Come and join our *800* celebrations

800 years – 2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the first recorded priest at St Mary’s Buckden .
800 and counting – in February we launched the “800 and counting” challenge:- If we gave you £10, could you use your talents to grow that money?
800 pounds £££ –  in April we gave £10 each to groups / clubs / families / individuals and invited them to use their talents and expertise to help us to celebrate the 800, have some fun, raise funds and “Grow the money” for our Restoration Appeal.
800 ideas!!!  – How you decided to “grow the money” was entirely up to you.  We just asked that you use your imagination and showcase your talents to the full.
800 celebration weekend – This weekend, 16th/17th September, is when everyone involved in the challenge was invited to return to St Mary’s, to share their successes, to celebrate the 800th anniversary and to bring back the money they have “grown”.

Saturday 16th September 10am to 4pm we have a full programme of FREE entertainment running, displays in church and refreshments available in St Mary’s.  We will be here to receive your money and to hear all about how you “grew it”.
10:45 Church Bells
11:00 Hand Bells
11:20 Welcome by Rev Jes
11:30 Alive & Well (60s music)
11:40 The Nobles share their talents
12:00 Line Dancing
12:20 Alive & Well (60s music)
12:45 Suzie Sparkles sings
1:10 Welcome by Rev Jes
1:30 Children’s fun time with Chris & Charlie
2:00 Angel Voices sing
2:20 Alive & Well (60s music)
2:30 Elvis
3:00 *800 and counting…..* the total so far!
3:10 Chris entertains
3:30 Alive & Well rock the Church in celebration
4:00 Close

Sunday 17th September 11am we have a special 800 Celebration Service. Again, we will be here to receive your money and to hear all about how you “grew it”.

If you can’t make it to the celebrations, you can return the money at any time over the weekend.  Just pop it in an envelope marked with your name(s) and how you grew the money.  Put the envelope in the wall-safe, in the wall to the right of the main door as you come in, or drop it off to Jes at the Vicarage.

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A fabulous start to Heritage Weekend

At St Mary’s today we’ve had a fabulous start to Heritage Weekend. Churches on the Air, a Bishop in the house, an Engage Award and our cyclists on tour around Cambridge for the Ride, Drive & Stride.


Heritage – a busy weekend at St Mary’s

We are open for Heritage weekendhttps://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
We are open all day every day with coffee and cakes on Saturday 9th September 10.30am – noon and with guided tours on Sunday 10th September 2pm and 3.30pm. This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the first recorded priest in Buckden.
Sunday Services on the 10th are at 8am Communion and 11am Morning Service

St Mary’s Engage Awardhttps://wordpress.com/read/feeds/194604/posts/1585702591
Bishop David (see the above link to the Bishop’s Blog) will be visiting on Saturday morning 9th September to present us with our 2nd Engage Award from Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust.  This year’s award is for the new stars which have been installed on the tower to shine out to the community during Advent.

Churches on the Airhttp://www.wacral.org/
A local group of radio enthusiasts will be with us all day on Saturday 9th September, broadcasting from St Mary’s as part of the Churches on the Air event

Ride and Stride https://www.camhct.uk/ride/
We welcome all visitors taking part in the event.  Please help yourselves to refreshments and the facilities.  A group from St Mary’s will be visiting Cambridge city churches on Saturday 9th September as part of the annual national Historic Churches Ride, Drive and Stride Day.  If you want to sponsor us there is a form at the back of church or contact churchwardens@stmarysbuckden.org.uk

and finally …. a few pictures from Heritage weekend last year

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Jamworkx is moving to Thursdays

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September at St Mary’s Buckden

The summer months may be coming to an end but the high level of activity continues.  This month we have two very big weekends coming up (see below),  work to restore our building’s stonework is well underway and we will end the month with our Harvest Festival.

Last month we were busy with holiday clubs Pirates Holiday Club (for the kids) and Holidays at Home (for the young at heart).  See the photos in our Gallery.

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS (7th-10th September)
St Mary’s will be open to visitors 9am – 6pm each day.  Guide books are available to purchase and refreshments are always available.
Saturday 9th Sept –
Bishop David is visiting just before 10am to present us with an Engage Award for our stars on the tower
We, once again, welcome a local group of amateur radio enthusiasts who will be taking part in Churches on the Air 10am to 4pm
Coffee & Cakes available 10.30am til noon.
Some of us will be taking part in the Ride & Stride event (sponsor form in church)
Sunday 10th Sept –
Guided tours / talks at 2pm and 3.30pm

Last year during Heritage Weekend we launched our Restoration Appeal , hosted a local amateur radio group taking part in Churches on the Air, welcomed Bishop David who presented us with our first Engage Award (for the extended pathway) and took part in a rather damp Ride & Stride event. Hoping for better weather this year!

*800* CELEBRATION WEEKEND
 We celebrate the 800th anniversary of the first priest in Buckden as well as the many and varied local talents that have contributed to the *800 and counting* challenge. We hope that all those who have taken part in the challenge to “grow the money” will be returning the proceeds over the weekend.
Saturday 16th Sept Celebration Day –
the day will run from 11am to 4pm with food available all day. Elvis is coming to sing for us,  as are others who wish to share their talents.  Something for everyone we hope. Bring family and friends. Come and Celebrate our *800 and counting events* in our beautiful Church.
Sunday 17th Sept Celebration Service – our 11am Family Service will be a special celebration service giving thanks for 800 years of priests here, for the talents within the village and for the money raised to help maintain our beautiful church building.

In a series of articles published in the Buckden Roundabout, our historian Barry Jobling has guided us through the 800 years of priests recorded in Buckden.  His articles will soon be reproduced on this website.

Our chosen Charity for September-October is BLOODWISE www.bloodwise.org.uk , formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma research. It has an aim to create a future without blood cancer, which sadly has specifically touched 3 of our congregation in recent times. Our campaign starts at the beginning of September by supporting the efforts of Gary Wells, who is riding under the “Bloodwise” banner in the cycle event, Ride Across Britain, which involves 9 daily stages from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of almost 1000 miles. We will be looking to get sponsors, for a particular stage, a donation per mile or maybe one you can suggest. The event runs from the 9th to the 17th of September. See our stand in St. Mary’s for more information, plus daily updates once the ride commences. Thank you for your support.

For more information about what’s on at St Mary’s, see our monthly Newsletter 1709 st marys newsletter sept2017

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