Tuesday 21st December. Village Carol Service. Please note that booking in advance is essential for this service and spaces are limited due to current COVID concerns
Friday 24th December Crib Service – this will now be held outside in the churchyard. Please wrap up warmly.
Friday 24th December Midnight Communion Saturday 25th December 10.15 am Christmas Day Communion Sunday 26th December 8am and 11am Communion Services These services will, we hope, go ahead as planned. Please continue to observe appropriate social distancing and always wear a face-covering in church
Unfortunately the Christingle service planned for Saturday December 11th has had to be cancelled due to Covid concerns. No other services have been affected at this time but please keep checking for updates.
It’s Advent, a season of preparation, and at St Mary’s we’re preparing for a full programme of Advent and Christmas Services along with our friends from Buckden & District Churches Together. This year these include a new service “An Advent Time of Prayer with Songs from Taize” and the return of ever popular services like Buckden Village Carol Service (advance booking essential for this one) and St Mary’s Crib Service. See below for a full list of special services on offer at the various churches in and around Buckden.
If you’re looking for an opportunity for quiet and reflection on the run-up to Christmas, you could download the Church of England App “At The Heart of Christmas” which has daily reflections and family activities or, as suggested by Fr David on Advent Sunday, read “Walking Backwards to Christmas” by Stephen Cottrell.
It’s starting to look busy again this month which is fabulous.
Refreshments are back after services, Coffee & Cakes on the 1st Saturday of the month and Community Cafe on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Special services this month include All Souls on the 7th and Remembrance on the 11th / 14th.
Morning and Evening Prayer continue Monday-Thursday each week as well as Mid-Week Communion on Wednesday morning. Our main Sunday Service is at 11am every week plus an 8am Holy Communion or 6pm Evensong on specific dates.
Please join us if you are able. Please note that face coverings must be worn during all services and pre-booking is essential for Remembrance Sunday.
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.