Church

Following Jesus and loving our neighbours.

What's On

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Sundays

All are welcome 

  • 10.30am Family Worship Meeting

  • 11.00am Sunday School.  This runs concurrently to our Worship Meeting 
  • 12.00pm Community Lunch

Weekdays

 

  • Mondays to Fridays (may vary during Summer months - please check ahead to confirm)

    • 9.00 - 9.30am Morning Prayers - Start the day with God
  • Wednesdays

    • 11.00am - 12.30pm Little Stars Parent and Toddler Group
    • Special 'Advent' themed Toddler Group Sessions will run Wednesday 27 November and 4, 11, 18 December

Events

Sunday 22 December 2019

  • 11am Carols on the Corner - an Open Air Carol Service on the green space at the corner of Western and Overn Avenues
  • 3.30pm Family Carol Service - an All-Age Christmas Worship Experience for the whole family ! At the Salvation Army hall on Moreton Road, Buckingham MK18 1JZ
  • *All Welcome*

Christmas Eve

  • 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight at The Salvation Army Hall on Moreton Road, Buckingham MK18 1JZ
  • Featuring a special brass band ensemble
  • *A special Christmas offering will be taken to support The Salvation Army's work in our local area*

Christmas Day

  • 10.30am All-Age Christmas Worship Service at The Salvation Army Hall on Moreton Road, Buckingham MK18 1JZ
  • All Welcome - Children may bring one of their Christmas gifts to show in the service.
  • 1pm - Community Christmas Luncheon - for more information please contact Buckingham@salvationarmy.org.uk

Worship

We are a relaxed and friendly worshiping community and understand, embrace and celebrate the creative chaos that family life entails.  In our worship meetings you can expect to find lots of laughter, fun, and noise alongside a real and authentic desire to draw close to Jesus and encounter his presence.

The music we use usually comprises contemporary Christian worship music, with a smattering of hymns and old Salvation Army fight songs, led by acoustic guitar (and often accompanied by toddlers on tambourines).  Song words are displayed on flat screen TVs at the front of the hall.

A collection is taken to support the work of the Corps (visitors should not feel obliged to give), and often participants are invited to offer spoken or unspoken prayers, share their God-stories, or particpate in other ways.

Our teaching time, while sometimes including formal preaching, usually entails a conversation together exploring a Bible passage.  We often discuss four key questions as we look at the chosen Bible passage: What does this tell us about God? What does this tell us about people?  Is there a command to obey?  Is there a promise to claim?

Like any family, our church family enjoys taking time to eat together, and usually Sunday Meetings are accompanied by food.

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Xander Coleman

Captain

Xander is passionate about good coffee and helping people encounter Jesus in a meaningful way.   Xander grew up in Australia and studied in Vancouver, Canada, so he brings an international perspective to his ministry in Buckingham.  With Vanessa he led The Salvation Army in Banbury for seven years, and also has experience in inner-city mission and church planting.  Xander is often invited to teach and lead worship at events around the country. He and Vanessa have three sons aged 6, 3 and 1.

Vanessa Coleman

Captain

Vanessa learnt her trade helping support people experiencing homlessness, and inner-city youth, in Southwark.  She and Xander led The Salvation Army's flagship Prayer Beacon in Banbury, a centre dedicated to resourcing God's people in prayer, for seven years before moving to Buckingham, where they have been leading The Salvation Army since 2016.  Vanessa is passionate about social justice, prayer and cake, and is frequently asked to teach and preach around the UK.