PRAYER GROUP Andrew & Rosemary Rycraft host a weekly prayer group on Fridays at their home at 19 Cardigan Street, Newmarket starting at 9.15am. The format is primarily silent prayer for about half an hour, followed by Coffee and generally home-made cakes! Everyone is welcome. If you haven’t tried it before, why not come along one Friday and see what you think? You can just turn up, but if you want to let Andrew & Rosemary know that you are coming, please phone them on 01638 665421.

RETIREMENT - A MESSAGE FROM REVD.JOHN HARDY Dear Friends, After much reflection and thought, particularly after losing Liz, I realise I’ve reached a fork in the road regarding my current job. I have therefore decided to retire from parish work at the end of September 2022 in order to further my other interests and hobbies. I plan to take leave from Monday 5 September for the remainder of the month (rather than taking a month’s leave in May as I had originally planned). So I’m expecting my last service to be a celebration of St Mary’s patronal festival on Sunday 4 September, 10 am. At this stage, I’d simply like to record my thanks to you all for your hard work and unswerving loyalty over a number of years, and to wish all the parishes well for the future. Yours sincerely, and God speed, Revd John Hardy

LIGHT A CANDLE  By lighting a virtual candle, you're making space to pray.  You can light a candle online to pray for yourself, for a loved one or for a situation on the Church of England website

PRAYER WALL  St Edmundsbury Cathedral offers an online Prayer Wall where you can choose to light an online candle.  Each day one of the Cathedral Clergy will pray these prayers.  For details please visit

OFFERINGS TO THE CHURCH VIA STANDING ORDER . Here are the details if you would like to set up a regular payment through your bank to the parish. If you wish to gift aid your payments, please let me know & I will send a gift aid statement to you if you haven’t already done one.

Account Number: 44358318

Sort Code: 60-15-47

Account Name: Exning PCC

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