Church News

 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.