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Prayer for the Circuit:


We thank you, Lord Jesus, for one another; for the pastoral support and belonging and friendship and fellowship we experience in our local church and in the wider Circuit, as well as with many other people in a variety of contexts.
Deepen our commitment to working with others as an expression of your prayer that your will might be done and your kingdom come on earth as in heaven.



See page 29 of the District Prayer Diary for Vale of Aylesbury Circuit




Prayers for the Churches.

This idea arose from a Circuit Consultation where members said that they would like to see better communications around the Circuit.
It was felt that there was a lot of good work going on within the Circuit but few outside of their particular church ever got to hear about it. In these days when the only news we seem to hear concerning churches is when they are threatened with closure, it is vital that we get to hear the other side as well. One small example of how useful this 'Good News' has been so far is on the subject of our work with young people — Methodism has a wonderful history of work amongst young people. Some of the 'Good News' tell us that there is still good work going on amongst children and young people in many parts of our Circuit — the problem is that we never get to hear about it. It is so encouraging to hear the success stories of Toddler Groups, Youth Groups, Cafe and Messy Church, Drop-in Church — the list is endless and it is growing!
It was recently suggested that these prayers should be expanded to cover other aspects and groups that serve the Circuit or are given Circuit support. Four such topics have been suggested; The leadership Team, our Locals Preachers and regular Visiting Preachers, Fair Trade and the Karibuni Trust; other suggestions would be welcome.


This Sunday the 2nd July it is the turn of our Chinnor Church to be the focus of our Circuit Prayers



The refurbished building continues to inspire and amaze us all and is attracting interest from many other local organisations within the village.



Rod Thorpe writes:

Having spent years fundraising for the revamp of the building we are now considering more deeply how to build on the work and role of Chinnor Church.
We continue with weekly services for adults and Activity Club for 7-11 year olds, as well as our fortnightly Club for people of all ages. Fairtrade continues to be offered to members and the village community.
Since the revamp additional activities include the creation of a U3A Table Tennis group, a U3A Science and Technology group, a monthly Folk Music Group and a fortnightly Bible Study Group. Future proposals include:

  • joint churches sponsorship of a class in the Chinnor Flower & Produce Show on August Holiday Monday, encouraging young people to enter models of animals that might be found in Noah's Ark.
  • hosting an Art Exhibition & Sale on 8 & 9 September for Christian Aid.
  • exploring the development of our premises and services in line with the principles of Eco-Church.
  • provision of term-time, weekly drop in/quiet time sessions for parents/guardians.
  • provision of an 'open house' activities/social time on Sunday afternoons for 'teens'.
    We ask for prayers for not only what we still do but also for what we hope to do to meet both the needs of others while drawing attention to the fact Jesus Christ remains relevant and a source for our faith and actions of hope and Christian charity.

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