Category Archives: cycle

A fabulous start to Heritage Weekend

At St Mary’s today we’ve had a fabulous start to Heritage Weekend. Churches on the Air, a Bishop in the house, an Engage Award and our cyclists on tour around Cambridge for the Ride, Drive & Stride.


Heritage – a busy weekend at St Mary’s

We are open for Heritage weekendhttps://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
We are open all day every day with coffee and cakes on Saturday 9th September 10.30am – noon and with guided tours on Sunday 10th September 2pm and 3.30pm. This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the first recorded priest in Buckden.
Sunday Services on the 10th are at 8am Communion and 11am Morning Service

St Mary’s Engage Awardhttps://wordpress.com/read/feeds/194604/posts/1585702591
Bishop David (see the above link to the Bishop’s Blog) will be visiting on Saturday morning 9th September to present us with our 2nd Engage Award from Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust.  This year’s award is for the new stars which have been installed on the tower to shine out to the community during Advent.

Churches on the Airhttp://www.wacral.org/
A local group of radio enthusiasts will be with us all day on Saturday 9th September, broadcasting from St Mary’s as part of the Churches on the Air event

Ride and Stride https://www.camhct.uk/ride/
We welcome all visitors taking part in the event.  Please help yourselves to refreshments and the facilities.  A group from St Mary’s will be visiting Cambridge city churches on Saturday 9th September as part of the annual national Historic Churches Ride, Drive and Stride Day.  If you want to sponsor us there is a form at the back of church or contact churchwardens@stmarysbuckden.org.uk

and finally …. a few pictures from Heritage weekend last year

Support our Ride & Stride

A group from St Mary’s will be taking part in the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust (CHCT) Ride, Drive and Stride event on Saturday 10th September.  Some cycling between local churches and starting off from St Mary’s during Coffee & Cakes;  others walking between churches in Cambridge.  All keeping up the tradition that has been so well established and supported at St Mary’s by Ron and Ken (to name but two).

It is a sponsored event.  Half the money we raise goes to CHCT and half directly to St Mary’s.  CHCT is any organisation that gives grants to churches undertaking restoration and improvement work – something very relevant to our current situation

If you would like to join in and cycle or walk, please see Anne Carter.

If you unable to join us on the day, then please consider sponsoring us.  There is a sponsor form at the back of church or you can sponsor us online using the following link    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Buckden-bikes

IMG_0996