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So much to celebrate….

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came to our Celebration Weekend on 16th/17th September, to everyone who took part in the *800 and counting* challenge and to everyone who supported the fund-raising events along the way.

Saturday was a fabulous day of celebration with singers, dancers, poetry, artwork to buy, crafts to view.  We had performances by 60s band Alive and Well, Elvis, Chris & Charlie, Angel Voices.  The church bells rang.  The back of church was transformed into a busy café and a fabulous array of cakes and rolls were on offer.  The place just buzzed with excitement and anticipation.


All those who had taken part in the *800 and counting* challenge had been invited to come along this weekend to tell us how they “grew the money” and to bring the proceeds of their endeavours.  We had a special area set up to welcome them, to record their activities / events / talents  and to receive the money.

On Sunday we had a Special Celebration Service.  We heard about the past 800 years and at least 69 priests.  We gave thanks for everyone who has taken part in the challenge and the celebration, for all the priests in Buckden over the last 800 years, for Jes our current priest, for the money raised which will contribute to our Restoration Appeal and for the fun that has been had by all over the 5 months of the challenge.  We were able to announce that our  £800 had already grown to over £8,000 with more contributions still to come.

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To hear more about our 800 anniversary and about the history of priests in Buckden, click on the “800 years” tab.

 

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A fabulous start to Heritage Weekend

At St Mary’s today we’ve had a fabulous start to Heritage Weekend. Churches on the Air, a Bishop in the house, an Engage Award and our cyclists on tour around Cambridge for the Ride, Drive & Stride.


Churchyard Tidy – Heritage Weekend – Ride & Stride

Saturday 13th September there is a Churchyard Tidy at St Mary’s 10.00am – 12.30pm. Please come along and help. All are welcome.  Please bring your own tools.
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It is also Heritage Weekend and the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust Ride & Stride event.  We do not have any guided tours going on this year.  However, St Mary’s will be open during the day and there are guidebooks available. As always, visitors are very welcome.
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Saturday Coffee and Cakes takes place as normal 10.30 – noon.
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