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April 2019 at St Mary’s Buckden

The month of April 2019 takes us to the end of Lent and through Holy Week to Easter.  We also have our Annual Meetings and Elections on the 14th followed by a bring and share lunch.

Our Lent study options continue for the first two weeks of April with Study Lunches and evening sessions on Mondays 1st and 8th April or the daily download of Lent Pilgrim.  There’s still time to join us this Lent and learn about The Beatitudes.
Lent 2019
https://www.churchofengland.org/lent
Lent Pilgrim sampler

lent     lent-soup 

Cleaning Crew on Saturday 6th April from 10am:- please come and help prepare the church for Easter. Dusters at the ready!

Easter Lilies. St Mary’s will be decorated for Easter with lilies donated by people in memory of loved ones. At the back of church are the lists of those to be remembered and instructions for payment by 7th April.

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Community Café on Wednesday 10th April from 2.30pm.
Concert on Saturday 13th April at 7.30pm

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ANNUAL MEETINGS & ELECTIONS (APCM & Election of Churchwardens)
Sunday 14th April 2019 at 12.15am and will be followed by a BRING & SHARE LUNCH.
All are welcome to the meetings and the lunch. Those on the church or civic electoral roll may vote in the election of churchwardens. Those on the church electoral roll may vote in the PCC elections. A copy of the 2018-Annual-Report can be viewed here Annual report 2018
VOLUNTEERS PLEASE – on display at the back of church (behind the font) are signup sheets and application forms for the various volunteer roles within St Mary’s.  Please consider whether you might be able fulfil any of these roles and chat to Jes or the churchwardens if you would like more information.
New Electoral Roll (our list of members). The new roll has been created and is on display at the back of church until the 14th.
DSCN8377BRING & SHARE LUNCH after the meetings on the 14th – All welcome

Good Friday Booking Form for children’s event

St Mary’s chosen charity for March-April is Combat Stress https://www.combatstress.org.uk/ Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century they’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future. Please see the display in church for more information.

For more information about all events in April, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1904 newsletter April or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

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

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March 2019 at St Mary’s Buckden

The beginning of this month is very busy with special events:- World Day of Prayer on the 1st, Annual Auction and MAGPAS Fundraiser both on the 2nd, Mad March Munchies at Spiceland on the 7th and a concert from HBK Rising Stars on the 9th.  Please note that there will be no cleaning crew and no coffee and cakes on the 2nd but there is the Community Café on the 13th and a churchyard tidy on the 16th – please come along with your tools and lend a hand.

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Why not join us this Lent and learn about The Beatitudes? There are various options from group study (lunchtime or evening) and individual study (booklets to order and free downloads to sign-up to) as we all learn more about the beatitudes.
Lent 2019
https://www.churchofengland.org/lent
Lent Pilgrim sampler

lent     lent-soup 

HELP PLEASE – on display at the back of church (behind the font) are signup sheets and application forms for various volunteer roles within St Mary’s.  Please consider whether you might be able fulfil any of these roles and chat to Jes or the churchwardens if you would like more information.

This year we have to create a new Electoral Roll (our list of members) so please fill in a form Application-for-Enrolment-Electoral-Roll and return it to the churchwardens, to electoralroll@stmarysbuckden.org.uk (or the box at the back of church) before 17th March if you haven’t already done so.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting & Election of Churchwardens is on Sunday 14th April 2019 at 12.15am and will be followed by a BRING & SHARE LUNCH. All are welcome to the meetings and the lunch. Those on the church or civic electoral roll may vote in the election of churchwardens. Those on the church electoral roll may vote in the PCC elections.

Easter Lilies. As usual, St Mary’s will be decorated for Easter with lilies donated by people in memory of loved ones. There will be lists at the back of church and instructions for payment from 17th  March to 8th April.

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St Mary’s chosen charity for March-April is Combat Stress https://www.combatstress.org.uk/ Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century they’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future. Please see the display in church for more information.

For more information about all events in March, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1903 Newsletter March  or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab

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

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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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Holy Week & Easter at St Mary’s

PALM SUNDAY        Sunday 25th March
8.00am     Holy Communion
11.00am   All Age Communion and Passion Play for Palm Sunday.
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MAUNDY THURSDAY         Thursday 29th March
8.00pm  Holy Communion

GOOD FRIDAY      Friday 30th March

Good Friday children’s booking form 2018

GOOD FRIDAY   2.00pm       The Last Hour  Quiet service in St Mary’s

EASTER SUNDAY           Sunday    1st April
8.00am Holy Communion for Easter
11.00 am Family Communion for Easter and Children’s Activities
6pm  Holy Communion for Easter

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