October at St Mary’s

The Harvest is over and Autumn is with us. As always, there is plenty going on at St Mary’s and around Buckden.

Cleaning Crew – Please come along and help if you can on Saturday 5th October from 10am

Saturday Coffee & Cakes – every Saturday 10.30am – noon.

Community Café – in St Mary’s 2.30pm to 4pm Wednesday 9th October.

Our chosen Charity for September and October is Church Army Church Armyhttps://www.churcharmy.org.uk/
Church army is the Church of England’s very own mission arm for bringing Jesus to the most needy and works in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and Ireland with children, the elderly and everyone in between. Trained Church Army Evangelists are based in parishes and on special projects where the need is greatest. Archbishop Justin Welby says “Church Army exists both to talk to people about Jesus and bring them to faith in Jesus but it also does this extraordinary work of serving the poor and the poorest parts of the country and that speaks to the value of human beings.”

FRIENDS IN DEED                                                                 2018 fid logo1
AGM – Wednesday 23rd October 7pm at Buckden Village Hall
followed by PLANNING A FUNERAL –  an open session led by Rev Jes Salt and Mark Ryan (Peacocks Funeral Directors) for anyone who would like to know more about:
– what happens when someone dies
– the options when planning funerals
– how to plan in advance for your own funeral.
Refreshments on arrival at 7pm

All Souls Service – Sunday 3rd  November at 4pm                   candles
A Service of Prayers & Readings to remember loved ones who have died. If you would like to add someone to the list of those remembered at the service, please add their name to the list at the back of church or contact Rev Jes.

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

1910 Roundabout St Mary's page Oct1

 

 

Harvest Festival

Join us this Sunday for Harvest Festival. All-age service at 11am followed by a Bring and Share’ Lunch at 12.15pm.  All are welcome, including visitors. Even if you have not been able to bring any food with you, there should be plenty to go around.

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September at St Mary’s Buckden

Summer is almost over.  At the beginning of this month the children return to school and all the regular groups and events at St Mary’s restart. Towards the end of the month we will be celebrating Harvest Festival. 

Cleaning Crew – Please come along and help if you can on Saturday 7th September from 10am

Saturday Coffee & Cakes returns – every Saturday 10.30am – noon.

Community Café – in St Mary’s 2.30pm to 4pm Wednesday 11th September.

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Our chosen Charity for September and October is Church army https://www.churcharmy.org.uk/
Church army is the Church of England’s very own mission arm for bringing Jesus to the most needy and works in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and Ireland with children, the elderly and everyone in between. Trained Church Army Evangelists are based in parishes and on special projects where the need is greatest. Archbishop Justin Welby says “Church Army exists both to talk to people about Jesus and bring them to faith in Jesus but it also does this extraordinary work of serving the poor and the poorest parts of the country and that speaks to the value of human beings.”
Church Army

Heritage Open Days this year runs from 13th to 22nd September.  St Mary’s will be open to visitors every day but there will be no formal tours .
The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Ride, Drive & Stride event takes place on Saturday 14th September.

For more information about all events in September, see the poster below or have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1909 sept-newsletter or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

1909 Roundabout St Mary's page Sept1

August at St Mary’s Buckden

August is the month of holiday clubs.
Summer fun for young and old alike.  Booking essential as places are limited

HaH booking form
JJ-booking-form

August is also a month for summer clean-ups.  Please come along and help if you can :-
Cleaning Crew – inside the church.  Saturday 3rd August from 10am
Churchyard Tidy – outside the church. Saturday 10th August from 10am

 

ALL WELCOME
Saturday 3rd & 31st August – Coffee & Cakes 10.30am – noon. 
 Please note that Coffee & Cakes is taking a break during August and will only run on the 3rd and 31st.
Wednesday 14th August Community Café – in St Mary’s 2.30pm to 4pm.  All welcome.
Thursday evenings – Getting Active – join us for a walk, Thursday evenings from 7pm. Meet outside the Lion in Buckden to walk for about an hour then pop in for a drink afterwards.
Community Cafe poster1.jpg  Getting active walk1

Our chosen Charity for the summer (July-August) is the WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) https://support.wwf.org.ukThe Village Festival Youth Committee are raising money to support the WWF as they are keen to protect endangered animals. Two of them were already sponsoring animals through the WWF so they decided this was a really important cause for them. Every year the children decide themselves on a charity to support and then devise a way to raise funds at the Village Festival. You can help them reach their fund-raising target by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/buckdenvillagefestivalyouth where you will find their fund-raising page and can Gift Aid your donation.  There is more information at the back of the church.
Buckden Village Fete Logo.png      WWF logo - do it for your planet

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

1908 Roundabout St Mary's page Aug1

Confirmation Service

A sneaky view of Saturday’s Deanery Confirmation Service at St Mary’s Buckden