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Buckden Open Gardens and more!

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May at St Mary’s

Thank you to everyone who attended the Meeting of the Parishioners and APCM on Sunday 14th 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.

Help please!  Many hands make light work, so please join us for :-
Cleaning Crew on Saturday 4th May from 10am. Dusters at the ready!
Churchyard Tidy on Saturday 11th May from 10am. Bring your own tools.
Free tea/coffee are provided for the helpers.

Looking good! – a new carpet has been fitted at the back of church and a new carpet in the chancel is expected imminently. New lighting for the porch and the nave has arrived and should be fitted soon. Pop in and see the difference.


EVERYBODY WELCOME – families, individuals, all-ages
Coffee & Cakes
– in St Mary’s every Saturday
Stageworks Concert in St Mary’s – Friday 3rd May at 7.30pm
Community Café – in St Mary’s Wednesday 8th May from 2.30pm.

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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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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 10th May 10am in the Methodist Hall.
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For more information about all events in May, see the poster below or have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1905 newsletter May or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

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Good Friday & Easter in Buckden

Good Friday Children’s Workshop – download a Booking Form

All are welcome to join us for services and activities over Holy Week and Easter
Monday 15th – 2.15pm Daily Prayer
Tuesday 16th – 2.15pm Daily Prayer
Wednesday 17th – 9.30am Communion Service followed by coffee & chat
Maundy Thursday 18th – 2.15pm Daily Prayer;
8pm Maundy Thursday Communion & washing of hands
Good Friday & Easter weekend – see the posters above

St Mary’s Annual Meetings – Results of Elections

The 2019 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens took place on Sunday 14th April 2018 at 12.15pm and were followed by an informal bring & share lunch .
The formal notice of meetings,  the lists of volunteers and the various nomination forms had been available in church during March. The St Mary’s 2018 Annual Report was circulated with the April 2019 Newsletter and can be viewed by clicking this link Annual report 2018
Churchwardens:
David Pickavance was re-elected as churchwarden for the forthcoming year. There is currently a vacancy for a second churchwarden.
PCC: Anne Carter, Carole Coram, Dorothy Priest, Michelle Jazrawi and Kate Merrell were elected to the PCC for a 3-year term. They join Patricia Ford (elected 2017), Ian Carter, Marilyn Rolin, Sammy Riley and David Riley (elected 2018).
Sidespeople were appointed (list published in church).
Independent Examiner: Barry Priest was appointed .
Deanery Synod representative: There is still a vacancy. Please see Jes or David Pickavance if you think you might be interested.
New Electoral Roll: A new electoral roll was created this year with 113 persons on roll plus one due to turn 16 during the year. 19 of the persons on the current roll reside outside the Parish.

April 2019 at St Mary’s Buckden

The month of April 2019 takes us to the end of Lent and through Holy Week to Easter.  We also have our Annual Meetings and Elections on the 14th followed by a bring and share lunch.

Our Lent study options continue for the first two weeks of April with Study Lunches and evening sessions on Mondays 1st and 8th April or the daily download of Lent Pilgrim.  There’s still time to join us this Lent and learn about The Beatitudes.
Lent 2019
https://www.churchofengland.org/lent
Lent Pilgrim sampler

lent     lent-soup 

Cleaning Crew on Saturday 6th April from 10am:- please come and help prepare the church for Easter. Dusters at the ready!

Easter Lilies. St Mary’s will be decorated for Easter with lilies donated by people in memory of loved ones. At the back of church are the lists of those to be remembered and instructions for payment by 7th April.

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Community Café on Wednesday 10th April from 2.30pm.
Concert on Saturday 13th April at 7.30pm

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ANNUAL MEETINGS & ELECTIONS (APCM & Election of Churchwardens)
Sunday 14th April 2019 at 12.15am and will be followed by a BRING & SHARE LUNCH.
All are welcome to the meetings and the lunch. 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. A copy of the 2018-Annual-Report can be viewed here Annual report 2018
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE – on display at the back of church (behind the font) are signup sheets and application forms for the various volunteer roles within St Mary’s.  Please consider whether you might be able fulfil any of these roles and chat to Jes or the churchwardens if you would like more information.
New Electoral Roll (our list of members). The new roll has been created and is on display at the back of church until the 14th.
DSCN8377BRING & SHARE LUNCH after the meetings on the 14th – All welcome

Good Friday Booking Form for children’s event

St Mary’s chosen charity for March-April is Combat Stress https://www.combatstress.org.uk/ Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century they’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future. Please see the display in church for more information.

For more information about all events in April, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1904 newsletter April or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

See below for more events and services coming up at St Mary’s this month

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