Dates for your diary for weeks beginning May 26th










Kingfisher House




Kettle’s On with Cheryl

St Martin




Funeral of Ken Mallett

West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby




Ascension Day Service

St Mary’s Church, Newmarket





Exning Court




Visiting Bell Ringers – Quarter Peal

St Martin




WaterAid morning – hosted by Phillippa Allison

2 Grassplant Cottages, Landwade Farm




Baptism of Lauren & Louise TELFER

St Martin




Tuesday 11th June: Churches Together Prayer Evening; All Saints, Kirtling, 7.30pm

Friday 14th June: Village Cinema, 7pm for 7.30pm – Exning Community Church Hall

Saturday 22nd June: Exning Duck Races; Churchyard & Stream, from 12noon

Saturday 22nd – 27th June: St Mary’s Jigsaw Festival

Saturday 13th July: Exning Sale Trail; 9am – 2.30pm, details to follow

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


KETTLES ON  During the summer months when St. Martin’s is open the Clergy team plan on occasions to spend some time in the Church with the ‘kettle-on’ for tea / coffee. It is hoped this will give all people from the area an opportunity to drop in and perhaps meet with visitors to the Church. This may be for several reasons;- a chat, to discuss weddings or christenings, to get to know each other better, to arrange a pastoral visit or simply to get the clergy to make tea or coffee for you – (a kind of reverse ‘more tea vicar!). Whatever the reason we would like to trial this for the summer. There will be a time-table in the church and on notice boards which we will endeavour to keep to but of course circumstances may mean this will be altered or extra dates added so please keep a check on the time-table. We hope that you will be able to pop along during these times for a quick hello or longer it is a ‘drop in and out’ as you wish. We look forward to seeing you.  ALL THE CLERGY

KETTLES ON TIMETABLE FOR MAY & JUNE  Tuesday 28th May – 1.30-3pm (Cheryl), Friday 31st May – 11.30am-1pm (Jeremy).  Wednesday 5th June – 11.30am-1pm (Cheryl), Friday 21st June – 11.30am-1pm (Jeremy), Monday 24th June – 1.30-3pm (Cheryl).

WATERAID MORNING  This is an event my daughter is organising to raise money for Water Aid and I would like to invite you to come and enjoy a refreshing lake side walk as you learn about the amazing work Water Aid does worldwide, showing your support through welcome donations or just come and enjoy some refreshments and a chat. Date: - June 1st 2019, 10am-1pm, Location: 2 Grassplant Cottages, Landwade Farm, Exning, Newmarket, CB8 7NG.  Hope to see you!  SUSAN ALLISON

SONGS OF PRAISE  meets gain on Monday 3rd June at 2.30pm at St Philip’s Church.  Janet Langham will be leading our service with the theme “Holidays & Holy Days”.   Afterwards enjoy a cuppa, cake & chat.  PAM MORTER 577284

EXNING SALE TRAIL – DATE FOR YOUR DIARY  There will be a village Sale Trail in Exning on Saturday July 13th from 9am till 2.30pm in aid of the Parish and Newmarket Day Centre. Residents who want to sell unwanted  items from their homes or gardens, can register for a small fee and be entered on a map available at the hall. Anything can be sold and all proceeds go to the sellers. The  hall will be open for refreshments and further stalls including a China Stall and Cake stall run by the  church. Help on the day will be welcome, as well as baked contributions. The event will be widely advertised online and we hope for an enjoyable and successful fund raising event.  JAN LOVEGROVE, SALLY PASCALL, JENNY KING, AND LESLIE GILL

KEN MALLETT  Those who knew Ken will have heard the sad news of his death.  The funeral service will be held at West Suffolk Crematorium at Risby on Wednesday 29th May at 10.30am.

JOSEPH ‘STEVE’ STEVENS  The funeral will be held in St Martin’s Church on Monday 3rd June at 2pm.

THANK YOU  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Les Bishop for varnishing the garden bench. He takes care of this every year and unbeknown to any of us lots of other little jobs keeping out church, garden etc up to date with his wife. Thank you from all us Les.  JENNIE XAGM NEWS  The following are the decisions taken at our A.G.M. on 29th April.  Clive Hook and John Pascall were re-elected Church Wardens, supported by Derek Bryant and Alan Shand as Deputies.  Jennie Oakman was re-elected Pro-warden at St. Philip with St. Etheldreda. Jan Lovegrove and Gillian Nicholson were re-elected and Susan Howlett elected, as members of the P.C.C.  Thanks are due to Malcom Doe, Marie Peachey and Jennie Oakman who have retired from the P.C.C.  Voting for the three charities to be supported during the calendar year 2019 selected Newmarket Town Pastors; Project Hope Zambia and A. Rocha U.K. (The Christian charity which runs Eco Church working both nationally and internationally).  VANESSA HOOLEY

CHRISTMAS WORKING GROUP!  I’m looking for people to assist me with the planning of events at Christmas – a Christmas Fayre & the Christmas Advent Windows.  Please do get in touch.  CATHY WHITAKE

REQUEST FOR A CLEANER FOR ST P&E  This is an unpaid job to be done once a week or once a fortnight depending how often the church is used.  JENNIE OAKMAN



The Rev’d Canon Joe Hawes

Born in 1965, I was brought up in Hampstead. My parents moved to Holland when I was 15 but I stayed at boarding school in England, so started travelling early, finding my way around Europe.

At the age of 17 I stumbled upon Taizé, the ecumenical community in Burgundy; looking back, I can trace the beginnings of a vocation back to those Summer days, meeting other young people from around Europe, working as an interpreter during my gap year, soaking myself in the worship and life of the community.

I read English at Durham (well, didn’t do much reading; a lot of partying, acting and debating) but a niggling sense of calling grew within me. I met and was much influenced by Archbishop Michael Ramsey and his wife Joan, who took me under their wing and nurtured my vocation. The Spirit of God is heavy upon the towns and landscape of the North East: Durham, Lindisfarne, Jarrow, and I felt increasingly that running away from God (which I now recognise was what I was doing) would be to deny who I was becoming, so towards the end of my final year, I stood on the bridge over the River Wear, looked up at Durham Cathedral and stopped running.

After graduating, I spent a year exploring ministry at St Albans Abbey, living in community, worshipping at the Abbey, running the youth group, earning money in the local McDonalds! ‘The Root Group’ (as we were called) were given a local vicar to whom we could tell our troubles; the Vicar of St Nicholas Harpenden, The Rev’d Neil Collings! It is humbling for me to follow in the footsteps of that wise and good man.

I trained for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. There I was fortunate to experience wonderful teaching, learn how to pray and meet Christopher, my partner of the past thirty years.

I was ordained at Southwark Cathedral in 1991 and served my title post in the Clapham Team Ministry. Five churches in contexts which ranged from affluent to acutely deprived were a very fruitful place to begin ministry. I also worked at Trinity Hospice as a Ward Chaplain and in the Education Department.

In 1995 I moved to the Barnes Team Ministry as Team Vicar. During my seven years we restored the somewhat dilapidated Victorian church building, fundraised for a community centre, developed a Family Service and worked to build up good relations with the local community.

I was appointed Vicar of Fulham in 2003. The last fifteen years at the busy church of All Saints have taught me how to work hard, prioritise, develop the music and liturgical life of a major parish church, fundraise to restore the church fabric, work closely with colleagues and a large team of volunteers and deepen links with community groups working for the common good. I hope those years have prepared me for the challenge and privilege to which I am now called.

I love cooking, walking, scuba diving, opera and theatre, gardening and travel. I am excited and apprehensive at the prospect of coming to be your Dean. Please pray for me as I prepare to leave Fulham and take up this new responsibility. I will need those prayers.



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