Parish of Exning with Landwade

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Welcome to the website of
The Parish of Exning with Landwade



EASTER MESSAGE from The Vicarage

Although Easter is a ‘moveable feast’ we always associate it with new beginnings – new-born lambs, spring bulbs, everything turning green, and the lawn in our gardens beginning to grow again. In fact our gardens suddenly come to life after being dormant all winter. This is a particular joy for me this year living in a new house and garden, with the anticipation of waiting to see what comes up, and finding out what the various shrubs are. Easter and Spring give us a feeling of optimism, as the days lengthen and we look forward to the warmer Summer weather.

The Easter Eggs that we exchange are of course signs of new birth. The original tradition was to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but of course this has largely been replaced with chocolate eggs. For Christians, Easter eggs symbolise not only the empty tomb, but also the bursting forth of the risen Christ from the tomb - just like the baby chick bursts forth from an egg.

If you are lucky enough to be given a ‘Real Easter Egg’, you will have not only a tasty chocolate egg, but also the Easter Story – reminding us that this is the most important festival of the church year – the celebration of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection from the dead. He gave his life that our sins might be forgiven, and that we might have life more abundantly (John 10 v 10).

As we celebrate Easter, by joining in our Easter Egg Hunt on Easter morning, or attending the services in Holy Week (details on this website), let’s thank God for his creation, for the miracle of new life, and for new beginnings.

For this Parish, I believe that this Easter will see the beginnings of new shoots in the life of our churches, and I look forward to seeing where God takes us in our journey following Christ, in our personal lives, in our church life, and in our involvement in the wider community.

A Very Happy Easter to you all !
Andrew Rycraft (Revd)
Priest in Charge
Parish of Exning with Landwade


Have a go at ….. the Swedish Study method for a group

*      Read the passage aloud

*      Each mark your text  independently –

* for something especially important; against something that strikes you afresh; against something that seems offensive.

*      Discuss the marks you have made. Everybody matters.

*      Ask, “What will any of us do as a result of this study?”

JOHN PRITCHARD, Former Bishop of Oxford;
taken from Christianity Magazine.

if you missed one of the previous thoughts you can see them here


The parish’s Meeting of Parishioners and A.G.M. are to be held on Tuesday 28th April beginning at 7.30 p.m., when reports relating to 2014 will be presented and elections for church wardens and P.C.C. members will be held.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please speak with Revd. Rycraft and complete the appropriate nomination form which will be available in both churches.

Please note if you wish to stand for office and/or vote at the Annual Church Meeting you must be on the Electoral Roll of the church. Please contact Patsy Edwards, Electoral Roll Officer, on 07711-348399. More info



The Exning Parish Churches part of the Church of England

Strategy Statement & Documents


Diocese of St Edmundsbury
and Ipswich

and are members of


Newmarket Churches Together

We support


Project Hope


St. Nicholas’s Hospice


Newmarket Day Centre




Newmarket Town Pastors


Newmarket Open Door





Music Builds Communities

Last updated: 29 March 2015
Contact information     Parish Office


Holy Week

Maundy Thursday Apr 2nd 6pm ‘The Lord’s Supper’ meal  with footwashing St Martin
Good Friday Apr 3rd 12 to 1pm  Quiet Hour St Philip w St Etheldreda
Good Friday Apr 3rd 2 to 3pm Good Friday Meditation. St Philip w St Etheldreda
Easter Eve Apr 4th 9pm Easter Vigil & Service of Light St Martin


April 5th ~ Easter Day



St Philip w St Etheldreda


Godly Play Easter Story & Easter Egg Hunt

St Martin


Communion for All

St Martin


Dates for your diary   (Full year)









MBC Singing for Fun



April 10th

7 for 7.30pm

Village Cinema
"100 Foot Journey"


Monday April 13th 2.30pm Songs of Praise P&E
Wednesday April 15th 7.30pm Voice  & Events Planning Meeting P&E

Take a look at the website for Exning Village:
Exning dot Net

  "Weekly News Sheet (WEN)"

* ECCH is Exning Community Church Hall and is available for hire for community and private events  MAP
"P&E" is
St Philip w St Etheldreda

Welcome to the  "Exning with Landwade website" ... which we launched in March 2008.

We hope this will be of interest to:

  • People living in the Exning & Newmarket area who may want to know more about the churches in their area, what goes on, when services take place, who to contact etc
  • Those living away from the area who may have family or church links and are interested in recent events and want to make a "virtual visit" to Exning
  • Those who have past family links and are trying to check on information on those who are buried in the Churchyard
  • ... and of course those who are members of the church family who want to keep up to date with events


Please note that if you have any comments on this website they should be directed to the Webmaster,

John Saville, at


  This website is run on behalf of the PCC of Exning with Landwade.  All web pages are Copyright PCC of Exning with Landwade as are all photographs unless otherwise indicated. Other information (e.g. maps etc) may be copyright to others as indicated. No information may be copied or reproduced without prior permission . If you have any concern that your face may appear in any photograph, please contact us. Webmaster is John Saville ( via whom permission to use information may be sought.