HARSTON JUBILEE PICNIC
Sunday 5 June, 1pm - 6pm
Harston Recreation Ground
Live music from Harston & Newton Primary School, Junior Prime Brass, Simply Reeds saxophone quartet, and DJ Soundbig.
Tea tent with complimentary strawberries, tea and cakes
Children’s games & activities
Pay bars: Pimms and Brewboard, plus food from No. 35 Cambridge (Mediterranean food van)
HAUXTON JUBILEE EVENTS
Friday 3 June, 12pm-4pm
Games and activities: Dog Show; Steam Train; Petting Zoo; Ferret racing; Football Darts; Lucky dip; Raffle
Food and Drink: Bar; Pimm's Stall; Jacket Potatoes; Sweet shop
Sunday 5 June, 12pm-4pm
Bring your own picnic and sit on the grass with friends and family or buy a cream tea and drinks from the Café.
Baking and craft competitions
NEWTON JUBILEE EVENTS
Sunday 5 June
Newton village green
1.30pm Pet Service
2pm - 5pm Newton Family day. Bring a picnic or enjoy the WI tea and cake stall. Games, Maypole dancing & dog show.
HARSTON PCC SECRETARY
Harston PCC is looking for a PCC Secretary. The basic requirement is to take minutes and 5-6 meetings a year. Contact Joy Richardson to volunteer or find out more
REV'D SUSAN'S ANNOUNCEMENT
I am writing to you to let you know that I am now coming to the end of my time as a vicar here in these parishes and my final service here will be on August 21st.
Aimed at young families and taking place on the first Sunday of each month at 4.15pm at St Margaret’s Newton and on the third Sunday at 4.15pm at All Saints' Harston: half an hour of exploring outside, with a story.
Rev'd Susan works two days a week, plus Sundays, for our three churches. She is also the New Ministries Lead for the Diocese of Coventry. Susan's normal days with us are Tuesdays and Wednesdays but there is flexibility between her various commitments and so she will respond to emails when she can.
Parochial Church Councils
In the Church of England the Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) are the legal governing bodies of the churches and as a body make decisions regarding each church. Harston, Hauxton and Newton PCCs consist of members of the clergy and members of the community who are on the church electoral roll. The Vicar, Churchwardens and Deanery Synod representative are all ex officio, automatically part of the PCC. The PCCs meet between 4 and 6 times a year.
Each year at the annual meeting Churchwardens, PCC members and PCC officers are elected and here are the results of the 2022 APCM elections.
Harston All Saints
Joy Richardson and Shaun Fitzgerald
Joy Richardson, Churchwarden
Shaun Fitzgerald, Churchwarden
Margaret Greeves, Assistant Churchwarden
Francis Clarke, Assistant Churchwarden and Treasurer
Norman Jones, Fabric Officer
Paru Oatey, Deanery Synod representative for the Benefice
We have two vacancies for All Saints PCC, this needs to be someone who has been on the Church electoral Roll for at least 6 months. Please apply to the churchwardens; email details are here.
Hauxton St Edmunds
Janet Lockwood and Ann Walter
Janet Lockwood, Churchwarden and Fabric Officer
Ann Walter, Churchwarden and Electoral Roll Officer
Thomas Nixon, Treasurer
Owen Jones, Fabric Officer
Sarah Martin, Verger
Carol Todd, contact for the Friends of St Edmunds 100 Club
We have two vacancies for St Edmunds PCC, this needs to be someone who has been on the Church electoral Roll for at least 6 months. Please apply to the churchwardens; email details are here.
Newton St Margaret’s
Mike Knapton, Churchwarden
Joe Oakes, Churchwarden and Treasurer
Arlette Overman, Secretary
Nina Kay, Benefice Safeguarding Officer
We have one vacancy for St Margaret's PCC, as the PCC resolved last year to have a smaller PCC than usual bearing in mind the small nature of the church. This needs to be someone who has been on the Church electoral Roll for at least 6 months. Please apply to the churchwardens; email details are here.
Rhys Wilson in concert
Saturday 11 June, 7.00pm
St Edmund's, Hauxton
Rhys Wilson singing accompanied by his guitar - brilliant and some funny songs with some popular music the audience can join in with. Not to be missed.
Refreshments will be provided. Donations gratefully received.
Covid is an aerosol-spread infection. Scientists have agreed that the spread is reduced by wearing masks, distancing of at least a metre, ensuring good ventilation and providing hand sanitiser. In church we will continue to provide ventilation, hand sanitiser and reasonably spaced chairs.
It is your responsibility to keep yourself as safe as you wish yourself and others to be.
Although masks are no longer a legal requirement you are very welcome to wear one.
If you are not wearing a mask please keep at least a metre between yourself and anyone you are in conversation with who is not of your own household.
This plan follows, and will continue to take account of, guidance from the Government and from the Church of England. We aim to act with care and common sense in protecting our congregation and others who use the church, while allowing worship and other activities to proceed as far as possible without hindrance.
The Food Hub is open every Wednesday and Saturday 11.30am - 1pm at the Harston Baptist Church to help people in our area (not just Harston) to be able to access essential food items at the community pantry and to get fresh produce from our larder that may end up in landfill. The fresh produce is available for everyone to share but the community pantry is only for people who actually need it.
In 2021 the Food Hub gave out 1,867 food bags to families and individuals in need, supporting 172 adults and 132 children in Harston, Hauxton, Newton, Foxton, Haslingsfield, Barrington, Shepreth, Melbourn, Meldreth, Trumpington, and Duxford.
Support the Food Hub with a donation to
Harston Food Hub