Carnival now can't take place on the 3rd July. Any large gatherings that are allowed have to be ticketed and have full entrance control to the event....which we can't.

We are now planning for our reserve date of 28th August 2021 when hopefully we can see you all on the green.

For more information, please see the St Mary's Village Carnival website.


Thy Kingdom Come 2021

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:

  • Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
  • Pray for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, that we would be effective in our witness

The invitation in 2016 from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Thy Kingdom Come Resources

For more resources, please see the Thy Kingdom Come website which also includes daily videos to "to inspire, equip and appeal to a wide range of church tradition and denomination".

Thy Kingdom Come continues to grow in its outreach to different churches and denominations the Methodist and catholic churches in this country and others throughout the world.

St. Marys will be hosting Thy Kingdom Come Ascension Day service at 7.30 pm on Thursday 13th May which we invite you to attend.

There will be prayer sessions every morning at 10 am starting from the 14th May in St. Marys Church until 23rd May 2021.

There will be a regular church service on Wednesday 19th May at 10 am in St. Mary's Church.

There will be zoom services in the evenings on these dates at 6pm:

  • Friday 14th May
  • Saturday 15th May
  • Monday 17th May
  • Tuesday 18th May
  • Thursday 20th May
  • Saturday 22nd May

Please contact the churchwarden for the link to zoom meetings if you would like to join them.


There is a virtual prayer walk which we hope you can do from home or walking it during this time which you can access on this web page. Please ask for a paper copy if you would like one.


Her is one of the video resources from the Thy Kingdom Come website - Day 3: Watch Methodist Youth President, Phoebe Parkin, share on the theme of 'Thanks.'



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