Join us in person at St Mary’s and/or online with Buckden & District Churches Together this Christmas.
If you missed the Zoom Carol Singing on the 15th, we still have the Online Carol Service to come on the 22nd plus Christmas Eve Christingle (online) and Midnight Communion (in church) and Chritsmas Day Communion (in church). Please book in advance Please book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want to attend one of the services in church.
Instructions for making a Christingle at home will be given during the Christmas Eve Service but are also available below (with a shopping list too!)
This year the beginning of Advent, the beginning of December and the end of Lockdown (2) are all happening within a few days of one another. Our celebration of Advent and Christmas will look a little different this year. We have a variety of services planned both in church and online; making the most of new skills we developed over the past months and working closely with the other churches in and around Buckden.
Sunday Services at 11am in St Mary’s resume from December 6th. Please book for Sunday each week with email@example.com or add your name to the list in the porch. Wednesday Communion at 9.30am in St Mary’s resumes from December 9th. Just come along and join in. Please do remember to always wear a face covering and comply with the social distancing guidance in place.
Advent – Christmas Services (see the newsletter for more details) Tuesday 15th December at 8pm: Carols via Zoom. Join in and sing along at home. Tuesday 22nd December: Buckden’s Online Village Carol Service. Have your mince pies ready at home. Christmas Eve at 3.30pm: Buckden’s Online Christingle Service. Make your Christingle during the service. Christmas Eve at 11.30pm: Midnight Communion in St Mary’s (please book in advance) Christmas Day at 10.15am: Christmas Communion in St Mary’s (please book in advance)
Our Newsletter for December – January and our Family Newsletter for Advent can be downloaded here
St Mary’s chosen charity for November-December is Brain Tumour Researchhttps://www.braintumourresearch.org/ Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. Brain Tumour Research is determined to change this. They are the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours and are a leading voice calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer. To donate please use the link below. Thanks for your support. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/StMarysBuckden
Advent is almost upon us and the first weekend in December is promising to be a very busy one. We have the Christmas Tree arriving with it’s personalised baubles, St Mary’s 1st Christmas Wreath Festival, Buckden Christmas Market and light switch on, Children’s workshop, Children singing and more. And that’s all in addition to our special Advent Service at 11am on Sunday when the travelling cribs set off on their journey around Buckden. Come and join us this weekend.
Next Wednesday it’s the St Mary’s Christmas Coffee Morning at Buckden Village Hall. Join us for coffee, mince pies and fun
After that, we move on to the various Christmas Services – something for everyone
For more about what’s on in December click on this link to the newsletter DEC2017-JAN2018 or see the poster below. Check the St Mary’s website, facebook page and posters around the church for further updates during the month.
Welcome to St Mary’s, the lively parish church at the heart of Buckden, Cambridgeshire. St Mary's has long been a stopping-off point for people travelling up and down the A1. We hope you enjoy your online visit, and look forward to welcoming you in person if you are able to join us for a service or just to drop in.
On this site you can find out about the variety of activities here which make St Mary's a place where everyone can feel at home and enjoy fellowship with God and with one another.