Newsletter 17th February 2019

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 make yourself known to the Vicar and please join us for refreshments after the 09.30am Eucharist service today.

Calling All Lesson Readers

Over the coming year, I would like to meet with all the groups which play a part in the life of our church, to show my gratitude to each group separately, to share some ideas, and discuss any concerns or relevant matters of interest.

The first group being invited to a meeting is the lesson readers. If you usually read lessons at our church, regardless of the service or frequency, you are invited to attend a meeting on this morning at 11.15am (coffee time) in the church. Please do come if you can. A glass of Prosecco or juice and biscuits will be served. David Busk

Barbara Fisher

Her funeral will be in the church on Monday 18 February at 1.45pm.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Taizé Service on 24 February

There will be a service in the style of the ecumenical Taizé community on Sunday 24 February at the usual Evensong time of 6.30pm. Please come, and spread the word.

A Glass of Something!!
Jean and Dai would like those who can to join us in a glass of fizz or something and some nibbles after church on Sunday 3 March to celebrate our Joint 80th birthday.
We need no gifts or cards, just your presence if you are able to come. We look forward to seeing you.

Mission to Seafarers

We hope to make a visit to the Felixstowe base sometime in March and are appealing for hats, gloves and jigsaws to take with us. In the past everyone hasbeen very supportive of our appeals and we hope you will be able to help again. Any queries please ring us on 01480 458700 or email at Olwyn.hurd. Robert and Olwyn Hurd

Newsletter Team

The Weekly Newsletter compilers are keen to recruit some new members to the team. We each cover a two-month period in rotation compiling the Newsletter on a PC at home. Help will be available for anyone who would like to cover individuals during a holiday or other break. If you are willing to help and would like to know more thenplease speak with any current member of the team(Jim Heeley, Dai Morgan, Bizz Thackray & Katie Keightly) at church on Sunday or contact Jim Heeley on 412264 or jskc.

Used Postage Stamps

The Hunts Society for the Blind would very much appreciate receiving your used postage stamps. If you are not already collecting them for another charity, please pass any that you may have to Valerie Dyson, or Liz and Peter Irving.

Save the date!!

The Charities Committee will be holding a Palm Sunday Brunch on 14 April following the 9.45 service.

There will be more details about this nearer the time.

Spring is in the air!!!

Have you seen the snowdrops, provided by the Town Council, coming through on the far side of the Recreation Ground – planted by the cubs and brownies with others last year.

GMCIBloom

Newsletter Compiler

Bizz Thackray will be the Newsletter compiler for February and March. Contributions by 8pm onThursday please to: 01480 457722 orbizzthackray.