The 2021 Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will be held on Sunday 11th April 2021 starting at 12 noon both in church (if possible) and via Zoom Zoom ID: 204 930 2812 Passcode: 310856 Formal notices of meetings and of electoral roll revision are displayed on the church noticeboards and here below. The 2020 Annual Report will be circulated with the April 2021 Newsletter and will also be available to download from the website. There are currently vacancies for PCC (8 vacancies) and Deanery Synod representative (2 vacancies). Please chat to any PCC member if you think you might be interested in one of these roles. Nomination forms are available to download below. If you are new to St Mary’s and wish to be added to our Electoral Roll, please download and complete an application form below. Please return all completed nomination forms and electoral roll application forms to our PCC secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring has arrived and the days are getting both brighter and longer bringing a renewed sense of optimism.
The whole of March falls within the season of Lent and there are a variety of Lent Courses and reflections available to us online. For more information, you can download a copy of our March Newsletter here.
Church remains closed for public worship (other than Sunday and Wednesday morning for individual private prayer). However, the PCC will continue to monitor the situation and consider when we might safely resume live services. Watch this space.
Coming up in April we have our annual church meetings: Election of Churchwardens and APCM. 12 noon on Sunday 11th April in church (if possible) and on Zoom – see the newsletter for more information.
February this year sees the beginning of Lent. Due to COVID restrictions, Buckden & District Churches Together are unable to run the usual Lent Study Lunches. However, we do have a couple of options available for Lent Study Online.
Buckden & District Churches Together are running a course on Zoom ‘I AM’ is a Lent Course based on some of the ‘I am sayings’ of Jesus in John’s gospel. The course will start at 8pm on Tuesday 23rd Feb and run weekly throughout Lent. There is a course book, which costs £6.75. Please contact Jes for a link if you are interested.
#LiveLent: God’s Story, Our Story Why not sign up for these free Lent email reflections from the Church of England? From Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Easter Sunday (4 April). There will six reflections each week. Each reflection includes a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer. Each week will have a unifying theme and an action to be taken. The daily reflections will be made available through a booklet available to buy from Church House Publishing, as well as a free app, emails, smart speakers, audio and through the Church of England’s social media accounts. https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/what-we-believe/lent-holy-week-and-easter/livelent-gods-story-our-story-our-lent
Welcome to St Mary’s, the lively parish church at the heart of Buckden, Cambridgeshire. St Mary's has long been a stopping-off point for people travelling up and down the A1. We hope you enjoy your online visit, and look forward to welcoming you in person if you are able to join us for a service or just to drop in.
On this site you can find out about the variety of activities here which make St Mary's a place where everyone can feel at home and enjoy fellowship with God and with one another.