September News

It’s hard to believe that it is year since Rev Jes and Jane (and Brandy) arrived with us here in Buckden.  A few photos from the licensing service on 2nd September 2015 have been added to the website, in the “gallery” under the “events” tab.

Our September Newsletter includes details of all the events (including two fabulous concerts and the annual garden party) which are going on in September.  The newsletter can be viewed here Newsletter Sept 2016.
Our monthly 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.

Our chosen charity for September-October is Church Army.  See our website charities page (under finance) and the charities noticeboard in the church porch for more information during those months.

Church rotas for September – November are published here.

Major Projects
Work starts on 5th September on the first of our large maintenance projects:-
THE CHANCEL ROOF (and organ chamber roof)
The organ has been covered for protection and the chancel will be out-of-bounds Monday-Friday for the couple of months whilst the work is ongoing. All church activities will going as normal but may be moved to other parts of the church.
We are actively seeking grants to support the roof work and also our other major projects
STONEWORK (and clock)
THE ORGAN
For up to date information on these projects, please see the “Major Projects” page under the “buildings” tab

Heritage Weekend 9 – 11th September
St Mary’s will be OPEN to visitors each day.  There will be talks on Sunday 11th at 2pm and 3.30pm.
Bishop David will be visiting during coffee & cakes on Saturday 10th to present us with an “Engage Award” for improving access to the public
Churches on The Air”. The World Association of Christian Radio Amateur and Listeners (WACRAL) will have a station set-up in St Mary’s on Saturday 10th and would welcome any interested visitors.
Two groups from St Mary’s will be taking part in the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust (CHCT) Ride, Drive and Stride event on Saturday 10thSeptember.  One group is cycling between local churches and starting off from St Mary’s during Coffee & Cakes; the other group will be walking between churches in Cambridge.  All keeping up the tradition that has been so well established and supported at St Mary’s over the years. If you would like to join in and cycle, please see Anne Carter or  walk, please see Ken Gray.  If you unable to join us on the day, then do please consider sponsoring us.  There is a sponsor form at the back of church or you can sponsor us online using the following link    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Buckden-bikes

Finally, here is a message from Rev Ron Ingamells (Ron thankswho left the village in July for pastures new.  You can find some pictures from Ron’s leaving party on the website, in the “gallery” under the “events” tab.

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