Activities and Groups

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On the first Sunday of the month, our young people stay in the main church service for whole of our All-Age service.

On most other Sundays we hold the 10 O’clock Club: a Sunday School for young people of all ages, which meets in the Church Hall at 10.00 am. The Club provides 45 minutes of Bible based interest, during which the children take part in activities and projects involving singing, painting, drama etc., before joining their parents in Church for a blessing and an opportunity to display the work they have produced. The activities use recognised material and the sessions are fully supervised by helpers operating under approved guidelines.

To find out more, please contact Debbie Norie on 01844 345437, or at debbienorie@googlemail.com.

A small and friendly group, the Fellowship offers a varied annual programme of talks, discussions, outings and social events, covering both church related topics and items of general interest, as well as some that are just good fun. Meetings are usually held in the Church hall on the second Thursday in each month at 10.00 am.

New members will be most welcome and further information can be obtained from the co-ordinator, Rosemary Woodward-Court 01844 344417. 

The Friendship Group meets every third Wednesday in the month at 2.30pm. The meetings are usually held in the Church Hall. Members share together their involvement with the church, matters of general interest and each others company.

Anyone wishing to join, will be made very welcome and should contact Avril Clark 01844 342165.

This is a facility for retired people living on their own, who are invited to meet together once a month for a meal in the church hall.

Lunch Club

The Lunch Club is very popular and enquiries should be made to Anne Baker 01844 345686.

The ‘open house’ group meets every six to eight weeks on different evenings to explore various issues of faith.

 Everyone welcome, more details from Mary and Ted Kent at ted123kent@gmail.com.

This Group meets every 3rd Friday of each month at 9.00 a.m. in the Church Hall for about 40 minutes to pray for any in need or matters of concern in the Parish.  Fuller details and dates are in the Newsletter.  Please contact Jill Iredale on 01844 346488 or jillstovold@icloud.com for further information.

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These Prayer Meetings are held every 6 weeks on Mondays at 8.00 p.m. in the Church Hall and include a short reading followed by silence.  They are a time to  relax into the presence of God.  Fuller details and dates are in the Newsletter.  Please contact Jill Iredale on 01844 346488 or jillstovold@icloud.com for further information.

 

Bell Ringers

The church bells at St Dunstan’s attract ringers from all over the country to try their hand and ringing takes place in the attractive, glass fronted bell tower. Our own team of ringers perform each Sunday morning before main service, at funerals in half-muffled mode, and at weddings, where various Quarter Peals, consisting of some 45 minutes of continuous ringing, are sometimes rung in celebration. The ringers have opportunities to ring bells at other churches from time to time.

More ringers are currently needed and anyone who would like to try this enjoyable pastime is welcome to attend practice in church on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm.

The Tower Captain is Brian Highe 01844 343755,

Ringing Times

The church bells at St Dunstan’s are typically rung prior to the 10.00 am service on Sundays for approximately 30 minutes, and for practice between 7.30 and 9.00 pm on Thursday evenings.

Occasionally you may hear individual bells rung for around ten to fifteen minutes when maintenance is required.

We will endeavour to also give notice here of any additional occasions when the bells will be rung prior to a special service.

The Bethany House Group meets for Bible study and fellowship periodically on Wednesdays at 76 Westmead, Monks Risborough from 10.30 to 12.00 noon. All are welcome.

For further information please contact Rose Williams at rosewilliamsgp@yahoo.co.uk

St Dunstan’s Choir leads the congregation throughout the year at the Parish Communion and at Evensong and is also available for weddings on request. The choir sings in four part harmony and practices and performs anthems and other pieces for special occasions and festivals, as well as hymns and psalms. Singers of all voices are required and junior members are especially welcome.

Choir practice is held in church every Thursday evening from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

For further information please Margaret Pittman 01844 346008.

This group meets every Tuesday in the Church Hall between 1.30 and 4.00 pm. There are opportunities to learn new skills, share knowledge and expand your interests. Bring along your own work (Cross stitch, tapestry, knitting or the like).

Tapestry

For further details please contact Pam Scott 01844 346857 or Janet East 01844 345028.

A separate group meets to knit on the 4th Thursday of the month in the afternoons. For further information please contact Pam or Janet.

Walking Group

Please join us for a gentle stroll on the last Wednesday of each month. We meet at 9.30 am in the layby on A4010 leading to Burton Lane. The walks aren’t too challenging and we pause where necessary to enjoy views.

For more information contact Mick & Anne White 01844 346536.