June at St Mary’s Buckden

It’s June already and we’re starting the month with a CHURCHYARD TIDY on Saturday 2nd 10am to noon.  Hoping for similar weather to last year.  Please come along and help. Bring your own tools. Tea and Coffee will be provided for all helpers.

Our main social event in June is the Pimms and Puds evening on the 9th.  Please see the newsletter or the posters below for more details of this and all events in June.

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A copy of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here Newsletter June 2018
Or see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

Our chosen Charity for May-June is Godmanchester Food Bank http://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk/ The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. St Mary’s have been a collection point for Godmanchester Foodbank for several years. There is a food collection box near the font for our offerings each week and we also pass donations of dried and tinned food from the schoolchildren at harvest festival each year. Look out for the display in church and more information in the pewsheets this month.
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New Data Protection Rules May we contact you? There is new data protection legislation (GDPR) in place now. We will need to have your written consent in order to store your details and to contact you. To remain on, or to join, any of our mailing lists or to have your details stored by Rev Jes and/or St Mary’s PCC, pick up a form in church or download one here Buckden GDPR Consent

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Our next event – Pimms & Puds!

2018 Ken and Patsy's Pimms and Puds Party (Rev A)1

May at St Mary’s Buckden

Thank you to everyone who attended the Meeting of the Parishioners and APCM on Sunday 8th April. Those meetings already seem a dim and distant memory. And thanks to everyone who is taking on or continuing with a volunteer role within St Mary’s. We are blessed to have so many willing helpers.

May is looking to be a very busy month with 3 weddings, Ascension Day, a concert, various coffee morning and a number of funerals. Please see the newsletter or the posters below for more details of events in May.  Please note that the Friends in Deed Drop-in Café this month will be at The Methodist Church.

 

A copy of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here Newsletter May 2018
Or see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

Our chosen Charity for May-June is Godmanchester Food Bank http://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk/ The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. St Mary’s have been a collection point for Godmanchester Foodbank for several years. There is a food collection box near the font for our offerings each week and we also pass donations of dried and tinned food from the schoolchildren at harvest festival each year. Look out for the display in church and more information in the pewsheets this month.
Godmanchester Foodbank Logo

In addition, during May  we have Christian Aid week https://www.christianaid.org.uk/. There will be no house-to-house collection in Buckden, but envelopes will be available at the back of church if you wish to make a donation and Buckden & District Churches Together are holding a fund-raising coffee morning on Friday 11th May 10am in the Methodist Hall.

New Data Protection Rules May we contact you? There will be new data protection legislation (GDPR) in place from 25th May 2018. We will need to have your written consent in order to store your details and to contact you. To remain on, or to join, any of our mailing lists or to have your details stored by Rev Jes and/or St Mary’s PCC, pick up a form in church or download one here Buckden GDPR Consent

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April at St Mary’s Buckden

We have started April on a high with Easter Sunday falling on the 1st day of the month.
Alleluia, Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

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At the end of March we also received a net £35,600, the grant from Amey Community Foundation.  So we have much to celebrate and be grateful for.

As we move on into April, some important business and administrative tasks must be addressed.

Annual Meetings  – ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM) & ELECTION OF CHURCHWARDENS. SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 2018 at 12.15am following by BRING & SHARE LUNCH.  Please join us at the meetings and at the lunch after. Those on the church or civic electoral roll may vote in the election of churchwardens. Those on the church electoral roll may vote in the PCC elections. If you want to get more involved, or change your activities, there are lists for the various volunteer roles (please amend by hand) and forms for electoral roll applications and PCC, churchwarden and Deanery Synod nominations at the back of church. the annual report can be downloaded here Annual report 2017

New Data Protection Rules May we contact you? There will be new data protection legislation (GDPR) in place from May 2018. We will need to have your written consent in order to store your details and to contact you. To remain on, or to join, any of our mailing lists or to have your details stored by Rev Jes and/or St Mary’s PCC, pick up a form in church or download one here Buckden GDPR Consent

New Safeguarding Rules – New accreditation for church volunteers, PCC members, those dealing with children and vulnerable adults has been introduced and will be a focus for 2018, to protect ourselves and the community we serve. The accreditation can be in the form of an online assessment or face to face workshop; more information will follow.

A copy of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here 1804 newsletter
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Our chosen Charity for March-April is Little Princess Trust http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/ .  The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. Look out for the display in church and more information in the pewsheets this month.

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Holy Week & Easter at St Mary’s

PALM SUNDAY        Sunday 25th March
8.00am     Holy Communion
11.00am   All Age Communion and Passion Play for Palm Sunday.
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MAUNDY THURSDAY         Thursday 29th March
8.00pm  Holy Communion

GOOD FRIDAY      Friday 30th March

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GOOD FRIDAY   2.00pm       The Last Hour  Quiet service in St Mary’s

EASTER SUNDAY           Sunday    1st April
8.00am Holy Communion for Easter
11.00 am Family Communion for Easter and Children’s Activities
6pm  Holy Communion for Easter

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