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After all the busy-ness of Christmas and New Year we look forward to getting back into a more normal routine during January.
The Wreath Festival and the Memory Baubles on the Christmas Tree have adorned the church during December. Thanks to everyone who contributed to these events. It is now time to clear decks, so please collect your wreath as soon as possible. All uncollected wreaths will be disposed of after January 5th.
Please join our Cleaning Crew on Saturday 5th January from 10am for a post-Christmas clean up. All help would be most welcome
On Sunday 6th we celebrate the Epiphany and our knitted nativity sets return to church after their Christmas journeys around Buckden.
On Wednesday 9th we have the return of the Community Café. 2.30 – 4pm
What a fabulous start to December. The church was a hive of activity all weekend long. Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday to help with the cleaning, decorate the Christmas tree, receive and display the wreaths, provide the refreshments.
On Sunday our knitted nativity sets set-off during the morning’s Advent Sunday Service; we were open during the afternoon of the Buckden Christmas Market & Lights to welcome visitors to the Wreath Festival, children to the craft workshops, singers from Buckden School. Thanks to everyone who visited & everyone who helped.
The Wreath Festival continues throughout December, please come and take a look.
Don’t forget to sponsor a memory bauble this year – £3 from The Flower Boutique, The Salon on the Green and Buckden Preschool
Our next events involve coffee, the Annual Christmas Coffee Morning at the Village Hall on the 5th and The Community Café in St Mary’s on the 12th. Please come and join us for a cuppa
Our Special Services for Christmas start on Saturday 9th December with Christingle. See below for a full list of Christmas Services. Please come and share in the celebration.
St Mary’s chosen charity for November-December is Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) www.maf-uk.org For 70 years, MAF has been flying for life
In today’s ‘connected world’, the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated. Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline. They fly medical, relief and life-transforming help to vulnerable people in hard-to-reach places. They need our prayers and financial support.
For more information about all events in December (and January), have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1812 Newsletter Dec18-Jan19 or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab
See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month
Saturday 1st December is a day of preparation – during that morning, the Cleaning Crew are in, the Christmas Tree arrives (donated by The Flower Boutique Buckden) with its personalised Memory Baubles, the wreaths arrive for the Wreath Festival and Coffee and Cakes are available. Please come along and help, or just join us for coffee and cake.
Sunday 2nd December is Advent Sunday. At our 11am Service, St Mary’s knitted nativity sets start off on their journey around Buckden. There is no evening service this week but St Mary’s will be open all afternoon with lots going on as part of the Buckden Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on event. Come in and see the Wreath Festival, Christmas Tree, enjoy the Children’s craft workshop, have refreshments, hear the children of Buckden School singing.