Newsletter 17th November 2021

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Godmanchester


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)


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.


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.