Advent is a time of preparation and very busy time in St Mary’s. Work on the chancel and organ chamber roofs is almost complete. The stonemasons are just finishing off and then the scaffolding will be taken down (in time for Christmas – weather permitting). In the New Year, our focus will shift to the next project.
Outside the new stars on the tower are lit and the crib is installed in the churchyard.
Inside the Christmas tree and the crib (which appears on the cover of the December Roundabout) are arriving the first weekend of December. The lovely windowsill arrangements will appear over the next couple of weeks. At the end of November we already lit the first candle on the advent ring and sent our knitted nativity sets off on their journeys.
Events (see full listing below) – Please come and visit us at the Buckden & District Churches Together stall
in the High St at the Buckden Christmas Market & Lights on Sunday Dec 4th 2-5pm. Our elves have been busy making lovely things to sell.
St Mary’s will be open all afternoon with refreshments, an indoor stall, children’s art competition, carol singing. Also providing a quiet place for prayer & reflection for those who need it away from the main event.
Wednesday 7th December 10am – 11.30am is St Mary’s Fundraisers Christmas Coffee Morning held at the Village Hall. £3 entry includes tea/coffee and mince pies. Also on offer are a raffle, cake stall, gift stall. All welcome.
For details of our Christmas services click here or see below
Newsletter – Details of all events and services in December and January can be found in newsletter-dec-jan . All our monthly newsletters can found on this website on the “newsletters” page under the “info” tab. Alternatively a newsletter can be be emailed to you each month. For those not on email / internet, there are always copies available to pick up in church. If you cannot get to church, you can have a paper copy delivered.
Amongst all the excitement of Christmas, please give some thought to our Restoration Appeal . Pray that our grant applications will be successful and that people will feel moved to support our beautiful Parish Church.
When Christmas shopping on the internet please try and do so via https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmarysbuckden (no cost to you)
If you want to make a donation, please contact us directly or use the link
Our chosen charity for November-December is Population Matters: Women’s Choice.
See the charities page on this website (under finance) and the charities noticeboard at the back of church for more information .