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Join us this December at St Mary’s Buckden

What a fabulous start to December.  The church was a hive of activity all weekend long.  Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday to help with the cleaning, decorate the Christmas tree, receive and display the wreaths, provide the refreshments.
On Sunday our knitted nativity sets set-off during the morning’s Advent Sunday Service; we were open during the afternoon of the Buckden Christmas Market & Lights to welcome visitors to the Wreath Festival, children to the craft workshops, singers from Buckden School. Thanks to everyone who visited & everyone who helped.

The Wreath Festival continues throughout December, please come and take a look.
Don’t forget to sponsor a memory bauble this year – £3 from The Flower Boutique, The Salon on the Green and Buckden Preschool

Our next events involve coffee, the Annual Christmas Coffee Morning at the Village Hall on the 5th and The Community Café in St Mary’s on the 12th.  Please come and join us for a cuppa

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Our Special Services for Christmas start on Saturday 9th December with Christingle.  See below for a full list of Christmas Services.  Please come and share in the celebration.

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St Mary’s chosen charity for November-December is Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) www.maf-uk.org   For 70 years, MAF has been flying for life
In today’s ‘connected world’, the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated. Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline. They fly medical, relief and life-transforming help to vulnerable people in hard-to-reach places. They need our prayers and financial support.

For more information about all events in December (and January), have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1812 Newsletter Dec18-Jan19  or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab

See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month

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Advent Weekend at St Mary’s

Saturday 1st December is a day of preparation – during that morning, the Cleaning Crew are in, the Christmas Tree arrives (donated by The Flower Boutique Buckden) with its personalised Memory Baubles, the wreaths arrive for the Wreath Festival and Coffee and Cakes are available.  Please come along and help, or just join us for coffee and cake.

Sunday 2nd December is Advent Sunday.  At our 11am Service, St Mary’s knitted nativity sets start off on their journey around Buckden.  There is no evening service this week but St Mary’s will be open all afternoon with lots going on as part of the Buckden Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on event.  Come in and see the Wreath Festival, Christmas Tree, enjoy the Children’s craft workshop, have refreshments, hear the children of Buckden School singing.

Pyramid Rock! Coming next week for 5 – 11 year olds

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Download your booking form here pyramid-booking-2018

August at St Mary’s

August is traditionally a month of holidays when many of our regular activities are not running.  However, at St Mary’s, it’s not going to be a quiet month as there are lots of special summer activities going on. We join with friends from Buckden & District Churches Together to run two holiday clubs, our Getting Active Walks take advantage of the light evenings and (hopefully) pleasant weather. Please pray for the success of  all these activities.

St Mary’s chosen charity for July-August is Buckden village resident, Molly Smith. Following multiple organ transplant 10 years ago she has ‘challenging health’.  The funds raised will go towards ramps to enable Molly to spend time in her garden and leave the house as she becomes increasingly dependent on a wheelchair. Look for the display in church or the charities page on this website under the FINANCE tab to find out more.

Godmanchester Foodbank, who we support throughout the year with donations of food, is asking for help. With school holidays happening now, again the foodbank is bridging the gap between free school meals and going hungry…. there is no provision for families on low incomes to have extra provision while kids are on holiday and whatever your political thoughts or opinions on people learning to budget, events happen, and money put aside gets gobbles up in emergency uses like flat tyres, unexpected bills, new school uniform and similar. If you are able, please grab an extra tin of veg, packet of pasta, or bottle of squash to help the foodbank.  NO baked beans nor tomatoes needed – we already have lots of them, and thank you.
Yes extra treaty bits like some crisps or sweets is great too as we all like treats on our holidays but the regular stuff matters too please.
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See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month:-
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Dusters at the ready! Come and join the cleaning crew
Saturday 4th August from 10am
For many years we have benefited from a dedicated team who clean the church every week. Sadly, numbers have dwindled and new volunteers have not been forthcoming.  We’re looking at new ways to get the work done so join us to clean and to discuss possible solutions

GETTING ACTIVE: It’s a shame to waste all these lovely light summer evenings so why not join us for a walk on a Thursday evening at 7pm? We aim to walk for about an hour, then drop in for a well-earned drink. All are welcome, tell your friends.
Thursday 2nd August: Meet 7pm outside The Lion, Buckden.
Thursday 9th August:  Meet 7pm outside The Horseshoe, Offord.
Thursday 16th August:  Meet 7pm outside  The Wheatsheaf, Perry
23rd & 30th August: venue to be arranged – look out for the postersHolidays at Home 2018 Poster1

Holidays at Home Booking forms are available from St Mary’s. On the bookshelf at the back of church. Pop your complete form into the vicarage next door

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Click here for a Pyramid Rock Booking form – pyramid-booking-2018

For more information about all events in August, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1808 Newsletter Aug2018 or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

 

 

 

 

July at St Mary’s Buckden

As we enter July there’s currently something of a heatwave going on. We’re hoping that the weather will hold for all the summer events planned here and throughout the village.

July 7th-8th is festival weekend in Buckden. There will be no coffee & cakes on Saturday and no 11am service in St Mary’s on Sunday but you can come and see us the Holiday Club Stall at the fete (Saturday afternoon) and at the festival service in the village hall (11am Sunday).

See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month:-
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For more information about all events in July, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here Newsletter July2018 or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.

St Mary’s chosen charity for July-August is Buckden village resident, Molly Smith. Following multiple organ transplant 10 years ago she has ‘challenging health’.  The funds raised will go towards ramps to enable Molly to spend time in her garden and leave the house as she becomes increasingly dependent on a wheelchair. Look for the display in church or the charities page on this website under the FINANCE tab to find out more.

Preparations for our Holiday Clubs are now well underway.
For the children (5-11 years) we have Pyramid Rock – details and booking form below.
For those mature in years but young at heart we have Holidays at Home 13th-15th August – details to follow

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Booking form, click here – pyramid-booking-2018