Ride & Stride – join us or sponsor us

Even a pandemic won’t stop the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust’s Ride and Stride event on 12th September https://camhct.uk/rideandstride/. It may look a little different to previous years with no paper forms, no refreshments and perhaps no entry to the churches themselves.

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If you would like to join the St Mary’s team to walk / cycle / drive, please contact Anne Carter.  If you can’t join us, then please could you sponsor us via our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stmarysbuckdenrideandstride

Children’s Holiday Club goes virtual

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Seaside Rock @ Home 2020 booking form

Join us online Sunday 9th August

Please join us online this Sunday – 9th August

We hope that you will all join us in our “virtual” service for Sunday 9th August.   A video of the service will be uploaded to Facebook and to YouTube. “St Mary’s Buckden”. So, if you can’t watch it at 11am on Sunday, you can always catch up later using the link here YouTube channel: St Mary’s Buckden

You can download this week’s pewsheet, service sheet and sermon here:
pewsheet 09-08-20
service 09-08-20
sermon 09-08-20 Amos

 

During the week
St Mary’s is open for private prayer and for services in the church on the following days and times :-
MONDAY – Open for PRIVATE PRAYER ONLY 10.00am to 4.00 pm
WEDNESDAY – COMMUNION SERVICE 9.30am
THURSDAY – Open for PRIVATE PRAYER ONLY 10.00am to 4.00 pm

There are strict social distancing measures in place, face coverings must be worn and numbers are limited, please read the notices and comply with these measures. Due to problems with the water supply, there are no toilet facilities available at this time.

Next Sunday – 16th August
We are pleased to announce that our first Sunday Service back in church will be at 11am on Sunday 16th August.  There are social distancing measures in place and there is currently no running water in the church, so please do read the instructions below before visiting and always wear a mask/face covering.  
Social distancing limits our capacity to 45, so you will need to reserve an attendance slot, by emailing the churchwarden david.pickavance1@outlook.com each week or adding your name to the list in the porch.

We realise that not everybody will be comfortable attending a public service yet and, of course, our numbers are limited.  Therefore, we will continue to run the “virtual” sunday services on  Facebook and YouTube as well.

Social distancing measures for church services (from August 2020)

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Sunday Service in Church (August 16th)

We are pleased to announce that our first Sunday Service back in church will be at 11am on Sunday 16th August.  There are social distancing measures in place and there is currently no running water in the church, so please do read the instructions below before visiting and always wear a mask/face covering.   Social distancing limits our capacity to 45, so you will need to reserve an attendance slot, by emailing the churchwarden david.pickavance1@outlook.com each week or adding your name to the list in the porch.

We realise that not everybody will be comfortable attending a public service yet and, of course, our numbers are limited.  Therefore, we will continue to run the “virtual” sunday services on  Facebook and YouTube as well.

Social distancing measures for church services (from August 2020)

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St Mary’s News – August 2020

As restrictions start to ease a little, we are pleased to say that St Mary’s has been open for private prayer two days a week (since 22nd June); Wednesday  Communion (since 15th July) and will soon open for a Sunday Service as well (from 16th August). There are social distancing measures in place, please familiarize yourself with and comply with these measures.

Our online activities will be continuing in parallel with the activities in church.

We are also planning some new activities / events in the coming months:-
– A Children’s Virtual Holiday Club SeasideRock@Home on 24th-26th August
– Ride & Stride (sponsored walk/cycle/drive around local churches) on 12th September
– A prayer walk initiative starting in September
St Mary’s Annual Meetings (APCM & churchwarden election) Sunday 27th September

For more information about all services and events at St Mary’s, please see our newsletter for August
St Mary’s Newsletter August 2020

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