Advent Sunday at St Mary’s

The St Mary’s Wreath Festival is underway and the Christmas Tree with personalised baubles is up.At the 11am Family Service on Dec 3rd our nativity sets will be setting off on their journey around families in Buckden. The church will be open during the Christmas Market that afternoon with refreshments, cards for sale, baubles for sale, candles to light, Buckden School singing at 2.45pm.  On display we have the wreaths, stars made by the Brownies, Christmas tree, children’s poetry. So come and have a look.


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December at St Mary’s Buckden

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

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After that, we move on to the various Christmas Services – something for everyone

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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.

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Preparing for Christmas

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.

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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
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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.

We did remember them

There were over 350 people in St Mary’s last Sunday for the Buckden Remembrance Service. What a fabulous tribute to those we remember.

Thank you to everyone who came and took part in this village activity – to the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and their leaders; to the Royal British Legion and the standard bearer; to the bugler, the men’s singing group, those who read; to Buckden Pre-School who provided a hand-made wreath of hand prints; to everyone who attended.

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Buckden Remembrance Services

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