Newsletter 16th June 2019

Welcome to St Mary’s

New to the Parish Church?

New to Godmanchester, or a visitor to the town, and you would like to know more about the St Mary’s community? Please collect a ‘Welcome’ flyer from the table by the entrance door at the church. Do makeyourself known to the Vicar, one of theChurchwardens.

Godmanchester’s Midsummer Evening History Talks

On Saturday June 22nd at 7pm in St Mary’s Churchthere will be an illustrated talk by author and historian Ken Sneath at the launch of his new book on the history of the Parish Church. Also Kate Hadley will introduce us to our Roman forebears with a talk on Godmanchester’s secret Roman treasures illustrated by pictures and some wonderful artifacts. Delicious food and wine will be available and there will be the opportunity to win a Roman coin and a signed copy of The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin in the raffle. Tickets for the event at £10 are available from

450686/411242(01480) 454154 or


Entry for children is free. Please do support this event which promises to be very interesting. The event is presented by The Friends of St Mary’s and all profits will go to the Transformation Project. Signed books willbe available to buy.

Christian Aid

The grand total raised for Christian Aid which includes the Coffee Morning and Songs of Praise was 1,416pounds. (Sorry, but the pound button gives me a hash at the moment.) So tank you again to everyone who helped.

Jean Morgan

Gala Day

Gala Day is close at hand and this year falls on Saturday July 6th. This year we are able to man a tea tent. With that in mind we need strong volunteers to help erect the tents. The Baptists are bringing theirsand we have a brand new one too. We aim to start setting up at 10.30 am and we really do need helpers for this,

We also need volunteers who would be willing to spend an hour selling tea and cakes, and of course, lots of cakes as this is usually a very popular place to have tea. Donations of cakes can be given to me or brought on the day . Everyone is usually very generous so we are relying on your generosity again this year. If you can hel please let me or Lucilia know.

Jean Morgan 417502 or 07913 203134 or LuciliaAzevedo 381311 or 07786234571

A Topical thought!!

“The oldest computer in the world was owned by Adam and Eve. It was an Apple with very limited memory just 1 Byte and everything crashed!!”

Some more Hymn ideas to make you smile.

Hymns for People Over 50

Give Me the Old Timers Religion

Precious Lord, Take My Hand, And Help Me Up

Just a Slower Walk with Thee

Go Tell It on the Mountain, But Speak Up

Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seeing

Guide Me O Thou Great Lord God, I’ve Forgotten Where I’ve Parked The Car

Count Your Many Birthdays, Count Them One By One

Blessed Insurance

It Is Well With My Soul, But My Knees Hurt

How to Get Into Heaven

A man dies and meets St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. Peter says to the man, “Here’s how it works. You need to have one hundred points to get into heaven. You tell me about all the good things you’ve done. They are all worth a certain number of points. If your total is one hundred or more, you can come in.”

“Well,” says the man. “I was happily married to the same woman for 52 years. I never looked at another woman. I was attentive and loved her dearly.”

“That’s great,” says St. Peter. “That’ll be two points.”

“Hmmm,” says the man. “This is going to be harder than I thought. Well, I attended church regularly, volunteered my time and tithed faithfully.”

“Wonderful,” says St. Peter, “That’s worth another point” One point!” says the man. “Okay, okay. I was involved with a prison ministry for twenty-five years. I went into the prison, at least monthly, and shared Jesus with them.”

“Wow!” says St. Peter. “That’s another two points!”

“Only two points!” says the man. “At this rate, it’ll be only by the grace of God that’ll I’ll ever get into this place.”

“Bingo!” says St. Peter. “That’s one hundred points! Come on in.”

Life After Death

A boss asked one of his employees, “Do you believe in life after death?”

“Yes, sir,” replied the new employee.

“I thought you would,” said the boss. “Yesterday after you left to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you!”

Newsletter compiler during May and June is Dai Morgan

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