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Thy Kingdom Come

From 25th May to 4th June we took part in the Archbishops’ call to all churches to pray for our nation, community and world. As part of this, we had prayer nets out in the church porch and people were invited to add their prayer requests to the nets. Here are some of the things that people asked us to pray for:-

  • Victims and perpetrators of terror attacks in London and Manchester
  • Police, doctors, nurses and other emergency services
  • Appreciation of the NHS. For its many burdens
  • Loved ones dying, grieving or suffering loss of faculties
  • People involved in recent road accidents
  • Worries while waiting for medical tests, procedures and results
  • Buckden and its wonderful school
  • Families lacking food or money
  • Concern for grandchildren in a world needing God’s love
  • God’s wisdom for those in positions of leadership
  • Christian revival in our nation and God’s will to be done



For the children
Seaside Rock Holiday Club.  Mornings Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th August at Buckden Towers (FREE)

For the adults
your last chance to take part in a FUN QUIZ in aid of Shelterbox.
Wednesday 24th August 7.30pm at Buckden Marina. £5 per person includes a glass of prosecco; cheese & crackers.  Raffle in aid of Shelterbox. Teams will be made up on the night.

For everyone –
Charity Garden Party Sunday 28th August from mid-day at 20 Silver Street. Creams Teas, Licensed Bar, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Garden Games. In aid of St Mary’s and Tommy’s Wheels (come along and find out about this new local charity)

Support our Ride & Stride

A group from St Mary’s will be taking part in the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust (CHCT) Ride, Drive and Stride event on Saturday 10th September.  Some cycling between local churches and starting off from St Mary’s during Coffee & Cakes;  others walking between churches in Cambridge.  All keeping up the tradition that has been so well established and supported at St Mary’s by Ron and Ken (to name but two).

It is a sponsored event.  Half the money we raise goes to CHCT and half directly to St Mary’s.  CHCT is any organisation that gives grants to churches undertaking restoration and improvement work – something very relevant to our current situation

If you would like to join in and cycle or walk, please see Anne Carter.

If you unable to join us on the day, then please consider sponsoring us.  There is a sponsor form at the back of church or you can sponsor us online using the following link    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Buckden-bikes



Summer News

 seaside rock informationOur Summer Newsletter is a combined issue for July and August and can be viewed here Newsletter July-Aug 2016.  Newsletters can be downloaded from the website “newsletters” page under the “info” tab or they can be emailed to you each month. Opting to receive your newsletter electronically helps us to save on paper and distribution. For those not on email / internet, we do, of course, still distribute paper copies and there are always copies available to pick up in church.

A VC Commemoration Stone will be unveiled at the war memorial in the church yard on Friday 1st July .  The service starts at the Green memorial in the High Street at 11am and processes to St Mary’s.

Buckden Village Festival runs from 1st to 3rd July. http://www.buckdenvillagefestival.co.uk/ 
On Friday 1st at 7.30pm St Mary’s is the venue for the festival fashion show
On Saturday 2nd Buckden & District Churches Together has a stall at the afternoon fete – a taster for Seaside Rock Holiday Club
On Sunday 3rd at 11am in the Village Hall Buckden & District Churches Together are running a festival celebration service

Our chosen charity for July-August is Shelterbox.  See our website charities page (under finance) and the charities noticeboard in the church porch for more information.

Church rotas for July and August are published here

Major Projects We do have a number of large maintenance projects planned.
THE CHANCEL ROOF (and surrounding area)
STONEWORK (and clock)
For up to date information on these projects, please see the “Major Projects” page under the “buildings” tab

Seaside Rock Holiday Club – 24th to 26th August 9.30am to mid-day at Buckden Towers. More details of this free holiday club run by Buckden & District Churches Together for children aged 5 to 11 years are available on this website

Seaside rock Booking form

Information Updates

Annual Church Meetings
Next Sunday, April 10th at 12.15 (after the main service), we have our two annual meetings:- Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Meeting of the Parishioners.
The St Mary’s Annual Report is available here Annual report 2015
For more information about the annual meetings is available under the “info tab”, or click Annual Meetings and Elections

April Newsletter
Here is a copy of our April Newsletter Newsletter Apr-2016
The monthly newsletters include all the services and events for the forthcoming month, sometimes information on events planned further ahead, reports from the ministry team and the PCC, information on the current prayer cycle and sponsored charities and our main contact details.
Newsletters can be downloaded from the website newsletters page under the “info” tab, or click here; or they can be emailed to you each month. Opting to receive your newsletter electronically helps us to save on paper and distribution. For those not on email / internet, we do still distribute paper copies.

Pewsheet for this week
Here is a copy of the pewsheet for Sunday 3td April Pewsheet-3-April-2016
The weekly pewsheet covers St Mary’s Buckden and All Saints Offord Cluny and includes details of the sunday service times, the hymns and the readings, the collect for the week, a prayer for personal use and a reflection on the gospel reading.  In addition, there are reminders about all the events coming up in the next week and important contact information for both churches.
The pewsheets are not normally available on the website but are emailed out in advance of the weekend. If you would like to receive pewsheets by email, please let us know (secretary@stmarysbuckden.org.uk).  There are also paper copies available in both churches each Sunday.