Welcome to our recent newsletter subscribers

In the last couple of weeks we have had an increase in uptake for the weekly email newsletter. So new subscribers please read on to find out how these work.

As a subscriber to the newsletter you will receive an email summary of the latest posts to the website. The email is sent automatically every Friday afternoon. Authors from the different churches ‘post’ their latest news regularly on the website. The hope is that this gives a good insight into the life of each church community. As we no longer have pew sheets the newsletter may also be the best source of information about what’s going on. Information about services can be found on the calendar page. Unfortunately, the calendar information doesn’t make it into the email newsletter so you’ll have to visit the site to check services and locations.

Simplification

The aim of sending newsletters from the website was to reduce admin burden on the vicar. All emails are generated automatically from updates to the website so reducing the manual activity. It also puts the subscriber in control of what they want to receive and if they want taken off the list.

Finding things

There are a number of tools on the website that let you find things easily. One I use a lot is the ‘quick links’ section which is on the right of the screen below ‘recent posts’. By clicking on a ‘quick link’ you’ll be taken to a list of all items related to that topic.

Newsletter feedback

It would be great to get feedback from users about the email newsletter and the website. For example does it arrive in a timely fashion and can you find what you are looking for easily? Such feedback helps us adjust what we do to match your needs. Please send any comments or observations to Keena.

 

Whittlesford Community Gospel Choir: lift your soul!

Come and hear the wonderful Whittlesford Community Gospel choir singing a range of lively gospel songs and spirituals. The choir is led by the ineffable Tina Brooks with great vigour and fun.

This concert is raising money for a number of 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.

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

All the fun of a traditional fete with a cherry on top.

Lots of food, stalls and activities making for a great day out for the whole family.

 

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.

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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.

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!

Easter craft day for young people: 2nd April @ Ickleton

We have some great plans in place for the forthcoming Easter craft day. One of the things we’re planning to do is create a stained-glass window based on our wonderful wall paintings. We’re going to do a study of the last supper panel and discover some surprising things about the images we can just about see.

Please come along – if you only want to drop in for an hour you’ll be more than welcome.

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Ickleton, Community Choir Concert

Save the date for an evening of wonderful music delivered by the Duxford Community Choir in the wonderful surroundings of Ickleton Church.