SBP praying banner.jpg

NEWSLETTER

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Rev Susan for being awarded her MA

TIRED AND FED UP?

Is typing in our long web address making your life a misery? We have an alternative! use hhn.church and you'll find us much quicker.

WHAT'S ON

CHRISTMAS

TREASURE HUNTERS

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.

A MESSAGE FROM REV SIMON TALBOTT, OUR RURAL DEAN

Bishop Stephen has appointed me to the post of Senior Chaplain following the appointment of Dr Hannah Cleugh as Vicar of Monkseaton St Peter in the Diocese of Newcastle. My last Sunday at Great Shelford will be 2nd January, we will move later in the month. We will be housed in Chippenham just south of Soham and within easy reach of the Bishop's Office in Ely. I will take up my new responsibilities in January.

REMEMBRANCE

On Friday last (12 November) 60 Harston residents and their guests made their way to All Saints’ church for an evening of Remembering, part of our Remembrance observances.  Seated in the spacious church on comfortable chairs, we were invited to reflect on losses, both personal and national, through poetry and prose inspired by heroism and reflecting the dreadful human cost of war.  At times we found ourselves in a sombre, reflective mood only to be lifted out of it by amusing reminiscences and anecdotes. There were moving songs, both sacred and secular, and many of us were connected with our childhood – laughing at a listing of 1950s toys and food. The range of speaking voices and the interludes of music ensured a most enjoyable programme, full of variety.

Our thanks to John Barber, Nigel Richardson, Beth Hawkins and Genevieve Wedgbury; to the Harston Music Group conducted by Luke Fitzgerald; and to Francis and Charlotte Clarke for the very popular interval wine and savoury nibbles.

The evening raised £400 for church funds.

 
Angel.png

Deanery Advent event

Quiet afternoon at St Mary & St Andrew, Whittlesford on Sat 4th December 2-5pm

Workshops: Art, Prayer & Reflection; Advent Bible Study.
Tea, cake and companionship

Advent Evensong

This is a joint Deanery project exploring Advent in different ways through art, worship, prayer, reflection and biblical discussion.


Everyone will need to register so that they can be allocated to a workshop/session.

Tickets are free and open to anyone.  They can be booked on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advent-workshop-tickets-208813265097

 
Image by Panos Sakalakis

In Conversation

at All Saints', Harston 

In Conversation is a new monthly series exploring topics of general interest and concern taking place at All Saints’ Church, Harston. Each one will be led by a practitioner in the field and the discussion will be opened up to the audience.  


7.30pm 27 January 2022

Mark Williamson, BBC

The Media: What can I tell you?


7.30pm February 24 2022

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE

Repairing the Climate


7.30pm March 31 2022

Professor Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge

Finding truths in prison 


April date tbc

Terry Waite CBE

Admission is free but please book your place. Donations in aid of All Saints’. To join us please email: allsaintsharstonbooking@gmail.com
listing your name, the topic concerned and the number of seats required.

Hot drinks and snacks will be served. 

 

HARSTON AND HAUXTON: VILLAGE AND CHURCH NEWS

The Harston andHauxton village and church magazine appears every two months and Harston and Hauxton churches have six pages allocated each time, which we use to publicise our church services and other events and to provide other material which we hope is of interest to those in our congregations and beyond. Views on what we include already and ideas about what we might include in the future are welcome; so too are contributions of up to c500 words. Please contact: Janet Lockwood (Hauxton) - lockwoodje31@gmail.com  or Nigel Richardson (Harston) – NPVRichardson@btinternet.com 

 

Newton Christmas choir

Join us as we prepare for a traditional service of lessons and carols at Newton on 19th December. Choir rehearsals are taking place across October-December and we would love to welcome new sopranos, altos, tenors and basses to the choir. 

For more information please contact Joe Oakes. There are no auditions and you are welcome to come along and give it a go to see if you enjoy it.

Rehearsals

7pm 10, 17, 31 October

7pm 21 November

7pm 5, 12 December

 

SAFETY

  • We will keep the church well ventilated. 

  • To maintain social distancing we will advise people to sit at least one metre apart.  

  • We will continue to provide hand sanitisers.  

  • We are permitted to sing provided we are sufficiently spaced apart. 

  • Holy Communion will continue to be administered with both elements, with the wafer dipped into the wine by the minister - tincture. 

  • We may share the peace at an appropriate distance from one another.   

  • We may socialise in the church providing we keep our distance from one another. 


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.

 
Food hub.jpg

Food Hub

The Food Hub is open every Wednesday and Saturday 12-2 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.

Support the Food Hub on Just Giving

Follow the Food Hub on Facebook

 

CONTACTING SUSAN

Rev’d Susan works part time as vicar for Harston, Hauxton and Newton.


Susan intends to work Monday. Thursday and Sunday on Parish work. Outside these times she will not be routinely answering emails. 


The best way to contact is by email revroses@icloud.com