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Did you know we have a 24 hour gym in Bourne End?

Aaron gym joint.pub revised

You can also follow Aaron on the Gym Joint Facebook page where he shares videos & lots of great information on nutrition. Don’t forget to mention you heard about it here at the “Bucks Village Journal”.



Green Dragon Opening Night – Flackwell Heath

The Green Dragon is under new management & tonight is the grand opening. Kathryn & Laura will be welcoming you all with nibbles, fizz & live music by Close To The Coast.


Update on Recent U3A Meeting – Bourne End

An enthusiastic meeting in January attended by around 250 retired and semi-retired people voted to set up a new U3A (University of the Third Age) for Bourne End & District (including Flackwell Heath and Wooburn).

The inaugural meeting takes place on Tuesday March 27 when people are invited to join with others to set up interest groups. These might be theatre trips or German, walking or art, Mah Jong or history or dozens more options.

It takes place at 2pm at the Community Centre, Wakefield Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX.

Email: u3abourneend@gmail.com for more details.



…And The Winner of Our Baby Photo Competition is…..

Little Mia’s picture was entered by her Mummy, Holly Wade. Congratulations on winning with the most votes & receiving the prize of a traditional afternoon tea for two.

Thank you to all who entered the competition, all your baby & toddler pictures were gorgeous…..Keep your eyes peeled for the next competition coming up soon!


Alpha is coming to St. Paul’s

Alpha is coming to St. Paul’s………

What is Alpha?
It is a series of interactive sessions to discuss life and the Christian Faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.

Who is Alpha for?
The sessions are suitable for new and mature Christians as well as those with no faith who are interested to learn more.

What can I expect?
A relaxed and friendly environment starting with refreshments, a video and then a discussion based around this.

When and where are St Paul’s holding Alpha?
Mondays from 19th February – 7.30-9.30pm.
Fridays from 23rd February – 9.30-11.30am, with activities and toys provided for children during the session.
All sessions will be in St Paul’s Church Hall.
You don’t need to be able to make every session to join us.

Interested but not sure if it’s for you?
Why not come along to our Fellowship Supper on Monday 19th February, 7.30pm or our Fellowship Breakfast on Friday 23rd February 9.30am?

During this session we’ll show you a video to explain more about Alpha and answer any questions you have.
Booking for this is essential, so that we can cater for everyone.

To book your place, please email events-stpauls@mail.com
We would also be happy to answer any questions about Alpha via our email address.
We hope to see you there,

from Martin, The Vicar and PCC at St. Paul’s

BECCMARK Newsletter January 2018

BECCMARK Newsletter

Hello from the BECCMARK team. Well, the first month of the year has now gone and we look forward to February. Although this can be another cold month there is hope on the horizon of better things to come. The bulbs in the garden are coming through at an alarming rate and we have a few things to look forward to. Firstly there is Shove Tuesday (13th). Pancakes traditionally eaten on this day normally make a change from the diet food that we have all put ourselves on in January! Although normally eaten with lemon and sugar you can also make them savoury with a lovely cheese sauce and if you want something special Owen will have just the cheese for you. Of course our food stall holders can provide free range eggs either from Rosie or Karen and if you would prefer to keep them sweet also jams from Karen or Jan and Jean.

Following hot on the foot is Valentine’s Day. This is where the rest of our stall holders come in with beautiful cards and something special for the lady/man in your life. Better than a box of chocolates (the diet must go on after pancakes!).

Although not until March the 11th, Mothering Sunday is also on the horizon and I have always thought a present that has been carefully thought about is true to the day. We have such a diverse amount of gift ideas and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.


BECCMARK will be at the Bourne End Library on the following dates during 2018 :-

February 10th
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th
July 14th
August 11th
September 8th
October 13th
November 10th
December 8th

For further information please visit http://www.beccmark.co.uk or call 07989716635 or emailrosiehagan@me.com. You will also find us on Facebook.




More Baby photos Needed for Competition!

Come on, send in those photos to win a “Traditional Afternoon Tea” for two… I thought you loved to share your baby pics!

Go to the Facebook page…to the pinned post at the top & enter or vote/like for your favourite photo.



Baby & Toddler Photo Competition Starts Sunday 14th January

Get your photos ready to enter & get your family & friends voting!

To enter go to the Bucks Village Journal Facebook page & click on “Photo Contest”. The more you share, the more chance you have of getting extra votes to win this fabulous prize.

The Baby & Toddler Photo Competition starts at 6am on Sunday 14th January & ends 11pm on Sunday 28th January. The winner will be announced on 30th January 2018.  Your photos don’t have to be recent but you do need to be the owner of the photo to enter. Make sure you leave your email address so you can be contacted should you win.

There is one winner who receives a “Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two” which is available at various locations.

Good luck everyone!


Snippet of events coming up.

Lots of live bands on this weekend… Fawesome at The Three Tuns in High Wycombe, 2Tanium at The Bee in Burnham,  Interkoola at The Chequers in Marlow, karaoke at The Rose in Maidenhead or perhaps you might prefer the Harry Potter Quiz Night at  O’Neill’s High Wycombe. Whatever your preference, there are a lot of activities going on…Have a great time!

BECCMARK is held on the second Saturday of every month from 10am until 1pm in the Jackson Room and Lantern Room of Bourne End Library. Next Craft Market is on 13th January.

We are a co-operative of mainly local residents offering our own produce, services, delicious home-made and edible products and quality arts and crafts. We also hold a charity tombola raising awareness and money for a different local charity every month.



Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available on the door.


Saturday 6th January, If you would be interested in joining us for a family breakfast on the first Saturday of the year at 9.30am, please text 07907 854950 for more information.

For more information on any of the above events please contact
Follow us on Facebook: St-Pauls Wooburn

Quick update…

Just a quick note to say the Newsletter / Comedy Club Tickets competition ends at midnight today.

Next competition will be in a couple of weeks & involve you sending photos in for people to vote on.

This is the traditional time of the year for looking at health & fitness so here are a couple of recommended local places to get started!

Pilates Classes


PT-ME Private Gym


2 days left to enter – Win 2 tickets to a “Comedy Night” for Two People

You can enter up until midnight on 3rd January 2018, …. just sign up for the monthly newsletter.

If you have already signed up, you will be automatically entered into the draw.
If you are on Facebook – click on the blue “sign up” button which takes you to the website. (on the right hand side)
If you are on the website – click on the heading on the menu (top of the page). Here you can sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Once this has been confirmed you will be entered into the competition to win “A Comedy Night Out for Two People”.
Winner is picked at random….Good luck & watch out for the next competition during January.

Good luck!

St Paul’s and St Mary’s, Wooburn Newsletter

What’s On in January, February and March at St Paul’s and St Mary’s
– in addition to the weekly Church services and activities

Burns Night
Saturday January 20th at St Paul’s Hall
Tickets are £22.50 each for a three-course meal and entertainment in true Scottish style! Smart casual. For the over 16s. To book and for more information contact burnsunit@outlook.com

– a series of interactive sessions, suitable for new and mature Christians, will be held at St Paul’s to discuss life and the Christian Faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.

• Starting Monday 19th February to Monday 14th May (excluding 2nd and 9th April)
7.30-9.30pm at St Paul’s Church Hall.

• Friday 23rd February to Friday 18th May with activities and toys provided for children during the discussion (30th March tbc, excluding 6th and 13th April)
9.30-11.30am at St Paul’s Church Hall.

• For both the day and the evening courses we will come together for one day on Saturday 21st April 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Adult Coffee Mornings
Tuesday 16th January, Tuesday 20th February and Tuesday 20th March.
9:30-11:30am at congregation members’ houses.
For further information contact Charlotte on charlotte.lawson2@gmail.com

Family Breakfast
Saturday 6th January, Saturday 3rd February, Saturday 3rd March
At St Mary’s Church. Free but a collection will be taken.
To book please text Wullie on 07907 854950.

Dresses Workshop
Saturday 6th January, Saturday 3rd February, Saturday 3rd March.
11am-2pm at St Mary’s Church.
For further information contact Sam on dressesmadewithlove@aol.co.uk

Revive Service
Sunday 7th January, Sunday 4th February, Sunday 4th March
6pm at St Paul’s Church.

Social Lunches
Sunday 14th January, Sunday 11th February, Sunday 11th March
Meet outside St Paul’s Church.
For further information contact Shirley on 01628 312613.

For more information:
Website: http://www.stpaulswooburn.org
Email: events-stpauls@mail.com
Telephone: Martin at the vicarage on 01628 521209.

Local lad, Adam Elder on Sky tonight – Gymkhana Grid, South Africa

For anyone who follows Adam’s progress, tune into Sky channel 447 at 11.05pm tonight (or record it as it’s Christmas Eve!) – Gymkhana Grid, South Africa