Newsletter 24 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 servicetoday.

Taizé Service this evening

There will be a service in the style of the ecumenical Taizé community tonight 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 cover individuals during a holiday or other break. If you are willing to help and would like to know more then please 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.

Churchyard Grass Cutting

Spring is approaching, and we are starting to cut the churchyard grass again. We are several people short of our full complement, so several of us are looking after more than one plot.

The churchyard is divided into 14 plots, so ideally we need 14 volunteers.

Right now we have nine or ten, including three ladies. Each person has a plot which they cut as required, usually every one to two weeks depending on the weather.

There are no fixed times – come when it suits you. Plots take about an hour to cut. Mowers and fuel are of course provided. Please contact me if you would like to know more, or if you think you can join us. We would certainly welcome some more volunteers.

Robert Francis, 393 392

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.


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.

Newsletter Compiler

Bizz Thackray will be the Newsletter compiler for March. Contributions by 8pm on Thursday please to: 01480 457722 or bizzthackray.