Newsletter 5th December 2021

Coffee and Mince Pie

Please come for an informal Christmas Cup of Coffee and Mince Pie on Wednesday 8th December from 10.30am -12.00pm at 14 Corpus Christi Lane, Godmanchester. Please ring Jane on 07941119630 if you require a lift. Looking forward to seeing you. Jane Nicholls

Parish Communion with Christingle

On Sunday 19th December we will combine our Parish Communion at 9.30am with Christingle. A wonderful event for all ages to join in this is a beautiful and simple service with carols. It includes decorating an orange with a red ribbon, dried fruits, sweets and a candle to create a new visual representation of Christ, the light of the world, celebrated by the lighting of the Christingle candles. Donations to The Children’s Society can be made at the service through Gift Aid envelopes. Do please come!

Jumpers 4 Jimmy’s

The Charities Committee have launched the Jumpers 4 Jimmy’s Christmas appeal in support of Jimmy’s homeless shelter in Cambridge.

Please donate new or nearly new ladies and men’s jumpers to the box at the back of the church, or bring them along to our stall at the Christmas Bazaar.

We will also be accepting sleeping bags, toiletries and long life luxury Christmas food items. Thank you. Jane Nicholls

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc@btinternet.com or call 01480 412264.

DIARY

Sunday 5th December – Advent 2

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 6th December

18:30 Compline [Monday-Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)

Tuesday 7th December

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 8th December

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 9th December

09:45 Holy Communion

19:00 Town Council Meeting (Queen Elizabeth School)

Friday 10th December

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

17:00 Christmas Market (School Hill)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 11th December

18:30 Compline [Monday-Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)

Sunday 12th December – Advent 3

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:15 United Gift Service (Hilton Methodist Church)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Refreshments are served after the 09:30am service. All are welcome.

Newsletter 21st November 2021

Thank You

Thank you so much to everyone who donated a shoebox this year to the Samaritans’ Purse Shoe box appeal. As a Church we collected 30 boxes, and I know some members of the congregation donated an online box too. It’s really great to be part of such a special Christmas appeal, sending our love around the world.

The boxes from the UK are being sent to Belarus, Albania, refugee camps in the Middle East, Central Asia and Nigeria.

I hope you will all receive your own personal email once the boxes have been delivered. Thank you. Jane Nicholls

David Starkey Lecture – A Few Tickets Left

Queen Catherine Howard: Buckden’s Royal Teenage Bride 7pm-9.30pm 27th November with supper first included in the ticket price of £20.

The church will be looking especially festive with lovely decorations from Gillian Bathurst and Christopher Vane Percy. adrian Adrian Sington

Jumpers 4 Jimmy’s

The Charities Committee have launched the Jumpers 4 Jimmy’s Christmas appeal in support of Jimmy’s homeless shelter in Cambridge.

Please donate new or nearly new ladies and men’s jumpers to the box at the back of the church, or bring them along to our stall at the Christmas Bazaar.

We will also be accepting sleeping bags, toiletries and long life luxury Christmas food items. Thank you. Jane Nicholls

Christmas Bazaar – Saturday 4th December

We shall be needing bottles for the bottle stall, cakes for the teas and the cake stall, books, gifts and hampers for the Grand Draw. We shall also need people to help man the stalls. You have all been so very generous in the past and we are asking for your generosity once again. Please contact me if you think you can help. Jean Morgan

A Good Read

The bookstall at the Christmas Bazaar is looking for some stock! Donations may be left at the back of the church or delivered to 26 Post Street. Collections from your house are also possible if you give us enough time. Liz and Peter Irving (01480 382144) Peter.irving2

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

DIARY

Sunday 21st November – Christ the King – Next Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Parish Eucharist

11:30 Holy Baptism of Sophia Game

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 22nd November

18:30 Compline [Monday-Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)

Tuesday 23rd November

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 24th November

09:45 Holy Communion (McCartney House)

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 25th November

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 26th November

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 27th November

18:30 Compline [Monday-Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)

Sunday 28th November – Advent Sunday

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:15 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

18:30 Advent Carol Service

Refreshments are served after the 09:30am service. All are welcome.

Newsletter 14th November 2021

A Good Read

It’s that time of year again. As ever, the bookstall at the Christmas Bazaar (4th December) is looking for some stock! Donations may be left at the back of the church – a reminder that the church is open from 9 am to 4 pm ever day – or delivered to 26 Post Street. Collections from your house are also possible if you give us enough time. Donations in the past have always been most generous, so please support the bookstall again! Liz and Peter Irving (01480 382144) Peter.irving2

Jumpers 4 Jimmy’s

This week The Charities Committee are launching the Jumpers 4 Jimmy’s Christmas appeal in support of Jimmy’s homeless shelter in Cambridge.

Please donate new or nearly new ladies and men’s jumpers to the box at the back of the church or bring them along to our stall at the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 4th December.

We will also be accepting sleeping bags, toiletries and long life luxury Christmas food items. Thank you. Jane Nicholls

Africa Charities

Thank you to all who made a contribution to our appeal for Mashambanzou Care Trust in Zimbabwe and Maya Parish in Uganda. We raised a total of £800, which is a splendid result. Robert Francis

Bacon Butties

We raised £90 from Bacon Butties last Sunday, and we also raised £75 from Coffee & Croissants last month. That gives a total of £165 which will go to Service Charities. Thank you for supporting this initiative. Robert Francis

Bazaar

The bazaar is planned for Saturday 4th December. We shall be needing bottles for the bottle stall, cakes for the teas and the cake stall, books, gifts and hampers for the Grand Draw. We shall also need people to help man the stalls. The fete in the summer was a great success and we are hoping the bazaar will be too. You have all been so very generous in the past and we are asking for your generosity once again. Please contact me if you think you can help. Jean Morgan

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

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Sunday 14th November – Remembrance Sunday – 2nd Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

10:55 Town Remembrance Service

11:15 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

18:30 Remembrance Service

Monday 15th November

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:30 PCC (Church Hall)

Tuesday 16th November

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:30 Wives Group (Church Hall)

Wednesday 17th November

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Thursday 18th November

09:45 Holy Communion

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:30 Churches Together AGM

19:45 Hilton PCC

Friday 19th November

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:00 Town Council Meeting (Queen Elizabeth School)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 20th November

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Sunday 21st November – Christ the King – Next Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:30 Holy Baptism of Sophia Game

18:30 Evening Prayer

Newsletter 7th November 2021

Africa Appeal

Thank you to all who have already made donations to our appeal to support the Mashambanzou Care Trust in Zimbabwe and Maya Parish in Uganda. It’s not too late to donate, if you haven’t already done so, envelopes are available at the back of the church, and can be given to Colin Thirlwall, myself, or left on the donation plate on Sunday. Robert Francis

Bazaar

The bazaar is planned for Saturday 4th December. We shall be needing bottles for the bottle stall, cakes for the teas and the cake stall, books, gifts and hampers for the Grand Draw. We shall also need people to help man the stalls. The fete in the summer was a great success and we are hoping the bazaar will be too. You have all been so very generous in the past and we are asking for your generosity once again. Please contact me if you think you can help. Jean Morgan

The Shoebox Appeal

Our Church will once again be supporting The Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ otherwise known as The Shoebox appeal. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide project that involves covering a show box in wrapping paper and packing it with toys, hygiene items (no toothpaste), pens, pencils, school items, accessories and a personal note for a child living in poverty. The shoe box gifts bring huge amounts of joy all around the world and maybe the only present that some children ever receive.

It would be really fantastic if as a church we could collect 50 boxes. Please take a leaflet from the back of the church and bring your box back next Sunday 14th November, or they can be left at 14 Corpus Christi Lane in the covered porch area and I will ensure they get delivered to Church. Jane Nicholls

Talking Newspaper – Help Needed!

Many of you will know about the Talking Newspaper, but for those who do not, it is a service whereby a recording is made of the Hunts and St Neots Post newspapers each week, for distribution to the blind and partially sighted.

We are now very short of people to prepare the material for recording. It is not an onerous task (that’s what they all say) and requires about an hour and a half of preparation time. Newspapers need to be collected from the Hunts Post office in Huntingdon, from Wednesday morning onwards, and the prepared boards need to be in the recording studio no later than lunchtime on Thursday; so it is flexible as to when you wish to do the task.

If we can gather a few helpers then it will only require participating every 7 or 8 weeks. At the moment, there are just 3 of us left.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information. Thank you in anticipation. Christina Sheppard Cvsheppard3

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

DIARY

Sunday 7th November – 3rd Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion [BCP] (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:30 Baptism of Maggie Thornton

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 8th November

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:00 Garden Club (Church Hall)

Tuesday 9th November

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Wednesday 10th November

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Thursday 11th November

09:45 Holy Communion

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Friday 12th November

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

13:00 Funeral of Anne Malone

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 13th November

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Sunday 14th November – Remembrance Sunday – 2nd Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

10:55 Town Remembrance Service

11:15 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

18:30 Remembrance Service

Refreshments are served after the 09:30am service. All are welcome.

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

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Sunday 7th November 2021 3rd Before Advent

Holy Communion Minister & Preacher: Christopher Leffler

Reading Jonah 3.1-5,10 (OT 897)

Gospel Mark 1.14-20 (NT 37)

Sung Eucharist Minister & Preacher: David Busk

With Healing Deacon: Ruth Ekblom

Reading Jonah 3.1-5,10 (OT 897)

Gospel Mark 1.14-20 (NT 37)

Hymns 420, Orange 14, 431, Orange 8 Please omit * verses

Communion 285, 471

Evening Prayer Minister: David Busk

Reading Isaiah 10.33–11.9 (OT 667)

Gospel John 14. 1-29 (NT 116)

Collect

Heavenly Lord,
you long for the world’s salvation:
stir us from apathy,
restrain us from excess
and revive in us new hope
that all creation will one day be healed
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Street Prayer Mission: West Street, Pinfold Lane, Granary Close, The Maltings

& Oakleigh Crescent with Flackdale, Hilton

Holy Communion:All are welcome at the altar rail. If you are a communicant member of your own Church, you are welcome to receive the Sacrament here, or if you would like to receive a blessing, please come forward with a hymn book, kneel at the rail and bow your head.

Newsletter October 31st 2021

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

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Sunday 31st October 2021 All Saints 4th Before Advent

Holy Communion Minister: John Wilson

Reading Wisdom 3.1-9 (Apocrypha)

Gospel John 11.32-44 (NT 112)

Sung Eucharist Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Readings Wisdom 3.1-9 (Apocrypha)

Revelation 21.1-6a (NT 280)

Gospel John 11.32-44 (NT 112)

Intercessions Christina Sheppard

Hymns 197, 389, 205, 418 Please omit * verses

Communion 274, 275

All Souls Minister: David Busk

Commemoration

Separate order of service

Collect

God of holiness,

your glory is proclaimed in every age:

as we rejoice in the faith of your saints,

inspire us to follow their example

with boldness and joy;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Street Prayer Mission: Lancaster Way, Fox Grove, Rectory Gardens

& Grove Court with Sparrow Way, Hilton

Holy Communion:All are welcome at the altar rail. If you are a communicant member of your own Church, you are welcome to receive the Sacrament here, or if you would like to receive a blessing, please come forward with a hymn book, kneel at the rail and bow your head.

DIARY

Sunday 31st October – All Saints 4th Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 All Souls Commemoration

Monday 1st November

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Tuesday 2nd November

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Wednesday 3rd November

11:00 Holy Communion (The Chestnuts)

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Thursday 4th November

09:45 Holy Communion

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Friday 5th November

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

18:00 Fireworks Extravaganza (Godmanchester Rovers Football Club)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 6th November

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:00 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Sunday 7th November – 3rd Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:30 Baptism of Maggie Thornton

18:30 Compline

Talking Newspaper – Help Needed!

Many of you will know about the Talking Newspaper, but for those who do not, it is a service whereby a recording is made of the Hunts and St Neots Post newspapers each week, for distribution to the blind and partially sighted.

We are now very short of people to prepare the material for recording. It is not an onerous task (that’s what they all say) and requires about an hour and a half of preparation time. Newspapers need to be collected from the Hunts Post office in Huntingdon, from Wednesday morning onwards, and the prepared boards need to be in the recording studio no later than lunchtime on Thursday; so it is flexible as to when you wish to do the task.

If we can gather a few helpers then it will only require participating every 7 or 8 weeks. At the moment, there are just 3 of us left.

If you think this is something you could help with, it would be hugely appreciated as it would be a great pity if this were to have to come to an end.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information (no pressure if you decide it is not for you). Thank you in anticipation.

Christina Sheppard Cvsheppard3

The Shoebox Appeal

Our Church will once again be supporting The Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ otherwise known as The Shoebox appeal. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide project that involves covering a show box in wrapping paper and packing it with toys, hygiene items (no toothpaste), pens, pencils, school items, accessories and a personal note for a child living in poverty. The shoe box gifts bring huge amounts of joy all around the world and maybe the only present that some children ever receive.

It would be really fantastic if as a church we could collect 50 boxes. Please take a leaflet from the back of the church and bring your box back on Sunday 14th November, or they can be left at 14 Corpus Christi Lane in the covered porch area and I will ensure they get delivered to Church. Jane Nicholls

Curfew

The Curfew was traditionally rung every night in Godmanchester during the darker half of the year, falling between the church festivals of Michaelmas and Lady Day with a break for the Christmas festivities between Christmas Eve and Plough Monday. This tradition has been continued in various ways and we are now attempting to do this weekly on Thursday evenings leading up to 8pm.

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

Newsletter October 23rd 2021

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

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Sunday 24th October 2021 (Bible Sunday) Last after Trinity

Holy Communion Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Reading Isaiah 55.1-11 (OT 712)

Gospel John 5.36b-end (NT 104)

Sung Eucharist Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Deacon: Ruth Ekblom

Readings Isaiah 55.1-11 (OT 712)

2 Timothy 3.14-4.5 (228)

Gospel John 5.36b-end (NT 104)

Intercessions Jane Leffler

Hymns 310, 463, 378, 7 Please omit * verses

Communion 294, 295

Evensong Minister: David Busk

Readings 2 Kings 22 (OT 381)

Colossians 3. 12-17 (NT 216)

Hymns 244, 248, 246 Please omit * verses

Collect

Merciful God,
teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty,
that trusting in your word
and obeying your will
we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Street Prayer Mission: Post Street, Church Place, Chadley Lane

& The Causeway with Potton Road, Hilton

Holy Communion:All are welcome at the altar rail. If you are a communicant member of your own Church, you are welcome to receive the Sacrament here, or if you would like to receive a blessing, please come forward with a hymn book, kneel at the rail and bow your head.

Curfew

The Curfew was traditionally rung every night in Godmanchester during the darker half of the year, falling between the church festivals of Michaelmas and Lady Day with a break for the Christmas festivities between Christmas Eve and Plough Monday. This tradition has been continued in various ways and we are now attempting to do this weekly on Thursday evenings leading up to 8pm.

Talking Newspaper – Help Needed!

Many of you will know about the Talking Newspaper, but for those who do not, it is a service whereby a recording is made of the Hunts and St Neots Post newspapers each week, for distribution to the blind and partially sighted.

We are now very short of people to prepare the material for recording. It is not an onerous task (that’s what they all say) and requires about an hour and a half of preparation time. Newspapers need to be collected from the Hunts Post office in Huntingdon, from Wednesday morning onwards, and the prepared boards need to be in the recording studio no later than lunchtime on Thursday; so it is flexible as to when you wish to do the task.

If we can gather a few helpers then it will only require participating every 7 or 8 weeks. At the moment, there are just 3 of us left.

If you think this is something you could help with, it would be hugely appreciated as it would be a great pity if this were to have to come to an end.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information (no pressure if you decide it is not for you). Thank you in anticipation.

Christina Sheppard Cvsheppard3

The Shoebox Appeal

Our Church will once again be supporting The Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ otherwise known as The Shoebox appeal. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide project that involves covering a show box in wrapping paper and packing it with toys, hygiene items (no toothpaste), pens, pencils, school items, accessories and a personal note for a child living in poverty. The shoe box gifts bring huge amounts of joy all around the world and maybe the only present that some children ever receive.

It would be really fantastic if as a church we could collect 50 boxes. Please take a leaflet from the back of the church and bring your box back on Sunday 14th November, or they can be left at 14 Corpus Christi Lane in the covered porch area and I will ensure they get delivered to Church. Jane Nicholls

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

DIARY

Sunday 24th October – (Bible Sunday) Last after Trinity

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:15 Parish Praise (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

18:30 Evensong

Monday 25th October

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Tuesday 26th October

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Wednesday 27th October

09:45 Holy Communion (McCartney House)

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Thursday 28th October

09:45 Holy Communion

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Friday 29th October

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Saturday 30th October

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:30 Godmanchester At War – Talk by Roger Leivers (Church)

Sunday 31st October – 4th Before Advent

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 All Souls Commemoration

Refreshments are served after the 09:30am service. All are welcome.

Newsletter 17th November 2021

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

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Sunday 17th October 2021 Trinity 20

Holy Communion Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Reading Isaiah 53.4-end (OT 710)

Gospel Mark 10.35-45 (NT 50)

Sung Eucharist Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Deacon: Jonathan Young

Readings Isaiah 53.4-end (OT 710)

Hebrews 5.1-10 (235)

Gospel Mark 10.35-45 (NT 50)

Hymns 334, 358, Orange 18, 413 Please omit * verses

Communion 459, 315

Evening Prayer Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Reading Joshua 14.6-14 (OT 220)

Gospel Matthew 12.1-21 (NT 12)

Collect

God, our light and our salvation:
illuminate our lives,
that we may see your goodness in the land of the living,
and looking on your beauty
may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Street Prayer Mission: Tudor Road, York Close, Fairey Avenue & The Close

with Church End Hilton

Holy Communion:All are welcome at the altar rail. If you are a communicant member of your own Church, you are welcome to receive the Sacrament here, or if you would like to receive a blessing, please come forward with a hymn book, kneel at the rail and bow your head.

St Mary’s Charities Committee – Fresh Coffee and Croissants

We are serving Fresh coffee and Croissants following the Sung Eucharist today. A suggested donation of £2.50 per coffee and croissant will be given to the Service Charities.

Friends of St Mary’s AGM

The Friends of St Mary’s AGM will be held today at 2.30pm in the church. We are serving a delicious tea afterwards so do please come.

Talking Newspaper – Help Needed!

Many of you will know about the Talking Newspaper, but for those who do not, it is a service whereby a recording is made of the Hunts and St Neots Post newspapers each week, for distribution to the blind and partially sighted.

We are now very short of people to prepare the material for recording. It is not an onerous task (that’s what they all say) and requires about an hour and a half of preparation time. Newspapers need to be collected from the Hunts Post office in Huntingdon, from Wednesday morning onwards, and the prepared boards need to be in the recording studio no later than lunchtime on Thursday; so it is flexible as to when you wish to do the task.

If we can gather a few helpers then it will only require participating every 7 or 8 weeks. At the moment, there are just 3 of us left.

If you think this is something you could help with, it would be hugely appreciated as it would be a great pity if this were to have to come to an end.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information (no pressure if you decide it is not for you). Thank you in anticipation.

Christina Sheppard Cvsheppard3

The Shoebox Appeal

Our Church will once again be supporting The Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ otherwise known as The Shoebox appeal. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide project that involves covering a show box in wrapping paper and packing it with toys, hygiene items (no toothpaste), pens, pencils, school items, accessories and a personal note for a child living in poverty. The shoe box gifts bring huge amounts of joy all around the world and maybe the only present that some children ever receive.

It would be really fantastic if as a church we could collect 50 boxes. Please take a leaflet from the back of the church and bring your box back on Sunday 14th November, or they can be left at 14 Corpus Christi Lane in the covered porch area and I will ensure they get delivered to Church. Jane Nicholls

Thank you

Thank you to all who supported the Charities Committee coffee morning this week in aid of Thrive. You helped to raise a fantastic £281.40. Jane Nicholls

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

DIARY

Sunday 17th October – 20th after Trinity

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

14:30 Friends of St Mary’s AGM (Church)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 18th October

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:30 Parochial Church Council (Church Hall)

Tuesday 19th October

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Wednesday 20th October

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Thursday 21st October

09:45 Holy Communion

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Friday 22nd October

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

19:00 Town Council Meeting (Queen Elizabeth School)

Saturday 23rd October

10:00 Baptist Church Pastor Induction [to 17:00] (Church & Hall)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Sunday 24th October – Last after Trinity

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:15 Parish Praise (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

18:30 Evensong

Refreshments are served after the 09:30am service. All are welcome.

Newsletter 10th October 2021

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

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Sunday 3rd October 2021 (Civic Service) Trinity 19

Holy Communion Minister: Jonathan Young

Reading Amos 5.6-7,10-15 (OT 886)

Gospel Mark 10.17-31 (NT 49)

Civic Service Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Separate Order of Service

Hymns 368, 436, 334, 488, 489 Please omit * verses

Anthem Cantate Domino

Evening Prayer Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Reading Joshua 5.13–6.20 (OT 210)

Gospel Matthew 11.20-30 (NT 12)

Collect

Faithful Lord,
whose steadfast love never ceases
and whose mercies never come to an end:
grant us the grace to trust you
and to receive the gifts of your love,
new every morning,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Street Prayer Mission: Carnaby Close, Rushes Walk, Field Walk

& Merton Walk with Chapel Close Hilton

Holy Communion:All are welcome at the altar rail. If you are a communicant member of your own Church, you are welcome to receive the Sacrament here, or if you would like to receive a blessing, please come forward with a hymn book, kneel at the rail and bow your head.

St Mary’s Charities Committee – Informal Coffee Morning

St Mary’s Charities Committee would like to invite you to an informal Coffee Morning on Wednesday 13th October. This will be held at 14 Corpus Christi Lane, Godmanchester between 10.30am and 12.00pm. We are raising money for Thrive a Christian youth project working with young people locally. Their vision is to see the lives of young people transformed through mentoring programmes carried out in Schools, Churches and at their weekly Youth cafes in Huntingdon and Brampton. Thrive offer emotional, social and spiritual support by connecting and caring for young people. Their vision is to empower young people to celebrate who they are, challenge their own thinking and actions and also create opportunities for all to explore their own faith.

Please come along to share friendship, chat and enjoy some delicious cake!

If you require transport please contact Jane Nicholls on 07941119630.

St Mary’s Charities Committee – Fresh Coffee and Croissants

St Mary’s Charities Committee will be serving Fresh coffee and Croissants following the 09.45am service on Sunday 17th October. Suggested donations of £2.50 per coffee and croissant.

All proceeds are to be given to the Service Charities.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

DIARY

Sunday 10th October – 19th after Trinity

08:00 Holy Communion

11:00 Civic Service

11:15 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

15:00 Holy Baptism of Isabella Strong

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 11th October

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Tuesday 12th October

09:00 St Anne’s School Harvest Festival

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Wednesday 13th October

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Thursday 14th October

09:45 Holy Communion

13:30 Worship Group (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Friday 15th October

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Saturday 16th October

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Sunday 17th October – 20th after Trinity

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 Evening Prayer

Refreshments are served after the 09:30am service. All are welcome.

Visit the church website at www.stmarysgodmanchester.org

Newsletter September 5th 2021

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Sunday 5th September 2021 Trinity 14

Holy Communion Minister & Preacher: Christopher Leffler

Reading Isaiah 35.4-7a (OT 690)

Gospel Mark 7.24-end (NT 45)

Sung Eucharist Minister: Jonathan Young. Preacher: David Busk

with Healing

Reading Isaiah 35.4-7a (OT 690) Reader: Robert Caroe

Gospel Mark 7.24-end (NT 45)

Intercessions Jim Heeley

Hymns 334, 415, 376, 364 Please omit * verses

(Communion) 277, 282

Evening Prayer Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Reading Exodus 14.5-end (OT 64)

Gospel Matthew 6.1-18 (NT 5)

Collect

Merciful God,
your Son came to save us
and bore our sins on the cross:
may we trust in your mercy
and know your love,
rejoicing in the righteousness
that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Street Prayer Mission: Old Court Hall, Corpus Christi, Silver Street,

Wigmore Close, Duck End & Allen Farm Close

Holy Communion:All are welcome at the altar rail. If you are a communicant member of your own Church, you are welcome to receive the Sacrament here, or if you would like to receive a blessing, please come forward with a hymn book, kneel at the rail and bow your head

Godmanchester Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to the food bank. Joe George, project manager, reports that this summer the food bank has supported over 80 families; involving 100 adults and 150 children. Each week, in addition to normal food parcels, they have received fresh food with simple recipe cards to have fun preparing and cooking together. It has been a great joy to see the pleasure this has given.

Thank you all for helping to make it possible. Liz Irving.

Town Show Request

The ladies from the church have always done us proud each year, with their baking skills, in producing wonderful cakes to add to our afternoon teas.

Ladies (and gentlemen) would you be able to bake some of your excellent cakes for our refreshment stall? Contributions will be gratefully accepted during the morning of Saturday 25th September at the nursery, but if that is difficult for people and they find that dropping them off at the church would be better for them we can arrange for collection from there.

Mike & Ann Grice on 07773 401 853 would be happy to make alternative arrangements for collection if necessary.

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.

Newsletter 29th August 2021

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Sunday 29th August 2021 Trinity 13

Sung Eucharist Minister & Preacher: David Busk

Readings Deuteronomy 4.1-2,6-9. Reader: Bill Templeton

James 1.17-end. Reader: Janet Yeo

Gospel Mark 7.1-8,14,15,21-23

Intercessions Deb Watts

Hymns 339, 146, 434, 204 Please omit * verses

(Communion) 307, 304

Collect

Almighty God,
you search us and know us:
may we rely on you in strength
and rest on you in weakness,
now and in all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Street Prayer Mission: Cambridge Street, Orchard Way, Linden Grove,

Clyde Yard & East Chadley Lane

Holy Communion:All are welcome at the altar rail. If you are a communicant member of your own Church, you are welcome to receive the Sacrament here, or if you would like to receive a blessing, please come forward with a hymn book, kneel at the rail and bow your head.

DIARY

Sunday 29th August – 13th Sunday after Trinity

09:30 Sung Eucharist

Monday 30th August

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Tuesday 31st August

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Wednesday 1st September

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Thursday 2nd September

09:45 Holy Communion

13.30 Worship Group meeting (Zoom)

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Friday 3rd September

18:30 Compline (Zoom)

Saturday 4th September

14:00 Wedding – Charles Gill & Phyllida Martignetti

Sunday 5th September – 14th Sunday after Trinity

08:00 Morning Prayer

09:30 Sung Eucharist with Healing

11:30 Baptism – Lydia Williams

14:00 GCA Novice Bowls Tournament (The Royal Oak)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Refreshments are served after the 09:30am service. All are welcome.

Visit the church website at www.stmarysgodmanchester.org

Godmanchester Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to the food bank. Joe George, project manager, reports that this summer the food bank has supported over 80 families; involving 100 adults and 150 children. Each week, in addition to normal food parcels, they have received fresh food with simple recipe cards to have fun preparing and cooking together. It has been a great joy to see the pleasure this has given.

Thank you all for helping to make it possible. Liz Irving.

Church Opening

We have a vacancy for someone to join the team opening and closing the church on weekdays. Carole Olsen and her family have moved away from Godmanchester, and Wednesdays are no longer covered on the rota. The duties are straight forward. Having your own key, you would unlock the church at 9 am, lock up at 5 pm, and in the process put out/bring in the blue Church Open board. Members of the team – Edwin Buttfield, Robert and Anne Francis, Liz and Peter Irving, and Gordon Peacock – are most amenable to swapping occasional duties should this be necessary for any reason.

Please speak to Liz or Peter Irving (382144) if you are interested.

Godmanchester Community Association Novice Bowls Tournament

Sunday 5th September at the Royal Oak from 2pm. Contact Stephen Spencer 07810 481414 or email chairman to register a team. Novices only at £5 per team of 4.

Town Show Request

The ladies from the church have always done us proud each year, with their baking skills, in producing wonderful cakes to add to our afternoon teas.

Ladies (and gentlemen) would you be able to bake some of your excellent cakes for our refreshment stall? Contributions will be gratefully accepted during the morning of Saturday 25th September at the nursery, but if that is difficult for people and they find that dropping them off at the church would be better for them we can arrange for collection from there.

Mike & Ann Grice on 07773 401 853 would be happy to make alternative arrangements for collection if necessary.

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Jim Heeley by 8pm on the Thursday by email jskc or call 01480 412264.