Dates for your diary for weeks beginning June 9th and 16th









Churches Together Prayer Evening

All Saints, Kirtling




Topical Teas





Drop In After-School Session

St P&E




Rock Solid





Village Cinema





Bible Study

4 Church Close, Exning





Drop In After-School Session

St P&E





MBC Singing for Fun

Tesco Community Room





Rock Solid






Kettles On

St Martin





Exning Duck Races

St Martin’s Churchyard / Exning Stream, Church Lane



Begins 22nd until 27th

Jigsaw Festival

St Mary’s Church, Newmarket




Tuesday 11th June: Churches Together Prayer Evening; All Saints, Kirtling, 7.30pm

Friday 14th June: Village Cinema, 7pm for 7.30pm – Exning Community Church Hall

Saturday 22nd June: Exning Duck Races; Churchyard & Stream, from 12noon

Saturday 22nd – 27th June: St Mary’s Jigsaw Festival

Saturday 13th July: Exning Sale Trail; 9am – 2.30pm, details to follow

Saturday 2nd November: Exning Christmas Fayre; St Martin’s & ECCH


KETTLES ON  During the summer months when St. Martin’s is open the Clergy team plan on occasions to spend some time in the Church with the ‘kettle-on’ for tea / coffee. It is hoped this will give all people from the area an opportunity to drop in and perhaps meet with visitors to the Church. This may be for several reasons;- a chat, to discuss weddings or christenings, to get to know each other better, to arrange a pastoral visit or simply to get the clergy to make tea or coffee for you – (a kind of reverse ‘more tea vicar!). Whatever the reason we would like to trial this for the summer. There will be a time-table in the church and on notice boards which we will endeavour to keep to but of course circumstances may mean this will be altered or extra dates added so please keep a check on the time-table. We hope that you will be able to pop along during these times for a quick hello or longer it is a ‘drop in and out’ as you wish. We look forward to seeing you.  ALL THE CLERGY

KETTLES ON TIMETABLE FOR JUNE  Friday 21st June – 11.30am-1pm (Jeremy), Monday 24th June – 1.30-3pm (Cheryl).

VILLAGE CINEMA – ALL IS TRUE  Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian  McKellen.  The year is 1630: Shakespeare is acknowledged the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground and devastated. Shakespeare returns to Stratford where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his son Hamnet he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. Rated 12a. FRIDAY 14th June 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  The next session will take place on Wednesday June 19th at the Newmarket Tesco Community Space starting at 8pm.  So if you enjoy singing, even (or especially) you think you can’t, do come along. We’ll be singing “Songs about Travel” with an informal “Sing-a-long” accompanied on acoustic guitars. It’ll be a mix of Pop, Rock , Showtune, Traditional and Folk songs. There will be songs from the 1600s to 2006 and will include songs from walking to space travel. Friendly welcome, It’s free including refreshments. No need to book – just come along. More info from   JOHN SAVILLE 01638-604246WORLINGTON SWIFT FESTIVAL  Thursday 27th June 2019 at All Saints Church Worlington, 6pm till dusk. Parking available. Watch the Swifts in the boxes via CCTV. Speakers: Judith Wakelam – Worlington Swifts; Introduction / Andy Clements – CEO British Trust for Ornithology / Dick Newell – Action for Swifts.  Stalls & Light Refreshments.

DUCK RACES SATURDAY 22ND JUNE  We are looking forward to seeing lots of families for the Duck Races. A good event needs lots of help, so if you are free and able we would be pleased to have more people to set up beforehand  from 9.00 in the morning. Offers of prizes for Patsy’s Tombola, and more help from 11.30 till 2.30 to man some games which the children enjoy would also be lovely. Looking forward to some fun and fund raising. Every £1 raised will be match funded x17 and be used to relieve children in Kenya affected by HIVAids, through Christian Aid.  JAN LOVEGROVE

LET’S GO QUACKERS!!  It’s June and while the ducks are now in the final weeks of training for their races, the Tombola stall is lining up for a good show on 22nd June.  BUT – it won’t be a success without YOUR help!  Prizes needed please; duck-themed would be fun, but any nice prizes are welcomed!  Thank you!  PATSY EDWARDS 665343

CHINA & SOFT TOYS NEEDED PLEASE  This is for the Duck Races China Smash & Soft Toy Tombola. Thank you.  CATHY WHITAKER

EXNING SALE TRAIL – DATE FOR YOUR DIARY  There will be a village Sale Trail in Exning on Saturday July 13th from 9am till 2.30pm in aid of the Parish and Newmarket Day Centre. Residents who want to sell unwanted  items from their homes or gardens, can register for a small fee and be entered on a map available at the hall. Anything can be sold and all proceeds go to the sellers. The  hall will be open for refreshments and further stalls including a China Stall and Cake stall run by the  church. Help on the day will be welcome, as well as baked contributions. The event will be widely advertised online and we hope for an enjoyable and successful fund raising event.  JAN LOVEGROVE, SALLY PASCALL, JENNY KING, AND LESLIE GILL


THE ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN OF ST MARTIN’S Church is to be held on Saturday 6th July, beginning at 10am for about two hours.  Everyone is welcome to come along to help, any time you are able to give will be much appreciated.  VANESSA HOOLEY


PARISH VOICE AND EVENTS PLANNING MEETING  Monday 8th July, 7.30PM at St Philip & St Etheldreda. Everyone welcome. This meeting is a chance to discover what’s planned for the coming months, advertise your event, request/or offer help.  If you are unable to attend but would like your event included in the parish programme, please send details. The ‘Voice’ part of the meeting is an opportunity to express concerns, or offer encouragement about things going well.  For more information or if you require a lift, please contact:  JENNY KING 578344.


FOODBANK NEEDS  Thank you for your continued support. We are currently in urgent need of:-

Loo rolls

Small bags sugar

Small jars instant coffee

Semi-skimmed long-life milk

Tinned meat (esp Fray Bentos type pies)

Tinned vegetables (]not tomatoes)

Cook in sauces for pasta or curry

We currently have plenty of cereals, pasta, rice, baked beans and soups

Any help that you can offer would be very gratefully received


CHRISTMAS WORKING GROUP!  I’m looking for people to assist me with the planning of events at Christmas – a Christmas Fayre & the Christmas Advent Windows.  Please do get in touch.  CATHY WHITAKER

ADVANCE NOTICE!  Just to make you aware in advance that there will be no Events & News section from 29th July 2019 until 9th September 2019.  Please think ahead and let me have any forward notices that you may wish to be put out before then.  Worship Sheets will be produced in advance for each week; although the Prayer Lists won’t be amended during that time of course.  CATHY WHITAKER

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



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.



LANDWADE EVENSONG – JUNE 30th  PEN-PORTRAIT OF Canon Tim Alban-Jones  Formerly vicar of Soham St Andrew's, Tim is now the Bishop of Peterborough's chaplain, and will be coming to preach at Landwade evensong on 30 June. Born near London, Tim lived his early life in the home counties and South Wales before moving to South Africa for three years.  The family returned and settled in Gloucestershire where Tim and his twin brother went to Wycliffe College.  On leaving school at 17 Tim spent some time in the USA before his degree in history at the University of Warwick.  He went straight from university to Ripon College Cuddesdon where he spent three years preparing for ordination. Tim was ordained in Hereford in 1988 and served his curacy in the parish of St Paul's, Tupsley where he met and married his wife Cathy, a Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care.  From there he became a Team Vicar in the Ross-on-Wye Team Ministry with responsibility for four very rural parishes. After just over seven very happy years Tim and his family moved to Soham where they have spent the last fifteen years.  During his time in Soham, the parish was thrown into the media limelight with the murder of the two school girls.  He was awarded an MBE in recognition of his 'service to the community'. He has also served on General Synod, as a Rural Dean, Warden of Readers and chair of the House of Clergy as well as various other diocesan committees. Tim and Cathy have three children aged between 25 and 19. Tim's interests include music, cooking, liturgy and reading.


The preachers are as follows:

Sunday 28 April: The Revd. Dave Butcher Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Sunday 26 May (Rogation Sunday): The Very Revd Joe Hawes, Dean of St Edmundsbury

Sunday 30 June (Trinity 2): The Revd Canon Tim Alban-Jones, Chaplain to the Bishop of Peterborough

Sunday 28 July (Trinity 6): The Revd Andrew Rycraft

Sunday 25 August (Trinity 10): Canon Roy Tricker, Suffolk church historian

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