Monthly Archives: June 2016

Summer News

 seaside rock informationOur Summer Newsletter is a combined issue for July and August and can be viewed here Newsletter July-Aug 2016.  Newsletters can be downloaded from the website “newsletters” page under the “info” tab or they can be emailed to you each month. Opting to receive your newsletter electronically helps us to save on paper and distribution. For those not on email / internet, we do, of course, still distribute paper copies and there are always copies available to pick up in church.

A VC Commemoration Stone will be unveiled at the war memorial in the church yard on Friday 1st July .  The service starts at the Green memorial in the High Street at 11am and processes to St Mary’s.

Buckden Village Festival runs from 1st to 3rd July. 
On Friday 1st at 7.30pm St Mary’s is the venue for the festival fashion show
On Saturday 2nd Buckden & District Churches Together has a stall at the afternoon fete – a taster for Seaside Rock Holiday Club
On Sunday 3rd at 11am in the Village Hall Buckden & District Churches Together are running a festival celebration service

Our chosen charity for July-August is Shelterbox.  See our website charities page (under finance) and the charities noticeboard in the church porch for more information.

Church rotas for July and August are published here

Major Projects We do have a number of large maintenance projects planned.
THE CHANCEL ROOF (and surrounding area)
STONEWORK (and clock)
For up to date information on these projects, please see the “Major Projects” page under the “buildings” tab

Seaside Rock Holiday Club – 24th to 26th August 9.30am to mid-day at Buckden Towers. More details of this free holiday club run by Buckden & District Churches Together for children aged 5 to 11 years are available on this website

Seaside rock Booking form

Fun for the summer…..Seaside Rock

Seaside rock Booking formseaside rock information

Coming up this weekend….

Saturday June 11th   7.30pm SONG CYCLE
the next show in the 2016 Concert Season at St.Mary’s Church.’SONG CYCLE’ are a highly-acclaimed ‘a capella’ quartet from Essex, they sing everything from Bach to the Beatles and all stops in between (including Postman Pat!) in a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining way. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions), which includes a complimentary glass of wine, and are available from the Box Office: 01480 812777, or from Costcutter and Que Sera. The evening starts at 7.30pm. Do come and enjoy a wonderful evening of musical entertainment, whilst helping to raise much-needed funds for our lovely Parish Church

Sunday June 12th   4pm STEPPING STONES (at the vicarage)
Second Sunday Stepping Stones runs 4pm – 5.15pm on the second sunday of the month at the vicarage (next door to St Mary’s)
Music, crafts, stories and light refreshments
For preschool, nursery and KS1 children and their parents

A special village service of celebration presented by Buckden and District Churches Together.  All welcome.

Queen's birthday


Charities 2016-2017

This year (May 2016 to April 2017) we will be supporting 6 specific charities which have been nominated by members of the congregation.

Dates Charity
May – June 2016 Godmanchester Foodbank
July – August 2016 Shelterbox
September – October 2016 Church Army
November – December 2016 Pop Offsets
January – February 2017 The Alex Hulme Foundation
March – April 2017 Fare Share

We hope that supporting each charity for a 2-month period will allow us all to learn more about that charity and to become more involved. More information on the current charity is always available on the charities page  of this website, in the monthly newsletter and on the charities’ noticeboard in the church porch.

These are in addition to the regular charities that we support (Royal British Legion at Remembrance; Harvest Festival Charity (Wateraid in recent years); the Children’s Society at Christingle; Christian Aid Week and other charities via events organised by Buckden & District Churches Together) and to any Disasters and Emergencies Committee Special Appeals.


Come and join the Treasure Trail

Sunday June 5th
Treasure Trail
Come and Discover Secret Buckden!
Prizes – Drinks – Food – Tombola – Children’s Competition
Starts:     1.30pm onwards at St Mary’s
Finish:   Before 5pm
£5 for a family, individuals or couples
Early Bird Tickets for fast track registration available from Cost Cutter and Que Sera.