Coming Up

Currently Known for 2017

See also our     “Calendar”

Sunday evening youth group: starts again in September. Contact Zac.

Trumpington Mothers’ Union are having a Coffee Morning on 15 August to support the ‘Summer of Hope’ national appeal.  Stapleford MU has raised £176 to support the campaign to help projects in Branches  overseas.

For more information click  Thursday communion: there will be no 9.30 am communion on Thursday 17 August.

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News and Needs

MU Mary Sumner Day:  Stapleford branch members enjoyed a lovely tea party on Mary Sumner Day (9 August) at member Janet Ellis’s house.  Click to expand picture



Church of England Children’s Society Boxes.  From Janet Johnson: “Another bumper result!  £470.17 from the second box collection making a total of £932.73 since last September.  Well done.”

Baptisms: diocesan authorised lay ministry baptism course run this Sept & Oct. Incredibly useful ministry preparing families for baptism. Speak to Simon.

Our next churchwarden: Could it be you? Pick up a leaflet and pray.

Confirmation: Any adults or young people thinking about being confirmed?

Baptism &/or admission to communion: Any children aged 7+ interested?

Church calendar: The church calendar is always available on our website. Do check it out. We also try to put what is coming up on here well in advance. Apologies when we fail! If you have anything to add to it, let Jeannie, Simon, Felicity or Sue know.

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APCM & Election Results

At the APCM on Monday 18th April, Sue Brown and Felicity Cooke were elected as churchwardens for the coming year, with Chris Cooper and Judith Lee continuing to serve as their deputies.  Sue and Felicity will be sworn in by the Archdeacon at  Haslingfield   on     10th May at 7:30pm
The following people were elected to serve on the PCC:
Jeannie Green (serving for 2 years), Chris Cooper, Lesley Ford, Clare Kerr & Jacqui Watkins (all serving for 3 years)
Jeannie was appointed PCC secretary, Anne Gibbs treasurer, & Rob Needle vice chairman
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Nachingwea Palm Sunday

Greetings from Nachingwea.  Palm Sunday in Nachingwea specially the procession

Palm Sunday 2016Click to enlarge

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Open House and Garden 2016: fund raising for a new school

Nachingwea Update

During his recent visit to Stapleford, Bishop James Almasi spoke about his project to build a  boarding school for girls from Southern Tanzania. The proposed school – St Catherine’s, Namasakata, will provide high quality secondary education for girls of all faiths and none.

This is a most ambitious project, which meets an urgent need and will be of direct benefit to girls from Nachingwea as they pursue their studies.  It will add to the work the Link is already doing to support girls education by providing a  safe place for study, for living and for recreation; a place of security to live, to learn and to grow.

The  open house and garden at 57-61 London Road this year on Monday 30 May (the late spring bank holiday), will raise funds to support the building of the new school and all are invited to see the gardens and have coffee and lunch. Watch the next Messenger for details.

Steve Jones

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—- to everyone who worked so hard to make Easter 2016 such a memorable celebration:
to the children’s activity people on Good Friday; to the cleaners & flower arrangers; to the breakfast cookers & washers up on Easter Sunday; to readers, music makers & bell ringers; to the service sheet copier; for the flowering cross; and above all, to Simon and Pam.

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Red Hens Thank You …..

The sale of ‘red hens’ during Advent has raised in excess of £300 for the Red Hen Project, and donations are still coming in.  Many thanks for supporting this local charity in its work with children and their families who experience barriers to learning.

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Thank You – from the Link Committee

Thank you for your donations to the Masasi Diocese fund. The total raised translates into 80 ‘honorary parishioners’ of St Andrews, Nachingwea for 3 years.

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Nachingwea Christmas Fair

9.30am – 1pm, Saturday 5th December

WANTED: bottles, unwanted gifts, jewelry, Christmas decorations, sweets, good condition teddies etc. – but NO JUMBLE PLEASE

A box will be in the porch for contributions or contact Julie Moy

Please do support this family event. Thank you.

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MU – Inspired for the Future

Click “Festival Commissioning Service” for more information

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