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    Welcome to STOWE PARISH CHURCH situated in the world famous Stowe Landscape Gardens run by the National Trust in Buckinghamshire, England. The church building is more than 800 years old, but we're not a museum! More information on its history and the building is here. We are an active parish church serving the surrounding area. Vehicular entrance is through Stowe School not the Landscape gardens.

    Detailed maps are here.

    We aim to be a warm, welcoming church serving our parishioners and all who come to us, including staff and pupils of Stowe School, and visitors to the NT gardens. 

    We are currently in an Interregnum so please contact the Church Wardens for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals 


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    A short tribute to Rev Pat Howard who, sadly, passed away on 20th September 2020

    The Church family give thanks to the Lord for sending Pat to us in 2001 and on 'every remembrance of ' her. Phil. 1: 3

    We were blessed by her love for her Lord, whom she served so willingly and to the hilt. There was her accessibility, energy, 'the get-up-and-go spirit', her directness, her compassion for others, her wisdom and her 'faith, "praising her Lord".  'She will have heard Him say "Well done good & faithful servant...come share your master's happiness." (Matt. 25: 21)  Love & pastoral support at any moment and for so many qualities forged by her own times of ill health, sadness & difficulty. Like Paul she was 'very gladly (willing) to spend and be spent for' us. 2 Cor. 12: 15 and for the same reason.

    We're the poorer without her, but rejoice she is in a better place praising her Lord. 

    We offer Bev, Andrew and Lindsey and families our prayers that 'the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort' will comfort them as He has promised 2 Cor. 1: 3-4 and any support they may need in the coming days."

     

     

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  • 25th October 2020

    Trinity 20

    Sunday

    Those who wish to come to a service will need to book their place in advance as there will be greatly reduced seating due to social distancing regulations. Bookings can be made in the week before the service by contacting Julia Morten (817601) or Tamara Kimpton (814456) when details will be taken in line with the test and trace system. Masks must be worn at all times in the church and seats will be allocated on arrival. People are asked to maintain the 2-metre rule while waiting to enter and to move straight away from the church when they leave. An offering will not be taken during the service, although it can be placed on a plate at the back of church as you enter or leave. People are also asked to use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the church. 

    Theme for today (25th Oct) - Temple of the Holy Spirit
                                                 - a believer's body.

    Sermon: Rev Jonathan Chaffey, Archdeacon of Oxford

     

    Readings: 1 Corinthians 6:18-21  John 14:23-27 

     

    The Collect
    O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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  • In line with diocesan recommendations, we will re-introduce services in church slowly and, of course, with all the Covid-19 safety measures in place.

    Government advice allowing, the two services in November are as follows:

    8th November 10.45am Act of Rembrance in Dadford Cemetery

    22nd November 9.45am Family Mission Service with guest speaker Jennifer Metcalfe

     

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  • Daily Message

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