Advent is almost upon us and the first weekend in December is promising to be a very busy one. We have the Christmas Tree arriving with it’s personalised baubles, St Mary’s 1st Christmas Wreath Festival, Buckden Christmas Market and light switch on, Children’s workshop, Children singing and more. And that’s all in addition to our special Advent Service at 11am on Sunday when the travelling cribs set off on their journey around Buckden. Come and join us this weekend.
Next Wednesday it’s the St Mary’s Christmas Coffee Morning at Buckden Village Hall. Join us for coffee, mince pies and fun
After that, we move on to the various Christmas Services – something for everyone
For more about what’s on in December click on this link to the newsletter DEC2017-JAN2018 or see the poster below. Check the St Mary’s website, facebook page and posters around the church for further updates during the month.
St Mary’s Christmas Tree – sponsor a bauble
This year, The Flower Boutique Brampton are providing St Mary’s Church with a 10ft Christmas tree. They will be selling baubles, with 100% of profits going to charity …..60% to St Mary’s and 40% to Buckden Pre-School Playgroup. Buy one of the baubles for £4 and put a message in memory of a loved one, or pet, who is no longer with us onto the silk ribbon attached to the bauble. Baubles are on sale at The Flower Boutique, The Salon on the Green, Que Sera or at St Mary’s after the 11am Sunday services in November.
St Mary’s Wreath Festival
Make a Christmas wreath and bring it into church on Saturday 2nd December. The wreaths will be displayed until 19th December.
Sunday 3rd December 2pm – 5pm
BUCKDEN CHRISTMAS MARKET in the High Street
ST MARY’S WREATH FESTIVAL in the Church
ST MARY’S CHRISTMAS TREE in the Church
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOP in the Church
COME IN AND LIGHT A CANDLE in the Church
St Mary’s will be open with Christmas Wreaths, Christmas Tree and children’s work on display. There’s Children’s Christmas Crafts Workshops and a Christmas Cards/Crafts Stall. Refreshments will be available too. Come and join us.
The Buckden & District Churches Together “Why Christmas?” Stall on the High Street will be selling handmade cards and gifts as well as Christmas Crackers for the big cracker pull.
Just in case you haven’t already heard ….
St Mary’s Buckden
*800 and counting* Challenge
FINAL TOTAL: £10,000
THANK YOU to everyone for helping us. This is a fantastic boost for our Restoration Appeal
A quick update on the restoration. Work on the tower stonework is ongoing. The clock has been taken away for repair and there is additional work needed on the masonry that was behind the clock.
Coming up in November (see newsletter or posters below for details)
Churchyard Tidy on Saturday 4th – bring your own tools!
All Souls service on Sunday 5th
Friends in Deed Café on Wednesday 8th
M&Ms Christmas Crafts & Flowers on Wednesday 8th
Come and meet Pudsey Bear on Thursday 9th – bring a teddy
Remembrance services on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th
Open Meeting on 26th – come and share your thoughts
In September-October we raised £1,500 for BLOODWISE
Our chosen Charity for November-December is DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal www.dec.org.uk/appeal/east-africa-crisis-appeal Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. Drought and conflict have left 19 million people in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. People are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia. In Kenya and Ethiopia, water shortages caused by drought are severe and likely to worsen. Women, children and older people are suffering the most; half a million children under five are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition and require immediate lifesaving treatment. Diseases such as cholera and measles are spreading fast, as more people flee fighting and are forced to live in poor overcrowded conditions. DEC member charities are responding to the crisis and delivering life-saving aid. But, they need more money to help reduce the scale and severity of the crisis.
For more information about what’s on at St Mary’s, see our monthly Newsletter 1711 st marys newsletter NOV2017 or the poster below
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