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