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800 to 10,000!

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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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Jamworkx is moving to Thursdays

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Here comes the summer at St Mary’s

It’s the last week before the summer break for many. At St Mary’s we are looking forward to our two holiday clubs in August:-

Holidays at Home – club for those mature in years but young at heart: 2-5pm on August 7th, 8th, 9th at the Methodist Hall

Pirates Holiday Club for 5 – 11yr olds 9.30am – noon on 22nd, 23rd, 24th August at Buckden School

For either club, contact bookings@stmarysbuckden.org.uk or pick up a form in church.

Daily prayers, Sunday & Wednesday Services, Getting Active and Saturday Coffee will all continue as normal throughout the summer.

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800 and counting………

On Sunday 26th February we launched our “800 and counting” initiative (information below) to individuals, families and groups in Buckden and beyond.
We invite everyone to get involved and make this a whole village event for 2017poster-1