Diary of forthcoming events

Dates for your diary for weeks beginning September 8th and 15th









Kettle’s On with Cheryl

St Martin




Churches Together Prayer Evening

Christchurch, Newmarket




Topical Teas

6 Queens View Exning




Silent Prayer Meeting

Call to check venue

Judy: 07540888198

Cheryl: 07801499179




Suffolk Churches Ride & Stride

St Martin




MBC Singing for Fun

Tesco Community Room




Rock Solid Youth Group

Exning Community Church Hall




Silent Prayer Meeting

Call to check venue

Judy: 07540888198

Cheryl: 07801499179



Friday 13th September: Village Cinema; Exning Community Church Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm

Saturday 14th September Suffolk Churches Ride and Stride

Sunday 29th September: Harvest Festival; St Nicholas Landwade, 3pm

Sunday 6th October: Harvest Festival; St Philip & St Etheldreda, 9.30am

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival St Martin 11 am

Thursday 10th October Joint Benefice Pilgrimage to St Albans

Friday 11th October: Coffee Morning – Pancreatic Cancer Research; St Martin, 10-12noon

Saturday 2nd November: Exning Christmas Fayre; St Martin’s & Exning Community Church Hall

Saturday 30th November: Christmas Coffee Morning at St Mary’s Newmarket

Saturday 7th December: Exning Charities Christmas Distribution/ Advent Coffee & Mince Pies; Exning Community Church Hall, 9.30am


VILLAGE CINEMA: RED JOAN Starring: Judy Dench, Sofie Cookson,   Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes. In 1938 Joan Stanley is a Cambridge physics student who falls for young communist Leo Galich and through him, begins to see the world in a new light. Working at a top-secret nuclear research facility during WWII, Joan comes to the realisation that the world is on the brink of mutually assured destruction. Confronted with an impossible question - what price would you pay for peace? - Joan must choose between betraying her country and loved ones, or saving them. Classification  12. FRIDAY 13th September 2019. EXNING COMMUNITY CHURCH HALL. Doors open at 7pm; Performance starts 7.30pm. Adults £4, Children (under 15) £3, Family ticket £12 (2adults/2children). Refreshments available.  MIKE LOVEGROVE

MBC SINGING FOR FUN  MBC starts its new season of “Singing for Fun” in Tesco Community Space on Wednesday September 18th at 8pm.  On that evening we will be singing “Songs beginning with N, O or P” It will be the usual mix of Pop, Rock, Showtunes, Country, Traditional and Folk songs accompanied on acoustic guitars. With songs from 1930 to 2011 and most decades in between, there’s something for everybody. It’s free including refreshments.  JOHN SAVILLE

SOCIAL EVENTS WORKING GROUP MEETING  7.30pm Wednesday 18th September at St Philip & St Etheldreda

PARISH EVENTS PLANNING & VOICE MEETING  7.30pm Monday 23rd  September at St Philip & St Etheldreda. Please contact JENNY KING for more information or if you require a lift. 578344

ST MARY'S MOTHERS UNION have again extended an invitation for any who would be interested to join them for their meetings. They meet once a month, alternating between Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings. There is no meeting this month. For further information please contact Sally Pascall .

PILGRIMAGE  Our next pilgrimage is to St Albans Cathedral on Thursday 10th October, leaving Newmarket at 9am and aiming to back around 5.30pm. Please speak to Janet Ramsay-Helie (603489) if interested. There will be a short talk on Alban and the Abbey after the 10am service at St Mary's on Wednesday 2nd October, to which all are welcome.  MAX DRINKWATER

ECO CHURCH  If you are interested in doing your bit to save the planet I have left at the back of the churches copies of the September Eco-Church Prayer Diary & the Green Christian Eco Newsletter.  Please take one: there are some interesting eco-facts & ideas,  prayer & bible references. CATHY

CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT ST MARTIN  Saturday 2nd December; Please contact me to book a stall.  Proceeds will go to the parish funds.  Tables are £10 to be paid in advance.  We will be selling refreshments also & cake donations would be welcome.  Many thanks.  CATHY

KETTLE’S ON TIMETABLE FOR SEPTEMBER:  9th 9.30 - 11.00 – Cheryl, 17th 9.30 - 11.00 – Cheryl, 25th 11.30 - 13.00 – Cheryl

SONGS OF PRAISE  took place on Monday 2nd September when Richard Bye led a most delightful service with the theme “The Taxman, the Carpenter and a Runner!”  Richard read 3 short stories each relating to his theme and interspersed these with lovely selection of hymns including In Heavenly love abiding, Count your Blessings and I come to the garden alone.  Afterwards everyone had time to chat while enjoying tea and homemade scones. Songs of Praise meets again on Monday 7th October when Lynnette Tonge will be leading our Harvest service with the theme “First the Farmer Sows his Seed!”.  PAM MORTER 577284

SUFFOLK CHURCHES RIDE & STRIDE  in aid of Suffolk Historic Churches Trust takes place on September 14th  9am - 5 pm. If anyone wishes to be sponsored to cycle or walk around some of the churches, I have sponsorship forms. Any money you raise will be divided between the trust and the church of your choice. In any case we will need to man St Martins Church all day - any volunteers appreciated. Thank you.              JOHN PASCALL


TOWN PASTORS  are Christians who look out for and support vulnerable people, giving assistance where appropriate, being on the street to provide a presence of friendliness and care so that people can enjoy their night out, defusing any potentially aggressive situations. Town Pastors are available to people as listeners, encouraging safe behaviour for all, and fostering good relationships between the public, the police, door staff, the local authorities and voluntary agencies. 

A ROCHA UK  is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. “This is our response to the biblical mandate to care for the earth, and a demonstration of the Christian hope for God’s world. We do this through: – practical involvement in nature conservation projects and ecological research; – campaigning on biodiversity issues; – engaging with churches, schools, communities and individuals. Part of the worldwide family of A Rocha organisations committed to conservation action as an expression of Christian mission, we work collaboratively with others who share our passion for the planet and our desire for its flourishing.”

EXILDA’S ANGELS  has been running a project to build a school in the village of Chita since it's foundation. This project is nearly complete.

NEWS & EVENTS  Whilst Cathy is away over the Summer holidays, I will still be updating the website if anyone wishes to publicise anything. Given time I may also produce a very simplified printed section for the church. Information for inclusion for weeks July 29th to September 9th can be sent to me at john.pascall@outlook.com   JOHN PASCALL


Sunday 29 September (Harvest): The Revd Canon Sally Gaze, Dean of Rural Mission Consultancy, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich 

Sally Gaze is the new Archdeacon for Rural Mission.  Bishop Martin said: “Sally has been working with us to strengthen and develop church life in our rural communities and she will now take on expanded responsibilities, including being the director for ‘Growing in God in the Countryside’ project’ with the support of national church funding”. Sally said: “It means an immense amount to be chosen for this new post. My passion has been rural mission for many years, so this new and innovative role feels like the fulfilment of a dream.  The role is simply about helping people to experience God’s love in rural Suffolk in all sorts of ways from creative worship to combatting isolation. This is not something I’ll be doing on my own though, I will be part of a gifted team.” Before she was appointed Archdeacon of Rural Mission earlier this year (and, before that, Dean for Rural Mission Consultancy in the Diocese in 2017), Sally had been Team Rector in the Tas Valley Team Ministry in Norfolk, Fresh Expressions Facilitator and Hon. Canon of Norwich Cathedral. Sally was made a Residentiary Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral on 10 February 2019 but will continue to live and work in a rural Suffolk location. Her appointment has been welcomed by Bishop Mike from the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, who said: “Sally has a proven track record of rural community engagement and of growing various kinds of worshipping communities which reach people who want to explore the spiritual side of their lives and Christian faith.” Sally, 50, is married to Chris and they have a son Matthew, 19, and daughter, Katie, 10.  JOHN HARDY