Godly Play Update

Many people have asked how the Little Eds have been getting on since we moved to St Mark’s. The short answer is ‘very well!’

St Mark’s have been extremely welcoming. Many more children are now able to enjoy the richness of Godly Play, as it supports, nourishes and guides them on their spiritual journeys. The beautiful wooden Godly Play stories have found a new home in the ‘Small Hall’, which converts readily into a special Godly Play room each Friday and Sunday. On Friday mornings a new group of parents and pre-schoolers meet for Friday Story Time. On Sunday, Junior Church have been especially benefiting from their new resources.

St Mark’s will be hosting an Introduction to Godly Play day, led by Dr Rebecca Nye, on 6th June to bring Godly Play to a wider audience of parents and helpers. It is open to anyone, including people from St Edward’s: www.godlyplay.uk/courses/

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The Election of New Churchwardens

Judith Tonry and Charlie Bell will both be retiring as Churchwardens at the Patronal Festival on 22nd March. There will be a short meeting at about 12 noon on Sunday, 8th March after the morning service to elect the Churchwardens for 2015-6. Nomination papers are available from Judith Tonry (judith@tonry.co.uk) and Jillian Wilkinson (jillianwilkinson292@gmail.com).

Candidates must be nominated and seconded by electors included on the Electoral Roll, and the paper must be signed by the person nominated, indicating that they are willing to stand. Nomination papers should be submitted to Judith, as Lay Vice Chairman, prior to the meeting. If there are more than two nominations, there will be an election when only those living in the Parish and all those on the Electoral Roll will be entitled to vote.

If you would like your name added to the Electoral Roll, please get an application form and send it back to Judith, as Electoral Roll Officer.

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Services in the week beginning 01/03/2015

Sunday 01/03/2015

8 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Andrew Davison
11 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Will Lamb on ‘The Tree of Life’
2.30 pm: David Berkley lectures on the Reformation and Saint Edward’s Church, as part of Cambridge History Festival. Tickets are £5 and available from https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15154099319/
5 pm: Meditative Evening Prayer; Officiant & Preacher: Ann Kember on ‘The Road Ahead’


Monday 02/03/2015

9 pm: Taize service with Br Paolo from Taize (for more info please contact Sophie scw60@cam.ac.uk)


Wednesday 04/03/2015

7 pm:  Lent Course Session 2- Benedict of Nursia: The Word became Fleshfollowed by Compline


Friday 06/03/2015

10.30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole
Followed by our Lent Course Session 2- Benedict of Nursia: The Word became Flesh
5:30 pm: Meditation Group

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The Desert Fathers & Mothers – Become all Flame


This evening sees the beginning of our Lent course with us looking at the stories of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, particularly thinking about how they prayed and formed community.

The session will begin at 7pm and should last a little over one hour (as we will need to spend a little extra time this week learning Compline), and will be repeated on Friday after the 10:30 BCP Holy Communion.

It would be great to see you there, though each session is designed to be independent, so if you cannot make them all do not worry!

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Services in the week beginning 22/02/2015

Sunday 22/02/2015

8 am:  BCP Holy Communion; President: Andrew Davison

11 am:  BCP Mattins; Officiant & Preacher: Ann Kember preaching on the ‘The Road Ahead’

5 pm:  Meditative Eucharist; President & Preacher: Berkeley Zych preaching on ‘Faith and Persecution’


Monday 23/02/2015

9 pm: Taize service  (for more info please contact Sophie scw60@cam.ac.uk)


Wednesday 18/02/2015

7 pm:  Lent Course Session 1- The Desert Fathers and Mothers: Become all Flame, followed by Compline


Friday 27/02/2015

10:30 am: BCP Holy Communion; President & Preacher: Alan Cole
Followed by our Lent Course Session 1 – The Desert Fathers and Mothers: Become all Flame

5:30 pm: Meditation Group

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Looking ahead to Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter

The Rev’d Canon Huw Jones, Dean’s Vicar at Gonville and Caius College and our Rural Dean, will be with us during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday, when he will preach, officiate and preside at the following services:


Palm Sunday (29/03/2015)
11 am: BCP Holy Communion with palm procession

Maundy Thursday (02/04/2015)
6 pm: BCP Holy Communion with the washing of feet

Good Friday (03/04/2015)
1 pm: A service of poems and readings
2 pm: BCP Holy Communion from the reserved Sacrament

Easter Sunday (05/04/2015)
BCP Holy Communion

More details to follow

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Ash Wednesday & Lent

Ash Wednesday 18/02/2015

There will be a Eucharist with the imposition of ashes at 6:00 pm at which Andrew Davison will preside.


Lent Course

This year’s Lent Course is being organised by Br Chris, looking at different forms of monastic prayer in the Christian tradition. Sessions will be running on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm, followed by Compline and repeated on Friday mornings after the 10:30 am Holy Communion. Each session will be designed to stand alone, so everyone is invited to any and all of the sessions.

25/27th February:  The Desert Fathers and Mothers – Become all flame

4/6th March:  Benedict of Nursia – The Word became flesh

11/13th March:  Julian of Norwich: All shall be well

18/20th March:  Francis of Assisi: Poverty into joy

25/27th March:  Ignatius of Loyola: God of surprises

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