Saturday 1st December is a day of preparation – during that morning, the Cleaning Crew are in, the Christmas Tree arrives (donated by The Flower Boutique Buckden) with its personalised Memory Baubles, the wreaths arrive for the Wreath Festival and Coffee and Cakes are available. Please come along and help, or just join us for coffee and cake.
Sunday 2nd December is Advent Sunday. At our 11am Service, St Mary’s knitted nativity sets start off on their journey around Buckden. There is no evening service this week but St Mary’s will be open all afternoon with lots going on as part of the Buckden Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on event. Come in and see the Wreath Festival, Christmas Tree, enjoy the Children’s craft workshop, have refreshments, hear the children of Buckden School singing.
Friday 9th November 7.30pm at Buckden Methodist Church
1918 and Victory. Illustrative talk . Free Entry.
Saturday 10th November 7.30pm concert at St Mary’s.
The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins.
Tickets £10. Proceeds to Royal British Legion
Sunday 11th November
10.15am Village Remembrance Service at St Mary’s
There are a whole variety of things going on in and around St Mary’s this November. From the sombre and reflective services (All Souls Service & Remembrance Service) to the active and fun events (Holidays at Home Revisited & The Barn Dance); the new-look Community Café; the Cleaning Crew; Saturday Coffee & Cakes…the list just goes on.
St Mary’s chosen charity for November-December is Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) www.maf-uk.org For 70 years, MAF has been flying for life
In today’s ‘connected world’, the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated. Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline. They fly medical, relief and life-transforming help to vulnerable people in hard-to-reach places. They need our prayers and financial support.
Dusters at the ready! Come and join the cleaning crew
Saturday 3rd November (and every 1st Saturday) from 10am
Our recent plea for help with church cleaning has resulted in several initiatives
– weekly cleaning will continue but only a few areas are covered this way
– Cleaning Crew will now run every month on the 1st Saturday. Please join in.
– brass cleaning has been allocated to specific people / groups
– cleaning prior to weddings/funerals/events. Several people have signed up to help with this and will be called as and when required
For more information about all events in November, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1811 Newsletter Nov2018 or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab
See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month