Newsletter 31st July 2022

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 Pimm’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

Mission for Seafarers

Thank you from us and the Mission for Seafarers at Felixstowe for the amazing knitted items, clothes and jigsaws. The items were gratefully received, and next time we visit we will be collecting toiletries for the mission to put in with the Christmas parcels. Robert, Olwyn & Claire Hurd.

Community Sponsorship Team – Event on Friday 30th September

The Community Sponsorship Team are bringing a refugee family to Godmanchester. The team is holding a theatre evening entitled ‘If Prison Walls Could Talk’ at 7:30pm in Godmanchester Baptist Church on Friday 30th September. Tickets are available from the Baptist Church office on 01480 458565 or email artless .

The team are expecting a second refugee family to arrive in Godmanchester in late September or October and need to raise £30,000 in order for this to happen by furnishing and equipping their home. Please support this very worthwhile cause! Angela Wright


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)

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 31st July

08:00 Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist

18:30 Evening Prayer

Monday 1st August

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

Tuesday 2nd August

10:30 Tuesday Treat (Baptist Church)

Wednesday 3rd August

11:00 Holy Communion (The Chestnuts)

14:30 Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 4th August

09:45 Holy Communion

Friday 5th August

10:00 Bible Study (Zoom)

No Choir Practice during August

Saturday 6th August

18:30 Jazz on the Island (Island Hall)

Sunday 7th August

08:00 BCP Holy Communion

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

09:30 Sung Eucharist with Healing

18:30 Evening Prayer