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Heritage – a busy weekend at St Mary’s

We are open for Heritage weekendhttps://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/
We are open all day every day with coffee and cakes on Saturday 9th September 10.30am – noon and with guided tours on Sunday 10th September 2pm and 3.30pm. This year we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the first recorded priest in Buckden.
Sunday Services on the 10th are at 8am Communion and 11am Morning Service

St Mary’s Engage Awardhttps://wordpress.com/read/feeds/194604/posts/1585702591
Bishop David (see the above link to the Bishop’s Blog) will be visiting on Saturday morning 9th September to present us with our 2nd Engage Award from Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust.  This year’s award is for the new stars which have been installed on the tower to shine out to the community during Advent.

Churches on the Airhttp://www.wacral.org/
A local group of radio enthusiasts will be with us all day on Saturday 9th September, broadcasting from St Mary’s as part of the Churches on the Air event

Ride and Stride https://www.camhct.uk/ride/
We welcome all visitors taking part in the event.  Please help yourselves to refreshments and the facilities.  A group from St Mary’s will be visiting Cambridge city churches on Saturday 9th September as part of the annual national Historic Churches Ride, Drive and Stride Day.  If you want to sponsor us there is a form at the back of church or contact churchwardens@stmarysbuckden.org.uk

and finally …. a few pictures from Heritage weekend last year

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.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Wednesday 7th December 10am – 11.30am is St Mary’s Fundraisers Christmas Coffee Morning held at the Village Hall. £3 entry includes tea/coffee and mince pies. Also on offer are a raffle, cake stall, gift stall. All welcome.

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.
garden                         tidy

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.
cycle

Saturday Coffee and Cakes takes place as normal 10.30 – noon.
cream tea