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.
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
Congratulations to the 6 members of our congregation who were confirmed at Ely Cathedral at a Pentecost Praise service on 4th June 2017.
We start this month with Pentecost on the 4th when we have six candidates being confirmed at Ely Cathedral. We also reach the official end of the Archbishop’s prayer for the nation “Thy Kingdom Come”.
There is loads going on in June; click here 1706 st marys newsletter to see our NEWSLETTER for details. The big event is Buckden Open Gardens on Sunday June 11th.
*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*
Restoration Appeal and Major Projects
Work on the roof is now complete but we are unable to progress any of the other major projects until we have raised substantial funds. Pray that our grant applications will be successful and that people will feel moved to support our beautiful Parish Church.
Our chosen Charity for May-June is Godmanchester Food Bank http://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk/
The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. There are now over 400 foodbanks in the network. St Mary’s have been a collection point for Godmanchester Foodbank for several years. There is a food collection box near the font for our offerings each week and we also pass donations of dried and tinned food from the schoolchildren at harvest festival each year. See the charities page
on this website (under finance), the weekly pewsheet and the charities noticeboard at the back of church for more information.
May 25th – June 4th 2017
Thy Kingdom Come
is the Archbishops’ call to all churches to pray for our nation, community and world. Join the global wave of prayer:-
- Leave a card on the “Prayer Net” in the church porch at St Mary’s.
- Collect a prayer booklet from St Mary’s or download a copy here Thy Kingdom Come 2017
- Visit www.thykingdomcome.global and pledge to pray using the short form on the home page. You will then receive emails each day with video reflections & prayers.