Joe Smith launches his book at St Mary’s

Saturday, 13 November, 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Denham

We are delighted to announce that local resident Joe Smith will be launching his new book Cushty at St Mary’s Church on Saturday, November 13 at 3pm.

Cushty is Joe’s account of his colourful life and times. Born in 1971 Joe was born into a Romany gypsy family and spent his formative years travelling the country in his family caravan. As a child he showed promise as a boxer, but it was as a boy golfer, encouraged by his grandfather, that he soon excelled. When Joe was just 16 he won the London Junior Open, receiving his trophy from Denis Thatcher.

However, at Joe’s local golf club there were some that resented a gypsy kid winning all the plaudits and he was eased out. Joe rejected golf, stung by the prejudice, and became involved in boxing, bare-knuckle fighting and eventually crime. The love of a good woman and some hairy experiences living on the edge eventually caused Joe to return to golf where he became a professional and reached the British Open qualifiers.

Joe is now a successful businessman, an award-winning author, a proud family man and last but not least a Christian and member of St Mary’s Church. He will be pleased to chat to you about his book and his extraordinary, turbulent and rewarding life.

Everyone is welcome. Joe will speaking frankly about the ups and downs of his life. This event is suitable for anyone aged 12 or older.

Tickets are free. Please sign up as we are still limiting numbers to keep everyone safe.

You can buy Joe’s book after the event and Joe will be pleased to sign it.

Click here to sign up for the event…

The Well: Monthly (Second Monday of the Month), 8pm

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain.” Psalm 127.1

A prayer gathering on the second Monday of the month

  • Worship
  • Pray
  • Listen to God

We are setting aside time to let God speak to us and to bring our needs and the needs of the world to him.

Digging a well takes some effort, even lowering a bucket and pulling it up again does. But it’s worth it when we then drink fresh life-giving water.

“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:37–38

Our next dates:

Monday, 11 October 2021
St Mark’s Hall Denham Green.

Monday, 8 November 2021
St Mary’s Church Denham Village


Oberammergau 2022: We have some places left!

In 2022 Oberammergau in Bavaria will, for the 42nd time, be staging the Passion Play telling the story of Christ’s Passion, from His entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Resurrection and Ascension.

Our Amersham Deanery Pilgrimage to the Oberammergau Passion Play, which was planned for 2020, has been rescheduled for 2022. Due to the postponement, we have had some cancellations and places are available.

Please download the brochure to find out more and to register…

210908 Rector’s Update

As the new term gets under way, Christoph has recorded an update to help us stay connected.

(7 minutes)

What is life without my love?

Learning to grow through the pain of bereavement

A couple of years ago I wrote a book in which I tell the story of my wife’s illness and death. During lockdown I finished writing a second book on bereavement. It is intended to be a resource for faith-focused bereavement groups.

This autumn we will run a group at St Mark’s Church Hall, Denham Green, beginning on Friday, October 15th, at 4pm. It will run every Friday for seven weeks. I’m sure it will be a helpful and positive experience for those who have lost a spouse or loved one. If you are going through the experience of grief I hope you will join me so that we can learn together and discover that quality of hope that the Bible describes as “an anchor for the soul.”

Ian Jennings, Associate Minister, Denham Parish Church


Learning to grow through the pain of bereavement

Starts Friday, October 15th, 4pm

St Mark’s Church Hall, Denham Green

October 15, 22, 29

November 5, 12, 19, 26


For more information, please contact Ian:

Please register here… 

or by calling our church office on 01895 832771.

National Day of Reflection

On Tuesday 23 March we will pause and remember the many people who have died during this pandemic – each one missed by family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

Let’s take time to reflect on our collective loss, reach out and show the millions who are grieving that they are not alone, and pray for them.

St Mary’s Church will be open for personal prayer on Tuesday from 11 am to 4pm – please come to be still, reflect and pray. At 12 noon we are invited to stop and be still, wherever we are, whatever we are doing. We will toll a bell at St Mary’s at mid-day to remember the many people we have lost and to invite everyone to pause and pray.

Please join us.

Download a special prayer postcard…

God of Love,
As we think about all that has changed this year,
help us to trust that you are always with us.
As we remember those who have died,
help us to trust they are at peace with you.
As we reach out to others with kindness and care,
may hope shine out in every heart and home.

(The National Day of Reflection is organised by Marie Curie and supported by The Church of England.)


Christmas Eve: Christingle Crib Service at 4.00 pm

Our Christingle Crib Service is when Christmas truly begins! A service for all ages with the famous orange. This year we are going online to make sure there is a place for everyone! In our service we give a special welcome to babies born in 2020!

Make a donation to the Children’s Society…