Weekly News Sheet

   News from the churches of

           St Peter & Paul, Fenstanton, and 
                     St Mary, Fen Drayton

          12th January 2020

       Epiphany 1



Fen Drayton

10:30 a.m. Worship for All
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion 
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:00 noon. Funeral
3:20 p.m. JAFFA
Next Sunday
9:30 a.m. Service at URC
6:00 p.m. Evensong
 9:30 a.m. Morning Praise



Please pray for Tony Astley, Roger Robinson, Angela Everitt, Paule Armstrong, Jackie Few, Mark Richardson, RLB, and Ben.

RIP: Marie Hall, who died on Tuesday and often attended Worship for all with three generations of her family. Her funeral will be at the East Chapel at Cambridge Crematorium on Tuesday 21st January at 1.30pm. Please include the family in your prayers. Also Jack Wilderspin, who died last week. Please pray for Marion and the family. His funeral, at noon on Thursday in Fenstanton church, will be followed by a private cremation at 1.30pm.

We think this week of the residents of Headlands, in Fenstanton, and The Rosary, in Fen Drayton.

Joy Saunders writes (following her recent indisposition in church): “My very grateful thanks to all my good friends who so lovingly supported me last Sunday when the disgraceful whodunnit event occurred, for which many apologies. I came home again that evening and am full of good cheer and planning our next birding outing. Bless you all for your help.” We all wish Joy a speedy return to full strength.

Emmaus meets again this Sunday at 11a Honey Hill, at 7.30pm. All are welcome to reading, praying and informal discussion. This week, we shall be looking at the church’s traditional views on the justification for war, starting with St Augustine’s examination of the problem. Do join us if you are interested in discussing this.

Parish charity 2020: Julia Mitchell writes: “As you will probably have seen, we have nine charities nominated for this year’s support. It would be really good to have a high ‘turnout’ for the voting, so do please read the information on the various nominees and make sure your vote counts! The forms, for all the charities, will be out in both churches until the end of January. Do contact me if you need any further information.”

Coming meetings: 13th January, 2.30pm Churches Together, Joy’s home; 15th January, 7.30pm PCC, Saunders Room; 22nd January, 7pm Howland 2020 meeting, Saunders Room; 29th January, 7.30pm Church Restoration Group, Saunders Room.

Fenstanton coffee rota – a plea: New people are needed to help make and serve the coffee on a Sunday morning. Several folks who have kindly done this for years now have to step back. Please speak to Katie about what is required. She explains: “Volunteers just bring the fresh milk, for which you can be reimbursed: all other supplies are kept in church. It takes about 20 minutes to set up and prepare before the service, serve immediately afterwards, and others always offer and help clear up. If just three or four new people joined the rota, you would be required only once every couple of months. A job suitable for all ages, families as well as folk who come on their own and a great way to chat to most people who enjoy the time of sharing, chatting after our worship together.”

Christmas strike: Ian Hucklesby writes: “Thank you to the ‘perfect’ (Connull's word, not ours) team of 14, who came and helped take down the big Christmas tree and church Christmas lights and decorations – a great team effort that was much appreciated.”

Whodunnit? Fenstanton Restoration committee presents a Murder Mystery evening and supper, Dig for vengeance – a murder at the allotment, on Saturday 8th February, 7pm, at Fenstanton Church Centre. Tickets are available now from Ian Huck. A relaxed evening of fun and good food. A three-course meal will be served, but please bring your own drinks. Adults £12.50; 18 years and under £7.50 In aid of Fenstanton Parish Church Restoration. Do invite friends and family along, make up a table … Please help yourself to a poster or fliers from the table at the back of church today.

Travelling Crib: Please return any posters that advertise our Crib Service to Katie.

 (Email items for inclusion to ian@fenstanton.net )