Corona Help & Resources

Whilst public worship has stopped, the Church has not!

This page has been created to enable us to share information and resources. It is being updated daily so check back.


If you are in need of help, support including assistance with shopping/prescriptions collection etc etc  or just a friendly chat please telephone your designated Pastoral Team Member, or, if you are not a church member, any member of the team below who will help you. Our Pastoral Team can ask one of our Corona Friends volunteers to help with shopping or the collection of prescriptions, posting letters etc. Fr Gary is also available and you can speak to him by phoning 01908 337936.

Team Member            Surnames   Phone Number


Diane Gordon             A – Coo         07885 686162

Maria Ecclestone       Cop  – Go      07737 853027

John Sorrell              Gr – Mi           01908 510747

Lorraine Robinson    Mo- Pat         07890107493

Yvonne Stewart        Pay – Sn         07808 815990

Andrea Kingston       So – Z              01908 510330


Jan Bance                  A – Fo               07541 413970

Jackie Gommon       Fr- Ken            07891 497301

Mike Shryane          Keo – Rus         07549 227530

Stewart Tate            Rut – Z               07976 267630

SHOPS & LOCAL BUSINESSES   contact Fr Gary to update or correct any information


To make sure we can stay open as long as possible through these difficult times. As from Monday 23rd we will only be allowing 2 members of the general public in the shop at any given time and we will be encouraging the use of £30 contactless payment method.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7.30am to 3.00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30am to 5.00pm

Saturdays 7.30am to 1.00pm

Orders by telephone and email will be taken.

Payment can be made over the phone or by BACS securely with next day collection Call: 01908510249 or email:
We will endeavour to fulfill your orders.         Many thanks, Adrian


Monday to Friday 7.00am to 2.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 7.00am – 12noon

The Delivery service is now in full operation and takes place 7 days a week.

Orders can be placed by calling 01908 511143 between the hours of 8am and 11am.
We can deliver most items including
Newspapers and magazines,
Bread, milk and eggs,
Sandwiches and confectionary,
Alcohol and tobacco products (ID required)

We do have an egg box shortage in the shop, if you have any, please can you drop them in when passing. If I am already delivering to you, leave them by your front door and I will collect them tomorrow. Many thanks for your help.

Please keep safe everyone
Love John and Lucy


The Spar opening hours are: Monday – Saturday – 7.00am to 9.00pm

Sunday – 8.00am to 6.00pm

Spar are trying to keep the shop as stocked up as possible

but it depends on the supplies available

People can ring before going into the shop to check if some items are in stock and available, please call 01908 511984.

Spar also accepts orders by phone and can prepare boxes for collection         for this service (only) phone 07476 267697. No delivery at present.

The owner is Sat Rana and he looks forward to seeing you.


Shop and Post Office opening hours are:

7.00am – 7.30pm Monday to Saturday.

7.00am – 12 noon Sunday.

Telephone: 01908 745983.

Udi and Dina


Until further notice. Takeaway food 12-2 and 5-7. Pre orders only.

Payment by card over the phone. Call 01908337954.

Collection from side entrance to maintain social distancing at all times.

Also off sales of Ales and bottled beers etc.

Please call Julia on 01908 337954 for any queries and to place an order.



Dear Beloved Customers,

It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to close our doors for the time being and suspend our home delivery services. The Crispy Duck will close from SUNDAY 29th MARCH, last orders for home delivery will be taken on SATURDAY 28th MARCH at 9 PM.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members is our utmost priority and we’ve sadly decided to temporarily close the shop until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the communities in which we live and work.

Our team have worked tirelessly in continuing to provide services to the local communities throughout this difficult time, we love to bring joy to you all with our food, which is why this decision has been difficult but necessary.

We would like to thank you for all the kindness and support you’ve shown us over the last couple of weeks. We truly are all in this together.

Please keep safe and stay home in order for us to welcome you back soon!

We will keep in touch on Facebook.

Until we are reunited again.

Stay safe, see you soon!

Crispy Duck Team


Food Delivery Solutions

Hi we are Adam and Daniel Brundle. After realising that people have been encountering trouble in getting products from supermarkets to your home, we posted on Facebook to see if we could help. We are chefs by trade and can get the produce from our suppliers to the hospitality industry. We have been overwhelmed by the response and we are enjoying providing a service to our local community. If you would like to place a order with us we can deliver Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Brundle Food

To place your order go onto the village Facebook page, type Adam Brundle into the search box on the right hand side of the screen to find their most recent post and then send them a message. .

We look forward to meeting you all (from a safe distance) Many thanks Adam and Daniel Food Delivery Solutions


The Greyhound Village Shop is now open 9am until 5pm daily. We have lots of fresh fruit and veg produce including fresh strawberries, bananas, grapes, potatoes, tomatoes etc. We have a selection of other products including milk, butter, eggs, pasta, bread, tinned items, fresh free range chicken breasts, bottles of wine and beer and soft drinks.

Please feel free to bring your own containers to fill with beer to takeaway! We also have 500ml plastic bottles available for you to fill and takeaway!

We are adhering to ‘one’ shopper at a time, to ensure safe distancing for everyone! We kindly ask everyone to only touch items that you intend to purchase, to limit cross contamination.

Many thanks for all your support.

Heather and Paul



The Stony Stratford Branch is now only open on Wednesdays from 9.30am – 4.00pm

Lloyds in Lloyds Court CMK are open from 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday.  They are policing strict social distancing in queues and at the tills, but able to offer a full service.


Green Bin



Just because we cannot meet together formally to worship and pray there doesn’t mean that worship and prayer stops, there are lots of other ways of praying:


The pattern of daily prayer will be maintained and Fr Gary will be praying for you and on your behalf. Likewise wherever possible Fr Gary will celebrate Mass each evening. These services will be private and not open to the public, but be assure he will be praying for you and many of these services will be live streamed (see the online section below) at


Songs of Praise  is on Sunday lunchtimes on BBC 1

EWTN Fr Robert recommends this channel 588 on Sky it normally broadcasts Masses on late Sunday mornings/lunchtimes


Choral Evensong is on Wednesdays at 3.30pm on BBC Radio 3 and repeated on Sunday at 3.00pm

The Daily Service is on weekdays BBC Radio 4 Long Wave at 9.45am

to find it online: go to, click on Sounds, click on Radio 4, click on Radio 4 Schedule, in the top right hand corner of the white background click “View LW”,  then scroll down to find 9.45am or click here:

Sunday Worship Is on Sundays on BBC Radio 4 at 8.10am


I will be adding to this frequently as I find good things to share, so do keep checking back to see what’s new.

I can recommend these resources in particular.

  1. Join Hanslope’s Masses here:  you do not need to be a member of Facebook to access this. This is very much a trial, do not expect BBC outside broadcast quality!
  2. Fr Gary & Maria are also broadcasting regularly from home via Facebook Live on Hanslope’s Church Facebook page. Search for St James the Great Hanslope (this is not the dedicated Live Stream page)
  3. Join Shrine Prayers at Walsingham every evening at 6.00pm live on Facebook here: 
  4. The website Pray As you Go offers a short meditation in words and music for each day click here to find out more there’s an app for your iPad or smartphone too. This is free of charge.
  5. You can find the text we use in church for Morning & Evening Prayer, and much else besides, by downloading Universalis. The code you will be sent allows you to add the app to your phone or iPad too, there’s a charge for this but it is really well worth it. You can download service sheets for Morning & Evening Prayer for weekdays below


HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY You can download the words as we use them in our two churches here: How To Pray The Rosary and if the Rosary is new to you here’s a brand new video released this Lent by Bishop Jonathan Baker (our previous bishop) introducing you to it:

PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER can be downloaded here: A Monthly Cycle of Prayer (updated March 2020)


A simple service for use on any morning can be downloaded here: An Order for Morning Prayer

Services from the Breviary as used in church each day can de downloaded here:

DAY Morning Prayer Evening Prayer
Monday 23rd Lent 5 Monday MP Lent 5 Monday EP
Tuesday 24th Lent 5 Tuesday MP Lent 5 Tuesday EP
Wednesday 25th Lent 5 Wednesday MP Lent 5 Wednesday EP
Thursday 26th Lent 5 Thursday MP Lent 5 Thursday EP
Friday 27th Lent 5 Friday MP

COMPLINE (NIGHT PRAYER)  a service sheet for Compline can be downloaded here: AN ORDER FOR COMPLINE


The Service Sheet  is intended for Sundays or weekdays when you cannot get to Mass and it be downloaded here: Act of Sunday Worship at Home


Sunday 22nd March Lent 4

Hanslope & Castlethorpe: Lent 4 Sunday 22 March 2020

Bishop Jonathan: Lent 4 2020 Bishop Jonathan

Sunday 29th March Lent 5:   2020 Lent 52020        March 29th Passion Sunday

Sunday 5th April Lent 6:


  1. The lovely Clare Williams at Walsingham is offering weekly emails to support parents with activities for Faith at home during the next few weeks #covid19UK – links to resources, specific and seasonal resources all coming your way. Please sign up by emailing
    Clare is married to Fr Harri the Vicar of Walsingham and works full time in Youth and children’s ministry.
  2. Our friends at Eden Books have lots of RE related materials in stock have a look at their website
  3. If you are teaching RE at home or supporting learning as part of having a child at home at either Primary or Secondary level this might well help you:   or this:    Or this: utm_source=BRF+E-News&utm_campaign=27b164c4c3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_26_10_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_01f315e404-27b164c4c3-314680665&mc_cid=27b164c4c3&mc_eid=f54369d6f9
  4. Some very good material here on issue relating to the internet:
  5. Some very good general subject teaching resources  here:  and here:   and here:  and here:
  6. SEND parents may find this document helpful:




DAILY BIBLE READING SCHEME Monday 23rd March – Saturday 27th April

4th Week of Lent – Mon 23rd Isa 65:17-21 John 4:43-54
4th Week of Lent – Tues Ezek 47:1-9, 12 John 5:1-3a, 5-16
4th Week of Lent – Wed Isa 49:8-15 John 5:17-30
4th Week of Lent – Thurs Exod 32:7-14 John 5:31-47
4th Week of Lent – Fri Wis 2:1a, 12-22 John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
4th Week of Lent – Sat Jer 11:18-20 John 7:40-53
5th Week of Lent – Mon 30th Dan 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 John 8:1-11
5th Week of Lent – Tues Num 21:4-9 John 8:21-30
5th Week of Lent – Wed Dan 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 John 8:31-42
5th Week of Lent – Thurs Gen 17:3-9 John 8:51-59
5th Week of Lent – Fri Jer 20:10-13 John 10:31-42
5th Week of Lent – Sat Ezek 37:21-28 John 11:45-56
Holy Week – Mon 6th Isa 42:1-7 John 12:1-11
Holy Week – Tues 7th Isa 49:1-6 John 13:21-33, 36-38
Holy Week – Wed 8th Isa 50:4-9a Matt 26:14-25


Octave of Easter – Mon 13th Acts 2:14, 22-33 Matt 28:8-15
Octave of Easter – Tues Acts 2:36-41 John 20:11-18
Octave of Easter – Wed Acts 3:1-10 Luke 24:13-35
Octave of Easter – Thurs Acts 3:11-26 Luke 24:35-48
Octave of Easter – Fri Acts 4:1-12 John 21:1-14
Octave of Easter – Sat Acts 4:13-21 Mark 16:9-15
2nd Week of Easter – Mon 20th Acts 4:23-31 John 3:1-8
2nd Week of Easter – Tues Acts 4:32-37 John 3:7b-15
2nd Week of Easter – Wed Acts 5:17-26 John 3:16-21
2nd Week of Easter – Thurs Acts 5:27-33 John 3:31-36
2nd Week of Easter – Fri Acts 5:34-42 John 6:1-15
2nd Week of Easter – Sat Acts 6:1-7 John 6:16-21




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