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


Dear friends,

I’ve recently been flicking through some old family photos with my children of my great grandfather who fought in the first world war. He was a Royal Engineer and is sat on a camel alongside some Australian soldiers in front of the sphinx, we are also lucky to have copies of his medals. In todays, High Definition, multi-coloured, internet and technological world looking at black and white photos can seem quite strange. Black and white can make the subjects of the picture seem like they are from some old history book, or from someone else’s memory from long ago – perhaps even making you question if it really ever happened.

I have recently watched Peter Jackson’s film “They shall not grow old”. In the film he has restored and coloured old footage of soldiers in the First World War. Somehow those men have become once again real, not characters in a history book or a family story, but real men. It certainly is moving, wonderful even and yet sobering too. Whilst the colour and the natural movement makes us remember them as real people, we can also get some impression of the horror.

Each November we have been remembering those men and those who have died after them in the many subsequent wars. As time goes by those names that are on our war memorials have perhaps become merely black and white photos and part of our family storybooks – no one living remembers them as the vibrant, real, young people they were – and it is all too easy to forget the actual horror of war and death too. It is important then, every year to bring to mind the reality of real people who sacrificed so much.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

With blessings


Sunday 3rd November Local Arrangement
Sunday 10th November 10.00 am United Service of Remembrance at St Giles and then at the War Memorial. Afterwards Tea and Coffee will be served in the
Schoolroom at the Methodist Church
Sunday 17th November Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly – Service of Holy Communion
Sunday 24th November No Morning Service
3.30 pm Messy Church
Sunday 1st December Mr Paul Thomas
Sunday 8th December Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly - Christingle
Sunday 15th December Rev Richard Atkinson – Communion
Sunday 22nd December Mr Paul Thomas – Carol Service
Sunday 29th December Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly – United Covenant Service
Sunday 5th January Mr Arthur Sara
Sunday 12th January Aylesbury Creativity Group
Sunday 19th January 3.30 pm Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly – Messy Church
Sunday 26th January Rev Donna Broadbent Kelly - Communion

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.

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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