Newsletter 19th May 2024

Election of Churchwardens, Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Church Electoral Roll

The Election of Churchwardens and APCM will be held today soon after Parish Communion at the Church hall were refreshments will be served beforehand. The meeting includes the election of two Churchwardens and two members of the PCC.

Anybody registered on the Local Government Electoral Roll is entitled to vote in the Election of Churchwardens, but only persons whose names are entered upon the Church Electoral Roll are entitled to vote at the APCM.

Kate Robinson

Island Hall Open Gardens Day 26th May

Between 10.30am-4.30pm 26th May 2024 Island Hall Gardens will be open to the public under the NGS scheme.

It will be our 30th year! In this time, we have been able to raise a significant sum of money for the continued maintenance and running of the church.

But this is only possible with YOUR continued support. Please can we request anyone available to help in rota with tea service, gathering of cups, washing up or taking money contact Ruth Ekblom directly: ruthekblom

We also need HOMEMADE CAKES! These are the real star of the teas and what keep people coming back for more.

As ever your contributions really do make all the difference – and all the profits! So why not get baking?! Thank you so much in advance. Grace

Music Sunday

June 9th is Music Sunday. We will be celebrating it with a special service at 9.30 am. The choir invites anyone who wishes to sing on this occasion to join them for rehearsals on Friday evenings from now until the day. And our new music group, under Jackie Kirby’s direction, will lead some of our worship too – any closet musicians out there are warmly welcome to contact Jackie and join the band. It should be a special time to thank God for the gift of music – note the day, and please come.

Friday @ 5.15 7th June

Our next event will be on the 7th June at St Annes School. Last event, which was the 1st at our sister school, was amazing with all the youngsters jumping…ops! dancing around our very own and original May pole.

Next one we are celebrating the Children International Day – belated as it is on the 1st of June. We will focus on Children living in countries affected by warfare and will colour flags of the countries around the world which observe and celebrate this special day. The music and devotion will reflect the theme. For food, we will have a buffet of snack size savoury pastries, vegetables and houmous. For dessert we will have rolled orange torte and golden syrup. Booking is not compulsory, however, for catering purposes if you are planning to come, please let me know. Thank you. Contacts: 07786234571. My email is on the Diary page of the newsletter. Love from Lucilia

Summer Fete 22nd June

Our annual Summer Fete will be on Saturday 22nd of June starting at 2.00pm and finishing soon after 4.00pm. On the day, we will need a few young strong men to help set up the stalls at 10.00 in the morning and clear up at the end. If you think you can help, please let David Busk know. To make this event a joyful success we also need bottled or canned drinks big or small (which we will start collecting from the beginning of June), gifts, books or 2nd hand good stuff. Ruth Ekblom will be running the refreshments at the Church Hall. Whilst Ruth will be organizing hand help for the day, we will need your help, please, baking delicious cakes both: for the cake stall and to be served with the refreshments. For the Grand Draw prizes, as in previous years, we are hoping to have hampers. Those can be donated by groups of our Church, organizations, business or individuals. Please help us to keep our Church a more visible church within our community and do not forget that your presence on the day will be the cherry on the top of cake. Many thanks and God bless. Lucilia

ADVANCE NOTICE – Ride and Stride

The annual Cambridge Historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride Day will be on 14 September this year. I would ask that all groups and individuals within the church family consider what they could do to raise sponsorship for this worthwhile charity.

What activities could people devise this year? The more we raise the more we receive. Any questions or proposals, please come back to me at a.leighsmith@btinternet.com. Thank you. Nicholas Leigh-Smith

DIARY

Sunday 19th May

0800 Holy Communion

0800 Holy Communion St Mary Magdalene, Hilton

0930 Parish Communion

1115 APCM Church Hall

1830 Evening Prayer

Monday 20th May

1815 Evening Prayer [Monday – Saturday inclusive at same time on Zoom] (please email luciliazevedo for access)

Tuesday 21st May

1030 Tuesday Treat Baptist Church

1930 Bell Ringing Practice

Wednesday 22nd May

1000 Holy Communion McCartney House

1430 Joint Holy Communion Zoom

Thursday 23rd May

0945 Holy Communion

Friday 24th May

1000 Bible Study Zoom

1930 Choir Practice Church Hall

Saturday 25th May

Sunday 26th May

0800 Holy Communion

0930 Sung Eucharist

1115 Coffee, Cake & Church Village Hall, Hilton

1830 Sung Evensong