21st July - End of term.
24th-28th July - "Lighthouse" children's holiday weeks run by ecumenical volunteers in many locations in Buckinghamshire, having seeded from an original in Great Missenden in 1987. Now also at Beaconsfield, Burnham. Cressex and Hazlemere (Wycombe), Marlow, Princes Risborough and Thame. This is effective evangelisation of thousands of children and families. If you live in those areas please support them with volunteering and with donations of equipment or funds. Website here
29th July - Charles Whitehead at Northampton Cathedral. Internationally known speaker and Gerrards Cross resident Charles Whitehead will be
at Northampton Cathedral between 1.30 and 3.30pm.
Light refreshments from 1pm, then 1.30 Prayer &
praise followed by talk on the theme Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done and how
we can live out these words in our world today. Poster here.
30th July - 4th August - New Dawn conference/camp at Walsingham. Followed by ARC Catholic family camp in North Yorkshire, 5th-12th August, and the Youth 2000 Summer Festival also at Walsingham, 24th-28th August. There are several other Christian camps and festivals over the summer, such as New Wine, and Greenbelt (which is now just outside Kettering !)
6th August - Feast of the Transfiguration
6th-11th August - NYMO Summer Camp at Alton Castle.
15th August (Tues.) - Feast of the Assumption - a Holy Day of Obligation
18th-25th August - Lourdes pilgrimage.
28th August - Bank Holiday Monday.
4th September - Back to School in Beds - Northants 5th Sept, Bucks, MK and Slough not until Wednesday 6th