Following new guidance from the Government and the Church of England earlier in the week the church buildings, St Mary’s in Princes Risborough and St Peter’s in Ilmer, are now closed and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Sadly, it is no longer permissible to hold weddings, funerals or baptism in church. St Mary’s […]
March 22nd, Mothering Sunday, is the first Sunday of this time when we cannot gather for worship at St Mary’s. The Church has responded in different ways to this new situation and we can still join with others for worship in different ways. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will lead the first national virtual […]
In this new and unfamiliar landscape, we are needing to find new ways of ‘being Church’. We know that the Church is not the building, it’s the people. That is especially true now. As of 24th March the church and the parish office are closed. Please see our later post for more information on how […]
During these strange times of uncertainty and social isolation, David Williams and other members of the Clergy Team will be posting a ‘Thought for the Day’ message on the Church Facebook page. On Wednesdays and Sundays, when St Mary’s normally holds services, the ‘Thought’ will be based on the bible readings set for that day. […]
Suspension of Services and Activities in response to COVID-19 In line with the advice from the Government and from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York normal Sunday services and other mid-week activity and meetings has been suspended with immediate effect. As the Archbishops said: “Being a part of the Church of England is going to […]
Welcome to St Mary’s! We are the Parish Church of Princes Risborough in Bucks, and a Church where everyone matters, and all are welcome. Our mission statement is “Sharing the Love of Christ with All”. In everything we do we seek to express this purpose, living by biblical principles, and mindful of Jesus’ Great Commission […]
The Men’s Breakfast, due to have taken place on Saturday 14th March, has been cancelled because of the coronavirus risk.
The Coffee Morning Concert which was scheduled to take place on Friday 20th March has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus situation.
Saying Yes to Life The Chapter House, St Mary’s Church 7.30pm to 9pm Thurs 5th, Tues 10th, Tues 17th, Tues 24th, Tue 31st March We will be sharing together The Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2020 Lent book, Saying Yes to Life, written by Tearfund’s Dr Ruth Valerio. This Lent, explore what it means for us to be […]
Walking from Winchester to Canterbury 31st May to 14th June Open Evening at St Mary’s Church Tuesday 25th February at 7.30pm In recent years more and more people have put on their boots and set out on journeys which have enriched their lives. Many speak of the ‘draw’ the invitation from within to get up […]