Monthly Archives: June 2017

July at St Mary’s Buckden

This month starts with Buckden Village Festival. We’ll be there at the fete on Saturday 1st July  with the Churches Together Pirates Stall, the*800 and counting* talents stall and Pirate Games in the arena too. On Sunday 2nd July we have a Village Celebration Service at 11am in Buckden Village Hall – all are very welcome to come and join in with this informal, fun service.  For full details about the festival see http://www.buckdenvillagefestival.co.uk/

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There are loads of other events and activities going on in July.  There’s a list below but for more details, take  look at our newsletter st marys newsletter July 2017

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*800 and counting……*   THE CHALLENGE IS NOW ON! Thank you to everyone involved. Don’t forget to update us with news and pictures of your plans and events over the coming months. The ones we know about are listed below. For more information about the challenge and the celebration, click on *800 and counting*

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Restoration Appeal and Major Projects
We continue to pray for success in our grant applications and give thanks for the people who have felt moved to support our beautiful Parish Church. Work on the roof was completed but we are unable to progress any of the other major projects until we have raised substantial funds. Click on the links in the title for more information.

Our chosen Charity for July-August is Ed Isaac
This is very much a local cause. Ed, his wife Emma and their 3 children live in the village. Ed suffered a massive brain haemorrhage and collapsed on his way to work in November 2016. He underwent life-saving surgery and is currently undergoing intensive rehabilitation at a local neurological centre. Ed is currently reliant on a wheelchair and has very limited movement down the left-hand side of his body. Ed returned home to his family in June but their house needs a downstairs wet room and bedroom; and he will need continuing therapy. A group of friends have been raising money locally to help the Isaacs to become a family once again.
See the  charities page on this website (under finance), the weekly pewsheet and the charities noticeboard at the back of church for updates during the months.

 

 

Watch out – the Pirates are coming!

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FREE Pirates Holiday Club for children aged 5-11 years.
Fun games, stories, drama, craft & music.
Download a booking form here Booking form. 2017

Weekend update

The Open Gardens  weekend was a fabulous event enjoyed by villagers and visitors alike. Our thanks go to so very many people : our events team, the helpers, the gardeners and all the visitors.  The total raised was in excess of £3,000 for the Restoration Fund.

This coming weekend at St Mary’s we have coffee and cakes on Saturday 24th June 10.30m til noon. Sunday 25th is our fourth Sunday all-age communion 11am at St Mary’s with singing led by Angel Voices. All are welcome to come and join us. For a more traditional service there is BCP Holy Communion at 8am. Sunday evening we have our monthly Open Meeting at 6pm, your chance to come along and have your say. We end the evening with Night Prayer at 7pm.

BIBLE STUDY – We have several options for bible study coming up for anyone who is interested:-

The monthly Monday Bible Group is setting out on a new journey of discovery, with lots of opportunity to participate and learn together. The theme starting next week is Parables in the Gospels and OT. These have layers of deeper meaning to be uncovered. Next meetings: 26 June, 31 July and 25 September then every 4th Monday.

A new Going Deeper bible study group starts on Monday 26 June meeting every week 8 – 9pm at The Horseshoe in Offord.  The existing Going Deeper group continues to meet on Wednesday mornings 10.30am in the living stones room.  Both groups are looking more closely at the readings from the previous Sunday.

All are welcome to come and try any or all of these groups.

Open Gardens

It’s the eve of Buckden Open Gardens. The forecast is good and the gardens are all looking lovely. Get your garden passports for just £5 on the day from St Marys or from any of the gardens.

Film on a farm – Grease

One of the events in our 800 and counting challenge.  An outdoor screening of Grease on 10th June. It will be in the parkland at the back of Stirtloe House. Car parking will be available within the park. Draycott brewery will be running the bar, plus locally sourced hog roast etc. or bring your own picnic.Bring something to sit on and a torch.Gates open 7pm.  Film starts approx 9pm. Box office details are on the poster