Diary of forthcoming events

Dates for your diary for weeks beginning 19th August to 8th September

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

Wednesday

21st Aug

10 am

Bible Study

6 Queens View Exning

Friday

23rdAug

11.30am-1pm

Kettle’s On with Jeremy

St Martin

Sunday

25th Aug

1 pm

Baptism of Sonny Tom Campbell

St Martin

Monday

26thAug

11.00am

Communion

Kingfisher House

Tuesday

27thAug

1.30-3pm

Kettle’s On with Cheryl

St Martin

Wednesday

28thAug

10 am

Topical Teas

10 Croft Road Newmarket

Friday

30thAug

11.00am

Communion

Exning Court

Monday

2nd Sept

2.30pm

Songs of Praise

St Philip & St Etheldreda

Wednesday

4th Sept

10 am

Bible Study

6 Queens View Exning

Sunday

8th Sept

1 pm

Baptisms of Penelope Florence Howell and Rebekah Maria Howell

 

St Martin

 

FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS

Tuesday 10th September: Churches Together Prayer Evening; Christchurch, 7.30pm

Friday 13th September: Village Cinema; Exning Community Church Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm

Friday 27th September: Viola Concert; St Martin, times to be confirmed

Sunday 29th September: Harvest Festival; St Nicholas Landwade, 3pm

Sunday 6th October: Harvest Festival; St Philip & St Etheldreda, 9.30am

Thursday 10th October Joint Benefice Pilgrimage to St Albans

Friday 11th October: Coffee Morning – Pancreatic Cancer Research; St Martin, 10-12noon

Saturday 2nd November: Exning Christmas Fayre; St Martin’s & Exning Community Church Hall

 

NEW POST  GUILD OF SERVANTS OF THE SANCTUARY On Saturday 7th September, St Mary's are hosting the Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary who are holding their Area Festival to which all are very much welcome. Angelus, Procession and Mass is at 12pm, with Guild Office, Sermon and Benediction at 3.30pm - come just to one or to both. The guest preacher in the afternoon is the Very Revd Joe Hawes, Dean of St Edmundsbury.

ST MARY'S MOTHERS UNION have again extended an invitation for any who would be interested to join them for their meetings. They meet once a month, alternating between Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings. There is no meeting this month. For further information please contact Sally Pascall .

JOINT BENEFICE PILGRIMAGE TO ST ALBANS A pilgrimage to St Albans is planned for Thursday 10th October. For further information please contact Revd. Max Drinkwater.

KETTLE’S ON TIMETABLE  August 23rd – 11.30am-1pm (Jeremy). August 27th – 1.30-3pm (Cheryl).

SONGS OF PRAISE  for September will take place on Monday 2nd September (Leader Janet Langham) at St Philip’s and St Etheldreda's Church and will commence at 2.30pm.  PAM MORTER 577284

PRAYER CANDLES  When Andrew left he gifted to St Martin a beautiful pricket stand for which we are very grateful.  At the last PCC meeting it was decided to trial situating this in the organ area of the lady chapel so that prayer candles can be lit by the congregation before the service and seen from the pews.

SUFFOLK CHURCHES RIDE & STRIDE  in aid of Suffolk Historic Churches Trust takes place on September 14th  9am - 5 pm. If anyone wishes to be sponsored to cycle or walk around some of the churches, I have sponsorship forms. Any money you raise will be divided between the trust and the church of your choice. In any case we will need to man St Martins Church all day - any volunteers appreciated. Thank you.              JOHN PASCALL

INFORMATION ABOUT THE 3 CHOSEN CHARITIES FOR OUR PARISH GIVING:-

TOWN PASTORS  are Christians who look out for and support vulnerable people, giving assistance where appropriate, being on the street to provide a presence of friendliness and care so that people can enjoy their night out, defusing any potentially aggressive situations. Town Pastors are available to people as listeners, encouraging safe behaviour for all, and fostering good relationships between the public, the police, door staff, the local authorities and voluntary agencies. 

A ROCHA UK  is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. “This is our response to the biblical mandate to care for the earth, and a demonstration of the Christian hope for God’s world. We do this through: – practical involvement in nature conservation projects and ecological research; – campaigning on biodiversity issues; – engaging with churches, schools, communities and individuals. Part of the worldwide family of A Rocha organisations committed to conservation action as an expression of Christian mission, we work collaboratively with others who share our passion for the planet and our desire for its flourishing.”

EXILDA’S ANGELS  has been running a project to build a school in the village of Chita since it's foundation. This project is nearly complete.

NEWS & EVENTS  Whilst Cathy is away over the Summer holidays, I will still be updating the website if anyone wishes to publicise anything. Given time I may also produce a very simplified printed section for the church. Information for inclusion for weeks July 29th to September 9th can be sent to me at john.pascall@outlook.com   JOHN PASCALL

PREACHERS AT ST NICHOLAS, LANDWADE, EVENSONG 2019 

The preachers are as follows:

Sunday 28 April: The Revd. Dave Butcher Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Sunday 26 May (Rogation Sunday): The Very Revd Joe Hawes, Dean of St Edmundsbury

Sunday 30 June (Trinity 2): The Revd Canon Tim Alban-Jones, Chaplain to the Bishop of Peterborough

Sunday 28 July (Trinity 6): The Revd Andrew Rycraft

Sunday 25 August (Trinity 10): Canon Roy Tricker, Suffolk church historian

Sunday 29 September (Harvest): The Revd Canon Sally Gaze, Dean of Rural Mission Consultancy, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich   REVD JOHN HARDY