Welcome to St Mary’s
New to the Parish Church?
New to Godmanchester, or a visitor to the town, and you would like to know more about the St Mary’s community? Please collect a ‘Welcome’ flyer from the table by the entrance door. Do make yourself known to the Vicar, a Churchwarden or sidesperson and please join us in the church hall for refreshments after the 9.30am service today.
On behalf of myself and all my family I would like to offer our sincere thanks to all my friends from St Mary’s congregation who have been so supportive to my late mother and particularly to me during the very stressful and difficult time prior to her death and for the presence of so many of her friends at her funeral.
Many thanks for all who sent cards, letters and messages of condolence; to David and Jean for their love and prayers and to Colin, Ken and all the choir for the beautiful hymns, anthem and perfect rendition of the "Clare Benediction" (with very little time to rehearse the music!) Catheryn Turrell
I am currently preparing the rota for the Christmas period and would welcome offers to assist at the following December services:
Sunday 22nd – Christingle at 3pm
Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve –
Family Carols / Crib Service at 4pm
Nine Lessons & Carols 6pm
Midnight Eucharist 11.30pm
Wednesday 25th Christmas Day –
Holy Communion 8am
Sung Eucharist 9.30am
All other services for 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th as the issued rota.
I shall also be preparing the rota for January to June 2020; if you know of any dates you wish me to avoid please advise. Thank you.
Peter Hartwell 01480 453336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicarage Home Group
We meet again on Wednesday 20th at 10.45am in the Vicarage, for prayer, bible study, chat and coffee. All are welcome, and there is no need to let me know you’re coming or to come each time. Give it a go!
Christmas Food for our Ugandan Friends
Last year we joined in with the Christmas Food Distribution Programme of the Friends of North Kigezi Diocese, our link with Maaya in Uganda. We helped three of the poorest families in our area with food for a month. It’s still only £40 per family – can we do the same again? Please give generously to the retiring collection after services between now and the end of the month.
Christmas Bazaar – 23rd November
The Christmas Bazaar will take place in the Church & Church Hall from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 23rd November.
Father Christmas is hoping to see as many children as possible.
Those listed below have kindly offered to be responsible for the various stalls:
|GRAND DRAW||Peter and Jennie Morgan||700755|
|NEW GIFTS||Lucilia Azevedo||381311|
|TOMBOLA||Janet Ranger and Pauline Molyneaux||412161
|BOOKS||Liz and Peter Irving||382144|
|BOTTLE STALL||David Bowers||07757804747|
|BRAN TUB||Gill Bathurst||493901|
|CHRISTMASMFLORAL DECORATIONS||Flower Guild|
|CHRISTMAS CARDS||Paula Williams||411470|
Stalls will be ready for preparation by 10.30am. Items such as Grand Draw prizes, new gifts, produce, cakes, toys and unopened bottles would be very welcome. Please contact individual stallholders or bring items to the Church or Church Hall by 1pm on the day.
If you would like to help in any way, eg run the Games or help with the Gift Stall please contact Jean Morgan on 417502 or email@example.com
Christmas Bazaar Books
We still have room for some more books on the Christmas Bazaar bookstall. Any donations can be left at the back of the church throughout the week, dropped off at 26 Post Street or brought along to us at the stall on the day from 10.30am onwards.
Peter & Liz Irving
Christmas Bazaar Teas
The Wives’ Group have been asked to provide teas at the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 23rd November. Once again, may I ask for contributions as we are a small group. We shall be at the church hall from 10.30am on the day to receive your "goodies" or please ring me for alternative arrangements. Thanking you all in anticipation. Olwyn Hurd (458700)
Jim Heeley is the Newsletter compiler during November and December. Contributions please by 8pmonThursday to: jskc or 412264.