Welcome to the Parish of Exning with Landwade

 

SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE

Wednesday 21st February

7 pm

Holy Communion – before Lent course at 7.30 pm

St Philip and St Etheldreda

Sunday 25th February Lent 2

7.45 am

Holy Communion

St Martin

9.30 am

Holy Communion

St Philip and St Etheldreda

9.30 am

Soundbites

Breakfast from 9.30 am

Worship from 10 am

Exning Community Church Hall

11.15 am

Matins

St Agnes

Wednesday 28th February

7 pm

Holy Communion – before Lent course at 7.30 pm

St Philip and St Etheldreda

Sunday 3rd March Lent 3

11 am

Holy Communion

St Martin

11.15 am

Holy Communion

St Agnes

Wednesday 6th March

7 pm

Holy Communion – before Lent course at 7.30 pm

St Philip and St Etheldreda

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for:

Ann, David, Avril, Ann, Vera, Sarah, Bridget, Emma, Nicholas, Ann, Barrington, Pauline, Arthur, Cedric, Sandra, Rosemary, Arthur, Tony, and Norma who are in particular need of prayer at this time. 

The families and friends of those who are grieving the death of people who have died recently.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Events for weeks commencing 18th and 25th February

Day

Date

Time

Topic

Venue

Contact

Monday

19th February

2 pm

Time for Tea and Fellowship

Exning Community Church Hall

Christine pearce

Tuesday

20th February

10 am

Churches together in Newmarket Prayer meeting

St Philip and St Etheldreda

Sarah Price

Wednesday

21st February

10 am

Bible Study

By Zoom

John Pascall

Wednesday

21st February

7pm

Lent Course Week 1

Holy Communion 7 pm

Topic Talk 7.30 pm

St Philip and St Etheldreda

Liam Beadle

Wednesday

21st February

8 pm

Singing for Fun

Exning Community Church Hall

John Saville

Saturday

24th February

9-10 am

Lent Prayer

St Martin

Sarah Price

Wednesday

28th February

7pm

Lent Course Week 2

Holy Communion 7 pm

Topic Talk 7.30 pm

St Philip and St Etheldreda

Liam Beadle

Thursday

29th February

7.45 pm

PCC meeting

St Philip and St Etheldreda

John Pascall

Saturday

2nd March

9-10 am

Lent Prayer

St Martin

Sarah Price

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION - FOR MORE NOTICES PLEASE SEE CURRENT/FUTURE EVENTS PAGE

 

LENT COURSE 2024: ‘SIGNS OF LIFE’

I am not a gifted scientist, but I do remember being told at school the various signs of life, that living things move, respire, are sensitive, and so on. Just as there are certain features which indicate life in the natural world, so there are things Christians do which indicate the presence of spiritual life. This year’s Lent Course aims to look at some of them. We shall meet in SS Philip and Etheldreda, Exning Road, on the following Wednesday evenings:

21st February:     Reading the Bible

28th February:     Praying

6th March:            Celebrating the Eucharist

13th March:          Financial Giving

20th March:          Telling Others

Each evening will begin with Holy Communion at 19h. There will be an address on the topic at 19h30, followed by a discussion. We shall aim to finish by 20h45. Revd. Liam

ADDITIONAL SERVICE There will be a service of Holy Communion in St Martin's Church at 7.45 am on Sunday 25th February.

COMMITTEE AND EVENT REPORTS UPDATE I have so far only received one report for inclusion in the annual report. If you would like to submit a report for inclusion, would you please send it to me by the end of February. Thank you John Pascall

 

COFFEE FOR ALL The next coffee morning will be held in St Martins on Saturday 9th March from 10-12 noon. As always, everyone is welcome to come for coffee and cake at no charge. Donations are gratefully accepted! As are cakes…my thanks to all who have baked in the past and would be so grateful if you felt you could contribute again. Please claim for your costs if you would like to. Hope to see you all on 9th March! Sally Pascall

 

LENT PRAYER DAYS in ST MARTIN’S: Saturdays: 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. February 17th and 24th. March 2nd 9th 16th and 23rd. Sarah Price

FOOTSTEPS TODDLER GROUP. I hope to start this after Easter. Would anyone like to join me in prayer, and/or help with setting up/running/making drinks for this Christian Toddler Group? Please get in touch on: exningfootsteps@gmail.com Many thanks. Sarah Price

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN NEWMARKET AND DISTRICT PRAYER MEETINGS: Tuesday 20th February at St Philip with St Etheldreda Chapel and Tuesday 19th March at All Saints Church, Newmarket.

All at 10.00 a.m. Sarah Price

CHRISTIAN/THEOLOGY BOOKS Revd. Colin McCarty is having a sort-out of his bookshelves and has several Christian books to dispose of. If anyone is interested in looking at them, please contact Colin.

RIVERS OF LIGHT EVENT to promote the existence of the chalk stream on Saturday 24th February from 6.30 p.m. The Lantern Parade leaves George Lambton Playing Field at 6.30 p.m. arriving at Studlands Sports & Social Club for a wonderful evening of music, singing and dance. Join in with Ceilidh Band ‘Stumpy Oak’, and listen to the Newmarket Community Choir singing a song written about the chalk stream. Listen to the New Samba Drumming Band, and march along with them and enjoy performances by Newmarket School of Dance.Refreshments on sale, authentic American Hot Dogs, hot & cold drinks.The event is FREE to attend. There are also FREE lantern-making sessions available on Thursday 22nd Februaryand Friday 23rd February at The Racing Centre Newmarket, with local artists from 10,00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.or 2.00 p.m.  5.00 p.m. For FREE tickets visit Eventbrite.Event link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rivers-of-light-community-lantern-parade-tickets-771380488807?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utmterm=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl If anyone is available to help with setting up the gazebo and food station and dismantling after everyone has been fed please arrive at Studlands Sports & Social Club at 5.30 pm or contact: Christine: 07894920206 or Patsy: 07711348399

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER starts at 12.00 p.m. Friday 1st March at Christchurch, Newmarket, followed by light refreshments. Donations given to the ‘World Day prayer organisation’. This year’s order of service has been prepared by an ecumenical group of Christian women from Palestine. If anyone would like to read a section, please let me know and I will forward your name. Sarah Price

WALK OF WITNESS Good Friday 29th March. More details soon. Sarah Price 01638 578138

ST MARTIN’S CHURCH COFFEE ROTA AND TIME CHANGE. Please note that coffee will now be served from 10.15 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. before morning worship. It is hoped that by 10.50 a.m. the congregation will be seated and preparing themselves for worship. Festival Services: Coffee will be served after the service. A new Coffee Rota for the first six months of 2024 is at the back of the church. For those wishing to help, please bring your diaries to check dates. Christine Pearce

REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE ANNUAL CHURCH CHARITY DISTRIBUTION As you may be aware, the church supports three charities each year from the income of its free-will offerings and church giving in the previous year. The three charities supported must include at least Christian and one local charity. If you wish to nominate a charity could you please send details to me (the name of the charity and some information about what it does) by the end of February. There will then be a vote to select the three charities to be supported. Thank you John Pascall


 

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN NEWMARKET AND DISTRICT PRAYER MEETINGS  20th February St Philip and St Etheldreda; 19th March - both at 10am. Offers of churches as venues appreciated please. Sarah Price

 

LORD OF THE DANCE. I am running a trip to see ‘Lord of the Dance’ at Milton Keynes on 27th July leaving Newmarket at 9.00 am.There are only a few tickets left at £68. Please contact me on 01638 603489 if you are interested. Janet Ramsay-Helie

 

OPEN DOOR FOODBANK.  https://newmarketopendoor.org.uk/foodbank/  Please note that the Foodbank has now moved to The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, Newmarket. CB8 8NT.   01638 561711.  Please call for advice on current needs.  Gifts of food stuffs may be made through the supermarket collection trollies, or directly to the Unit.A reminder that the Foodbank welcomes cash donations or gift vouchers (Tesco or Aldi) to help purchase more fresh foods.  Please contact the Foodbank directly or Dr Tony White: ajswhite@btinternet.com if you feel able to contribute in this way.  With grateful thanks for your kind help.

 

PRINCIPAL PARISH CONTACTS

Title name telephone
Priest in Charge Revd Liam Beadle 01638 612373 
Assistant Curate Revd Cheryl Belding 07801 499179
Parish Safeguarding Officer Christine Pearce 01638 664314
Churchwarden Derek Bryant 01638 577581 / 07706 749611
Churchwarden John Pascall 01638 578372 / 07985 791524
Lay Elders Christine Shand 01638 667788
  Patsy Edwards 01638 665343
  Sarah Price 01638 578138

For additional contacts please see the contacts page