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Coffee and Chat

Thursday 4 July at 7.45pm

6 High Street, Harston

St Francis and the Franciscans

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Family Fun Day

Saturday 13 July, 2pm - 5pm

All Saints’, Harston


Lots of activities for all the family including

Parachuting teddies - come and make a parachute

Help decorate our craft tree

Make a mocktail

Selfie Art - Glitter, tattoos and dressing up provided

Treasure Hunt in the Churchyard

Strawberries and shortbread

Ice creams

Teas and coffees.


Entrance £2. Under 16s free.

Lucky programme prizes and raffle




Around the Deanery

22 June, Stapleford Choral Society summer concert: Elgar's The Music Makers. They will be joined by the Academy of Great St Mary's orchestra who will also perform Weber's Der Freishutz overture, Albinoni's Adagio, and some short pieces by Mozart, making up a wonderful evening of music! Tickets £12, under 16's are free. Tickets are available in advance from ADC Box Office or on the door.

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Come and sing Choral Evensong

Sunday 28 July, All Saints', Harston

Directed by Luke Fitzgerald, organist at Coventry Cathedral.

2.30pm rehearsal

Strawberry tea from 4.30pm

6pm Evensong

Includes music from the beautiful Schubert setting of Holy, Holy, Holy to the great SS Wesley’s Blessed be the God and Father and some Taizé style contemplative music by Margaret Rizza.


No previous experience necessary

All ages are welcome

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Sacred and Secular

Saturday 20 July, 6pm

A Summer evening of music and refreshment.

Tickets are £30 and include buffet meal and drinks. The concert will take place in St Margaret’s church and the Village Hall with an auction following the concert.

Mandy's Musings

I have recently been at a conference in London which was a nice change of scenery although an exhausting day. The focus for the conference was 'growing younger'. No... this was not advertising some wonder cream that stopped the ageing process, more's the pity (!), it focused on how our church communities can encourage the young and be places where all generations can worship together. It's not easy when statistics say that only 48%* of the UK would call themselves Christian and of that 48%, only 6% would say that they are 'practising Christians' and therefore regular churchgoers.The conference had a number of good and lively speakers that had stimulating and encouraging stories about how they have worked in their church communities and had growth amongst their young people. However, the most stimulating part of the day for me was the end when we were given a short reflection on the well known passage where Jesus stays in the Temple in Jerusalem and is effectively 'lost' to his parents. The speaker gave examples of three women in the bible who found themselves in unexpected situations - Hannah, Elizabeth and Mary. I won't go into their individual stories now but each of these women found themselves having to take a different turn in their lives because of the sons they bore. It was unexpected but each of them surrendered to what happened to them. Life can throw us all kinds of curveballs and bolts out of the blue that we aren't expecting. I wonder how much we can be a Hannah, an Elizabeth or a Mary and surrender to what lands at our feet? All of these women also experienced God's grace and strength when it got tough and so we too, anti-ageing wonder cream not withstanding , can all rely on God's grace and strength when we have to deal with an unexpected turn of events.


Every blessing,


Mandy


* Talking Jesus report, 2022, copyright 2023 Evangelical Alliance, Church of England and Hope Together

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NEWSLETTER

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Food Hub

Wed & Sat 11.30-1.00pm in Harston Baptist Church email: harstonfoodhub@gmail.com

Harston Community Foodhub has two separate sections that operate in different ways and have different aims.

FOOD BANK
The ‘Food Bank’ provides emergency food support to residents of Harston and the surrounding villages
(mainly Hauxton, Foxton, Newton, Haslingfield, Barrington and Shepreth). It is part of a network of food banks that operate in South Cambridgeshire. Bags of non-perishable food are made up using food donated or bought with donations. Support from the food bank is intended to help people through a crisis.

FRESHFOOD LARDER
The ‘Fresh Food Larder’ distributes fruit, vegetables and bread and is part of an initiative that helps to avoid food waste. Donations of surplus stock are picked up from local supermarkets and farm shops by volunteers (often the night before) or brought in by local growers. Whilst much of the food is collected by people visiting the food bank, food from the fresh food larder is available to everyone no matter where they live or the circumstances they are in.

Ways to support the Foodhub


By making food donations - at the hub or in designated containers outside the Baptist Church, at Harston Primary School or the Harston shop.

By donating money to our bank account:
Harston Community Food Hub 
Lloyds Bank
Sort code 30-99-50
Account number 11912862
or the village shop collection tin or via JustGiving (see our Facebook link)


By volunteering: contact them on harstonfoodhub@gmail.com

By using it.

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Trumpington Memory Cafe

Every third Wednesday of the month,10am-12 noon at The Pavilion, Paget Road, (opposite Anstey Way), Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9JF

Run jointly by Trumpington Parish Church and the Rotary Club.

A place where people with varying forms of memory loss can visit with their carers and support each other and have fun. Call 01223 840268 to book a place and please give your name(s).

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Free admission to Ely Cathedral

All electoral roll members are eligible for a free pass to Ely Cathedral. If you would like one, please fill in this form and ask Mandy or a churchwarden to sign it. You can then present the form at the Cathedral to get your pass. 

MISSION PLAN

You can read the Benefice Mission Plan here.

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