Coffee morning in aid of MS society in Ickleton on Tuesday 2 May 2017

The regular Tuesday coffee morning in Ickleton is now a standard feature of the Ickleton calendar. It’s a great opportunities to catch up with friends over a cup of excellent coffee and wonderful homemade cakes.

For some years now the May coffee morning has been run in aid of the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) society – raising on average about £200 each year.

Please come along to Ickleton church again this year between 10am and noon to have a cup of tea and some shortbread and make a donations to the MS society.

For more information on the MS Society visit there website.

Good Friday devotions

Today we spent time reflecting on Good Friday and the passion of Christ. As part of those reflections we used prayer stations to help us think and reflect – we even had a video projected onto the bare altar with a simple but powerful retelling of the Easter story.

Here are some of our other prayer stations for your reflection:

new youth service April 23rd

con·nect /kəˈnekt/ verb Bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established

CONNECT is a new monthly service seeking to do just that… Connect! to bring people (aged 9+) from all over South Cambridgeshire together, along with their families, to establish real connections with each other…and with God!

Launching on April 23rd, CONNECT is a new initiative brought about with the help of a small group of clergy, youth workers and volunteers who all want to see God’s Word brought to life through engaging music, activities, drama, games, speakers and prayer.

Over the coming months we will be looking at some of the stories Jesus told, hoping to unravel four of his parables and exploring together what these well-known – and sometimes not so well-known – stories can really mean to us today.

We will be meeting at St Andrew in Stapleford on the 4th Sunday of each month from 5.30pm, where there’ll be an informal, interactive service followed by a time of food and fellowship all together. The dates for your diary are: 23rd April, 28th May, 25th June and 23rd July – so be sure not to miss out!

This really does promise to be a fantastic gathering that we hope you can be a part of it too: it would be great if young volunteers from each parish could help .. maybe hand out books, make the drinks or play in the band. So invite your friends, invite your family and let’s join together.

Let’s CONNECT!

Fashion show in Ickleton on 13th May – come and bag a bargain!

Get ready for a night of fun and frolics at the Ickleton fashion show. The fashion show will feature pre-loved designer and high-end fashion items modelled by a set of our lovely locals. Tickets are £5 and there is a licensed bar so you can sit back, sip a drink, enjoy the show and then buy some of the wonderful bargains we’ve had donated.  So put the date in your diary 13th May, 7.30pm!

The fashion show is one of our church fundraising events for 2017 and, like our other events, it makes an important contribution to church funds. Your support for this is really appreciated. In addition to coming along you can also support by donating any of your designer clothes that you no longer want or use. We are also collecting accessories and jewellery.

For more information on donating or to get tickets contact Glynis on 01799 530127.

Pew sheet for the week beginning with Palm Sunday

The pew sheet gives a list of all the services, readings and activities going on in the three parishes of Duxford, Hinxton and Ickleton. You can read it below or click on it to open it in a new window to let you print it out.

We also have an Easter service sheet, which lists all events in Holy Week this can be found in the panel to the side.

Young people’s Easter craft day, Ickleton

The sun was shining and the children where in high spirits for our Easter craft day. Although we had low numbers of attendees we certainly had lots of fun and managed to pack in a huge number of activities. Some of these will act as prayer stations for our Good Friday devotions and everyone is welcome to drop in to Ickleton church between noon and 2.45pm on Good Friday (14th April 2017) to meditate and reflect on the children’s view of the Easter story.

You can see some of the crafts they produced here but before getting too excited you should know at all the tomb biscuits have been eaten!

Mothering Sunday – 10 am in all our churches

We’ll be celebrating Mothering Sunday in all our churches this weekend. All the services will be informal and a warm welcome is offered in every venue. In Ickleton, a church renown for its hospitality, we start with tea and cakes and then have our service.

Look forward to seeing you over the weekend.