Weekly News Sheet

   News from the churches of

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

            13 January 2019

        Epiphany 2



Fen Drayton

10:30 a.m. Worship for All
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion
led by Canon Brian Atling
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
led by Philip Blunt 
3:20 p.m. JAFFA Club
Next Sunday
9:30 a.m. Ecumenical at URC
6:00 p.m. Evensong 
led by Geoff Dodgson
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion
led by Canon Brian Atling



Please pray for Gareth Harris, Christine’s son, who is still suffering pain following major back surgery, Sue Fuller, Laura Whitby, Carol Gurry, little Ben, Colin Saunderson, the Garnell family; Christina and Steve Sheppard, and their daughter, Sarah; Jessica Johnson, Mandy Woods, Jo Hitchins and Lesley Travis, of Ripponden, Yorkshire, who is a relative of a member of our regular St Mary’s congregation.

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

EMMAUS starts again this evening. Do join us at 7.00pm for coffee, discussion, reflection and prayer. We are continuing with our study of the parables. Venue: 11a Honey Hill.

ON THE 12th DAY OF CHRISTMAS: Ian Hucklesby writes: “Thanks to everyone who helped take down the church tree 🎄and decorations last Sunday – much appreciated👏.”

SOCIAL PLANNING: Ian Hucklesby writes: “Looking ahead to next month, we have our first social fundraising event of the year on Saturday 9th February, 7pm in the Church Centre – a hearty three-course dinner and sing-along, A century of song and verse. The meal will be: choice of soup, steak and ale pie with mashed potatoes, cabbage, followed by Eton mess, tea and coffee. (Please mention if you need a vegetarian option when buying your ticket) Do ask your friends along and buy your tickets ASAP to help with catering and planning; thank you. Any donations of raffle prizes would be appreciated to use at this or later events in the year.” Please see Ian for tickets (£12.50 each).

NEW VICAR: Your PCC met with our Archdeacon, the Venerable Hugh McCurdy, this week and, with our Parish Profile completed, the Bishop will advertise for a new priest for our parish from 21st January. The advertisement will appear on the Diocesan website and in The Church Times. We are aware that there are probably not hundreds of people queuing up to apply, so please do spread the word to any curates or clergy friends and other churches who may be interested. And please pray that we might find the right person to take our church forward on the path God intends. Although the appointment as priest to this parish will technically be half-time, the post will be full-time because it will include additional ‘pioneer’ ministry to new communities in our and neighbouring parishes. We hope to have someone in post during the summer, relieving Canon Brian, who is also Rural Dean of Huntingdon, of one of his many responsibilities.

COFFEE ROTA: Please do sign up on the sheet at the back of church today to make and serve coffee ☕️after our Sunday service in the coming weeks. New volunteers will be very welcome – just ask if you would like to be shown where everything is to set up etc.

COMING MEETINGS include: Pastoral Committee, Tuesday 15th January, 2.30pm in Church Centre; Restoration meeting, Wednesday 16th January, 7:45pm in Saunders Room; Jaffa Club, Thursday 17th January at 3:20pm in church; PCC, Thursday 17th January, at 7.30pm in Church Centre; Children’s Work Group, Monday 21st January, 7:30pm at Kate’s; Church Centre Committee, Wednesday 23rd January, at 7.30pm.

ANNUAL REPORT: The first report for our new parish will be published on April. Your PCC will be discussing its format next week. If you have any ideas, please talk to a PCC member before Thursday.


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