Ickleton Fashion Show raises over £1500 for church funds

You’ve seen all the hype; been bombarded with the posters and posts and now here’s the result….a fantastic £1544 raised by the fashion show.

As well as the money, which will help us maintain our range of worship and community activities, this event also showed the great support and fellowship within the village. It was made possible by the commitment of a range of people – Glynis Hammond who organised everything, Jan Livingstone our creative director and fashion adviser, Anne-Marie Hoare the wonder networker who mobilised so many helpers, Helen Royce who managed all the money and did huge amounts of clothes sorting and Jeff Merrells and Roy Smith who manned the bar – well someone has to.

The whole event was transformed by the fabulous lighting and it’s Ray Olds who made that happen for us and we are so, so grateful.

Our eloquent compare, Patrick Bloomfield, commanded the stage and kept the fun going but the stars of the show were our models, the local people who stepped out of their comfort zones to elegantly strutted their stuff and inspired the rest of us.

There were many other helpers and volunteers, from Sara Mila on sound to our back stage crew of dressers.

Thank you all – it really was the ‘must do’ event of the year!


If you are between 9 and 13 your local churches would love you to join us at Hinxton village hall 6.00-7.30pm Sunday May 14th

Over the next few months we’ll be finding out what cutlery has got to do with talking to God and looking at questions like does God hear us when we pray and what to do if our prayers don’t get answered, using our usual mix of fun, games, clips and chat. Together, we’ll explore why, how and where we can pray…all with the help of a teaspoon BRING A FAVOURITE FOOD TO SHARE

Ickleton Sunday School, 7 May @10am: Hey Jude!

This week’s Sunday school will be the first of a new series focusing on the apostles. We are going to kick off with Jude, or Thaddaeus, and think about what his special gift as a disciple was.

We’ll have stories, an unravelling activity and some fun things to make. We’ll be using the lovely materials from Jesus without Language – a wonderful web resource packed with great activities and lessons.

So if you’re aged between 5 and 14, come along for some fun-filled Bible exploration.

Ickleton fashion show, latest items added

As the Ickleton fashion show on 13th May 2017 draws closer, we’ve been sorting through the wonderful selection of designer and high-end clothes that have been donated.

We have a range of stock – something to suit every taste and purse. We have Farhi to French Connection, Gina Baccon to The White Stuff, Minuet to Desigual, Jimmy Choo to Doc Martens – a real Aladdin’s cave of goodies!

We’ll be adding a catalogue of the donated items to the website each week so look out for the latest stuff so that when you come along you can bag that bargain!

For tickets or information on the fashion show contact Glynis on 01799 530127 or email Keena keena@hinkledux.com.

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.