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.
See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month:-
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 posters
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
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.