The Benefice of:

The Brickhills &
Stoke Hammond

Buckinghamshire

Revd John Waller
The Rectory
10 Pound Hill 
Great Brickhill
Milton Keynes
MK17 9AS
Tel: 01525 261062  
rector@brickhillschurches.org.uk

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF

THE BRICKHILLS & STOKE HAMMOND

All Saints, Bow Brickhill 
St Mary the Virgin, Great Brickhill
St Mary Magdalene, Little Brickhill
St Luke, Stoke Hammond

For information re the individual churches, click on the church name above, or on the photo below

For general information for all the Benefice, cliick on the Menu bar (3 horizontal lines) above
 

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Bow Brickhill

Great Brickhill

Little Brickhill

Stoke Hammond


Latest News


BISHOP ALAN OF BUCKINGHAM

The Bishop of Buckingham suffered a serious heart attack and died on Saturday 17th February. Bishop Alan has been very supportive of our Benefice, and a great help and comfort to the Rector.
His wife, Lucy and five children are deeply thankful for the tributes that have been shared.

An online book of condolence has been set upwhich can be accessed here. 


Latest News


THE BENEFICE LENT COURSE

is using the Oxford Diocese
“Come and See” resources.

Two sessions each week:
Tuesday afternoons in Stoke Hammond
Midweek evenings across the Benefice

For full details go the:-
Lent Course section


Latest News
 

THE BENEFICE LENT

& EASTER SERVICES:-

Click Here

 


Latest News

GREAT BRICKHILL CHURCH TEMPORARILY CLOSED:
The re-roofing work has started and will take at least 12 weeks. Due to health and safety concerns, the church will remain closed
EXCEPT
All services and bell ringing & choir practices will continue, although large areas of the church will be cordoned off.

For the duration of the work:
-  The Monday Morning Coffee Club will be held in the meeting room at the Parish Hall
-  Access to the Food Box in the porch is only possible at the weekend, or weekdays after 4.30pm.

DAILY MESSAGE

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
28/02/2024
Sunday 3rd March
12:00 am -
Monday 4th March
2:00 pm -
Sunday 10th March
12:00 am -
Monday 11th March
2:00 pm -
Sunday 17th March
12:00 am -
Monday 18th March
2:00 pm -

BENEFICE
SERVICE INFORMATION:

** CHURCH SERVICES **
The services across the Benefice follow a four month cycle. 
Click on the relevant link below for a current PDF file of the services for:-  February  March

SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE THIS WEEK:
The services in the Benefice on 3rd March, the Third Sunday of Lent, are:- 
9.30  (Great Brickhill)  Holy Communion
9.30  (Stoke Hammond)  Cafe Church
11.00  (Bow Brickhill)  Family Service in the Hall

To download a PDF with full details for the current month's services and readings:-  Click Here

The readings for this Sunday are:-
Exodus 20: 1-17;  1 Corinthians 1: 18-25;  John 2: 13-22

"PATHWAYS" EDITION WINTER 2023/2024:
To download the latest copy of Pathways, the magazine for the people of the Diocese of Oxford:-  Click Here

RECTOR'S SABBATICAL:-

Please note that the Rector will be on sabbatical leave from 13th April to 1st July. All clergy are due a three-month sabbatical every ten years. The Rector’s last sabbatical was in 2010 – his intended sabbatical in 2020 was cancelled due to Covid. Services will continue as normal and cover will be arranged for the Rector's absence.

RECTOR'S
NEWSLETTER

True Hope
February 2024

Dear friends,
When someone close to us endures great pain, suffering or sorrow, it can be hard to know how to offer any comfort or hope. But the good news at the heart of the Christian faith can speak to us at just those times.

On Good Friday we remember the death of Jesus on the cross, and reflect on the truth that this was not just an outward show or gesture, but the real experience of the most terrible kind of suffering that we can imagine.

When we, or somebody close to us, are suffering, then we can be comforted and strengthened by knowing that God in Jesus Christ has been there before us, and knows what pain and grief is like, and stands with us in our times of trouble.

On Easter Sunday we celebrate the rising again of Jesus from the dead, and this offers us the promise that, even through the most desperate and apparently hopeless situations, we can trust that God will work for good with us, and bring the hope of new life.

So this is what the church has to celebrate at Easter, that God in Jesus Christ has shared the reality of death, and has risen again from the dead, and so offers a real hope to us, and to all people.

Revd John Waller

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