As April 2021 begins, it’s Holy Week, we’re looking forward to Easter and St Mary’s is open for services once again.
Services in St Mary’s for Holy Week and Easter Wednesday 31st March 9.30am Midweek communion Thursday 1st April 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Service Friday 2nd April 11am Churches Together Good Friday Service Friday 2nd April 2pm The Last Hour Sunday 4th April 11am Easter Service Social distancing measures are still in place, so please comply, always wear a mask in church and numbers are limited. For Good Friday and Sunday, please book in advance by emailing David.email@example.com. Sunday services are also being streamed via YouTube for those unable to attend.
Buckden & District Churches Together are unable to run the usual children’s workshop alongside the Good Friday Service but you can pick up a family activity bag instead (see below)
This Sunday, 28th March, is Palm Sunday and we have our first service back in church at 11am. If you want to come along, please book in advance by emailing David.firstname.lastname@example.org. Social distancing measures are still in place, so please comply, and always wear a mask in church.
If you can’t make it to church this week, the service will also be streamed via YouTube on St Mary’s Buckden.
The 2021 Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held on Sunday 11th April 2021 starting at 12 noon both in church (if possible) and via Zoom Zoom ID: 204 930 2812 Passcode: 310856 Formal notices of meetings and of electoral roll revision are displayed on the church noticeboards and here below. The 2020 Annual Report will be circulated with the April 2021 Newsletter and will also be available to download from the website. There are currently vacancies for PCC (8 vacancies) and Deanery Synod representative (2 vacancies). Please chat to any PCC member if you think you might be interested in one of these roles. Nomination forms are available to download below. If you are new to St Mary’s and wish to be added to our Electoral Roll, please download and complete an application form below. Please return all completed nomination forms and electoral roll application forms to our PCC secretary email@example.com
Spring has arrived and the days are getting both brighter and longer bringing a renewed sense of optimism.
The whole of March falls within the season of Lent and there are a variety of Lent Courses and reflections available to us online. For more information, you can download a copy of our March Newsletter here.
Church remains closed for public worship (other than Sunday and Wednesday morning for individual private prayer). However, the PCC will continue to monitor the situation and consider when we might safely resume live services. Watch this space.
Coming up in April we have our annual church meetings: Election of Churchwardens and APCM. 12 noon on Sunday 11th April in church (if possible) and on Zoom – see the newsletter for more information.
Welcome to St Mary’s, the lively parish church at the heart of Buckden, Cambridgeshire. St Mary's has long been a stopping-off point for people travelling up and down the A1. We hope you enjoy your online visit, and look forward to welcoming you in person if you are able to join us for a service or just to drop in.
On this site you can find out about the variety of activities here which make St Mary's a place where everyone can feel at home and enjoy fellowship with God and with one another.