Newsletter 28th November 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, or one of the Churchwardens.

Baptism

Today we welcome Oscar Crisp into our family through baptism. Please pray for Oscar and his parents and godparents.

Antarctic Talk

Come to our ANTARCTIC EXPLOITS TALK by Rod Arnold, who is a member of the British Antarctic Survey. He will examine how the scientists and pilots live in challenging temperatures, how polar science can help us support the wildlife, the king penguin and orca so beloved by the world; explain the science and examine sustainability.

Saturday April 27, 7.30pm, Church Hall, Chadley Lane £8 per ticket. Children Freeand suitable for 8 years plus. Homemade savoury snacks. Free Choc Ices. Wine bar. Another fascinating evening from the Friends of St Mary’s Church, Godmanchester. Tickets available from Adrian 01480 454154 or adrian

Christian Aid

Christian Aid week begins on Sunday 12 May with a sung Evensong in Church. I am looking for people who would be happy to deliver envelopes in a street or two. I know collecting is an issue but we could overcome this for houses or streets that are difficult by giving them a location for dropping off their envelopes. If you feel you could help please let me know on 417502. Thank you.

Jean Morgan

Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning for Christian Aid next Saturday May 4th from 10.00 am –12.00 at the Vicarage. Please support it if you can. There will be a raffle and prizeswould be welcome.

Men’s Breakfast

The next Churches Together Men’s Breakfast will be held at The Barley Mow Hartford on Saturday 4th May beginning at 8:00 am. The speaker, Martin Brooke, will talk on “The Black Dog and the Good Shepherd”, discussing from a Christian perspective the strugglethat many with mental health problems face. Martin is a PR consultant and is on the leadership of Hope Church in Teversham. Please let Andrew Fawcett know by 30th April if you are coming.Cost of the breakfast cost will be £8.

Many may be aware that David Soldan, who has been organising the Breakfasts since they were started a number of years ago, and his wife Mary are leaving the area for Devon. We give thanks for all they have done in the area and wish them every happiness in their move. Future breakfasts will be guided by Charlie Newcombe and Colin Hardy of Christ Church, Huntingdon. An interesting program of speakers over the next few months is proposed. Details will appear in our Newsletter and Church Magazine.

Election of

Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

The formal “Notice of Annual Parochial Church Meeting” is on the main notice board in the South Porch. The election of churchwardens and APCM will be held in the Church Hall this Sunday 28 April 2019 starting at 11:15. The meeting includes the election of 2 Churchwardens, 2members of the PCC and 1 Representative to Deanery Synod, who automatically become members of the PCC.

Anybody registered on the local government electoral roll is entitled to vote for the election of the churchwardens, but only persons whose names are entered upon the Church Electoral Roll are entitled to vote at the APCM.

Kate Robinson (455421) or klrobinson80@gmail.com

Confirmation Celebration

We rejoice with Kevin Parks, who was confirmed by the Bishop of Ely in the cathedral on Easter Eve, and we welcome him into full fellowship of the Christian faith.

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