Newsletter 3rd 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 10.30am Parish Praise service today.

Bacon & Sausage Butties

The charities committee will be selling delicious bacon and sausage butties this morning after the 9.45 am service Suggested donation for each butties is £3. All proceeds will go towards HAMA. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date: The committee will also be holding a Palm Sunday Brunch on Sunday 14 April following the 9.45am service. More details to follow nearer the time.

Romantic Movie of the Year

Come to a lovely Valentine’s Day celebration, Saturday 16 February at 7pm. Join the Friends of St Mary’s Godmanchester for their Romantic Movie of the Year film show, ‘The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society’ starring Lily James, Sir Tom Courtenay and Dame Penelope Wilton. Enjoy home-made shepherd’s pie and a delicious pudding, plus free Valentine’s Day chocolates. Raffle – Red Roses. Tickets £10 to include food. Wine £2.50 per glass.

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 Sunday 17 February 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

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.

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 has been 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 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.

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.