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September at St Mary’s

Autumn is almost upon us. As we make the most of the last few weeks of light evenings, we give thanks for the success of our summer activities – Holidays at Home, Pyramid Rock, Getting Active – and we look forward to Heritage Weekends, to Harvest Festival, to the new youth club youth@thetowers. Please pray for the success of all these ventures

St Mary’s chosen charity for September-October is BLOODWISE https://bloodwise.org.uk/  Last year’s appeal proved very successful in raising funds in memory of Diane and Patti . The charity has an aim of creating a future without blood cancer, which sadly was the condition they both succumbed to. Last year Gary Wells completed the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride, under the Bloodwise banner, which resulted, along with our support, in us being able to present a cheque for £4000 to them. This year he is riding in the London to Paris event, again supporting BLOODWISE. As last year our stand in church will provide updates and further information.

Dusters at the ready! Come and join the cleaning crew
Saturday 1st September (and every 1st Saturday) from 10am
Our recent plea for help with church cleaning has resulted in several initiatives
– weekly cleaning will continue but only a few areas are covered this way
– Cleaning Crew will now run every month on the 1st Saturday. Please join in.
– brass cleaning has been allocated to specific people / groups
– cleaning prior to weddings/funerals/events. Several people have signed up to help with this and will be called as and when required

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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS – 6th-9th & 13th -16th September
The open days run over two weekends and St Mary’s will be open to visitors each day
Saturday 8th Sept
Cambridgeshire Historic Churches “Ride, Drive & Stride”
Please sponsor our teams walking and cycling at this event – a percentage of the money raised comes back to St Mary’s. Sponsor form at the back of church
“Churches on The Air”. The World Association of Christian Radio Amateur and Listeners (WACRAL) will have a station set-up in St Mary’s and would welcome any interested visitors.

Sunday 16th Sept – Guided Tours of St Mary’s at 2pm and 3.30pm (free)

GETTING ACTIVE:  this month we’ll be keeping a careful eye on the weather and the daylight but still hope to be able to walk on a Thursday evening from 7pm?  Look out for information in the pewsheet and posters each week.

For more information about all events in September, have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here Newsletter Sept-2018 or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the INFO tab

See below for events coming up at St Mary’s this month:-

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St Mary’sChristmas Coffee Morning – Wednesday 6th December


Preparing for Christmas

St Mary’s Christmas Tree – sponsor a bauble
This year, The Flower Boutique Brampton are providing St Mary’s Church with a 10ft Christmas tree. They will be selling baubles, with 100% of profits going to charity …..60% to St Mary’s and 40% to Buckden Pre-School Playgroup. Buy one of the baubles for £4 and put a message in memory of a loved one, or pet, who is no longer with us onto the silk ribbon attached to the bauble. Baubles are on sale at The Flower Boutique, The Salon on the Green, Que Sera or at St Mary’s after the 11am Sunday services in November.

St Mary’s Wreath Festival
Make a Christmas wreath and bring it into church on Saturday 2nd December. The wreaths will be displayed until 19th December.

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Sunday 3rd December 2pm – 5pm
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St Mary’s will be open
with Christmas Wreaths, Christmas Tree and children’s work on display. There’s Children’s Christmas Crafts Workshops and a Christmas Cards/Crafts Stall. Refreshments will be available too. Come and join us.
The Buckden & District Churches Together “Why Christmas?” Stall on the High Street will be selling handmade cards and gifts as well as Christmas Crackers for the big cracker pull.

“Huntingdon Big Band” Concert

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.




For the children
Seaside Rock Holiday Club.  Mornings Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th August at Buckden Towers (FREE)

For the adults
your last chance to take part in a FUN QUIZ in aid of Shelterbox.
Wednesday 24th August 7.30pm at Buckden Marina. £5 per person includes a glass of prosecco; cheese & crackers.  Raffle in aid of Shelterbox. Teams will be made up on the night.

For everyone –
Charity Garden Party Sunday 28th August from mid-day at 20 Silver Street. Creams Teas, Licensed Bar, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Garden Games. In aid of St Mary’s and Tommy’s Wheels (come along and find out about this new local charity)