Newsletter 5th May 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 makeyourself known to the Vicar, one of theChurchwardens.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid week begins on Sunday 12 May. Aswe did last year we shall be holding a ‘Songs of Praise Service’ for Christian Aid at 6.30pm next Sunday instead of the usual Sung Evensong. It was a most enjoyable service last year so we are hoping that many of you will come.

I also would like to extend very many thanks to those people who have offered to do street collections this year. Thank you.

Jean Morgan

Revd George Thomas

You will be saddened to hear that the Revd George Thomas has died. During the interregnum following Neil Follet’s departure George was a familiar face, and a great friend, to us all for many weeks. A former headteacher at St Peter’s School, he lived in Bluntisham and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. His funeral will take place at Holywell Church on Thursday 9th May at 2.00pm with a reception afterwards at The White Hart in Godmanchester.

Bacon Butties

There will be tasty bacon butties after church TODAY. These will be sold to raise money for HAMA so even if you have had a full English breakfast please come and enjoy some coffee and give a donation to a very worthy cause. We look forward to seeing you.

Charities Committee

Mary Ann Weems

The celebration anniversary of the death of Mary Ann Weems will take place in the churchyard 0n WEDESDAY 8TH MAY not on Tuesday as written in the magazine. It seems that the date on the tombstone is incorrect.


The Hunts Phil choir with a small chamber orchestra and organ will be singing a selection of Mozart’s well-known choral music including ‘Ave verum Corpus’ and his ‘Coronation Mass’ in our church on Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on line from or from Colin Thirlwall 457018.

I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp–

The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money! Twice.
Next to him was my old neighbour
Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, ‘What’s the deal?
Would love to hear Your take.
How’d all these sinners get up here?
God must’ve made a mistake.

‘And why’s everyone so quiet,
So somber – give me a clue.’
‘Hush, child,’ He said, ‘they’re all in shock.
No one thought they’d be seeing you.’


Remember…Just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian
Any more than…Standing in your garage makes you a car.

“A cheerful heart is good medicine” (Prov. 17:22)

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