Become an Extreme Domestic Activities Quad-athlete

About a week to go until Ickleton fete on 24th June and planning is going well. We have a big bouncy castle on order, a coconut shy and the stack of Pimms and beer is building along with preparations for all the other activities.


Extreme Domestic Activities

The highlight of the whole event will be our competition to find the Extreme Domestic Activities Quad-athlete – we have 4 fab round of this competition occurring throughout the afternoon with individual prizes for each round and a grand prize for top athlete across all 4. Extreme domestic activities include:

  • Duvet wrestling
  • Peg wrangling
  • Creative napkin folding
  • Sock sorting

“This is not for the faint hearted!”

Help still needed

We are still looking for helpers and donations. We need donations for the following stalls:

  • cake and produce
  • bottle
  • toys and puzzles
  • books
  • plants
  • bric-a-brac

Please feel free to bring donations on the day or contact Keena.

Whittlesford Community Gospel Choir in concert at Ickleton

Come and hear the wonderful Whittlesford Community Gospel choir in Ickleton Village Hall on Saturday 1st July from 7.30pm.

The choir sing a range of lively gospel songs and spirituals which raise  the roof and the soul. The ineffable Tina Brooks conducts the choir with great vigour and fun so it will be a very happy and tuneful evening. All proceeds from the concert are being donated to good causes – Ickleton church, Ickleton playground and William Westley Primary School.

You’re guaranteed to leave this event feeling positive and uplifted – so it’s a great tonic for the soul. If you want to get a taste of previous events just click here.

Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for concessions (OAPs and under 12s) and can be obtained from Costcutter in Ickleton or from the online ticket site.

Ickleton fete 24th June – all the usual with a cherry on top!

The joy of a traditional fete, like Ickleton’s on 24th June, is that we have a huge range of stalls run by local people. The aim of the fete is to raise funds for the church, but equally important is having a wonderful family day out together. You can get the latest on the fete line up here.

We’ve therefore got lots of free activities – like the Cambridge University Ceilidh band – where you can come to enjoy the music or have a dance. We have a massive nearly new clothes stall where you can grab a designer bargain. Our huge range of game stalls will keep you and the children enthralled but not break the bank.

The home cooked food we offer is legendary, so whether it’s a burger and beer or tea and cake you know you’ll get something delicious.

We try to ensure that we have priced all the events and activities to be affordable while making a small profit. Please join us for a wonderful family day out while supporting the local church.

Ickleton Sunday School 4th June @10am – Pentecost

Find out about Pentecost. Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it Superman – no, even better, it’s the Holy Spirit!

At this month’s Sunday school come along and think about how the disciples felt when Jesus left then. Do you think they were confused or scared or a bit lost? Well they didn’t have long to wait before something wonderful happened when the gift of the Holy Spirit roared into their lives.

Come and find out more, reveal the hidden Holy Spirit and spin some tongues of flame.

Ickleton church hosts Duxford Forest Beavers

St Mary Magdalene church was teeming with a group of lively Beavers on Friday evening. The Beavers visited the church to do a series of activities towards their faith badge.

Activities included musical balloon prayers, prayers for the world and foil intercessions among other things. They also gave examples of things they had done to help other people. These were collected in flower drawing  and hung on branches.

The Beavers also completed a treasure hunt round the church and received their own ‘we explored St Mary Magdalene’ badges.

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