This Week’s Notices

The Rennie Grove Hospice Care: During June, we collected a grand total of £210 for the Sebastian Action Trust. Thank you for this valuable support. We are now turning our attention to our July Charity which is another local one. Rennie Grove provides patient-centred palliative care and bereavement support for all those who need it in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. We have a moving story of the wonderful work they do from a local musician who sings in Cantorum Choir. Do look it up on our website. As usual, please use the charity box at the back of church to make your donation and if you are using the card reader to donate, please simply record on the card provided, the amount donated and the date. Thank you.

Our Financial Position:  For the half year, the actual figures represent 85% of costs covered.However, Jessie has just submitted the annual Gift Aid Tax Recovered claim to HMR&C for £4,300.If half of this is apportioned to the first six month, this equates to 90% of costs covered.

PCC Meeting: The PCC met last Wednesday (17th): outcomes from the meeting are summarised in the ‘Documents’ section of our website.

Rectory Road Closure: There is planned gas main work being done from Monday 29th July and throughout August with sections of the road closed in turn.  It will be possible to gain access to Rectory Road from one end or the other during that period but we don’t know the details.If at any stage the car park is inaccessible, members of the congregation are welcome to park in the Rectory driveway or on the grass in the front garden.


Our Vicar’s telephone number: We now have a dedicated church telephone number for contacting Jane replacing the Rectory landline.  The new number is always on the back page of the pew leaflet and in the ‘About Us’>‘Contact Us’ section of this website.  So that you can change the number in your contacts list, the number is 07848 228456       

TAPLOW VILLAGE LUXURY ECO TEA TOWEL:  At last, our 100% organic cotton tea towel is available to purchase.  Designed using Ann King’s beautiful paintings which show-case our magnificent village of Taplow, this generously-sized luxury tea towel has been printed and sewn in Lincolnshire.  £12in aid of St Nicolas’ Church.

Zoom Meeting to Pray; 10:00am Wednesdays Weekly: our Deanery now offers a half hour Zoom prayer meeting hosted by St Paul’s Church, Slough. You can join this Zoom call any Wednesday by going to meeting ID: 523 com. 327 5615 Passcode: 2022 The meeting also goes out on Facebook.

Prayer for the Homeless of Ukraine

Almighty and merciful God, whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own; look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger, homeless and hungry.  Bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

St Nicolas joins the REFILL REVOLUTION!: We are reducing our plastic waste by refilling used plastic bottles instead of sending them to be recycled or wasted.  We have teamed up with the REFILL HUB (see advert in our Christmas newsletter) to supply the church with cleaning materials that createPLASTIC WASTE.  We already have products in church which you can try.  Look out for our supplies of:

Liquid Hand Soap(French Vanilla)

Hand Sanitiser Gel 70% alcohol(French Vanilla)

Anti-bac All Purpose Cleaner(French Lavender)

Washing Up Liquid(Rhubarb and Lemon)

Toilet Cleaner(Spearmint and Peppermint)

The REFILL HUB visits Burnham Market on Wednesday mornings 8.30 – 13.00, and several other venues.  Times and prices are given on their website.refill-hub.co.uk.  If you wish to reduce your own plastic waste you can either take your empty plastic bottles to the  Refill Hub, or bring them to church and Hilary will get them filled for you.  Chat to Hilary for more details.

Parish Giving Scheme: Our treasurer, Jessie Cooper points out to us that the very best way to contribute to the work of our Parish Church is to use the Parish Giving Scheme. If you do not yet use this way of donating to church and you would like to know more about it or ask any questions, please contact Jessie Cooper (Parish Treasurer) in confidence… by email: jessie.stnicolas@gmail.com or phone: 01628 603187 





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