Thank you to everyone who attended the Meeting of the Parishioners and APCM on Sunday 8th April. Those meetings already seem a dim and distant memory. And thanks to everyone who is taking on or continuing with a volunteer role within St Mary’s. We are blessed to have so many willing helpers.
May is looking to be a very busy month with 3 weddings, Ascension Day, a concert, various coffee morning and a number of funerals. Please see the newsletter or the posters below for more details of events in May. Please note that the Friends in Deed Drop-in Café this month will be at The Methodist Church.
A copy of this month’s newsletter can be downloaded here Newsletter May 2018
Or see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab.
Our chosen Charity for May-June is Godmanchester Food Bank http://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk/ The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. St Mary’s have been a collection point for Godmanchester Foodbank for several years. There is a food collection box near the font for our offerings each week and we also pass donations of dried and tinned food from the schoolchildren at harvest festival each year. Look out for the display in church and more information in the pewsheets this month.
In addition, during May we have Christian Aid week https://www.christianaid.org.uk/. There will be no house-to-house collection in Buckden, but envelopes will be available at the back of church if you wish to make a donation and Buckden & District Churches Together are holding a fund-raising coffee morning on Friday 11th May 10am in the Methodist Hall.
New Data Protection Rules – May we contact you? There will be new data protection legislation (GDPR) in place from 25th May 2018. We will need to have your written consent in order to store your details and to contact you. To remain on, or to join, any of our mailing lists or to have your details stored by Rev Jes and/or St Mary’s PCC, pick up a form in church or download one here Buckden GDPR Consent
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Saturday September 24th 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church
This promises to be a wonderful evening of Big Band sound, presented by the 30-strong Huntingdon Big Band (HuBB).
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) from 01480 812777 or on the door.
Complimentary glass of wine or juice at the interval.
Saturday March 19th 7.30pm – Our first concert of the 2016 concert series
“Hinchingbrooke Rising Stars” presented by top-grade musicians and singers from the School’s Music Dept. Includes their Community Choir and also two students who have reached the final stages of the BBC’s ‘Young Musician Of The Year’ ~ Zoe Perkins is a trumpet-player who is in the final (televised) 5, and saxophonist Robert Burton who reached the final 25 in his category.
Tickets £10 (£8 conc.) includes complimentary glass of wine from Chris Bylett (812777).
Concert – Friday 25th September 7.30pm
A special treat of music sponsored by Ron Ingamells in memory of his wife Janet in aid of St. Mary’s Church and the MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) Trust
Cambridge Chamber ensemble return to St. Mary’s church Buckden together with David Humphries (Organ) in a concert of varied music including music by Handel and Vivaldi, Schubert, Paganini and Elgar.
Stephen Foster (Violin) the founder and director of the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble played in the National Youth Orchestra and freelanced with the Royal Philharmonic.
Nigel Blomiley (cello) was the principal cello in the BBC Concert Orchestra. For many years he taught at Chethams and th Purcell School and worked as coach to the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.
Jill Moreton (key board) studied at the Guildhall School of Music and was awarded the prestigious Concert Recital diploma (Premier Prix). She has performed in all the major UK concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall. She is currently Head of Music at the Perse Upper School, Cambridge.
Organ music will be played by David Humphries the Assistant Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral. Previously he held a similar role at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral. Increasingly in demand as a recitalist playing recently in Westminster and St. Paul’s Cathedrals. A recent solo CD was released earlier this year. Gramophone hailed it as ‘a disc full of delights’. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music. He has made many appearances on BBC radio and television.
Tickets £10 (Concessions £8) : complimentary interval wine
from Box Office 01480 812777, Costcutters ( Buckden) or Que Sera (Buckden)
The last concert of St Mary’s 2014 Concert Series
Saturday 25th October at 7.30pm
Tickets £10 (conc. £8). Available from Chris & Gina Bylett (812777) or Fiona Bailey (431037)