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 Pilgrim sampler
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.
Community Café on Wednesday 10th April from 2.30pm.
Concert on Saturday 13th April at 7.30pm
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.
BRING & 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
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)