Teddys are go!

Bring your Teddy for a go on the Family Fun day Zip Wire (weather willing) from St Mary’s Church Tower on Saturday 8th June 12.30 – 4.30pm. Make memories.


Buckden Open Gardens and more!

open gardens 2019 info for church website1

May at St Mary’s

Thank you to everyone who attended the Meeting of the Parishioners and APCM on Sunday 14th April. Those meetings already seem a dim and distant memory. And thanks to everyone who is taking on or continuing with a volunteer role within St Mary’s. We are blessed to have so many willing helpers.

Help please!  Many hands make light work, so please join us for :-
Cleaning Crew on Saturday 4th May from 10am. Dusters at the ready!
Churchyard Tidy on Saturday 11th May from 10am. Bring your own tools.
Free tea/coffee are provided for the helpers.

Looking good! – a new carpet has been fitted at the back of church and a new carpet in the chancel is expected imminently. New lighting for the porch and the nave has arrived and should be fitted soon. Pop in and see the difference.

EVERYBODY WELCOME – families, individuals, all-ages
Coffee & Cakes
– in St Mary’s every Saturday
Stageworks Concert in St Mary’s – Friday 3rd May at 7.30pm
Community Café – in St Mary’s Wednesday 8th May from 2.30pm.

   LS Cafe Poster (B&W)  Community Cafe poster1  stageworks

Our chosen Charity for May-June is Godmanchester Food Bank
http://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk/ The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. St Mary’s have been a collection point for Godmanchester Foodbank for several years. There is a food collection box near the font for our offerings each week and we also pass donations of dried and tinned food from the schoolchildren at harvest festival each year. Look out for the display in church and more information in the pewsheets this month.
In addition, during May  we have Christian Aid week https://www.christianaid.org.uk/. There will be no house-to-house collection in Buckden, but envelopes will be available at the back of church if you wish to make a donation and Buckden & District Churches Together are holding a fund-raising coffee morning on Friday 10th May 10am in the Methodist Hall.
Christian Aid Coffee Morning Poster1

For more information about all events in May, see the poster below or have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1905 newsletter May or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

1905 Roundabout St Mary's page May1


Good Friday & Easter in Buckden

Good Friday Children’s Workshop – download a Booking Form

All are welcome to join us for services and activities over Holy Week and Easter
Monday 15th – 2.15pm Daily Prayer
Tuesday 16th – 2.15pm Daily Prayer
Wednesday 17th – 9.30am Communion Service followed by coffee & chat
Maundy Thursday 18th – 2.15pm Daily Prayer;
8pm Maundy Thursday Communion & washing of hands
Good Friday & Easter weekend – see the posters above

St Mary’s Annual Meetings – Results of Elections

The 2019 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting of the Parishioners to Elect Churchwardens took place on Sunday 14th April 2018 at 12.15pm and were followed by an informal bring & share lunch .
The formal notice of meetings,  the lists of volunteers and the various nomination forms had been available in church during March. The St Mary’s 2018 Annual Report was circulated with the April 2019 Newsletter and can be viewed by clicking this link Annual report 2018
David Pickavance was re-elected as churchwarden for the forthcoming year. There is currently a vacancy for a second churchwarden.
PCC: Anne Carter, Carole Coram, Dorothy Priest, Michelle Jazrawi and Kate Merrell were elected to the PCC for a 3-year term. They join Patricia Ford (elected 2017), Ian Carter, Marilyn Rolin, Sammy Riley and David Riley (elected 2018).
Sidespeople were appointed (list published in church).
Independent Examiner: Barry Priest was appointed .
Deanery Synod representative: There is still a vacancy. Please see Jes or David Pickavance if you think you might be interested.
New Electoral Roll: A new electoral roll was created this year with 113 persons on roll plus one due to turn 16 during the year. 19 of the persons on the current roll reside outside the Parish.