Category Archives: events

September at St Mary’s Buckden

Summer is almost over.  At the beginning of this month the children return to school and all the regular groups and events at St Mary’s restart. Towards the end of the month we will be celebrating Harvest Festival. 

Cleaning Crew – Please come along and help if you can on Saturday 7th September from 10am

Saturday Coffee & Cakes returns – every Saturday 10.30am – noon.

Community Café – in St Mary’s 2.30pm to 4pm Wednesday 11th September.

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Our chosen Charity for September and October is Church army https://www.churcharmy.org.uk/
Church army is the Church of England’s very own mission arm for bringing Jesus to the most needy and works in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and Ireland with children, the elderly and everyone in between. Trained Church Army Evangelists are based in parishes and on special projects where the need is greatest. Archbishop Justin Welby says “Church Army exists both to talk to people about Jesus and bring them to faith in Jesus but it also does this extraordinary work of serving the poor and the poorest parts of the country and that speaks to the value of human beings.”
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Heritage Open Days this year runs from 13th to 22nd September.  St Mary’s will be open to visitors every day but there will be no formal tours .
The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Ride, Drive & Stride event takes place on Saturday 14th September.

For more information about all events in September, see the poster below or have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1909 sept-newsletter or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

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Buckden Open Gardens and more!

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May at St Mary’s

Thank you to everyone who attended the Meeting of the Parishioners and APCM on Sunday 14th 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.

Help please!  Many hands make light work, so please join us for :-
Cleaning Crew on Saturday 4th May from 10am. Dusters at the ready!
Churchyard Tidy on Saturday 11th May from 10am. Bring your own tools.
Free tea/coffee are provided for the helpers.

Looking good! – a new carpet has been fitted at the back of church and a new carpet in the chancel is expected imminently. New lighting for the porch and the nave has arrived and should be fitted soon. Pop in and see the difference.


EVERYBODY WELCOME – families, individuals, all-ages
Coffee & Cakes
– in St Mary’s every Saturday
Stageworks Concert in St Mary’s – Friday 3rd May at 7.30pm
Community Café – in St Mary’s Wednesday 8th May from 2.30pm.

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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 10th May 10am in the Methodist Hall.
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For more information about all events in May, see the poster below or have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1905 newsletter May or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

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April 2019 at St Mary’s Buckden

The month of April 2019 takes us to the end of Lent and through Holy Week to Easter.  We also have our Annual Meetings and Elections on the 14th followed by a bring and share lunch.

Our Lent study options continue for the first two weeks of April with Study Lunches and evening sessions on Mondays 1st and 8th April or the daily download of Lent Pilgrim.  There’s still time to join us this Lent and learn about The Beatitudes.
Lent 2019
https://www.churchofengland.org/lent
Lent Pilgrim sampler

lent     lent-soup 

Cleaning Crew on Saturday 6th April from 10am:- please come and help prepare the church for Easter. Dusters at the ready!

Easter Lilies. St Mary’s will be decorated for Easter with lilies donated by people in memory of loved ones. At the back of church are the lists of those to be remembered and instructions for payment by 7th April.

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Community Café on Wednesday 10th April from 2.30pm.
Concert on Saturday 13th April at 7.30pm

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ANNUAL MEETINGS & ELECTIONS (APCM & Election of Churchwardens)
Sunday 14th April 2019 at 12.15am and will be followed by a BRING & SHARE LUNCH.
All are welcome to the meetings and the lunch. Those on the church or civic electoral roll may vote in the election of churchwardens. Those on the church electoral roll may vote in the PCC elections. A copy of the 2018-Annual-Report can be viewed here Annual report 2018
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE – on display at the back of church (behind the font) are signup sheets and application forms for the various volunteer roles within St Mary’s.  Please consider whether you might be able fulfil any of these roles and chat to Jes or the churchwardens if you would like more information.
New Electoral Roll (our list of members). The new roll has been created and is on display at the back of church until the 14th.
DSCN8377BRING & SHARE LUNCH after the meetings on the 14th – All welcome

Good Friday Booking Form for children’s event

St Mary’s chosen charity for March-April is Combat Stress https://www.combatstress.org.uk/ Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century they’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future. Please see the display in church for more information.

For more information about all events in April, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1904 newsletter April or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

See below for more events and services coming up at St Mary’s this month

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March 2019 at St Mary’s Buckden

The beginning of this month is very busy with special events:- World Day of Prayer on the 1st, Annual Auction and MAGPAS Fundraiser both on the 2nd, Mad March Munchies at Spiceland on the 7th and a concert from HBK Rising Stars on the 9th.  Please note that there will be no cleaning crew and no coffee and cakes on the 2nd but there is the Community Café on the 13th and a churchyard tidy on the 16th – please come along with your tools and lend a hand.

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Why not join us this Lent and learn about The Beatitudes? There are various options from group study (lunchtime or evening) and individual study (booklets to order and free downloads to sign-up to) as we all learn more about the beatitudes.
Lent 2019
https://www.churchofengland.org/lent
Lent Pilgrim sampler

lent     lent-soup 

HELP PLEASE – on display at the back of church (behind the font) are signup sheets and application forms for various volunteer roles within St Mary’s.  Please consider whether you might be able fulfil any of these roles and chat to Jes or the churchwardens if you would like more information.

This year we have to create a new Electoral Roll (our list of members) so please fill in a form Application-for-Enrolment-Electoral-Roll and return it to the churchwardens, to electoralroll@stmarysbuckden.org.uk (or the box at the back of church) before 17th March if you haven’t already done so.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting & Election of Churchwardens is on Sunday 14th April 2019 at 12.15am and will be followed by a BRING & SHARE LUNCH. All are welcome to the meetings and the lunch. Those on the church or civic electoral roll may vote in the election of churchwardens. Those on the church electoral roll may vote in the PCC elections.

Easter Lilies. As usual, St Mary’s will be decorated for Easter with lilies donated by people in memory of loved ones. There will be lists at the back of church and instructions for payment from 17th  March to 8th April.

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St Mary’s chosen charity for March-April is Combat Stress https://www.combatstress.org.uk/ Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century they’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future. Please see the display in church for more information.

For more information about all events in March, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1903 Newsletter March  or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab

See below for more events coming up at St Mary’s this month

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