Newsletter 24th July 2022

Mashambanzou BBQ to support HIV/AIDS Orphans in Harare

The BBQ last Sunday was attended by about 30 people and, with donations from many who could not come, we raised over £600. This is an excellent result and I would like to thank all those who came or made donations; provided salads and desserts, and contributed items for the raffle. Also a big thank you to those who helped to set up and clear away afterwards. The weather was not as hot as forecast, we had plenty of shade and a breeze which helped. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.

The money raised will be changed to US Dollars and sent to the Treasurer of Mashambanzou Care Trust in Zimbabwe via Western Union next week, so it’s not too late to make a donation: just put it through the door at 20 Post Street in the next few days. Robert Francis (01480 393392)

Jazz on the Island with Savoy Jazz Band – Saturday 6th August

The Friends of St. Mary’s Godmanchester present ‘Jazz on the Island’ with Savoy Jazz Band in aid of the Transformation Fund on Saturday 6th August at Island Hall. Entrance is from 6.30pm for 7pm through the Island Gate via Mill Yard car park. Bring your own picnic and chairs. There will also be a Primm’s Bar and Raffle during the event.

Tickets at £15 adults and £7 children are available through 01480 454154 / 07770 638193 and adrian for this popular highlight of the summer season. The Friends of St. Mary’s Godmanchester


We are seeking two or more people to join our Sidespersons team from the beginning of September. We currently run with 14 people, meaning that with two on each Sunday morning at the 9.30am service you would be called upon for duty normally once every seven weeks.

As two people are standing down after many years’ service, we are keen to keep numbers up to strength; so please speak to Jean, Bob or me if you would be interested in joining the team.

Peter Morgan – Lead Sidesperson (01480 700755)

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Sunday 24th July

08:00 Holy Communion

09:30 Sung Eucharist

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

14:00 Porch Museum (Queen Elizabeth School)

14:30 Talk – 1930’s Revolution in our Town (Queen Elizabeth School)

17:00 Songs of Praise (The Green, Hilton)

18:30 Evensong

Monday 25th July

11:00 Friday Planning (Zoom)

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

Tuesday 26th July

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 27th July

09:45 Holy Communion

11:30 Children’s Service (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

19:30 Bell Ringing Practice

Thursday 28th July

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 29th July

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30 Choir Practice (Church Hall)

Saturday 30th July

Sunday 31st July

08:00 Holy Communion

08:00 Holy Communion (St Mary Magdalene, Hilton)

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 Evening Prayer