Newsletter 29th May 2022

Thrive Youth Work Huntingdon

Ruth Hunt, Project Lead for Thrive, will be with us today to tell us about what Thrive is doing to support the youth in Huntingdonshire. Thrive is a charity which St Mary’s supports, and we will have fresh coffee and croissants/pastries after today’s service to raise funds for Thrive. Suggested donation is £2.50. Please do stay after the service to support this very worthwhile local charity: thank you. Charities Committee

Island Hall Plant Sale & Open Gardens

Island Hall Plant Sale & Open Gardens is taking place today from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Admission to gardens is £5 with children free. We will once again be serving tea/coffee and cakes with all proceeds to the Church.

Union Flag

The Union Flag will be flown on Coronation Day, Thursday 2nd June, and for the rest of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

Quarter Peal

A quarter peal will be rung in honour of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 2nd June, starting at 11am.

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Thursday 2nd June

Why not celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by listening to the ‘Come & Sing’ concert of Coronation Music on Thursday 2nd June in Godmanchester Church at 7.30pm.

We now have a full choir for the event, but audience tickets are still available to purchase for £5 at the doors which will open at 6.45 pm. There will be a wine bar and a retiring collection for the Ukraine Appeal.

More Jubilee celebrations

There will be a special Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration on Sunday 5th June in St Mary’s at 11 am (There will be no 9.30am service that day). This will be followed by a parish barbecue. At 3pm on the same day there will be an outdoor service with Godmanchester Baptist Church and the Quakers adjacent to the children’s play area over the Chinese Bridge, followed by refreshments. Offers of cakes and bakes for this will be gratefully received.

For the barbecue, please sign the list by the door if you intend to come, or let me know by phone (436400) or e-mail (dwbusk). Please also sign if you can offer either a salad or a dessert. The cost will be £5 per person, children under 16 free. Bring your own drinks. I’d be glad for some help on the day setting up and clearing up afterwards. Thank you. David

Plant Sale in Aid of St Mary’s Church

On Saturday 11th June from 10am to 3pm, Juris and Philippa Liepa will be selling plants on their drive at 15 Porch Close, Godmanchester in aid of our church.

Do come and buy some tomato plants (red, yellow and black varieties) as well as some annuals and indoor plants. We look forward to seeing you!

Church Fête

The church fête will take place on Saturday 25th June and as usual we will be hoping for your support. We need cakes for the cake stall and teas, bottles for the bottle stall, gifts and also if you can form a group and provide a hamper that would be wonderful. We have found that hampers make a really good display for the grand draw and it is too difficult at this time to ask shops for donations. If you have any ideas for something new for the fête or want to have a stall please let one of the committee know. We shall also need people to help on the day, so if you feel you are able to be involved please let us know. Thank you. David Busk, Colin Thirlwall, Bob Hurd, Jean Morgan & Lucilia Azevedo

Prayer List

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


Sunday 29th May

08:00 Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist

10:30 Plant Sale & Gardens Open [until 16:30] (Island Hall)

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 30th May

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

Tuesday 31st May

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 1st June

11:00 Holy Communion (The Chestnuts)

14:30 Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 2nd June

09:45 Holy Communion

19:30 Come & Sing Platinum Jubilee Concert

21:30 Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting (Huntingdon Castle Gardens)

Friday 3rd June

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

19:30 Race Night [Community Association] (Comrades Club)

Saturday 4th June

15:00 Outdoor Cinema, Mary Poppins Returns (Recreation Ground)

19:00 Outdoor Cinema, Cruella (Recreation Ground)

Sunday 5th June

08:00 BCP Holy Communion

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

11:00 Platinum Jubilee Service followed by BBQ

15:00 Open Air Jubilee Worship (Queens Walk)

18:30 Evening Prayer