Weekly News Sheet


Fenstanton Church News  

           16th July 2017

                        Trinity 5

Services today:
Thursday : 
Next Sunday :
 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion 
 6:00 p.m. Choral Evensong
 8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
 9:30 a.m. Family Communion 


Please pray for Keith Morgan, Christine Harris, Philomena Guillebaud, Laura Whitby, Jack Wilderspin (whose health has recently improved), Amy White, Muriel Johns, Michael White, Julia Mitchell (who is now home after surgery) and Frances Parish.

We continue to pray for Thelma Gant, the Tevlin family, Barbara Myers, Kath Rolph, Charlie Darling, Mark Richardson, Rosemary Williams, Deryck Burton and Dick Lingham.

RIP: Ena Edwards, Ian Taylor’s aunt, who died peacefully on Friday morning.

FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES: 3.00pm Sunday 20th August: Odean Wecliff Davids and Emilie Penny Green.

FORTHCOMING BAPTISMS: 3.00pm Sunday 20th August: Faith Ellen Davids; 9.30am 27th August: Jessica Hewitt; 12.30pm Sunday 3rd September: Brooklyn David Steve Pearce.

RECENT BAPTISMS: Katie writes: “Thank you to everyone who supported Yangyang on her baptism last Thursday. It was a very special occasion, and she goes home to China having taken a big step on her journey of faith with a lovely link with us here in Fenstanton. Special thanks to Canon Brian Atling and to everyone for her cards, gifts and cakes baked to enjoy afterwards together.”

CHORAL EVENSONG: Gill Bathurst from Godmanchester will be standing in this evening for Liz Pinnock, who is is unwell. Keith Page writes: “As this will be Gill's first visit, I feel would be good to give her a good welcome, and encourage as many as possible to come along.”

PARISH PICNIC: Katie writes: “A lovely time was had by about 35 folks last Sunday on the Parish Picnic in glorious sunshine­čî×. We were looked after very well, with Prosecco, choc ices and cups of tea thanks to Bob and Mary Henderson – many thanks. There are a few photos to be seen at the back of church.”

DATES FOR THE DIARY: Pimm’s and Pâté on Sunday 10th September in Abbie and David Riddoch’s garden in Talls Lane. Also ‘Murder Mystery’ on 14th October (details later).

CAFFEINE CALLING?: Katie asks: “Please can everyone have a look in diaries, calendars etc and see when they could sign up to serve coffee after the Sunday service in the weeks of the summer holidays coming up. It can be a quieter time, especially for older people and it is good to be able to spend time together after worshipping together on a Sunday morning.”

MEETINGS THIS WEEK include: Monday 17th July, 1.30pm Pastoral Team at 1 School Lane; Wednesday 19th July, 8pm Church Restoration Committee in the Saunders Room; Thursday 20th July Jaffa Club, 3.20pm meeting at 11a Honey Hill for an end-of-term swimming party (please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult for the whole session; 7.30pm PCC in the Saunders Room.

FOOD BANK CHALLENGE: Harry Hucklesby writes: “At Cubs we have been learning about food banks and I have been set a personal challenge to have a collection from my friends for Godmanchester food bank. Here are the foods Godmanchester food band most needs at the moment: pasta, pasta sauce, tinned custard and rice pudding, coffee in small and medium jars, tinned vegetables eg sweetcorn, peas and carrots. There will be a collection box in the church kitchen until today (16th July) for any donations you may be able to give – thank you very much.”

ELY CATHEDRAL QUIET DAY: Bishop David will be leading this event in the cathedral presbytery on Saturday, 29th July between 10am and 3pm. A simple sandwich lunch will be available following Eucharist at 12.15pm. You can book a place for £10 through receptionist@elycathedral.org or by telephoning 01353 660300.

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