Licensing Service for Rachel
The whole village is warmly invited to the Licensing Service of the
Rev’d Rachel Rosborough
as Priest-in-Charge of Grantchester and Newnham
to welcome our new vicar, and to mark the start of her ministry in our Parishes
7.30pm on Thursday 6th July, in Grantchester Church
Celebrations will continue in the Village Hall where drinks and light refreshments will be served.
All are invited, encouraged and welcome to attend
Concert by Corpus Choir at Granchester Church
Please join us to hear the Choir of Corpus Christi College sing
‘Choral Songs for a Summer’s Evening’
Saturday 10th June
7.00pm for a glass of Pimms served in the churchyard
7.30 – 8.30pm Choir
All Welcome, Fee
There will be a retiring collection in aid of the East Africa Drought Appeal
Thanks for decoration: Many thanks to everyone who decorated the church for Easter: it looked beautiful and was much appreciated by villagers and visitors alike. Hazel Offord
- Jumble Sale and Mini-auction: A Jumble Sale and auction will be held in the Village Hall at 2.30pm on Saturday 6th May. We need clothes, books, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, fancy goods and produce. We currently have nothing in store, so please turn your cupboards out to help us. A collection will be made from 10.00am on the day, otherwise please take your things to the Village Hall or ring Hazel Offord. All proceeds to church funds.
- Communal Room Communion: The Rev Marguerite Roberts will take a short communion service in the Communal Room, Tabrum Close, at 10.00am on Wednesday 10th May. All are welcome.
- Church Fete: The Church Fete will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 16th September, at a venue to be confirmed.
Churchyard working parties
We are very fortunate in having Geoff Larner to do a wonderful job in looking after the Churchyard so well, and perhaps you know that the three Churchyard Working Parties during the year are kindly organised for us by James and Clare Lindsay, who once lived in Symonds Lane and now live in Wimpole. There are about 12 regular attendees at the CWPs but we badly need some new helpers. Of the 12, half live outside the parish; several are approaching/over 80; several have new hips or are fairly lame; but all are very dedicated!
Would any of you who have an interest in the churchyard because you have a relative or friend buried there, or just because you value it, be able to spare a couple of hours on either Saturday 13th May (Note: this is a change from the previously announced date), Saturday 5th August or Saturday 30th September? Please come along at 2.00pm to give a hand (followed by tea).
Do any of the following jobs appeal to you? We could fit you to your favourite job:
Shrub and tree Pruning Major hedge renovation Tree Felling
Hedgecutting Tree stump removal Weeding
Major hedge renovation Grass seeding Clearing gutters
Path and border edging Selecting and planting new shrubs and plants
Please put the dates in your diaries and tell Hazel, or Caroline if you are able to come.