Weekly News Sheet

   News from the churches of

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

              11 November 2018


Services Fenstanton Fen Drayton


10:00 a.m. Remembrance Service,
led by Rev Clifford Owen
11:00 a.m. Act of Remembrance at
war memorial.
10:50 a.m. Act of Remembrance at
the war memorial and refreshments 
in church.
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
led by Philip Blunt 
3:20 p.m. JAFFA
12:00 noon Communion and lunch
at Church Centre led Canon B Atling
7:30 p.m. Teenage Christians
Next Sunday :
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion,
led by Canon Jonathan Young 
6:00 p.m. Sung Evensong, 
led by Geoff Dodgson
9:30 a.m. Morning Praise, led by
Harvey Marshall.


Please pray for Carol Gurry, little Ben, Colin Saunderson, the Garnell family; Christina and Steve Sheppard, and their daughter, Sarah, Angela Everitt, Jessica Johnson, and Marjorie Walker, her sister Rosemary and their families, Mandy Woods and all those undergoing tests and investigations at this time, and Anne Groome, who is home from hospital recovering from a planned hip replacement operation. Please also pray for Sue Fuller, whose cataract surgery is scheduled for Monday 26th November. And for Graham Riley and his family, following the recent sudden death of his father.

We continue to pray for Laura Whitby, the Tevlin family, Kath Rolph, Charlie Darling, Mark Richardson, Deryck Burton, Dick Lingham, Kate Williams, Sylvenna Halls, Marie Hall and Amy White.

RIP: Peter West, long-serving parish councillor, who died in Hinchingbrooke Hospital on Thursday evening last week after an operation. Funeral arrangements when known.

JAFFA CLUB will meet on Thursday 15th November at 3.20pm in Fenstanton church, and TC on Friday 16th November at 7.30pm in the Church Centre.

EMMAUS: Provisional future dates are: 25th November and 9th December.

NIKI’S LICENSING AS LAY MINISTER: She writes: “I’d like to thank you again, my lovely church family, for all the love, support and prayers I have received for my licensing last month. Thank you to all who were able to join me in the Cathedral, and for the beautiful cake and snacks we had with our fizz and coffee after the service in Fenstanton on Sunday morning. I’ve been overwhelmed by all the cards, texts, emails, phone messages and gifts I have received. Thank you also for the extremely thoughtful gift of a silver pyx, to hold the consecrated host for home communion, which I hope to be able to use for many years to come. I will treasure it. I really am truly blessed to be part of this wonderful community.”

KERALA APPEAL: We have received a letter of thanks from Christian Aid for our support for the emergency appeal. It is pinned up at the back of Fenstanton church.

MURIEL JOHNS RIP: Following her funeral last week, Brian Johns (Muriel’s son) thanks everyone for their support and donations, which amounted to £360. He has sent off £170 to Cancer Research, £165 to motor neurone disease research and a cheque that was made out to Myotonic Dystrophy. Harvey has yet to hear when he will be interring Muriel’s ashes.

URC NOVEMBER FAYRE: On Saturday 17th November from 2.00pm Fenstanton United Reformed Church is holding a November Fayre, gifts, books, puzzles, tombola, raffle and lots more. Jean Ding urges: “Please come along and support us.”

FENSTANTON CHARITY FOR 2019: The nomination list is out at the back of Fenstanton church. Julia Mitchell writes: “This coming year it will be for a ‘home’ charity and, as usual, we shall try to support a lesser-known one rather than a large national organisation. Please nominate over the next three weeks, and I shall sort out information about the nominees for voting at the end of the month.”

SYLVIA SHAYLOR writes: “I would like to say a big thank you for the unexpected gift of an invitation to have High Tea at Carriages. I took my 15-year-old grand-daughter with me, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our tea and agreed it was naughty but very, very nice. Many thanks to my family of friends at Fenstanton Parish Church for their very generous gift.”

CAROLINE STEVENS invites you all to help her celebrate her 50th birthday by joining her at a bring-and-share lunch in the Church Centre on Sunday 18th November between 12.30 and 3.30pm. Please sign up on the sheet in Fenstanton church and indicate how many are coming and what food you will be bringing. Drinks will be provided. No presents please, she insists.

MULLED WINE EVENING: Saturday 1st December at Hall Green Farm, Fenstanton, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50, including mulled wine and an extensive festive buffet. Please see Gill Henderson to buy tickets or offer to help provide food. Donations will also be welcomed for the traditional bottle tombola – anything from Champagne to ketchup, whisky to soda, water to wine. All welcome.

EASY FUNDRAISING: Julia Mitchell writes: “Christmas is now only six weeks away. Online shoppers will spend up to £800 in the run-up to Christmas, so now is the perfect time for us to find new supporters for the Fenstanton Parish Church Restoration Fund. We’ll get a £5 donation for every supporter that joins and goes on to raise their first £5 with easyfundraising at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2P9PEA/1W1CKH. Please consider signing up: it is easy to use, and it not only costs you no extra money, but it makes a real difference to our fundraising.

COMING MEETINGS: Fabric Committee, Wednesday 14th November, 7.45pm, Saunders Room; PCC, Tuesday 20th November, 7.30pm, Saunders Room.

DIARY DATES: Christingle and tea on Sunday 2nd December at 5pm. Toy service (10.30am) followed by Christmas lunch (from 12.30pm) on Sunday 9th December.

POWER OF THE PRESS: The two Searchlight intercession books that had been missing for some weeks have now been returned, thanks to an appeal in these columns jogging the memory of one of our readers. Greater joy in heaven etc!

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