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Welcome to our website and blog.
During this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, let's keep in touch and up-to-date with current advice and information on how to keep well ourselves and look after those in isolation and in need of help.
If you would like to post some information or a message on the parish blog, please email: office@littleflower.co.uk


Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Our 60 (plus!) hours of prayer for Thy Kingdom Come run from 8am on Tuesday 18th May to 9.30pm on Thursday 20th May. We will be praying in unity with our brothers and sisters from our 9 local churches in Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Loudwater and Wooburn Green.

Please click on the link below to sign- up for half an hour or more of prayer in your own home during the three days. I know from my own experience that this is more likely to happen if I sign up and make a commitment! It will be great to see as many of the hours covered in prayer as we are able, with the baton passing from one person to another as we pray:


In addition, there are lots of times when we can pray together over the 60 hours, some in person and some on Zoom, with opportunities to pray inside, outside, aloud, in silence and with a whole range of different focuses for prayer as we unite to pray "Thy Kingdom Come." Do put these in your diary and don't forget to book in to the meetings happening in-person to ensure that there is space for everyone (details below).

For prayer times happening on Zoom, you will need to save this email so you can find the Zoom links when you need them. Simply click on the correct Zoom link below at the listed start time.

Tuesday 18th May
8-8.30am Opening prayer on Zoom led by Jane (Christ Church) and Jo(Community Church)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

10.30-11.30am Prayer on Zoom, with a focus on missional and outreach opportunities and praying for new connections and new Christians led by Dave Price (Community Church)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

8-9pm Prayer for the Nation in Christ Church led by Jane (Christ Church)
To book a place at this prayer meeting which will be happening in-person, email prayer@ccfh.org.uk

Wednesday 19th May
11am to 12 noon St Paul's open for Silent Prayer
Follow the link to book a place (numbers restricted to 40): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thy-kingdom-come-silent-prayer-in-st-pauls-church-tickets-152360210491

2.30-3pm Lectio Divina on Zoom led by Rev Terry Hinks

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83969172998?pwd=OTFIK3grQ0hsakRhU3d6c2Z3Y2VWUT09

Meeting ID: 839 6917 2998

Passcode: 930920


 4-5pm Community Prayer: praying for our local community and churches on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

8-9pm Praying for those who have left the church on Zoom- led by Rev Paul and Alison Cudby (Wooburn Green)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89249853937?pwd=K0RhdDR0ZVN0bFhIZmRDR1RKNGxvUT09

 

Meeting ID: 892 4985 3937

Passcode: 851949

Thursday 20th May

7-8am Praying for Young People on Zoom -led by Dave Bitcheno (Community Church)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

12.30pm Prayer from St Mark's in person and on Zoom- led by Rev Janet Binns. If you want to attend in person there is no need to book in. Alternatively click on the Zoom link to join


Meeting ID: 342 523 774
Password: 283704

 8.30 -9.30pm Breathe- The Prayer of God's Creation, an open-air reflective service in the grounds of St Paul's Church, to close our 3 days of prayer

Our 60 hours of prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Our 60 (plus!) hours of prayer for Thy Kingdom Come run from 8am on Tuesday 18th May to 9.30pm on Thursday 20th May. We will be praying in unity with our brothers and sisters from our 9 local churches in Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Loudwater and Wooburn Green.

Please click on the link below to sign- up for half an hour or more of prayer in your own home during the three days. I know from my own experience that this is more likely to happen if I sign up and make a commitment! It will be great to see as many of the hours covered in prayer as we are able, with the baton passing from one person to another as we pray:


In addition, there are lots of times when we can pray together over the 60 hours, some in person and some on Zoom, with opportunities to pray inside, outside, aloud, in silence and with a whole range of different focuses for prayer as we unite to pray "Thy Kingdom Come." Do put these in your diary and don't forget to book in to the meetings happening in-person to ensure that there is space for everyone (details below).

For prayer times happening on Zoom, you will need to save this email so you can find the Zoom links when you need them. Simply click on the correct Zoom link below at the listed start time.

Tuesday 18th May
8-8.30am Opening prayer on Zoom led by Jane (Christ Church) and Jo(Community Church)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

10.30-11.30am Prayer on Zoom, with a focus on missional and outreach opportunities and praying for new connections and new Christians led by Dave Price (Community Church)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

8-9pm Prayer for the Nation in Christ Church led by Jane (Christ Church)
To book a place at this prayer meeting which will be happening in-person, email prayer@ccfh.org.uk

Wednesday 19th May
11am to 12 noon St Paul's open for Silent Prayer
Follow the link to book a place (numbers restricted to 40): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thy-kingdom-come-silent-prayer-in-st-pauls-church-tickets-152360210491

2.30-3pm Lectio Divina on Zoom led by Rev Terry Hinks

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83969172998?pwd=OTFIK3grQ0hsakRhU3d6c2Z3Y2VWUT09

Meeting ID: 839 6917 2998

Passcode: 930920


 4-5pm Community Prayer: praying for our local community and churches on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

8-9pm Praying for those who have left the church on Zoom- led by Rev Paul and Alison Cudby (Wooburn Green)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89249853937?pwd=K0RhdDR0ZVN0bFhIZmRDR1RKNGxvUT09

 

Meeting ID: 892 4985 3937

Passcode: 851949

Thursday 20th May

7-8am Praying for Young People on Zoom -led by Dave Bitcheno (Community Church)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3912602292?pwd=TERScHF6aFh2L2tRMThON2plS05HQT09

Meeting ID: 391 260 2292
Passcode: hello

12.30pm Prayer from St Mark's in person and on Zoom- led by Rev Janet Binns. If you want to attend in person there is no need to book in. Alternatively click on the Zoom link to join


Meeting ID: 342 523 774
Password: 283704

 8.30 -9.30pm Breathe- The Prayer of God's Creation, an open-air reflective service in the grounds of St Paul's Church, to close our 3 days of prayer

Church leaders Statement:

Church leaders Statement:


We the Church leaders of Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Wooburn Green, and

Loudwater want to add our voices to the indignation which has been shown

across the world at the brutal killing of George Floyd, and the systematic racism that lies behind it.


We name racism as a sin that causes division and as being against the will of God,

who created all people in His own image and likeness.


It is not enough to assert that we are ‘not racist’, we must be actively anti-racist and so we commit ourselves to root out racism, in all its forms, both within our church communities and in the areas within which we are called to minister.


We affirm the words of The Bible from the book of Revelation: ‘Before the throne

of the Lamb (who is Jesus) there was a huge number from every nation, race, tribe

and language’ (Revelation 7:9). 


We declare that God loves all humanity throughout time, not just one group, one person or one period of historical time. God has made known his ways to us through Jesus who chose to become one of us and taught us to love all people.


We offer the following prayer, attributed to St Francis of Assisi, as a focus of our own

prayer for our divided world:


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

and where there is sadness, joy.


O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen



Is that praying?

Is that praying?

I am running a race and I want to be first

Please God let me win

I say but do I pray

Is that praying?

I am plahing with my friends

And everything fine

I lost track of mine.

I am glad to be alive today, I say

To no one in particular.

Is that praying?

Things have gone wrong

An argument-a fight

I couldn’t sleep at all last night.

Is that praying?

- By Gordan Lamont


Mongu has been cancelled

Sadly, this year our fete for Mongu has been cancelled. We hope that it may be possible to have some other fundraising events towards the end of the year.

Please continue to support the London and Slough Runs. They are in need of very simple things: cereals, rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, tinned soup, tinned meat, tinned tuna, toiletries.

Maria Cox has an abundance of chard, beetroot and spinach plants. If you would like some give her a ring on 01494 670461



I have learned

I’ve learned how to zoom, and to Skype and to share

Sunday worship on line, even though I’m not there.

So viewed as a whole, it’s not been too bad,

Though if you’ve lost friends it is terribly sad.

 

I know with God’s help this will come to an end,

We’ll be reunited with family and friend,

And when that time comes, please share in my prayer

That the hardship we’ve known will have taught us to care.

 

That we’ll find a new way to be loving and giving

As we mourn for the lost, but rejoice with the living.

As we treat these strange months as a gain, not a loss

And leave all our pain at the foot of the cross.

* Contributor: Robert 



Would it help to have a Listening Ear?

Would it help to have a Listening Ear?

If you need someone to talk to, for whatever reason, we have Listeners ready to help. 

https://www.betterconnectedbeaconsfield.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/undraw_phone_call_grmk-2.png01494 919232 

or visit: betterconnectedbeaconsfield.org.uk 

Tell your friends!


Younger parishioners getting into the Easter spirit!!

Younger parishioners getting into the Easter spirit!!




IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LONDON & SLOUGH RUN

  • IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LONDON & SLOUGH RUN

  • We have been advised that over the weekend the Government opened up a number of hostels in London. These are now the only places where the homeless will be able to obtain free meals.

As a result, the London Run will no longer take place but they will focus all their efforts on feeding 75 homeless people in hostels in Slough, every day of the week.

They will provide three meals a day and as a result they are now appealing for the following non-perishable goods:

  • Cereals.
  • Rice.
  • Pasta, especially spaghetti.
  • Tinned Tomatoes.
  • Tinned Soups.
  • Tinned Meat,
  • Tinned Tuna,


Toiletores



together with soft fresh fruit such as bananas, oranges, satsumas, grapes etc.


Please leave donations in the Box, labelled London Run in the Parish Centre Porch between 10 am and 4 pm on Sunday, or first thing on Monday morning.


Many thanks to all who have been supporting them, please continue to support them in their new initiative. 




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