Welcome to the Parish of Exning with Landwade

 

St Martin's Church Exning

St Philip's and St Etheldreda's Church, Newmarket (St P and E)

SERVICES IN THE PARISH

25th September Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

9.30 am

Communion

St Philip and St Etheldreda

9.30 am

Soundbites

Breakfast from 9.30 am

Worship from 10 am

Exning Community Church Hall

2nd October Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

11 am

Harvest Festival Communion

St Martin

1 pm

Baptism of Becky and Hartley

St Martin


PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for:

Ann, Jean, Margaret, David, Avril, Ann, Vera, Sarah, Bridget, Emma, Nicholas, Ann, Barrington, Pauline, Arthur and Cedric who have particularly requested prayer at this time. 

The families and friends of those who have died recently. In particular, we pray for all those mourning the loss of Guy Pidsley, and for the Royal Family as they contiue to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

For King Charles III as he begins his reign.

For Autumn Rose who was baptised on 18th September and for Becky and Harper who are to be baptised on 2nd October

 


Events for weeks commencing 18th and 25th September

DAY

DATE

 TIME

EVENT

VENUE

CONTACT

Wednesday

21st September

10 am

Bible Study

By Zoom

John Pascall

Monday

26th September

2 pm

Out and About

Exning Community Church Hall

Sarah Price


 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION - FOR MORE NOTICES PLEASE SEE CURRENT/FUTURE EVENTS PAGE

 

 

SERVICES FOR THE REMAINDER OF SEPTEMBER. 25th September:  9.30 a.m. – Communion at St Philip with St Etheldreda’s Church.  and  9.30 a.m. – Soundbites in Exning Community Church Hall.

HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE As you will be aware by now, we have had to take the sad decision to cancel the planned Community Harvest Celebration scheduled for 18th September, as it seemed inappropriate on the eve of the Queen’s funeral. Instead we will be having a Harvest Festival Communion Service on the 2nd October at 11 am in St Martins Church.

OUT AND ABOUT The next “Out and About” is at 2 pm on Monday 26th September in Exning Community Church Hall. For further information contact Sarah Price.

INVITATION. The residents of George Gibson Close will be hosting a Coffee Morning with Raffle in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support on Friday 30th.Sept. 10am – 12 noon and will be delighted if you are able to accept this invitation to come along and help raise money for this most worthy cause.

This event will be held in the John East Centre in George Gibson Close. Pam Morter 01638 577284

LICENSING OF REVD CANON MARK HAWORTH Mark is to be licensed to his new parishes by the Bishop of Huntingdon on the afternoon of the 20th September. There will be a deanery welcoming service later (details to follow). . He will continue to live in Exning vicarage until 12th October, when he will move to The Rectory, 2 Main Street Little Downham, Ely CB6 2ST. John Pascall

RIDE AND STRIDE   10th September 2022

An amazing day, thirty churches visited, fifteen attended, five open with sheets, remainder closed. Some interesting data around my beautiful West Suffolk Journey of 75 miles &2,000ft elevation, 10am -8.30pm in pleasant weather conditions. Could have started earlier as it happens, yet the lovely cake and coffee from St Martin’s got me off to a good start. Remembrance book is signed and dated in every church

               “SHC, riding in remembrance of Her Majesty”

10am start from Exning, route took me to St Agnes, Moulton, Gazeley, Higham, Henham, Hargrave, Barrow, Little Saxham, Risby, Flempton, Lackford, Cavenham, Iclkinham {both churches}, Tuddenham, Herringswell, Kentford, Red Lodge, Worlington, Barton Mills, Mildenhall, Holywell Row, Beck Row, West Row, Freckenham, Chippenham, Snailwell, Landwade then return to Exning for 8.30pm.

For me, I had the pleasure to meet lots of lovely people, and I brought them good cheer also. Met Dr Bailey at Little Saxham. Plentiful sustenance provided everywhere, a joy and even more so with real purpose of contributing to maintenance of these treasures. E.g., Hargrave benefitted with underpinning of main window where huge vertical cracks appeared, fully restored. As for 2023, it was suggested by my osteopath that Christine accompanies me and plays the organ at each church en-route. This is what extended my day so much research chatting to each church `does your organ work`, Christine is up for it, so, motorbiking and music next year may be on the cards for this.

Thank you, Alan, and “WELL DONE” If anyone wishes to donate to this worthwhile cause, there is a plate at the back of the church. Thank you. Christine Pearce

THANK YOU all for your prayers, your concern and your best wishes for my recent surgery. I am delighted to report that it was completely successful. I will need some ‘mopping up’ treatment and obviously will be followed up by the hospital but on a day to day basis, it’s all over. Yet again, God has been so good. Please continue to pray for Sarah B. She has another tumour and is having to cope with a family as well as her treatments. She is enormously grateful for your prayers. Sally Pascall

A THOUGHT AS WE MOVE INTO A VACANCY

"O God give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand."

The words were written by E.E. Hale and came from “In Quietness and Confidence” The booklet was edited and compiled by Mary Oakley. Contributed by Pam Morter

LISTEN, CHOOSE, PLAN - is a diocesan initiative as part of "Growing in God". The idea is to try to identify future directions for the parish to allow us to grow. It is in three phases. Firstly people are asked to identify areas which they think we should make as targets for growth; the list of ideas will then be looked at and three areas identified for specific attention; and finally we will produce plans as to how we go about achieving growth. It may seem a strange time to start this process as we enter a vacancy on Revd. John's retirement. However, we can use the information/ideas gathered to help us to compile our parish profile to recruit a new priest with the aim of trying to recruit a person who would be keen to work with us to grow the areas we have identified. 

 

As the first phase of this process, we would like people to identify specific areas that can be considered for priority in our future plans. If you have any ideas, please feed them to any member of the PCC (preferably in writing) so that we can produce an initial list to work from. Thank you. John Pascall.

 

VOLUNTEER NEEDED to become the parish data controller to ensure that we retain and use data on individuals as covered by our privacy policy under the General Data Protection Regulation rules. Please talk to me if you would consider doing this. Thank you John Pascall

 

FOOD BANK CURRENT NEEDS:

As of 19 July, we are currently very short of many staples. Demand remains as usual but donations have significantly reduced, presumably because many people are feeling the cost of living problems. If you can help with any of the following it would be a great help:-

Granulated sugar, tinned veg (sweetcorn, peas, carrots), pasta sauces, sachets of instant custard, tinned fruit, tins of rice pudding and jams.

We still have masses of baked beans, soups and pasta so do not need any more of those.

I am aware that my contact list may be out of date so if I have contacted you in error please let me know. If you can supply an alternative contact email then that would be helpful.

With grateful thanks for your continued support, every blessing. Dr Tony White.

Open Door Foodbank, Unit 5, Craven Way, Newmarket, CB80BW.  01638 561711

 


 

PRINCIPAL PARISH CONTACTS

 

Title

name

telephone

Associate Priest

Revd Cheryl Belding

07801 499179

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Christine Pearce

01638 664314

Churchwarden

Derek Bryant

01638 577581 / 07706 749611

Churchwarden

John Pascall

01638 578372 / 07985 791524

 

For additional contacts please see the contacts page