Welcome to the Parish of Exning with Landwade



November 30th St Andrew’s Day

7 pm


St Philip and St Etheldreda

December 3rd Advent Sunday

11 am


St Martin

December 6th St Nicholas’ Day

6 pm


St Martin

December 9th Second Sunday in Advent

9.30 am


St Philip and St Etheldreda

3 pm

Evensong with Advent and Christmas Carols

St Nicholas Landwade


Please pray for:

Ann, David, Avril, Ann, Vera, Sarah, Bridget, Emma, Nicholas, Ann, Barrington, Pauline, Arthur, Cedric, Sandra, Andreea and family, Matt,  Rosemary, Arthur, Jane and Malcolm, Marion, Fred and Tony who are in particular need of prayer at this time. 

The families and friends of those who are grieving the death of people who have died recently particularly those mourning the loss of Alan Rippington. 

 For all those who have been baptised this year.

Events for weeks commencing 26th November and 3rd December








1st December

7 for 7.30 pm

Village Cinema

“Little Women” Cert U

Exning Community Church Hall

Mike Lovegrove


2nd December

9.30 - noon

Exning United Charities Distribution

Exning Community Church Hall

Gill Nicholson


2nd December

9.30 - noon

Mince Pie and Coffee Morning in aid of UNICEF

Exning Community Church Hall

Jenny King


2nd December

5 pm

Christmas Tree Switch On and singing organised by Parish Council

Exning Churchyard

Cathy Whitaker


4th December

2-4 pm

Time for Tea and Fellowship Christmas Party

Exning Community Church Hall

Christine Pearce


6th December

10 am

Bible Study

By Zoom

John Pascall



SERVICE AT ST NICHOLAS LANDWADE There will be a service of Evensong at St Nicholas Landwade on Sunday December 9th at 3 pm. It will include some Advent and Christmas Carols. Followed by mince pies and mulled wine. John Pascall


TIME FOR TEA AND FRIENDSHIP  You are warmly invited to join us for our Christmas Party - and any meeting.  All meetings are held between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. at Exning Community Church Hall.

If you wish to join us for the Christmas Party, please RSVP by 27th November.  Thank you.

Dates of our future meetings.  20th November, 4th December – Christmas Party, 18th December, 15th January.

For more information and to book a free place for the Christmas party please contact: Christine Pearce  01638 664314


CHRISTMAS TREE SINGING SWITCH-ON.  Everyone is invited to join us in song around our Christmas tree as we turn on the lights!  Grounds of St Martin’s Church, Exning. 5.00 p.m. Saturday 2nd December.  Refreshments available.  (See poster below) Cathy Whitaker


CONCERT BY THE KIRBYE VOICES.  Saturday  16th December at 7.30 p.m. in St Martin’s Church.

St Martin’s Church looks forward to welcoming this well established choir from Bury St Edmunds.  They specialise in unaccompanied choral music from all periods, both sacred and secular, and will be performing a concert of Christmas Music especially for us. 

No tickets required but please come and enjoy some beautiful seasonal music, and share the date among your friends.  There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Church and Choir.   Jan Lovegrove


ADVENT COFFEE AND MINCE PIE MORNING.  Exning Community Church Hall.  9.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. 

Saturday 2nd December.  Raffle and Handmade Cards.  All proceeds to support the work of UNICEF.  Jenny King

This event will run concurrently with the Exning United Charities Distribution.  More information on the Exning United Charities Distribution, please see below.


EXNING UNITED CHARITIES.  The charities will make a distribution to single people who have reached the age of 70 years, or over, and have had continuous residence in the parish of Exning with St Agnes (Severals Ward) for seven years, or more.  The distribution will take place on Saturday 2nd December 2023 from 9.30 a.m. until 12.00 p.m. in Exning Community Church Hall.  Please note:  This is a discretionary distribution of funds by the trustees under the trust deed, and is not a right for anyone.  All new applicants for 2023 MUST PRODUCE PROOFof identity, of age by birth certificate, and of length of residence in the parish before they can be accepted.  Unless adequate proof is provided, applications will be refused.  Any enquiries relating to the charities should be directed in writing to the Chairman of Trustees, Mr Roy May, Achray, Windmill Hill,

Exning, CB8 7LD.  Posters displaying this information will also be placed around the parish. 


Personal application rule for 2023 only.  An exception may be made if the application is accompanied by a certified letter, or medical certificate, from a local General Practitioner known to the trustees and sent in advance to the trustees.  Qualifying claimants in hospital, or residential care are NOT eligible for a discretionary payment.  N.B. The Clerk is not a trustee.


VOLUNTEERING WITH FARESHARE.  A request passed to our Churches via Rotary Group of Newmarket.

Fareshare have an arrangement with Tesco stores to collect food and are looking for local volunteers to help the Newmarket store between 30th November and 2nd December, as having volunteers present appears to increase donations.  The slots are three hours each between 9.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m.

If you would like to offer help please see: tescofoodcollection@fareshare.org.uk

SAVE THE DATE.  Saturday 20th January 2024, Strictly Murder returns to Exning Community Church Hall with their latest production ‘A Question of Tort’.  Tickets will be available from the beginning of January from Jenny King.  Jan Lovegrove



This is for PCC members, group leaders, those working with children, those writing Safeguarding/Risk Assessments etc.

I have booked for two training sessions:

Wednesday 17th January, 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.  Basic Awareness.

Wednesday 31st January, 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.  Foundation.

These sessions can be booked online through Evenbrite or through myself. You can also access training through the Diocesan web page.

Any enquiries or to book a space, please contact:  Christine Pearce, Safeguarding Officer. 01638 664314


OPEN DOOR FOODBANK.  https://newmarketopendoor.org.uk/foodbank/  Please note that the Foodbank has now moved to The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, Newmarket. CB8 8NT.   01638 561711.  Please call for advice on current needs.  Gifts of food stuffs may be made through the supermarket collection trollies, or directly to the Unit.A reminder that the Foodbank welcomes cash donations or gift vouchers (Tesco or Aldi) to help purchase more fresh foods.  Please contact the Foodbank directly or Dr Tony White: ajswhite@btinternet.com if you feel able to contribute in this way.  With grateful thanks for your kind help.

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Title name telephone
Priest in Charge Revd Liam Beadle 01638 612373 
Assistant Curate 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
Lay Elders Christine Shand 01638 667788
  Patsy Edwards 01638 665343
  Sarah Price 01638 578138

For additional contacts please see the contacts page