On Sunday July 22nd we'll be celebrating our Patronal Festival with Pimms, Petals and a Picnic! Our Patronal festival service, in honour of Mary Magdalene, will be at 11.15am, followed directly by a picnic lunch in the churchyard. We will supply the Pimms. Can you supply rose petals gathered from your garden and bring a picnic lunch? This is always a lovely way to mark the shift into summer, so please come along and bring your friends!
CONCERT AT GREAT HAMPDEN CHURCH on Sunday 9th September at 7.30 pm. Alexandra Caldon , Charlotte Reid, Alex Caldon and their fellow professional musicians of the Hampden Ensemble will be performing an exhilarating programme of chamber music in aid of the Church Fabric Fund. Tickets £12 (£6 for 16 and under) to include canapes and wine will be available from Sunday 12th August in church and from Monday 13th August at Estate Agents Wye Country in Great Missenden and Prestwood, Michael Graham in Princes Risborough and from Hilary Reid (01494 488611) Please put the date in your diary NOW and secure your tickets as soon as they go on on sale. Tickets NOT available on the door.
A special service dedicated to horses and riders. A short service will follow the 11:15 am morning service with horses, mules, donkeys and riders in attendance. The blessing will take place in the park next to the church at 12 noon. All welcome. There will parking for trailers and horse boxes and the entrance will be via the Park Farm drive. It will be a moving tribute in the centenary year of the end of the WW I to those horses, mules and donkeys that laid down their lives for King and Country.
Harvest is the time when we give thanks to God for his goodness--to us and all creation, and we particulalry help those who have less than we do. Our Harvest Festival takes place on Sunday 7th October at 11.15am and all are welcome. Please bring along fresh produce and tinned and dry goods to the service. If you can please do also join us for the Harvest lunch which takes place at 12 noon in the village hall after the morning's service. On offer is a menu of jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings with salads followed by homemade crumbles for pudding , accompanied by a glass of wine. An auction of the harvest produce will follow the lunch, the proceeds of which will go to FarmAfrica. Tickets are available from Kate Brocklehurst 01494 488728 or speak to one of the Churchwardens priced at £8 per adult, £4 per child under 12. The dried goods will be donated to Saunderton Lodge Refuge.