Welcome to the Parish of Exning with Landwade


St Martin's Church Exning

St Philip's and St Etheldreda's Church, Newmarket (St P and E)

St Nicholas Church, Landwade


19th September – Trinity 16

9.30 am

Family Service

St Philip and St Etheldreda

11 am


St Martin

26th September – Trinity 17

9.30 am


St Philips and St Etheldreda

9.30 am

Soundbites – Breakfast at 9.30 am Worship at 10 am

Exning Community Church Hall

3 pm

Harvest Festival

St Nicholas Landwade


On most Wednesdays there is also a 10 am Communion Service at St Marys Church Newmarket and a live-streamed service at 6.30 pm 

PLEASE NOTE - owing to the small capacity of the building, booking is required for all services at St Philips with St Etheldreda - please contact Jennie Oakman (jenniferoakman@yahoo.com or 01638 668176).


Please remember:

David, Nicole, Avril, Sue, Ann, Vera, Richard, Sarah, Dawn and family, Michael, June, Bridget and Emma who have particularly requested prayer at this time 

The families and friends of those who have died recently 

Those who have been baptised recently: Rocco, Ruby and Jack


Events for week commencing September 12th and 19th








8 pm

MBC Singing for Fun

Exning Community Church Hall



2 pm

Out and About

Exning Community Church Hall



8 pm

MBC Electric Guitars

St Martins Church



7.30 pm

Abbot Consort of Voices Concert

St Martins Church




MBC "SINGING FOR FUN" BACK LIVE! 8 pm September 15th 2021 in Exning Community Church Hall. After 18 months and 29 sessions in lockdown, MBC is pleased to announce our first live session. For this first session back together we are going to sing "Songs of Abba". For further information please contact John Saville (john-saville@ntlworld.com).

OUT AND ABOUT Date of next meeting: 20th September 2-4pm at Exning Community Church Hall.  Sarah Price.  For more information please contact me on, 07762282103, or, sarahcprice@ntlworld.com

YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO A THANKSGIVING SERVICE FOR THE LIFE OF LIZ HARDY  on Friday 24 September at 2 pm at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Newmarket CB8 0HP;  and afterwards to a Gathering at Kings, Kingston Passage, Newmarket CB8 8UG.

'ABBOT CONCERT OF VOICES' Concert in St Martin's Church at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 25th September. Free entry with retiring collection. Proceeds 50/50 to Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Centre and Parish funds. PLEASE WEAR A MASK, USE HAND GEL, TRACK AND TRACE APP OR LEAVE CONTACT DETAILS. Contacts; Christine Pearce 01638 664314 (07754 667663) or Jenny King 01638 578344 (07891 688138).

SOUNDBITES IS BACK! Our informal monthly service returns on the 26th September in Exning Community Church Hall at 9.30 am for breakfast and 10am for worship (Please note the change of time from before lockdown). Our first service will be distinctly celebratory in character, as we look at probably the most famous wedding ever! Please join us to find out more. John Pascall

    ST MARYS HARVEST LUNCH Sunday 3rd October in the Turner Hall.  12.30 for 1.00 p.m. Gifts of tinned and packet goods for Open Door would be much appreciated.  Please book by September 26th   Tickets £10 per person from Janet Ramsay-Helie (603489) or Val Goodchild (664467)


A MESSAGE FROM ALAN BALCOMB.  For the past 15-16 years, I have been in charge/responsible for the bell ringers/the bells/tower/and church clock.  Now in my 82nd year, and a wife who is not in good health, I have decided to relinquish my duties to other parties.  This will happen at the end of the year. My fellow ringers are aware of the situation and will now decide on a way forward.  The person appointed to be clock minder does not necessarily need to have a ringing background but will need to be aware of safety related to the bells.  I will still be around to assist and give guidance as and when required.  I will, of course, continue to ring the bells, as I have done for the last 66 years, or so.  I wish whosoever takes over the reins every success.   Regards, Alan Balcomb.


MESSAGES FROM REVD JOHN HARDY. Thanks to Christine Shand for organising last Sunday’s Communal Songs of Praise at St Martin’s, which certainly gave the assembled worshippers a chance to reflect on the past 18 months, and ponder the challenges that await us all as we slowly emerge from the pandemic and try to return to some sort of normality in our lives together around Exning.


Thanks to the hard-working ‘tea team’ who ensured that no-one went hungry or thirsty after the service. An excellent tea was had by all, sitting in the churchyard by the north door – very like tea in the garden on a peaceful Sunday afternoon.  Hard to believe we’d commemorated 9/11 just the day before.


Thanks to Alan Shand for ably hosting last Sunday’s NIFF (Newmarket Inter-Faith Forum) afternoon at St Mary’s – a great opportunity for fellowship across the ‘rainbow of faiths’ in Newmarket, and to learn a lot in a short time from a diversity of interesting speakers in the Turner Hall.  Plus, the food was great! Thank you to the St Mary’s catering team for stepping up with some A1 soup, and to all others who contributed various vegetarian delicacies which were much enjoyed.


PILGRIMAGE OPPORTUNITY Monday-Friday 11-15th October.at the Cathedral of the Isles and its College of the Holy Spirit on the island of Great Cumbrae off the Ayrshire coast. A chance to be away on pilgrimage, getting to know yourself, each other, new friends perhaps, and God, in a holy house on a special island just an hour out of Glasgow, also home to Millport, a lovely small seaside resort, and from where ferries and cruises run to other islands, and up the Firth. If you would like to come and share in a mixed programme of worship (led by us) in the pocket-sized cathedral, some time for prayer and Bible-Study, reading and reflection, exploration by boat or on foot or bike-hire, rest and relaxation, in well-appointed accommodation with splendid food, then please do have a word with me as soon as you can; perhaps it could be part of a longer holiday before the clocks go back? Check out the website, island-retreats.org. Travelling to Cumbrae by car is 450 miles, 7 hours driving, or about 8 hours by train via Edinburgh, Glasgow and Largs. We have 11 bedrooms available, across the range, and we hope to be able to accommodate everyone’s needs and preferences. Please contact Canon Mark Haworth for further information (email mhaworth50@hotmail.com)


FOODBANK UPDATE A message from Dr Tony White. Whilst we are well stocked with many things, we do currently have severe shortages of the following items: Long life semi-skimmed milk; Small bags of granulated sugar; Tinned meats (especially easy to prepare such as curries, stews, chilli con carne); Custard (tinned or instant packets); Rice pudding (tinned); Sweet biscuits.

Any help would be gratefully received - at the foodbank or contact me if that is not convenient - I am happy to receive donations at home. I am also aware that it is some time since I updated my contact list - if any changes are needed or if you think I have omitted someone please let me know.








Priest in Charge

Revd John Hardy

01638 660729

Distinctive Deacon

Revd Cheryl Belding

07801 499179

Parish Safeguarding Officer

John Pascall

01638 578372/ 07985 791524


Derek Bryant

01638 577581 / 07706 749611


John Pascall

01638 578372 / 07985 791524


For additional contacts please see the contacts page