A quarter peal will be rung for Evensong tonight, 26th March.
Lent Prayer & Study Group
The final Lent prayer and study group is in the Vicarage at 10am this Friday 31st March. All are welcome. Refreshments provided.
Flower Guild invite donations in memory of loved ones for the purchase of lilies for the Easter flower arrangements.
If you wish to donate please use the lily donation envelopes and place in the box at the south door.
You are also invited to leave a personal dedication in the book at the memorial altar.
In preparation for the APCM a copy of the church accounts for 2022 is displayed on the noticeboard near the font.
Come-and-Sing for the Coronation
Following last year’s highly successful concert for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, we are planning another ‘Come-and-Sing’ concert to celebrate the Coronation of the King Charles and Queen Camilla.
The concert will be in the parish church on Sunday 7th May at 6pm and will be conducted by Christopher Brown (founder of Huntingdonshire Philharmonic), who was a chorister at the last coronation in 1953.
The programme will include coronation music for this year (e.g. Parry’s I was glad) and previous coronations such as The King shall rejoice (1727). There will be one rehearsal, from 2pm to 5pm on the day.
To join the choir singers are invited to book their places now, by giving us their details and a contribution (towards expenses) of only £5 (preferably a note!) to Colin Thirlwall or Jonathan Young.
Election of Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
The Election of Churchwardens and APCM will be held on 30th April, starting at 11.15am (after the 9.30am service). The meeting includes the election of two Churchwardens, six members of the PCC and two Representatives to Deanery Synod.
I have nomination forms for churchwardens and PCC members, so if you would like to be nominated, please get in touch. The form will need to be completed and returned to me by Friday 31st March.
Regulations on eligibility to be a churchwarden or a member of the PCC are on the back of the appropriate nomination forms.
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.
If you are member of the congregation, but are not on the electoral roll, please complete an electoral roll form and return it to me by Friday 31st March, as I also act as the Electoral Roll Officer. A copy of the Church Electoral Roll Form is on the church website. You can download the form and scan and email the signed form back to me at the email address below if you prefer.
Members of the congregation wishing to raise any item under Any Other Business are asked to give notice of the item to me, via email by Friday 7th April, please. Thank you.
I’m not able to attend the APCM this year, so am looking for a volunteer to take the minutes. It’s really not difficult (they practically write themselves!), so if anyone is willing to take this on, please let me know and I can run through things with you. Many thanks. Kate Robinson klrobinson80 07914 694420
Diocesan Festal Eucharist: Saturday 24th June at Ely Cathedral
This year marks the 1350th year since St Etheldreda first established a monastery in Ely and the Cathedral has plans to hold several celebratory events throughout 2023.
Further details of the programme of services, concerts and other events to celebrate the occasion are on the Cathedral’s website and members from all churches across the diocese are particularly invited to attend the Diocesan Festal Eucharist at noon on 24th June. The Archbishop of York will preach at the service.
If you would like to attend the Festal Eucharist, there will be a sheet to sign up on the table by the South Door – please indicate if you need a lift, or are able to offer a lift to someone else. The Cathedral have asked for an idea of numbers and transport plans in advance, so we will submit these nearer the time.
Sunday 26th March – Lent 5 (Passiontide Begins)
08:00 Holy Communion
09:30 Sung Eucharist
11:15 Coffee, Cake & Church (Village Hall, Hilton)
12:00 Lent Frugal Lunch (Church Hall)
Monday 27th March
18:30 Evening Prayer [Monday – Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)
Tuesday 28th March
09:15 St Anne’s pre-Easter Eucharist
10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)
Wednesday 29th March
14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)
Thursday 30th March
09:45 Holy Communion
Friday 31st March
10:00 Lent Prayer & Study Group (Vicarage)
19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)
Saturday 1st April
Sunday 2nd April – Palm Sunday
08:00 Holy Communion
08:00 BCP Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)
09:30 Sung Eucharist with Healing
11:30 Baptism of Max O’Connor
18:30 Evening Prayer