Newsletter Sunday 30th April 2023

Church Accounts

In preparation for the APCM a copy of the church accounts for 2022 is displayed on the noticeboard near the font. Do please come to the APCM in the church hall after this morning’s 9.30 service.

Come-and-Sing for the Coronation

Concert on Sunday May 6th, 6.00 – 7.00 pm. All choir places have been taken up, but we can accommodate an audience of up to 200 (£5 at the door). Retiring collection for charities.

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Come-and-Eat for the Coronation!

There will be a barbecue to celebrate the Coronation on Monday 8th May at 12.30 pm in the church hall (and the Vicarage garden, weather permitting). There is a list to sign up by the south door. Adults £5, children £2, under 5s free. Please say if you can offer a salad or a dessert. Bring your own drinks (squash is provided).

A Spring Concert by Somersham Town Band £10 with a FREE packet of wildflower seeds with each ticket

The Friends are hosting this Concert to be given by the well-known local band from Somersham Town on Saturday May 20th at 7.30pm in the church. There will be a Licenced Bar and Raffle as well as a free packet of wildflower seeds given away with each ticket. Tickets from Kate on 01480 454154 or email

Diocesan Festal Eucharist: Saturday 24th June at Ely Cathedral

This year marks the 1350th year since St Etheldreda first established a monastery in Ely and the Cathedral has plans to hold several celebratory events throughout 2023.

Further details of the programme of services, concerts and other events to celebrate the occasion are on the Cathedral’s website and members from all churches across the diocese are particularly invited to attend the Diocesan Festal Eucharist at noonon 24th June. The Archbishop of York will preach at the service.

If you would like to attend the Festal Eucharist, there will be a sheet to sign up on the table by the South Door – please indicate if you need a lift, or are able to offer a lift to someone else. The Cathedral have asked for an idea of numbers and transport plans in advance, so we will submit these nearer the time.

Sheena Kynoch’s funeral

Sheena Kynoch’s funeral is to be at Huntingdon Crematorium on Thursday 4 May at 10.45 am.

Newsletter Compiler

Please send any contributions that you may have to Adrian Sington by 8pm on the Thursday by email or call 07770 638193.

Prayer List

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


Sunday 30th April

08:00​Holy Communion

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

09:30​Sung Eucharist

11:15​APCM – Election of Churchwardens, six members of the PCC and two Representatives to Deanery Synod (Church Hall)

18:30​Evening Prayer

Monday 1st May

18:30​Evening Prayer [Monday – Saturday inclusive at same time] (Zoom)

Tuesday 2nd May

10:30​Tuesday Treat (Godmanchester Baptist Church)

Wednesday 3rd May

14:30​Joint Holy Communion (Zoom)

Thursday 4th May

09:45​Holy Communion

10:45​Funeral of Sheena Kynoch

Friday 5th May

10:00​Bible Study (Zoom)

17:15​Grub, Games & God

Saturday 6th May – Coronation of King Charles III

Sunday 7th May

08:00​Holy Communion

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

09:30​Sung Eucharist with Healing

18:00​Come-and-Sing for the Coronation