Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday.
Due to lockdown, Buckden Village Remembrance Service this year will be an online service only. It will be available on YouTube “St Mary’s Buckden” and on the St Mary’s Buckden Facebook page for everyone to access. Wreaths will be laid at the war memorial in a private ceremony on Sunday.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
.”

Here’s a reminder of some of the wonderful poppy displays around the village in previous years

November at St Mary’s

Sadly the country is having to go into a second lockdown and our All Souls Service on 1st November will be the last communal service to be held in church this month. But, as we all now know, there are ways that we can continue to keep connected and support one another despite the physical separation.

Here’s a reminder of some of the many ways that we can still be together and give support and encouragement to one another remotely.
Communal prayer – At 11am each Sunday and 9.30am each Wednesday, we can all, if possible, set aside time to pray.
Sunday Service – A short liturgy, sermon and Pewsheet are being provided by email and on the website each week. Jes is recording a short video of the service each week which is then shared both on our Facebook page and on YouTube “St Mary’s Buckden”.
Saturday Coffee is being conducted via Zoom each week. See the Pewsheet for details.
Outside Resources – Browse our Facebook page for links to other resources to worship, prayer, music etc. Look at the Ely Diocese and Church of England websites. or just Google. There is lots going on that can both keep us occupied and keep us connected as Christians during these difficult times.
St Mary’s website our website is being updated regularly so please keep checking for updates.
Keep safe and look out for one another.

All Souls Service this Sunday

Join us this Sunday – 18th October

There is a Sunday Service in church  at 11am this Sunday 18th October.  Social distancing requirements limit our capacity to 45, so you do need to reserve an attendance slot, by emailing david.pickavance1@outlook.com each week or adding your name to the list in the porch.  There are Covid-19 safety measures in place, so please do read the instructions below before visiting and always wear a mask/face covering.
Social distancing measures for church services (from August 2020)

There will be a virtual Sunday Service online for Sunday 18th October
We realise that not everybody will be comfortable attending a public service yet and, of course, our numbers are limited.  Therefore, we are continuing to run the “virtual” sunday services on  Facebook and YouTube as well.  Everyone is welcome to join us in our “virtual” Sunday service.
A video of the service will be uploaded to Facebook and to YouTube. “St Mary’s Buckden”. Even if you can’t watch it at 11am on Sunday, you can always catch up later using the link here YouTube channel: St Mary’s Buckden

You can download this week’s pewsheet and sermon below:

St Mary’s is currently open for services in the church on the following days and times :-
WEDNESDAY – COMMUNION SERVICE 9.30am
SUNDAY – SERVICE 11.00am

There are strict social distancing measures in place, face coverings must be worn and numbers are limited, please read the notices and comply with these measures.

October at St Mary’s

Autumn is upon us and the nights are already drawing in.
Download our newsletter for more detail about the services and events we have planned for October 

Services: We are open for services on Wednesdays 9.30am and Sundays 11am and we also provide a virtual service via YouTube each week (see newsletter for more details).

Footsteps in Prayer / Footsteps in Faith:
In September Buckden & District Churches Together launched “Footsteps in Prayer” – walking and/or praying with/for your own neighbours – and covered the whole of Buckden and Perry.
On 8th October, we launch a Zoom course “Footsteps in Faith” to explore questions such as: –
Where is God in Covid 19?
What is Christianity really about?
What is faith about generally?
Contact Jes for joining details

Getting Active Walks: Every Thursday evening
We meet outside the Lion to walk for an hour or half hour. All welcome. Times will vary so please check the roadside noticeboard or Facebook each week.

Our nominated charity for October is Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust. Last month we had 2 teams cycling in the CHCT ride & stride event. Team 1 (John & Catherine) cycled 44 miles visiting an incredible 33 churches, Team 2 (Mo, David & Anne) cycled 17 miles around 13 churches. We are still collecting for the charity by way of sponsorship via  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stmarysbuckdenrideandstride

ALL SOULS SERVICE – Sunday 1st November at 4pm
A Service of Prayers & Readings to remember our loved ones who have died. If you would like to add someone to the list of those remembered at the service, please contact allsouls@stmarysbuckden.org.uk