Cheddington

Cheddington Methodist Church

Cheddington Methodist Church

Minister: Rev. Donna Broadbent-Kelly - Tel: 01525 240589

We welcome everyone to come along to our church to share in our worship and other activities. Services begin on Sundays at 10.30 unless otherwise stated. The church is also open for prayer before each morning service.

Our church is one of 18 in the Vale of Aylesbury Methodist Circuit, whose website can be accessed via the link on the right.

We welcome Donna Broadbent Kelly as our new Minister from 1 September 2017. We wish her
and her family well as they begin their life in the Aylesbury Vale Methodist Circuit

MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

Hello friends,

After 2 years of being on probation I will be ordained this month. It’s a time of self-reflection as well as a time of celebration. As part of the ordination there is a moment when the church affirms my call to ministry and announces that I am worthy. Both worthy to serve God and the communities I am sent to but on a deeper level it affirms that as a person with all my failings, and gifts that I am worthy in God’s sight.

When you bring to mind what a “minister” is like, I am not sure many would think of me. I certainly don’t feel Holy and I am not great at quoting scripture. I don’t drink tea and often wear spotty wellies under my cassock. I’m often likened to the Vicar of Dibley - I certainly have fell into a muddy puddle or two, I don’t mind dressing up; a king on a camel being my favourite so far, and while I have had animals in worship I am still hoping to get some proper livestock in Chapel at some point.

It’s funny how we have impressions of how people should be, and what judgements we make if they don’t conform. We live in a world that often teaches us that we need to look, behave and live our lives in a certain way. Yet I believe that we are all worthy in God’s eyes, he loves us and he teaches us to love others as he loves them; regardless of whether the society around us agrees. I have learnt though that even if I often (always) don’t feel worthy to serve him in this way and even if I’m not what society expects a minister to be, God has called me and you know what... I am loving it. It has been an absolute joy and privilege for the last 2 years, and as the “training wheels” somewhat come off, I am excited to see what’s in store for the future.

On the 2nd June at Stewkley Methodist Chapel (5pm) I will be giving my testimony and will share more about my journey of faith so far, please do pop along if you’re free and celebrate with me. It will be great to see you again or to meet you for the first time.

With blessings
Donna

SERVICES FOR  MAY & JUNE 2019

Sunday 5th May Rev Wallace Edwards
Sunday 12th May Donna Broadbent Kelly – Service of Holy Communion
Sunday 19th May No Morning Service
3.30 pm – Messy Church
Sunday 26th May Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly
Sunday 2nd June No Morning Service
5 pm at Stewkley Methodist Church – Circuit Service – Rev Helen Kirk
(Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly’s Testimony Service)
Sunday 9th June 10 am Service at Wingrave
Sunday 16th June Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly Family Communion Service
Sunday 23rd June No Morning Service
3.30 pm Messy Church
5 pm Circuit Open Air Circuit Service at Swanbourne – Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly

"THE TOAST” – FOR PARENTS, CARERS and LITTLE ONES
For all parents/carers of per-school children and babies, join us in the Chapel schoolroom on Monday mornings 9.15 – 11.00 during term time for a gentle start to the week. There are toys, activities and refreshments (including toast!) and a warm welcome.   Tel Nicola 662010 or Janet 660205 for more information.

OPEN DOORS – Friday morning 10.30 a.m – noon at the Methodist Chapel.
This is an opportunity for village people to meet/socialise each Friday morning and have a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit/cake. Contact Jeanne 662876 for more information.

LOOP SYSTEM
For those people with hearing aids, we have an induction loop system installed and working in the chapel.

Schoolroom Bookings: For all enquiries, please contact Janet Banham,  Tel. 660205 or email .

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