Newsletter 11th August 2019

Welcome to St Mary’s

Bacon Butties – TODAY

There will be bacon / sausage butties along with coffee after church. The plan is that it will become a regular bi monthly event in aid of charity.

Kate Berkshire

Mayor’s Great Garage Sale Saturday 31 August

This year’s Garage Sale in aid of the Mayor’s charities will take place on Saturday 31st August between 11am and 4pm. Registration forms are available from the Town Office, the Town Council website and the Godmanchester Living Facebook page. Once you’ve registered, the location of your property will be shown on a map of the town so people are able to find you even if your house is tucked away. A great opportunity to clear out your unwanted stuff, which may be just what someone else is looking for!

Sue Garland Worthington

It’s nearly time to


With HUM Swing Band

Doors open at 7pm, Saturday 7 September

at St Mary’s Church, Godmanchester

£25 per ticket, to include hot food at 8pm

Pay bar. Raffle.

Dancing until 12:30am

1940s dress optional, sit and listen or dance the night away…


In aid of the transformation fund for St Mary’s – to make the parish church a space fit for the community in the 21st centuryTo reserve your ticket, please call

01480 437090, or email partyinthepews

Friends of St Mary’s AGM

All Members of the Friends of St Mary’s Church are cordially invited to the Friends of St Mary’s Church AGM on Sunday September 8, 2.30pm at the church hall .

Afterwards at about 3pm there will be a cream tea with delicious home made cakes, scones with strawberry jam and cream and excellent sandwiches which will follow the business of the day. All are invited.

Kate Hadley

Godmanchester Town Show

Saturday September 14 is the date for this year’s Godmanchester Town Show. Since the Town Show has become an annual feature of the town’s calendar the wonderful ladies of St Mary’s congregation have provided cakes for the refreshment stall at the show. Thank you so much for doing this and I would ask you if would be good enough to repeat your baking effort for this year’s show please? Cakes can be brought to the church on the morning of the show or delivered to Deb Watts (07804095921) 39, West Street beforehand. Bobby Jones (Town Show Committee)

Quiet Day at Little Gidding

There will be a parish Quiet Day at Ferrar House, Little Gidding, on Wednesday October 9, between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm. This will be a time of reflection, prayer, discussion, and as the name implies, quiet, and is of course open to all. The cost will be £21 per person, to include lunch and other refreshments. Please indicate on the sheet by the south door if you would like to come – a name is sufficient at the moment.

Little Gidding is one of England’s ‘holy places’ well known because of the 17th century community led by Nicholas Ferrar.

Today the church remains a place of pilgrimage. On the second Friday of each month the Eucharist is celebrated at 12 noon and lunch is available afterwards at Ferrar House. Those wishing to stay for lunch should notify the warden (01832-293383)

Further information is avail from Robert Caroe or Jonathan Young.

Newsletter Compiler

Bizz Thackray is the Newsletter compiler for July and August. Contributions by 8pmonThursday please to: 01480 457722 orbizzthackray