THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

Dates for your diary for week beginning November 11th

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

Sunday

11th

10.45am

Remembrance Ceremony

Exning War Memorial

Sunday

11th

11.15am

Remembrance Service

St Martin

Sunday

11th

4-5pm

Ringing out for Peace

St Martin

Monday

12th

7.30pm

Open Prayer Meeting

6 Queen’s View, Exning

Tuesday

13th

10am-12noon

Open Church for viewing the ‘There But Not There’ installation

St Martin

Tuesday

13th

2-4pm

Knit ‘n’ Natter

Phone 669400 for venue

Tuesday

13th

7.30pm

Churches Together Prayer Evening

St Martin

Wednesday

14th

10.00am

Topical Teas

6 Queen’s View, Exning

Wednesday

14th

7.30pm

Inspiring Music Workshop

St P&E

Thursday

15th

7.30pm

Rock Solid

ECCH

Friday

16th

9.15am

Silent Prayer Group

Call Judy or Cheryl 07540888198 / 07801499179 to check venue

Friday

16th

3.00pm

Drop In After School Club

St P&E

 

Tuesday

20th

10am-12noon

Open Church for viewing the ‘There But Not There’ installation

St Martin

Tuesday

20th

2-4pm

Knit ‘n’ Natter

Phone 669400 for venue

Wednesday

21st

7.30pm

Bible Study Group

6 Queen’s View, Exning

Thursday

22nd

7.30pm

Rock Solid

ECCH

Friday

23rd

9.15am

Silent Prayer Group

Call Judy or Cheryl 07540888198 / 07801499179 to check venue

Friday

23rd

3.00pm

Drop In After School Club

St P&E

Saturday

24th

10-12noon

Christmas Coffee Morning

ST P&E

Sunday

25th

12-3pm

Indoor ‘Carboot’ Sale (Table Top Sale)

ECCH

Sunday

25th

4PM

A Medieval Christmas

St Mary’s Church

FUTURE EVENTS

FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS

Saturday 24th November: Christmas Coffee Morning; St Mary’s, 10-12noon

Saturday 24th November: Christmas Coffee Morning; St P&E, 10-12noon

Sunday 25th November: ‘Lazy Sunday’ Table Top Sale; ECCH, 12-3pm

Sunday 25th November: ‘A Medieval Christmas’; St Mary’s, time tba

Saturday 1st December: Exning United Charities Xmas Distribution & Coffee

    Morning; 9am, ECCH

Saturday 1st December: Exning Advent Windows begins.

Saturday 8th December: Visit to Windsor Castle to see Duchess of Sussex’s

    Wedding Dress; 9am from St Mary’s

Saturday 8th December: Christmas Tree Festival  in St Martin’s, 11am – 6pm

Sunday 9th December: Newmarket Community Hospital Carol Service; 3pm

Tuesday 11th December: Wreath Making at ECCH; 7pm – 9pm

Friday 14th December: Village Cinema; 7pm at ECCH-The Greatest Showman

Sunday 16th December: Community Carol Service; 6pm, St Martin’s

Monday 24th December: Crib & Christingle Service; 3pm, St Martin’s

Monday 24th December: Midnight Holy Communion; 11.30pm, St Martin’s

Tuesday 24th December: Christmas Communion; StP&E, 9.00am

Tuesday 25th December: Christmas Day Service; 11am, St Martin’s

Saturday 26th January: Marion Roberts’ 80th Birthday Tea Party; ECCH, 4-6pm

 

 

 

RESTART OF BIBLE STUDY GROUP  The Wednesday evening bible studies will resume on Wednesday 21st November. The following dates before Christmas will then be the 5th & 19th December. The meetings will be at 6 Queens View Exning at 7.30pm. All welcome.  If there is any interest, we are considering starting a morning bible study group to run fortnightly starting on Wednesday 16th January. If you are interested please speak to SALLY or JOHN PASCALL

COFFEE MORNING  St P&E are holding a Xmas Coffee Morning from 10 to 12 on Saturday 24th November.  There will be various stalls, tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac cakes , xmas cards etc.  Of course coffee, tea and mince pies with a friendly natter.  If anyone could help with prizes for tombola or raffle this would be much appreciated.  Also something for the cake stall, lets make this a good morning to share friendship to start Xmas. all in aid of Church Funds.  Many Thanks.   JENNIE & CREW

ST MARY’S CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING  Saturday 24th November Entry £2 to include coffee and mince pies: Gifts, books, cakes, preserves, Jewellery, Christmas decorations 10-12pm  JANET RAMSAY-HELIE

INDOOR “CARBOOT” SALE (TABLE TOP SALE)  The date of the first sale will now be Sunday 25th November between 12noon and 3pm (set up from 11am) in the Exning Community Church Hall.  Tables are charged at £5 and can be booked through CATHY WHITAKER (577461).  Refreshments will be on sale on the day.  Donations of cakes welcome.

A MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS Sunday 25th November A celebration in music and words performed by Hexachordia; playing instruments from the past – lutes, flutes  and lyres to name  a few. Tickets £6 from JANET RAMSAY-HELIE 01638 603489 or on the door.

EXNING UNITED CHARITIES  The above will make a distribution to single people who have reached 70 years of age and have had continuous residence in the Parish of Exning with St.Agnes (Severals Ward) for 7 years or more. The distribution will take place at Exning Community Church Hall on Saturday December 1st from 9.30 am until 12 noon. Small grants may be available for anyone experiencing financial hardship due to illness or redundancy, or for educational needs. Discretionary grants may be awarded only to those residing in the Parish of Exning with Landwade. Written application must be made to the Chairman of Trustees c/o The Old Rectory, Church Lane, Exning, CB8 7HF (Mrs) G.M.NICHOLSON, Clerk to The Trustees

ADVENT STORY  Help is needed to deliver the advent story this year. The dates are as follows: December 4th & December 6th at 1.30pm in St Martin's Church. In addition, help might be needed in St Mary's on December 5th at 1.30pm & December 6th morning. If you are able to help please speak to Revd. Max Drinkwater or me. Further details will be available later.  JOHN PASCALL

WREATH MAKING  On the evening of December 11th Leone Stockdale will be coming to ECCH to run a workshop to help us create festive door wreaths. This is great fun to do, and last year’s evening was a great success. If you would like to book a place please register with Jan Lovegrove, 01628 577292. The cost of the workshop is £20 with materials provided, (rings, wire, natural decorations and ribbons) plus all instruction and guidance. Please just bring apron, secateurs and any fresh greenery you particularly want to use. The course runs from 7pm to 9pm with a finished wreath to carry home. Early booking is advised as places are limited. Money raised will be for the church flower fund.  JAN LOVEGROVE

KNIT and NATTER  We meet each week on Tuesdays 2-4pm; please come and join us. Phone 669400 for venue.  JUDITH McCARTY

VISIT TO WINDSOR CASTLE  Saturday 8th December Coach from St Mary’s, Newmarket leaves at 9am to visit Windsor Castle to see the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress. Please book your place via JANET RAMSAY-HELIE on ramsayhelie@ntlworld.com  Tickets are £35.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL  Arrangements for the 4th festival are underway.  The date is 8th December.  We need trees please!  Do consider doing a tree of any shape, size, type, theme for the display.  If you think of anyone else – individual, group, business who may be interested in doing a tree, please do ask them or let me know. I will be putting more information in the WEN over next weeks. CATHY

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY BOXES  The boxes are due for collection in December ready to be blessed in Church on Christmas Eve as usual.  I am due for surgery to my foot this month & will not be able to drive afterwards so can I please ask all box holders to take their boxes to either Church or contact me to collect them in the next 2 weeks.  Thank you.  JUDITH McCARTY

ARMISTICE 100  A  big thank you & well done to Cathy Whitaker for all her work in putting together a very interesting 100 year commemoration around the village; particularly with the schools. I was privileged to participate in two of them & they were excellent & I could recognise that Cathy had put an enormous effort & considerable amount of time. I am sure that we have all enjoyed the 'There But Not Tthere' silhouettes in the Church & at the War memorial. I know how pleased & grateful St. Mary's & St. Agnes were to share in the display of these silhouettes.   The lighting of the beacon & bell-ringing on Sunday afternoon was an excellent way to round off the week-end. Many thanks Cathy. I had hoped to say have a rest now Cathy; but no she is off again with so many interesting events leading up to Christmas. Do help out if you can.

I have no doubt that the many people who attended the spectacular event Exning Commemorates Armistice 100 on Saturday evening will agree with me when I say that it was a truly poignant & memorable way to honour those who did not return from WW1, those who returned injured & all who fought who, there will be no doubt, bore the horrors of what they had witnessed & participated in to the end of their days. To say thank you to them is inadequate as it is to those who participated in putting together such a truly touching tribute. The Town Band & Newmarket Community Choir were each as good as ever & blended well together. Special thanks must surely go to Mike Lovegrove & John Saville in pulling this all together. I can only imagine the hard work they both put into bringing this event to us & a fitting follow-up to the event they produced when marking the beginning of the war back in 2014. REVD CHERYL