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*NEW ELECTORAL ROLL FOR 2019*

Every 6 years churches have to prepare a new electoral roll (in effect its list of members) from scratch.   This year EVERYONE needs to fill in a new form. It doesn’t matter whether you were on a previous electoral roll.

You can download a form here Application-for-Enrolment-Electoral-Roll-20132-1 or pick up a paper copy at the back of church. Completed forms can be handed to the churchwardens, left in the box at the back of church or emailed to electoralroll@stmarysbuckden.org.uk

Completed forms must be returned by 17th March 2019.
The new electoral roll will be published on 31st March 2019 and agreed at the APCM on 14th April 2019.

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Happy New Year from St Mary’s

After all the busy-ness of Christmas and New Year we look forward to getting back into a more normal routine during January.

The Wreath Festival and the Memory Baubles on the Christmas Tree have adorned the church during December.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to these events. It is now time to clear decks, so please collect your wreath as soon as possible.  All uncollected wreaths will be disposed of after January 5th.

Please join our Cleaning Crew on Saturday 5th January from 10am for a post-Christmas clean up.  All help would be most welcome

On  Sunday 6th we celebrate the Epiphany and our knitted nativity sets return to church after their Christmas journeys around Buckden.

On Wednesday 9th we have the return of the Community Café.  2.30 – 4pm

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Buckden Village Carol Service

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Remembrance Weekend on the Centenary of the Armistice

Friday 9th November 7.30pm at Buckden Methodist Church
1918 and Victory. Illustrative talk . Free Entry.

Saturday 10th November 7.30pm concert at St Mary’s.
The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins.
Tickets £10. Proceeds to Royal British Legion

Sunday 11th November
10.15am Village Remembrance Service at St Mary’s

November at St Mary’s

There are a whole variety of things going on in and around St Mary’s this November. From the sombre and reflective services (All Souls Service & Remembrance Service)  to the active and fun events (Holidays at Home Revisited & The Barn Dance); the new-look Community Café; the Cleaning Crew; Saturday Coffee & Cakes…the list just goes on.

All Souls poster Buckden1            2018 ONLY Remembrance Day Service Poster (Buckden)1

St Mary’s chosen charity for November-December is Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) www.maf-uk.org   For 70 years, MAF has been flying for life
In today’s ‘connected world’, the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated. Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline. They fly medical, relief and life-transforming help to vulnerable people in hard-to-reach places. They need our prayers and financial support.

Dusters at the ready! Come and join the cleaning crew
Saturday 3rd November (and every 1st Saturday) from 10am
Our recent plea for help with church cleaning has resulted in several initiatives
– weekly cleaning will continue but only a few areas are covered this way
– Cleaning Crew will now run every month on the 1st Saturday. Please join in.
– brass cleaning has been allocated to specific people / groups
– cleaning prior to weddings/funerals/events. Several people have signed up to help with this and will be called as and when required

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For more information about all events in November, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1811 Newsletter Nov2018  or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab

See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month1811 Roundabout St Mary's page Nov2