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Join us this December at St Mary’s Buckden

What a fabulous start to December.  The church was a hive of activity all weekend long.  Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday to help with the cleaning, decorate the Christmas tree, receive and display the wreaths, provide the refreshments.
On Sunday our knitted nativity sets set-off during the morning’s Advent Sunday Service; we were open during the afternoon of the Buckden Christmas Market & Lights to welcome visitors to the Wreath Festival, children to the craft workshops, singers from Buckden School. Thanks to everyone who visited & everyone who helped.

The Wreath Festival continues throughout December, please come and take a look.
Don’t forget to sponsor a memory bauble this year – £3 from The Flower Boutique, The Salon on the Green and Buckden Preschool

Our next events involve coffee, the Annual Christmas Coffee Morning at the Village Hall on the 5th and The Community Café in St Mary’s on the 12th.  Please come and join us for a cuppa

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Our Special Services for Christmas start on Saturday 9th December with Christingle.  See below for a full list of Christmas Services.  Please come and share in the celebration.

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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.

For more information about all events in December (and January), have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1812 Newsletter Dec18-Jan19  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

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July at St Mary’s Buckden

As we enter July there’s currently something of a heatwave going on. We’re hoping that the weather will hold for all the summer events planned here and throughout the village.

July 7th-8th is festival weekend in Buckden. There will be no coffee & cakes on Saturday and no 11am service in St Mary’s on Sunday but you can come and see us the Holiday Club Stall at the fete (Saturday afternoon) and at the festival service in the village hall (11am Sunday).

See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month:-
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For more information about all events in July, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here Newsletter July2018 or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

St Mary’s chosen charity for July-August is Buckden village resident, Molly Smith. Following multiple organ transplant 10 years ago she has ‘challenging health’.  The funds raised will go towards ramps to enable Molly to spend time in her garden and leave the house as she becomes increasingly dependent on a wheelchair. Look for the display in church or the charities page on this website under the FINANCE tab to find out more.

Preparations for our Holiday Clubs are now well underway.
For the children (5-11 years) we have Pyramid Rock – details and booking form below.
For those mature in years but young at heart we have Holidays at Home 13th-15th August – details to follow

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Booking form, click here – pyramid-booking-2018

May at St Mary’s Buckden

Thank you to everyone who attended the Meeting of the Parishioners and APCM on Sunday 8th April. Those meetings already seem a dim and distant memory. And thanks to everyone who is taking on or continuing with a volunteer role within St Mary’s. We are blessed to have so many willing helpers.

May is looking to be a very busy month with 3 weddings, Ascension Day, a concert, various coffee morning and a number of funerals. Please see the newsletter or the posters below for more details of events in May.  Please note that the Friends in Deed Drop-in Café this month will be at The Methodist Church.

 

A copy of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here Newsletter May 2018
Or see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

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. 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. Look out for the display in church and more information in the pewsheets this month.
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In addition, during May  we have Christian Aid week https://www.christianaid.org.uk/. There will be no house-to-house collection in Buckden, but envelopes will be available at the back of church if you wish to make a donation and Buckden & District Churches Together are holding a fund-raising coffee morning on Friday 11th May 10am in the Methodist Hall.

New Data Protection Rules May we contact you? There will be new data protection legislation (GDPR) in place from 25th May 2018. We will need to have your written consent in order to store your details and to contact you. To remain on, or to join, any of our mailing lists or to have your details stored by Rev Jes and/or St Mary’s PCC, pick up a form in church or download one here Buckden GDPR Consent

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Holy Week & Easter at St Mary’s

PALM SUNDAY        Sunday 25th March
8.00am     Holy Communion
11.00am   All Age Communion and Passion Play for Palm Sunday.
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MAUNDY THURSDAY         Thursday 29th March
8.00pm  Holy Communion

GOOD FRIDAY      Friday 30th March

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GOOD FRIDAY   2.00pm       The Last Hour  Quiet service in St Mary’s

EASTER SUNDAY           Sunday    1st April
8.00am Holy Communion for Easter
11.00 am Family Communion for Easter and Children’s Activities
6pm  Holy Communion for Easter

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March 2018 at St Mary’s Buckden

The beginning of March is full of events, starting on the Thursday 1st with Mad March Munchies (a trip to Spicelands), followed by Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday 2nd and the Annual Church Auction on Saturday 3rd. There’s more information on these and other events below.

 

LENT: We are already well into the season of Lent.  Our 2018 Lent course is based on “The King’s Speech” and there are two options for taking part:-
Monday lunchtimes – BDCT study lunches (with soup lunch) 12.30pm at the Methodist Hall.   Last session 19th March.
Thursday evenings – 8.30pm study sessions at 7 Vineyard Way Thursdays to 22nd March

Newsletter: You can download our latest newsletter here 1803 st mary’s newsletter or see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

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CHARITIES
Our chosen Charity for March-April is Little Princess Trust http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/ .  The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. Look out for the display in church and information in the pewsheets this month.

CONCERT – this month we have our first concert of 2018 : Hinchingbrooke Rising Stars

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May we contact you? There is new data protection legislation (GDPR) from May 2018. We will need to have your written consent to store your details and to contact you. Consent forms will be available in April (from the website and in church) and circulated with the April newsletter. Please take time to read the information and fill in a form. Without written consent we will no longer be able to contact you

 

The beginning of March is full of events, starting on the Thursday 1st with Mad March Munchies (a trip to Spicelands), followed by img_1801World Day of Prayer on Friday 2nd and the Annual Church Auction on Saturday 3rd. There’s more information on these and other events below.

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We are already well into the season of Lent.  Our 2018 Lent course is based on “The King’s Speech” and there are two options for taking part:-
Monday lunchtimes – BDCT study lunches (with soup lunch) 12.30pm at the Methodist Hall.   Last session 19th March.
Thursday evenings – 8.30pm study sessions at 7 Vineyard Way Thursdays to 22nd March

Newsletter: You can download our latest newsletter here or see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

CHARITIES
Our chosen Charity for March-April is Little Princess Trust  The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. http://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/

CONCERT – this month we have our first concert of 2018 from Hinchingbrooke Rising Stars

May we contact you? There is new data protection legislation (GDPR) from May 2018. We will need to have your written consent to store your details and to contact you. Consent forms will be available in April (from the website and in church) and circulated with the April newsletter. Please take time to read the information and fill in a form. Without written consent we will no longer be able to contact you