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
29th November 2020
First Sunday in Advent
Please click on to service page for details of
Services for December 2020 (both virtual and face-to-face)
There is no service this Sunday but please see Rev Val Plumb on You Tube
This week’s offering Advent 1 : Are you ready for Christmas? Are you ready for life?https://youtu.be/a9psABdoP60
Paul Mileham has also written a sermon for this Sunday
Readings: Isaiah 64:1-9 & Mark 13:24-37
2 Advent Bible Studies for All at 4pm on Zoom:
Sunday 29th November and Sunday 13th December
All are invited to explore the last 2 sections of the series on Messiah -
i) Jesus as triumphant King in Heaven and
ii) the Second Coming – Jesus’ return as Messiah. Each study is illustrated by an excerpt from Handel's work.
Leader: Andrew Rudolf
(Please contact Kay Murray if you would like the Zoom invitation link)
When we are allowed to hold a service in our church again those who wish to attend 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 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.
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.