Newsletter 16th April 2023

Date for your Diary

Children’s Church would like to invite you to their Bake Sale on Sunday 23rd April, straight after the 9.30am Sung Eucharist service.

There will be a range of delicious, baked treats on offer at great prices, and all money raised will go towards our fundraising for the Bucence Children’s Centre in Uganda. Please come along and thank you! The children from Children’s Church

Bell Ringing Practice

There will be a bell ringing practice on Tuesday 9th May at 7.30pm. Bell ringing practices are now being run jointly between Godmanchester and Huntingdon every Tuesday as follows: 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays in the month: All Saints, Huntingdon,

2nd Tuesday in the month: Godmanchester,

5th Tuesday in the month: St Mary’s, Huntingdon.

If you are thinking of taking up bell ringing, practices are a wonderful opportunity to see what’s involved.

Church Accounts

In preparation for the APCM a copy of the church accounts for 2022 is displayed on the noticeboard near the font.

Thrive Youth Care

I have received the following message from Ruth Hunt of Thrive:

“Thank you again for another generous donation raised for Thrive at the Coffee & Croissants morning and Frugal Lunch. Please pass on my thanks to the St Mary’s church family; we are so grateful for each donation received.” Robert Francis

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.

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.

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Adrian Sington by 8pm on the Thursday by email adrian or call 07770 638193.

Prayer List

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


Sunday 16th April – Easter 2

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene Hilton)

09:30 Parish Communion

11:30 Christening – Rosie Black

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 17th April

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

Tuesday 18th April

10:30 Tuesday Treat

14:00 Memorial Service for Gary Bartimus

Wednesday 19th April

14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 20th April

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 21st April

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30 Choir Practice

Saturday 22nd April

Sunday 23rd April

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist with Baptism – Penny Moger

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

18:30 Evensong