Tag Archives: St Mary’s Buckden

Palm Sunday at St Mary’s

This Sunday, 28th March, is Palm Sunday and we have our first service back in church at 11am. If you want to come along, please book in advance by emailing David.pickavance1@outlook.com. Social distancing measures are still in place, so please comply, and always wear a mask in church.

If you can’t make it to church this week, the service will also be streamed via YouTube on St Mary’s Buckden.

Christmas at St Mary’s and Online

Join us in person at St Mary’s and/or online with Buckden & District Churches Together this Christmas.

If you missed the Zoom Carol Singing on the 15th, we still have the Online Carol Service to come on the 22nd plus Christmas Eve Christingle (online) and Midnight Communion (in church) and Chritsmas Day Communion (in church). Please book in advance Please book in advance by emailing david.pickavance1@outlook.com, if you want to attend one of the services in church.

Instructions for making a Christingle at home will be given during the Christmas Eve Service but are also available below (with a shopping list too!)

September at St Mary’s Buckden

Summer is almost over.  At the beginning of this month the children return to school and all the regular groups and events at St Mary’s restart. Towards the end of the month we will be celebrating Harvest Festival. 

Cleaning Crew – Please come along and help if you can on Saturday 7th September from 10am

Saturday Coffee & Cakes returns – every Saturday 10.30am – noon.

Community Café – in St Mary’s 2.30pm to 4pm Wednesday 11th September.

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Our chosen Charity for September and October is Church army https://www.churcharmy.org.uk/
Church army is the Church of England’s very own mission arm for bringing Jesus to the most needy and works in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and Ireland with children, the elderly and everyone in between. Trained Church Army Evangelists are based in parishes and on special projects where the need is greatest. Archbishop Justin Welby says “Church Army exists both to talk to people about Jesus and bring them to faith in Jesus but it also does this extraordinary work of serving the poor and the poorest parts of the country and that speaks to the value of human beings.”
Church Army

Heritage Open Days this year runs from 13th to 22nd September.  St Mary’s will be open to visitors every day but there will be no formal tours .
The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Ride, Drive & Stride event takes place on Saturday 14th September.

For more information about all events in September, see the poster below or have a look at this month’s newsletter. A copy can be viewed here 1909 sept-newsletter or you can see all recent newsletters on this website under the OFFICIAL INFO tab

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Buckden Open Gardens and more!

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April 2019 at St Mary’s Buckden

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 2019
https://www.churchofengland.org/lent
Lent Pilgrim sampler

lent     lent-soup 

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.

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Community Café on Wednesday 10th April from 2.30pm.
Concert on Saturday 13th April at 7.30pm

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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.
DSCN8377BRING & 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

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