Newsletter 2nd October 2022

Harvest Festival & Gift Day

Today is our annual Harvest Festival and Gift Day. Please give as generously as you can to support the church through what promises to be a difficult time financially.

This year our Harvest donations will be going to thelocal Food Bank. You can visit their website https://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk which gives a lot of news about the work they do and how to help. Theirneed is very great at the moment so please be as generous as you are prayerfully able.

A New Archdeacon and a New Rural Dean

We have a new Archdeacon, Canon Richard Harlow, who will be Collated (licensed or commissioned) at St Peter and St Paul’s Wisbech today, Sunday 2ndOctober, at 4.30 pm. Revd Duncan Goldthorpe (Vicar of Brampton and other parishes) is our new Rural Dean. Please pray for God’s blessing on both.

Film Night & Gorgeous Dinner

The Friends are showing the award-winning hit film ‘Operation Mincemeat’ on Saturday 22nd October at 7pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, Godmanchester. We will be serving homemade ‘Chicken Superbe à laGodmanchester’ and a Trifle included within the ticket price of £15 and there will be a licensed bar and raffle. Tickets available from Kate 01480 454154 or adrian@sington.co.uk

DIARY

Sunday 2nd October – Harvest Festival & Gift Day

08:00​Holy Communion

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

09:30​Sung Eucharist with Healing

18:30​Evening Prayer

Monday 3rd October

18:00​St Anne’s Governors’ Meeting (St Anne’s School)

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

Tuesday 4th October

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 5th October

11:00​Holy Communion (The Chestnuts)

14:30​Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 6th October

09:45​Holy Communion

Friday 7th October

10:00​Bible Study (Zoom)

17:15​Grub, Games and God

19:30​Choir Practice (Church Hall))

Saturday 8th October

Sunday 9th October – Civic Service

08:00​Holy Communion

11:00​Civic Service

11:15​United (Methodist Church, Hilton)

18:30​Evening Prayer

Newsletter 25th September 2022

The Friends AGM – Sunday 25th September

The Friends AGM will be held today, Sunday 25th September, at 11am in the church hall. All are welcome.

Harvest Donations

This year our Harvest donations will be going to the local Food Bank. Their need is very great at the moment so please be as generous as you are prayerfully able.

Community Sponsorship Team – Event on Friday 30th September

The Community Sponsorship Team are bringing a refugee family to Godmanchester. The team is holding a theatre evening entitled ‘If Prison Walls Could Talk’ at 7:30pm in Godmanchester Baptist Church this Friday 30th September. Tickets are available from the Baptist Church office on 01480 458565 or email artless .

The team are expecting a second refugee family to arrive in Godmanchester in late September or October and need to raise £30,000 in order for this to happen by furnishing and equipping their home. Please support this very worthwhile cause! Angela Wright

Film Night & Gorgeous Dinner

The Friends are showing the award-winning hit film ‘Operation Mincemeat’ on Saturday 22nd October at 7pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, Godmanchester. We will be serving homemade ‘Chicken Superbe à la Godmanchester’ and a Trifle included within the ticket price of £15 and there will be a licensed bar and raffle. Tickets available from Kate 01480 454154 or adrian

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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 25th September

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:00 Friends AGM (Church Hall)

11:15 Coffee, Cake & Church (Village Hall, Hilton)

18:30 Evensong

Monday 26th September

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

Tuesday 27th September

09:45 GMC Primary School Class Visit

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

19:00 Town Council Meeting (Town Hall)

Wednesday 28th September

09:45 Holy Communion (McCartney House)

14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 29th September

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 30th September

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

19:30 Community Sponsorship Team Theatre Evening (Baptist Church)

Saturday 1st October

14:30 Peal in Memoriam Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday 2nd October – Harvest and Gift Day

08:00 Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist with Healing

18:30 Evening Prayer

Newsletter 11th September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II

1926 – 2022

May she rest in peace and rise in glory

New Church Door Locks

You may have noticed that the south and west doors of the church have been beautifully restored by Jacowe’s Joinery. The locks on the west door have also been replaced with much stronger ones. Please do not attempt to use an old key on the new locks, as this could damage them. If you think you need a key to the west door, please apply to me. We are trying to limit the number of keys distributed and to keep a record of who has one. David

Community Sponsorship Team – Event on Friday 30th September

The Community Sponsorship Team are bringing a refugee family to Godmanchester. The team is holding a theatre evening entitled ‘If Prison Walls Could Talk’ at 7:30pm in Godmanchester Baptist Church on Friday 30thSeptember. Tickets are available from the Baptist Church office on 01480 458565 or email artless .

The team are expecting a second refugee family to arrive in Godmanchester in late September or October and need to raise £30,000 in order for this to happen by furnishing and equipping their home. Please support this very worthwhile cause! Angela Wright

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DIARY

Sunday 11th September – Patronal Festival

08:00​Holy Communion

09:30​Sung Eucharist

11:15​United [Harvest] (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

18:30​Evening Prayer

Monday 12th September

13:30​Worship Group (Zoom)

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

Tuesday 13th September

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 14th September

14:30​Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

19:30​Bell Ringing Practice

Thursday 15th September

09:45​Holy Communion

19:00​Town Council Meeting (Town Hall)

Friday 16th September

10:00​Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30​Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 17th September

Sunday 18th September

08:00​Holy Communion

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

09:30​Parish Communion

18:00​Godmanchester Town Remembrance and Thanksgiving Service

Refreshments are served after the 9:30am service. All are welcome.

Newsletter 21st August

Coffee Morning at the Vicarage

There will be a Coffee Morning at the Vicarage this Tuesday 23rd August, from 10am to noon. All are welcome. This is the first of what we hope will be regular coffee mornings, in different houses, to raise funds for our monthly Friday evening event, which we are re-branding ‘Grub, Games & God’! Offers to host from September onwards would be welcome, as would cakes and bakes and raffle prizes on the day. Please come!

Ride & Stride 2022

The annual “Ride and Stride” day for the Diocese is on Saturday 10thSeptember. Over about a quarter of a century we have managed to put together a team to welcome riders and striders to St Mary’s and to send someone out to visit others. I confess it has become more of a struggle to find a team which can get sponsorship to walk or cycle round the county’s churches, especially after losing momentum following the Covid lock-down!

Sponsored Riders – I hope that some families or bands of friends might wish to set up as teams to raise money for their church, get fit and see our beautiful countryside and historic churches. Half of all sponsorship money is returned to our parish church. If anyone would like to ride and can get some sponsorship, call me on 433467 in the evening or e-mail me on a.leighsmith@btinternet.com.

Reception Committee for the day – I am also looking for a team of parishioners which can welcome our visitors from all over the County. We need to cover the Church from about 9.45am to about 2.30pm. Please report to me as quickly as possible so I can get everyone talking to each other about how best to cover the day. At our last PCC meeting Jean Morgan said she was happy to co-ordinate, so volunteers, send me your names and I will forward them to her.

Any information and all the paperwork you need can be downloaded by going to Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust Web Site (www.camhct.uk) and reading the notes and clicking on the documents. If you do not have access to the World-Wide Web, tell me and I will print off a bundle for you. Let’s see if we can get out a few more riders than we have managed in the past few years.

Nicholas Leigh-Smith

Community Sponsorship Team – Event on Friday 30th September

The Community Sponsorship Team are bringing a refugee family to Godmanchester. The team is holding a theatre evening entitled ‘If Prison Walls Could Talk’ at 7:30pm in Godmanchester Baptist Church on Friday 30thSeptember. Tickets are available from the Baptist Church office on 01480 458565 or email artless .

The team are expecting a second refugee family to arrive in Godmanchester in late September or October and need to raise £30,000 in order for this to happen by furnishing and equipping their home. Please support this very worthwhile cause! Angela Wright

DIARY

Sunday 21st August

08:00​Holy Communion

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

09:30​Sung Eucharist

18:30​Evening Prayer

Monday 22nd August

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

Tuesday 23rd August

10:00​Coffee Morning (Vicarage)

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 24th August

09:45​Holy Communion (McCartney House)

14:30​Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

19:30​Bell Ringing Practice

Thursday 25th August

09:45​Holy Communion

Friday 26th August

10:00​Bible Study (Zoom)

Saturday 27th August

Sunday 28th August

08:00​Holy Communion

09:30​Sung Eucharist

18:00​United Festal Evensong (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

Newsletter 31st July 2022

Jazz on the Island with Savoy Jazz Band – Saturday 6th August

The Friends of St. Mary’s Godmanchester present ‘Jazz on the Island’ with Savoy Jazz Band in aid of the Transformation Fund on Saturday 6th August at Island Hall. Entrance is from 6.30pm for 7pm through the Island Gate via Mill Yard car park. Bring your own picnic and chairs. There will also be a Pimm’s Bar and Raffle during the event.

Tickets at £15 adults and £7 children are available through 01480 454154 / 07770 638193 and adrian for this popular highlight of the summer season. The Friends of St. Mary’s Godmanchester

Mission for Seafarers

Thank you from us and the Mission for Seafarers at Felixstowe for the amazing knitted items, clothes and jigsaws. The items were gratefully received, and next time we visit we will be collecting toiletries for the mission to put in with the Christmas parcels. Robert, Olwyn & Claire Hurd.

Community Sponsorship Team – Event on Friday 30th September

The Community Sponsorship Team are bringing a refugee family to Godmanchester. The team is holding a theatre evening entitled ‘If Prison Walls Could Talk’ at 7:30pm in Godmanchester Baptist Church on Friday 30th September. Tickets are available from the Baptist Church office on 01480 458565 or email artless .

The team are expecting a second refugee family to arrive in Godmanchester in late September or October and need to raise £30,000 in order for this to happen by furnishing and equipping their home. Please support this very worthwhile cause! Angela Wright

Sidespersons

We are seeking two or more people to join our Sidespersons team from the beginning of September. We currently run with 14 people, meaning that with two on each Sunday morning at the 9.30am service you would be called upon for duty normally once every seven weeks.

As two people are standing down after many years’ service, we are keen to keep numbers up to strength; so please speak to Jean, Bob or me if you would be interested in joining the team.

Peter Morgan – Lead Sidesperson (01480 700755)

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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 31st July

08:00 Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 1st August

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

Tuesday 2nd August

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 3rd August

11:00 Holy Communion (The Chestnuts)

14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 4th August

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 5th August

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

No Choir Practice during August

Saturday 6th August

18:30 Jazz on the Island (Island Hall)

Sunday 7th August

08:00 BCP Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist with Healing

18:30 Evening Prayer

Newsletter 24th July 2022

Mashambanzou BBQ to support HIV/AIDS Orphans in Harare

The BBQ last Sunday was attended by about 30 people and, with donations from many who could not come, we raised over £600. This is an excellent result and I would like to thank all those who came or made donations; provided salads and desserts, and contributed items for the raffle. Also a big thank you to those who helped to set up and clear away afterwards. The weather was not as hot as forecast, we had plenty of shade and a breeze which helped. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.

The money raised will be changed to US Dollars and sent to the Treasurer of Mashambanzou Care Trust in Zimbabwe via Western Union next week, so it’s not too late to make a donation: just put it through the door at 20 Post Street in the next few days. Robert Francis (01480 393392)

Jazz on the Island with Savoy Jazz Band – Saturday 6th August

The Friends of St. Mary’s Godmanchester present ‘Jazz on the Island’ with Savoy Jazz Band in aid of the Transformation Fund on Saturday 6th August at Island Hall. Entrance is from 6.30pm for 7pm through the Island Gate via Mill Yard car park. Bring your own picnic and chairs. There will also be a Primm’s Bar and Raffle during the event.

Tickets at £15 adults and £7 children are available through 01480 454154 / 07770 638193 and adrian for this popular highlight of the summer season. The Friends of St. Mary’s Godmanchester

Sidespersons

We are seeking two or more people to join our Sidespersons team from the beginning of September. We currently run with 14 people, meaning that with two on each Sunday morning at the 9.30am service you would be called upon for duty normally once every seven weeks.

As two people are standing down after many years’ service, we are keen to keep numbers up to strength; so please speak to Jean, Bob or me if you would be interested in joining the team.

Peter Morgan – Lead Sidesperson (01480 700755)

Prayer List

Should you wish to add a name to the list, or have one removed, then please contact either David Busk or Jim Heeley who will oversee the list at this time.

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 July

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:15 Coffee, Cake & Church (Village Hall, Hilton)

14:00 Porch Museum (Queen Elizabeth School)

14:30 Talk – 1930’s Revolution in our Town (Queen Elizabeth School)

17:00 Songs of Praise (The Green, Hilton)

18:30 Evensong

Monday 25th July

11:00 Friday Planning (Zoom)

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

Tuesday 26th July

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 27th July

09:45 Holy Communion

11:30 Children’s Service (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

19:30 Bell Ringing Practice

Thursday 28th July

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 29th July

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 30th July

Sunday 31st July

08:00 Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 Evening Prayer

Newsletter 29th May 2022

Thrive Youth Work Huntingdon

Ruth Hunt, Project Lead for Thrive, will be with us today to tell us about what Thrive is doing to support the youth in Huntingdonshire. Thrive is a charity which St Mary’s supports, and we will have fresh coffee and croissants/pastries after today’s service to raise funds for Thrive. Suggested donation is £2.50. Please do stay after the service to support this very worthwhile local charity: thank you. Charities Committee

Island Hall Plant Sale & Open Gardens

Island Hall Plant Sale & Open Gardens is taking place today from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Admission to gardens is £5 with children free. We will once again be serving tea/coffee and cakes with all proceeds to the Church.

Union Flag

The Union Flag will be flown on Coronation Day, Thursday 2nd June, and for the rest of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

Quarter Peal

A quarter peal will be rung in honour of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 2nd June, starting at 11am.

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Thursday 2nd June

Why not celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by listening to the ‘Come & Sing’ concert of Coronation Music on Thursday 2nd June in Godmanchester Church at 7.30pm.

We now have a full choir for the event, but audience tickets are still available to purchase for £5 at the doors which will open at 6.45 pm. There will be a wine bar and a retiring collection for the Ukraine Appeal.

More Jubilee celebrations

There will be a special Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration on Sunday 5th June in St Mary’s at 11 am (There will be no 9.30am service that day). This will be followed by a parish barbecue. At 3pm on the same day there will be an outdoor service with Godmanchester Baptist Church and the Quakers adjacent to the children’s play area over the Chinese Bridge, followed by refreshments. Offers of cakes and bakes for this will be gratefully received.

For the barbecue, please sign the list by the door if you intend to come, or let me know by phone (436400) or e-mail (dwbusk). Please also sign if you can offer either a salad or a dessert. The cost will be £5 per person, children under 16 free. Bring your own drinks. I’d be glad for some help on the day setting up and clearing up afterwards. Thank you. David

Plant Sale in Aid of St Mary’s Church

On Saturday 11th June from 10am to 3pm, Juris and Philippa Liepa will be selling plants on their drive at 15 Porch Close, Godmanchester in aid of our church.

Do come and buy some tomato plants (red, yellow and black varieties) as well as some annuals and indoor plants. We look forward to seeing you!

Church Fête

The church fête will take place on Saturday 25th June and as usual we will be hoping for your support. We need cakes for the cake stall and teas, bottles for the bottle stall, gifts and also if you can form a group and provide a hamper that would be wonderful. We have found that hampers make a really good display for the grand draw and it is too difficult at this time to ask shops for donations. If you have any ideas for something new for the fête or want to have a stall please let one of the committee know. We shall also need people to help on the day, so if you feel you are able to be involved please let us know. Thank you. David Busk, Colin Thirlwall, Bob Hurd, Jean Morgan & Lucilia Azevedo

Prayer List

Should you wish to add a name to the list, or have one removed, then please contact either David Busk or Jim Heeley who will oversee the list at this time.

DIARY

Sunday 29th May

08:00 Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist

10:30 Plant Sale & Gardens Open [until 16:30] (Island Hall)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 30th May

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

Tuesday 31st May

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 1st June

11:00 Holy Communion (The Chestnuts)

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 2nd June

09:45 Holy Communion

19:30 Come & Sing Platinum Jubilee Concert

21:30 Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting (Huntingdon Castle Gardens)

Friday 3rd June

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30 Race Night [Community Association] (Comrades Club)

Saturday 4th June

15:00 Outdoor Cinema, Mary Poppins Returns (Recreation Ground)

19:00 Outdoor Cinema, Cruella (Recreation Ground)

Sunday 5th June

08:00 BCP Holy Communion

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

11:00 Platinum Jubilee Service followed by BBQ

15:00 Open Air Jubilee Worship (Queens Walk)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Newsletter 1st May 2022

Somersham Town Band – Saturday 7th May

The Friends are hosting a wonderful evening of band music courtesy of our old friends ‘The Somersham Town Band’ on Saturday 7th May at 7.30pm in the Church. Funds raised will go to the Church Transformation Project. Tickets are £10 for adults & £5 for under 12s. Tickets available after church or contact Adrian or Colin to reserve your tickets on 01480 454154 or 01480 457018 or adrian

We hope you can join us!

Ely Choirs Festival – Saturday 14th May

As they have done for very many years, our choir is taking part in the annual festival of choirs in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 14th May, 5pm – 6pm. To support them and the many other choirs taking part, it is hoped that some members of our congregation may wish to attend. If so, you are asked to be seated no later than 4.45pm.

Island Hall Open Gardens – Sunday 29th May

Island Hall Open Gardens is taking place on Sunday 29th May. We will once again be serving tea/coffee and cakes with all proceeds to the Church. There are opportunities to help in several ways:

* baking cakes or tray-bakes

* washing up

* serving drinks and cakes

* taking money from customers

If you are able to volunteer your help in any of these ways, please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you. Ruth Ekblom 01480 374809

Date for your Diaries

Calling all Garden lovers – come and enjoy the GMCIBlooms 5th Open Garden Weekend with family and friends. Gardens, The Church, Community Nursery, Teas – much to see. June 11 & 12 – Further details to follow. JCT

DIARY

Sunday 1st May

08:00 Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist with Healing

11:15 Annual Parochial Church Meeting (Church Hall)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 2nd May

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

Tuesday 3rd May

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 4th May

11:00 Holy Communion (The Chestnuts)

14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 5th May

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 6th May

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

17:15 Friday at 5.15 (Church Hall)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 7th May

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

Sunday 8th May

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

11:15 United Service (Methodist Church, Hilton)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Newsletter 24th April 2022

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.

Somersham Town Band

The Friends are hosting a wonderful evening of band music courtesy of our old friends ‘The SomershamTown Band’ on Saturday 7th May at 7.30pm in the Church. Funds raised will go to the Church Transformation Project. Tickets are £10 for adults & £5 for under 12s. Tickets available after church or contact Adrian or Colin to reserve your tickets on 01480 454154 or 01480 457018 or adrian@sington.co.uk

We hope you can join us!

Date for your Diaries

Calling all Garden lovers – come and enjoy the GMCIBlooms 5th Open Garden Weekend with family and friends. Gardens, The Church, Community Nursery, Teas – much to see. June 11 & 12 – Further details to follow. JCT

2021 Financial Statements

The financial statements for 2021 are on the noticeboard near the font as required in preparation for the Annual Parish Meeting.

Colin Thirlwall. Hon Treasurer

Electoral Roll

In order to be able to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (which this year will be held on Sunday 1st May), you need to be on the Church Electoral Roll. If you are member of the congregation and are not on the electoral roll, please complete an electoral roll form and return it to me as the Electoral Roll Officer.

Copies of the form are on the table by the south door; the form is also on the church website. Look under Church Electoral Roll Applications – there is a copy of the entire leaflet and also a separate copy of just the application form. You can download the form and scan and email the signed form back to me at the email address below if you prefer. Please remember that each person needs to complete their own form – and please check that it has been signed and dated before submission. Thank you. Kate Robinson (455421) or klrobinson80@gmail.com

DIARY

Sunday 24th April

08:00​Holy Communion

09:30​Sung Eucharist

11:15​Coffee, Cake & Church (Village Hall, Hilton)

18:30​Evensong

Monday 25th April

13:30​Worship Group (Zoom)

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

19:30​PCC Meeting (Church Hall)

Tuesday 26th April

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 27th April

09:45​Holy Communion (McCartney House)

14:30​Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 28th April

09:45​Holy Communion

Friday 29th April

19:30​Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 30th April

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

Sunday 1st May

08:00​Holy Communion

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

09:30​Sung Eucharist with Healing

11:15​Annual Parochial Church Meeting (Church Hall)

18:30​Evening Prayer

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 24th April 2022

 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.

Somersham Town Band

The Friends are hosting a wonderful evening of band music courtesy of our old friends ‘The SomershamTown Band’ on Saturday 7th May at 7.30pm in the Church. Funds raised will go to the Church Transformation Project. Tickets are £10 for adults & £5 for under 12s. Tickets available after church or contact Adrian or Colin to reserve your tickets on 01480 454154 or 01480 457018 or adrian@sington.co.uk

We hope you can join us!

Date for your Diaries

Calling all Garden lovers – come and enjoy the GMCIBlooms 5th Open Garden Weekend with family and friends. Gardens, The Church, Community Nursery, Teas – much to see. June 11 & 12 – Further details to follow. JCT

2021 Financial Statements

The financial statements for 2021 are on the noticeboard near the font as required in preparation for the Annual Parish Meeting.

Colin Thirlwall. Hon Treasurer

Electoral Roll

In order to be able to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (which this year will be held on Sunday 1st May), you need to be on the Church Electoral Roll. If you are member of the congregation and are not on the electoral roll, please complete an electoral roll form and return it to me as the Electoral Roll Officer.

Copies of the form are on the table by the south door; the form is also on the church website. Look under Church Electoral Roll Applications – there is a copy of the entire leaflet and also a separate copy of just the application form. You can download the form and scan and email the signed form back to me at the email address below if you prefer. Please remember that each person needs to complete their own form – and please check that it has been signed and dated before submission. Thank you. Kate Robinson (455421) or klrobinson80@gmail.com

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 April

08:00​Holy Communion

09:30​Sung Eucharist

11:15​Coffee, Cake & Church (Village Hall, Hilton)

18:30​Evensong

Monday 25th April

13:30​Worship Group (Zoom)

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

19:30​PCC Meeting (Church Hall)

Tuesday 26th April

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 27th April

09:45​Holy Communion (McCartney House)

14:30​Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 28th April

09:45​Holy Communion

Friday 29th April

19:30​Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 30th April

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

Sunday 1st May

08:00​Holy Communion

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

09:30​Sung Eucharist with Healing

11:15​Annual Parochial Church Meeting (Church Hall)

18:30​Evening Prayer