Newsletter – 23rd 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 make yourself known to the Vicar, one of the Churchwardens.

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 theirs and 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 help please Inform me, Lucilia or Andrew Fawcett.

Jean Morgan 417502 or 07913 203134 or Lucilia Azevedo 381311 or 07786234571 Andrew Fawcett 458383.

Mens Breakfast

The next Churches Together Mens breakfast will be held at the Barley Mow, Hartford on Saturday 6th July 2019 beginning at the usual time of 8:00 am. The speaker will be Michael Trend, a Conservative MP who found himself at the centre of an expenses scandal in 2002. From the corridors of power to sudden disgrace, hear him share how a period of such difficulty was the beginning of a return to faith in Jesus. The breakfast cost will be £8. All men welcome; for catering purposes please let Andrew Fawcett (andrew.fawcett) know by Tuesday 2 July if you will be coming. We plan to finish by 9:30 am.

Mashambanzou BBQ, Sunday 7 July

The Charities Committee is holding a BBQ in the Vicarage Garden/Church Hall at 12.30 on Sunday 7 July to raise funds for Mashambanzou Care Trust (MCT) in Zimbabwe. Established in 1989, MCT provides support to children orphaned as the result of HIV/AIDS, runs preventative educational programmes and looks after HIV/AIDS sufferers. Last year MCT provided care, treatment and support to over 250 HIV/AIDS sufferers. I visited MCT in 2000, and my son Edward, who is a director of a UK based youth charity working in many African countries, also visited in 2017. He was impressed by MCT, and wrote a report on their activities which was very complimentary. Copies of Edward’s report and MCT’s 2018 Annual Report are at the back of the church.

This is a known charity working effectively on the front line with very vulnerable people in a poverty stricken country. Please support us by coming! Tickets on sale today: £12 for adults, £6 for children. Food and soft drinks provided. BYOB. If you can’t come, please consider making a donation.

Robert Francis Tel: 393 392

Thank you

The Wives Group would like to thank everyone who provided cakes, helped with the teas and of course-came to sample our wares ! We made a fantastic profit of £305, our best ever. Again many thanks, Olwyn Hurd (chairman)

Thank you again.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the fete last week a success. Thanks to your efforts we made 1.190 pounds.

The fete committee

The newsletter compiler for May

and June is Dai Morgan

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19:30 on Thursday please