Diary of forthcoming events

Dates for your diary for weeks beginning October 13thand 20th

Day

Date

Time

Event

Location

Monday

14th

7.45pm

PCC Meeting

St Philip & St EtheldredaE

Wednesday

16th

10am

Bible Study Group

6 Queen’s View, Exning

Wednesday

16th

3.15pm

Drop-In After School Club

St Philip & St Etheldreda

Wednesday

16th

8.00pm

MBC Singing for Fun

Tesco Community Room

Thursday

17th

7.30pm

Rock Solid Youth Group

Exning Community Church Hall

Friday

18th

9am

Silent Prayer Meeting

Call to check venue

Judy: 07540888198

Cheryl: 07801499179

Tuesday

22nd

10.15am

Café Church

The Stables, Newmarket

Wednesday

23rd

10am

Topical Teas

10 Croft Road, Newmarket

Wednesday

23rd

7pm – 8.30pm

Exploring Confirmation?

St Philip & St Etheldreda

Friday

25th

9am

Silent Prayer Meeting

Call to check venue

Judy: 07540888198

Cheryl: 07801499179

Friday

25th

11am

Communion

Exning Court, Exning

 

FORTHCOMING PARISH EVENTS

Saturday 2nd November: Exning Christmas Fayre; St Martin’s & ECCH

Sunday 3rd November: All Soul’s Service; St Martin, 3pm

Wednesday 6th November: ‘A Pleasing Terror’; 7.30pm, St Agnes, Newmarket

Friday 8th November: Village Cinema; ECCH, 7pm for 7.30pm

Sunday 10th November: Remembrance Ceremony; 10.45pm, Exning War Memorial

Monday 11th November: Service of Remembrance; Newmarket Hospital Foyer, 10.50am

Tuesday 12th November: Churches Together Prayer Evening; 7.30pm, St Martin

Wednesday 20th November: MBC Singing for Fun; Tesco Community Room, 8pm

Saturday 23rd November: St P&E Stalls @ St Mary’s Christmas Coffee Morning: 10-12

Wednesday 4th December: Christmas Door Wreath Making: Exning Community Church Hall, 6pm

Saturday 7th December: Exning Charities Christmas Distribution / Advent Coffee and Mince Pies; Exning Community Church Hall, 9.30am

Sunday 8th December: Carols in Newmarket Hospital Foyer, 3pm

Sunday 15th December: Community Carol Service; St Martin’s, 6pm

Tuesday 17th December: Ormiston Trust Concert; St Martin’s, time tbc

 

EXPLORING CONFIRMATION?  An opportunity to meet your clergy and make enquiries about the possibility of being confirmed: Wednesday 23rd October, 7pm (refreshments) for 7.30pm. We shall aim to finish by 8.30pm. Venue: St Philip and St Etheldreda's.  JOHN HARDY

ALL SOUL’S SERVICE  A Service to Commemorate the Faithful Departed. This will be held at St Martin's, 3pm, Sunday 3rd November. All are welcome. If anyone would like to have a loved one remembered by name during the All Souls service please give the name to any of the Ministry team. The service is not just for those who may have lost a loved one this year but for all who wish to take the opportunity for a reflective time to remember in a special way those they love.  PETER GILL

LANDWADE THANKS  The Revd John Hardy and Exning PCC would like to record a big Thank you to Mr Simon Gibson, Mrs Shelagh Foster, and the rest of the team at Landwade Hall who ensured that Landwade chapel was so beautifully provisioned and decorated for Harvest Festival Evensong on Sunday 29th September. The harvest produce went partly to Jimmy's in Cambridge (East Road, by Zion Baptist Church), a charity which is already well know in Exning and Newmarket, and whose work with the homeless continues to be vital in today's harsh economic climate. The other organisation that gratefully received the produce was Food Cycle (Norwich Friends Meeting House). Food Cycle is a wonderful group of people who provide meals for the homeless - and sadly many are ex servicemen. Archdeacon Sally Gaze preached a suitably rural sermon (after all, she is Archdeacon of Rural Mission), and we had an excellent turn-out on a lovely sunny afternoon. John Hardy wishes also to thank Christine Shand for maintaining her usual high standard at the Landwade organ, plus John Pascall, Clive Hook and Derek Bryant for ensuring that the books and boards have been set up for all the Landwade services through the summer, and the collection seen to as well - the practical at St Nicholas side of things, in other words. We look forward to another successful round of summer evensongs in 2020. Meanwhile, we hope to see a good congregation for the traditional Christmas-tide service of Lessons and Carols by Candlelight, at 3pm on Sunday 29 December.  REVD JOHN HARDY

SONGS OF PRAISE  On Monday 7th October, Lynnette Tonge led us in a thoughtful & fun service which was harvest themed. She shared some of her nostalgic thoughts about harvest. She even sang some snippets of appropriate songs remembered from childhood! Lynnette included reading a couple of poems which were very much enjoyed by us all. Her Bible reading was from the book of Ruth where Ruth was gleaning in the fields of Boaz under his protection. The hymns she had chosen were all traditional harvest hymns & included We plough the fields & scatter,  For the fruits of His creation & Bringing in the sheaves - really great to sing! Thank you so much, Lynnette. Afterwards, we enjoyed our cuppas, cake & chat. Our next Songs of Praise will be on Monday 4th November at 2.30pm at St Philip w St Etheldreda. Ann McMillan will be leading our service with the theme 'This is YOUR life!'  We hope you will be able to join us.   ANN Mc

CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT ST MARTIN  Saturday 2nd November; Please contact me to book a stall.  Proceeds will go to the parish funds.  Tables are £10 to be paid in advance.  We will be selling refreshments also & cake donations would be welcome.  Many thanks.  CATHY

CHRISTMAS TOMBOLA  It's never too early for the C-Word!!  As part of the Christmas Fayre at St Martin's, Pam Morter and I will be running a Christmas Themed Tombola stall but it needs YOU to make it a success!  We need prizes, please, and as the shops are filling up with Christmas items, I'm sure inspiration will not be far away!  Many thanks.  PATSY EDWARDS

A PLEASING TERROR  Two ghost stories by M R James. Performed by R M Lloyd Parry at St Agnes’ Church, Newmarket. Wednesday 6 November 2019 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (including a glass of wine) in aid of St Agnes’ Church. ***** Wonderful, magical storytelling - The Daily Mail. Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the earliest and eeriest. In Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book, a young Cambridge antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town in the French Pyrenees… In The Mezzotint a ghoulish revenge is enacted within a work of art, before the helpless eyes of a museum curator in Oxford… www.nunkie.co.uk

AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC  to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. 27th October 2019, 16.00-18.00pm, All Saints Church, Newmarket. Doors open from 15.30pm. £10 from Sweet’s Newsagent in Newmarket or online @ bookwhen.com/musicintheair   Tickets will also be available on the door for £15. Tickets include drinks and nibbles before the concert and during the interval.

HARVEST FLOWERS IN ST MARTIN  Grateful thanks go to Christine Pearce & all others involved with the decoration of the church for the Harvest Service last weekend.  REVD JOHN HARDY

HARVEST FLOWERS IN ST PHILIP & ST ETHELDREDA - THANKS  As I was away on holiday at Harvest I would like to thank Lesley, Tracy & Sue for making St Philip & St Etheldreda look so lovely. Also a special thanks for the Guides for coming, bringing their produce & flowers etc, spending the evening & helping to decorate fantastic girls. Thanks all for donations towards the flowers. JENNIE OAKMAN

COFFEE MORNING UPDATE  The coffee morning for Pancreatic Cancer UK on 11th October raised £370, a wonderful total. It was lovely to hear a buzz of chatter in the church so thank you to those who came and made it a successful morning. Huge thanks to all who baked, gave raffle prizes and donations if they weren’t able to attend. Particular thanks to Christine and Cathy for their invaluable help. SALLY PASCALL

FOODBANK NEEDS  At present we are pretty well off for food - thanks to some very generous harvest donations - thanks to you all. We are short of small bags of ordinary granulated sugar, and jams (not marmalade). You may have noticed that Tesco now have a separate trolley for cosmetics and toiletries which go to another charity so our supplies of things like shaving cream, deodorants, aftershave, shampoos, face cream and similar cosmetics are running very low. At Christmas we make up little 'goody-bags' for families and like to include toiletries so if you could remember this when buying items for us we would be very grateful. Every blessing. TONY WHITE

ECO CHURCH NEWS   ‘Joy in Enough’ is a campaign for a fair and sustainable economy, led by Green Christian and supported by partner organisations. It is a challenge to Christians to imagine and work towards an economy that supports human flourishing within the planetary boundaries. Check out www.joyinenough.org

The October 2019 Green Christian Prayer Guide is at the back of each church for you & I will be emailing it out with the WEN also.  CATHY

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED!  As some of you are aware David and I are planning to move to Dorset and, as this will be rather a long commute for me, the parish will need two volunteers.  One to be P.C.C. secretary (attend meetings, type and distribute the minutes and prepare for the A.G.M.) and one to join the cleaning rota (which involves being responsible for cleaning the church for two months each year on a rota with 5 others).  If you would like further details please speak to me or John Pascall. VANESSA HOOLEY