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Buckden Open Gardens and more!

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Weekend update

The Open Gardens  weekend was a fabulous event enjoyed by villagers and visitors alike. Our thanks go to so very many people : our events team, the helpers, the gardeners and all the visitors.  The total raised was in excess of £3,000 for the Restoration Fund.

This coming weekend at St Mary’s we have coffee and cakes on Saturday 24th June 10.30m til noon. Sunday 25th is our fourth Sunday all-age communion 11am at St Mary’s with singing led by Angel Voices. All are welcome to come and join us. For a more traditional service there is BCP Holy Communion at 8am. Sunday evening we have our monthly Open Meeting at 6pm, your chance to come along and have your say. We end the evening with Night Prayer at 7pm.

BIBLE STUDY – We have several options for bible study coming up for anyone who is interested:-

The monthly Monday Bible Group is setting out on a new journey of discovery, with lots of opportunity to participate and learn together. The theme starting next week is Parables in the Gospels and OT. These have layers of deeper meaning to be uncovered. Next meetings: 26 June, 31 July and 25 September then every 4th Monday.

A new Going Deeper bible study group starts on Monday 26 June meeting every week 8 – 9pm at The Horseshoe in Offord.  The existing Going Deeper group continues to meet on Wednesday mornings 10.30am in the living stones room.  Both groups are looking more closely at the readings from the previous Sunday.

All are welcome to come and try any or all of these groups.

Not just “Open Gardens” – St Mary’s is full of flowers too!

Don’t forget to call into St Mary’s as part of your afternoon’s stroll round the Open Gardens on Sunday 2nd June.  The Church is now full of wonderful flower arrangements, made by local people and organisations, as well as a stall with a raffle, refreshments and much more.  Here are just a few highlights:

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